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 (129 reviews) - 96% of the 129 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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September 22

New Update: NoLimits 2.2 Released

We recently released a new major update for NoLimits 2 with lots of new features.

Steam users will automatically receive this update using the Steam client.

Here is a list of the most important changes:

  • Added Direct3D 11 renderer for improved performance and compatibility
  • Added SLI/CrossFire detection and multi-GPU optimizations
  • Added telemetry server
  • Added high frame rate options (48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz) for video export (professional license upgrade only)
  • Added automatic key frame playback option
  • Added methods for controlling key frame animation
  • Added loading and assigning second UV map
  • Added Fake Water Sort Option to NL2MAT Editor
  • Added Pre-Multiply-Alpha option
  • Added option to turn off lens flare effect
  • Added chromatic abberation post effect
  • Added 4 new prefab supports with track default connector
  • Added crosstie spacing option
  • Added dim option for supports and prefabs, can be used for indoor coasters
  • Added new default physics model v2.2
  • New coaster style Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster
  • New coaster style Gerstlauer Infinity 2 Coaster
  • New park Storm Valley with Gerstlauer Infinity coasters
  • New park Venom with Gerstlauer Infinity coaster
  • Improved motion blur video capturing
  • Improved dynamic sky
  • Improved depth-of-field effect
  • Improved soft sprites on water surfaces
  • Improved crosstie spacing on Hyper and Rocket coaster styles
  • Improved fading of rail support connectors and track hardware in tunnels
  • Updated Oculus Runtime (using SDK 0.6)
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

-The NL 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 (Runtime 0.6 or 0.7 required)
  • 40 different coaster styles including 4D, Spinning, Wooden, Wing, Flying, Inverted & Suspended
  • Lots of included scenery objects including animated flat rides and trees
  • 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 DAE, 3DS, or 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
    • Storage: 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. For VR experience: Oculus Rift DK2 with runtime 0.6 or 0.7 is required.
    • 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 5 and with 1 GB or more VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon 7750 or better recommended. For VR experience: Oculus Rift DK2 with runtime 0.6 or 0.7 is required.
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
420.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Okay, so you are curious about buying this product? If yes, please read this before making your decision.
1. NoLimits 2 is a fantastic piece of software, yeah, software, because, according to the makers, they are targeting realism now and they prever to call it a simulation-program. Keep in mind this ISIN'T RollerCoaster Tycoon or Thrillville.
2. You can't be a sadistic a-hole and watch people die, 2 reasons: there aren't any peeps in the entire simulation, just steel, wood and foliage. The second reason is that you can't crash a coaster, if it hit's the end of the open track it just displays and error stating that the coaster has crashed.
3. If you want to make rollercoasters, of course you do, you have to learn it. It's not that you build gorgeous tracks within the first hour, propably not even after 10 hours of learning. There aren't track-pieces like RollerCoaster Tycoon, it's more CAD-style based, just open air. Actually it's an editor where you can design almost anything inside.
4. You can add buildings, etc. to it, but you have to make them in a program like SketchUp, 3DSMAX, etc. Than you have to export -> import them. As you see, this is not a game for people who don't have patient, this is a quality program which is rather serious. (Although they have an annual April fools joke on the news-website)
If you like building rollercoasters and would invest some time in it to use the same software as some of the professionals use, don't hasitate and buy this gorgeous piece of art!!! If you like rollercoasters to ride them, buy it also, on the market-place and other sources like coastercrazy, nolimits-exchange, etc. you can have an almost unlimited supply of coaster-food. Do you want to build coaster in the simple RollerCoaster Tycoon site and don't want to learn how you make proper creations, yeah, better spend your money on something better. Although this software just deserves to be bought anyways.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
To be clear, this is not a game, this is simulation software. Very good simulation software.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
If you love realistic and complex simulators AND rollercoasters/theme parks, you're going to love this 'game'!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
940.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
It's OK I guess, I only used it for a couple hours...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
An absolutely stellar roller coaster simulator with totaly unlimited possibilites!
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