Includes Railroad Tycoon II and the expansion The Second Century It can take you from New York to South Africa. It can take you from the year 1804 to the year 2000. It can take you from penniless manual laborer to powerful multi-millionaire.
User reviews: Very Positive (256 reviews) - 82% of the 256 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 1998

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About This Game

Includes Railroad Tycoon II and the expansion The Second Century
It can take you from New York to South Africa. It can take you from the year 1804 to the year 2000. It can take you from penniless manual laborer to powerful multi-millionaire.
It can take you from a normal, well-adjusted, well-rounded person to an obsessed, singled-minded, one-tracked train head. This is a real railroad game, not just a strategy game that happens to involve railroads. If you want to hop on a plane, car or ship, hop on another game.
This game is about trains for people who love trains. Everything about the game is centered around an authentic look and feeling of the railways. Period video and pictures are interlaced with the game. The design and interface are true to the character of the fabled late 1800's railroads. A.I. opponents are based on real people. And all maps are real (based on satellite photography from US Geological Service and other sources).

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 95/98, Pentium 133 (recommended 166), 16 MB Ram, 100 MB disk space, 1024x768 capable video card AND a monitor capable of this resolution.
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
While some parts of the interface feels outdated, and the graphics are poor by todays standard, this game still has some life and joy to share with the player. If you like these tycoon games, this is definitely one to try, if for no other reason than to have tested this old classic.

The simulation is satisfactory, and buying a brand new train model and putting it to work on new laid tracks up the mountains gives a sense of achievment many new games fail to instil in the player.

A safe buy for tycoon fans, even though it's old.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Yes!!!


Works like a charm on Windows 10. My favorite game of all time finally works again.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
Fantastic, underappreciated game
This is the best of the 3 in the series

Build a railway company, and make money by transporting people and goods. You must lay track, and build bridges This version weighs supply and demand, so you shouldn't just send passengers to the same destination, but to as many destinations as possible. You have to spend your profits to add new territory you can operate in. You can buy industries or producers and make money by getting their goods to markets. New engines become available according to the date, and you can upgrade to diesel or electric trains. The game has depth, replayability and accomplishes the 'fun factor' The game is just a a tonne of fun
Scenarios have interesting and challenging victory conditions and award bronze, silver or gold depending on how well you can do.
Does not work in Windows 8, sadly. I love Railroad Tycoon more than I care about anytihng in Windows 8. I wish I could go back to 7 for Railroad Tycoon 2, I would totally do it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Retro fall back game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
This is one of my top ten favorite games. Every couple of months I go back to it for a week. Owned the disks but lost them awhile ago so I was very pleased to see steam have this game. If you like the Tycoon games this is a must own. I love turning the industrial mode to expert and buying buildings on a competetors track. The music is unique, reminds me of hobos eating out of a can of beans around a makeshift campfire.
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