• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2000
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. More scenarios for fans of the breakout themepark sim. [Jan 2001, p.162]
  2. It works hand in hand with previous titles in the series, drawing designers back with solid improvements and polished graphics.
  3. If you haven't already played "Corkscrew Follies," there are definitely enough attractive new features and interesting scenarios in Loopy Landscapes to provide hours of additional coaster building enjoyment to your theme park empire.
  4. The colors are bright and attractive, and everything looks like it's supposed to, in a sunny, cartoonish way.
  5. That said, I think Hasbro needs to be very cautious about returning to this well too often (Hello, Tomb Raider). While I liked this one, I don't think I'd receive RCT XP3 as kindly.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 207 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 133
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    10
    Awesome game! Scenarios are great and the gameplay is so much fun! I've played so many hours of this game I've lost track a long time ago.Awesome game! Scenarios are great and the gameplay is so much fun! I've played so many hours of this game I've lost track a long time ago. Tons of rides and different landscapes to build them across. Definitely not as much freewill as RCT2 & 3 had but you have to understand that this one is what started all of this, and it's an incredibly solid amusement park simulator. The guests are pretty intelligent and it's fun to mess with them. This RCT can actually get a little repetitive at times, but it's so enjoyable to play it doesn't even matter if you do the same thing again, because it's just that good! Literally the only complaint I have about this game is the time required for the scenarios (missions) to be completed. I can easily reach all the requirements in like a year of game time, but then it makes you wait two more (for example) before you've completed the mission and unlocked the next one, so a lot of the game is just sitting there waiting for the timer to run out before you win. But there's always something to do, and when you get a few minutes of down-time, just looking around your park and watching your guests is enough to keep me entertained! I don't give out 10's that often, only about 6 of them out of the 160+ games I've rated. but RCT definitely has earned this one! Full Review »
  2. Pen
    Jun 5, 2006
    10
    This game is so hypnotising. Before I know it several hours have passed. There is so much to do you can not finish what you are doing in just This game is so hypnotising. Before I know it several hours have passed. There is so much to do you can not finish what you are doing in just one day. Full Review »
  3. CarolaD.
    May 19, 2006
    10
    A great game and so fun to play!