Planet Coaster Review


Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 17/11/2016

Price: 40% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: @FrontierDev



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.


Planet Coaster usually costs £39.99 to £65.99. 

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster: Deluxe Edition

Planet Coaster: Premium Edition

PS5 £65.99
PS4 £65.99

Planet Coaster

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 
The following in-game purchases are available:

Planet Coaster: Deluxe Rides Collection

PS5 £9.99
PS4 £9.99

Planet Coaster: Spooky & Adventure Bundle

PS5 £9.99
PS4 £9.99

Planet Coaster: Vintage & World's Fair Bundle

PS5 £9.99
PS4 £9.99

Age RatingsAge 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.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Planet Coaster Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@FrontierDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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