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 (130 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 31, 1998

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Includes 3 items: Sid Meier's Railroads!, Railroad Tycoon 3, Railroad Tycoon II Platinum

 

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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.9 hrs on record
great game. buy it somewhere else, if you have windows 8 its a crap shoot if it will work for you.

so i have to vote it down for purchase via steam.
Posted: October 13
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9.0 hrs on record
I've bought the “collection” and I’m a little upset…

I’ll start with “Sid Meier’s Railroads!” what a deception! Seriously, it’s a good game but... it crash every 20 minute! I was waiting for something which work from Firaxis!

The next one is “Railroad Tycoon 3”, it’ll be fast… it doesn’t launch. So I’m in the impossibility to evaluate it…

Then the last one, and the only one which work perfectly, a game of 1998… “Railroad Tycoon 2”, what to say… A bit old fashioned form the graphic point of view but really complete.

I hope this evaluation will help you.
Oh a last thing, I’m not writing in my own language so… be indulgent!
Posted: September 29
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1.0 hrs on record
An older type game. But doesnt lack in difficulty. Will spend hours in this game. Definately would reccommend to strategy gamers.
Posted: October 2
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5.8 hrs on record
This one holds up surprisingly well considering it's over a decade old. Great economic sim and very engaging once you get the hang of things.
Posted: October 23
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
603.4 hrs on record
This old game is.. just perfecly made... just wish had sources to make it updated to todays computers (Multiprocessing, dirextx). While my wish is not coming true, I just enjoy playing this game.
Posted: June 1
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Railroad Tycoon 2 is in my opinion the best railroad company simulator there ever was.
It is reasonable in difficulty, graphics did not age too terribly and while it is simplified a bit, the corelations between products and different buildings spawning on the map through time give it endless replayability.
It is on par with Transport Tycoon, so If you liked that one, you will also love this game.

It is obviously very old, so approach with caution, If you never actually heard of it before.
Posted: May 29
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Having played the first Railroad Tycoon and the third iteration, this one stills trikes me as the best. Though it lacks 3D graphics and is a wee bit on the old side, it still holds up very, very well.
Posted: June 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
This RT2 is older but I have always enjoyed playing it!

The game can be complex or simple and long or short.


If you like tycoon games then you should try this one.
Posted: July 6
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
84.3 hrs on record
I own Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Fall Out New Vegas and a whole bunch of other stuff, but this is the game I can't stop playing. It's cheap. Buy it!!
Posted: August 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Well, they call me the sketchy cadet because I survived 2 months on a chemical tanker as an engineering cadet. It's a nasty job, but I loved steam plants after that. I chose my profile pic because it's the only relatable steam plant engineer y'all could understand.

Well, now it's a relevant one.

How I found out about the game

There are two jobs you can take at our national maritime school: Deck (navagation, cargo management, communications, and a hefty amount of buisness to eventually go shoreside and be Shipping Company Tycoons); or Engine ("everything" in order to make a 60,000HP plant run, and enough design/economics to get you going down the road).

A deckie was playing this, and liked it due to the economy simulator. It looked neat, so I picked it up for $5, and was deeply enthralled.

Pros
+Both Campaigns have some epic (MLG term) scenerios.
+The first campaign makes you feel like an executive jerk from Hell on Wheels
+Economy simulator is pretty dang cool
+Lots of trains throughout the century. Diesel isn't necessarily better than steam or electric, in some applications.
+A ton of scenearios from around the world. I wouldn't be suprised if you could find a cache of them to download online.
+Addicting

Cons
-Outdated graphics, by a long shot
-AI is hit or miss. It's either sucsessful and challenges you via the stock market, or it builds the stations in the wrong place and goes bankrupt.
-No steam support for multiplayer. My budies and I had to plug into a router to go head to head.
Posted: September 1
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
SWEET MEMORIES. BEST GAME. EVER
Posted: August 24
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3 of 14 people (21%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Don't bother buy this game, just get Simutrans for free.
This game lacks realism, challenge, and diversity in purchases. Plus, you can get the same experience for free, rather than playing $5-10.
Posted: August 5
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Only for collectors or very old players, who use to play this game and feels nostalgy.
I was looking for some familiar Transport Tycoon game. This is not the one. Sorry.
Posted: July 8
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1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Frustrating. The UX is terrible. It felt like a chore learning how to play this game. I'm glad I only spent $5.00 on it.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 16 people (6%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
horrible
Posted: July 2
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0 of 16 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
poor grafik problems :D ..bad bad .. now working well..
Posted: May 21
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494.1 hrs on record
Best game, over and over! Have been playing this game forever and still LOVE it!
It would be great if some company would take on the challange and make some
better graphics for it, and add little extras to the game to make it even more better
then it is.
Posted: April 28
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74.4 hrs on record
A classic that I still return to quite often.
Posted: June 21
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6.8 hrs on record
An elegant game from a more elegant time. AI is ruthless, but can be easily manipulated. You can practically taste their financial woes as you short sell their only company into oblivion, or trick them into investing into your bloated company, only to bail after delivering a single load to the computers shocked faces.
Posted: June 20
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21.0 hrs on record
Still have the boxed version from years ago! Disc broke, bought it here. Still love it.
Posted: June 24
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