Its the Ultimate! For the first time ever, all the animals and all the thrills of Zoo Tycoon 2 and its four fun-filled expansion packs Extinct Animals, Marine Mania, Endangered Species, and African Adventure are combined into one most excellent zoo. Welcome to Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection!
|Manufacturer Part Number||AXB-00065|
|Manufacturer Website Address||http://www.microsoft.com|
|Product Name||Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection|
|Software Main Type||Game|
|Software Sub Type||Simulation Game|
|Software Name||Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection|
Extinct Animals:Bring extinct animals to life in your zoo! Set out on a dig, assemble fossils, then bring back to life in your own Extinct Research Lab. Create palatial prehistoric exhibits. Be an animal disease detective and sleuth out cures. You can even use the tranquilizer gun to deliver a time out to the tantrum-prone T. rex!
Marine Mania:Experience an ocean of fun with the animals of the marine kingdom! Train orcas and otters to do tricks, then dazzle guests with splashy marine shows. Take a break from the biz to catch an underwater ride on a sea turtle. Plunder a pirates booty of marine-themed scenery and buildings. Make yourself a zoo tycoon on land and sea!
African Adventure:Create multispecies exhibits filled with zebras, wildebeests, and Masai giraffes. Add predators to the mix to maintain your savannah ecosystem. Observe wild animal behaviors as if you were on the Great Plains of Africa. Themed Jeep vehicles let you take guests on a viewing safari in safety and style. Build an African animal adventure!
Endangered Species:Save the worlds rarest animals in your zoo! Create conservation areas and build a breeding center to aid in the recovery of endangered species from every corner of the world. Send your guests soaring above exhibits in sky trams, over beautiful bridges, and more. Add erupting volcanoes, bat-filled caves, and exotic habitats, then introduce guests to these rare species!
Zoo Tycoon 2:Award-winning and wildly popular, Zoo Tycoon 2 is the cornerstone title of the Ultimate Collection. Get up close and personal with your animals healing, grooming, and, yes, cleaning up poop (eww!). Trick out exhibits and guest venues to create your own zoo world!. Make your animals happy, your guests satisfied, and achieve the five-star fame of a true zoo tycoon!
|ESRB Rating||E (Everyone)|
E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)
Rating Descriptors:Cartoon Violence
|Submited By: J. E. Meredith on 12/01/2009|
The game is fabulous. Assuming you get a copy that isn t defective (I ve purchased two- one for myself, one as a gift- and they are both fine), I doubt you will have any complaints about this game. Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection contains the original game and all four expansion packs for a pretty low price. If you think you want the complete package, definitely go with this one, as it is a better bargain.
The game itself is quite fun. There are three ways to play: Freeform (unlimited cash, everything unlocked, just for fun); Challenge (you choose how much cash you start with, unlocking items and animals as you go, and you can accept or decline challenges related to animals, photography, etc.); and campaign (set amount of cash with a major goal in mind. To complete a campaign, you take care of scenarios in three or four zoos, and at the end, you unlock a special item or set of items.) Since this game includes all the expansion packs, there are a multitude of animals available for placement, including extinct creatures, dinosaurs, endangered species, and various marine animals. Every animal is accompanied by an encyclopedia entry, and it s fun to learn about animals and their habitats, or why certain animals are no longer around today.
The only glitch I have to report is a minor one. In the original game, one of the Campaigns had a conservation theme. You were given a couple of animals and had to breed them, without adopting more. In the expansion packs, gameplay was changed so blood relative animals would not reproduce with each other. Since all the expansion packs are contained within this game, this particular campaign cannot be beaten, it appears, because the animals will no longer breed. This is a minor flaw, and I hope to find a cheat code or patch that will fix the problem.
|Submited By: Juliette on 04/01/2010|
I bought this game having played Zoo Tycoon 2 before and loved it, and figured that buying the full collection would be easier and cheaper then buying all the seperate editions.I was insanely wrong, apparently something happened with Microsoft selling out defective discs. My first disc alone didn t work! I had my parents call Microsoft, and I have been able to order another *hopefully working* copy. I know the game is amazing and well detailed, but really Microsoft- you re not getting any more love by not fixing this. I don t plan on buying another Microsoft game for a while, I ve had my fill of working this much for a game.
|Submited By: A. L. Berg on 06/05/2010|
I read the reviews about the 3rd disc being defective, but the game description that I looked at had a note saying that there would be an extra copy of disc 3 included with my game just in case the original didn t work. Well, guess what? No extra copy of disc 3 and my disc 3 doesn t work. So, now I have to wait until Monday to call Microsoft and have them send me a new one. I m pretty annoyed that Microsoft still has this game out there with bad discs, but even more annoyed that Amazon also not fulfilling what they promise with a copy of the bad disc. Was hoping to not have to wait to play this game, but I guess I ll be waiting after all. :(
|Review Average: ||Amount of Reviews|
|3 stars, based on 3|