<infobox> <title source="name"><default>RollerCoaster Tycoon 2</default></title> <image source="image"/> <label>Developer:</label> <label>Publisher:</label> <label>Producer:</label> <label>Designer:</label> <label>Programmer:</label> <label>Artist:</label> <label>Composer:</label> <label>Released:</label> <label>Genre:</label> <label>Modes:</label> <label>Platforms:</label> RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (or RCT2 for short) is the second installment in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. Like in its predecessor, the player must build successful theme parks to fulfill a set of objectives in various scenarios. The game was further expanded with two expansion packs, Wacky Worlds and Time Twister, which brought more themes and theme-inspired derivatives of existing rides, as well as new scenarios. These two add-ons were not worked on by Chris Sawyer.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 uses the same game engine as the first game, but somewhat optimized to sport more polished graphics, higher resolutions, a more intelligent guest AI and the ability to stack scenery items, enabling the creations of wonders of architecture.

New features

  • Scenario Editor
  • The ability to create a new scenario from a saved game
  • Roller Coaster creator (sandbox mode)
  • Ride track manager
  • Ability to use the Shift key to change the elevation of rides, paths and scenery
  • Ability to use the Ctrl key to set an automatic height, making it easy to place several times a scenery item at the same height
  • Automatic scenery removal during ride and path construction
  • Custom scenery, rides, parks, scenarios and paths support
  • General scenery removal function, along with path removal function

Release dates

  • North America: October 14, 2002
  • Europe: October 24, 2002
  • Australia: October 18, 2002

Attractions Attractions 2D Icon.png

Transport Rides Transport Rides 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Steam Trains RCT2 Icon.png

Steam Trains
(Miniature Railway)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Steam Trains with Covered Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Steam Train (Covered Cars)
Steam Trains with Covered Cars
(Miniature Railway)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
American Style Steam Trains RCT2 Icon.png

American Style Steam Trains
(Miniature Railway)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Trams RCT2 Icon.png

Trams
(Trams)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Small Monorail Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Small Monorail Cars
(Monorail)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Streamlined Monorail Trains RCT2 Icon.png

Large Monorail Train
Streamlined Monorail Trains
(Monorail)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Retro-style Monorail Trains RCT2 Icon.png

Retro-style Monorail Trains
(Monorail)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Suspended Monorail RCT2 Icon.png

Suspended Monorail
(Suspended Monorail)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Chairlift Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Chairlift Cars
(Chairlift)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Ski-lift Chairs RCT2 Icon.png

Chairlift Cars (Alternative)
Ski-lift Chairs
(Chairlift)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Lift RCT2 Icon.png

Lift
(Lift)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Gentle Rides Gentle Rides 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Monorail Cycles RCT2 Icon.png

Cycle Railway
Monorail Cycles
(Monorail Cycles)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Crooked House RCT2 Icon.png

Crooked House
(Crooked House)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Haunted House RCT2 Icon.png

Haunted House
(Haunted House)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Ferris Wheel RCT2 Icon.png

Ferris Wheel
(Ferris Wheel)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Maze RCT2 Icon.png

Hedge Maze
Maze
(Maze)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Merry-Go-Round RCT2 Icon.png

Merry-Go-Round
(Merry-Go-Round)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Mini Golf RCT2 Icon.png

Miniature Golf
Mini Golf
(Mini Golf)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Observation Tower RCT2 Icon.png

Observation Tower
(Observation Tower)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Double-deck Observation Tower RCT2 Icon.png

Double-deck Observation Tower
(Observation Tower)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Sportscars RCT2 Icon.png

Sportscars
(Car Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Racing Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Racing Cars
(Car Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Pickup Trucks RCT2 Icon.png

Trucks
Pickup Trucks
(Car Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Cheshire Cats RCT2 Icon.png

'Cat' Cars
Cheshire Cats
(Car Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Vintage Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Vintage Cars
(Car Ride)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Monster Trucks RCT2 Icon.png

Monster Trucks
(Car Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Mini Helicopters RCT2 Icon.png

Cycle Monorail
Mini Helicopters
(Mini Helicopters)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Spiral Slide RCT2 Icon.png

Spiral Slide
(Spiral Slide)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Dodgems RCT2 Icon.png

Bumper Cars
Dodgems
(Dodgems)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Space Rings RCT2 Icon.png

Space Rings
(Space Rings)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Circus RCT2 Icon.png

Circus Show
Circus
(Circus)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Ghost Train RCT2 Icon.png

Ghost Train
(Ghost Train)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Haunted Mansion Ride RCT2 Icon.png

Haunted Mansion Ride
(Ghost Train)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Flying Saucers RCT2 Icon.png

Flying Saucers
(Flying Saucers)
Added Attractions

Roller Coasters Roller Coasters 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Air Powered Vertical Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Air Powered Vertical Coaster
(Air Powered Vertical Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Bobsleigh Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Bobsleigh Coaster
(Bobsleigh Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Flying Turns RCT2 Icon.png

Flying Turns
(Bobsleigh Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Compact Inverted Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Inverted Coaster Train
(Compact Inverted Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Inverted Shuttle Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Inverted Shuttle Coaster
(Compact Inverted Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Inverted Vertical Shuttle RCT2 Icon.png

Inverted Vertical Shuttle
(Compact Inverted Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Corkscrew Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Corkscrew Roller Coaster
(Corkscrew Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Hypercoaster RCT2 Icon.png

Hypercoaster
(Hypercoaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Flying Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Flying Roller Coaster
(Flying Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Giga Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Giga Coaster
(Giga Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Heartline Twister Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Heartline Twister Coaster
(Heartline Twister Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Heartline Twister Coaster (starting reversed) RCT2 Icon.png

Heartline Twister Coaster (starting reversed)
(Heartline Twister Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Inverted Hairpin Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Inverted Hairpin Coaster
(Inverted Hairpin Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Inverted Impulse Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Inverted Impulse Coaster
(Inverted Impulse Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
4-Across Inverted Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

4-Across Inverted Roller Coaster
(Inverted Roller Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Ladybird Trains RCT2 Icon.png

Ladybird Trains
(Steel Mini Roller Coaster) (RCT1)
(Junior Roller Coaster) (RCT2)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Log Trains RCT2 Icon.png

Log Trains
(Steel Mini Roller Coaster) (RCT1)
(Junior Roller Coaster) (RCT2)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
LIM Launched Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

LIM Launched Roller Coaster
(LIM Launched Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Lay-down Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Flying Roller Coaster (RCT1)
Lay-down Roller Coaster (RCT2)
(Lay-down Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Looping Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Looping Roller Coaster
(Looping Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Mine Ride RCT2 Icon.png

Mine Ride
(Mine Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Mine Train Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Mine Train Coaster
(Mine Train Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Automobile Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Automobile Cars
(Mini Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Rocket Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Rocket Cars
(Steel Mini Roller Coaster) (RCT1)
(Mini Roller Coaster) (RCT2)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Toboggan Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Toboggan Cars
(Mini Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Mini Suspended Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Mini Suspended Coaster
(Mini Suspended Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Mini Suspended Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Mini Suspended Coaster
(Mini Suspended Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Multi-Dimension Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Multi-Dimension Roller Coaster
(Multi-Dimension Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Reverse Freefall Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Reverse Freefall Coaster
(Reverse Freefall Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Reverser Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Reverser Roller Coaster
(Reverser Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Side-Friction Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Side-Friction Roller Coaster
(Side-Friction Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Spiral Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Spiral Roller Coaster
(Spiral Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Stand-up Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Stand-up Roller Coaster
(Stand-up Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Twister Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Twister Roller Coaster
(Twister Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Stand-up Twister Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Stand-up Twister Coaster
(Twister Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Floorless Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Floorless Roller Coaster
(Twister Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Hyper-Twister RCT2 Icon.png

Hyper-Twister
(Hyper Twister Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Hyper-Twister (wide cars) RCT2 Icon.png

Hyper-Twister (wide cars)
(Hyper Twister Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Steeplechase RCT2 Icon.png

Steeplechase
(Steeplechase)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Motorbike Races RCT2 Icon.png

Motorbike Races
(Steeplechase)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Soap Box Derby Racers RCT2 Icon.png

Soap Box Derby Racers
(Steeplechase)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Suspended Swinging Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Suspended Swinging Cars
(Suspended Swinging Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Suspended Swinging Airplane Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Suspended Swinging Airplane Cars
(Suspended Swinging Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Swinging Floorless Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Swinging Floorless Cars
(Suspended Swinging Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Vertical Drop Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Vertical Drop Roller Coaster
(Vertical Drop Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Virginia Reel RCT2 Icon.png

Virginia Reel
(Virginia Reel)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Water Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Water Coaster
(Water Coaster)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Mouse Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Mouse Cars
(Wild Mouse)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Mine Cars RCT2 Icon.png

Mine Cars
(Wild Mouse)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Spinning Wild Mouse RCT2 Icon.png

Spinning Wild Mouse
(Wild Mouse)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Wooden Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Wooden Roller Coaster
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Articulated Roller Coaster RCT2 Icon.png

Articulated Roller Coaster
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater) RCT2 Icon.png

Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater)
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater, Reversed) RCT2 Icon.png

Wooden Roller Coaster (6 seater, Reversed)
(Wooden Roller Coaster)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Wooden Wild Mouse RCT2 Icon.png

Wooden Wild Mouse
(Wooden Wild Mouse)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Wooden Wild Mine Ride RCT2 Icon.png

Wooden Wild Mine Ride
(Wooden Wild Mouse)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

Thrill Rides Thrill Rides 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Snow Cups RCT2 Icon.png

Snow Cups
(Twist)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Twist RCT2 Icon.png

Twist
(Twist)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Magic Carpet RCT2 Icon.png

Magic Carpet
(Magic Carpet)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Launched Freefall RCT2 Icon.png

Launched Freefall
(Launched Freefall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Pirate Ship RCT2 Icon.png

Pirate Ship
(Pirate Ship)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Go Karts RCT2 Icon.png

Go Karts
(Go Karts)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Swinging Inverter Ship RCT2 Icon.png

Swinging Inverter Ship
(Swinging Inverter Ship)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Motion Simulator RCT2 Icon.png

Motion Simulator
(Motion Simulator)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
3D Cinema RCT2 Icon.png

3D Cinema
(3D Cinema)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Top Spin RCT2 Icon.png

Top Spin
(Top Spin)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Roto-Drop RCT2 Icon.png

Roto-Drop
(Roto-Drop)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Enterprise RCT2 Icon.png

Enterprise
(Enterprise)
Loopy Landscapes

Water Rides Water Rides 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Dinghy Slide RCT2 Icon.png

Dinghy Slide
(Dinghy Slide)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Log Flume RCT2 Icon.png

Log Flume
(Log Flume)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
River Rapids RCT2 Icon.png

River Rapids
(River Rapids)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Splash Boats RCT2 Icon.png

Splash Boats
(Splash Boats)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Submarine Ride RCT2 Icon.png

Submarine Ride
(Submarine Ride)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Rowing Boats RCT2 Icon.png

Rowing Boats
(Boat Hire)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Swans RCT2 Icon.png

Swans
(Boat Hire)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Canoes RCT2 Icon.png

Canoes
(Boat Hire)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Bumper Boats RCT2 Icon.png

Bumper Boats
(Boat Hire)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Water Tricycles RCT2 Icon.png

Water Tricycles
(Boat Hire)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Jet Skis RCT2 Icon.png

Jet Skis
(Boat Hire)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
River Rafts RCT2 Icon.png

River Rafts
(River Rafts)
Loopy Landscapes

Shops & Stalls Shops & Stalls 2D Icon.png

RCT2 Icon
Burger Bar RCT2 Icon.png

Burger Bar
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Candyfloss Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Candyfloss Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Doughnut Shop RCT2 Icon.png

Doughnut Shop
(Food Stall)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Cookie Shop RCT2 Icon.png

Cookie Shop
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Ice Cream Cone Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Ice Cream Cone Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Chips Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Chips Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Fruity Ices Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Fruity Ices Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Hot Dog Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Hot Dog Stall
(Food Stall)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Pizza Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Pizza Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Popcorn Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Popcorn Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Sea Food Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Sea Food Stall
(Food Stall)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Toffee Apple Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Toffee Apple Stall
(Food Stall)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Fried Chicken Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Fried Chicken Stall
(Food Stall)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Pretzel Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Pretzel Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Sub Sandwich Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Sub Sandwich Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Beef Noodles Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Beef Noodles Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Chicken Nuggets Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Chicken Nuggets Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Chip Shop RCT2 Icon.png

Chip Shop
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Fried Rice Noodles Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Fried Rice Noodles Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Funnel Cake Shop RCT2 Icon.png

Funnel Cake Shop
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Meatball Soup Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Meatball Soup Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Roast Sausage Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Roast Sausage Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Wonton Soup Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Wonton Soup Stall
(Food Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Drinks Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Drinks Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Coffee Shop RCT2 Icon.png

Coffee Shop
(Drink Stall)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Hot Chocolate Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Hot Chocolate Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Lemonade Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Lemonade Stall
(Drink Stall)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Iced Tea Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Iced Tea Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Soybean Milk Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Soybean Milk Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Star Fruit Drink Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Star Fruit Drink Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Sujeonggwa Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Sujeonggwa Stall
(Drink Stall)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Balloon Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Balloon Stall
(Shop)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Hat Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Hat Stall
(Shop)
Added Attractions

RCT2 Icon
Souvenir Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Souvenir Stall
(Shop)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
T-Shirt Stall RCT2 Icon.png

T-Shirt Stall
(Shop)
Loopy Landscapes

RCT2 Icon
Sunglasses Stall RCT2 Icon.png

Sunglasses Stall
(Shop)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Information Kiosk RCT2 Icon.png

Information Kiosk
(Information Kiosk)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
First Aid Room RCT2 Icon.png

First Aid Room
(First Aid Room)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Cash Machine RCT2 Icon.png

Cash Machine
(Cash Machine)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

RCT2 Icon
Toilets RCT2 Icon.png

Toilets
(Toilets)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

RCT2 Icon
Toilets 2 RCT2 Icon.png

Toilets
(Toilets)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Footpaths Footpaths RCT2 Icon.png

Brown Tarmac Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Brown Tarmac Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Crazy Paving Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Crazy Paving Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Dirt Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Dirt Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Green Tarmac Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Green Tarmac Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Space Style Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Space Style Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Tarmac Footpath RCT2 Icon.png
Tarmac Footpath
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2


Scenery Scenery 2D Icon.png


Park Entrance Park Entrance 2D Icon.png

Park Entrance Building RCT2 Icon.png
Park Entrance Building
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Park Entrance Gates RCT2 Icon.png
Park Entrance Gates
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Traditional Park Entrance RCT2 Icon.png
Traditional Park Entrance
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1


Water Water RCT2 Icon.png

Acid Green Water RCT2 Icon.png
Acid Green Water
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
Natural Water RCT2 Icon.png
Natural Water
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1
Orange Water RCT2 Icon.png
Orange Water
Loopy Landscapes


Scenarios Park Entrance 2D Icon.png

Beginner Parks


Challenging Parks





Expert Parks




"Real" Parks




Other Parks




Expansion Packs

Official

User-created

See Also: The Amazing Earl

Additional content

In addition to the scenarios and rides included in the base game and expansion packs, there were 16 "classic" scenarios from the original RollerCoaster Tycoon, a panda themed scenario called "Panda World" with "Panda Theming" , a "Pink Water" add-on created by Chris Sawyer that could be used with the scenario editor, and six winning coaster designs from the Ultimate Tycoon Challenge made available to download from the game's official website and are preserved by the Internet Archive.

Criticism

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has received criticism for not being a true 'sequel' to RollerCoaster Tycoon, and being more of an "RCT 1.5". This is due to the game using the same engine as the first one, although being massively upgraded. It made the two games very similar in both graphics and gameplay. For the critics, the only thing that truly changes is the greatly increased amount of rides and attractions, and massive scenery improvement thanks to the new features. Unlike the first game, the "scenario indexes concept" was scrapped, unlocking all the scenarios from the start. Although obviously due because of the new "Scenario Editor" feature, this reduced the feeling for players of actually being rewarded. The largest negative point arises with the lack of backward compatibility from RCT and its expansions in certain rides (e.g. the Steel Mini Roller Coaster of RCT1 is incompatible with its RCT2 lookalike, the Junior Roller Coaster), which made long-time first-game players disappointed with the sequel.

The add-ons had mixed criticisms: Most players and reviewers were satisfied with the first add-on, Wacky Worlds, but many were disappointed with the second add-on Time Twister as it felt incomplete, simply being new objects and scenarios thrown on a CD. The add-on's theming and objects were also too numerous and massive to be imported in new parks, drastically reducing their use on the game and most often reducing their usage to the official scenarios on which they were used. They, therefore, never became vitally needed on the parks, making the addon discs nearly unnecessary. Most custom & downloaded parks actually only require the addons for a couple rides and scenery objects.

Many of the bugs and criticized features RCT2 included were improved or removed by the developers of the game's open-source recreation OpenRCT2.

System requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 98/Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: Pentium® II 300 MHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 64 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 100 MB free
  • CD-ROM Drive: 4X or higher
  • Video: 4MB Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible video card^
  • Sound: Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible sound card^

^Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 8.1 (included) or higher.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Games
Main games

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Added Attractions/Corkscrew FolliesLoopy Landscapes
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky WorldsTime Twister
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!Wild!
RollerCoaster Tycoon World

Console games

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D
RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

Mobile games

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch
RollerCoaster Tycoon Story

Compilations RCT DeluxeRCT2 Triple Thrill PackRCT3 Gold!RCT3 Gold EditionRCT3 Platinum!World of RCTRCT 6 PackRCT Mega PackRCT3 Complete Edition
Ports/remakes OpenRCT2RCT Classic
Spin-offs The Board GamePinball Machine
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