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  • genre simulation / building / managerial
  • download size 82 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 241 user ratings.
  • release date January 1, 1994
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.5 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Bullfrog Productions / Electronic Arts
  • game modes single-player

What's cool about it:

  • Select from dozens of rides and attractions.
  • Experience fireworks, weather effects, and more!
  • Keep your employees happy, or be forced into some real-time deal making.
  • Visit the Bank Manager to keep an eye on your cash flow.
  • Check the park status screen to see what your visitors are thinking. You'd better build a burger stand, the little peeps are getting hungry!


Think you can design and build the greatest amusement park in the world? You select the site, you layout the rides. In fact, you control every aspect of running a profitable amusement park; from hiring employees, to developing new rides, to maintaining an adequate supply of soft drinks. Any mistakes, and the bustling hordes of fun-seekers will let you know. Oh, and that Merry-Go-Round in flames is a clue too.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.


All user reviews:

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The original theme park builder.

Posted on 2013-12-09 16:44:20 byCORaptor's avatarCORaptor:

Even now, the original Theme Park holds up well as one of the better theme park building and management games. Period. The inspiration for the (also excellent) Roller Coaster Tycoon many years later, Theme Park's sense of humour (inspiring its spiritual successor Theme Hospital), cartoony graphics and charm still set it apart from most other games today, and it's still very muchread more worth playing. Where RCT focuses more on the park and ride design aspects, Theme Park delves deeper into the managerial side of running a theme, with research and staff negotiations playing a role as well. Highly recommended to fans of the genre.

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A very decent classic

Posted on 2013-12-09 14:09:18 byRaikonLance's avatarRaikonLance:

Theme Park was a very good game for its time and provides lots of nostaliga value. It might be worth playing if you played it before and can't get enough of bullfrog humor. However, if you are looking for pure gameplay value, Rollercoaster Tycoon appeared 5 years after this game and is available on for the same price and is mostly better in everything.
I can't really rateread more this game down just because someone made the game with newer technology better than it was ^^

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A legend

Posted on 2013-12-09 11:33:56 bybaronredwings's avatarbaronredwings:

This is the game that initially that got me into management games and it still holds up well today. Managing all your staff, building rides and keeping all your customers happy is all extremely absorbing and well designed.
If you haven't played it then download it and get wrapped up in the game and if you have played it get back into this classic and re-explore it.

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