Thrillville: Off the Rails PlayStation 2

User Score
2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 25 out of 32
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  1. Jun 21, 2015
    8
    This game is awesome! There's so much to do that you can play for hours and never get bored. From building your own coaster, to playing mini games, to dancing as a cheerleader to a hot beat.Thrilleville puts you in control! aside from the corny dialogue when talking to someone and the nintendo 64 looking graphics this game is a must play! with tons of other things to do that the firstThis game is awesome! There's so much to do that you can play for hours and never get bored. From building your own coaster, to playing mini games, to dancing as a cheerleader to a hot beat.Thrilleville puts you in control! aside from the corny dialogue when talking to someone and the nintendo 64 looking graphics this game is a must play! with tons of other things to do that the first game wouldn't! Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2015
    7
    While not nearly as memorable and great as the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise well all know and love, Thrillville Off the Rails is a solid amusement park simulation game that made big improvements from the first game. It includes a story-mode and a custom building tool, but the best part of the game is the mini-games. If you can get past the corny dialog and less-than-par graphics, thisWhile not nearly as memorable and great as the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise well all know and love, Thrillville Off the Rails is a solid amusement park simulation game that made big improvements from the first game. It includes a story-mode and a custom building tool, but the best part of the game is the mini-games. If you can get past the corny dialog and less-than-par graphics, this game is a sure pick-up if you find it. Expand
  3. May 6, 2017
    8
    Thrillville: Off The Rails is fantastic sequal that improves upon everything that made the first game fun, The changes from the first game are as follows:
    -There are new WHOA! Coaster pieces and crashing coasters.
    -There are new games such as Coastertron and Robo K.O. along with sequels to existing games such as Sparkle Island 2. -You can see your friends and love interests on a special
    Thrillville: Off The Rails is fantastic sequal that improves upon everything that made the first game fun, The changes from the first game are as follows:
    -There are new WHOA! Coaster pieces and crashing coasters.
    -There are new games such as Coastertron and Robo K.O. along with sequels to existing games such as Sparkle Island 2.
    -You can see your friends and love interests on a special list which lets you warp to them and they come to whatever park you are in.
    -Certain games might give you a prize if you score high enough 4 or 5 stars which you can give to people to become friends or love interests faster.
    -You now have a HQ, where you can edit your character, save your game, view cut scenes, view your trophies, and more.

    Like the first game, you are once again dropped into the manager position at a newly opened theme park and given a tutorial on how the games mission system works. This is the exact same as the first game, with all mission categories following suit and teaching you everything from the interaction with your park guests to building rides to building game stalls and playing them. The only thing missing is an ability to skip the tutorial entirely, which makes starting a new game annoying sometimes, but the tutorial doesn't take long to finish thankfully.

    Once you've completed all parts of the tutorial, you are given 'free reign' over the current theme park and may approach available missions as you please. This is the point where the game really starts.
    There are 5 major parks in the game, each with 3 themed areas. all 3 areas contain 'build spots' where stalls and games can be placed. There will also be 2 spots for building coasters in each area as well.

    The variety of games/stalls/coasters that can be placed/edited/built is quite amazing and can successfully distract you for very long periods of time, especially when playing the mini-games.
    mini games are part of the games and stalls, with most games actually being playable as there own mini-game with high score egging you on to get the best scores possible in each. The playable mini-games range in genre from beat em ups to racing and boxing, each offering its own unique flare.

    My personal bias on this game is rather high considering I played this game a lot when I was younger, but bias aside, I honestly think this game is worth a try for its unique style and addictive gameplay.
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#52 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 78
    If the game's structure sounds like it would appeal to you, consider giving it a try because (for the most part) the pros outweigh the cons.
  2. A series of semi-amusing, unconnected activities: sounds a lot like a sandbox, which, once you graduate middle school, loses its charm unless you can bring your gat.
  3. 70
    If you can put up with some repetition and the simplicity of the management system, you'll enjoy yourself. Most of the mini-games are quite a bit of fun, too, and they make for some good multiplayer sessions.