Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Game Poster Image
A great amusement park simulation.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 29 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game requires a powerful 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMasterCrafter 9001 January 21, 2017

Very AWSOME and fun game!!

Awsome, you gotta play it especially if you like to run tycoon games!
Kid, 12 years old July 29, 2014

My Rating: 7

What other families should know about this simulation is that it is one of the best theme park games going. It is actually rated 'PEGI 3', and I can s... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bytazzyanne March 1, 2011

What's it about?

ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON 3 gives youngsters and their parents the opportunity to design and manage the amusement park of their dreams. But the third installment in this popular franchise also lets kids ride the coasters they've created and enjoy all the fun of their virtual amusement parks up close and personal from the viewpoint of a visitor. Youngsters construct amusement parks in a graphically rich 3-D environment with multiple camera views, and customize the park guests. Once they've finished designing a park, kids can ride or participate in any of the coasters and attractions from a first-person perspective.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what kind of rides they enjoy designing. Do you like to create rides you would enjoy riding on? Or do you prefer to build wild thrill rides that go farther than you would in real life?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $39.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Atari
  • Release date: March 4, 2005
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E

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