Top 10 Best Theme Park Games to Play Today

Best Theme Park Games
RollerCoaster Tycoon grows better with age


I have played Rollercoaster Tycoon since I was in junior high. The first game I ever played, Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe, was a Christmas present to me.

But, the RTC series is not the only theme park game you can get lost in. Theme park games are pretty popular in their own right. Here are ten of the best theme park games that do not require you to leave home.

10. Rollercoaster Classic

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Gameplay (PC)

As with the RCT series, you create parks and make money off of the rides and attractions. You can create your own roller coaster designs for your park. Hire staff to keep things running. The game gives you different goals to complete with each park like number guests in a park be a certain time frame. Or create your own park and goals to accomplish.

They only come for the rides

You get to put up rollercoasters, gentle rides, water rides, thrill rides, transportation rides, and concession stalls around the park. You have to keep the guests happy. Plus, there are different themes you can add to the park.

A busy day at the park no one will forget

9. RPG Maker VX Ace - Horror Theme Park Set – NightmareLand

RPG NightMare Land Gameplay Android HD (JPN)

This is an RPG horror game centered around an amusement park that turns into a fight for survival. You get to choose between characters to play as you try to battle your way out of this nightmarish park. You can create a mild thriller or scary yourself silly with the game depending on how you create your park. This game pack from Japan can be played on PC and mobile.

True love... or a nightmare waiting to happen

There is text that goes with the game. So you have to do some reading to make choices to move the story forward. The fate of your characters is in your hands. Eight images are included to produce jump scares.

Can you survive this park?

8. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack

Roller coaster tycoon 2 triple thrill pack

Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 is great. Why not make it better with this expansion pack? There are twenty-five rollercoasters from the park, Six Flags. The game gives you different goals to complete with each park like number guests in a park. They also have a way for you to create your own park and goals.

Hire janitors to keep paths clean after guests get sick from the roller coasters

You get to put up rollercoasters, gentle rides, water rides, thrill rides, transportation rides, and concession stalls around the park. You have to keep the guests happy. Plus, there are different themes you can add to the park. Hire staff to keep things running. It’s pretty much the same with all the other RCT games.

Killing guests will bring down your safety rating

7. Thrillville: Off the Rails

Thrillville off the Rails Pt 1 No Commentary

This is the sequel to Thrillville. Thrillville: Off the Rails is another version of the RCT series. You can create your own park. Create your own rides and attractions around the park. Yo can also create your characters as well. Track assist is there to help you finish making the ride.

Where do I want to start?

Plus, this game comes with minigames to get lost in. They have little goals for you to complete. You can engage in single and multiplayer as well. Players can also engage in “Party Play” mode.

Critics loved the minigames, but found the graphics more meh

6. NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation

Roller Coaster Simulation. NoLimits 2 gameplay

Here is the sequel to the first NoLimits game that came out in 2011. This is another game that allows you to create roller coasters. You can see how the ride moves through the POV of the rider. There are seventeen track designs to work with. Each are based off of real track designs.

A work of art

The graphics are so realistic. Once you finish making your rides, you test them out from start to finish. Players can use the Oculus rift to enjoy the full experience. On top of that, the bugs from the previous game have been fixed.

German Programmer Ole Lange led this project

5. Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - BUILDING A DREAM THEME PARK (Challenge)

The people from Frontier gave us this lovely game. In fact, RTC 3 a spiritual successor to it. Basically, you can just create your own park and rides with this game. Hire your staff to help run the park. The goal is to keep your guests busy and happy.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3's Older Cousin

The sandbox mode allows you to create everything from scratch. Everything from the park to the rides. You can even replicate famous real-life amusement parks. The challenge mode give you money to work with for your park.

This was going to be called, Coaster Park Tycoon

4. Megaquarium

Feedin' the Fishes! – Megaquarium Gameplay – Let's Play Part 1

Not every theme park has to be about rollercoasters. You can just simply go to the aquarium with this one. Just like the games on this list, you can create your own park for guests to visit. Put up attractions around the aquarium. You will be gifted with plenty of fish to work with.

Build the aquarium of your dreams

You can do research for new information on fishes and exhibits. Plus, there is the chance to curate a school around your aquarium. You look after the fish and mange your staff. It’s like RTC without the rides.

This came from the creator of Big Pharma

3. Parkitect

Parkitect #1 - THE ULTIMATE THEME PARK

Here is another rollercoaster game. You just build rides just like all of the others. This game gives you the chance to let loose with your creativity with sharp graphics. Parkitect allows you to play around with the environment as well. You have to manage the park and keep your guests happy.

Fun from a bird's eye view

There is a branching mode system within the campaign mode. Plus, the sandbox mode lets you create your game from scratch. Windows, Mac, and Linux users will get a kick out of this game for hours. Sometimes, the fruits of Kickstarter make it well worth it.

Users got early access before the game's official release

2. Summer Funland

Summer Funland - Full Playthrough + All 12 Stars (VR gameplay, no commentary)

You can’t go wrong with VR. The game allows the player to sit or stand. You are the guest in this game. As the guest, you get ride all the rides. You play games like whack-a-mole for a carnival game.

Test your skill

You can enjoy different themes of the parks all without living your house. Get lost in plenty of rides and games. This is a Windows-friendly game. All you need is a VR headset to get this party started.

Available on Steam and Oculus

1. Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe

RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe - Forest Frontiers [HD] (Hasbro Interactive) (1999/2002)

Can't go wrong with the classics

You get to put up rollercoasters, gentle rides, water rides, thrill rides, transportation rides, and concession stalls around the park. You have to keep the guests happy. Plus, there are different themes you can add to the park.

The guests clap when you complete your goal

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