14 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 video games that combines tycoon and business simulation together by providing players control over a zoo. Starting in 2001 the series has grown to many base games and expansion packs that have all seen varying levels of success across their available platforms. As is standard for the genre the Zoo Tycoon franchise allows players to play through a number of scenarios or chase their dreams of the ultimate park in the free form modes.

As the name of this franchise suggests the focus in all these challenges is building a profitable zoo using the available tools. While these tools have evolved with new releases they 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 balanced zoo experience that has both happy animals and guests which in turn leads to financial success and expansion.

The games like Zoo Tycoon here offer other simulation and tycoon experiences with a focus on titles that let you design zoos, parks, pet shops and other animal related businesses.
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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, Linux through Upjers Home or through Steam (Windows only). Taking the popular and successful formula from their other management games such as My Fantastic Park and My Free Zoo Upjers has changed up the setting w...[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. Wauies – The Pet Shop Game is a “from the ground up” experience with players starting from the bottom with a fairly small ...[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 with your ultimate goal to attract guests for profit to reinvest in your attractions. Focused on animals this free to play game is available across computer and mobile platforms providing a wealth of content that will take hours and hours to create the ultimate zoo. In My Free Zoo players will be approached by the director Welmington as he begs you to help save the zoo from financial disaster. The zoo...[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 with your task to grow against a number of competing transport businesses. With train management at the heart of your experience it’s a notably different experience from Travian Games who has published other MMO games such as Travian and Miramagia but this past experience in the multiplayer arena ensures that players are within safe hands. Beyond the browser based gameplay Rail Nation is also...[Read Review]

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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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Dinosaur Park – Primeval Zoo

Dinosaur Park: Primeval Zoo challenges players to build the ultimate dinosaur theme park by requiring players to master both business and dinosaur management. The familiar formula of other Upjers titles returns and this time shifts the theme into the prehistoric era in a modern day setting. Like other business management games Dinosaur Park will require players to expand and design their park as they desire while hatching dinosaurs from different eggs, developing their ideal habitat and supporti...[Read Review]

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RollerCoaster Tycoon

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon (RCT) title launched in 1999 offers one of the early construction and simulation games where players are charged with operating their own profitable amusement park. Launched before the turn of the century RCT launched to critical success and eventually expanded to the original Xbox along with a number of additional expansion packs and sequels. Like many management titles RollerCoaster Tycoon is split into a large selection of predefined scenarios that each have ...[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 although flips the script slightly towards a large park with your own selection of rare and unique animals. Originally released in 2006 Wildlife Park 2 was later expanded with four expansion packs (Crazy Zoo, Marine World, Fantasy and Dino World) that expanded on the number of animals and attractions while going even beyond the real world. Like similar video...[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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OpenTTD

OpenTTD remakes the popular Transport Tycoon Deluxe title which was released in 1995. Given the time since the original release this community open source project of OpenTTD also takes the opportunity to explore various improvements that push the strategy in this tycoon game to new transport heights. The core experience is designed for Windows, Mac and Linux although some developers have also ported the OpenTTD framework to mobile if preferred. Started in 2003 the development path of OpenTTD has...[Read Review]

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Railroad Tycoon II

Railroad Tycoon II is the second game in the series of railroad building simulation games and expands on the successful gameplay of the original game. Focusing on the refinement and improvements of the core gameplay along with graphical uplifting you’ll find a familiar overall experience to the first Railroad Tycoon. A single expansion pack (The Second Century) was released a year after the original release which was included in a Platinum game edition alongside a large number of community...[Read Review]

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Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital is another gaming classic developed by Bullfrog Productions which puts the player at the head of controlling your own hospital with a twist of humour. Launched in 1997 for Windows and Mac it is one of the original tycoon management games in the genre while also still being one of the few video games available that opts for a hospital environment. Your objective in Theme Hospital is take the privately owned hospital from basic services to advanced cures where you’ll cure a nu...[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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Sid Meier’s Railroads

Sid Meier’s Railroads lets players take control of the railways in a addicting and fun business simulation environment that encourages you to become the railroad tycoon you’ve always dreamed to be. The game is the successor to Railroad Tycoon 3 with a similar feature set and was developed by Sid Meier for Windows (2006) with a Mac release being published several years later (2012). From the surface Sid Meier’s Railroads is a 3D business simulation/tycoon game but also incorporates a health...[Read Review]

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