Voor wie graag met treintjes wil klooien maar geen geld heeft voor zo'n dure Marklin baan (maar wel voor een snelle TNT heeft Gamer's Alliance een review gepost van Railroad Tycoon II. De graphics zien er goed uit, maar het belangrijkste bij zo'n spel is uiteraard de gameplay:
While the multiplayer portion of the game is horrid, the game's single-player experience is fun. In the single player mode, where everything "works" like it's supposed to, victory becomes very satisfying. What's more compelling than just a successful mission done is the fact that it is very possible to buy out computer competitors. Perhaps the single most significant factor of this game being so much more entertaining than the real-time strategies I've played through is that this game is different; I myself have lost about all interest in the redundancy of real-time warfare, and this game just happened to be a great gust of fresh air.
The single-player missions also offer a surprising amount of replay value. Not only are there mission bonuses that the player can choose and random industry placement, victories are separated into Bronze, Silver and Gold victories. No matter how much of the game you finished with lower-level wins, it is possible to go back for a better score. The map editor obviously adds infinite amounst of extra gaming goodness, as it becomes very possible to download new missions from the net.