Freight Tycoon is an economic simulation game which challenges players’ management skills. It puts one into the shoes of an owner of a cargo transportation company. One has to evaluate the profitability of contracts, contact customers, and appoint drivers to deliver goods.
User reviews: Mixed (68 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2007
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"A very distilled sim, it's all about finding profitable trades between producers and customers and arranging for delivery. Makes for fun short sessions."

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Freight Tycoon is an economic simulation game which challenges players’ management skills. It puts one into the shoes of an owner of a cargo transportation company. One has to evaluate the profitability of contracts, contact customers, and appoint drivers to deliver goods.
Office development is also an essential part of success in business. Employing and dismissing workers, buying new vehicles and keeping technical records competently.
But one should be aware of rivals which are interested in forcing out your company out of the market.
The game is set in a fully 3D world with various landscapes and season changes. The appearance of buildings, vehicles and headquarters change interactively, so one
can see the results.
Freight Tycoon Inc. gives you a unique opportunity to extend the world of Freight Tycoon and create your own cargo transportation empire.

Key features:

  • Elaborate interface
  • 30 interactive 3D maps
  • 3 levels of office development
  • Make contracts
  • Buy and sell motor vehicles
  • Employ and dismiss workers
  • Over 100 car models
  • Bonuses for jobs done

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows 2000/XP/7
      • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon 1,5 GHz
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 3 or ATI Radeon 8500
      • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Helpful customer reviews
    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    6.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 11
    good way to kill time not much in the way of story but still worth the few bucks
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    0.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 16
    I tried this game for about half-an-hour in the Tutorial. I found the "Font" used in the Game information panel so small I could not read it. The Video shown about the Game is what conviced me that it was probably a great looking Game - Do Not be fooled, that is not what the game looks like. Go to U-tube and check the game out there first, which is what I should have done.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    10.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 8
    For a game released in 2007, its a fun game. For a game released in 2007 and it being 2014, its decent. It has its ups and its downs.

    Pros:
    -If you like Logistics, this is a game for you!
    -A wide amount of types of merchdise to transports
    -Graphics are pretty solid for a DX9 game
    -See as the villages turns into towns and towns turns into cities.

    Cons:
    -a metic EF TON of micromanaging, once a truck is done with a contract, you have to manually assign it to another one. Sounds simple but once you get about 15 to 20 to 30+ trucks, you become overwelmed quickly with unused trucks.
    -Very little amount of upgrading options
    -Very poor UI design, its just a mess.
    -Notifications are just bunched up in a small section near your minimap
    -Minimap is practically garbage
    -You can't simply upgrade trucks, if you wish to purchase newer trucks you have to unhook the trailers, sell the truck, buy the new truck, reattach the trailer, and then rehire the driver you apparentally fired because you sold the truck.
    -Very LIMITED amount of trucks to pick from.
    -The tutorial is just nothing but a textbox simulator, it's useless and utterly boring. I learned by trial and error.
    -Once you get to a later point in the game (Lets say about 3-5 hours in one playthrough), there is almost nothing left to do. I got bored once I practically dominated the region and upgraded all of my garages and HQ.

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    Final Verdict: MicroManagement Simulator 2007

    While the algorism does work, it only works for the beginning of the game. This game gets real boring really quickly after 10 hours. The idea is great, but the excution is poor. The UI is the biggest mess at this point. If the UI was improved TREMENDOUSLY then I would say, give it a shot. But I simply can't. I shouldn't need to switch screens constantly just to buy a new truck from 1980 to replace my old one from 1950, when the game first started.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    4.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 10
    This game lacks in so many aspects that I don't know where to start. The interface is badly designed, hard to use, scolling is bad, action bars are useless, low level of details, so many things are confusing and.... well it gets boring very quickly. Played about 5-6 hours (really tried hard to love it) but with no chance.... NOT RECOMMENDED
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    4.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 24
    I'm addicted.

    Fun to play.

    Cheesy graphics and not the best story line, but if you want a free tycoon: you found it.
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    16.2 hrs on record
    Posted: September 29
    was worth the money, wait for a sale though. If you want it badly then get it, but wait. Still i recommend it, its not a easy game sometimes, mainly from some of the maps sizes. what i would like to see is more maps, deifferent cargo, weather, and more accidents that are cuased by AI and not bad maintence.
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    6.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 30
    I enjoy this game well enogh, though it has flaws to be sure.

    The graphics are functional, though the lack of resolution options is annoying as it can make some text difficult to read. Also when mousing over office options, no tooltip is given for what effect the stats have, you must remember what all the little icons look like, then reference the main office page.
    Otherwise, it is all about figuring out what are the appropriate truks to invest in given the companies nearby. Some condsideration must also be given for having too many of your trucks taking orders at the same business, as they can get crowded during loading/unloading.

    I cannot compare to other Tycoon games as the only other one I have played is SimThemepark some years back.

    Good if you enjoy micromanaging a company and it's assets, including personnel hiring and setting tasks.
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    22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
    79.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 25
    I have played several transport-related tycoons and I have to say I really like this one, for one simple reason: it is EXTREMELY simple to play, and quick to do ANYTHING. 2 or 3 clicks and you buy trucks, you assign several to routes(contracts), or you remove them.

    The graphics are suitable for such a game in my opinion (helps to keep the loadings really fast), with the construction that happens occasionally being very detailed in my opinion.

    The animation is fine. The sound can't really say, because I play with the sound off :)

    So all in all, I find it a really fun game (and isn't that the purpose of a game?), that just motivates you to play more and more and advance.

    It is not too difficult nor to easy. It is just great :)
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    10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: September 9
    It's nearly a good game. It has so much potential, but it suffers the same fate of many a tycoon game. There is always a best decision that can be made by a crude guess and the worst decision leaves you no worse off than the best.
    Now, I don't mean that there isn't always a best decision in other tycoon games, but usually the campaigns change that and you end up with a reasonable choice between say fuel efficiency, reliability or something else and the campaign helps dictate that. But unfortunately here the best cargo carriers are in the form of either the really small vans that you can use to spam contracts, or the much more expensive lorries. Most of the inbetween vehicles are too slow to get most contracts.
    So once you've got your obviously best array of vehicles I assume you're ready for a tough decision over which contract you should make? Okay, well it doesn't really matter, just pick any that your vehicle is both big enough for and fast enough for. Will it make a profit? Of course! Does it matter which cargo you choose to haul? No, of course not! They're all roughly the same cost to carry and the same profit. What about your staff members? Don't you worry, when you're hiring there'll be a best candidate by far and little to no extra cost!
    So now you've made those tough decisions, what will you do? Just watch the money roll in of course and make them again whenever you have to.
    Zen Tycoon.

    The UI is friendly. It's simple and for the most part it get the job done. Though it is occasionally a little clunky.

    The problem is without the depth (no training for staff members, upgrades for lorries, fuel consumption to be considered, different benefits to different cargo, or interaction with competitors/clients, what about routes? Nah.) or bredth (no involvement in other industries like Railroad Tycoon, no trains or ships for cargo, no direct involvement in road development) the game is left feeling very samey very quickly.

    It's the sort of game you'll probably play once or twice and leave by the wayside.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    31.0 hrs on record
    Posted: September 9
    Freight Tycoon Inc. is like a top down version of Euro Truck Simulator, only you play the role of boss of the entire trucking company.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    14.5 hrs on record
    Posted: September 14
    This game is short and sweet. It may not have the best graphics or storyline, but it kept me hooked.
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    8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
    31.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 30
    This game is enjoyable if you like sims like this. Relax set up lines of transport, pick up contracts make cash etc.
    There are some game breakers in this though and the developer really has not tried to fix them even though its been out for years. For example the campaign has a bad map in the middle of the series. You cant go past it, I have not been able to win it due to some horrid map planning and the way your trucks behave at load and deliver points.
    Basically on map 12 of the campaign you lose due to almost all freight you have to deal with goes to one place and the AI competitor on that map basically clogs this point up so bad that no matter what you do most of your contracts will fail and make you go bankrupt after a while. The map would do fine as a sand box map but since its a campaign map and you need this delivery point you will simply not be able to play the campaign maps past this point which is still about half the maps in the campaign.
    The second bad thing is that after every play session you need to start the game through your steam library and not from the desktop short cut because it wont have sound. When started through the library you have the option to bring up a settings menu which you will need to bring up every time, then start it through that or you simply will not have sound. This game has been out for years but the only thing ever patched was something to do with it not launching on Vista.

    In short if you like these sim type games its not a bad game, but it feels like the developer just tossed it on steam years ago and never looked back let alone fix or improve it other than that vista fix (edited twice because i cant type lol).
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    0.7 hrs on record
    Posted: July 13
    A very detailed simulator with a lot of great features! You can tell they put a lot of effort into this game, although it is a bit old and dated by today's standards, this simple 3D engine is perfect to achieve the business aspects.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 10
    The game is similar to Transport Tycoon but instead of making a permanent route, you manage contract. that is, you accept one contract at a time.

    It's deffrent and fun.
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    2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
    0.6 hrs on record
    Posted: September 8
    Don't bother with this game, just go play OpenTTD.
    When you alt-tab away game will not recover, not crashing but not showing the game screen again.
    Graphics are clearly outdated. Gameplay is not very engaging: just Buy truck. Get contract. Wait. Repeat.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    6.5 hrs on record
    Posted: September 9
    It is not i Tycoon game that you are use to it is more i mico magement game
    You need to asine all truks missiens the missisens last about 1-5 min then you need to reasine them so bilding i big empier is realy strees full.

    cant recoumnd it the game name is realy roung shod be Freight mico magement
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    13.2 hrs on record
    Posted: September 11
    I didn't like this game because it was not much of a challenge. Once you figure out the pattern to playing it, it is very easy. I kept playing it hoping that it would throw me a curve, but no such luck. There are better tycoon games out there.
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    0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: September 9
    Do not support Window mode.
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    0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
    7.9 hrs on record
    Posted: July 24
    It's worth even more than 5 Euros.
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    0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
    4.7 hrs on record
    Posted: August 25
    Not grabbing me at all.
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