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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 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. 80
    Just realize that when you go out and buy this game that you shouldn't expect a new game. You should expect to see a game that looks and plays like it was made 3 1/2 years ago.
  4. 75
    A pretty fun game, but it essentially ends ujp being more of the same. [Jan 2003, p.67]
  5. You'll probably have a hard time believing that you waited so long for what the sequel has to offer: the same old graphics, the same old rides, and the same old objectives.
  6. There's not enough new content here to justify a standalone release.
  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: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
  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 still play this game weekly at the least. Expand
  2. 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 they stuck to the original game (RCT 1+2) and didn't get too crazy on the actual rollercoasters (RCT3). Expand
  3. May 4, 2013
    10
    It might seem out of date with the isometric viewing angle and cartoon graphics, but this is one of the only games that I can spend hours playing and not get bored at all! Expand
  4. 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 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
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    9
    I remember playing the first RollerCoaster Tycoon game for hours back when I was younger. But RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 added more from RCT1 into this game. I love making coasters to build more excitement to my guests or just kill them. The only problem I have with this game is that a few things are missing for me and it is really similar to the first RollerCoaster Tycoon game. Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 isn't a sequel, but more or less an upgrade of its 1999 predecessor, including additional rides and shops, Six Flags amusement park layouts, and even the ability to create your own Six Flags amusement park. For RCT and Chris Sawyer fans, RCT 2 should be an essential part of your collection. However, if you were disappointed with the first game and want refreshing gameplay, you're looking in the wrong area. Pros: For its time, RCT 2 had excellent mechanics and an original design in comparison with other PC games; additional content including rides, shops, etc.; the ability to customize or create your own Six Flags amusement park adds to the game's addictive quality; as said in the previous, very addictive. Cons: Minor bugs; virtually no refreshing content; lacks features fans asked for in the previous game. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2010
    1
    PLEAS E DO NOT BUY IT, graphicas are sad... The rest is worst. Definetly if you see it in a store do not pickit up not even to read the box... Not RECOMENDED to say the least Expand

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