NoLimits 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Climb into the world's most famous roller coasters and experience the excitement in real time. Or design a new roller coaster that is engineered to your specifications.
User reviews: Very Positive (90 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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April 27

New Update with Flat Ride Pack released!!

The NoLimits 2 team is proud to announce a new update ( containing all new scripted rides!

This update is free to all NoLimits 2 users. The update adds five professionally modeled and scripted rides to the Observation tower released in the last update. Features:

  • Professionally modeled with multiple LODs for high performance.
  • Drop in and play! All rides are scripted with animation and sound effects ready to go. Just add to your park like any other pre-built scenery object.
  • All rides can be ridden! Approach the ride and press E when prompted to board the ride.

Enjoy! Be sure to share this video and leave us a comment letting us know what you think of the new additions!

-NoLimits Dev Team

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“If you’re at all interested in roller coaster design, NoLimits 2 is your only sensible option.”
8/10 – TP Review

“NoLimits 2 is a solid roller coaster simulator that I would not be surprised if parks start to use it for marketing purposes.”
9.5/10 – Coaster101

“A stunning roller coaster experience with a nearly endless supply of tracks and coaster types, NoLimits 2 sets a new bar for VR coaster sims.”
9.2/10 – The Rift Arcade

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About This Game

NoLimits 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Climb into the world's most famous roller coasters and experience the excitement in real time. Or design a new roller coaster that is engineered to your specifications.

Use a full-featured roller coaster editor with a CAD-style wire-frame display to build a custom coaster. Drag and drop track, supporting structures, and other objects. Use slider bars to change the perspective of the elements being designed, and to zoom in and out. Your only constraints are the laws of physics and your imagination.

After you have designed and constructed your roller coaster, NoLimits 2 serves up a real-time roller coaster experience, from the time the train chugs its way up the first slope, to the time it stops to a stop on the exit platform. The simulation includes the sounds of the wind rushing by, and the metal-on-metal sounds that are integral to enjoying a coaster ride. It's easy to choose any seat on any car in the coaster train. Use the computer's mouse to change the line of sight and angle of vision.

NoLimits 2 is the world's most comprehensive roller coaster simulation, with results so realistic that professional designers like John Wardley use NoLimits 2 to create and test designs for physical roller coasters. Roller coaster manufacturers including Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V., The Gravity Group, Inc., Great Coasters International, Inc., Premier, Inc., Maurer Söhne GmbH, Intamin A.G. and others have used NoLimits for purposes including layout, design and integration, visualization and marketing.

NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation 2 is the ultimate roller coaster simulation, hands down. Don't believe us? Just ask the pros.


  • Designed for multi-core CPUs and next generation graphics
  • Realistic roller coaster physics
  • Integrated park editor
  • Everything realtime!
  • Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 support
  • 37 different coaster styles including 4D, Spinning, Wooden, Flying, Inverted & Suspended
  • Shuttle coasters
  • Switches and transfer tracks
  • Different worn levels to simulate aging
  • Different rail type
  • More than one train at the same time
  • More than one coaster in the same park
  • Dual stations
  • Duelling coasters using synchronized stations
  • Custom spline positions relatively to track
  • Backwards running train option
  • Block sections
  • Realitistic control of brakes
  • Animated brakes, wheels, lifts, harnesses, gates, etc.
  • Intelligent track spline options
  • Complex support structure design
  • Different camera perspectives: onboard, free, target, fly-by
  • Special walk mode (with collision detection)
  • Choose your seat, car, train and coaster
  • Mouse simulates head moving
  • Advanced terrain engine
  • Next generation graphics with normal mapping, specular mask, reflections and realtime shadows
  • Lens flare effect
  • Volumetric light and fog effects
  • Depth-of-field effect
  • Weather effects
  • Dynamic sky with Day-Night-Cycle
  • 3D Surround Sound using OpenAL
  • Environmental Audio Effects (Reverb inside tunnels etc.)
  • Integrated environment editor to change skybox, and background
  • Lots of shipped demo environments (high mountains, flat background)
  • Integrated scripting language
  • Shipped with demo objects and scripts
  • Import of 3DS and LWO files for custom scene objects
  • Integrated light pattern creator tool for generating animated light textures
  • Water splash effect for coasters with water scoops (dive coaster, staggered hyper coaster)
  • Integrated Formula track element language
  • Integrated Force vector track element designer
  • Package file export
  • High quality video export with perfect frame timing
  • Lots of included parks

Please note that the Steam Edition of NoLimits 2 is identical to the Standard Edition of NoLimits 2.

Restrictions in Free Demo

  • Demo can be used for 15 days only
  • Only 4 coaster styles available in demo
  • Only 3 demo parks
  • Very limited park saving in demo (tracks with up to 10 vertices only)
  • No video recording in demo
  • No screenshots

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with Shader Model 3 and with at least 512 MB VRAM, ATI x1000 series cards not supported
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Good graphics card is very important. Some integrated graphics solutions might be too slow. Install and try out the demo from Steam if you are unsure whether your computer meets the requirements.
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer (64 Bit OS strongly recommended)
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with Shader Model 3 and with 1 GB or more VRAM, ATI x1000 series cards not supported
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon 7750 or better recommended
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
While I only have an hour of playtime on the Steam version, I've poured many hours into the standalone version. When compared to similar offerings (i.e. Theme Park Studio), I still feel this as though this is the superior product.

It seems both NL2 or TPS have rather hefty learning curves. Both feature loads of tools and things to learn. To me, neither is easier than its competing counterpart. After that, it really comes down to how the rest stacks up.

In NL2, you're getting arguably better graphics, far more accurate physics, and a *much* more polished product. This is a finished game, with "free DLC" updates along the way; in fact, the new wing coaster trains just debuted a week ago.

In TPS, you're getting easier functions to build a park, and animated guests, but I feel like the advantages stop there. In NL2 it's really not that hard to make a path (just paint the ground), and adding flat rides built by others just requires adding the scenery object (script is typically already attached). I really wish TPS ended up being good. It's always nice to have something new and awesome coming along but it's just not there yet. Maybe in the future it will eventually become worthy of it's purchase price, but as of now I really wouldn't spend any money on it.

I'll be sticking with NoLimits 2 and RCT World (when it debuts).


Personal opinion time:

For me and many others, this is the absolute benchmark for accurate roller coasters. The level of intricacy with which someone can design their dream ride is unparalleled by any other software. As with anything this realistic, there is a learning curve that comes with the program if you wish to design your own. However, compared to NoLimits 1, the rate at which new users are becoming proficient truly speaks for how well the new track building system is. Some of the amazing works you'll see on YouTube, the Workshop, and NL fansites were created by people who just picked up the game a couple months ago.

Now, would I recommend this game to those don't plan to build? If you're a roller coaster fanatic, I'd still say yes. With Steam's integration you can download other tracks with absolute breeze. Plus there's other options to further satisfy your hunger for rides: sites like and provide an excellent abundance of things to download to your heart's desire.

This is as real as it gets... for the most part. If realism isn't your forte, go make that 1000 ft tall mountain racer you've always wanted. If you can build it, the simulation will always run it.

But perhaps the best part is the realism. The fact that some recreations get within inches of their real-life counterparts just shows the level of detail with which you can sculpt the rails. And for some, having that dead-on accuracy makes each ride feel as though they could be built into real life. You can build your dream ride, watch it go, and truly imagine it existing at your favorite amusement park so long as you could print out blueprints. That feeling is truly awesome and cannot be replaced IMO.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
NoLimits 2 is a very relaxing yet thrilling game where you get to ride and build your very own roller coasters! The game itself is lovely with a lot of things to play around with, the biggest one being the editor. This game concentrates more on the ride itself and less on the surroundings while most other games let you build your own parks with pre-built rides this game lets you create your own from scratch or by editing other rides.

+Very pretty.
+Lots of options.
+Very in depth editor with lots and lots of options.
+Easy to understand tutorials in written and video form.
+Audio is incredibly realistic.
+Oculus Rift support.
+Lots of ways to move around (walking, flying ext.)
+Very large areas to build so you can build a lot of rides in one park
+Controls are easy to use.

-Fly camera is buggy when you fly too fast.
-Weird frame drops in random areas.
-Not that many building options so your parks are going to be just rides.
-Price tag I think can be lowered a bit.

Overall I rate this game an 8/10 for the amout of content and creativity in this game it's 100% worth your time, but try to pick it up on sale.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I really enjoy this "game". It's not really a game, as it is an actual simuation. Just be advised this is not Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 or Theme Park Studio. I own both, so i know this one is very different. This simulator is very realistic with physics and terrain. It is very advanced, and takes a while to get used to, but anyways, it's totally worth the money and is amazing! Also Advised: Takes a pretty powerful computer to run. I have a lower powered computer and run at pretty low settings, but on highest the game is beautiful and eye-popping. Even on lowest settings, this simulator is still a blast!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This is the most amazing roller coaster simulator in the world. It has so many features and abilities that it's pretty impossible to list all of them. From the editor to the riding of the roller coasters, everything in this game has clearly been taken very seriously and done really well.

This game is not for the novice roller coaster fan, unless you just want to ride other people's creations. However, if you take the time to learn the program, you can build some really amazing things that you can enjoy over and over again. Also Oculus Rift Support is pretty neat.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Very great roller coaster simulation. I wonder how cool this must be with Oculus VR...
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