Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. It’s great, fun, and somewhat educational for the whole family, and it’s a well rounded game.
  2. Offers many new things for people to do, and that, combined with solid visuals, makes the expansion pack lots of fun to play.
  3. Computer Games Magazine
    A great expansion pack seriously improves the core game. Marine Mania does not. [Mar 2003, p.80]
  4. Doesn't offer any changes to the gameplay--I think there could be a lot more creativity in the scenarios, but it will inject new life into your Zoo Tycoon gaming.
  5. Hard-core fanatics of the original will find this expansion somewhat appealing, although the aquatic shows are a bit flat.
  6. 68
    If you've enjoyed Zoo Tycoon so far, you should find plenty more to like in Marine Mania.
  7. The new expansion pack features some new zoo animals, new exhibit types, and the entire Dinosaur Digs expansion, but nothing else.
  8. Computer Gaming World
    Like the original ZT, the difficulty level involved in the gameplay is practically nonexistent. [Mar 2003, p.108]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. MikeC.
    Jan 11, 2003
    The game play is incredible. There are many cheats including putting a mermaid statue in a tank.