Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species demo

Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species demo


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

Version:
Not available
File Size:
219.35MB
Date Added:
October 26, 2005
Price:
Free to try (One scenario, two gameplay modes); $29.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
146,895
Downloads Last Week:
41
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, 733MHz CPU, 256MB RAM

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 17 votes

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    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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