Summary: I have never heard about this game, but one day, I saw it on a shelf, in a computer store. Iv'e read about it and it sounded really fun. It sounded really fun to build a train company, and to build train stations but when i really tried it, it was so hard, and it wasn't fun. It's hard to understand the investments thing and you are loosing all of your money in 5 minutes. I dont understand why is everybody saying that this game is good, cause this game is bad. VERY BAD!
Summary: This game has a lot of problems. The track-laying tool is so unwieldy as to be almost useless in steep terrain. There is no help facility (you have to go to the manual), and no "undo" tool. You can only run 6 cars per train. If you want a car to stay with the train, you have to re-enter it at every station. The program emphasizes business/money aspects, not operations or engineering.
Summary: After spending a few hours trying to decipher the mysteries of Railroad Tycoon II, I finally experienced enlightenment and realized I was NOT having fun. The game has many tempting possibilities of entertainment, but I found the game frustrating to play. The manual does not explain much; building stations and laying track are difficult and unforgiving tasks. I have not played the first version of the game, and this may explain my befuddlement.
Summary: Even though I have never been able to play this game, I HAVE ordered it, and read the literature and tried to install it on my computer. If you look at the installation guide included with the box, or on the side of the box, it says that you have to have at least 130 MB (Megabytes) on your computer in order to install it. THIS ISN'T TRUE! When you open up the installer, or the setup program, it turns out that you actually need 222 MB of free space to install it!