Zoo Empire

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Third party DRM: Securom

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It's a zoo out there, and you're in charge! Go wild with your imagination running the most exotic, fun and exciting zoo ever. Tend to your animals' health, happiness and nutrition by hiring employees, and adopt new animals as you unlock the numerous features hidden within the game. Attend to visitors by providing facilities for them to eat, drink and buy souvenirs from as they revel in your zoo.

Sporting flexible gameplay, choose from either the sandbox mode where you establish the rules of the game, or accept the challenge of graduating from rookie zookeeper to wildlife whiz in the challenging career mode!

Keep your animals, employees and visitors happy, keep the money rolling in, and path by path, animal by animal, exhibit by exhibit, build your very own Zoo Empire!

### Features

From All Corners of the World...

From Koalas to Komodo dragons, choose from over 40 species and subspecies of animals including both rare and endangered species. As you continually invest in new research, new animals will be unlocked for you to include in your ultimate zoo. Please your visitors and enhance your zoo's appeal with over 200 buildings, items and facilities to create your dream zoo, all modeled in 3D.

Design, Build & Manage the Ultimate Zoo

Create a wildlife sanctuary without parallel with Zoo Empire. As owner of your zoo, adopt animals, landscape and build exhibits, hire and manage employees, and keep visitors happy as the money pours into your virtual zoo! Unlock animals, research new technologies and learn all about the challenges of modern-day animal care as you progress up the ladder of Zoodom.

Fun for All Types of Gamers

Zoo Empire features a 30-scenario branched campaign mode for those wishing to undertake their greatest challenge of their zoo career, or simply indulge yourself in the sandbox mode, where you make your own rules and play as you wish.

Become the Next Star Attraction

Train your animals to perform in spectacular shows that will please and entertain your visitors. Invest in advertising so your animals gains popularity. You can save your animal profiles for your best animals to perform shows and promote your other zoos!

Choose Your Own Career Path

Test your abilities as an financial whiz, or get your feet wet in the wonderful world of wildlife conservation. Zoo Empire features a branched path career mode that allows you to place the emphasis on the business or zoological end of running your very own zoo. Either way, no matter how you play, no two career paths, or challenges, are the same!

Tour the Zoo in Style

Choose from three train and boat designs as you set up touring facilities by laying out tracks or digging rivers for spectacular guided tours around your best exhibits. Then see your visitors line up for the thrill ride of a lifetime!

Capture the Moment from Any Angle

While your visitors are wowed and entertained by your cuddly creatures, build your own wildlife photo album by taking snapshots of your animals performing dozens of unique lifelike animations, all in full 3D.

**Who Said that Learning is No Fun?

Not only is Zoo Empire fun, it is also the most realistic and educational zoo simulation! A comprehensive tutorial lets you learn to play the game intuitively and effortlessly. Then find out about animals, their habitats and behavior while building their very own sanctuary. You may be surprised from what you learn...

### Technical Features

From Koalas to Komodo dragons, choose from over 40 species and subspecies of animals including both rare and endangered species. Each animal is animated with dozens of lifelike animations and well tuned and interactive animal A.I..

A powerful and robust in-game terrain editor gives players complete freedom to design their dream zoo, in any way imaginable, including exhibits naturally closed-off by the surrounding terrain. Build visiting areas and animal habitats, and place over 150 types of visitors and animals objects.

Build amazing touring facilities such as sky trains and river rides with an extremely user-friendly interface that allows you to design the perfect ride for your visitors.

Zoo Empire's flocking system shows butterflies, birds and fish, together with nicely modeled floras and rocks, bringing the natural wildlife environment to the computer screen.

Over a dozen different terrain types, each with unique dynamic grass effects allows players to experience the subtle landscape changes as they progress in the game.True real-time rendered water reflections accurately display every animal, item and staff, along with their animations.Using scattering sky technology, the player can experience weather changes and day/night cycles which not only changes the look and feel of your zoo, but will also affect gameplay.Dynamic real-time shadows allows players to experience a new degree of graphic realism.

Customer reviews


Don't bother with this unless you're desperate

Chlorophile | July 16, 2015 | See all Chlorophile's reviews »

If you're thinking of getting this game, you probably played Zoo Tycoon 1 and 2 and are looking for another Zoo simulator. Don't bother with this game. There really isn't much that Zoo Empire offers that Zoo Tycoon 2 doesn't, the graphics are worse and it has this really irritating cartoony aesthetic. It's currently on sale for 59p so if you have nothing better to do with the money then sure, buy it, but don't get your hopes up! Zoo Empire really is pretty bad.


Inferior Zoo Tycoon

884okeoJ | July 12, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »

Zoo Empire is an ugly 3d-polygonal version of the classic Zoo Tycoon game. While Zoo Tycoon used sprites, Zoo Empire's models are all rendered in blocky and incredibly unattractive 3D. The gameplay is very similar, except Zoo Empire has a much more clunky interface that will cause you to need to look up help online. If you take time to learn the mechanics it can be a decently fun experience, but don't go expecting a masterpiece.


Great Zoo Tycoon Alternative

wetsoks | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all wetsoks's reviews »

Who would've thought a budget game would actually be above decent? A blatant rip-off of Zoo Tycoon 1, this game is perfect for what it sets out to be. Better graphics then Zoo Tycoon 1, and a somewhat more "fresh" feel. However, there are better zoo sim games like the Zoo Tycoon franchise and even the wildlife park franchise. But if you cannot find the games mentioned above, or just want a cheaper alternative, this game is for you.


Zoo Tycoon ripoff..but not that bad

NoLove3827 | June 18, 2012 | See all NoLove3827's reviews »

The gameplay is very very frustrating and extremely confusing. But once you read the instructions, which you will be doing frequently, its not THAT bad of a game, obviously its not going to be a high quality zoo simulator like Zoo Tycoon, but it can be fun if you have the time and patience for it. The graphics are actually very good, on the same level or even higher than Zoo Tycoon 2.