It's true, Roblox sheds more tycoon games than Arnold Schwarzenegger sweats bullets. It's because of this, that all-round sandbox-lovers and business management types flock to the multi-purpose platform to unleash their inner creatives. And as far as great Rollercoaster Tycoon lookalikes go, Theme Park Tycoon 2 stacks surprisingly high compared to the vast majority.
Of course, this isn't to say that there's a gap in the market that yearns to be filled. The fact of the matter is, well, there are actually quite a lot of tycoon games on the Roblox storefront. And if you're curious to know what else is worth playing, then be sure to read on, as we'll be listing the five best Theme Park Tycoon clones that are available to play right now.
5. City Life Tycoon
Technically, you won't be building any theme parks here, but you will, however, be broadening your horizons just a smidgen to accomodate something on much wider scale. Something, like a city, for example. That's City Life Tycoon, in a nutshell, and its primary purpose is to invite you to a deserted island and give you full creative control over what goes where and who does what.
City Life Tycoon is Roblox's own brand Sim City — bursting with potential and customizable features for you to shift around and implement under a design of your own making. You can invite friends to explore it, and even hire employees to manage the buildings you establish. And when all's said and done, there's usually a helicopter waiting for you to hop aboard and soak up your accomplishments from a bird's-eye view. Nifty.
4. Retail Tycoon
Again, there are no theme parks in sight here. But then, there doesn't really need to be, so long as you don't mind pouring your efforts into managing an entirely different enterprise, of course. And if that bodes well with you, then what better way to branch out and explore new opportunities than to lay the foundations for an award-winning retail outlet?
Retail Outlet gives you the blueprint for a textbook retail complex, one that you must work to expand on and make your own. From a grassy biome with an empty space, to a fully functioning world of wonders — your goal is to fill the gap in the market and alternate between being a landlord with the tools to develop future business opportunities, and a manager, who must keep the shelves stocked and the burglars out. How you go about filling out your spare time is entirely up to you.
3. Restaurant Tycoon
Have you ever dreamed of running your own Michelin star restaurant? If so, then you're in luck, because Roblox has its very own platform that lets you do exactly that, which is Restaurant Tycoon. Similar to other tycoon games, your goal is to build a business from the grassy roots up, and experiment with the formula until you've managed to build a highly successful culinary institute that boasts all the flavors in the book.
In Restaurant Tycoon, you play the boss of a local low-level eatery. As such, it is your solemn duty to locate new dishes to ship in your restaurant, as well as hire trained chefs to bring the flavors to boiling point. As you progress, you will come to find yourself opening up new doorways that lead to countless cuisines from all over the globe. How you go about finding the keys for said doors is another story.
2. Company Tycoon
Forget thrill rides and bottomless coasters — at this moment in time, it's all about Company Tycoon, a business simulation game that gives you free control over the Dunder Mifflin of Roblox. Or, whatever company you can pull out of the hat, for that matter.
Company Tycoon does exactly what you'd expect it to do: provide you with the office space to transform into a money-making megaplex with all the bells and whistles to help you make copious amounts of cash. From rags to riches, you must embark on a business trip that sees you and your employees skyrocket from mere paper pushers to the suits of tomorrow. Build, adapt, and aspire to become the talk of the town in one of Roblox's most addictive simulation games on the market.
1. Hotel Empire
Hotel Empire is a business simulation game that lets you conquer the hospitality sector by erecting sky-high worlds that dare to go above and beyond. As managers to these monumentally lavish establishments, you must work around the clock to keep your guests happy, your staff in line, and the ever-evolving floors from collapsing. Through original blueprints and custom designs, you will have to utilize whatever resources you have to build the trendiest overnight hangout in town.
Like a lot of tycoon games, Hotel Empire begins with a small allotment with little to no qualities or revenue to boot. Your goal, then, is to unlock new ways to evolve the building and forge fresh features for yours guests to write home about. In short, the happier your guests are, the more money you will bring in; the more money you bring in, the more chances you'll get to upgrade your hotel and secure additional biomes on the monopoly. Easier said than done, of course. And yet, it's well worth effort if you just so happen to have the hours to spare.
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