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  • 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
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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 99
  2. Negative: 17 out of 99
  1. Nov 17, 2016
    10
    The details in this game are awesome like music track that changes according to your coaster track, every bolt on a coaster track, guests thatThe details in this game are awesome like music track that changes according to your coaster track, every bolt on a coaster track, guests that watch your attractions when they walk by, etc..
    Building is easy and even something simple can looks great. Sure you need to get used with the shortcuts, but these games are made to sink some time in. Plopping down stuff can be realised with blueprints from the Steam Workshop. Audio (sound effects and soundtrack) are 10/10 and you can play your own custom music on a speaker or ride.
    Hopefully this game does well enough and can get expanded in the near future. There are a little bit less rides compared to older games (not counting expansions), but the animation and looks of these rides got a lot more attention. In older games there were at least 5 rides that were horrible. With these you find yourself just watching it over and over.
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  2. Nov 20, 2016
    10
    Great Game. I very patiently followed this game from the start, it has been an incredible development to watch, they listened to the fans andGreat Game. I very patiently followed this game from the start, it has been an incredible development to watch, they listened to the fans and gave us almost everything we cried out for, and holy cosmic cow they have nailed it! Beautiful visuals, incredibly detail, customisable rides, scenery and shops and an inspiring soundtrack. No regrets! 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. Nov 18, 2016
    9
    Occasionally you come across a game that's really special where it's obvious the developers treated it as a labor of love and it wasn'tOccasionally you come across a game that's really special where it's obvious the developers treated it as a labor of love and it wasn't something they were making just because they were told to. Planet Coaster is one of those games. I've played lots of tycoon and simulation games over the years, ranging from Zoo Tycoon the the original Roller Coaster Tycoon. Planet Coaster is the evolution in the franchise and definitely the best game of its kind. The amount of customization in this game is mind-blowing. Pretty much anything you can think of, you can make. The terrain and coaster editors are very powerful but fairly simple to use. However, there is still a learning curve to the editors...it will take you a little bit of time before you get the hang of it. This is a brief review, because I'm not going to regurgitate information on the game that you can find out on your own on just about any major review site. But, I will say...if you enjoy simulation games like Roller Coaster Tycoon at all, you should definitely get this game. I only give it a 9/10 because the management side of the game feels too easy and trivial. However, this can easily be tweaked adjusting costs and tuning some numbers-- I'm sure they will address this in a future update. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2016
    8
    This is the best coaster building game I've ever played. There are some flaws, but those are easily forgotten when the rest of the game shinesThis is the best coaster building game I've ever played. There are some flaws, but those are easily forgotten when the rest of the game shines so bright.
    So far the only gripe I have is that the management isnt quite as strong as the creative aspect. But the creative aspect really is fantastic
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  6. Jun 28, 2019
    7
    There is no denying that this game is well made. it looks good, can be great fun and plays well. There is also no denying that you can createThere is no denying that this game is well made. it looks good, can be great fun and plays well. There is also no denying that you can create some wonderful parks if you have absolutely nothing else to do, including work. It can take hours upon hours to create even a decent looking small park which for me is massively frustrating. The path mechanics also very glitchy and annoying sometimes. Expand
  7. Dec 26, 2016
    0
    The new reputation system is a COMPLETE MISS. After the rides go into "old" they are just money sucks that no one uses anymore. So I have toThe new reputation system is a COMPLETE MISS. After the rides go into "old" they are just money sucks that no one uses anymore. So I have to either delete them and recreate them, which is very annoying. Also the scenarios all got a LOT harder because you are balancing at the core of the game without thinking about the actual implications... The only way to actually beat the more difficult scenarios now is to BUILD AS FAST AS YOU CAN, you took the "taking time and enjoying building new coasters" out of the game with this crap system. Expand

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