Summary: I wouldn't be able to count the number of times I underestimated the difficulty of this game, only for it to brutally remind me that being a Railroad Baron isn't as simple as its cut out to be. Took me months to figure out the stock market and build bridges over large expanses of water. Fun campaign, interesting challenges, and a quirkiness that I've come to love.
Summary: Those of us who love history and geography, or who just love railroads find this game to be an all-time favorite. On a newer system, the edge-of-screen scroll is way too fast, but it can be worked around. The game is slow on all but the highest settings, but that doesn't keep it from being a classic.
DB "aspiring part time free lance consultant", Amazon
10 June 2013
Summary: The replay value is almost unlimited. Graphically the game is starting to show it's age but real gamers don't care about the graphics, it is all about the gameplay and Railroad Tycoon succeeds at that on every level. Still very highly recommended.
Summary: I bought this game to replace a very old beat up disc that I've had for many years. One of those games that I just keep playing and it never gets old. The next game in the series, a 3D one, (not sure of the exact name), was not nearly as fun. I always hoped they would come out with a up dated version of this game, but it never happened. So this old game lives on.
Summary: This game is just awesome! The graphics are high quality and realistic, the gameplay is good and it is overall very fun! I enjoy playing in Sandbox mode where I can make train tracks all over the US. The downside is...you have to tell each train what cargo to tow and it takes some effort to find 2 cities that have demands for each other... Also your trains can break down, there can be robbers, the cities grow and you can build your own map! The fun is endless!
Summary: I think that this game is the ultimate for tycooners. I have sevral tycoons (mall, roller caoster,school,airport and railroad)and this one is my favourite. Not just can you make a railroad, you can make citys and stores!! This game is great.
Summary: This is a classic version of an even more classic release, Railroad Tycoon 1. If you like more sophisticated 3D graphics, though, then try RRT3. The graphics are just amazing and the play even more variegated and fun.