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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (97 reviews)
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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"All-buildoptions-available"-button added!

Added a "All-buildoptions-available"-button in the maintitle "Wildlife Park 2" to provide all buildoptions in the freemaps (NOT mission) of the maintitle (missing up to now)


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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.... "”
8.2 – Worth Playing

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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: 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
    • Hard Drive: 3000 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.0 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Love it! It is alot like the Zoo Tycoon but with more interaction with management.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Panda get bit by a tiger and the doctor shrugged and ran away to feed my dolphins in the moat around my trapped customers. 10/10
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
I wanted to love this game. I owned it years ago and I put down any remembered flaws to hardware failures or thinking it was more difficult then it probably was. I bought the ultimate addition because I thought the marine life would be a nice addition to the game I used to play.................Two days in I have all the regrets for paying any amount of money for this. Animals are sometimes invisable. Swiss brown cow female is apparently just a shadow that moos. The animals make tons of loud rrepetitive noises constantly which is extra annoying purely because most of the missions are hurry up and wait. As the game won't run in the background I literally had to have the screen up and the game running for two hours to complete a mission after I saw to the needs of the animals.........make a better zoo while animals take the time to do their thing? can't. During missions you are locked out of most of the other features. The only reason to play the missions is because otherwise you will have no idea where or what some of the important items in the game are for sandbox mode. I still have no idea after to days how to properly build a water habitat, the controls are really seriously awful. Features seem broken. I have no idea if I am supposed to be able to change the coat color on some or all of the horses since they all look like they have that option but only two of them actually allow it. Can't make mixed animal pins easily because animals are SO picky about the surface they are on. Plants handling is a nightmare. I can't believe a game got this many expansions without them fixing some of the core world building issues.............in short I wish I had saved the money ordered a pizza and watched animal planet instead.....it would have been far less frustrating.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Finds a hole
Puts water in it
Puts a whale in it
Survives
10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
4 year old son made a park forgot the fences 10/10 whould watch him laugh again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
This game is about a love affiar with Sweden.

It allows you to customize a massive park with various animals (DLC adds extra) both marine, land and air. You have to make sure the proper staff are hired to feed, clean and care for the park and it's inhabitants.

The game has a story type mode, but personally, it isn't too fun or interesting, though it's quite long.

My highlights were making a massive waterpark filled with fishes and nice waterfowl. Guest would walk on sandy beaches and observe them. I also placed a Sarcasucas Imperator (Giant crocodile) in the waters for a special attraction.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I LOVED Zoo Tycoon 2, still do, as a matter of fact, but I'm rapidly falling head over heels for this game, too. It's incredibly beautiful, and really, the only downside to it is the animal audio - music is wonderful, voice acting is, if a little silly, imersive and was a fun surprise, but if you zoom in to get close, EVERY animal near you makes noise CEASELESSLY and it's very headache-inducing, especially if you're doing something with a large number of nearby animals.
Seriously, my only complaint.
Word of advice, though: do the four quick tutorial missions, even if you never do another mission. Trust me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
i love this game its better then 3. yes 3 has better graphics but thats it to me. i just wish all the addons for this game was all in one not all separate games
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Only got it cause it reminded me of a game I played when I was younger called "Zoo Tycoon 2". If you played that and liked it, you'll like this because it's litterally the same exact thing...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Super addictive, takes a little while to understand how everything works as it is a little different than zoo tycoon, but once you get going it's a ton of fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
A pretty descent tycoon game. Slightly more challenging than other zoo games but it is a bit dated.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I bought this game one day before my wedding, the ceremony was fantastic. Unfortunately because i decided to play this terrific game instead of smashing my new wife's box i am now the victim of an annulled marriage.... on the plus side though i feel like Matt Damon in the smash hit movie 'We bought a zoo' but without the love and support that came with having a family :(

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
It's a good game once you know what to do.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
I'm going to start off by saying that I really wanted to like this game. I read through all the reviews before making my purchase and even though there were negative ones, I decided I'd find out for myself exactly how horrible this game really is. Well, I've come to realize that it's not horrible, but it's not great either. It's just okay.

I have always loved zoo builders and for some reason there's a serious shortage of them out there, so Zoo Tycoon 1 and 2 is pretty much up against Wildlife Park 1, 2, and 3. I have played both the Zoo Tycoon games avidly and I hold it very dear to my heart, despite its discontinuation.

The Good-
1) I love the amount of animals, but also the amount of out-of-the-box type of animals that came with the DLCs. I liked the farm animals, the domestic animals, and the animals that are kind of used as "decoration" (Ducks, Butterflies, etc).
2) The graphics are nice.
3) I liked the animations of the people and animals.
4) Unique buildings that are animal themed like horse stables.

The Bad-
1) Graphics are buggy. When I started my game up, I instantly saw black squares in place of some plants. It went away when I zoomed in.
2) The camera. I always feel like I'm TOO zoomed in.
3) Placing water was crazy ridiculous. You need to dig into the ground then place a water pump and the water keeps filling to whatever level the pump was placed on. It's just too complicated and to be honest, quite annoying.
4) You can't build on a grid like other zoo games so your zoo ends up looking messy.
5) NO BIOMES. Nothing is organized into biomes so you have maybe 1 tree for your Savannah exhibits. The animals like land based on "Hardness" which is just.. weird.
6) Like I said, the menus are unorganized. You have to hunt for the things your animals want through each menu and if you forget you have to navigate all the way back to the animal (yep, re-scroll and everything) to read their requirements again. The animals aren't even organized. Nothing is organized.
7) No themed decorations. You get maybe 2 flowerbeds and 2 statues. So difficult to theme anything.
8) The weather. It might sound cool at first, having weather, but when it starts raining or snowing, suddenly EVERYONE and EVERYTHING is sad because they "Don't like the weather".
9) Every time you want to place staff, you have to place a bulky and unattractive building.
10) Buildings are nice looking, but seriously limited. Decorations are the same way (as stated above). For example, there are no restaurants. Want to feed your guests? Okay.. do they want to eat french fries and soda? Because those are some of your main options.

I want to add that Wildlife Park 3 is a much better game but I was attracted to the DLC packs for Wildlife Park 2. I'll wait until they make DLC for Wildlife Park 3 and continue to support this developer even though I was disappointed in this game. I love zoo builders THAT much and I think they're doing better and improving. I will still play my zoo on Wildlife Park 2, even though the bad things I listed get seriously aggravating.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Wildlife Park 2 is a pretty standard game, it is entertaining if you are a fan of tycoon type games. I found the missions quite tedious, sometimes going longer than an hour (cough cough the infamous Ostrich Farm mission..). I enjoyed the diverse range of animals that were only increased with the multiple DLC that became available. The game (and DLC) are affordable, and I would not have paid anything more for a game like this. It's fun, you have compelte control of how you play and run your zoo (or Wildlife Park... but really it's a zoo). I like attention to detail, the animal textures are decent and the many life styles factors that affect the wellbeing of each individual animal made the experience more real, catering to each animals individual needs as well as their herd. The mating animations were humerous and I was shocked the first time I saw a pair of Ostrichs going hard at it.. especially when I had the game in fast forward mod.. However there are a few issues with this game. You cannot access all the DLC content in the Main Game, rather playing the individual expansions separetly. I would have liked to use ALL animals and facilities in the one game to make zoos more diverse nd unique, offering more animal types and experiences for the (very ♥♥♥♥ing needy) visitors. Another issue that has put me off the game is the fact about a third if not a half of the animals textures no longer work and instead you have an awkward giant ♥♥♥♥ign square. It's a mediocre game, it's fun to muck about on and can sometimes be addictive trying to make a kick ♥♥♥ zoo. However I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
People took pictures of my pig farm and protested it.
10/10
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