"Airline Tycoon is like any good simulation – easy to pick up, devilishly difficult to master." - StrategyInformer
"Airline Tycoon 2 is a worthy successor to the original classic. It's strengths are convincing characters and well-chosen voice-over artists." - GamingXP
More than a decade after the best-selling Airline Tycoon comes the long awaited sequel to the legendary tongue-in-cheek economic simulation that puts players in the role of CEO of an international airline!
Airline Tycoon 2 will challenge players to run a modern airline, design unique airplanes and grow a run-down carrier into a globally recognized company that passengers practically beg to fly. Airports worldwide are waiting to be explored, but beware–
your rivals never rest! Crafty opponents are also working to dominate the skies… and they won’t let anything stand in the way of their goals!
Explore real world airports, from Moscow to Caracas, with realistic travel conditions and passenger volumes
Build your ideal fleet of planes – use the in-game editor to craft inexpensive mass- transportation „Greyhounds in the sky“ or unique, luxury jets that spoil the elite
Jump into the action as one of four playable avatars with unique strengths and weaknesses
Explore your home airport in full 3D, while bossing your employees around and expanding your blossoming airline; you might even meet VIPs at the airport lounge
Test your management mettle in a challenging business environment as you schedule flight plans, coordinate arrivals and departures and balance income and expenses – all to grow profit and enhance your airline’s global reputation
Random events bring variety to the game -- The Pope wants a special flight? Civil unrest in a global hotspot? Volcanic ash clouds above Europe? If you act quickly, you can profit from these events!
Sabotage – annoy and slow down your opponents with devious actions. But beware; your adversaries may just pay you back in kind!
PC gaming ten years ago was much more better if it comes to tycoon games. Now all we get are some sequels, that are trying to be better but are just worse. As fan of first Airline Tycoon game, I didn't like this one much. It doesn't feel like good, old Airline Tycoon. Maybe if it had different title, I could play it as another tycoon game, but I had a high expectations and was disappointed. I feel like whole game is just a big joke - not a real planes, very long loading time even on a great machines, DLCs that gives you a feel that they were part of game from the beggining but cut off for some, I guess money, reason and ugly 3D graphics. Kalypso might like having fun with doing 3D experiments, but that's not what makes a game playable. The only sad thing is, there are not much old tycoon games avaible to buy, so we are somehow forced to play games like that. Well, if someone is hungry for tycoon game and will play anything - noone other I can recommend this... game.
I as other reviewers here previously owned Airline Tycoon Evolution. I long awaited this game and had it preordered. Overall experience is that this is a good game, but surprisingly lacks some of the good features of the old version. If some of the cons like loading times and choppy UI will be corrected in future patches this will be an even better game. Pros: -Updated airports -Much better voice-overs in English version of the game! -Nice 3D graphics -Not too big install on the HD -Highly customizable planes -Sandbox mode (the old game also had this, but still a big advantage) Cons: -Less features - Many good features taken away from the old versions like stock and fuel markets. -Loading times - They aren't the worst, but still not fast for such an easy game. -No cargo routes - Cargo routes were a big plus when establishing your airline, no need to upgrade the seats when you're flying cargo :) -Graphics - Graphics are choppy and often lags for no apparent reason.
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