The Ultimate Theme Park SIM
One of the most popular sims ever, RollerCoaster Tycoon has been serving thrills since 1999. The game racked up awards when it was released, and decades later players still enjoy the game’s balance of creative freedom and sophisticated park management. Building massive coasters, placing tons of rides and attractions, deep customization, and hiring and placing staff all in an effort to keep your park visitors happy and coming back for more.
Scottish developer Chris Sawyer’s affection for roller coasters led him to start working on an amusement park-themed game. Working from his rural home at the edge of the Scottish Highlands, he spent over two years designing and coding RollerCoaster Tycoon.
The resulting game, released in 1999, is a simulation masterpiece that challenges players to complete park-building and management scenarios. Given total control over their parks, players have to strategically place rides, shops, food stalls, and even bathrooms, and hire staff in order to maximize visitor happiness and park profits. The most magical part of RollerCoaster Tycoon is of course the dozens of coasters you can build and the total control over park design.
Millions have played the original RollerCoaster Tycoon, or one of the many franchise sequels on PC, mobile or console. Even if you’ve been playing since ‘99, there’s still unexplored opportunities thanks to the many customization options and vast map sizes. Be sure to look out for RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe, the latest upgrade to the franchise and the only RollerCoaster Tycoon game on Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5.