Planet Coaster Image
Metascore
84

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

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 389 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

Play Sound
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: 75 out of 106
  2. Negative: 18 out of 106
  1. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    It's a really good game lot's of management options and although the guests are cartoonish looking they behave like humans. This game feelsIt's a really good game lot's of management options and although the guests are cartoonish looking they behave like humans. This game feels like real life job, countless of management options. Realistic looking rides and great building tools. Don't look any further and purchase this awesome game. cannot wait for future DLC or free updates. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    This game is literally the game of my dreams and MORE ever since I first played Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2 where my childhood imagination wasThis game is literally the game of my dreams and MORE ever since I first played Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2 where my childhood imagination was captured by the pure possibilities of the creative freedom. While RCT 3 filled that gap there were many aspects of that title that felt never closed the visual in my mind.

    So... Planet Coaster, fulfills that visual gap, and allows you to make truly stunning parks, down to every bolt and detail. You get lost in the detail for hours on hours. People talk of civ being "just one more turn". Planet coaster, manages to pull the same feeling, "just one more tweak" and the day quickly fades away. While some of the content is currently light on, it is all of the HIGHEST quality, there is more than enough to be creative with out feeling limited. In fact it is really endless, and the way the lighting captures my creations just fills me with smiles.

    Frontier have done an AMAZING job producing a game that ticks almost all boxes. I have never been so hyped for a PC game as this in the last 10 years! I'm excited for the possibilities of ongoing add-ons and releases.

    Buy this game.
    Expand
  3. 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
  4. Mar 22, 2017
    9
    Planet Coaster is the true RCT sequel. There are some problems here and there but for a Theme Park game it feels very clean. Sadly thePlanet Coaster is the true RCT sequel. There are some problems here and there but for a Theme Park game it feels very clean. Sadly the management side of the game feels dry, boring and pretty easy which is why sandbox is the best mode because to acknowledge the greatness of the game you need to have free reign. Building is a real strength in this game and this game hands down has the best modular building out of any theme park game yet. The terrain tool is amazing you have so much freedom with it. Building mountains, caves, and lakes has never been so simple. And finally the coasters and rides. The coasters are simple and fun you can really do anything you want with the track even though it's piece by piece. The rides are greatly designed but sadly there are not enough but I can deal with the smaller selection for now since they are adding new rides very often. Overall this game has a cartoony and realistic which brings a smile to my face since games always need a little heart but they also need a real feeling as well. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2016
    8
    Planet Coaster is a very deep, detailed, polished, and immersive theme park construction game that pretty much carried the genre to a wholePlanet Coaster is a very deep, detailed, polished, and immersive theme park construction game that pretty much carried the genre to a whole new level all on its own. One can spend weeks playing this game and find every second spent playing it to be of pure bliss. A wide array of beautifully crafted objects/scenery items, passionately designed rides and coasters, and relatable NPCs will keep you glued to this game for significant portions of your day.

    That being said, while it is a fantastic theme park builder, it lacks a bit in being a theme park manager simulator. I'm not saying its management aspects are bad. I just really wished a little more depth was added in that aspect of the game. I personally found the campaigns very straightforward. There may be a degree of difficulty, but nonetheless the solutions are very straightforward. And with a lack of failure scenarios, there is little to no incentive in actually paying attention to all aspects of managing your own park.

    Then again, this is all my personal preference. And I hope - and believe - that these features might be added in future updates/DLCs.

    After all is said and done, Planet Coaster is hands down the current best theme park simulator of the last decade, if not of all of history.
    Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2019
    7
    Made by the RCT3 devs (Frontier) and takes everything to a new level and this is only the beginning, hands down the best Theme Park builderMade by the RCT3 devs (Frontier) and takes everything to a new level and this is only the beginning, hands down the best Theme Park builder ever made. The sounds, animations, lighting, guests and unlimited design capabilities combined give you a feeling that you are in a real park. Expand
  7. Jun 28, 2020
    0
    Bring more DLC. Although this is a good game, it’s not evolving anymore, and we’re going to attack it until we finally get another DLC pack.

See all 106 User Reviews