Railroad Tycoon II: Platinum
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Railroad Tycoon II Platinum is the ultimate edition of Railroad Tycoon II. It includes:
Credits (Windows version)
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|Platinum Edition Programming|
|Additional Platinum Edition Mapmaking|
|[ full credits ]|
Average score: 85% (based on 1 ratings)
Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)
Being my first introduction to the Railroad Tycoon series, I had few expectations, especially since I grabbed it from the price-buster bin at Comp USA. This thing sat around on my desk for a month before I installed it. All I can say is "WOW", this game pak is incredible. The graphics are beautiful, the game play is excellent. I've only played one scenario (several times before I finally figured out how to make money), but I can see the great variety of options throughout.
Along the lines of the hallowed Sim City series, this is a sim game that really challenges you to think, plan and execute strategic and tactical moves throughout the entire gameplay. It's interesting, historical and a whole lot of fun.
Very highly recommended.
So far, I haven't seen anything I don't like. It is a bit challenging to learn, but it is do-able and rewarding.
The Bottom Line
Railroad Tycoon Platinum is a compilation of the many Railroad Tycoon game offerings. Your job is to run a railroad empire. You've got money and the ability to purchase things like engines, train stations, hotels, post offices, etc,. To make a profit, you need to make these assets produce cash, which means you need to strategically connect areas on the map that supply, or demand, various goods & services that can only be provided via rail transport. If you send the wrong goods to a station, nobody will buy them, and you eat into your cash reserves just managing your assets. The trains don't run for free! You've got to maintain them, upgrade them, upgrade & maintain track, maintenance buildings, hotels, restaurants, etc.
If you like sim games, and if you like trains, you will LOVE this version of Railroad Tycoon!
Windows · by Kat_Girl (7) · 2004
|Ecuador & Peru scenario doesn't have troop cars||Bruce Showalter||Sep 23rd, 2007|
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Game added December 9th, 2002. Last modified November 2nd, 2023.