Specific Ratings

Learning CurveA+
Replay ValueA

Pros and Cons

  • Hundreds of scenarios to play and unlock
  • Easily the most addicting game I ever played
  • Takes hundreds of hours to fully complete
  • Build you own roller coasters!
  • Extremely cheap
  • Long scenarios can become boring
  • Graphics/sound are a bit outdated

RollerCoaster Tycoon -- Gold Edition (PC)

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Looking for a cheap way to spend over a hundred hours of your time while having a blast?



RollerCoaster Tycoon -- Gold Edition is the first of the three "gold" compilation packs available for the series today. Your main objective in this game is to complete the various scenarios of the game. You start out with about a dozen, but once you begin to complete these "easy ones," more challenging scenarios are unlocked. Don't have any experience with the RollerCoaster Tycoon series? No problem! The game includes an easy to follow tutorial level that puts you straight into the action.

RollerCoaster Tycoon was released well over six years ago, so if you are looking for fancy graphics and sound, look elsewhere. This game isn't all about fancy textures and 256MB video cards, It's about fun. This game is a blast to play. It offers tons of things to accomplish and somehow manages to incorporate humor into the gameplay.

So, what is the best thing that you can do in this game? BUILD ROLLERCOASTERS!! It takes a little time to master, but once you get the hang of it, hours of your life will slowly be spent building the coaster of your dreams. You can add loops, corkscrews, underground passageways, hills, accelerators, and tons more.

The best part about this game is the price. Because it's over six years old, guess how much it costs? I bought a brand new copy on eBay over two years and it costed me $11.49 shipped! Today, most complete copies go for under $10. I would easily pay five times that amount for this game, and I am sure you would too if you gave RollerCoaster Tycoon -- Gold Edition a shot.

RollerCoaster Tycoon -- Gold Edition also offers plenty of replay value. With over one hundred scenarios, it will take you more then a day to complete this game. Each scenario is also completely different. One may take place in a frozen location full of water and ice, while the next could be a park entirely underground. There are also many things that you can do to try and earn more money. Have you ever wondered if people would actually pay to use the bathroom? Buy this game, and find out for yourself. smile

Overall, RollerCoaster Tycoon -- Gold Edition is the perfect game for all ages. Extremely easy to pick up, play, and enjoy for hours, days, and even years. yes

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