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Best Park Management Games on PC

Resource management, strategic planning, and budgeting are some of the critical aspects that a solid park management game offers to players. Since the release of Coaster and Theme Park in the '90s, park management games have become the belle of the ball. With modern-gen consoles, you can now enjoy stellar graphics as you build the theme park of your dreams. But with dozens of games in the genre, how do you pick the one that stands out? Fret not. We've got you covered. Here are the 10 best park management games on PC.

10. Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe: Release Date Trailer

The RollerCoaster Tycoon series has existed since the 1990s. The franchise was one of the greatest simulation games of the 2000s, and its original title set the pace for subsequent installments.

Roller Coaster Tycoon Adventures is the eighth installment in the series. The gameplay is the same. You get a piece of land and strategically plan its use. From placing attractions to planning pathways, you must manage your guests' happiness by providing convenience and limitless fun. The game has various modes to engage your creativity while working under pressure. They say Rome wasn't built in a day; how about building 35 food stands in less than 10 minutes? 

9. Parkitect

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Parkitect is a fun and satisfying game that captures the magic of stomach-churning rides and other park management games that came before it. The game was developed by Texel Raptor in 2018 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The title maintains the same premise: you build a park from scratch using the game's various tools. Plus, if you're looking for a more laid-back time, you can make your park using your friend's designs. 

8. Parkasaurus

Parkasaurus Official Announcement Trailer

Aside from building rides and defying gravity twists, Parkasaurus is a zoo management simulation game in which you build your Jurassic Park. If you've seen the movie, you know what you're getting your hands on. It's not a walk in the park. 

Parkasaurus revolves around hatching dinosaur eggs, hiring staff, and ensuring the dinosaurs don't escape. It's a simulation game that uses similar concepts used in other games, but this one sticks the landing. The game offers a delicate balance between keeping your guests happy and providing a natural habitat for your exhibits. Plus, you can travel back in time to get dinosaur eggs and set up an extinct section. Who wouldn't want to see T. Rex and his entire family?

7. Megaquarium

Megaquarium - Release Date Trailer

Megaquarium is a delightful and engaging game about aquarium management. Released by Twice Circled in 2018, it quickly gained fans' attention for its charming visuals and deep gameplay. 

The game lets you design and build your own aquarium from scratch, using various tools and marine life options. And if you're looking for a more relaxed experience, you can decorate your tanks with preset designs or community creations. The premise remains the same as with other management sims: create captivating exhibits and ensure your visitors have a whale of a time.

6. Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park 2 - Trailer

The Wildlife Park series has captivated animal lovers and management sim fans since its debut in 2003. Developed by B-Alive GmbH, this franchise stands out for its detailed approach to creating and managing zoological parks. 

Wildlife Park 3, the latest installment, builds on this legacy with more realistic animal behaviors and intricate park management features. Your job is to transform a simple plot of land into a thriving wildlife sanctuary. From designing habitats and ensuring animal welfare to managing visitor satisfaction, every decision impacts your park’s success. 5. Theme Park Studio

Theme Park Studio allows you to create your dream amusement park from scratch. Whether you fancy intricate roller coasters or dazzling parades, this game gives you the tools to bring your vision to life.

As with other park management games, your role extends beyond mere design. You'll manage staff, ensure visitor satisfaction, and maintain park operations smoothly. This game offers a comprehensive simulation experience that beautifully blends creativity with strategy. 

4. Thrillville

Thrillville: Off The Rails Trailer [HD]

What else screams thrill more than a rollercoaster ride? Thrillville! is a theme park management game by Frontier Dev. The game ignites your creativity while occasionally dipping you in adrenaline-fueled moments.  Additionally, you don't just build your park from scratch; you also create a custom avatar to run around your masterful creations.

There is more engagement in Thrillville. You can interact with guests to get first hand feedback about our park or build solid friendships and romance with some guests. There's plenty more to discover in Thrillville. You’ll be in for the ride of your life. 

3. Park Beyond

Park Beyond - Announcement Trailer

Park Beyond takes the genre of theme park management to exhilarating new heights. Developed by Limbic Entertainment, this game features an immersion system where you build rides that defy physics laws. 

Beyond this, the game will have advisors to guide you on the best attractions for your park. However, one man's liking is not another man's. You'll constantly face dilemmas when choosing suitable attractions for your guests. Ideally, the game draws a thin line between fun and strategy, so you better put on your thinking hat.  

2. Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster - Launch Trailer

Planet Coaster has withstood the test of time as one of the greatest parlor management games ever made. Created by Frontier Developments, the game is a spiritual successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. As usual, you build a theme park on empty land. Thanks to the vibrant online community, the game allows you to share your creations. 

The Steam Workshop integration allows you to share and download custom creations, ranging from ride designs to entire parks. This extensive library of user-generated content keeps the game fresh and provides endless inspiration for new projects.

1. RollerCoaster Tycoon

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Trailer

Making it to the top of our list is RollerCoaster Tycoon, the game that laid the tracks for all other park simulators. Tycoon might feel outdated, given its mechanics, but it's still a thrill to play. The title's main attraction is roller coasters, so you have to build plenty of them to keep more visitors coming to your park.

Moreover, RollerCoaster Tycoon was the best-selling game of 1999. It's no surprise, given that it offers the satisfying feeling of watching your park thrive after building it from the ground up. However, the game also came with a disturbing yet necessary warning when your rollercoaster crashed. Yes, it's all fun and games, but the safety of your visitors is a priority.

So, what's your take on our 10 best park management games on PC? Are there others we should know about? Feel free to share your thoughts here or in the comments section below.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.