16 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.
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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 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 with a host of titles across genres and settings. My Sunny Resort is also available on Windows, Mac and Linux through Upjers Playground…[Read Review]

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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, dogs and other animals to fill your very own pet shop. Taking over all elements of the pet shop from the financial management to layout design and stocking of your favourite pets to sell to customers, the pet shop is entirely in your control from within your browser. Wauies – The Pet Shop Game is a “from the ground up” experience with players starting from the bo...[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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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 selection of predefined scenarios that each have their own objective for players to achieve. This is limited by time with players having to achieve certain guest numbers, financial goals and park ratings....[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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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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Wildlife Camp

Start your own Wildlife Camp adventure with nearly a dozen different animals to interact with, care for and train within your own camp. Available for Windows and released back in 2010 Wildlife Camp offers a range of mechanics, cut animals and an expansive list of items for you to collect and use in this animal management game. Revolving around the player discovering various animal species and nursing them back to health from their injuries or other illness Wildlife Camp is a game that slowly bui...[Read Review]

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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. As you would expect in a tycoon game players must find the balance between profitability and keeping guests happy. Players have complete control over attractions, stalls, scenery, staff and finances. Car...[Read Review]

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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 PlayStation Store for PS3, PSP and PS Vita. Theme Hospital takes place within a hospital that players build themselves using a variety of room types and objects. Once you’ve setup your hospital you will att...[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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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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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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