Zoo Tycoon 2
Care for your favorite animals
In Zoo Tycoon you’ll find tens of animals from all over the world, so you’ll be able to build a zoo with an incredible variety. From polar bears to giraffes, passing through penguins, gazelles, lions, beavers, crocodiles and kangaroos, creatures from all over the planet will share a space at your place.
You’ll have to create a space for each of your animals, making sure that it´s adequate for them. You have to keep in mind the place, water availability and the most appropriate vegetation type for each species, to make them feel comfortable and happy. You’ll be able to create mountains, small jungles, waterfalls and caves with the convenient tools included in the editor. You’ll create detailed and comfortable habitats, both for your animals and for your visitors.
On the other hand, with the “zoopedia” you’ll be able to learn about each of your zoo’s species. Interesting information and curious details will be at your fingertips, to let you satisfy your curiosity while having fun.
Manage your zoo efficiently
If you want to keep the zoo in a good condition, you’ll have to take care of many different factors, not just the animals. With this simulator you’ll be able to create and organize the entire space, including paths, landscapes, vegetation, decoration, shops, food sale, etc. You’ll also be able to create small parks, lay out picnic tables and put animal statues all over the place, among other things.
To top it off, Zoo Tycoon 2 Demo lets you control and manage the budget, ticket prices and all the expenses in the place, to keep your visitors satisfied, without neglecting your animals’ happiness.
Different ways to play
Zoo Tycoon 2 lets you get play in the role of a zoo guardian, to let you personally care for all the animals. Pay attention in feeding them, bathing them and keeping their habitat clean, to keep them satisfied and healthy. On the other hand, you’ll be able to play in the visitor mode, in which you’ll go through the zoo in the first person, as one of your clients. Finally, you can do a photo safari to photograph both your animals and your visitors, and you can share the best photos online.
Besides, to be able to concentrate on your favorite part of the game, you’ll be able to enjoy three different game modes: In the campaign mode, you are presented with different scenarios that you must complete to advance. Each one has a different objective, and as you complete them you’ll have items or elements that will be useful later. The challenge mode is similar, but a bit more difficult, and with better rewards. Besides, you’ll be able to choose what challenges you want to confront; there is no requirement to complete them. Finally, the free mode lets you play any way you want, using all the items and taking care of your zoo without restrictions.
Over time, several expansions appeared for Zoo Tycoon 2 that increased the game options even more. First of all, “Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species” includes a variety of endangered animals, such as the koala and the Komodo dragon. You’ll also have more buildings, and vehicles to drive through the zoo.
In “Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure”, your zoo becomes an African safari, with new species, new campaigns and the possibility of a tour through natural reserves. “Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania” brings the diversity of the oceans to your zoos. You’ll be able to build giant aquariums for your dolphins, killer whales and sharks, as well as putting on shows with seals and other animals.
“Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals” brings you 30 new animals that no longer roam the Earth. You’ll be able to delight your visitors, displaying dinosaurs, dodo birds and sable-toothed tigers. You’ll also be able to search and assemble fossils in new minigames that you’ll love. Finally, the “Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Park” is an update that includes new contents, such as animals and buildings.
Cheats for Zoo Tycoon 2
In this title you’ll be able to discover new contents and change the game experience using some tricks and cheats. We now outline some of the most important ones, in case you want to use them.
To get more money in the campaign or free mode, you can press the Shift-4 key before starting to build. This cheat will give you extra money, but remember not to build anything before using it, for otherwise your zoo will break down. To walk faster in the first-person mode, you have to press the W key and at the same time the left mouse button; this will let you get anywhere much faster.
On the other hand, to get different objects, you have to do the following:
• Africa theme: you must complete 5 photo safaris.
• Jungle theme: you must complete any five challenges.
• Flower stand: you must complete the training campaign.
• Flower arc: you must complete the “Problem Zoo” campaign.
• Sundial: you must complete the “Preventing animal abuse” campaign.
• Mysterious panda campaign: you must complete the “Conservation programs” campaign.
• Golden panda statue: you must complete the “Mysterious panda” campaign.
In summary, Zoo Tycoon 2 is a varied and entertaining game, that will keep you busy for hours. Although it may seem simple at first, the large number of factors to consider and the activities to carry out will make this title enthrall you from the very first moment.
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• Various game modes
• Large number of animals
• Complete and simple habitat editor
• Wide range of options
• The graphics quality could be improved
Zoo Tycoon 2 limitations:
• Restricted features