17 Games Like Zoo Tycoon

Games Like Zoo Tycoon
Our collection of games like Zoo Tycoon brings you other business management games with a focus on animal themed alternatives.

Zoo Tycoon is a long running series of games that combines tycoon and business simulation together. Starting in 2001 the series now has many games and expansion packs that have all seen varying levels of success.

As the name of this franchise suggests the focus is on building a profitable zoo using the available tools. These tools allow players to design their own habitats to make their animals feel at home and profitable stalls to extract maximum value from each visitor. By combining the hundreds of animal options players strive to create a zoo that has both happy animals and guests which in turn leads to financial success and more options to expand.

As is standard for the genre Zoo Tycoon allows players to play through a number of scenarios or chase their dreams of the ultimate park in the free form modes that let you run wild with all the game tools at your disposal.

The games like Zoo Tycoon here offer other simulation and tycoon experiences with a focus on titles that let you design zoos, parks and pet shops.

Games Like Zoo 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
7.9
(34 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
8.0
(33 votes)
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My Sunny Resort

Create your dream resort complete with sun, sand and palm trees in My Sunny Resort, a browser based management game from the Upjers team who are well known for their browser based experiences. Taking the popular and successful formula from their other management games such as My Fantastic Park ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(63 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
7.0
(12 votes)
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Wauies – The Pet Shop Game

For those gamers that love to care for animals Wauies – The Pet Shop Game allows you to do just that with a range of cats and dogs to fill your very own pet shop. Players start with a fairly small business and are given the keys to ownership right at the start. As the store owner turning this p... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(27 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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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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Wildlife Camp

Wildlife Camp is the ideal game for animal lovers with nearly a dozen different animals to interact with, care for and train. Available for Windows and released back in 2010 the title does show some age, but that won’t detour real animal fans. The game revolves around players discovering ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(14 votes)
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Jurassic Park Builder

Jurassic Park Builder lets you create your own dinosaur tourist attraction by building the necessary enclosures, choosing your dinosaurs and more. With room to expand over both land and sea players will have room for all their favourite dinosaurs and decorations to make the ultimate park. Takin... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(7 votes)
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Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital is another gaming classic developed by Bullfrog Productions and puts you at the head of controlling your own hospital with a twist of humour. The game originally launched in 1997 for Windows and Mac eventually making its way to the PlayStation, it is still available through the P... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(11 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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Carnival Tycoon

Carnival Tycoon takes obvious inspiration from Roller Coaster Tycoon and is available for free (online) making it the perfect game for tycoon fans who want a free option. Carnival Tycoon is packed full of content and game options that will remind you of the original Roller Coaster Tycoon series... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(12 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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RollerCoaster Tycoon

RollerCoaster Tycoon (RCT) is one of the early construction and simulation games that let you take control of your own amusement park. The game launched in 1999 to critical success and eventually expanded to Xbox along with a number of expansion packs and sequels. The game is split into a large... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(11 votes)