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.
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Mixed (145 reviews) - 60% of the 145 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2007

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About This Game

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
      • Storage: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Helpful customer reviews
    4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
    9.5 hrs on record
    Posted: February 14
    I think this is a nice game though it might seem a little challanging at the start. I would recommend people trying this game out... :)
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    91 of 102 people (89%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    28.6 hrs on record
    Posted: September 28, 2014
    Echoing and further summarizing what reviews before me have said, this is a pretty cool game with some major, perhaps deal-breaking flaws.

    The premise of the game is simple, straightforward, and works the way you expect it to. You start with a lump sum of cash and are expected to buy your first vehicle. Could be a car (meaning self-contained transport, like a flatbed or an armored car) or a truck, requiring a trailer. Afterwards, hire a driver that has the required licenses. In both cases, you have a lot of options.

    Vehicles can be selected on the grounds of:

    • Price
    • Storage/transport capacity
    • Speed
    • Reliability
    • Ease or difficulty of repair
    • Predicted lifespan and depreciation rate.

    Employees can be selected based on their starting wage, experience, and skills. Drivers have certain licenses which you can train them in and get faster as they gain experience. Managers have additional skills that make your business more efficient, however do not have much effe-....well, actually no. They do just as much as managers do in real life

    Buy things, hire drivers, get contracts, make money. Fun, right?


    This game is horrible, like, unfathomably horribly coded. Minor bug: The personnel market *completely* changing every couple of hours (which is about a second at the slowest game speed), so you have to pause every time you want to hire someone, because their portraits move, but the buttons stay the same, so you click the button that was for person A and you hire person J because in the last microsecond, his face moved up the queue. This is the same for contracts as well, so again, unless the game is paused, you might accept a contract that is far too big for your vehicle or must be completed faster than you can drive.

    The game has no concept of retaining sound settings and must be configured via launcher. Actually, no settings can be changed inside the game or on the fly.

    Major Bug:

    All contracts must be completed within a certain amount of time, notwithstanding it takes about 45 in-game days to drive what appears to be no more than ten miles, you are given an average speed your vehicle must travel at in order to satisfy the contract. However, up to a certain point it is impossible because traffic affects whether you complete or fail a contract. If there is a car in the passing lane, your trucks will rarely make an attempt to pass in the slow lane. Furthermore, if you fail a contract, your truck may simply stop. That's it, road closed. It will never move and cars will back up behind it indefinitely. You cannot resolve this bug because your vehicle and driver must be in the garage in order to be sold and fired, respectively.


    Despite the fact that most factories have large, large, loading zones (that only get bigger as you make them more profitable), the maximum amount of vehicles that can exist within the loading dock is two. However, the maximum number of vehicles *that are moving* within the loading zone is one, meaning that if you ever have three trucks doing business with the same factory or, god forbid, you have a competitor doing business with a factory, you will have a line of trucks five cars long waiting for the one guy who is moving his truck in the loading zone. This will invariably cause you to fail all contracts that includes that factory. And since any good competitor AI does business with a multitude of clients, all factories will see competitor trucks and cause you to fail, this makes over half of the game maps unplayable.

    And since the previous bug makes any map not playable for long, the amount of time you can play this game instead of restarting it is pretty small.

    Cool concept, poorly executed, I do not recommend this game, however consider trying it sometime if a friend already bought it, or if it is ever on sale more than 50% off.
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    81 of 91 people (89%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    7.9 hrs on record
    Posted: April 4, 2014
    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.
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    47 of 60 people (78%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: September 9, 2014
    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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    32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    79.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 25, 2014
    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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