Railroad Tycoon II: Platinum

Publisher: Gathering of Developers

Publisher 2: Take 2 Interactive

Developer: Poptop Software


Category: Simulation

Release Dates

N Amer - 09/17/2001

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With more than 125 scenarios to choose from, gamers will test their engineering skills across continents and amid an ever-changing global marketplace. Among the new scenarios, gamers can tackle the Russian revolution and attempt to smuggle Lennon across central Europe and back into St Petersburg. Or they can r eplicate Andrew Carnegie's feats in building an empire of steel using monopoly control of East Coast U.S. railroads. Global campaigns throughout the world challenge gamers to re-create the greatest historical railroad feats with over 60 engines from around the world, including the French TGV, the Brenner 412, the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy and the Vulcan 240. The 50 new scenarios include a mixture of original ones created by PopTop, plus some of the best fan-created scenarios, chosen from over 2000 user maps created by RT2 fans since the game's original release.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 95/98/Me/2000 CPU: 133MHz or higher processor RAM: 16 MB RAM CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM Hard Drive Space: 300 MB Video: 800 x 600 capable monitor and video card


Railroad Tycoon II Platinum Features ? More than 60 engines from around the world, including the French TGV, the Brenner 412, the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, and the Vulcan 2-4-0 ? More than 125 scenarios ranging from the building of the Transcontinental Railroad to supplying allied forces during WWII ? Global campaigns include Canada, South America, Scandinavia, Australia, United States, Britain, Central Europe, and Africa. ? Sophisticated stock market with margin buying, short selling, and hostile takeovers ? 200-page Official Railroad Tycoon II Strategy Guide in electronic format included ? Over 2 hours of original blues music, over 3 times as long as any previous game in the Railroad Tycoon 2 series

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Reviewer: Louis Bedigian

Review Date: 10/08/2001

Railroad Tycoon II: Platinum Edition is a train enthusiast's dream come true

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