Parents' Guide to

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

A great amusement park simulation.

Game Windows 2005
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Very AWSOME and fun game!!

Awsome, you gotta play it especially if you like to run tycoon games!

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Is It Any Good?

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As with previous Tycoon installments, kids can play any of several challenging scenarios. For example, they might be asked to build a park on difficult terrain or one designed to attract lots of guests. Tycoon 3 also adds a new "SandBox" mode that gives kids unlimited funds to create the fantasy park of their dreams.

Parents, make sure your computer is powerful enough to run this game. It requires a PC with at least a 733-megahertz Pentium III processor and a 3-D video card, such as an ATI Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce 2 with at least 32 megabytes of video memory. Also, click update in the opening screen of the game to download the latest patches, which help to make the game play better and add bonus features.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: March 4, 2005
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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