Planet Coaster Reviews

Planet Coaster is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Nov 26, 2020

That aside, Planet Coaster is indeed the best theme park creator we've ever had. In Australia, there aren't many theme parks left at all (can you believe that Sydney - a major global city - only has one theme park, and it's a tiny space that can be walked across in a few minutes), but there was a big one when I was growing up, and this game takes me back to looking forward to going to that theme park every so often. There are some UI issues, and one or two clunky moments within the management side of the game, but nothing that detracts from the sheer creative joy of playing around with those coasters and creating the park of your dreams. I can almost smell the churros.

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Hobby Consolas
Anónimo
Top Critic
81 / 100
Nov 17, 2020

Planet Coaster Console Edition is as comfortable in consoles as it was in PC. Everything remains intact, including the extensive management options and almost endless creative possibilities with roller coasters and buildings. It takes time and patience to get used to it, but if you like theme parks the effort will be worth it.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2019
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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

At the end of the 90’s, Frontier released one of the best theme park titles of all time in Rollercoaster Tycoon, a game that felt like a natural successor to what Bullfrog had produced in 1994’s Theme Park. With many titles since Rollercoaster Tycoon failing to strike the right balance between creativity and theme park management, Frontier’s newest addition to the sim line-up is probably as close to a natural step forward for this genre of games as we’re likely to get. Planet Coaster is an accessible and creative title but also relatively basic when it comes to its management sim elements. Still, there’s an incredible amount of customization here that truly lets you go wild and create the theme park of your dreams.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 3, 2018

An excellent roller coaster builders. Build theme parks or amusement parks, share your creations online, explore other’s and have fun. However, the career mode is brought down by micromanagement.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

The game looks stunning right down to the tiniest details on the props but there are some things wrong with the game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2017

It's not a perfect game, but in its own little way, it sort of is, and I'd expect no less from the team that brought us RCT2 and 3

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9 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2017

Planet Coaster is well at the top of the list for roller coaster games. It is easy to get lost in for hours on end and lets you explore the depths of your imagination with nearly limitless creation and design.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2016

With its incredible level of customisation Planet Coaster is the pinnacle of theme park management games, however be warned that this depth comes with a vicious learning curve.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
9 / 10
Dec 24, 2016

Without a doubt, Planet Coaster is the definitive theme park simulator. The customisability is key; it's so in-depth and detailed that hours can be spent just crafting the scenery! With intuitive controls and expansive modes, the potential for time sinking is huge for both old-time fans of the genre and those who are willing to venture into this new territory. Polished visuals, as superb soundtrack, and immaculate systems in place, are just the icing on the top. Frontier has excelled itself in almost every way possible, making this not just an easy game to heartily recommend, but one that demands your attention.

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Jim S
Top Critic
Dec 23, 2016

Planet Coaster is everything I could want in a simulation game of this type. Good management tools, good building tools, and most of all, it is extremely fun to play. It's the best amusement park simulation we've seen yet, and any complaints that you might have with the variety of rides that it offers are mitigated brilliantly by the use of Steam Workshop to allow the community to broaden the experience. In this way Planet Coaster feels both nostalgic and yet eminently modern.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2016

For better or for worse, there just isn't a lot of depth in Planet Coaster. There are a ton of options, however. The process of coming up with coaster ideas and seeing them executed is wonderful, even if the building process is a bit janky. There's not much to challenge the player after they build a self-sustaining park, so this is definitely an experience for those who can challenge themselves to always think and dream bigger.

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Dec 13, 2016

Planet Coaster captures that real-life theme park feeling, bakes it into one hell of a delicious cake and offers you, and a growing community, a slice with a smile and a balloon.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2016

Your opinion of Planet Coaster will be completely dependent on what you're seeking. As a management simulator, it hits the basics but doesn't introduce anything revolutionary. As a creation game, it shines because the design tools are powerful and the amount of structures that can be used is almost limitless thanks to a vibrant and active community. Ultimately, the game is fun once you get a grasp of the tools, and it's an excellent title to jumpstart a revival in theme park simulators.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2016

Planet Coaster is a hymn to creativity. It is a simulative drug, with the flavor of the old Roller Coaster Tycoon and the beauty of a modern game engine. It's intuitive, satisfying, and allows the player to make very distinctive and unique parks.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

Overall, this game is a complete pleasure to play. It's evocative of older generations of theme park management sims in all the right ways, whilst having plenty of style and appeal in its own right. It's a game that can be both a source of relaxation and a challenge, depending on the player's mood. Planet Coaster is also poised to offer some excellent longevity via integration with the Steam Workshop. The possibilities are endless, and this reviewer is definitely on-board for the ride.

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Edmond Tran
Top Critic
9 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

Planet Coaster is an exemplary amusement park management simulation with fantastic construction tools and a wealth of high-quality user-created content.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2016

Planet Coaster isn't innovative. It doesn't change up the gameplay from Roller Coaster Tycoon, and it definitely doesn't shy away from sticking close to its roots. What it is, is a modern take on the theme park management genre, and a spectacular one at that. Planet Coaster feels like RCT, even if it isn't. Frontier has delivered an incredible followup to their past games. Unfortunately, it's a little light on content at the moment. Despite this, I'm confident in saying that Planet Coaster has a great core game, and even though it doesn't have as much in it as it should, it's the best theme park game out there.

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85 / 100
Nov 30, 2016

The real treat to this game is it's challenge mode, in which players will have to manage their guests happiness, customization, construction and employees all the while trying to stay within your budget.

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3.9 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2016

The safest way to experience an amusement park... and to make the scariest ride you can subject other people to.

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