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The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time 

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Updated August 11, 2018 646 votes 195 voters 2.8k views

List Rules Games that simulate the construction and riding of roller coasters.

If you’ve ever wanted to actually be a roller coaster designer or just pretend you were, then you just have to play some of the best roller coaster simulator games listed below. The top roller coaster simulator games should approximate the important concepts of designing and building roller coasters while keeping it simple and fun. Bad roller coaster sims often make the mistake of prioritizing accuracy and details over fun and simplicity. The roller coaster simulator games below get the balance just right, as voted by fans.

Voice your own opinion and vote up your favorite roller coaster sim games or vote down the ones that you think are truly terrible. If you don’t see one you feel should be on the list, please add it! After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of good roller coaster simulator games. You should also give economics sim games a try too, as they are very similar.

In a top roller coaster sim, you’ll get to design your own thrilling and vomit-inducing rides. You also quickly come to realize that designing coasters isn’t easy! Thankfully, the best roller coaster simulator games make it a challenge that you can actually overcome. For example, one of the hardest things to do when designing a coaster is to not make it too intense.

Critics of roller coaster simulators often say they’re too boring, but they probably just haven’t fully explored RollerCoaster Tycoon yet. Once they do, they won’t be able to get off Mr. Bones Wild Ride! But if roller coaster sims just don’t seem fun to you, no matter how much you try to like them, then you should probably try fast-paced and twitch-friendly FPS games instead. For those of you that are fans of roller coaster games, vote on the best roller coaster simulator games below!

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum
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Planet Coaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Paperboy added Planet Coaster
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Chris Sawyer)
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RollerCoaster Tycoon: De... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe
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RollerCoaster Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (MicroProse)
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Frontier Developments)
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NoLimits 2 Roller Coaste... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation
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Theme Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Bullfrog Productions)
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Thrillville: Off the Rai... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Frontier Developments)
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Wor... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
JabonDix added Released: 2015 (Pipeworks Software)
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Ultimate Ride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
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Theme Park Studio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Theme Park Studio
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Thrillville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Released: 2006 (Frontier Developments)
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Roller Coaster Rampage ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Roller Coaster Rampage
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Adventure Park is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Roller Coaster Simulator Games of All Time
Adventure Park