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Planet Coaster (2016) Console Edition is a pleasure park construction and management game. It draws on games like Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon. You build different theme park rides and roller coasters in considerable detail, to score design points and attract visitors.

The Sandbox Mode enables you to construct a park on an empty plot of land with all features and rides unlocked. The Challenge Mode restricts funds and sets targets for play. The Career Mode takes you through a series of objectives to evolve and develop your park.

The enjoyment is usually found in creating ever more fantastically, and ridiculous roller coaster rides that you can then experience in the first-person perspective.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Planet Coaster 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Strategy game with Collecting, Creative, Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 25 hours and 30 hours to complete. Although there is almost endless fun in building rollercoasters and parks which can be different each time you play.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

In the US, ESRB state: Players can modify landscapes, create concession stands, and build customizable roller coasters to please crowds and earn in-game currency. Unfinished coasters may cause cars to fly into crowded walkways; people are depicted hurtling into the air when struck—though they quickly get back up. One coaster ride can cause customers to get nauseous, resulting in a vomit animation; park guests leave a beige splash on the ground.
Although rated for very young children, some content packs purchased separately have higher age ratings. For example, the Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children.

This expansion adds Ghostbusters-themed rides and events, including a dark haunted house. Ghosts and hellhounds are found that can be frightening to younger children. Players can shoot the ghosts who then disappear into thin air. There is also a menacing human-like character that gets shot by the Ghostbusters’ proton packs and reacts in a mild manner to this violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

Planet Coaster usually costs £29.99 to £74.99. 

Planet Coaster

Steam Store PC £29.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S Unavailable On Digital Store

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £39.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £39.99

Planet Coaster: Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £47.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99

Planet Coaster: Premium Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £74.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £65.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £65.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of additional content, which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.

Paid, expansion packs provide more rides and construction elements like Film Studios, Ghostbusters, Classic Rides, Magnificent Rides, Worlds Fair, Vintage, Adventure, Spooky, Back to the Future, Construction, Knight Rider, The Munsters. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Planet Coaster: Deluxe Rides Collection

PlayStation Store PS5 £9.99

Planet Coaster: Vintage & World's Fair Bundle

PlayStation Store PS5 £9.99
 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/11/2016

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy (Collecting, Creative, Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person and Day and Night

Developer: Frontier Dev (@FrontierDev)


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