19 Games Like Transport Tycoon

Games like Transport Tycoon
Our list of games like Transport Tycoon features other business simulation games for both fans of TT and OpenTTD that came after it.

Transport Tycoon (TT) was one of the earliest games in the business tycoon genre with a release date of 1994. The success of TT resulted in an expanded version a year later which also eventually made its way to mobile (Android and iOS) devices. The game has inspired countless tycoon games since and mostly notably an open source take on the game called OpenTTD.

Gameplay is centred around building your very own transport empire with players in charge of everything that this entails. From crafting the train routes, building stations, selecting the type of train and more.

With careful decisions you’ll be able to attract high prices for passengers and freight to reinvest in your rail empire which you’re given 100 years to perfect. Of course with a game spanning a century players will also have to fight with the costs and rewards of new innovations in technologies and consumer need if they hope to survive in the industry.

The selection of games like Transport Tycoon below are perfect for fans of the original that are seeking an engaging tycoon experience that gives you plenty of control over the path you take. This list is also ideal to fans seeking games like OpenTTD, the popular open source spin-off of TT Deluxe.

Games Like Transport Tycoon

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My Fantastic Park

My Fantastic Park lets you create the theme park of your dreams in an impressive amusement park management game that definitely has Rollercoaster Tycoon inspiration. The game is available for free and online through the Upjers network of browser games. Visually the game is very attractive and r... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(28 votes)
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My Free Zoo

My Free Zoo has a similar feel to Upjers other popular tycoon management game My Fantastic Park. The game is free to play and runs in your browser making it very accessible. In My Free Zoo you’re approached by director Welmington and he begs you to help save the zoo from financial disaster. The... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(27 votes)
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Rail Nation

Rail Nation is a free to play transportation MMO that puts you at the head of your own rail empire. The game comes from Travian Games who publish other popular games such as Travian and Miramagia so you know that you are in good hands. At the heart of the game you’ll find a strategy experience ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(8 votes)
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OpenTTD

OpenTTD remakes the popular Transport Tycoon Deluxe title, with various improvements this open source recreation of the franchise is ideal for fans of the original or tycoon gamers in general. Introducing a host of additional map sizes, new languages, refreshed UI, custom AI and multiplayer Ope... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Game Dev Tycoon

Dream big as you create your own game development company in this business simulation game. Launched back in 2012 this tycoon game allows you to develop the games, hire your staff and conquer the gaming world. Game Dev Tycoon is known most notably for its unique attempt to counter piracy by rel... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines brings the city building and simulation genre into modern times with a very impressive offering that brings new challenges and opportunities to keen city planners everywhere. Your city foundation is a typical experience with the game drawing upon many well-established fundament... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(15 votes)
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Dream Builder: Amusement Park

Dream Builder: Amusement Park puts you in the CEO chair of your own park. You’ll have to choose the hottest rides, the right concession stands and a range of decorations to make the most popular and profitable theme park possible. The game is in the same vein as other tycoon games and with a ha... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
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Mini Metro

Mini Metro opts to go down the simplistic route with a unique offering in the transport simulation video game genre. Focusing on the creation of an efficient subway system in a rapidly growing location it’s a challenging title like no other. Gameplay in Mini Metro is basic but still ensur... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(2 votes)
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Train Fever

Have you caught Train Fever? Explore this business simulation adventure which challenges you to build a large scale transport empire across several towns. Using trains and buses you’ll get to craft the service lines and build around the terrain to meet your financial needs. Born from a cr... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Simutrans

Simutrans is a unique open source and free to play game like OpenTTD. While similar the game does take the transport tycoon and management genre in some interesting directions thanks to its far reaching community of contributors. Your objective in Simutrans is simple but achieving it is anythin... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
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Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion

Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion is the spiritual follow up to Transport Tycoon, using 2D isometric graphics reminiscent of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon this challenging title also serves up plenty of nostalgia. Centred around the period of 1900 to 2100 Locomotion explores the railroad, tra... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
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Cities In Motion 2

Cities in Motion 2 offers similar gameplay to the original but with plenty of improvements that enhance gameplay. The game released in early 2013 for both Windows and Mac. New features in the sequel include new multiplayer game modes, a larger variety of transport options, day and night cycles,... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(9 votes)
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Zoo Tycoon 2

Zoo Tycoon 2 builds on the gameplay of the original game and offers a solid tycoon experience that will have players creating animal exhibits, maintaining the park finances, keeping the guests happy and everything else that comes with running your own zoo. The game was published by Microsoft Ga... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(31 votes)
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SimCoaster

SimCoaster lets you take control of your own theme park and develop it as you please. The game has great progression that takes you across multiple zones which slowly unlocks new (and fun) attractions. At the start of the game you’ll be hired as the assistant manager of a park and as you prove ... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(8 votes)
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Railroad Tycoon II

Railroad Tycoon II is the second game in the series and builds on the gameplay of the original game with plenty of new improvements and graphical enhancements. A single expansion pack was released for the game along with a Platinum edition that bundled community made maps into the core game. Th... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Sid Meier’s Railroads

Sid Meier’s Railroads lets players take control of the railways in a addicting and fun business simulation environment. The game is the successor to Railroad Tycoon 3 and was developed by Sid Meier for Windows (2006) with a Mac release being published several years later (2012). Sid Meier’s Rai... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(10 votes)
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Wildlife Park 2

Wildlife Park 2 is the second game in the popular business simulation game series and has a number of similarities to the Zoo Tycoon series. Wildlife Park 2 was developed by Deep Silver for Windows and released in 2006 with two expansion packs being released in later years (Crazy Zoo and Marine... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(14 votes)
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Monopoly Tycoon

Monopoly Tycoon aims to combine the board game of Monopoly with the tycoon genre and for the most part succeeds, although the game won’t appeal to all tastes. Monopoly Tycoon was developed by Deep Red Games and was released for Windows in 2001 (so be prepared for dated graphics and potential co... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(8 votes)
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Zoo Tycoon

The original Zoo Tycoon promises an experience very similar to that of Roller Coaster Tycoon and has players managing their own zoo. The game was originally released in 2001 with two expansion packs, a Nintendo DS port, a sequel and a complete 2013 remake for the Xbox also created. Zoo Tycoon a... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(8 votes)