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  • Summary: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 takes the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters. RollerCoaster TycoonRollerCoaster Tycoon 3 takes the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 also features new gameplay elements that fans have been asking for - including diversity of guests, added group behavior and improved guest AI - and many other new features which build upon the fun and addictive nature of the original game. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. This game is all about customization. You get everything you need to create a park right out of the box, but you can design your own scenarios, park guests, fireworks shows, and buildings. Incredibly, none of this is particularly challenging to figure out as long as you put five to ten minutes into tinkering, with the only exception being the fireworks creator.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    One of the best new features is a thrilling coaster cam whose name is a bit misleading since you can get a first-person view for nearly any ride or attraction. [Feb 2005, p.65]
  3. There hasn't been high-level management game with this level of wit, style and vision since the dear departed Mucky Foot's "Startopia." This is as good as its genre gets, and deserves recognition.
  4. Don’t be fooled by the bright, cartoony exterior – RCT3 offers a detailed and sometimes complex package.
  5. Yes, it's stupendously attractive. Yes it helps draw you into the theme parks that you create. No, the development of this 3D engine seems to have brought its own problems in the shape of quite a few bugs still easy to spot in the final full retail game.
  6. It's the most polished version of the game so far, and those who've never made a small child puke before will be in store for hours of fun. But the new interface with its streamlined minimalism hides a baffling array of build options, and is not the best for the newbie. [PC Zone]
  7. And, despite the face of an excited, yelling teenager on the front cover of the box, we weren't screaming over this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 64
  2. Negative: 11 out of 64
  1. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    Outstanding sandbox amusement park game! The best game out there if you want to make your own theme park where your imagination is the limit.Outstanding sandbox amusement park game! The best game out there if you want to make your own theme park where your imagination is the limit. Do not listen to the other negative reviews. This game is far more interactive and entertaining than any other roller coaster game out there. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2016
    10
    A 4.9? What the hell you guys are so full of crap! This game was very well-made. There's a lot of customization options and you can buildA 4.9? What the hell you guys are so full of crap! This game was very well-made. There's a lot of customization options and you can build really epic parks. Expand
  3. GabeW.
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    Best game of the series so far - Game of the Year!
  4. SarahK.
    Feb 21, 2009
    9
    I thought Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 was excellent. The people at Atari definitely did the right thing when they added Coaster Cam and Sandbox I thought Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 was excellent. The people at Atari definitely did the right thing when they added Coaster Cam and Sandbox Mode, which are my two favorite features in the game. I love Coaster Cam because I sometimes realize that, when I am "riding" a coaster that's going straight down, my stomach will lurch! I also like the Sandbox Mode because, first of all, it combines all the features of the expansion pack. A.k.a. you do not have to select just Soaked or just Wild. You can use all of them. I also like Sandbox mode because you can build unlimitedly, without any restraints. The graphics are amazing, and I love the fact that I can build waterfalls (I also love the fact that I can throw park guests into the water and they'll go down a waterfall!!!) RCT3 is an amazingly crazy game, but I found it to have one con: when building coasters, the pictographic icons confused me. It was difficult to figure out what they meant because they were very indirect and vague. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2020
    8
    Maybe it's just my nostalgia talking, but RCT3 is the definitive roller coast simulation experience. The campaign mode isn't much, but it'sMaybe it's just my nostalgia talking, but RCT3 is the definitive roller coast simulation experience. The campaign mode isn't much, but it's clear what RCT3 was made for: the sandbox. Naturally, the sandbox includes a wealth of features and dozens of options that allow for a fully customisable experience. On its own, the game includes dozens of roller coasters to choose from, and the Platinum version includes so many features it rivals modern coasters sims like Planet Coaster. If you want to get into roller coaster simulation games, RCT3 is where to start.

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  6. Dec 13, 2020
    6
    The only game that made cleaning up trash and puke fun. I never played the previous game, so maybe thats why my rating is higher than otherThe only game that made cleaning up trash and puke fun. I never played the previous game, so maybe thats why my rating is higher than other players. Back in the day I had a lot of fun playing it so it was worth it. Expand
  7. GregM.
    Dec 5, 2004
    0
    This is bullsh!t. I wasted $40.00 on this game to only find out that you need a nVidia or ATI 3D game card....Why was that not listed on the This is bullsh!t. I wasted $40.00 on this game to only find out that you need a nVidia or ATI 3D game card....Why was that not listed on the system requirements on the INTERNET??? I knew when Atari bought this franchise that would be the end of this game. This version will never have the soul like the first 2 did, because they weren't worried about making the most state of the art game, which required HARDWARE that 85% of the country DOES NOT HAVE!! Expand

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