Planet Coaster Reviews

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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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7 / 10
Nov 25, 2016

Offering an incredible amount of freedom in creating your own world, Planet Coaster is simply the best theme-park simulator game available.

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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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75 / 100
Nov 21, 2016

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

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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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Nov 27, 2016

Planet Coaster ist ein wahnsinnig starker Editor für großartige Achterbahnen, dem es aber noch etwas an anderen Attraktionen, Feintuning und Herausforderung mangelt.

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Oct 27, 2016

Good game and premise but tricky user interface.

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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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Nov 24, 2016

In some ways it is very dramatic how far the roller coaster tycoon genre has come, and yet the core rulebook has changed little. Frontier has made an abundant and pretty simulation bound to captivate tycoon fans, although in essence it is much like 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3'. I admit I would have liked just a little bit more hand-holding at the beginning of the game, but that didn't stop me from having a lot of fun with 'Planet Coaster'.

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8 / 10
Nov 25, 2016

Planet Coaster gives you such an incredible degree of freedom in creating what you want that any obstacles just become part of that meticulous process of building the perfect park.

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8 / 10
Nov 24, 2016

If what you want is to plonk down a bunch of rides, be creative with your layouts and create a happy mini-universe for guests and yourself (you can go on the rides too, in first-person view), which brings out and caters to your imagineering side, then Planet Coaster is the game for you.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 28, 2016

Planet Coaster clearly has aspirations of expanding itself through a larger base of players, embracing user-created content to the fullest and allowing players to show off their various parks to each other.

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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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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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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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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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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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8 / 10
Nov 21, 2016

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

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Nov 27, 2016

Frontier Developments has produced a fine theme park simulator with Planet Coaster, a polished title which keeps things fun, fast, and consistently entertaining.

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8 / 10
Nov 29, 2016

Planet Coaster feels like a step into more modern times for the genre. There are bugbears when it comes to the camera and the subsequent patience required to build your perfect theme park, but should one have the stamina to intricately design features for their park, the possibilities are nigh on endless. Managing can feel simplistic at times, but for those who want to have the amusement park of their dreams, even if they use mods from Steam Workshop to supplement their masterpiece, Planet Coaster has it in spades.

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