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Establish yourself as a mogul to be reckoned with as you work your way up the ranks of the railway industry in this strategy game. Expand your domain across continents and a changing global marketplace.

Build the Transcontinental Railway or the Orient Express. Run Steam train through the jungles of Africa, or electric trains through the Swiss Alps. Run your competitors out of town on a rail.

An 18 scenario campaign lets you re-create history's greatest railroading feats and failures.

Your wealth can be built up with a sophisticated stock market with margin buying, short selling, and hostile takeovers.


Railroad Tycoon II Windows Selecting cargo and wagons.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Building information
Railroad Tycoon II Windows Selecting engines.
Railroad Tycoon II Windows A busy port

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Alternate Titles

  • "铁路大亨2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Tielu Daheng 2" -- Simplified Chinese title

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User Reviews

An excellent sequel to an excellent game Windows James Walter (284)
A minor disappointment Windows Rasmus Jelsgaard (2)
A good game but not worthy of the name Railroad Tycoon 2 Windows Heikki Sairanen (115)
The ultimate follow-up of the ultimate railroad simulation game. Windows Baxter (41)
Just not quite good enough Windows William Shawn McDonie (1180)

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Privat Computer PC Windows 1999 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Mar, 2000 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Games Finder Windows Oct 05, 2013 8 out of 10 80
macHOME Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Gry OnLine Windows Sep 14, 2001 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Feb 11, 2000 6 out of 10 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
china scenario 2 chirinea (46466)
Jun 26, 2007



Although the name suggests this is a sequel to the famous Railroad Tycoon from MicroProse, it is technically not a sequel. PopTop developed the game completely independent of the old game, and changed the title to Railroad Tycoon 2 when they obtained the rights to the name from MicroProse.

Phil Steinmeyer says that the train graphics were created by "photographing relatively cheap model trains rather than hiring a horde of artists to create them in a program like 3D Studio Max".


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    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Economical Strategy Game in 1998

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