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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
    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. NickR.
    Aug 25, 2004
    Rct 2 is so brilliant. I have had it 4 days and have been playing it for for more than 48 hours. The rides are great and i love the fact that you can use real parks. The only dislike i have about this game is i can't keep out of the red. But thanks to the RCT2 Website owner i can now spend loads of money without using cheats or loans. all i needed to do was put my ride's price up to the excitement rating which is easy and so i now have no complaints about the game. If anyone want's to buy who sosen't have it I tell them to buy it. Expand
  3. JoshW.
    Oct 23, 2002
    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 get to ride the rides after your done building them. Expand
  4. AndyE
    Sep 30, 2008
    When I first got this game I was ecstatic. My love for it still hasn't died nearly six years later, and even though it may seem nothing new, the sheer customizing ability has been exploited very much by third parties, allowing for titanic parks and down-to-the-bone recreations of some parks. Almost everybody I introduce the game to has loved it and gotten it for themselves, so I would recommend this game pretty much to anybody. Expand
  5. Sep 3, 2012
    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
  6. Carl
    Mar 8, 2003
    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
    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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