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  • Summary: Includes 25 Six Flags roller coasters from 5 different locations, including Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Great Adventure. Create your own incredible roller coasters using the all-new Roller Coaster Designer. Trade creations and challenge other RollerCoaster Tycoons worldwide onIncludes 25 Six Flags roller coasters from 5 different locations, including Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Great Adventure. Create your own incredible roller coasters using the all-new Roller Coaster Designer. Trade creations and challenge other RollerCoaster Tycoons worldwide on rollercoastertycoon.com. Push the limits with new roller coaster types, including Giga Coaster, Spinning Wild Mouse, Inverted Impulse Coaster and more. Customize your park with new and unique themes, including Giant Garden, Wild West, Pirates and more! [Infogrames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Gives new meaning to depth. [Dec 2002, p.149]
  2. The colors look relatively poor, and the camera still cannot be moved in 3D; this is one of the worst flaws of the game as it actually affects gameplay.
  3. Long story short, if you own the first RCT and its two expansions, then you already own about 80 percent of RCT 2. [Holiday 2002, p.97]
  4. True tycoons out there needn't waste their money. You've been on this ride before.
  5. There's not enough new content here to justify a standalone release.
  6. A good game, if not ground-breaking like the original. [Jan 2003, p.108]
  7. If at first you succeed, don't change a thing. That could be the motto of Chris Sawyer's RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, a sequel that is essentially the exact same game as its predecessor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 4 out of 44
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    10
    One of the five games I'm ever going to give a 10. This game has infinite replay value along with a great community for creations. I stillOne of the five games I'm ever going to give a 10. This game has infinite replay value along with a great community for creations. I still play this game weekly at the least. Expand
  2. BigAl
    Dec 12, 2004
    10
    I love this game so much! grafics r great. highly recommend this game.
  3. JoshW.
    Oct 23, 2002
    10
    This game is the best you should try it if you like to build theme parks. Also its pretty cool because its better than the first and you getThis game is the best you should try it if you like to build theme parks. Also its pretty cool because its better than the first and you get to ride the rides after your done building them. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2013
    10
    This is the best of the RCT collection! Very enjoyable, play it with the expansions for more fun. I miss games like this. I wish that theyThis is the best of the RCT collection! Very enjoyable, play it with the expansions for more fun. I miss games like this. I wish that they stuck to the original game (RCT 1+2) and didn't get too crazy on the actual rollercoasters (RCT3). Expand
  5. Sep 3, 2012
    9
    I'd have to say this is one of the funnest PC games to ever be released. Just the basic idea behind this game and the mechanics are purelyI'd have to say this is one of the funnest PC games to ever be released. Just the basic idea behind this game and the mechanics are purely brilliant, and makes it extraordinarily addicting. I loved making parks as a kid, customizing roller-coasters, and doing whatever is necessary to manage your budget. There were cool expansions for RC2 that were loaded with extra rides and themes, this game was literally ENDLESS fun. Even today I still think it holds up overall better than RC3, except of course for the graphics. If you have never experienced making your own Cedar Point and always wanted to, I highly suggest giving this game a shot. Expand
  6. Carl
    Mar 8, 2003
    8
    I played the first game to death, and yes, this time round is very similar in many aspects, but there are also many new features, which mean I played the first game to death, and yes, this time round is very similar in many aspects, but there are also many new features, which mean that you can do the things that weren't possible first time round. Expand
  7. Debate
    Nov 25, 2002
    0
    The original Rollercoaster Tycoon was a huge 10/10, unfortunately, this is exactly the same game. The rides are exactly the same, the The original Rollercoaster Tycoon was a huge 10/10, unfortunately, this is exactly the same game. The rides are exactly the same, the graphics are exactly the same, the interface is exactly the same... additions are limited to a couple of new rollercoaster types and a cash machine. It is hard to imagine that this could even justify a patch, let alone a whole new game. Take my advice and stay away. If you're really into a three year old game go out and buy the original. You won?t be able to notice the difference and you?ll save a packet. Expand

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