Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species demo

Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species demo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    147,193
  • Date Added:
    October 26, 2005
  • File Size:
    219.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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For anyone who loves animals, it's a bit insulting to see endangered species shamelessly promoted for profit, but since the exploitation in Zoo Tycoon 2 is virtual, it's hard to take serious offense. The demo for the expansion to the popular tycoon game introduces new features with a brief tutorial, and allows you to play the Tropical Rainforest level in Campaign or in Freeform Mode. The in-game Zoopedia help section (which incorporates animal information from Microsoft Encarta) is comprehensive, the demo installs easily, and loading times are minimal. Those positives, plus significant additions like sky trams, elevated paths, and Jeep tours, contribute to a top rating.

The name of the game is acquisition, and bigger is better. Buy animals to attract crowds, who can then be monetized through donations or admission fees. Keep your guests happy with adequate concessions, and keep your animals happy with food, water, grooming, a proper environment, and other "enrichment" options. The gameplay is nothing new, nor very challenging in this demo, as the only campaign is quite easy. The Bengal Tiger, Javan Rhinoceros, Crested Gibbon, and Baird's Tapir (a.k.a. "mountain cow") are the four available endangered species. The tutorial introduces the gameplay nicely, and the Freeform Mode allows you unlimted time and funds to experiment with all the available items and animals.

 
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  • 2 stars

    "Not Mac-Compatible"

    August 04, 2009   |   By joyofsomeone

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Seems to have some wonderful features...

    Cons

    But this demo isn't released for macs. So i really don't have a clue how it works, as i can't get it :/

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  • 5 stars

    "these animals need are help"

    November 25, 2007   |   By larochejanis

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    its cool

    Cons

    well some times it dose not work

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  • 1 stars

    "cooooooool but not so much"

    July 03, 2007   |   By fantabanta

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    every thing in this game i like but one thing i dislike is too

    Cons

    that we can come in zoo keeper mode but we cannot bye any thing in that mode or we cannot talk to some body or we cannot sit in the bench

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  • 5 stars

    "Now this is some good stuff! "

    June 27, 2007   |   By ravenhawk95

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Good graphics, good fun! Loved it!

    Cons

    Nothing!

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  • 5 stars

    "Now this is animal bliss!"

    June 26, 2007   |   By poofypuff28

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    THis game is so cool. You get to do stuff with bengal tigers and other endangered species, and you learn SO much while doing it. I'd recommend this to anyone. In fact, I almost couldn't reccommend it because I was having so much fun playing it!

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  • 5 stars

    "awsome graphics"

    July 26, 2006   |   By pickles1885

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    best demo i've seen in a very long time

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  • 3 stars

    "Not bad would've givin it 5 stars but im not an animal person"

    July 11, 2006   |   By darkchampion

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    realy good the demo wasnt bad .gameplay was good had i like releasing the tigers to attack the people ;)

    Cons

    not many animals good for about 30min

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  • 5 stars

    "good"

    June 13, 2006   |   By gumby619

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    good

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  • 3 stars

    "it was ok..."

    April 30, 2006   |   By matt 414

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    it was quite good. The ride they have put on there for people to ride on id very good.

    Cons

    you couldn't do much on it. It also didn't have a tutorial so i didn't know what I was doing at first. You can't get many animals. And last but not least it was only a demo.I wouldn't recomend it but you can try it out if you want.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Game"

    April 23, 2006   |   By defchook

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Great Game,Nice Graphics,lots of fun for all ages after playing this demo i went and bought the game....

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    General
    Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/games/
    Release Date October 26, 2005
    Date Added October 26, 2005
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, 733MHz CPU, 256MB RAM
    Download Information
    File Size 219.35MB
    File Name zoo2estrial.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 147,193
    Downloads Last Week 37
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations One scenario, two gameplay modes
    Price $29.99
     
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