Here's your chance to make it big in the Big Apple... New York City, the city that never sleeps! Go for broke building your own Manhattan empire, creating and customizing over 100 types of major businesses: run a hot nightclub, oversee a media conglomerate, open a lucrative Broadway theater - the choices are endless.
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Mostly Negative (88 reviews) - 38% of the 88 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 21, 2006

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Here's your chance to make it big in the Big Apple... New York City, the city that never sleeps! Go for broke building your own Manhattan empire, creating and customizing over 100 types of major businesses: run a hot nightclub, oversee a media conglomerate, open a lucrative Broadway theater - the choices are endless. As your success grows, so will your reputation - you'll be the toast of Manhattan, with the city at your feet.
With world-renowned landmarks, true-to-life neighborhoods, and spectacular New York City events, you're constantly in the thick of the action, becoming a major mogul in America's most exciting metropolis. High-profile industries, real-world brands, and a bustling 24-hour city give every player the chance to make it big.
  • Over 100 Manhattan business opportunities: run a nightclub, host a Central Park concert, own the city's hottest new restaurant, create cutting-edge fashion businesses, organize the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and build skyscrapers as part of your dream New York City skyline.
  • Upgrade businesses with hundreds of improvements - increase the beauty, capacity and appeal of storefronts to attract greater crowds and drive profits.
  • Create and customize original businesses with successful chain locations across the city.
  • Place buildings anywhere to create your own version of New York City.
  • Experience the reactions of thousands of New Yorkers, each with individual traits and tastes.
  • Develop world-famous Manhattan neighborhoods, each with its own authentic cultural flavor.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon XP™ +1900 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Sound: DirectX® version 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB free
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57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Great game, just don't get it on Steam. I remember enjoying playing this a few years ago when I bought it in store when it first came out. Since then I've lost the CD and randomly thought to buy it again. I downloaded it from Steam and immediately noticed that the file was corrupted. The skins for many objects are missing and the game crashes nonstop. After a week of owning it now it crashes back the desktop as soon as the game loads. First I thought it had just installed bad so I reinstalled it but had the same problem. I quick google search of my problem revealed that I'm not the only one who is having issues with Steam's version of this game. It's a shame they have a no refund policy. As advice to anyone thinking of buying this; go for it! It's so fun for tycoon lovers. Just don't get it from Steam.
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66 of 83 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Steam has ruined this game. What was once an excellent and fun game to play has been made unplayable with Steam. Textures are missing, buildings are solid grey rectangles, it crashes consistently.

If you want to play this game, purchase from a different provider.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
I should have read the comments previous. This is a great game I used to own in childhood and during the Cyber Monday say, I was extactic to purchase it again for a very cheap price. However, (and unfortunately), steam's version is actually poopy doo doo. Too many glitches. I heavily debated pirated the game after.

Game - Good
From Steam? - BAD BAD VERY BAD BAD NOT GOOD.
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Great game, but the Steam version is unplayable.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2010
Cool game, but the Steam (non-retail) version crashes a lot and is missing a lot of models / textures / some options.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
I forgot just how much fun Tycoon City: New York was to play. Think of Monopoly meets Sim City, it is sort of like that. I've owned this game for several years on the PC, but recently added it to my steam library, so I played it again for a while and found it very easy to get back into the groove of the game. The game is pretty simple, build up New York City, one area at a time, while competing with several other NPC Tycoons who are doing the very same. You can buy out businesses, upgrade existing ones and more. This game was a lot of fun years ago, and while graphically speaking it is a little out of date, and the camera controls can be a little funky at times, it is still fun to play.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
I got this game in one a bundle somewhere and I do own games like Cities Skylines, Cities XL and older versions of Sim City, so to be honest I did not think much of this game. I launched the game just to try it so I could put it in my 'hidden' list. Before I knew it, I was 2 hours into the game.

You won't hear me say this game is better than the games I just mentioned. Tycoon City: New York, is a pretty basic city builder but there are a few things I found interesting. For instance, you are able to add certain items in front of building like; flowers, benches, banners and satellites. Also, you do not own every building in New York but you are able to buy them of your opponents.

The game was released in 2006, so the graphics obviously aged and there are some problems with the textures in this Steam version. Naturally, the game only takes place in New York, so it helps if you like the city's buildings.

Tycoon City: New York, is not the greatest city builder ever but it's still fun to play, if you don't mind the graphics and simplicity. You should, however, not get this game at the regular price.

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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
I only have 3 things to say: buggy, buggy and buggy
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
So fun. Too bad it's so broken. Crashes every 40 minutes for me, even after forum suggested tweaks. If the developer thought this game was worth the time, I'd think this game is worth the time, but no.
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Sure the game is fun at first, but as you get farther into the game you start to notice its missing some things. 2 theater textures are not present (A mission involves one of those building making it impossible to complete that mission). The bridges are poorly developed, The entrance to the bridges completly go over other roads and they don't even connect to the other side they simply end in water. And some ground textures are not present and lots of errors in Central Park. I give the steam version a 2/5
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mav12222
9.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
This game is very fun to play even if it is old. The negative reviews are most likey from thoose who didnt bother to searcrh up the fix available in the disussion community section
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Doranforsure
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 11
The gsme itslef is fun, but its kinda hard to enjoy when it crashes evrey 2 minites.
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It's Me
29.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
The game got a lot of bugs. would not recomend!!!!
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DoNiMoS
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
poor game
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ElevatedThought86
12.4 hrs
Posted: August 3
FK Trump, I run this city.
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squidparty2020
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 14
If you want the true Tycoon City: New York experience, then this is not the version for you. You're better off with the disc version because the Steam version is missing textures, missing models, and has random crashes. I'd recommend the disc version.
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zincberg
4.7 hrs
Posted: June 2
Dont buy this game.
Although this game is one of my favourite tycoon type games, this version of it is just plain terrible.
I payed Just over $1 for it and still felt like I was ripped off. The game crashes consistantly, there are missing animations, models and textures.
Go out and buy a retail copy instead.
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Slumper
3.4 hrs
Posted: May 22
Well, this one's not the developer fault.

Steam released an earlier version than the one that wa actually put on physical support,
all those years back.

Result? Missing textures, animations,...
Steam never corrected this (and for me It's too late for a refund).

Too bad the game is absolutely great...on physical version.
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Soullust
19.4 hrs
Posted: May 14
Game is missing some textures and crashes often. If you want to trow money in the trash, this is the thing to buy,
It's unaccpetable that steam is selling a game with this problem. Not even the game studio will give you an answer....
This is why torrents exist...
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Lorin Cristian
0.9 hrs
Posted: May 2
boooo
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