Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. PC Gamer
    Drowning in bonus content. Not only is it worth the admission price, but it's really a must-buy for RCT 3 owners. [Sept 2005, p.71]
  2. All RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 fans will certainly love getting "Soaked!"
  3. Not only did they add a bunch of new content, rides, scenery, and events, but they even added completely new features (like the tunnels, elevators, laser shows, etc.)
  4. 82
    A nice addition to the franchise. Creating water parks is easy and fun, though I would have liked a few more options for decor.
  5. A very nice expansion pack for a very mediocre game. The additions are numerous and well designed, and they give you a lot of new options while playing the game, but they don’t really change how the game is played.
  6. A wet and wild expansion pack. Fans of the original will be inspired. [GamesMaster]
  7. Not only does Soaked! include all the latest updates to clean up the gameplay, but it also tosses in a ton of new content that's beautiful to behold.
  8. Soaked will give you countless hours of fun as long as you take the time to learn how to properly play all of the modes.
  9. It adds a wealth of new content to the game, not just around the water theme but in other areas as well. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 feels more complete and polished with the expansion.
  10. 80
    One of the nicer new features are challenges, mini-goals within an existing scenario that you can choose to do if you'd like.
  11. Watery additions aside, the rest of the game is pretty much business as usual. The parks need cleaners and repairmen to keep the rides running, and the punters need well-placed ATMs and stalls to shop at.
  12. Owners of the latest tycoon title can expect a wealth of fresh features from this timely expansion pack.
  13. The rides are also animated very well, but the best of the graphical action has to be reserved for the ‘Coaster Cam’, being able to view all the new water rides in the park in first person just adds that little bit more to an already decent experience.
  14. PC Format
    As exciting as a glass of water, but a whole bathtub more depth. [Sept 2005, p.95]
  15. The interactivity is a joy, and the amount of content included in this expansion is amazing.
  16. Delivers some nice little twists on the theme park genre and is worth picking up if you're a fan of the series.
  17. It does an excellent job of expanding RCT3 - not only are there the nine new scenarios, but you can also use many of the new features in the existing scenarios, which is a nice touch.
  18. The already fairly hefty system demands can be stretched even further by some of the water refraction effects, requiring some option-fiddling to get a playable game.
  19. Game Informer
    It doesn't pollute the entire RCT experience, but it certainly doesn't add any content you're eager to drink in. [Aug 2005, p.105]
  20. Computer Games Magazine
    All these new visuals may not change or improve RCT3, but they certainly take it further. [Sept 2005, p.56]
  21. Pelaaja (Finland)
    Soaked! is very typical, but also a bit more expansive expansion than these things usually end up being. The original is already a good game, so more variety is always welcome. Soaked! even manages to improve the basic gameplay of the original, which not many expansions manage to do. [August 2005, p.77]
  22. A must-own expansion for tycoon-style gamers, especially if you bought RCT3. It improves the original game enough that you will love the changes, without having to fight the whole new learning curve of the menus again.
  23. It still looks great, it’s still dripping with detail, and there are now even more rides to create and things to do. However, it still plays like it’s a piece of modding software, and not everyone’s going to enjoy it as a result.

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 75
  2. Negative: 47 out of 75
  1. anthonyd
    Dec 23, 2009
    i think this is a great game. the original game was definatly missing features that soaked had. however, i wish there was better ways to i think this is a great game. the original game was definatly missing features that soaked had. however, i wish there was better ways to decorate the pool. it dosn't seem like a real waterpark (it is more like a pool) Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 14, 2006
    Water looks amazing. If this is what the results are with DX9 then i can't wait to see how this will look with DX10.
  3. BillS.
    Jun 6, 2006
    This game is a masterpiece. It has all the elements you'll ever want.