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Planet Zoo PC

An economic strategy in which we take on the role of a zoological park manager. Production is distinguished by realistic animals with their own characteristics and needs described in detail. Frontier Developments is responsible for creating and issuing this title.

Strategy | Economic | zoo | animals

Planet Zoo Release Date PC




developer: Frontier Developments publisher: Frontier Developments Official website

English language game language: English

Planet Zoo is an economic strategy game in which player run a zoological park. The production is a continuation of Planet Coaster released in 2016 (although it differs in its subject matter - in that game, players ran an amusement park, not a zoo). It was created and published by Frontier Developments studio (also known from the Elite: Dangerous).


In Planet Zoo, players' task is to run the zoological park in an efficient way. It is necessary to adapt the individual places to the needs of given animals (they are described by an extensive set of statistics). Players decide, among other things, about the shape of the terrain, take care of the right temperature, as well as the guests' impressions (by choosing the right buildings and also determining the design and decoration of the park). It is also necessary to take into account the financial condition of one's zoo.

In the game, players can find a wide range of different animals, such as elephants, wolves, bears, lions, hippos, and giraffes. Each creature has different needs, behaviors, and even its own character. Almost all decisions, even seemingly trivial ones, like choosing the colour of the walls, may have some meaning. Realistic representation of the animals is one of the most important features of the game - creatures "think", "feel", and behave in a way very similar to their equivalents from the real world.

The creators at Frontier Developments have also included several interesting mechanics in their production, such as genetics and reproduction, which allow players to plan future generations of species to avoid the consequences of too limited genetic pool. The game also features a variable weather system.

Game modes

One can playPlanet Zoo solo. The game is based on single player modes - sandbox and a feature campaign.

Frontier Developments also offers limited network functionality, allowing players to share their scenery, habitat, and even entire parks with the community through Steam Workshop.

Technical aspects

Planet Zoo has a very attractive 3D visuals. The game world is quite detailed, but the best impressions are definitely made by the animals - their models are realistic and very well animated. The creators even used a special technology, which is responsible for a credible fur simulation.

Last updated on 30 April 2019

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 9,5+ GB

User score: 8 / 10 based on 290 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.0 / 10 based on 143 votes.

PEGI rating Planet Zoo

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

Planet Zoo System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 270X or better
  • 16 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 580 or better
  • 16 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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