Player finishes theme park in Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 after a decade

Rashko Temelkovski

May 07, 2017

Up until several years ago, we were treated with all kinds of Tycoon games. These games gave us a chance to put our managerial skills to the test and be in charge of literally everything - entire cities, transport companies, hospitals, game development companies, zoos, prisons, ski resorts, and even theme parks. Unfortunately, the popularity of the genre started to dwindle, partly because developers took the word Tycoon for granted and began working on titles that ended up being flat out terrible.

Still, players who enjoyed tycoon games in the late 90s and early 00s are more or less familiar with the real gems of the genre, one of which is the Rollercoaster Tycoon series (not counting the last game due to reasons). Most of them agree that the second game is the best one; it took everything that made the first RCT title so popular and polished it, while throwing new rides and customization options in the mix.

That's why it might not be so surprising to see that Reddit user I-am-prime spent whooping 10 years building the theme park of his dreams. The result? 255 attractions and shops, 34 crazy roller coasters and almost 8000 visitors in full HD. 

Naturally, the vanilla game from 2002 doesn't give players the freedom to build such huge parks. However, there's an open-source re-implementation of Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, named OpenRCT2, that expands the game with new features, fixes original bugs and raises game limits. It's free, but you do need an installation of Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 to be able to play it.

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