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 (58 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2007
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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

      • 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
    58 of 64 people (91%) found this review helpful
    6.6 hrs on record
    Freight Tycoon Inc is a management game where you are entrusted to develop and maintain a Freight company that delivers goods for various manufacturing plants around the map. The game is set on a number of levels that provide you a certain challenge, each in its own way. While to some the levels system may seem out of place, in actuality, its a good thing. Once you have completed the level, you are given the option to continue playing on the level permanently. Just click yes, save your game for that level once it reloads and off you go, continuous play.

    In Freight Tycoon you have to manage a number of things. The purchase of vehicles and trailers, the hiring of staff from managers, technicians, drivers, repair trucks, etc etc. Its also been done in a very nice style. You cannot just pick any truck or driver or job. Each truck in the game has a top speed it can travel at so you want to ensure jobs you get for that truck don't require more speed than your truck can go at, otherwise you will fail your contract. The truck also has a type, which means the type of carriage it has and what it can carry, this is also important as it determines what contracts you can acquire which need to be of the same carriage. The driver you hire has to have a license to drive the truck type you have bought.

    This may seem daunting but the way the interface is laid out makes doing this so very easy, it is a genius UI here. The graphics are also surprisingly good in this game and the map comes to life the more you deliver contracts with houses and building slowly being built, upgraded by the game mechanics filling the map with life, it is quite an extraordinary mechanic that I have not seen done before automatically by the game.

    The only con I find in this game is the options menu. For one, you cannot play in window mode, there is no option to do that in the options menu, so your stuck in full screen mode. This may not be an issue for a lot of you, but for me because I work too, I like to have my game running in window mode in the background, that's not possible here unless there is some ini file I haven't found that can do that.

    The other con is Sounds. You cannot turn them off from the options menu when you go to it from the main menu. I'm not sure if there is an ingame menu to do it from, I have not found one.

    Overall Freight Tycoon is well worth the money to purchase. I was very sceptical about it when I got it but I was pleasantly surprised. Give this game a chance if you like Tycoon games, its well worth it.
    Posted: April 4
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    20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
    79.3 hrs on record
    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 :)
    Posted: June 25
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    14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
    6.9 hrs on record
    "7/10" According to My Own Ratings.

    WARNING: Ignore the trailer. It has nothing to do with the game. Check the screenshots instead. It should be obvious but still worth reminding.

    The game could be more challenging. By could I mean should. But it's pretty cheap so... might be worth checking out if you like this kind of tycoon/company simulators game.

    You buy vehicles, hire people, upgrade company, buy and upgrade garages, sign contracts and assign vehicles to work on them.

    As you complete contracts, your rating with each enterprise will go up allowing "special" contracts and the enterprise will be improved.

    The game is cool but not challenging at all.

    You can "cheat" by placing multiple vehicles to work on the same contract. That way you can complete contracts that require a higher load or speed than a single truck could do. The load might in some cases be possible to divide irl, but no matter how many trucks drving at 54km/h you use, you would never be able to complete a contract that requires you to go at 70km/h as this game accepts. Even when you actually fail a stage because your truck was much slower than the minimum requirement, multiple trucks allow you to ensure you don't fail the remaining stages and get the money and ratings for something you didn't do.

    also... get ready to spend a lot of time in this game if you want to see the "over 100 car models".
    Posted: April 15
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    16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
    57.2 hrs on record
    This is a pretty solid game. Played 10 hours today without any crashes which is nice for an older game. Micro management of a truck company transporting all manner of goods. I like it.
    Posted: April 8
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    14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
    10.9 hrs on record
    Definitely worth the price,i've been playing it every day since i purchased it.On some contracts you need to think how to complete them and rake in the big prize money and that's either by putting your largest trailers on the job or hiring more staff and buying more trucks. Although the graphics isn't the best you can't expect the best graphics for the price that has been asked.

    I'd rate this game 9/10.
    Posted: April 7
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