A huge rollercoaster in a theme park in the Planet Coaster video game.

Did You Love Theme Park? Then You’ll LOVE Planet Coaster!

It’s RollerCoaster Tycoon done right.

And I can say that because Frontier made the first three highly rated RollerCoaster Tycoon games before Atari decided to drop them for the substandard and poorly received Rollercoaster Tycoon 4. How’s that for justice?

Fans of the series will be frothing at the mouth at the prospect of getting their hands on the game that Rollercoaster Tycoon should always have been.

My memories of “build a theme park” style games go back to Theme Park on the PlayStation. My brothers and I spent months building incredible theme parks with rollercoasters that looked like they’d been designed by a health and safety officers worst nightmare.

We graduated from Theme Park to Theme Park World. The very thought of riding our death-defying rides in 3D was enough for us to put our pocket money together to purchase it together, and there were no regrets in the Santina household.

Though recent news articles may make you think otherwise, theme parks are a magical place, especially for children. Even as a grown man-child, theme parks hold a special place in my heart – especially rollercoasters.

Planet Coaster is a more realistic take on the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise.  The player can set the price for anything and everything, staff can be trained (or not), and fast-track lanes can be put in place for big spenders. This is your theme park and you can create your vision with more accuracy than ever before.

The depth available looks outstanding and it goes far beyond any theme park creator has dared to go before.

Plus, I’m looking forward to riding a few of my horrifying creations. I’m a big kid, and Planet Coaster was totally made for me.

We’ll do our best to have a review up soon after launch!

Written by John

I'm a 36-year-old gamer, clinging onto the gamepad despite real life responsibilities trying to pull me kicking and screaming away. You can follow me on Twitter: @johnlevelsup.

Current setup: Gaming PC with a 1080 Ti, Xbox Series X, Steam Deck, and retro consoles, on a Gigabyte M32Q monitor, sitting on a Flexispot E7 standing desk.