• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This is a very deep simulation and it’s this kind of detail that makes it so addictive, showing up other wannabes like "Jurassic Park: Project Genesis."
  2. 80
    With over 90 levels of park building fun, tons of rides (building rollercoasters is fun), and thousands of little things to do, Rollercoaster Tycoon is a must have title for any sim lover... or any game lover!!
  3. Armchair tycoons who haven't already played RollerCoaster Tycoon to death on their PCs should find a lot to like here.
  4. The Xbox version is as close to the original as possible but the sloppy execution of accessing the interface is hampered by the limited control system.
  5. Only PC-less coaster fanatics should even think about purchasing. This is still fun, but anti-enhanced. [July 2003, p.84]
  6. A mediocre-looking strategy game with amazing depth and gameplay value - a decent enough ride to be sure, and maybe even worth the $30 price of admission. [Aug 2003, p.89]
  7. 60
    I can't recommend this version of this game. Infogrames has offered gamers absolutely no reason to choose the console iteration over the PC original.
  8. One of the most pathetic jobs of porting a PC game to the console I have ever seen in this horrid little life of mine. [June 2003, p.114]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. anthonyd
    Nov 28, 2009
    this game is fun and addicting but the graphics are adequate. the rollercoasters lack options and the guests are identified by numbers.
  2. BlueFalcon
    Aug 16, 2005
    If this came out on the xbox originally, I believe the metacritic score would be in the 85-90 range. It's an exact port of the pc original but with console (no mouse) controls - it works well. I haven't been this addicted to an xbox game in a really long time. Full Review »
  3. TarryD.
    Jan 9, 2004
    Love it!