Planet Coaster Reviews

Planet Coaster is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Oct 27, 2016

Good game and premise but tricky user interface.

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PCGamesN
Top Critic
8 / 10
Nov 16, 2016

Planet Coaster isn't Rollercoaster Tycoon, nor is it Theme Park. This may put off those looking for a simpler, more nostalgic take on the genre, but it's nonetheless the most creative, technically intricate theme park sim to date.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 17, 2016

Planet Coaster truly is the spiritual successor to the king of tycoon games. You'll have as much of a blast playing it as your park attendees will (hopefully) have riding your rides.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

As someone who started playing Planet Coaster without any real expectations, I can safely say that the game is well worth your time if you are the least bit interested in a game reminiscent of the classic Rollercoaster Tycoon games. Frontier have created one of the best games in the genre, and judging by their support of Elite Dangerous post-launch, it seems that there's still more to come from the developers.

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Nov 17, 2016

Planet Coaster isn't just a wonderful game, it's an important one. It's effectively resurrected a dead genre, providing an act to follow that is as inspiring as it is fun to play. At a reasonable price point, it's a great pick-up for anyone who enjoys the process of creation and management.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Planet Coaster manages to be a worthy heir of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, with a powerful rollercoaster editor and thanks to its beautiful graphics. Least successful is the management part.

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Unscored
Nov 17, 2016

Like Cities: Skylines, Planet Coaster gives new life to the management genre, and even if the launch version does little to improve what I've played during the beta, this would still be essential for anyone who dreams of packing in their old job and running a theme park.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2016

Planet Coaster is a celebration of everything Frontier Developments did well back in the Rollercoaster Tycoon days, with new mechanics and systems piled on top. Its variety of customisable buildings, scenery, objects, coasters, and rides make for an incredibly special game.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2016

Frontier has done a wonderful job of maintaining the excitement, visual appeal and overall happiness of both a theme park and a theme park builder. If you're at all interested in the genre, then Planet Coaster is a game you should be picking up today.

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Liked-a-lot
Nov 19, 2016

Planet Coaster is a perfect amusement park building simulator. If you miss the glorious days of RollerCoaster Tycoon, Planet Coaster is the right game for you.

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Nov 19, 2016

Revolutionary creative sandbox tools make Planet Coaster the best theme park simulation game ever to hit PC. And when we say ever, we mean it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2016

Creative, intuitive and long lasting: Planet Coaster is the best park-builder on the market.

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Nov 21, 2016

Planet Coaster isn't perfect yet, but what's there is just incredibly fun. There's a lot of learning to do along the way, but with all of the customization and freedom, Frontier Developments has delivered one of the best possible successors to the Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise.

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

Planet Coaster is a beautiful and special experience allowing players the ability to create an amusement park however they'd like.

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Luke Plunkett
Top Critic
Unscored
Nov 21, 2016

Planet Coaster is best when treated as a giant LEGO set. A sunny, cheery tabula rasa, lying there waiting for you to go nuts in a never-ending quest to make yourself as happy as the grinning faces of the people lining up to take your rides for a spin.

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8 / 10
Nov 21, 2016

A cracking sim for coaster fans that embraces creativity and a passion for theme parks.

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75 / 100
Nov 21, 2016

Better than RollerCoaster Tycoon World, but doesn't do much to innovate on the formula.

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
Recommended
Nov 21, 2016

Despite lacklustre management options, Frontier creates one of the finest park construction simulators yet.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Nov 22, 2016

The best theme park sim of the modern era, even if a few underdeveloped elements mean it's not quite the ultimate roller coaster ride yet.

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Nov 22, 2016

If you're looking for a theme park management game with a business perspective, Planet Coaster might leave you wanting. However, if you're coming from the creative angle it's hard to imagine a richer package.

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