People have been visiting theme parks for years. Sure the water rides, ghost houses, and merry-go-round is fun, but the main attraction has always been roller coasters. If you are one of those people who just can't get enough of roller coasters, you should try one of these roller coaster games. You'll design and perhaps ride your roller coasters, and maintain your own park.
"Roller Coaster Tycoon 3" is the long leader and most popular choice when it comes to roller coaster and theme park games. You'll ride the coasters, customize the food stalls and shops, create your own family of visitors, and build water slides and roller coasters. The Platinum version includes the "Soaked" and "Wild" expansion packs.
The sequel for "Roller Coaster Tycoon" doesn't change the gameplay, but adds new editors and new rides. The new editors for the theme park management game, includes a scenario editor and a ride manager. The biggest downside is it has the same graphics and interface as the original. This collection includes "Roller Coaster Tycoon 2" and its expansions.
The gold edition of "Roller Coaster Tycoon" (released in '90s) includes the original and both expansion packs for the game. A perfect gift for a gamer (or yourself) purely for nostalgia.