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Railroad Tycoon II - Xplosiv Range

£2.99

Product description

Meticulously detailed trains and buildings might make Railroad Tycoon 2 look like a simulation aimed at model railroad aficionados, but don't be fooled. The real heart of the game is its detailed business simulation of 19th and 20th century railroad empires. At the beginning of a scenario or campaign, you form a railroad company, and it then becomes your job to meet the expectations of your shareholders by supplying the goods and services demanded by the game's cities and industries.

It isn't easy. Those pretty trains chugging across the bucolic landscape have to be maintained, repaired, and replaced regularly or you run the risk of experiencing an expensive breakdown or crash. As the years tick by you must also adapt to historical demands. New industries spring up while others become less important. The passenger and mail routes that generate so much cash at the beginning of the game don't even cover your expenses once the automobile steals the show. The availability of new trains (the game models over 60), the fact that demands wax and wane over time, and the inclusion of a fully functioning stock market simulation that allows for hostile takeovers add up to a game where players always have something to do.

Item details

Certification:
3+
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Simulation

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

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About this item

Meticulously detailed trains and buildings might make Railroad Tycoon 2 look like a simulation aimed at model railroad aficionados, but don't be fooled. The real heart of the game is its detailed business simulation of 19th and 20th century railroad empires. At the beginning of a scenario or campaign, you form a railroad company, and it then becomes your job to meet the expectations of your shareholders by supplying the goods and services demanded by the game's cities and industries.

It isn't easy. Those pretty trains chugging across the bucolic landscape have to be maintained, repaired, and replaced regularly or you run the risk of experiencing an expensive breakdown or crash. As the years tick by you must also adapt to historical demands. New industries spring up while others become less important. The passenger and mail routes that generate so much cash at the beginning of the game don't even cover your expenses once the automobile steals the show. The availability of new trains (the game models over 60), the fact that demands wax and wane over time, and the inclusion of a fully functioning stock market simulation that allows for hostile takeovers add up to a game where players always have something to do.

Certification:
3+
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Simulation

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

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Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

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