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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: 75 out of 103
  2. Negative: 17 out of 103
  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 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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  3. 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
  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
    A superb theme-park game with a brilliant feel to it.
    The cartoonish style makes it very pleasant to look at and to play with.
    Only thing
    A superb theme-park game with a brilliant feel to it.
    The cartoonish style makes it very pleasant to look at and to play with.
    Only thing that could be better is the park-management.
    Not very 'deep' unfortunately.
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  6. Apr 19, 2017
    7
    After playing the game for a couple of months I have to say I'm not as excited as before.

    The week Planet Coaster released I gave the game
    After playing the game for a couple of months I have to say I'm not as excited as before.

    The week Planet Coaster released I gave the game a 10/10 on Metacritic. I thought this was gonna be the next RollerCoaster Tycoon. The developers were close, but I'm annoyed by a few things:

    First of all the performance. When I started my first park the game performed very well on my PC. But the more I started building the lower the frames per second got. Cities Skylines has the same problem, but it's not nearly as bad as Planet Coaster.

    Besides the performance problems the mechanics aren't ideal either.
    - Placing simple objects like benches or lampposts cost more time than it should be.
    - Building is unnecessary difficult.
    - Water isn't real in Planet Coaster. It doesn't do anything and placing it is also unnecessary difficult.

    Also, the simulation part of the game doesn't come close to RCT. It's all way too simple.

    In the end I have to admit that (Open)RCT is still more addictive and fun than Planet Coaster.
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  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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