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The 25 Best Tycoon Games - Free, Paid and Online


The Best Tycoon Games - Free, No Download (Online) and Paid

Looking for a collection of the best tycoon games? A popular game genre, there are so many available these days that it can be difficult to pick one to play.

This page features my personal favourite games from the genre with a mixture of options (free, paid and browser based) that will ensure everyone can find a game that suits his or her needs.

The games listed on this page offer many different experiences from rollercoasters to lemonade to being a fairy godmother. The ones on this page feature a review of the game, a video of the gameplay and any relevant links to play or purchase the game.

With so many tycoon games out there, I couldn't possibly include them all, as such I've limited this list to the 25 games that I consider to be the best. For more recommendations, start with the great collection available at Big Fish Games or for free online options try the high quality online games by Upjers.

I love these games and I'm always looking for new ones to play, so please don't hesitate to stop by the comment section and share your own favourites.

All images on this page have been provided by publisher media departments for the purpose of critique.

What Is A Tycoon Game?

Learn More About The Genre

At their core, they focus on management and building. Some have a larger focus on building (such as cities, theme parks or zoos) while other focus more on managing finances, staff or moods of customers.

The genre's mix of strategy and creativity make it a great alternative to other games currently on the market.

What Is The Best Tycoon Game? - (Not All Tycoon Games Listed)

My Sunny Resort

My Sunny Resort

1 - My Sunny Resort

Create Your Own Resort Corporation

If creating a theme park, restaurant, city or business isn't something that interests you, then a resort might just be the next best thing. My Sunny Resort not only gives you control over a unique beach side resort but also staff, finances and even individual rooms in your resort.

It also avoids the pitfalls of other similar games with less down time thanks to the way you'll have to interact with your guests to maximise the amount of money you make from each one. This can be as simple as assigning them to a more expensive room that meets their needs, selecting a restaurant for them to dine out or an activity to extract the last few dollars.

This intense amount of customisation will have you spending hours on your resort as you go from a single room to an island full of volleyball courts and high profile rooms with all the luxuries you could ever want a resort.

My Sunny Resort - Official Website

2 - Rollercoaster Tycoon (Series)

One Of The Best and My Personal Favourite

RollerCoaster Tycoon is often considered one of the very best tycoon games. Players are placed in charge of a theme park and go about building rides, hiring staff and managing the finances. Players can also design their own roller coasters to bring visitors to their park.

The game is split into several scenarios that are completed by achieving particular objectives in a specific period. Awards are also handed out to parks based on their safety, tidiness and the rides on offer.

Currently, there are three games in the series and several expansion packs to go along with them. If you are interested in playing, look for the bundled packages, which include the game and the expansions at a nicely reduced price (while giving you access to a large amount of content).

If you want a free game like Rollercoaster Tycoon, then check out Carnival Tycoon ( #16 on this page).

If you are interested in playing the original Rollercoaster Tycoon, then I recommend purchasing RCT from Good Old Games (GOG.com) to remove compatibility issues with newer computers. The second and third game in the series won't have these issues and can be found from a variety of retailers including Amazon and Steam.

The RCT Franchise

Metacritic scores are for the first platform listed, refer to Metacritic.com for other platforms.

Game (Year of Release)PlatformsMetacritic Score

RollerCoaster Tycoon (1999)

Windows, Xbox


RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (2002)



RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (2004)

Windows, Mac, iOS


RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D (2012)

Nintendo 3DS


RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile (2014)

iOS, Android


RollerCoaster Tycoon World (TBA)

Windows, Mac, Linux


Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 - A Tycoon Classic

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Gameplay

Prison Architect

Prison Architect

3 - Prison Architect

An Upcoming (But Already Available) Game

Prison Architect is a game developed by Introversion Software which has you take control of your own maximum security prison.

The game has been available for alpha purchase since late 2012 but has since been completed. This title offers a amazing experience and despite taking some time to release was well worth the wait.

Inspiration for the game comes from a mixture of other titles, but the most notable is Bullfrog's Theme Hospital with its building elements and similar view perspective. As you would expect from the genre, players have great control over the prison operations from staff, cell blocks, finances and keeping the inmates manageable.

I bought my alpha game version only a few months in and it has been a joy to watch this game develop into the impressive full version.

Prison Architect Alpha Preview - An Overview Of What To Expect

My Fantastic Park

My Fantastic Park

4 - My Fantastic Park

A Free And Online Alternative To Rollercoaster Tycoon

My Fantastic Park is one of my favourite alternatives to the Rollercoaster Tycoon series and can be played online for free within your browser, making it a great way to pass time regardless of your computer system (great option for laptop gamers especially).

The game is published by Upjers who run many great browser based experiences, which means a high quality of service and game up time.

As you would expect from the title, you are put in charge of developing your own amusement park with the game pushing you forward with challenges. The game is beautifully presented and offers a huge number of attractions and decorations to spread across your park.

The sheer amount of customisation in the game will have you playing for hours on end as you mix and match your favourite rides to meet the demands of your ever growing visitor population.

My Fantastic Park - Official Website

5 - Railroad Tycoon (Series)

Build And Manage Your Own Railroad Company

The Railroad Tycoon franchise began in 1990 with the most recent additions being Railroad Tycoon 3 (2003) and Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006).

The games focus on building railroads and managing a railroad company. Players are in control of laying tracks, purchasing trains, making train schedules and building stations.

It's easy to learn and is a visually attractive experience. My favourite feature of the series is how the game makes you feel like a mighty powerful business person while requiring minimal micromanagement.

The pick of the series for me is without a doubt Railroad Tycoon 2, which scored a high 89 on Metacritic.

The Railroad Tycoon Franchise

Metacritic scores are for the first platform listed, refer to Metacritic.com for other platforms.

Game (Year of Release)PlatformsMetacritic Score

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (1990)

MS-DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, Atari ST


Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993)

MS-DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, Atari ST


Railroad Tycoon II (1998)

Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast


Railroad Tycoon 3 (2003)

Windows, Mac


Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006)

Windows, Mac


My Favourite Game From The Series

Rail Road Tycoon 2 Gameplay



6 - OpenTTD

A Free Version Of Transport Tycoon

OpenTTD is a fan developed remake of the popular Transport Tycoon game. The original game was released in 1994 but because of its age (and lack of availability) I strongly recommend that gamers try out OpenTTD instead.

At the core of OpenTTD is a business simulation game, supported by simple 2D graphics. The player controls a transport company (did you guess that from the title of the original game?) and must expand it while competing with other transport companies. The ultimate goal is to gain as much profit as possible by transporting goods and people by air, sea, road and rail.

The game offers a very similar experience to Transport Tycoon but has been updated (and supported) to work with modern operating systems, so I have to definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the idea of a transport based tycoon experience.

OpenTTD can be played for free by using a different set of base graphics if you do not own the original Transport Tycoon game. You can read more about installing OpenTTD over at the OpenTTD installation page wiki.

OpenTTD - Official Website

OpenTTD Gameplay

7 - Zoo Tycoon

Create Your Own Zoo In This Popular Game

The Zoo Tycoon series started back in 2001 and puts the player in charge of building up a successful and profitable zoo while also completing several scenarios and goals in Scenario Mode. Free Play Mode allows the player to create and design their zoo without specific objectives and less limitations.

The game focuses primarily on business simulation: players must design zoo layouts, insert animals, hire the necessary staff and build various stalls to keep visitors happy.

The games are available on several platforms including Mac, PC and Nintendo DS. If you are looking to purchase the game, I recommend either the Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection or the Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection (my personal favourite shown below). These products combine the original games with the various expansion packs available, giving you tonnes of potential content in a single bundle at a reduced price.

Zoo Tycoon Franchise

Metacritic scores are for the first platform listed, refer to Metacritic.com for other platforms.

Game (Year of Release)PlatformsMetacritic Score

Zoo Tycoon (2001)

Windows, Macintosh


Zoo Tycoon 2 (2004)

Windows, Mac


Zoo Tycoon (2013)

Xbox 360, Xbox One


Zoo Tycoon 2 - Grab The Ultimate Collection!

Zoo Tycoon (2013) Trailer

My Free Zoo

My Free Zoo

8 - My Free Zoo

Control Your Own Zoo in This Free Browser-Based Game

My Free Zoo draws inspiration from popular games like Zoo Tycoon and Wildlife Park to deliver a highly polished and visually impressive playing experience.

Of course the game has particular appeal to animal lovers with its cute animal management focused gameplay. You won't spend all your time managing animals, though you will have to carefully design enclosures, build supporting stalls (food) and of course look after the finances.

As you go through your My Free Zoo adventure you'll level up and slowly gain access to new animals and objects to increase your park's popularity. Just like in similar games, you are guided through your adventure by receiving main and side quests.

My Free Zoo - Official Website

My Free Zoo Trailer

9 - Wildlife Park (Series)

A Game Like Zoo Tycoon

The Wildlife Park Series is a collection of management and construction simulation games with many similarities to Zoo Tycoon. You are put in charge of a wildlife park and required to maintain the finances and guests that enter your park. The game has massive appeal to animal lovers, as it features over 60 different animal species.

Popular animals available include lions, tigers, polar bears, pandas, dolphins, goats and even hammerhead sharks. Players are also able to breed animals to create new additions into their zoo (only if you provide excellent conditions for an animal species).

If you are a fan of Zoo Tycoon or have ever wanted to design and manage a wildlife park filled with tonnes of different animal species then this is a great option. All the animal species are beautifully animated and even watching them interact with each other is an exciting experience.

Wildlife Park 2 - Gold Edition!

Wildlife Park 2 Gameplay

Fairy Godmother Tycoon

Fairy Godmother Tycoon

10 - Fairy Godmother Tycoon

A Fun and Unique Game

Fairy Godmother Tycoon has a heavy focus on business simulation and maximising profit in a unique game environment. Players must establish a successful potion shop in several of the cities available in the game.

Players are given control of a potion shop and must handle the budget and day-to-day activities of the business. This includes supplies, pricing and researching new potion recipes. The weather can also have an impact on the mood and purchase needs of customers.

The game also offers many interesting characters to interact with, including hired goons, loan sharks and freelance workers (all with a fairy tale theme behind them). Occasionally players will even get a visit from a popular fairy tale character that will trigger special events.

Fairy Godmother Tycoon offers hundreds of options within 9 different villages and 2 different game modes.

Fairy Godmother Tycoon - Become The Best Fairy Godmother In This Unique Tycoon Game

Fairy Godmother Tycoon Gameplay

11 - SimCity (Series)

A Popular City Building Game

SimCity is a city-building game that also has a console series available. The game originally appeared in 1989 as SimCity and since then has grown to be a popular franchise.

The goal is basically the same for each entry in the series, with each addition adding more options than the previous version.

Players must build and develop a city while focusing on maintaining the happiness of their population and their cities' bank balance. In the later additions to the series, players are also given lots of choice regarding terrain adjustments to create more customisation. SimCity 4 is definitely the most popular game in the series.

If you are looking for something different, then SimCity Societies offers a different style of gameplay compared to the other instalments. The game puts emphasis on social engineering and also doesn't include the tax or zone systems present in the previous games.

This offers players more freedom and flexibility when designing their city. The game also boasts tonnes of visual customisation options for buildings and people.

PC SimCity Releases

Metacritic scores are for Windows only, refer to Metacritic.com for other platforms.

Game (Year of Release)PlatformsMetacritic Score

SimCity (1989)

Acorn Archimedes, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amiga CDTV, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, C64, DESQview, DOS, EPOC32, FM Towns, iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad), PC-98, GBA, OLPC XO-1, OS/2, Linux, Mac OS, Mobile phone (Symbian or Java), NeWS, Web browser, SNES, Tk, Unix, Windows, X11 TCL, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Wii


SimCity 2000 (1994)

Mac OS, DOS, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Various, SNES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, N64, GBA, PSN, OS/2


SimCity 3000 (2000)

Mac OS, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mobile


SimCity 4 (2003)

Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X


SimCity Societies (2007)

Microsoft Windows


SimCity (2013)

Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X


SimCity Gameplay - SimCity (2013)

Restaurant Empire

Restaurant Empire

12 - Restaurant Empire

Build Your Own Restaurant Empire From The Ground Up

Restaurant Empire was released in 2003 with a sequel (Restaurant Empire 2) released in 2009. The player is in charge of every aspect of his or her restaurant (and eventually restaurants) including the design, cooking, menu and even staff hiring.

You start with a small amount of cash and your uncle's restaurant, from which you can expand and purchase other restaurants to eventually build a massive empire of cooking. The game features many different restaurant and food types (American, French, or Italian) with the sequel adding German food as an option. There are also hundreds of recipes and even secret recipes that the player can find.

The main game is played throughout Story Mode which also offers the player challenges to improve their empire. There is also a Sandbox Mode where players are free to do anything they want.

Restaurant Empire - A Restaurant Tycoon Experience

Restaurant Empire 2 Gameplay

Game Dev Story

Game Dev Story

13 - Game Dev Story

The Best Tycoon Game For iOS and Android

Game Dev Story brings the popular tycoon genre to your smartphone (iOS and Android) with a highly polished and unique experience that will appeal to every gamer's dream of running their own game development studio.

In Game Dev Story, you take on the role of humble video game development team and their journey to becoming a leader (or failure) in the gaming industry. Not only do you advance your company but you also move through the history of game development with new technology becoming available and tastes changing based on the real life history of the game industry.

Players focus their control on the production of hit video games which must make more money than their development costs. In Game Dev Story you'll have control of staff, game genre and the speed of game development which all impact on the final product that your team produces. After completion, the game is released to the public and is scored by critics which is always an exciting experience as you watch the praise roll in.

The simplicity of the game is its greatest asset and will prove to be addicting with fans of gaming and the industry

Game Dev Story Gameplay - (From iOS)

Garbage Garage

Garbage Garage

14 - Garbage Garage

Manage Your Own Scrap Yard

Garbage Garage offers something different in the tycoon/management genre by putting you in charge of your own scrap yard. You deal in junk cars, trains, boats, planes and even spacecraft in this uniquely fun browser game that has you managing the finances of your very own junkyard and even going head to head with other players in the arena.

Ultimately your goal is to become the most successful junk dealer in town as you expand the yard, decorate it and upgrade the various buildings to provide your income. All of this profit accumulates in your own custom ride that is half car and half deadly piece of machinery in the arena.

This car is highly customisable as you upgrade stats like life, attack, defense and speed while customising the colours and body kit of your ultimate ride. Players will also unlock items for the 5 available car slots for an added layer of customisation.

Garbage Garage - Official Website

Rail Nation

Rail Nation

15 - Rail Nation

A Fun Rail Business Simulation Tycoon

Rail Nation is a strategic business simulation game that can be played within your browser. The player purchases rail stations and trains while allocating your resources as necessary for maximum growth.

You start the game with a small amount of cash and use this to go about building your empire. There are plenty of locations that you can purchase with the ultimate goal being an impressive rail empire.

The game play is solid and very enjoyable and offers plenty of interesting things to do, allowing players to build and mix things together to find the perfect balance for customers. The game is very easy to learn and the controls are extremely straightforward.

Rail Nation Gameplay

Cinema Tycoon 2

Cinema Tycoon 2

16 - Cinema Tycoon (Series)

Create and Manage Your Own Cinema

Cinema Tycoon has two games in its series. Both of these games put you at the head of a cinema and it is up to you to grow it into the best cinema around.

The game is very fun to play and has a great layout that is easy to navigate and perform the required actions on your way to the top. Fans of tycoon games may find it a little on the easy side, but the massive number of upgrades will make up for it.

Cinema Tycoon 2 has been higher rated than the original by critics (and I personally also enjoy it more) so I strongly recommend starting with the second installment of this series.

Cinema Tycoon 2 - My Preferred Game From The Series

Cinema Tycoon 2: Movie Mania

Monopoly Tycoon

Monopoly Tycoon

17 - Monopoly Tycoon

The Popular Board Game In A New Form

Monopoly Tycoon brings the popular board game into a tycoon-style game focused on the construction and subsequent management of various properties and utilities. It can be either played against the computer or with friends online, making it a great option.

The player is in charge of a business that owns various stores and blocks of land (housing and apartments) that are based on the Monopoly game board. Depending on the chosen difficulty, the objectives will range from gaining a financial to a political advantage over your opponents.

However, regardless of the difficulty selected, the underlying objective is to create the most wealth in a specific time period.

I really liked my time with Monopoly Tycoon (I was always a fan of the board game so I think that helped). If you also had a lot of fun with the board game during your childhood then I strongly recommend you check out what the game has to offer.

Monopoly Tycoon - Board Game Turned Tycoon Game!

Playing Monopoly Tycoon

Lemonade Tycoon

Lemonade Tycoon

18 - Lemonade Tycoon

For Those Times When Life Gives You Lemons

Lemonade Tycoon is available for PC or your iOS device. It's simple in design and is very easy to learn, making it a great accessible tycoon game (especially if you are new to the genre).

Strangely enough, the goal is to sell lemonade while making profit. Players have control of numerous business aspects including recipe, pricing and locations. The game even features news and weather which will change the way customers interact with your store.

Lemonade Tycoon 2 builds on the original gameplay and is set in New York City. The sequel also allows players to own multiple stands across multiple locations.

Each game version has only slight differences based on the platform. I preferred to play the game on my iPhone as a casual game option.

Lemonade Tycoon Gameplay

Plant Tycoon

Plant Tycoon

19 - Plant Tycoon

Breed, Nurture and Grow Plants in This Great Game

Plant Tycoon was developed by Last Day of Work and puts the player in charge of planting and growing seeds from over 500 species of plant in order to find the 6 magic plants available in the game.

The game runs in real-time much like the other games created by Last Day of Work (Virtual Families and Virtual Villagers). This means that even when you aren't at your computer your plants continue to grow.

Money is earned to buy supplies, upgrades and extra seeds by selling plant creations to customers in the nursery. There are also many other mini-games and optional activities available in the game such as bug catching and plant snapshots.

Plant Tycoon - Buy and Download Plant Tycoon

Fish Tycoon

Fish Tycoon

20 - Fish Tycoon

Breed and Sell Fish In This Addictive Game

Fish Tycoon was originally released in 2004 for the PC and has since become a port for cell phones (iPhone and Windows) and the Nintendo DS system. The objective is to breed the 7 magic fish available in the game.

The player takes control of a fish store where he or she must care for hundreds of different species while also breeding them to unlock the 7 magic fish. Players must also manage the fish store's finances to keep it profitable.

Overall the game is very similar to Plant Tycoon in design but replaces your plants with fish. If you find yourself hooked on what the latter offers or simply aren't interested in plants then Fish Tycoon makes a nice alternative.

Fish Tycoon - Buy and Download Fish Tycoon

Fish Tycoon Walkthrough

The Wrestling Game

The Wrestling Game

21 - The Wrestling Game

Build and Upgrade Your Wrestler In This Simple But Fun Game

Wrestling fans can rejoice with The Wrestling Game which lets you take your star from zero to hero in a game focused on the world of wrestling.

Playing as an inexperienced wrestler looking for that one big break you'll join an online world of other wrestlers as you train hard, battle against others an progress your career. In terms of games that capture the WWE, this is one of the best and does it all within your browser.

While the game started with humble beginnings, the recent addition of 3D wrestling matches adds much more life to the experience, adding an extra layer to the management focused gameplay. For wrestling fans that also love their tycoon games you now finally have a choice that lets you manage a wrestling career.

As of early 2015, the game has already captured an audience of over 200k wrestling fans and regular has thousands of players online.

The Wrestling Game - Official Website

The Wrestling Game 3D Preview

Prison Block

Prison Block

22 - Prison Block

Survive Prison In This Management Game

Prison Block is a browser-based game that takes place in a prison, combining management and strategy into a single experience. You'll have to manage all parts of prison life, from fighting other prisoners, to making cash for jobs and upgrading your cell to offer permanent stat boosts.

With tens of thousands of users, hundreds online during the day and a player base that continues to grow rapidly, it is a great experience for anyone wanting a free tycoon game with a prison theme.

The level of depth for a free browser game is particularly impressive with many elements being very well-designed and lots of gameplay mechanics to master.

Prison Block - Official Website

Carnival Tycoon

Carnival Tycoon

23 - Carnival Tycoon

A Game Like RollerCoaster Tycoon

It's free and playable completely online in your browser with no download required.

The game challenges you to build a successful carnival and has 3 different difficulty levels to keep you busy (best to start on Easy as it provides a good tutorial about the game fundamentals and systems).

Like most tycoon games Carnival Tycoon has heavy emphasis on making sure the visitors in your carnival are happy. However, you must find the fine balance between what makes them happy and what is most profitable to your business.

Carnival Tycoon allows players to build tonnes of different stalls and rides, allowing you to build the perfect carnival.

Play Carnival Tycoon



Airport Tycoon

Airport Tycoon

24 - Airport Tycoon

Become A Tycoon Of The Air In This Airport Management Game

Airport Tycoon gives you 24 months and $12.5 million to turn your average airport into the most popular airport around. You have complete control over many of the airport aspects, including how many runways you have (and their maintenance), cafe/shop products, baggage handling and passport control capacity, destinations (10 possible locations) and marketing campaigns.

The game uses a simple graphic interface and is played with only the mouse. Players upgrade aspects of their airport as they see necessary and then receive a monthly report about how the various airport aspects performed.

Play Airport Tycoon



Youda Fisherman

Youda Fisherman

25 - Youda Fisherman

Your The (Youda) Fisherman In This Tycoon Game

Youda publish many great tycoon and strategy style games, my personal favourite being Youda Fisherman. In that game, you aim to rebuild a once popular fishing business by buying blueprints and hiring fishing ships in return for oil.

The game is played with the mouse and the in-game interface allows players to hire ships, defend against pirates and trade objects. Each level has a different objective which could be collecting 10 boxes of fish to collecting a hundred logs of wood.

Slowly the player unlocks new buildings, which unlocks even more content. There is a limited version of the game available for free but the full version will set you back $9.95. This game is included in the free games section because there is so much content in the limited version it's almost a complete game in itself.

Play Youda Fisherman (Big Fish Games)

Youda Fisherman Gameplay

Did You Find A Tycoon Game You Liked? - Why Do You Love Tycoon Games? What Is The Best Tycoon Game?

ghostrider on December 24, 2016:

The jurassic park tycoon game was pretty decent and has a flavor of its own.

Alvi on April 07, 2016:

Capitalism 2 should be added to the list.

Kelly on November 06, 2015:

I loveeeee theme park world

Simona Vir on July 24, 2015:

Thanks for sharing these insights! You should considered including Virtonomics in the list.

Nathan on June 02, 2015:

Simunomics and TradingtoIndustry.com could be a cool addition to above games.

Lily from Brazil on April 16, 2015:

Thanks for sharing. This is great!

Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on February 17, 2015:

I've played rollercoaster tycoon, zoo tycoon, lemonade tycoon, and fish tycoon . None of them compare to Rollercoaster Tycoon and it's by far the best simulation/tycoon style game. I'll have to check out the others though and see what they're all about.

oz on February 01, 2015:

theme hospital is also amazing

Miffywiffy on January 10, 2015:

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Silk on December 23, 2014:

Why has no one mentioned Pizza Tycoon? A well built simulation game, with mini games included to "expand" your business. Oh well, life ain't fair.

mcep5f2009 on July 30, 2014:

Wow this really brings back memories of my childhood. Nostalgia at its best!

Matt Hutcheson from Aberdeen on July 11, 2014:

I absolutely loved Transport Tycoon. I lost days of my life playing this when I was younger. I'll check out this version, as its difficult to find one that works well on a modern computer

mmoseeker on June 15, 2014:

i love Wildlife Park games

GameNinja on May 06, 2014:

So much enjoyment out of one Squidoo page, your rightfully #1! Keep on squiddin' :-)

biorra2 on April 23, 2014:

I love the rollercoaster tycoons :)

2envelopparadox on April 14, 2014:

nice lens

jincysurroop on February 23, 2014:

i really like all the tycoon game... they are amazing . it helps me to relaxed after work.

hosibinh on February 12, 2014:

I need it for my free time

Yusuf Maulana on February 03, 2014:

I love tycoon game, it's a time killer

Centsia on January 29, 2014:

Really Addictive games Thanks for sharing. And Zoo tycoon is my favorite one

Lee from Derbyshire, UK on January 15, 2014:

SimCity was cool - however, SimTower was always my fave!

ErikAlexander LM on January 06, 2014:

Rollercoaster and Railroad are my favorites! I still enjoy playing the 1st Roller Coaster Tycoon game.

I want to try SimCity, it looks super fun!

Zeraton on January 03, 2014:

One of the best lenses I've ever seen, brings back a lot of memories

Fiona from South Africa on December 12, 2013:

I do - am a big fan of old fashioned games like Pharaoh and Poseidon.

lucky7levin on December 02, 2013:

really cool post man love it!

zentao on November 22, 2013:

I love tycoon games! Thanks for sharing this great list. Got a few on here I haven't tried yet!

Ecosimon LM on November 18, 2013:

Sim City the old 2D Version on my Amiga A600 was the most addictive game I have ever played.

Film_addict on November 17, 2013:

Sim city is my fav, except the last one.

theturnip on November 10, 2013:

New to the site but like what I have seen so far!! Absolutely love Rollercoaster Tycoon 3. Became really addicted to it at one point! Have to admit to not having played many of the the others though.

B-heem on October 31, 2013:

Roller Coaster Tycoon is by far the best tycoon game out there. I still play number one and number two.

richardrose on October 14, 2013:

Wow you listed some of my favorite tycoon games here although its been a while since I had time to sit and play. Great lens

QualifiedExpert on October 11, 2013:

Great lens!! I will make sure to share this with some friends, spreading some love.

Cheers, Mike

GeoffSmith LM on October 07, 2013:

I remember all the times I've played Rollercoaster Tycoon (the first one). It was so fun. I didn't even know what I was doing at the time, but I made awesome attractions and the people were happy. Then it was fun killing others.. yup.. :D And Railroad Tycoon was really fun multiplayer!

pcblogger lm on September 25, 2013:

Great lens

ShaneTheUsername on September 23, 2013:


Tycoon Addict on September 19, 2013:

Awesome site! Have also got a nice list of all tycoon games in existence. I have let anyone that views my page to come here to see the best. However if youve already played the best and are looking for MORE tycoon games be sure to check the massive lists here out https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/best-of-all-tyc...

anonymous on September 18, 2013:

I appericiate you

vanthang012 on August 21, 2013:


JaspinderKaur on August 11, 2013:

Great collection.

SamanthaHaupt on August 07, 2013:

Rollercoaster Tycoon is the best! I'll have to try Zoo Tycoon. Great list!

xuxi111 on August 06, 2013:

Great list man, loved it :D

mariacarbonara on August 05, 2013:

Loved transport tycoon so will try openttd

OILDALE1 on August 03, 2013:

i love free stuff..thanks

ammas1 on July 29, 2013:

great list Thanks!

LexCorp on July 24, 2013:

What a great in depth Lens, Tycoon games are my favorite games, as well as Call of Duty :) I have to say i prefer Railroad Tycoon 3 opposed to Rollercoaster Tycoon as i find it is much more complex with having a seeded economy and stock market. Kills many hours! I think you should add CAPITALISM 2 to your list, this is a top economics/ tycoon game and i highly recommend to all.

anonymous on July 19, 2013:

Nice list

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on July 16, 2013:

great lens!

GupteComputer on June 30, 2013:

I will always go on my PC and play a Tycoon game, good lens!

chat2vishakha on June 18, 2013:

Great list of games.Tycoon Game is a very interesting game.Thanks for sharing this awesome list of games.

GameHelp on June 15, 2013:

Fantastic lens Sammy!

MasterbuildRoof on June 15, 2013:

Awesome list, only read half and still enthralled, well written and constructed lens.

chat2vishakha on June 14, 2013:

Awesome list of games.I really like some of these games.Thanks for sharing this nice post.

RockBou on June 01, 2013:

Brings me back to when I was a kid, bout to try the Becher Bar game now

WordChipper on May 31, 2013:

My kids really like the Zoo tycoon games and little farm games (Hayday on Ipad)

DigitalWires on May 29, 2013:

I really loved playing SimCity 4. It was a great fun. It was sad to see subways, farms and others game content (that were in the standard edition) become addons (with money),or even gone, in SimCity 5! I'm looking forward to a new city tycoon game in the futur.

anonymous on May 15, 2013:

There is no The Movies on the list. It doesn't have tycoon on its cover, but neither does Wildlife Park, and it is still very much a tycoon game. You make movies, deal with staff and actors, with either a hands on aprrouch going as far as a movie maker studio where you pick each scene in the movie, or simply let the writers do it.

Also its the staff, and actors, plus your studios tech that make up the movie qualty, especially with stunts installed seeing how they will use the first take good or bad when a stunt goes wrong. It does have a sandbox mode witch I loved, where you could turn off failed stunts among other things, but with every set to normal mode its one of the best business games I've played.

Ikey4088 on May 10, 2013:

Absolutely loved the Zoo Tycoon series and Sim City. I played them for hours. Also like the Youda games for something a little less in depth but still great fun. Thanks for creating such a great page

PetSquid on May 07, 2013:

Thanks for bringing back the memories of the classic Railroad Tycoon games!

wolvyz on May 06, 2013:

Awesome list.

ConvenientCalendar on May 02, 2013:

Great list!

BlogsWriter on May 01, 2013:

A cool list of tycoon games, Roller Coster does seem to excite more.

CameronConner LM on April 27, 2013:

I'm not really big on tycoon games. I am more of a MMORPG or Shooter gamer. Roller Coster Tycoon was a very fun game though.

Fart Pickins on April 24, 2013:

I really like some of these games because there is some strategy involved.

anonymous on April 14, 2013:

thanx for nice share for top games

sapientzeal lm on April 10, 2013:

Very cool lens! Tycoon games are always fun!


fifinn on March 29, 2013:

Tycoon Game is a very interesting game. I like Youda Fisherman

xscottbx on March 28, 2013:

I love these Tycoon games. Starting with nothing and building it into a huge empire is always fun. Great lens.

toronto-catering on March 20, 2013:

Thanks for these game list.

vinopete on March 19, 2013:

These best of lists are actually super useful. Thank you!

JessStone on February 27, 2013:

The tycoon games are addicting! The free ones are awesome as well...

hiddenobjectgam1 on February 18, 2013:

I like tycoon games.

Thank you for you list of games ;)

anonymous on February 14, 2013:

I had some fun playing roller coaster tycoon and railroad tycoon, but my favorite is undoubtedly ZOO TYCOON!

Very good lens!

Charlie-Pace on February 13, 2013:

That much Tycoon games! Who had thought. Great lens.

helyearelyea on February 09, 2013:

Roller coaster tycoon was amazing! Such a throwback!

KateAdamsUSA on February 04, 2013:

roller coaster tycoon all the way, so much fun. Love the attention to detail right down to the fuzzy walking animal entertainers.

anonymous on January 31, 2013:

Ugh how is Choclatier not on this list??

anonymous on January 31, 2013:

awesome post! i love tycoon games!

chonkqa on January 30, 2013:

My daughter has Railroad Tycoon and I think it is Best Tycoon Game

john9229 on January 27, 2013:

Will get this tycoon games for my kids. They loved it!

anonymous on January 24, 2013:

You really put some work into these sites and Tycoons was VERY well put together with research, and it helps when you are writing about what you know and not what you think you know. perfect work

Vikki from US on January 17, 2013:

My nephews have a few favorites you've featured here ;) Cool reviews.

ProsperoX3 on January 16, 2013:

Nice lens. I've played Corporation Incorporated a few times and enjoyed it, I haven't played the others although obviously I've heard of some of them.

anonymous on January 07, 2013:

faltou prison tycoon, e mall tycoon

Jeph Maystruck from Regina, SK on January 06, 2013:

Wow didn't know there were so many! Nice lens!

Masterdevin123 on January 03, 2013:

Great lens!!! But I prefer strategy games, like the ones from Kairosoft. You should compare your lens to my lens on Grand Prix Story.

kabbalah lm on January 02, 2013:

My son loved these games

DuaneJ on December 30, 2012:

I adored Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 but was getting too addicted. So, I had to quit.

gamecheathub on December 25, 2012:

Old school Railroad Tycoon I fan here. When they changed all of the settings and functions, I lost interest. I'm an Atari guy and all of these new 3D aerial and 360 degree capabilities always seem to throw me for a loop.

anonymous on December 19, 2012:

CAPITALIMS II is the best.

anonymous on December 17, 2012:

You should replace Youda Fisherman with Youda Marine and thn put Youda Marina into 23rd. Now it's a good list! (I really don't see how Fisherman is better than Marina)

avigarret on December 17, 2012:

I have only gotten into Tycoon games recently, and this lens is a very useful resource for me, thanks :)

forextrading2000 on December 16, 2012:

Very cool lens! Great topic to highlight.

kaposzta on December 14, 2012:

By the way, you can add Locomotion to the list. I've been playing with this game for 7 years, and it's still amazing :)

kaposzta on December 14, 2012:

SimCity (3000) is the best! This lens just forced me to install and play SimCity and Transport Tycoon :)

anonymous on December 13, 2012:

corporation inc? never heard of it.

Is it really that much better then Sim Tower and its japanese sequel Yoot Tower?

mistaben on December 13, 2012:

Amazing Collection. I like Rollercoaster Tycoon =)

anonymous on December 10, 2012:

Does anybody know a tycoon game about singers, talent show, etc..???

anonymous on December 08, 2012:

@anonymous: Airline Tycoon isn't free.

ErikAlexander LM on December 07, 2012:

I like Rollercoaster Tycoon the best. I also like the Zoo ones too.

anonymous on November 30, 2012:

Wheres Airline tycoon ? by far the best tycoon game out there

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