Summary: Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum Edition is a game I sent to Goodwill years ago because it wouldn't run on Vista. I heard it would run on Win 7 in (Windows 98/Windows ME) compatibility mode. I ordered a used copy at Amazon and it ran great, I still enjoy playing it. This copy will stay in my collection forever.
Summary: I write this after owning and playing Railroad Tycoon II and Railroad Tycoon III extensively. To be honest, I like RRT II better because it has a certain charm to it graphically. It is very well presented and works fine. The only thing that would make me recommend RRT III over II is the micromanagement can be a bit overwhelming in RRT II.
Summary: I thought this game was a great tycoon game. The best in fact. Except...there is so much you need to micro-manage in this game. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong - I might not have figured out how to do it automatically - but you need to set certain cars to each train each time. So if you have a passenger car set to go from Washington to Baltimore, and there is some lumber that can go as well, it won't get ship unless you click on it.
Summary: "Railroad Tycoon II" is the 1998 sequel to the 1990 classic "Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon". Even though Sid's name has jumped ship, this is a solid sequel to a great game. The premise is simple enough: Build a railroad, buy some trains, ship stuff from where it is to where it's needed. Get rich.
Summary: My 11-year old son loves this game, which he bought last week for 1/2 of the recommended price. This game will work with Windows XP Home Edition but may have to be run in Windows Compatibility Mode.
Summary: I just got the game a few days ago included in a value pack. I am currently playing the campaigns and so far I am enjoying the game. Even my husband is playing it. Pros: Sim type game Different type of trains and several campaigns which I love Is challenging for an average game player don't know about hardcore players Con's: The game tutorial was okay, but wish I could find a way to start back at the beginning of it.
Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum Edition... Something for All!
Robert D. Shull "shullrd", Amazon
18 February 2002
Summary: This game has everything! In this business simulation, you will become a tycoon. You will use all of your wits to outplay your opponents, and in the end you will (hopefully) outwit them all! In order to succeed, you will be required to make key decisions that will force you to evaluate the importance of particular items to particular places. You will not have enough money for everything so you will be forced to evaluate the importance of each city.
Summary: Much in the same line as Simcity, Railroad Tycoon2 offers something different: a little more activity while playing. Usually on Simcity, you build and just sit there waiting for your city to grow. On RT2, you not only have to build track and train stations, but you must set which town and in what order your train will visit these stations.
Summary: I like games were I can build my cities my way, control everything, monopolize everything. If you are looking for hours of non stop fun you have to get this game. This game doesnt only challenges your ability to run a company smoothly but it makes you feel like youre the head of a major RR corporation. I srongly recommend this game.