Zoo Tycoon 2 is a business simulation Clip game developed by Blue Fang Games và published by Microsoft trò chơi Studios and MacSoft. Originally released for Windows, Zoo Tycoon 2 is also available for Windows sản phẩm điện thoại, PDA, và Mac OS X, although expansions are not included in the Mac version. A Nintenvì DS version, titled Zoo Tycoon 2 DS, was released in 2008.
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Zoo Tycoon 2 features similar gameplay as its predecessor, Zoo Tycoon. The object of the game is lớn build và operate a zoo by creating exhibits & aquariums, keeping guests và animals happy, và maintaining employees, finances, terrain, và scenery.
Zoo Tycoon 2 features a number of gameplay modes, each with differing limitations, with the exception of Freeform. A Freekhung game in Zoo Tycoon 2 allows the player lớn choose what kind of zoo to create, with the only restrictions being space, animals, & objects. The player"s money supply is unlimited, và all items are available from the beginning of the game, except for those that can only be unlocked in Scenario and Challenge games. Freesize games begin with an empty zoo, to which the player adds animal exhibits and guest facilities such as restaurants và bathrooms. The player must also hire employees to lớn staff và maintain the facilities. The player chooses a plot of land for the zoo to lớn be built upon at the start of a new Freeform game, and each plot of l& represents a different biome (the biomes are alpine, benthic, boreal forest, coastal, desert, grasslvà, pelagic, reef, savannah, scrub, temperate forest, tropical rainforest, tundra, & wetlands). Each plot of land is also a different kích cỡ (large, small or medium).
The player must accommodate their animals with spacious enclosures, adequate food & water, animal enrichment objects (toys or items that otherwise encourage the animals khổng lồ use their natural instincts, abilities và behaviors), shelters for them to lớn sleep or gain privacy in, & environments that suit them (for example, the Bengal tiger is naturally inhabited lớn the tropical rainforest biome, as is the comtháng zebra is to the savannah biome). The player must also provide for the guests, which is done by placing food and drink stands, bathrooms, picnic areas, seating, trash and recycling bins, & playgrounds around the zoo. The player can create a range of elevated & lowered terrain types, including hills, valleys, cliffs, basins & ditches.
In addition lớn Freeform mode, there is also a Campaign mode in which the player chooses a chiến dịch to play through và is placed in the role of an average zoo owner & is assigned different goals khổng lồ complete; these goals may include having to lớn breed tapirs, train dolphins, & rescuing abused animals. As well, there is a Challenge mode in which the player has a limited amount of money (although the player can choose a starting amount) with which goals must be completed. Some goals are harder than others.
According lớn The NPD Group, Zoo Tycoon 2 was the 19th-best-selling computer game of 2004. It rose to lớn 13th place on NPD"s annual computer game sales chart for 2005, a position it maintained for 2006.
The game received generally positive Reviews. IGN gave the game a 7.5/10 praising the game"s lasting appeal while criticizing the game for being too easy , while GameSpy noted the improved 3 chiều graphics.
Zoo Tycoon 2 received a "Silver" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), indicating sales of at least 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom.