Top 10 Tycoon Games

by TilenHrovatic

Here is the list of my favorite Tycoon games. Great strategy games that will let you to make your own world and have total control over it. Check out top ten tycoon games.

Best Tycoon Games and Strategy Games

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Do you like tycoon games and strategy games? Video games like Sim City and Zoo Tycoon? I love them! And here I want to share with you my all times favorite tycoon and strategy games that you will most surely like if you like games like Sim City, Movies or Rollercoaster Tycoon.

Below is the list of these tycoon games. Each game has a short description, my review and a link to the Amazon store where you can find out more about selected game, read more user reviews, check out some previews and finally order your game so you can play it with no worries.

You can leave your vote in a poll at the end of this page and tell us which is your favorite tycoon game from this list. If your favorite tycoon or strategy game is not listed here you can leave a comments and share another great tycoon game with us.

About Tycoon Games on Wikipedia

also known as Business simulation games
Business simulation games, also known as economic simulation games usually in the form of a business. "Pure" business simulations have been described as construction and management simulations without a construction element, An important ...
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition [Download]

SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition turns you into a citizen, a criminal, an architect, a mayor, even a god -- bringing you deeper into SimLife than ever! As you create railways, ...

Only $19.99
SimCity 4

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. Sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds, and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then ...

$44.65  $7.0

1. Sim City 4

build your city from scratch and be a mayor! Control everything!

Sim City 4 is surely the most popular strategy and tycoon game of all time. And it's my personal favorite too! It's a tycoon games with best plot and it's designed to be played years after you buy it. Compared with other tycoon games, this game surely give you the most control over everything and suck you right in the middle of the streets your build.

In Sim City 4 you are the mayor. You can either build a small farm town or a huge metropolis with millions of citizens. You start with the layout of the ground and then add everything the city needs. Roads, water, electricity and basic public buildings such as fire departments, police stations and hospitals. As your city grows you gain new available building and offices and the better the overall score of the city the better the buildings become. You also control your budget, your advisors keep advise you what need to be done and your people suggest you the things that will benefit for them. You need to gain some respect as a mayor in order to keep your citizens happy.

Sim City 4 Video Preview

2. Prison Tycoon

run your prison and don't let the prisoners escape!

Prison tycoon is an ultimate security prison simulation game. Here you play the warden and you manage the prison, the guards, your crew and the prisoners. It's all in your hands. You start by building the prison, then you hire your crew and guards. The last step is the arrival of prisoners and their accommodations in cells you built. You need to keep prisoners happy or they will start rioting and try to escape. It's a cool game that keeps you in action because something is always going on in ultimate security prison.

Prison Tycoon

Be the big man of the big house! Product Information Private prisons have become the new growth industry. You will construct and run an efficient rehabilitation facility with ...

Prison Tycoon Alcatraz


$4.0  $5.0

3. Restaurant Empire 2

The name says it all. It's a great tycoon game where you run your own restaurants and try to complete all the campaigns in the game. You can have many different themed restaurant such as French cuisine and Italian food. As you gain skills and improve your restaurants you can add new items to your menu and buy new indgridients to improve the ratings of your restaurants. You control everything, from the furniture in your restaurants to the percentage of salt in your salads. You're the manager and chef!

This tycoon game is recommended for kids and for adults.

Restaurant Empire 2 [Download]

Only $19.99
Restaurant Empire 2

The player controls the kind of cuisine the restaurant serves (American, French, or Italian), what specific food they serve, and their staff. They have to keep guests happy ...

Only $9.98

4. The Movies

build your own movie studio and win awards!

The Movies can also be called The Hollywood simulation game. You build your movie studio from scratch and start in the beginning of movie era. Yes, before the World War 2! You help to contribute to movie science and development of various technology discoveries for movies while you record your own films and try to win as many awards as you can. You hire your actors, directors and crew and try to educate them so they could gain acting skills and improve the overall ratings of your movies.

5. Zoo Tycoon

An insidiously addictive simulation game, Zoo Tycoon allows players to create their own zoo. Start with fences for your exhibits, then pick animals and give them toys, foliage, and anything else you want for your customers. Lay down paths to lead them around, then add food stands, amusement rides, even maps and trash cans. In all, you can choose over 100 animals, plus countless habitat and park embellishments.

  • Combines The Original Zoo Tycoon, Dinosaur Digs expansion pack, Marine Mania expansion pack.
  • Let your imagination run wild as you care for more than 100 land, aquatic and prehistoric animals.
  • Loads of bonus content, including a new Endangered Species Theme Pack.
  • Tend to these rare animals using more than 40 new objects.
  • Set-up your own aquatic show.

6. Hotel Giant 2

This tycoon game is just great! Here you can run your own hotel and become a manager of the most prestigious building in town! You start with an empty building and you have a wide selection of different rooms to choose from and a lot of furniture and other cool stuff to put in your rooms. You start with different types of guest rooms and continue with restaurants, bars, saunas, stores, business centres and other great rooms to keep your guest spending money in your giant hotel. Off course you also run your advertising and marketing and everything related to your hotel. From hiring and firing your employees to deciding how much the costumers will pay for one night in your Presidential room.

Hotel Giant 2

Following its international success, Hotel Giant is back and bigger than ever. In Hotel Giant 2 you will create the hotel of your dreams and manage prestigious locations ...

Only $25.98
Hotel Giant 2 [Download]

Only $4.99

7. Rollercoaster Tycoon

In Rollecoaster tycoon you can build you own theme park and develop your own rollecoasters. Have some fun building fun machines that will go to the book of records for their innovation and unique designs.

8. Railroad Tycoon 2

manage your rail roads and trains

In Railroad tycoon you build your rails and manage your trains and their moving. The traffic and income from your services depend on your performance as a manager of your rails and trains so be sure to think wisely before sending your trains to long destinations!

9. Monopoly Tycoon

You surely know this popular game. You start with just a figure and slowly buy some estates that can later be developed in cities with houses and hotels. The point in this game is power and money and it's quite similar to the world we live in. And this tycoon game is based on this board game. Monopoly tycoon is PC version of Monopoly we all know and here you can too buy estates, build houses and become rich if you have the right strategy.

10. Lemonade Tycoon

Little kids start to learn how to make money with various activities and some of them try to run their own lemonade stands that can turn into bigger lemonade business for the whole neighbourhood if they ave the right recipe and they run friendly store. And this game is the same. You start with a small lemonade stand and try to manage all the supplies you need in order to get costumers and the best lemonade in town. As your lemonade business grow bigger you move to bigger locations and get more and more costumers. You control the recipe of your lemonade and you can also run promotions and marketing plus you care for the satisfaction of your customers that is based on the performance of your service.

Lemonade tycoon is a great game for kids to learn about economy, responsibility and learn how to think in advance faster and more wisely.

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Tycoon Games Links and Resources

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Updated: 07/11/2013, TilenHrovatic
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Seelyon on 06/20/2015

railroad tycoon and the movies are my favourites

dika312 on 09/07/2012

The best is Roller coaster tycoon so the winner is Roller coaster tycoon

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Bananko on 04/03/2012

Never tried any of Tycoon games so far, but they are interesting.

Mladen on 03/05/2012

Great list of the games. I am fun of the genre. And I played all Sim City games. Sim City 4 is my favorite. I would recommend Cities XL. I tried it, and it is really great!

Sam on 02/07/2012

Great collection. I haven't played Prison Tycoon or Hotel Giant.

I've been hooked on tycoon games ever since I first played rollercoaster tycoon and SimCity and they are still some of the best tycoon games in my experience.

kd on 02/04/2012

Hi I never thought Prison Tycoon was any good from review scores but thought the idea was good, I kept avoiding it but now I'll have to check it out again since you rated it highly

sinclair89 on 12/01/2011

Good stuff! Huge fan of Sim City 4. Wish they would come out with a REAL update. For now I will be content with downloading mods and getting every ounce of value out of this somewhat dated classic.

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