Thrillville PlayStation 2


Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
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  1. 70
    Of course, the combination of sim and action game is sometimes a bit jarring, making the game seem like it doesn't really know what it wants to be. Regardless, Thrillville is a fun game, and if you're a fan of sim games on the PC, this would be a good way to introduce the genre to a child or younger sibling.
  2. I was frankly surprised at just how easy and flexible the coaster construction tools were; and the mini-games that introduce training, ride and attraction types were a nice change-up to the usual sim/coaster model.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    As with any game that crams a ton of different types of games, the selection is pretty uneven--the racing games, for example, well and truly suck--but there are enough standouts to keep you coming back to the minigames once you've beaten the main game. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
  4. Edge Magazine
    While its appeal may have some age restrictions, some of those minigames are deceptively distracting, and doubly so. [Jan 2007, p.85]
  5. While we really can't recommend it for adult gamers who want something like Sim Theme Park, parents might want to consider Thrillville for younger gamers with lofty aspirations of owing an amusement park.
  6. Games Master UK
    Not quit the splendid bundle of excitement it aims to be, but nevertheless, laid-back fun. [Jan 2007, p.76]
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    It's a bit simple, but the addictive minigames save it. [Jan 2007, p.84]
  8. PSM Magazine
    Wandering around on foot is a new and interesting way to see the park you make, and it's simple enough for kids, but the whole package is more "Okaytown". [Jan. 2007, p.85]
  9. Other than the multiplayer versions of the park's mini-games, there is little to keep players continuing after they have finished all of the available parks, and the dated graphics make it difficult to enjoy the rides you've created yourself.
  10. 65
    Thrillville could’ve benefited from a little more development time to make the mini-games a little more fun.
  11. Offers a metric ton of activities for you to engage in. The sheer variety is unheard of for this genre (on a console anyway), and it all works. That said, little of it is outstanding, and while all the pieces are in place, there isn't a single aspect of this game that will blow you away.
  12. There is plenty to do in the management of the park and great rewards for success. However, all this is undermined because it is much more fun to play one of the driving, mini-golf, shooting or football games than do all the menial things.
  13. On a rainy day there's an enjoyable few hours to be had riding these highs. On a sunny day, a trip to the theme park and riding a rollercoaster would be more understandable.
  14. games(TM)
    It’s hard to dislike a game that displays such breezy charm, and it would be harsh to dismiss Thrillville as a kids’ RollerCoaster Tycoon as it’s streets ahead of much of the licensed tat out there. [Jan 2007, p.100]
  15. 55
    It has lots of small pluses, but not enough of it feels new or captivating. Far too short on thrills, Okayville just needs more pizzazz.
  16. 50
    The minigames will wear thin quickly for adults, while the management will prove too confusing for the little ones. If you love building roller coasters or playing party games with your buddies, you'd be better off with Rollercoaser Tycoon or Mario Party.

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User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    Thrillville lets you build the park of your dreams. At least, that's what they say. Obviously, you can't recreate an exact replica of SpaceThrillville lets you build the park of your dreams. At least, that's what they say. Obviously, you can't recreate an exact replica of Space Mountain, but it does enough to be fun, and compelling. Using basic rollercoaster physics, the game let's you plan, build, and manage a successful amusement park. You can talk with guests, play various mini-games and even ride your own rides! Although, the humor is a bit cheesy, it still delivers a great gaming experience. 9 out of 10 from me. Full Review »
  2. JaredC.
    Aug 12, 2007
    Isn't inspirational, it so mechanical, the humor is corny and stupid. The idea makes you excited, but its entirely dull, when there is Isn't inspirational, it so mechanical, the humor is corny and stupid. The idea makes you excited, but its entirely dull, when there is sucky things to buy to finance the theme park and make it a wealthy one. But its impossible, the game is too weak, Mr. Morrtimer is noticably annoying everytime you hear or see him, he's a huge embarasement, and totally dumb. With the dialogue being so weird, boring, and the reactions whenever your character explains something is badly portrayed and inccorectly acted. It's mistaken through all its operation parts, Thrillville sucks. But its minigames are very appealing, everyone of them is fun and engaging. But becides that, the game is a mess of tools. Full Review »
  3. CatieD.
    Jan 4, 2007
    This is a fun game for kids from 8 and up. Lots to do. Not roller coaster tycoon, but it is fun to play together.