Zoo Tycoon (Series) Review
Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
The latest Zoo Tycoon games feature four modes: Training, Scenario, Challenge, and Freestyle. The Scenario mode puts players in control of a preset scenario in which they have to accomplish multiple objectives within a time period. New items are unlocked as the scenario progresses. The Challenge mode is the same but with limited funds. The Freestyle mode differs in each game, but usually leaves the player free to build a zoo from scratch however they see it.
- Zoo Tycoon (2001) on PC.
- Zoo Tycoon 2 (2004) on PC with Endangered Species, The African Adventure, Dino Danger and Marine Mania packs released over next few years.
- Zoo Tycoon (2013) on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
- Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (2017) on PC and Xbox One
There are simpler Zoo Tycoon games on handheld platforms:
- Zoo Tycoon DS (2005)
- Zoo Tycoon 2 DS and iOS (2008)
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online. You can play online with other players.
Cross-Play: Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection lets you play across Xbox One and PC.
Zoo Tycoon Demo
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.
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