About This Game
Railroad Tycoon 3 features 25 scenarios challenging players to recreate magnificent feats of railroading history from around the world. Players can lay track (including tunnels and overpasses), pick from over 40 locomotives from early steams to modern bullets, choose to haul over 35 types of cargo in a dynamic economy, and participate in an advanced stock market.
The new 3-D engine takes the franchise to the next level, allowing smooth scaling from an ‘eye in the sky’ view of an entire continent down to super detailed close-up of a beautifully modeled train, building, or just the landscape.
Railroad Tycoon 3 also includes more multiplayer support than its predecessor, integrating an on-line chat and matchmaking service.
The game interface is in full 3D, with free camera movement. The square grid is no longer rigid, as it was in Railroad Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon II – rail and structures can now be rotated 360 degrees.
The economic model has been reworked. In previous games, goods could only be picked up at a station, and revenue depended on the distance between stations..
Other changes include: each carload of mail, passengers and troops now has a destination; car setup can be automated, so that trains always pick up the cars that yield the most revenue; warehouse buildings also appear in the game, completing the commodity market the same way as ports do; trains can pass each other on a single track (as in the original Railroad Tycoon on lowest difficulty level)
|Genre||Simulation – Strategy – Managerial|
|Works on||Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)|
|Languages||Text only: English|
|Released||October 23, 2003|
|Company||PopTop / 2K Games|
Minimum system requirements – Windows:
XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 64 MB Video card with hardware pixel and vertex shaders (GeForce 3, Radeon 8500 or better)
Sound card: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
Hard Drive: 1.7 GB of free disc drive space