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Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum
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  • What's Free - 45 minutes play time
  • File Size - 648.4 MB
  • Play It On - Win XP/Vista/7

DFG Exclusive Review Summary

Pros

  • Fully loaded and complete with two expansion packs (RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Soaked and Wild)
  • Water park and fireworks elements set this apart from other RollerCoaster Tycoon games
  • Helpful tutorial allows you to pick which aspects of the game you want to learn
  • Stunning lifelike graphics

Cons

  • Game does not come with as many “stock” roller coasters, requiring you build your own.

9.0

Excellent

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Game Description

Go to a Different Theme Park Every Day!

Create your own theme park any day! Engineer rollercoasters and experience the thrills and ills that come with your designs. Build water parks and animal exhibits and live the fun life at your very own parks!

This awesome package includes Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 and the expansion packs: Soaked! and Wild! to add water parks and animals to your insane roller coaster theme parks.

Build Rollercoasters, Put on Shows and Please Guests

This strategy simulation game is packed with all the excitement of rollercoasters and water slides! Build rollercoasters and more to your heart's desire, but pay attention to the people's needs so you can earn big bucks. If a VIP guest shows up, you get the chance to earn some major money!

Build any type of rollercoaster and customize its music, colors, cars and more. Create laser or fireworks shows, whale shows, safaris and much more. Enjoy scenarios of various difficulty levels that ask you to attract a certain number of people to your park, meet a money goal and more, or play sandbox mode to show off your creativity without limits.

Add Excitement to Your Life

Get away from real life and feel like you're really on a rollercoaster with great features like the Coaster Cam and 3D graphics. Not only will you be having fun, but you'll also build financial strategies by deciding what is most cost effective to build and you'll learn about the physics of building rollercoasters.

Experience the heart-pumping thrills of whipping around intense rollercoasters, splashing down water slides and going on safaris with wild animals now all in one place in Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum!

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Review

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon which came out in 1999 was received as one of the best games, let alone simulation games, of the decade. Naturally with that hype, sequels of the original are much anticipated and have huge expectations.

One of the Best

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum (RCT 3) will not let you down. This sequel is action packed and much improved. The graphics are phenomenal, the tutorial is more helpful, the water park feature will win you over, and the overall gameplay and quality is much better. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 lives up to the hype and is one of the best simulation games on the market.

Several Ways to Play

You begin the game by choosing between several game modes and game playing options. You can choose either the “sandbox” mode, which will allow you to create any kind of park you want, the “career” mode, which is a series of challenges, or you can elect to build custom coasters and buildings. In sandbox mode money is no option so you can build and design whatever you want regardless of price. This allows you to create parks even the game developers could not fathom.

The next mode, career, is a scenario mode that requires you to turn down-and-out parks into successful enterprises. This is similar to other simulation objective modes in that you are given a certain amount of money and a list of tasks. It becomes your job to use the money wisely and build a park, accomplishing each scenario's objectives.

The third mode allows you to build custom coasters, fireworks shows, and buildings that can later be imported into each scenario or free play park. This mode gives you the time and opportunity to make coasters without feeling rushed or under the gun, like in the career option.

The Same Rollercoaster Tycoon But Better

This game stays true to its roots when it comes to gameplay and game mechanics. As a park owner you are in complete control. You can set your parks prices, build rides, hire your own staff, and advertise your park. Like its predecessor you have control of every aspect of the park, however, the controls are easier to use and the graphics and overall enjoyment is much greater. New features of this game that are not in the previous versions are the addition of the water park element as well as the addition of the fireworks show. The fireworks show is especially cool because in it you are able to create vivid light shows accompanied by music of your liking, which can be imported from your computer. This allows you to create shows to your favorite songs or mixes.

Amazing Graphics

The graphics are superb and much improved in this sequel. The colors are vivid and the level of detail is impressive. An example of this can be seen with the pools or water in your parks. If you are to click on the water you will see ripples and contrasting shadows. This detail is lifelike and the graphics of this game are some of the best you will come across. The inclusion of the two expansion packs, “soaked” and “wild” is another great perk of this game. These will add to your enjoyment and provide you with hours and hours of added excitement.

Custom Rides Can Be Tricky to Create

The only obvious drawback of this game was with adding rides. If ride building is not your specialty, adding coasters to your park can be difficult because there are less “stock” coasters. This requires you to build rides, and though the coaster building is much improved from previous versions, it can still be difficult. If more stock options were available this game would be more playable for a larger group of people.

Conclusion - Excellent Modern Version of Rollercoaster Tycoon

Overall, this game is simply great. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is easy to play and the graphics are phenomenal. The new features like the fireworks show builder as well as the water parks are perfect additions to the original version—not departing too far from what makes the game great. Also, the expansion pack additions of “soaked” and “wild” make your investment in this game worth a lot more. The benefits of RCT 3 outweigh the slight difficulty you might face when trying to add pre-built roller coasters.

This is one of, if not the best business simulation game on the market and it comes highly recommended. No matter your age or interest in simulation games you will find something about this game that you love.

- Review by Dylan

Player Reviews

Average Rating: 43210   (41 Ratings) » Rate & Review

54321 rctp, Jun 9, 2014
by taha

all my life i was imagining of having my own rollercoaster park but i had nt have enough money to afford a whole amusment park so when i saw roller coaster tycoon park i have notice the my life has began     who ever is the owner i should say thank you :)

54321 ANSWERONE GAME, Mar 9, 2014
by Sourav Insan

It’s Truly Awesome! You guys should try this game! Build your own amusement park, pools, and the most important, the roller coaster! Design and create your unlimited park creation. The only limit you’ll find is your own imagination. This game is designed to blow your imagination and let your wild imagination designing your ‘mind-blowing’ amusement park. Truly Amazing!!

54321 This Game Is Awesome!, Jan 31, 2014
by aditya

As what the title say, It’s Truly Awesome! You guys should try this game! Build your own amusement park, pools, and the most important, the roller coaster! Design and create your unlimited park creation. The only limit you’ll find is your own imagination. This game is designed to blow your imagination and let your wild imagination designing your ‘mind-blowing’ amusement park. Truly Amazing!!

54321 Love to play, Dec 16, 2013
by anam

Dis one is the best game in the world where i can truly expand my imagination without boundaries. A lot of new features like u cn ride your rides,and their is entertainers like elephnt,bugs etc,we cn see the pubilc from very close and their reviews.. excellent graphics etc. i dint get bored.so guys play and have fun….

54321 The best game ever!, Oct 20, 2013
by Nick Helsel

I spend days on this game it is a game with unimaginable things!Think of it this way,have you ever been to Six Flags.Yes.No.Maybe so. Well if any of these then think af it as you making your own creative,wonderful Six Flags better then ever!

54321 awesome, Aug 13, 2013
by Jake Smith

This game is great probably going to go out and buy the full version
Here’s a tip if select a person Type in HUNTER F all caps, you will receive a controlled car

54321 rollercoaster tycoon 3 platinum, Apr 20, 2013
by sean

this game is an exciting game that you can build your own park,rollercoasters,pools and more.i like this game

54321 Awesomeest Game!, Feb 17, 2013
by Jake

Through all the games I have played, this is by far the best game i’ve played! Because of this inspiration,i might be designing a park of my own!

54321 BEST GAME IN A LONG TIME, Dec 16, 2012
by Zach

This game didnt look that good, but then I playd it and I was blown away by how good it was! I cant stop playing this game, it is just too good.

54321 RCT3, Jun 29, 2012
by Manny

This game is awesome, I rented from the library a couple of years ago and just ha to have it for myself. Enjoy!

54321 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, Jun 10, 2012
by gage

This game is awesome you can choose a variety of computer made water slides and rollercoasters or you can make your own from scratch. you can also make safaris, pools, hot tubs, laser shows, even food stands. with all this, if i could have gave it a 10000000 i would.

43211 Fun, but can be clunky, Jan 28, 2012
by Thaddeus Tarshis

I really like roller coaster games. I’ve played many, including all of the RCT games. RCT 3 is one of my favorites. When I was younger, I spent hours just making random designs of coasters and parks that make no sense. I loved having unlimited money, and I have to say that the con they said “Not many pre-loaded coasters” was not a con for me at all. That’s where the fun is! You can literally make any kind of roller coaster! I only got slightly mad when the interface didn’t work very well, I would like it to be more smooth and well designed. Anyways, I think you should buy this game now!

54321 It's just epic!, Dec 28, 2011
by Kacie Breedlove

Personally, this is my absolute favorite game! It’s really easy to play and to make rollercoasters which makes it suitable for anyone! It is very epic and it should have the title of best game of the year. Unlike puzzle games like Portal 2, this is totally customizable.

54321 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum, Dec 26, 2011
by lee

I like it its one of the best games/teaching programs i have seen or used and i have have used some neet ones i started out with an Atari 130xe.
It give you the use the emagation that most of us don’t use any more the graphs is super and i have recamended it to friends and familey i have found that even kids that are ADHD injoy playing it .

54321 nice game ever played, Nov 3, 2011
by muhammad delair

this game is fun just buy it and see how good it is i would rate it a 10 star. it theent get boring but more wicked and funer just play it and see one the best roolecaster

54321 Brilliant, Sep 30, 2011
by Nikki

The addition of sandbox mode is what really brought this game to life for me. If you like to make and manage then you’re in for a treat. The ride camera was a great idea, and the graphics on things such as the sky and lakes are so beautiful that I often stop what I’m doing to stare at them. What a fantastic game!

54321 Awesomegame!!, Aug 18, 2011
by Sarah

This is a totally awesome game! I love every aspect of this game. The graphics are incredible! Every time I play this game I never want to get off! It is just that addictive!

54321 awesome, Jul 28, 2011
by George Rowley

this game is well worth your pocket money. Its a huge improvement compared to its predecessor. brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!

54321 The most Awesome tycoon game by far!!!, Jul 24, 2011
by Chad Williams

The game is captivating from the word go. You get to design your own theme park and all its components. It is really a great experience and very fun to play.

Well done. :)
review by :
Chad Williams

54321 QUICK AND EASY!, Jun 22, 2011
by Thalia

Roller Cosater Tycoon 3 Platinum is a very good game to play on your free time, this game is easy to play and quick to get the hang of it!

54321 RCT3, Jun 5, 2011
by Max

Roller coaster tycoon 3 is the best! You can create any roller coasters you want! Also with the platinum, you can build water slides and even make a zoo! If you don’t feel like making your own coasters, you can also load some from the huge selection of roller coasters! But that’s not all! You also run a business and make shops, signs, attractions, etc. In the game, peeps come to your park! In career mode, you get a park, and have to get peeps, make awesome roller coasters, please VIP guests, and make lots of money! You should buy this game. (Also, if you don’t want the water slides or animals, download the regular RCT3)

54321 RCT3 Rules, May 26, 2011
by Charles Urban

RCT3 is the best roller coaster tycoon game so far thats what i think type a review about it and tell me how you fell i mean it’s awesome there is cheat codes a movie maker and a photo taker.
RCT3 RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

54321 RCT3 PLATINUM, Jan 2, 2011
by Cindy

This is definitely by far my favorite game and I’m only 12 years old. I own every single Tycoon game but I love this one the most! If I were to rate this game 1 out of 1,000. I would say 1,000,000 lol! I can’t get enough of this game. Whoever created it is a genius!!!

54321 RCT3, Oct 11, 2010
by Will Holt

This game is amazing! It is worth the $30. I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves roller coasters and have a good imagination!
This game is a 10 out of 5!

54321 Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platnum Edition, Jul 10, 2010
by Maxim Buonanduci

Roller coaster tycoon 3 platinum edition is one of the best games that i have ever played.I just love to build things and that is why i love this game.There are so many rides and attractions to choose from.My favorite rides are the water rides.I love Roller coaster tycoon 3 platinum edition so much that I could play it forever.

54321 Amazing!, Jun 20, 2010
by Ethan

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is by far the greatest game I have ever played! With creating a park full all different kinds of rides and attractions, it is just amazing! I just want to play it everyday for the rest of my life!

I recommend RCT3 for anyone who wants to become a designer for rides and for making rides based on their favorite movies, attractions, and games!

I rate this game a 5 out of 5!

54321 Best Game? Totally!, May 31, 2010
by Melissa Hertzberg

This game is very fun, with combination of rides, pools, and just fun pointless objects. If you ever dreamed of making your own theme park, your dream is answered, with different style’s like, western or a candy land paradise. Ive played lots of games, similar to this in the whole theme park idea, but this game was the easiest to fall in love with and to understand how to make your park.Its an easy game to install, and it is very clear and vibrant. It also has a bunch of extra stuff you can do like ride your own rides! This game is worth every penny and I would strongly support getting it.

PS. ( try not to get addicted)

54321 best roller tyc game, May 24, 2010
by sam

ya its fantastic game to play. we can do various enjoyable things.infact not only i think that its fantastic game world teenagers also love this game. we can make rollercoaster park with different slides. its really valuable game like platinum

54321 love it, May 20, 2010
by Emily

i couldn’t make waterfalls but the people in the pool just look like there having so much fun! the shows were awesome! the waterslides,lazee rivers and last and least i loved the little people on the river rapids and water rides i just love it!

54321 RCT3, Apr 16, 2010
by Chris

Roller Coaster tycoon 3 is the best! I’ve played the 1st and 2nd and the 3rd and now iIm getting Platinum.

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Game Video

Official Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 trailer from Atari. View some of the roller coasters and other attractions you can build in your theme park.

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