Planet Coaster

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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Released: November 2016. Added to this library 5 weeks ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Overview

Planet Coaster Console Edition is a pleasure park construction and management game. It draws on games like Theme Park and RollerCoaster Tycoon. You build different theme park rides and roller-coasters in considerable detail, to score design points and attract visitors.

The Sandbox Mode enables you to construct a park on an empty plot of land with all features and rides unlocked. The Challenge Mode restricts funds and sets targets for play. The Career Mode takes you through a series of objectives to evolve and develop your park.

The enjoyment is usually found in creating ever more fantastically, and ridiculous Roller Coaster rides that you can then experience in the first-person perspective.

 
This game is good if you want to create something for visitors or play games with learning projects.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 25 hours and 30 hours to complete. Although there is almost endless fun in building rollercoasters and parks which can be different each time you play.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Paid, expansion packs provide more rides and construction elements:
  • Studios Pack
  • Ghostbusters
  • Classic Rides Collection
  • Magnificent Rides Pack
  • Worlds Fair Pack
  • Vintage Pack
  • Adventure Pack
  • Spooky Pack
  • Back to the Future™ Time Machine Construction Kit
  • Knight Rider™ K.I.T.T. Construction Kit
  • The Munsters® Munster Koach Construction Kit

Ratings

Most elements of the game rated PEGI 3. Some expansion packs are rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

For example, the Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters expansion was rated PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human like characters, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children.

This expansion adds Ghostbusters’ themed rides and events, including a dark haunted house. Ghost and hellhounds are found that can be frightening to younger children. Players can shoot the ghosts who then disappear into thin air. There is also a menacing human-like character that gets shot by the Ghostbusters’ proton packs and reacts in a mild manner to this violence.

Accessibility

System settings: Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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Many games let you create your own items, object or levels. But some are specifically designed for you to do this in order to attract characters and visitor to your creation in the game.

Whether it's the perfect garden in Viva Pinata, the ideal visitor island in Animal Crossing or the most thrilling ride in Planet Coaster, these games are fun because they combine creativity and management.

Then there are games where your attractions are more understated. The ideal home and live to keep your Sims happy. Or maybe create something that doesn't impact the environment negatively like in Eco.

Whatever you create, as well as attract characters in the game, the creations you make are ideal to share with other people (parents and carers maybe) to show them what you've been doing.
 

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