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Planet Coaster PC

Coaster Park Tycoon

An economic strategy game created by Frontier Developments - the creators of the RollerCoaster Tycoon and the Elite franchises. In the game, the player's task is to build and manage an amusement park.

Strategy | Economic | sandbox | amusement park builder

PC / Windows
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Game mode: single player

game language: English

game release date for PC:

17November2016

Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC is an economic strategy game requiring the player to create their own amusement park and manage it appropriately. The game was created by Frontier Developments the creators of the famous RollerCoaster Tycoon series, as well as the Elite franchise.

Mechanics

In Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC, the gameplay focuses on creating modern-day roller coasters other contents play a supporting role here. When designing the amusement park, the player is free to decide about the outlook of the place and what do the previously mentioned roller coasters look like. It is completely up to the player to decide about the number of corners or their height in a given roller coaster as well. The game features a 3D mode allowing to view the roller coaster freely and apply modifications to it.

In Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC, the player is also required to keep economic aspects of running an amusement park in mind. By setting the ticket prices in particular sectors, the player tries to gain additional funds in order to expand the business. However, the process is complex, for the visitors have their demands - to enlarge the profit and give the customers a reason to come back, the player has to take care of their needs incessantly in order to satisfy them.

Technical aspects

The game offers proper visuals, making references to the qualities of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. The camera view allows to observe the current situation at any angle, making it possible to zoom in or out as well when needed.


Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 78 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 42 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel i7-4770 3.4 GHz/ AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 12 GB, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 980/Radeon R9 380 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon 7850 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit

Planet Coaster review perfect sandbox, imperfect strategy

Review 30 November 2016 15:39

Planet Coaster is a great come-back of roller coaster tycoons. The game gives the fans everything they expected, and though the economy system could be more demanding, the production as a whole is an outstanding sandbox.

RollerCoaster Tycoon successor Planet Coaster launching on Steam today

News 17 November 2016 13:52

With Planet Coaster, Frontier Developments have been aiming to bring back the fun gameplay that the early RollerCoaster Tycoon games were loved for. Whether they were successful, we will find out later today, as the game goes live on Steam.