Railroad Tycoon 3 demo

Railroad Tycoon 3 demo

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    197,377
  • Date Added:
    November 07, 2003
  • File Size:
    127.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    52
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Although riding the rails seems antiquated these days, railroads were a huge factor in the rise of industrial civilization. Railroad Tycoon 3 brings back those heady days of rail construction and development with a simulation game designed to replicate some of the most impressive transportation achievements throughout history.

Although much of the gameplay involves laying track, building stations, buying trains, and scheduling routes, the tycoon aspects of the game also are important. Issuing bonds and stocks, improving trade efficiency, and expanding company holdings all are important in building your empire. The game's interface is intuitive and flexible. Several options for controlling the camera and navigating the playing field are easy to learn, and a detailed tutorial leads you through the basic and advanced features of the game. Graphics are impressive, from satellite images to close-ups of individual towns, but the demo suffers from some slight program hangs and interminable loading times. The full game may appeal mostly to railroad aficionados and hard-core sim fans, but the demo provides a great taste of the action. One full scenario and unlimited gameplay should be enough to help any gamers on the fence make up their minds.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Additive game"

    March 06, 2011   |   By John1B

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    Pros

    Additive and intense

    Cons

    Ecomonics complicated

    Summary

    Bargain game - alternative to Military games

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  • 5 stars

    "Fun building game"

    November 13, 2009   |   By AlcoveSpring

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    Pros

    This took my awhile to learn. I replayed a number of the scenarios more than once when I got better. Not only are all the basic elements fun, there are all kinds of little extras in here like flocks of geese flying through your scenes with sounds.

    Cons

    I have trouble with the navigation. It is me. I just can't get the hang of it whether I use the mouse or the keyboard. People with normal coordination shouldn't have a problem with it. But, it sometimes makes me dizzy when the board rotates. LOL

    Summary

    I purchased the full game at Target. This is my first Tycoon game. My friends recommend it. I can see why they liked it.It is not a quick game. But, that is part of what makes it good. It takes time to build to your destinations.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic Game"

    February 25, 2008   |   By delhi_robin

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    There's so much to explore to build and to to create your own railroad empire

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful game,realistic,just fun to play."

    December 09, 2007   |   By roger3307

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    Pros

    realistic time frame simulation,good graphics,easy to control,its just a good game to have.I play offten

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  • 5 stars

    "It is recommended to learn German language before you install RRT2"

    June 19, 2007   |   By Prashant137

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    The game's incredible, as it is the 3rd installment in the Railroad Tycoon series. I really like all 3 installments of the game. I hope more come soon.

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  • 5 stars

    "completly awsome"

    October 29, 2006   |   By tiberiusjojo

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    Pros

    i liked how real it was

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  • 4 stars

    "Tested It For Ya"

    September 26, 2006   |   By hayesb69

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    If you have a good Computer I have a 2.6Ghz P4 768MB Ram 128 NVidia 5200...And it play fine...I notice a couple of times the sound would skip but, it only lasted a couple of seconds. I used cheat codes and lay as much track as I could to see if it would slow down or get choppy. Ran fine. Grahics are fair not the best but it's ok.

    Cons

    Well it's a pretty big download if you don't have DSL or Cable. If you have Modem I would recommed a downloader like DAP something that has a pause or a resume if you get disconnected. Other than that game runs good.

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  • 4 stars

    "Time to Live out your Childhood fantasies with a little finacial aspect"

    July 07, 2006   |   By Helpless_writer

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Watching the trains go by over mountains over lakes and all that nice stuff

    Cons

    Its a demo so not everything is included plus the fantasy of the choo choo is kinda ruined when you realize you need money to do so

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  • 3 stars

    "Good game, but RRT2 is better."

    February 03, 2006   |   By Sussex Red

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Good depth, relaxing music, challenging.

    Cons

    Can cut out after a while unfortunately.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great game."

    October 20, 2005   |   By kvk

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Fun, easy, interesting.

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    General
    Publisher Take-Two Interactive
    Publisher web site http://www.take2games.com/
    Release Date November 07, 2003
    Date Added November 07, 2003
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 127.93MB
    File Name US_RT3_Demo.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 197,377
    Downloads Last Week 52
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $49.99
     
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