The sequel we waited for
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 brought this franchise into the 3D world. The new art-style is not the only novelty for this title. The game looks better and offers more content than its predecessor
Build your park
This game redeemed its predecessor and lived up to the high expectations that the first entry in the franchise set.
Making a sequel for a beloved game is one of the most challenging jobs for a developer. Making it too similar to the original might disappoint fans because there are no novelties. On the other hand if the sequel differs too much from the original, the game is at risk to lose that special feature that made it unique in the first place. The first RollerCoaster Tycoon sequel did not manage to live up to its high expectations. This time the developers listened to the feedback from their fanbase and managed to redeem themselves with this third game.
Some games struggle to make the transition from 2D to 3D. Here, you can see how change is supposed to look. The theme parks look breathtaking, while 3D technology adds variety to your park’s visitors.
When you’re not observing the styles of your peeps, you will explore the rich content of this game. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 has five different theme parks and 18 different scenarios. However, the last two scenarios must be unlocked. The best improvement this installment introduced is the ‘first-person perspective’ option. Turn this mode on and experience your rides as your peeps do.
Despite the additions that enrich the game, RollerCoaster 3 is not a perfect installment. The first, and most apparent, flaw is the recurring bugs. Sometimes rides don't reset properly, which can cost you money. In other instances, hot rides turn cold in less than a second, without any explanation. Sometimes peeps don't want to take a ride, despite there being a variety of different options and no long lines to wait in.
Where can you run this program?
This game can run on Windows XP and all following systems.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, you can check out OpenRCT2, an open source game to recreate simulations.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 keeps the premise of the original: build your theme park and make peeps happy. With more content and more interesting park visitors, it would be fair to say that this game is a worthy sequel of the first entry in the series
Should you download it?
Yes. If you’re looking to create an amazing theme park in a game with fun graphics and a variety of items to use, this is a great choice.
- Tons of content
- Charming 3D art-style
- First-person perspective
- Large parks slow down the computer
- Some things look blocky