Planet Coaster

Coaster Park Tycoon

An economic strategy game created by Frontier Developments - the creators of the RollerCoaster Tycoon and the Elite franchises. In the game, the player's task is to build and manage an amusement park. It is up to the player to decide about the general outlook of the park, but modern-day roller coasters are the main dish. These can be shaped freely - the player chooses the number of curves and the height of their roller coaster. After that, modifications can be applied in a 3D view of the construction. Economy is an essential aspect to the game - the player has to carefully set the ticket prices in particular sectors in order to make a profit while giving the visitors a reason come again. Also, the visitors' needs and levels of satisfaction also have to be taken into account, and so the park needs to develop in the right direction. The visuals are highly colorful and character models seem to have been made our of plasticine, which emphasizes the soothing atmosphere of the game. To make managing the virtual park easier, the creators implemented a dynamic camera view, including the options to zoom in or out.

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PC / Windows
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Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster | PC

Planet Coaster release date for PC:

game language:

17 November 2016 | Worldwide

17 November 2016 | Europe

17 November 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 57 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 42 players' votes.  

Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC / Windows is an economic strategy game requiring the player to create their own amusement park and manage it appropriately. The game was created by Frontier Developments – the creators of the famous RollerCoaster Tycoon series, as well as the Elite franchise.


In Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC / Windows, the gameplay focuses on creating modern-day roller coasters – other contents play a supporting role here. When designing the amusement park, the player is free to decide about the outlook of the place and what do the previously mentioned roller coasters look like. It is completely up to the player to decide about the number of corners or their height in a given roller coaster as well. The game features a 3D mode allowing to view the roller coaster freely and apply modifications to it.

In Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved for PC / Windows, the player is also required to keep economic aspects of running an amusement park in mind. By setting the ticket prices in particular sectors, the player tries to gain additional funds in order to expand the business. However, the process is complex, for the visitors have their demands - to enlarge the profit and give the customers a reason to come back, the player has to take care of their needs incessantly in order to satisfy them.

Technical aspects

The game offers proper visuals, making references to the qualities of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. The camera view allows to observe the current situation at any angle, making it possible to zoom in or out as well when needed.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel i7-4770 3.4 GHz/ AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 12 GB, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 980/Radeon R9 380 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon 7850 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit

Planet Coaster launch trailer

Planet Coaster launch trailer | 2:03

Zwiastun Planet Coaster, kolejnej odsłony gry strategiczno-ekonomicznej, skupionej na budowaniu i zarządzaniu parkiem rozrywki.

Planet Coaster review – perfect sandbox, imperfect strategy

Review 30 November 2016 15:39

Planet Coaster is a great come-back of roller coaster tycoons. The game gives the fans everything they expected, and though the economy system could be more demanding, the production as a whole is an outstanding sandbox.

RollerCoaster Tycoon successor Planet Coaster launching on Steam today

News 17 November 2016 13:52

With Planet Coaster, Frontier Developments have been aiming to bring back the fun gameplay that the early RollerCoaster Tycoon games were loved for. Whether they were successful, we will find out later today, as the game goes live on Steam.