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.
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Zoo 2: Animal Park

Build out a fantastic and visually impressive zoo with Upjers Zoo 2: Animal Park with the help of your granddad by your side. Building on the formula used in My Free Zoo Upjers has revived its zoo tycoon inspired franchise with a sequel that greatly expands the visual design of the game while also offering a larger range of animals. Like any good tycoon franchise you’ll be building from the ground up as you meet with your granddad to restore the basic zoo infrastructure already in place. W...[Read Review]

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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 zoo hasn’t been making enough money in recent times (and no wonder since he only had a pair of sheep in it). This is where players will step in to save the day by creating a zoo with all sorts of rare and...[Read Review]

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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 World). The game uses a powerful 3D engine that enables players to create their own wildlife park with a variety of exotic animals (over 100 with both expansion packs). The game has a large focus on busin...[Read Review]

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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 Game Studios and released in late 2005 (with 4 expansion packs released in future years). Zoo Tycoon 2 is also available on Nintendo DS (note that this review only covers the PC and Mac versions). Gameplay i...[Read Review]

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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 crowdfunding campaign Train Fever was released in late 2014 and has since received a number of tweaks and further developments, which are likely to continue into the future. Gameplay is entirely single playe...[Read Review]

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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 ensures plenty of discovery as the game follows a very play as you learn approach. Players involvement is centred around the creation of coloured lines which are representative of the subway tracks. These track...[Read Review]

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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. The game allows you tackle gameplay through the campaign missions or single scenarios so there are no shortage of challenges awaiting players in this second game. The campaign missions are connected scenario...[Read Review]

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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 OpenTTD has a list of features to entice any player of the original title. OpenTTD also has the benefit of being playable on more modern systems as the original release in 1994 does not have the same flexibil...[Read Review]

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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 fundamentals of games like SimCity but also introducing countless additional mechanics to capture the thrills and struggles of maintaining a large city. Cities: Skylines is a single player adventure that challenges...[Read Review]

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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 allows you to tackle the game in two different modes (three if you include the tutorial). These modes are fairly standard with the scenario mode offering a range of scenarios for players to complete with va...[Read Review]

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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 for fans of either game franchise. Centred around the period of 1900 to 2100 Locomotion explores the railroad, tram, airline, ship, truck and bus industries. Connecting these transportation methods together allows players to conquer more than 40 scenarios with each offering 5 difficultly le...[Read Review]

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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 anything but, ensuring a real challenge for players. This objective is to create and maintain an efficient system for transportation while staying financially viable. Similar to other titles this means transporti...[Read Review]

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Game Dev Tycoon

Dream big as you create your own game development company in this business simulation game appropriately titled Game Dev Tycoon. Launched back in 2012 this tycoon game allows you to develop the games, hire your staff and conquer the gaming world in the process and has become one of the highest rated titles in the genre. Game Dev Tycoon is known for more than just it’s gameplay though and equally known for its unique attempt to counter piracy by releasing a cracked version of the game which...[Read Review]

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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 your worth you’ll receive several promotions and increased share holdings. The game world is split into three very distinct and unique zones for you to develop with is part of the presidents overall vision...[Read Review]

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Monopoly Tycoon

Monopoly Tycoon aims to combine the popular world known board game of Monopoly with the tycoon video game genre. Monopoly Tycoon represents a nice change of pace from all the other Monopoly based video games on the market which historically have focused solely on transforming the board game into a video game without changes. For the most part Monopoly Tycoon achieves its objectives in offering something new and alternative as far as Monopoly video games go although that doesn’t mean it wil...[Read Review]

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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 handful of levels and the dozens of rides it has enough variety to keep you engaged for countless hours. Dream Builder: Amusement Park also packs in quite the challenge which will require you to carefully ba...[Read Review]

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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, timetabling and cities that dynamically react to the transport you put in place (businesses and residential areas will build up around transport routes) which gives you some control over how the city deve...[Read Review]

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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 that offers more depth than you might expect. You’ll focus on growing your own railway company from zero to industry leader with plenty of opportunity to achieve this by yourself or team up with a group of...[Read Review]

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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 Railroads is a 3D business simulation/tycoon game that also incorporates some real time strategy elements into gameplay. The game offers a decent single player experience but thrives in a multiplayer environm...[Read Review]

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