Planet Coaster Image
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 57 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 347 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Planet Coaster is the future of coaster park simulation games. From the developer: We’ve created a living world where every guest is an individual with their own personality and money in their pocket. We’re giving you limitless freedom to build rides and scenery piece by piece, and toPlanet Coaster is the future of coaster park simulation games. From the developer: We’ve created a living world where every guest is an individual with their own personality and money in their pocket. We’re giving you limitless freedom to build rides and scenery piece by piece, and to seamlessly blend them with your own hand-sculpted terrain. We’re building a connected global village where everyone can share in your creativity. And that’s just the start. We hope you’ll join us to dream, build and share the ultimate coaster parks in Planet Coaster. [Frontier] Expand
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Planet Coaster - Dev Diary: Build, Create, Share
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    100
    Finally, a new amusement park tycoon king appeared. Playability is a brilliant game that lets you try every corner of your imagination. [Issue#277]
  2. Nov 22, 2016
    90
    Planet Coaster is an amazing simulator. We expect that we can adjust anything and everything and the amazing Planet Coaster actually allows us to. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.
  3. Dec 28, 2016
    90
    With its incredible level of customisation Planet Coaster is the pinnacle of theme park management games, however be warned that this depth comes with a vicious learning curve.
  4. Nov 25, 2016
    85
    Although Planet Coaster belongs to a niche genre, it is a well-crafted product that we hope will keep being polished. Despite imperfections that certainly affect the experience, its achievements and potential are worthy of admiration and it is a game worth playing.
  5. games(TM)
    Jan 27, 2017
    80
    An addictive game from a passionate team. [Issue#182, p.84]
  6. Nov 28, 2016
    80
    It’s an absolute blast to build attractions and customize each park’s look from the ground up, and the game consistently keeps things fun and light. It’s hard to shake a feeling of utter satisfaction when one grabs a first-person seat and rides through a freshly built coaster, or watches as a series of triggers make a giant leviathan pop out of a lake every time guests walk near it.
  7. Feb 10, 2017
    70
    You’ll rarely face a situation where you have an idea that the game wouldn’t let you expand on. Planet Coaster is just the most complete theme-park simulation game available.

See all 61 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 95
  2. Negative: 17 out of 95
  1. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    I've been waiting for a game like this since the original roller-coaster tycoon, nothing has come close, until now! This really is the bestI've been waiting for a game like this since the original roller-coaster tycoon, nothing has come close, until now! This really is the best Theme Park sim ever! Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    The real spiritual to RCT3. Aside from a few small bugs that will no doubt be fixed shortly after release, this game is perfect. I cannotThe real spiritual to RCT3. Aside from a few small bugs that will no doubt be fixed shortly after release, this game is perfect. I cannot wait to see what insane creations will be made in the years to come. You can really see the care that has gone into this game and the devs have listened to community feedback every step of the way. Well done Frontier! Best theme park sim hands down. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    Incredibly impressed with this game, graphics, mechanics, gameplay all surpass expectations. It really is a sandbox that you can just go nutsIncredibly impressed with this game, graphics, mechanics, gameplay all surpass expectations. It really is a sandbox that you can just go nuts with and with the tools provided it offers this in a concise navigable UI. I'm sure you will get your moneys worth, and all this with a responsive dev team making consistent tweaks through updates. How it should be done. Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2017
    9
    Quem busca um gerenciamento melhor é só optar pelo concorrente, o jogo está muito bom, a minha critica fica apenas quando o parque se tornaQuem busca um gerenciamento melhor é só optar pelo concorrente, o jogo está muito bom, a minha critica fica apenas quando o parque se torna grande e cheio de pessoas, o desempenho do jogo cai. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2016
    9
    Lets start with the good:
    -I had been out of the loop for a while and when I saw RCT World, I thought that was the follow up to the classic
    Lets start with the good:
    -I had been out of the loop for a while and when I saw RCT World, I thought that was the follow up to the classic RCT games and was so disappointed with the reviews and videos of that game. Then I found this game (not easy to find since its not in the normal stores) took the plunge buying directly from Frontier (not a bad price) and am blown away by it, especially right after launch, very few issues.
    -the UI is 100X better than the previous games and love that they let you upscale the text (when using a 3440x1440 monitor this is very helpful), my 7 year old would go so lost in the RCT3 menus and picked this one up pretty quickly (as did I).
    -Build options and ease of steam workshop to download stuff is amazing, can make your park into whatever you want (more on that in negatives though).
    -Biggest positive is that it feels very familiar to old games but with every little detail improved and/or expanded.
    -Game is beautiful at 3440X1440, can see so much of the park at once, using a 980 Ti there have been very few issues.

    As is this game is actually probably a 7, but I gave it a 9 because its better than I expected and I think with a few "updates" it will easily be a 9.

    Negatives:
    -from what I can tell so far you have to build coater or paths and then build ground around it to make a tunnel, vs being able to go underground in the old games pretty easily.
    -terrain tool doesn't always work like you would think it would, water included, could use some improvements.
    -there are lots of roller coaster options but the thrill/kids rides are a little limited compared to old games. To go along with this there are no animal options or water park options, but I am guessing those will be "expansions" in the future (which I am okay with), just wish they had more non roller coaster ride options.
    -lack of scenery options, the ones they have are really cool and work great, but get repetitive if building the entire park with the same theme. Again maybe more will come with expansions in the future.
    -I wish you could walk around with your Avatar, they have you create one but I think its just for the "community" part of the game, it would be great if you could activate your avatar to walk around the park (look around, go on rides).
    Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2018
    8
    This game brought me back to the realm of roller coaster and amusement park games. I got this game as a gift and honestly felt so compelledThis game brought me back to the realm of roller coaster and amusement park games. I got this game as a gift and honestly felt so compelled when playing it, sure it doesn't have that classic feel that Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2 have but it still makes me feel like I am an owner of the park. I don't feel like I am stuck by any barriers or anything. It was a great game to just sit down and play, the customization really brought out the best in this game, with so many options you could build your own park literally from the ground up. It wasn't as square as previous titles and the game runs really smoothly, even on some not so good set ups. Expand
  7. Dec 26, 2016
    0
    Ever since the latest update IT'S SIMPLY NOT FUN. Before It was fun to see your park grow, now it's a micro management mess of deleting andEver since the latest update IT'S SIMPLY NOT FUN. Before It was fun to see your park grow, now it's a micro management mess of deleting and recreating rides all the time to stay in the green. I really don't know what they were thinking. It also doesn't make any sense that I can just delete a ride and plant the very same ride and people use it again. This is especially crap for roller coasters where it's difficult to save and rebuild them.

    All of this should have been tested in Alpha. The game was rushed SMH
    Expand

See all 95 User Reviews