Summary: Scenarios not as good as Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum Edition Not as many maps, not as many trains. It does handle selling stocks better. It also eliminates managers, otherwise the rules are pretty much the same as Railroad Tycoon 1.
Summary: This is not an updated version of RT2...it's a whole new game that doesn't work nearly as smoothly as its predecessor. The most basic function, track laying, is a challenge that, even after playing for quite a while, I still find very frustrating. It does stuff that doesn't make much sense, all the time. Bottom line is, if you're looking for the next version of RT2, this isn't it.
Summary: I was a HUGE fan of Tycoon 2 and bought #3 a while ago, just never got to it and assume it is as good if not better, but there is no resolution to the lack of Windows 7 compatibility. I had to upgrade from XP so I lost the chance to play it, and if no patch supports windows 7 and you plan to go to 7, then do not buy this as it states Windows 7 is not compatible and there are NO patches. I only could get 1.05 patch and 1.06 does not help.
The developers confused "family friendly" with "childlike"
Charlene Vickers, Amazon
31 August 2005
Summary: I was addicted to Railroad Tycoon 2, but unfortunately it wouldn't play under my new operating system. I was thrilled to find RT3 and eagerly awaited its delivery. Unfortunately, RT3 has lost much of the complexity and the underhandedness that made RT2 so much fun. For example: - in RT2, only industries or resources inside your station's field of influence would be serviced by your trains.
Summary: This game has great potential, make no mistake about it. The economic model is a great idea, it creates a much more immersive environment. Cutting out micromanagement in my opinion was also a great idea, but I guess that depends on whether you're a big picture strategy gamer, or the micromanaging control freak. The new 3D engine looks cool, even though graphics are secondary in strategy games.
Summary: I bought this on a whim having thought I'd enjoy a few hours playing Railroad Tycoon 2 again, but found I couldn't make it (RRT2) work on Windows 7. Getting RRT3 running on Windows 7 was fine, but the game itself was a disappointment, mainly driven by the 3D interface. The 3D display was less informative than the older version, and finding lucrative industries outside town to connect was harder.
Summary: idea of the game and game play is second to non,but....the graphics let this down big time. i do play this game still which is due to the great way the interface for the company set up works, which is good fun. but when you return to the main screen its not good. this is an old game but still worth keeping in the back for a day when every other option has been used.
Summary: Having played an older, limited scenario version of Railroad Tycoon I was looking forward to upgrading to a full version, with enhanced features. What I found however, was that the good features of the orginal have been heavily diluted, and the additions are all "gimicky" add-ons, like "better" graphics, which are fine for 8 year old kids, but don't do anything for me.