Now’s the chance to build the Zoo of your dreams! Just like in a real Zoo, your animals must receive complete care. Feed them, train them, cure them and even relocate them. Observe their realistic interactions with one another, the landscape, the play equipment and even Zoo visitors.
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Release Date: May 12, 2006

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Includes 9 items: Wildlife Park 2, Wildlife Park 2 - Crazy Zoo, Wildlife Park 2 - Dino World, Wildlife Park 2 - Domestic Animals, Wildlife Park 2 - Fantasy, Wildlife Park 2 - Farm World, Wildlife Park 2 - Horses, Wildlife Park 2 - Kitz (fawn), Wildlife Park 2 - Marine World

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“"Overall, the zoo god experience can be fulfilling, knowing that you are in control of everything alive in the picture. This is a recommended play for fans of “control-freak” games like Theme Park, Theme Hospital, The Sims and Red Alert-genre programs."”
8.5 – Strategy Informer

“"Behind Wildlife Park 2's somewhat childish demeanor is a strong tycoon management sim which tasks you with making all the people happy all of the time. Think of Rollercoaster Tycoon where the rides have needs and wants, and you're approaching the complexity of this game.... "”
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Wildlife Park 2 - Ultimate Edition (content)

Wildlife Park Ultimate Edtion includes:
* Wildlife Park 2
* Wildlife Park 2 - Addon: Crazy Zoo
* Wildlife Park 2 - Addon: Marine World
* Wildlife Park 2 - Addon: Horses
* Wildlife Park 2 - Addon: Farm World
* Wildlife Park 2 - Addon: Dino World
* Wildlife Park 2 - Expansion: Domestic Animals
* Wildlife Park 2 - Expansion: Fantasy Animals

Features/facts:
* 150+ different animal species
* 140+ animal houses and devices
* 130+ visitor facilities, staff buildings, ways and fences
* 70+ decorative park elements
* 50+ plant species
* 65 missions AND 100+ maps all around the world

About This Game

Wildlife Park 2 will completely satisfy animal lovers and zoo fans: an incomparable natural experience – right in your living room! Now’s the chance to build the Zoo of your dreams!

Become a zoo manager and take good care of your animal charges! Wildlife Park 2 brings you into "up close and personal" contact with more than 50 different animal species. Observe the lovingly animated, realistic interaction of the animals - with other animals, the landscape, the play equipment, or the visitors to the park! Just like in a real zoo, the animals must receive all-round care. This is as easy as winking in Wildlife Park 2: With a click of the mouse you can feed, doctor, pet, or even relocate animals, or get them moving. You will guide a team of landscape architects, gardeners, keepers, veterinarians, and scientists. If you manage your zoo carefully, you will soon be able to celebrate the birth of new animals!

Construct your zoo using more than 100 animal houses, visitor facilities, staff buildings, decorative park elements, and enclosure equipment. Wildlife Park 2 is an ideal playground for amateur architects, too! Use the extensive terraforming options to create your own imaginative landscapes. Plenty of established plant species and botanical rarities such us underwater plants or cacti will thrive under your loving care, and all this is lavishly displayed by a dynamic plant system. Another specialty is the realistically simulated flow of water. By easily placing a water source, you can create thunderous waterfalls and rambling water worlds.

Visitors to your zoo will expect a few treats, too - build restaurants and ice-cream parlors and provide spectacular entertainment. Employ advertising and marketing to attract new visitors. But don't forget to keep an eye on your zoo's budget at all times!

Features:

• 20 missions and freeplay maps (sandboxmode) around the world
• 50 different animal species, 30 plant species
• More than 100 animal houses, visitor facilities, staff buildings, decorative park elements, and enclosure equipment
• Direct interaction with the animals, e.g. petting, feeding, shooing, etc.
• Realistic animal behaviour with individual social and sex lives, birth and aging, aggression, and trainability
• Rebreeding of exotic and extinct animal and plant species in special research labs
• Intricate water simulation, with underwater world, waterfalls, etc.
• Bridge systems, underwater tunnels, and jeeps for real safari adventures
• Visitor mode for taking a walk or a drive around your own park
• Photo album for organizing your pictures of the park
• Encyclopaedia with lots of useful information about the animals and plants
• Advertising and marketing for luring new visitors

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10/8/7/VISTA/2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.1 compatible, 64 MB RAM, Pixelshader 1.1, Vertexshader 1.1
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
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Spirit of Madness
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Awesome game for those who like animals, this game has alot of them, and you can care about them in your zoo. Game also has missions and story.
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CatTasticMeow
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Help! Every time a little box thing say that seciurity is low or whatever, I accidentally click it through the game. Then when I click the game to get back to it, It crashes! Its done this every time but once. Plz help!
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ωσℓνєѕ ρσωєя
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
this is a fun game to play.All you have to do is make sure theres animalsa flowere3s and the visitors or animals dont get bored.And 100% DO NOT let animals die or escape or breed to much. This is not multiplayer but its realy fun.Hope you engoy the game.
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Reiky
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Do not buy this game in hopes that it's like Zoo Tycoon.

I did not play this nearly enough time to make a full fledged review simply because the game ran terribly slow, however I can pin point afew first look cons and pros.

Pros:
- Animal Variety;
- Decent graphics on the animal models;
- Alot of in game depth about animal care.

Cons:
- Game runs slow;
- UI is terribly optimized;
- Minimap is reversed;
- User unfriendly start.

As for the price, I think it's very accessible if you have some patience to learn how to properly build in this game, there is tons of content to sink quite afew hours in.
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Austinfauth3062 #TeamPyro
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
If you like animals... well, trapping them and putting them in virtual misery then this is the game for you!
But honestly, it is a good game with alot of minor bugs that wont affect gameplay much. It is so satisfying to see about 100 people paying to look at animals.
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lp62
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
I just love it. Great modeling and animation , loads of animals and plants to put in your zoo. If more expansion packs could be made I would buy them as soon as possible. In my opinion I hate nothing about this game but please fix up those camel glitches.
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Franceska
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Regret buying this. UI is the worst, no tutorial, all "DLCs" are seperate games so you don't have their content in your base game, and it clutters up your library. Would not recommend this at all.
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Fat Obelix
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Sorry guys, but Zoo Tycoon is SO MUCH BETTER!!!
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SheWolf
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Very fun and addictive game for the creative people out there. I honestly don't see any faults to this game, perhaps a few more items in the game would be good, like decor, more buildings and things for the customers to do/use. I have most of the expansion packs and they add even more fun to the game! Graphics are decent, although sound effects could be better. Overall really enjoy this, it's not for everyone.. but if you love animals and love to create/build, this is for you!
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Jaws
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I find it really fun sadly they are no snakes or frogs (Which are my favourite animals) But I like animals I find it very peaceful and calm I really recommend it.
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161 of 190 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
The best zoo-tycoon game in my opinion. The WP series features heavily on realism, unlike the Zoo Tycoon series, although that series is good too. Animals look realistic, as are their AI behavior. It takes a while for babies to be born, unlike ZT where it apparently happens instantly. Food don't magically appear out of thin air to feed your animals. like in ZT. You need to place the proper facilities to make the food.

WP 2 also focuses more on those rare/unknown animals, unlike ZT where they feature mostly well known/popular animals. I like this idea, because it lets people who play this game learn about animals they've never seen/or read about before. For example, there's the frilled sharks from the marine expansion. I doubt many people who aren't shark fans would know what they are.

The map isn't really set up like a grid (ZT again). You simply 'paint' the paths along the ground for your customers to walk on, which makes your zoo look more realistic if you're using stone or dirt paths for instance.

One thing I do like in ZT over WP2 though is setting up your habitats for marine animals. It's very easy to do in ZT but I find it frustrating to do the same in WP2.

Both zoo series are good, but if you want more realism in a zoo game, then WP2 is the way to go. With 150+ animals, realistic AI, along with loads of plants and attractions, etc, however, you should buy it anyway.
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182 of 245 people (74%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
My bears ate all my penguins. I learned you're not supposed to put them in the same enclosure. 10/10
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
more in depth than Zoo Tycoon and with a larger variety of animals, enjoy creating amazing zoos with animals both alive and extinct.

downside would be the animals trained get sold to circuses, so if your against circus animals might want to avoid that bit, but remember this is just a game and not real life, your not actually hurting animals it's just a pc game.
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34 of 34 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Excellent game but a little buggy in places. I got the game on a sale with all the expansions, which gives cracking value and a really vast amount of content for the money.

The very real question is whether or not this game is better than Zoo Tycoon, which is a tough one to answer.

Zoo Tycoon 2 is without question more polished, less buggy and very enjoyable to play.

However, Wildlife Park has masses of content, is cheaper, has more flexibility and an engaging realism.

In short, they are two quite different games so compliment each other quite well. I would definitely recommend getting the expansion packs for this as they are quite spectacular. On the whole I'd strongly recommend this and with some bug fixes it would probably beat Zoo Tycoon 2.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
OKay so as someone who still owns and plays the Zoo Tycoon games, I gotta say this one is pretty interesting. Now I like it even more with the amount of content when the (very inexpensive) expansions/DLC were bought and added.

The landscaping tools allow you to make a very detailed park as far as habitat and such goes. However some of the tools are labelled oddly. I suppose in other games I am used to the 'flatten' tool when in this game it's called 'plateau' but it does the same thing, bringing everything up/down to the same level and flat. A little finicky sometimes as it can be difficult to make a nice small pond in enclosures for drinking/swimming (sometimes there's not enough of a flat spot to put the water pump in so you have to mess around a bit). And the different types of turf are marked by hardness which is a little weird to me. I know some of the species of animals would like certain trees in their exhibits from their country of origin but the animals and trees can be dissatisfied trying to share the same turf type. I don't like the whole bit about micro managing the foliage of the park on top of the animals. That feels a little awkward.

Graphics are actually pretty decent, less cartoony than ZT 2 and (sadly) Wildlife Park 3. I am personally okay with the vast majority of them. Though I have one bug (not sure if anyone else gets this) where animals or people randomly turn invisible. They're still there and sometimes I find them by accidentally clicking on them. But you can't see them. You can see the 'meh' yellow smiley over their heads if they're somewhat unimpressed.

I do hate that the staff all have their own building, and you have to strategically place said buildings to get the most work out of your employees. The buildings take up valuable real estate that could instead be used for decoration or more exhibit space. On the plus side, the workers are pretty dedicated and no major complaints about them, in my humble opion. It would also be nice if they combined several of the staff into 'the Maintenance guy'. Gardener/Handyman/Bin Man could probably be the same dude since their work tends to be more infrequent.

I love the animal selection, though the Swiss Brown Cow is perm-invisible for me for some reason. You can create fairly interesting combinations of beasts for the most part, for mixed compatible exhibits.

Overall I'd have to rate this game (with all extra content) an 8/10 and if they make a 4th game and don't fudge it up like the 3rd one, I'll be the first to flail and yell "Shut up and take my money!"
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
Best "Zoo tycoon" genre based game in my opinion and I myself have played the Zoo tycoon series for at least 5 years but
unlike the zoo tycoon series Wildlife park 2 has better graphics, more flora and fauna, etc.

Graphics: 8.1/10
Animals variety: 9/10
flora variety: 7.9/10
User friendliness: 8.9/10

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28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2015
I've always liked simulation type games and looking after animals, this game is done very well.

I love how you can build your zoo from scratch and look after the animals and name them and watch them from close up or above.

And the graphics look quite good.

Though I dislike that each staff member has their own building, to me that is silly and takes up too much space. It ends up looking rather ugly having these tall staff buildings every where. There should be 1 major staff building for the animal workers and another building for the maintenance staff. And you can employ how ever many staff you need from each building and then asign to them a task or area for them to work. I did work experience at a zoo when I studied land management and the staff get to other areas around the zoo by bicycle or use a ute or other vehicle if needing to transport stuff.

I also dislike that you have to look after and watch the plants needs. That is not fun and I think it's unneeded. The plants should be alive but just classed as a decoration you don't have to look after like what they did in sims 3. Or at the very least I'd rather not have plants tell me they aren't happy and just have a gardener smart enough to look after them himself. So that I wont have to deal with the strangeness of plants telling me they aren't happy.

I also can't figure out how to properly build a water habitat. The game never shows you how to. I end up flooding everything or when I try to lower the ground more I end up with the water deep down the bottom and a massive cavern at the top. Iam not likely to buy the marine world DLC as I hate building marine habitats they always work out wrong. With you having to make a big hole and put a pump in and the water never fills up to the top and it looks ugly.

And underwater viewing tunnels don't work properly either.
When you build it you have one of two options.. you can either build a one-way line into the pool which ends underwater, or build a true tunnel with two exits.

If you opt for one-way visitors enter your tunnel but exit underwater and then swim in enclosure heedless of risk; and then start getting angry because they are stuck.

If you opt for two-way the tunnel acts like an invisible barrier preventing any animals from crossing sides - effectively cutting your pool in half. I did not test to see if this barrier prevents attacks by one species on another. But I did test and proved that they would rather starve to death than go get food just 2m on other side of the under water tunnel. Further animals begged for fellows if split up by a tunnel but don't if both on same side of it. And this barrier effect remained true no matter how deeply underwater the tunnel was placed and how shallow the animal's swim parameters were.

Could be more educational and have descriptions of the animals. Eg. Cheetah: a large feline of the felidae family which inhabits most of Africa and parts of Iran. It is the fastest land animal. It likes to hunt antelope etc.

I am likely to get most of the DLC eventually, except marine or horses as don't like marine habitat building and just horses in a dlc seems boring to me.

Despite the things I dislike this game overall is fun and enjoyable to play. I recommend it and give it 7/10.
It would of been an 8 but loses a point for things I dislike. Maybe If they make a much improved Wildlife Park 4 they'll make this one worthy of an 8 or higher.
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
As a big fan of the Zoo Tycoon series, I wanted to check out more zoo sims and found this one to be fairly comparable. It has a very nice selection of animals, buildings, plants, and decorations, and the world building tools are actually a little more robust than the Tycoon series' in certain areas. I feel like the art direction of this game is also very good, tending to run a little more realistic than Tycoon's, which I personally enjoy. The animals themselves have nice enough personality and animation to them, and there's a wide variety.
That said, it does have some negative points. The buildings you need to care for your animals are large and a bit obtuse, and you need a lot of them. The whole 'plants have needs' thing is a neat idea, but in practice is nothing but irritating. The AI can be pretty wonky at times, with guests wandering off and getting lost or animals starving to death while staring at a trough overflowing with food. Luckily, these things are managable so long as you're paying attention, it's just more annoying than game-breaking.

That said, I think that if you're really into zoo sims, this is definitely up to par with its main competitors and is a solid game all around. I've put hours into my zoos and think it's definitely worth a buy.
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Fantastic! I unironically love this. Much more realistic than 'Tycoon' games and you can make fun happy habitats for animals~
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
The game is pretty great to be honest, I wouldn't say better or worse than Zoo Tycoon, just as great, the game has some better points though such as the realism.
I don't know why but I love Zoo games like Zoo Tycoon and Wildlife, being a gamer that prefer action to peaceful games like this one, Zoo Tycoon and Wildlife are games that I really love, probably because I love animals.
Both series are pretty decent, you can't get better than that.
Bought it at 17.59 and it was totally worth it In my opinion.
I'd suggest it to anyone who likes zoo management, animals and management games.
9/10
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