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10 Best Park Management Games on PlayStation 5

In park management games, players get to be the brains behind the exciting worlds. These games use creative thinking, strategic planning, and clever solutions to map them out. You generally start with a space and turn it into a busy park that keeps guests happy and even teaches them new things. And in most park management titles, this opens up a treasure box of excellent options for gamers to explore. For those who fancy these exhilarating moments, here are 10 of the best park management games you can enjoy on PlayStation 5.

10. Park Beyond

Park Beyond - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 Games

In this game, players immerse themselves in the thrill of creating a series of amusement parks. They're a combination of a creator, a manager, and a designer. Running a successful theme park is more than just exciting rides. Park Beyond allows gamers to enter into the world of park management, where they'll make financial decisions, visitor experience, and keep everything running smoothly. Whether a player craves the challenge of managing every detail or wants to focus on creative design, Park Beyond offers a fulfilling experience for all types of players.

9. Planet Zoo: Console Edition

Planet Zoo: Console Edition | Season Pass Trailer

Players become the architects of notable zoos for a variety of realistic animals. The animals have their own needs and behaviours and will explore the habitats you craft for them. Gamers will make important decisions about their well-being. Players can also design stunning landscapes and manage every aspect of your zoo with easy-to-use controls. Travel the world building zoos and completing objectives in a story-driven campaign. Construct a network of interconnected zoos and grow your zoo-keeping empire. Test your skills against specific goals and scenarios. As a gamer, let your creativity soar and build the zoo of your dreams without restrictions.

8. Jurassic World Evolution 2

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Park Managers’ Collection Pack | Launch Trailer

In this game, you'll take charge after a fictional event similar to the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Engineer new dinosaur breeds, manage containment systems to prevent catastrophic breakouts and capitalize on tourism opportunities. Dinosaurs are loose in the United States, film series like Dr. Ian Malcolm and Claire Dearing. A player's goal is to control these magnificent creatures, ensure their well-being, and ultimately keep everyone safe. It's your job to manage the situation. They'll work alongside well-known characters from the 

7. Two Point Hospital

Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition - Launch Trailer | PS4

While not a traditional park, Two Point Hospital offers a quirky and humorous take on park management principles. Build and run a weird, wonderful healthcare facility, treating patients with unusual illnesses in wacky-themed departments. Arrange waiting spaces, rooms, and corridors precisely how you want them to in order to maximize patient and financial flow in your hospital. As players attempt to see as many patients as they can through the door, expand your hospital to include various buildings. New buildings will allow you to accommodate more patients and house cutting-edge medical equipment.

6. Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster: Official Launch Trailer

Planet Coaster is not just about building a park. It's about creating unforgettable experiences for your guests. And players get to populate their parks rather quickly. They do this with over 700 remade coasters, buildings, and decorations using intuitive Blueprints. For the ultimate in customization, players construct everything from scratch. They use detailed and well-crafted building ideas. Players sculpt the land with powerful terrain-shaping tools, crafting a truly unique park environment. But a park is only complete with happy guests.

5. Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon | Trailer (2001)

The game offers different ways to challenge yourself. The Campaign Mode includes 30 exciting scenarios across the world, where gamers face unique challenges in building and managing their zoo. The specialized Challenge Mode also provides 20 zoos with specific goals to test their zoo-keeping skills. As you progress, gamers unlock new animal species to add to their collection. A fantastic feature allows gamers to transfer animals between their zoos, creating a connected zoo network. Remember, though, even in the best zoos, unexpected events can happen. Be prepared to handle crises to keep animals safe and happy.

4. Wildlife Park 3

Wildlife Park 3 Trailer

Wildlife Park 3 is the newest instalment in a popular series that lets you build and run your very own zoo.  Players get to design unique enclosures filled with a variety of plants and buildings. They also get to create the perfect habitat for each animal species. Gamers will also lead a team of zookeepers, veterinarians, conservationists, and maintenance workers to keep their animals healthy and happy. One of the most rewarding parts of the game is taking care of the realistic animals. Each species has specific needs you'll need to meet to keep them thriving.

3. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition Launch Trailer

In this edition, you take on the exciting role of a theme park manager. A player is tasked with building and running a successful park. They transform themselves from hopeful entrepreneurs with an empty plot of land into theme park owners. Design coasters, build shops and restaurants, and manage the finances of your park. For those who prefer a more straightforward and approachable park management experience, this game is ideal. But just like building a real park, this game takes time and effort.

2. Efteling Tycoon

This amazing game puts you in the shoes of the director of a famous Dutch theme park, Efteling. Here, gamers become the park's mastermind, designing the entire layout and choosing which rides and attractions to feature. Imagine having iconic Efteling experiences like the Python roller coaster, the soaring Vogelrok, and the fantastical Fata Morgana at your disposal. Gamers can place them strategically to create the perfect park flow. There are also signature landmarks like the Long Neck to add that special Efteling touch. There's much more to running a theme park than meets the eye.

1. Parkitect: Deluxe Edition

Parkitect - Gameplay (PC/UHD)

This game is about crafting a player's ideal park. Just like classic park games, you'll be in charge of all the details. This means constructing thrilling roller coasters and designing a park layout that embodies the pinnacle of park management gameplay. Players get to add water features and construct buildings to bring their parks to life. With over 70 types of rides, from coasters to launches and flying experiences, players will have everything they need to keep their clients entertained and return for more.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 10 best park management games on PlayStation 5? Let us know your thoughts here on our socials or down in the comments. 

Cynthia Wambui is a gamer who has a knack for writing video gaming content. Blending words to express one of my biggest interests keeps me in the loop on trendy gaming topics. Aside from gaming and writing, Cynthia is a tech nerd and coding enthusiast.