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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.
Release Date: Oct 31, 1998
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Buy Railroad Tycoon II Platinum

$4.99

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Buy Railroad Tycoon Collection

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

About the 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
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
124 products in account
1 review
602.6 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 1st, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
560 products in account
40 reviews
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 29th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 products in account
1 review
32.6 hrs on record
If you are after a game that you have to use your brain and work things out, have a strategy plan then this is a nice little game for you. It might be one of the oldies but thats also what makes it appealing.
You will have a blast.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
140 products in account
4 reviews
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 10th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
1 review
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 6th, 2014
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72 of 76 people (95%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
3 reviews
19.2 hrs on record
This was a great game when released, but now it's showing its age. It's satisfyingly challenging, especially on the higher difficulty settings.

It's fun laying out your railway and you get a good sense of getting better at the game the more you play it, as you get involved with the more advanced functions, such as personal wealth and the stock market. The differing goals on each level, the changing emphasis depending on the year and the big shift between difficulty levels are easily enough to hold your interest over the long-term. While there's some luck involved, particularly with the economy, success is mostly a case of skill and planning. The economic model is good enough, if not spectacular.

On the downside, the user interface looks and feels like it was designed in 1998 (as it was). It can be hard finding some of the more important functions (or even the existence of them in some cases). I would recommend at least scanning through the manual.

The graphics are perfectly functional - as an isometric rather than a 3D game, they've aged better than most of this vintage. The intra-level cutscenes set the scene for the level quite well. I enjoyed the bluegrass music, even though I'm not a fan of the genre - it fits the pace of the game exactly.

As in common with many games in this genre, there's a "tipping point" at each level where you're sure that you'll be successful. The game has ten speed levels and this comes in very handy at that point.

If you're having trouble deciding, "Railroad Tycoon 3" is definitely the better game, particularly the economic model and user interface. However this can be difficult to get running on modern systems. "Railroads!" is almost a different kind of game, much easier and less in-depth - I didn't like it.

If you like management sims, you should get a lot of enjoyment out of this, particularly as it's so cheap. If you're not sure, or haven't played that style of game much, you'll probably be better off buying something more modern.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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