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Zoo Tycoon

Windows - 2001

Alt name 动物园大亨
Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial, Real-Time
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Blue Fang Games, LLC
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.46 / 5 - 215 votes

Description of Zoo Tycoon Windows

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Zoo Tycoon takes the classic “city-building” strategy game gameplay and transplants it to the design and operation of private zoos. Additionally, it adds a more-than-thin veneer of educational value by including write-ups on the dozens of animals available and mechanics that reward matching species with their appropriate environments. The results are a fun, if somewhat fiddly, experience.

Your goals are two-fold in Zoo Tycoon: create enclosures that would make your animals content and offer amenities to keep your guests content. The latter perhaps has undue weight, as your zoo is principally funded by ticket revenues and concession sales. The resultant zoos are an amusing paradox: animal habitats will be far more natural and enrichment-filled than what you would see in a typical zoo, while the spectacular theme park trappings also exceed what would be deemed acceptable or appropriate with a typical zoo. Of course, this is because most accredited zoos operate on public and private grants, donations, trusts and taxes rather than stuffed animal sales and elephant rides.

The most time-consuming part of gameplay is tweaking your enclosures: while there is immediate feedback from animals in the form of increases and decreases to their happiness, the detailed “keeper” report refreshes more slowly, which can lead to the biggest in-game waste of money, especially since you have to build exhibits around animals rather than planning them in advanced [though someone who has mastered the game can certainly ballpark it]. Filling your park with amenities to keep guests happy is much easier, and you're far less prone to waste your money on screw-ups.

Overall, Zoo Tycoon is a fun game that will appeal to planners, strategists and city-builders. There several scenarios available with a wide range of difficulties and challenges on top of the many free-play maps available. One major drawback is the lack of a “campaign” game, where one might string together a career as a successful park manager.

Review By P. Alexander

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marwan 2019-07-21 0 point


rexx 2019-07-19 0 point

No se como instalar el juego podrían ayudarme?

Pasha1708p 2019-07-19 0 point

I am like game zoo tycoon

Shan420 2019-07-04 0 point

THIS WEBSITE IS SO COOL. Finding all my old childhood games on here!

wng 2019-07-02 0 point

yay it works hope it doesn't give me cancer later

Rhys 2019-06-26 0 point

I love this game

Hipertor 2019-06-01 0 point

SEVERAL visual aspects on the IU and objects in-game from the classic game are VERY different in these screenshots. Is this some kind of remaster?

Cristina 2019-05-18 2 points

Great download. Mounted it using daemon tools lite and it worked on the first try. THANK YOU!! This used to be my favorite game growing up, so it's really great to be able to play it again.

BILAL 2019-05-08 0 point


abbster707 2019-04-19 7 points

How do yall get it to work? im not too tech savy. Is it similar to downloading mods for the sims 4?

COBRA 2019-03-30 0 point

Been gaming since 200, can't get enough

Mollie 2019-03-17 0 point

Works great for me using WinCDEmu to mount the cue file. This is only disc one of the complete collection, so I think no marine or prehistoric creatures.
Thank you!! Please add disc 2 if you can.

tom.mcnair.lloyd 2018-12-15 1 point

I hope I get ZOO TYCOON not zoo tycoon 2

mrpenguinb 2018-11-16 1 point

The game has DRM, you have to download a crack/no cd patch in order for the game to work. Or else you could re-enable Secdrv (SafeDisc) DRM in Windows.

indian cowboy 2018-10-24 1 point

it doesn´t work! I can´t open it and it makes me really sad, I waited an hour to play it but it doesn´t work :(
I try it again and I hope now it´ll work

Milkyway 2018-10-04 0 point

I pay warframe,
and this is STILL one oof my favourites. Thank you for the easy download!

jonas 2018-09-03 0 point

So I downloaded the file and it has 2 files in it, a .bin and a .cue what do I do?

Milky 2018-08-19 1 point

Thank youuuu, I love this game so much

Civlit 2018-08-11 13 points

hmm is there a way to get the dino/marine park from "disc two" installed also?

daksh 2018-07-24 1 point

wonderful game

Sharkie 2018-07-19 1 point

I'm downloading now & I think this is will make someone creative

Civlit 2018-07-10 2 points

got the game downloaded, mounted, installed and ran, on ingame loading page after intro movie clips it auto closes with "a problem has caused blahblah stopped working" :|

df 2018-07-10 1 point

Thank you

SWETHA 2018-06-29 2 points

Thank you

Fatu 2018-06-24 1 point

It's a perfect game for me.I love it

k.prabhu 2018-06-19 1 point


Rob 2018-06-16 0 point

Didn't work here, don't know how to make it :/

romario 2018-06-08 0 point


nun 2018-06-01 0 point

this is gonna give my computer cancer isnt it?

øl og sprit 2018-05-25 0 point


moomoo 2018-05-22 -1 point


shreejith 2018-05-05 0 point

Thank you

Cha 2018-04-18 -2 points

Hi there! I am on mac using PlayonMac to run games such as heroes 2 or AOE 2, it works fine but I can't seem to be able to install zoo tycoon, could anyone help? thx

Lokia 2018-04-15 1 point

I've been trying to get this to work, I'm at a loss... HELP!

BrforDath 2018-04-07 0 point

NIce game

JOCKEY 2018-03-06 1 point


Victor 2018-02-16 -1 point


ruben 2018-01-30 0 point


rsedf 2018-01-12 0 point


hhhhh 2018-01-11 1 point


kimmy 2017-12-03 0 point


Juju 2017-11-30 1 point

Awesome game

Tae 2017-11-28 0 point

I want to really want to play this game

Stripes 2017-11-25 23 points

You have to mount the .cue file with a program such as Daemon tools to install and while you play.

RedWolfDragon71 2017-11-24 0 point

I can not get this game to play. Help please.

Jighonk 2017-11-04 1 point

It said that it needs the CD-ROM. Could someone help me?

hazem 2017-10-17 1 point


Gert 2017-10-05 4 points

I have it installed, but it's now saying "Please insert the CD-ROM"... I burned a copy of the CD but still getting the message. Help please?

loki 2017-09-26 1 point


lolixd 2017-09-24 0 point

nice game

Loli 2017-09-24 0 point

Nice Game

cici 2017-09-11 -4 points

how do i download it?

WIlberforce 2017-08-26 2 points

Is this the demo version?

radhika 2017-08-13 -4 points

nice game but takes very much time to download........

Jack 2017-07-30 4 points

what do i have to do to get this to work

TheLord 2017-07-27 1 point

When i was litle i remeber playing this and having loads of fun! Windows XP rocks!

Error 2017-05-12 -1 point

These old PC games look beautiful on a CRT, they were made for it.

Gavin 2017-04-19 -1 point

It'd be cool if this was remade with a new graphics engine, because it's an amazing game.
Still very fun to play despite the aged graphics.

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