Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum combines the excitement of rollercoasters with the fun of a great strategy simulation. RCT3 Platinum combines the roller coaster theme park fun of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with included expansion packs Soaked! and Wild! Now enjoy more options than ever.
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Very Positive (2,372 reviews) - 89% of the 2,372 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 26, 2006

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Buy RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Collection

Includes 3 items: RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2: Triple Thrill Pack, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Platinum, RollerCoaster Tycoon®: Deluxe

 

About This Game

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum combines the excitement of rollercoasters with the fun of great strategy sim. RCT3 Platinum combines the roller coaster theme park fun of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with included expansion packs Soaked! and Wild! Now enjoy more options than ever. Build your own water slide or create your own safari with real animals. Watch guest reactions to your ultimate theme park!

  • Grab a front seat for the ride of your life with the jaw-dropping Coaster Cam.
  • See every detail in stunning 3D with fully controllable park cameras.
  • Cope with changing weather patterns and enjoy beautiful vistas, sunsets, moonlight, and more.
  • Experience the latest extreme coasters and heart-pumping rides! Live Every spine tingling detail in stunning 3-D with fully controllable cameras.
  • Spice up any backgrounds, rides, fireworks display and laser light shows with your own music.
  • Create your own park guests and groups with the Peep Designer and experience their reactions to the rides you build! Soak them and watch their reactions! Send them on wild safari and let them pet the animals!
  • Create savage encounters and thrilling safaris! Conquer 12 Wild! Scenarios and experience cool jungle and prehistoric design themes.
  • Play through dozens of scenarios in three difficulty modes or build without limits in Sandbox mode.
  • Create pyrotechnic wonders and laser light shows with the RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 MixMaster.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium® III 733 MHz or compatible (Pentium® 4 1.2 GHz or compatible recommended)
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM; 256 MB for XP (256 MB; 384 MB for XP recommended)
    • Graphics: Any ATI Radeon™ or GeForce™ 2 with 32MB or higher; or other video card with 32MB and hardware T&L (ATI Radeon™ 64 MB SDR or GeForce™ 2 Pro or other video card with 64 MB or more memory and hardware T&L recommended)*
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9 (included) or higher
    • Sound: Windows® 2000/XP-compatible 16-bit sound card*
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB free
    * Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0b or higher.
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core), 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI Radeon HD2600, Nvidia Geforce 8600, Intel HD 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

      NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for RollerCoaster
      Tycoon® 3: Platinum!
      ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
      NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series
      Intel GMA 950/X3100


      NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
Helpful customer reviews
189 of 213 people (89%) found this review helpful
263 people found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
I made a chimp enclosure and then put a baby ostrich inside.
they have accepted him as their own.
10/10 would crossbreed again
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126 of 135 people (93%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
As a kid I felt bad charging the park guests to ride the rides so this game was really difficult for me. Now that I'm an adult I realize that charging guests to use restrooms is nothing but profit baby! Now I'm rolling in $500 an hour and I don't even need rides in my park. (Pro tip: put ATMs next to the bathrooms)
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131 of 147 people (89%) found this review helpful
196 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Created a rollercoaster called "If you ride this you will die"
People still rode it
I have killed around 80 people
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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Had this game on disc.
Spent hours playing it.
Didn't play it for years.
Looked for disc, lost disc.
Became sad.
Found game on Steam. On sale.
Bought game.
Computer remembered my old parks.
Became happy.
Returned to create aesthetic parks and killing people.
Rollercoaster game, best game.
10/10 always have played Sandbox mode.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Edition is a theme park sim-tycoon game. You are put in charge of a your own theme parks which you must expand to bring more customers and money to them.

Pros: You have a large variety of rollercoasters, rides, kiosks and themed decorations to lay, often more than you'll be able to cram in a single map. You manage the finance by determining costs for rides, food and souvenirs, balancing against running costs, staff wages other expenses including research which allow you to access even more rides and objects for your park. You start your career with a short selection of maps and a few pre-made rollercoaster designs, and unlock more as you achieve goals in each locations. The Soaked! and Wild! expansions adds even more locations, rides and stalls, you can play the same map over and over yet build different parks every time! Many rides allow themed-customization as well, from color scheme to cart-style or train-length. Micromanagement can also be as deep as you want it: you can go as far as choosing how much pickles a specific burger stand puts in its 1/4-pounder, or don't bother with it, it's up to you.

Cons: The graphics are bad when zoomed in, from character designs to fixed-shadows under moving objects, graphical glitches including bad character animations or placement on rides. You can barely hear the music from your rides unless you're zoomed in almost all the way. Building rides has flaws, too: buying a pre-made rollercoaster design never explains why a location wouldn't work or what can be done to the landscape to make it fit, while other times the entire ride will get elevated multiple stories due to a single tile that's 1 pixel higher than the others. As the first game of the series to drop the genre's usual fix-isometric view for a 3D-engline, the camera controls can be extremely clunky, while the vertical angle resets every time you're trying to change it.

Verdict: ★★★★☆ - Next on your list!

If you like tycoon games, you're likely to enjoy this one. I could write a review 10 times as long and still have more to say about this game, so in a nutshell: perfect example of a tycoon game done right, with huge variety, good flexibility and excellent replayabiliy. I look forward to RollerCoaster Tycoon World, the next entry in the franchise!

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