Railroad Tycoon II PC

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 86
  2. Negative: 6 out of 86

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  1. JohnS.
    Jun 11, 2007
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    This game is rubbish. Extremely boring, ugly interface. I don't recommend it, unless you really REALLY love trains.
  2. Oct 22, 2013
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    This isn't the worst game I have ever played but it's on that it's on that list. I mean, i see why people gave this a high score and i get it, nostalgia. That's what it is, nostalgia. I for one am rating this based on the game itself. It's not what i'd consider a "good" game. It has pretty good graphics (for it's time) but that's about it.

    First of all, the controls, interface, and
    This isn't the worst game I have ever played but it's on that it's on that list. I mean, i see why people gave this a high score and i get it, nostalgia. That's what it is, nostalgia. I for one am rating this based on the game itself. It's not what i'd consider a "good" game. It has pretty good graphics (for it's time) but that's about it.

    First of all, the controls, interface, and graphics style is extremely confusing. I can't even get through an entire game without getting a headache.

    Second, the narrator.
    This guy is so annoying that he will make you want to tear your ears off of your head,
    no kidding.

    Third, HORRIBLE menu screen
    The menu screen is absolutely horrible. It makes you want to throw up on your PC monitor. Everything is disorganized and will make you scratch your head thinking, "Why Did I Buy This Game?".

    This game is not horrible (for graphics and nostalgia reasons) but it is pretty bad. It's not one of those games you just go and pick up on steam, it's one of those games you should have bought in 1998 when it first came out.
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Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. This game requires an extensive amount of time to understand as its realism is unsurpassed by any other strategy game in the same genre.
  2. Playing Railroad Tycoon II is an emotional experience bringing back memories of Lionel trains and Christmas mornings long past and staring at Lionel catalogs and dreaming.
  3. One of the few instances where the sequel outperforms the original. If you are even remotely interested in strategy games, you owe it to yourself to give this one a stab.