This compilation includes the entire RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 series, with the original game as well as the Time Twister and Wacky Worlds expansions.
User reviews: Very Positive (455 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 15, 2002

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"Childhood nostalgia at it's best. If you have played an RTC game yet, I'd suggest this one. Build your theme park and maybe drown some people."

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December 19, 2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Website and Forums Now Live! Sign-Up for Game Updates Today!

Hello Tycoons!

We are proud to announce our brand-new website and community for RollerCoaster Tycoon World - our upcoming, fully featured, RollerCoaster Tycoon PC game releasing in Early 2015. Visit the website, join the community and learn about the game today by CLICKING HERE!

The new official forums are open as well. There you can chat with the Atari team, our developers at Area 52, and other fans about RCTW and everything else RCT. The official RCT forums can be found via THIS LINK.

We will be posting RCTW developer blog updates regularly on our forums and website as well as sharing new game assets, screen shots, videos and more, so REGISTER TODAY to stay connected with us and get the latest information on RollerCoaster Tycoon World!

- The RCT Team

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About This Game

Stretch your imagination further to build bigger parks and higher coasters! Break ground and start from scratch, open the gates to a remarkable Six Flags park, or just create the most gut-wrenching roller coaster imaginable - now you can play your way! Choose and complete different scenarios accordingly to the experience and content you like. Satisfy the visitors by building various attractions and facilities.Wild new rides, exciting new themes, and improved easy-to-use building tools make creating the ultimate amusement park more fun than ever!

  • Test your Tycoon skills with 25 amazing Six Flags® coasters and 5 Six Flags® parks based on real-life places
  • Create incredible roller coasters using all-new Roller Coaster Designer!
  • Thrill your park guests with over 150 different rides and attractions
  • Customize your park with new and unique themes, including Giant Garden, Wild West, Pirates, and more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
196 of 202 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
199.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Ahh Steam I see what you did here. Your trying to take all my free time away from me! Dont worry you can have it. Ahh my childhood. Well over 1000+ hours on this baby and still kicking strong. When I found out they had it for steam and it worked on my new desktop instead of those funky colors, I was stoked! Now I am continuing my saves that are on my backup drives from years ago! Its a blast still to this day.

Heck I first got this game in elementary school at a Scholastic book sale. It was THE LAST DISK avalible. Man, to thinkthat if there was one more class before us, I may have never found out about this gem. Not a fan of the new 3D versions, wish they would go back to the old way and just update everything again. RCT2....forever and ever.

10/10 would go back to elementary and get disk again.
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190 of 233 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
I want to get off of Mr. Bones' Wild Ride.
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107 of 120 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Forced 50 people into one square of path and watched them throw up on each other for 20 minutes. 10/10.
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58 of 60 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Highly Recommend to anyone. Even if you've never played it, give it a try. Gurantee you'll enjoy it. I've had this since I was a kid, and I still enjoy it.
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79 of 96 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I made a water slide come to a jump and the raft exploded when it hit the ground.
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39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
What smells like childhood? RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 does.
How many years have it been? I did some research and this game was published in 2002 !
Man I was such a little sht back then ...drowning people cuz they mad... making one of the rides super fast so it crashes killing James and his buddies.......dragging Jimmy to an unknown island cuz he helluh mad....and it seems like im still a little sht till this very day . ◕ ◡ ◕I use to spend hours camping that one guys face to turn red and drag him to the lakes.

Overall, this is a very addicting game. Helps you learn about marketing and how to handle customers *lol*
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28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Audio spektrum of this game you most likely will encounter and will stick with you for the rest of your life:

- Aiaugh, HÖÖÖÖ! (like a frikkin cow: the crowd)
- Ahgahahu (childish laughter)
- Toilet getting flushed
- Aieeeeee! (People screaming on the rides)
- Tiriri (message notification)
- Kaching! (Sweet money)
- The corny intro music

Oh, yeah, the game is about theme parks and roller coasters and such. It's good.

10/10 would remember these sound forever again
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
One of the greatest games ever made, don't listen to those negative reviews about it's incompatibility. It will work with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (I've tried ALL as I have owned the game since 2002 as a disk, but recently bought it on Steam) It is a fantastic theme park building game! It may seem a little complicated at first for absolute newcomers, but to RCT major fans like myself, it's a fantastic, superb game!
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Highly recommended to anyone.Works perfectly with my Windows 8 laptop.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Welcome back to Roller Coaster Tycoon. If you remember anything about the first game, then you'll know everything about this version. Right off the bat, the only big difference is larger parks to put your fiendish death coasters into. Other than that, there are minor difference here and there such as now your patrons will take photos of cool stuff like coasters. They can now seek out a first aide station if they feel very sick and if they run out of cash, there's always an automatic teller machine! You'll also find a coaster designer out of game. Other than that, the difficulty seems to have gotten ramped up from the previous game. There are no easy victories here, but its not about the victory, since all 58 scenarios are unlocked from the start. Because this is Triple Thrill Pack, its not just RCT2, but its got all three expansion packs in one dirt cheap price.

For anyone that doesn't know, Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2 are theme park management games that let you build roller coasters and plop down attractions in an isometric view. What really makes RCT stand out more than any other management game is the fact that you indeed design your own roller coasters! Its fun and easy, first select the type of attraction, then put down a platform and you can make it as long or short as you want. Then in most cases make a lift hill, then some turns, drops, ups and downs, spirals, loops, a helix, a cobra roll and so on. Every type of coaster has different trains, tracks, and specifics.

After you're done with your coaster, make an entrance and an exit. Don't forget a line cue to your entrance. This is for everyone waiting in line. A long line cue means boredom sets in and you might need to hire a mascot to entertain them as they wait. Having beautiful decorations also helps keep people entertained. There are many different themes to enable. Even more with the three expansion packs! Perhaps too many, but having so much lets you create something you want.

Rides get broken down into three ratings. Excitement, intensity and nausea. To boost excitement, add more decorations, set it next to another ride if not through another ride. Every visitor has their own preference. some can tolerate high nausea, others want low intensity and so on. The tighter the turns, the higher the nausea rating. When someone comes out of your ride they can be sick. So from there have benches waiting for them to rest and regain their composure otherwise they'll heave on the ground and then you'll need handymen tot clean it up.

You can hire an array of staff, handymen, mechanics, entertainers and security. Then assign them each to have a patrol. Its a nice system to cover a lot of ground. Handymen and other staff have check boxes to determine what you want them to do, stuff like water gardens, clear out trash and mow lawns. Its all your choice.

If you don't want to build coasters, there are pre-built designs that you can plop down, but you can reap the benefits by making your own custom coaster. You can make it dip down into the ground for a tunnel, hang over water and contour it to the hills and valleys of your land to save money.

There's even a new feature in RCT2 that will let you design your own coaster without needing to build it right there on the fly in a theme park. This is a money saving feature, because building one in your theme park still costs you money and you might run out. The only problem with using the design editor is that if you need to use the tool, you'll need to save your game, drop out of it, go back into the menu, select the design tool, open it up, make a coaster, save it, get out of the editor, jump back into your save game and then plop down your custom coaster as a pre-built. Some people just want to design coasters, they don't want all the frills of managing an entire park and the coaster designer lets you do that. RCT2 cares about those people.

I mentioned the 58 scenarios, each one puts you into a pre-existing area, such as a castle, an airfield, and yes even the moon itself. It definitely adds a lot of flair and character that the original game lacked without expansion packs. While these environments are big, detailed and beautiful on their own, I feel like its too much to just start out in. You've got dozens of paths going everywhere when all you need to start is a quarter of a gigantic park. So then to keep from having your visitors walk all over the place, you'll put down barricades over your paths that don't let them cross.

Each one of these scenarios has different conditions to win. Everything from get X amount of dollars in Y amount of years to having X amount of patrons in your park by year Y. There's a lot of variety and between the conditions and the environments, it keeps the game interesting and fresh from park to park. It gives me a reason to keep playing, because one year in the game is an hour in real life. These scenarios often last 3+ years, making for what could be a 175 hour game and that's assuming you stop playing a scenario when you complete it! You can keep going on and on to your heart's content.

The longer you go, the more your rides will break down. A new ride draws more people while an old ride, just feels stale and familiar. That's why you can save the ride, bulldoze it for some money and rebuild it again at full price! Its not just fictional parks in Africa or medieval times, there's a section of real life parks from the late 90s. Six real life parks including Magic Mountain and others owned by Six Flags.

Outside of roller coasters, log rides and anything else with a track, there are lesser rides that you can just plop down and make an entrance and an exit to. You can customize the entrances with themes and customize the paths, ground height, water, plants and so on. It all costs a price of course, but you can make exactly what you want to. Speaking of that, if you want to turn your roller coasters into death traps go for it! Its one of the fun things about the game. Make a power launch roller coaster shoot people off the rails sending them to their demise! Don't expect anyone to ever ride the coaster ever again, even after you fix it! Cowards.

Your guests will need to eat, drink and go to the bathroom, so don't forget to place vendors in strategic locations. They'll need places to sit and garbage cans too. There is a wide array of shops too, sunglasses, T-shirts, caps and balloons to sell. Place them where people are happiest and they'll spend for sure.

You'll get to manage the park's finances, but you won't get lost or overwhelmed. Its all pretty easy. You can quickly take out a cheap loan from the bank if you need money. You can spend money on advertising for the park, specific rides or other such things and they have a great impact on your visitors. To unlock new attractions, you'll need to put money into research. The more money per month, the quicker rides will be enabled in the scenario.

With everything said, RCT2 like its predecessor is a relaxing time sink that you can enjoy for decades like I did. I was still playing RCT2 on CD-ROM before it came to Steam! There's something here for management fans, coaster buffs and creation enthusiasts. While I feel like the vanilla version of RCT2 didn't have that many parks for the original price tag, the three included expansion packs make it a much better game.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Some say that the original RCT was better than 2. They said RCT sold out and this was just a big ad for Six Flags. Others say RCT 2 is the best in the series, because RCT 3 lost its charm by going 3D.

You know what i say? Shut up! People just love to complain. RCT, RCT2 and RCT3 are all good games.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
This game works great on my windows 8 pc. Oh the memories this brings back!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
63.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
The exact game that came out of cereal boxes I remember from many years ago, Rollercoaster 2 never ceases to amaze, both for those who are creative and those who simply enjoy tycoon-based games. Even if you're not a rollercoaster afficianado, I would still highly recommend this game for the unique and fun gameplay associated with it.

The only qualms I have is it is somewhat glitchy when it comes to graphics, which is expected for a game made many years ago attempting to run on Windows 7 and beyond.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I defo recommend this game to play. I used to play this when i was a kid and it's my favourite one out the other 2, I was happy to see this on steam as i lost my disc years ago, had no choice but to buy it. Only problem i had was it had problems running on Windows 8 but i managed to get it sorted and it works perfectly. Now im riding the rollercoaster down memory lane :)

If your having problems with it running on Windows 8, Go to the local files (right click RCT2 on steam, click on properties, then click on local files and select browse local files) and right click RCT2 and selct "Create Shortcut". The shortcut should be on the desktop, double click the shortcut and it will launch the game (Thats what I did)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
One of the best games of all time! If you truly tycoon, get this one rather than RCT3. It's smoother and the artwork is nicer, and the scale is just much better.

Small bit of advice: You will have to give RCT2.exe administrative priveleges and run it in XP Compatibility mode. I use Service Pack 2, but SP3 might work too.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Steam says I've done 40 hours but I've really done over 1,000 hour as I used to play this as a kid.
So download it right now
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
A classic staple of the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise, the 2nd installment is a great game for any theme park fan! The game's selections over rides can be great, though after a while its selection will get a bit boring. There isn't enough flat rides to go, Then again thats why we always have mods! It's design gives us a time of when video games were simpler. It can be fun to build roller coasters... or drown your guests. This game is fun for anyone, and I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Atari, Chris Sawyer, Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, or anything in that mix!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
This is one of the best games ive ever played in years it fixes alot of the problems from the first game which is great and playing it again today just brings back memories of staying up all night trying to perfect my parks
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I made a go kart race and it had 366 people in the line. O_o
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
This game. Oh man, this game. I got my first disk copy out of a box of Cheerios, and I played the absolute hell out of it. I easily poured about three thousand hours into that disk, and I loved every second of it. By the end of it I had well over 200 save files, some of which were actual serious parks and the rest simple sandbox parks where I had no objective and just ♥♥♥♥ed around with the patrons.
Then, the unthinkable happened. A virus destroyed the family computer, and when we got a new one, I found that the disk refused to install on it.
Fast forward ten or so years later. I was browsing steam out of boredom when I stumbled across Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 again, bundled together with its two expansion packs for a humble price of $11 CAN. Childhood memories came rushing back in a blur and I nearly fell off my bed in sheer excitement. A week later I got my hands on a copy of the game (Thank you, Jordy!!) and I was soon on my way to a serious nostalgia trip.

The Pros!
  • It is a legitimate challenge while still being fun! The game, yes, does get quite frustrating at times but there is never any disappointment in starting over. It just leaves you with a feeling of knowing you can do better in your next try. Plus there is nothing more satisfying than building a successful park and watching the money pour in.
  • Truly a game for all ages. Considering how far I managed to get as a kid, and how I still love it as an adult years later shows how easy it is to grasp and master by younger audiences, while still being challenging and entertaining enough to hold the attention spans of older gamers. It is because RCT2 can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be, solely with the help of;
  • The scenario editor. It is a separate game mode accessed through the main menu screen, and it offers up a near endless stream of custom parks long after you have beaten the rest of the ones included in the game. You can customize things such as the guests' preference to less or more intense rides, the rules on the park property itself (IE; ride height and land modifying restrictions), hell, even the climate of the area itself. There is so much there that can be tweaked to your liking, so you are left with a park that is catered to your own unique sense of challenge.
  • Building Roller Coasters is awesome. There is a huge selection of ride types to work with, giving a lot of opportunity for creativity. Building the rides is strangely relaxing, too.

    Honourable Mentions:
    - Graphics and animations are awesome for a game from 2002
    - UI is simple and easy to navigate
    - Very minimal bugs and glitches

    The Cons!
  • Patron and Staff AI is simple, and not in a good way. It is quite stupid and can get frustrating at times. (Guests don't know how to use First Aid centres, or how to find the bathrooms/food stalls. They're like tiny, ant sized cattle, all aimlessly wandering around in circles.)
  • Game has some compatibility issues. Particularly with newer computers (Win 7 and on), but all of those problems can be easily fixed with these guides.
  • Game can get a little boring sometimes. especially during periods where you have no money to work with, and end up waiting for funds from rides and shops to stock you up again. It's a problem that veterans of the Sim City games will be familiar with. If you have a consistent stream of money coming in from those sources however, it won't be much of a problem.

    The Final Verdict!
    Despite its flaws, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is a solid theme park simulator that has aged well. And for under fifteen dollars, you really can't go wrong. I recommend it wholeheartedly with a 9/10.
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