OpenTTD 12.2

Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe or if you are one of the cool kids, OTTD is a free-to-play game that is based on a classic 90s PC game. It is best described as a business management style game where you make money by transporting stuff from point A to B. Of course, there is more to the game than that and that is really why it has been so popular for so long.

How to Download OpenTTD

You can download the game by clicking the button below the review. If you like such games, be sure to also read our review of Transport Fever.

The Game Review

The overall goal of the game is to build the ultimate transport network. You do this with trucks, boats, trains, planes and you need them all to take over the whole country and be the number one transport authority around. It is something that sounds very easy, but it is rather complex and very addictive.

The game starts you off with just a small town and a series of roads that you can use. You are responsible for cargo such as coal getting to where it needs to go. You make money by doing this, but how much money you make depends on many factors. How fast it was delivered and the overall quality and so on. You need to have a steady supply of cash flowing in so you can expand.

I stuck with just transporting stuff in a rather small area via the roads for a while. Then once I had some money behind me, I started my expansion! Things like ports, airports, train stations and so on can really help you expand, but they need to be built by you. Building a complex railroad system was something I had a hard time getting my head around, but once it all clicked for me, I was making some serious money.

The game moves through the ages and as this happens technology improves. This gives you better and faster ways to move your cargo and new industries will startup that need your transport services. There is always some kind of progression in the game and there is always something that needs your attention. It can be hard to keep an eye on everything, but that is part of the fun.

I spent my time playing Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe by myself as for me playing a sim style business game is a solo experience. However, if you want a bit more of a challenge, you can have an AI rival to compete with which sounds fun. Also, OTTD does support actual multiplayer for as many as 255 players all fighting to be the transport king!

I will admit that I was not really sure what to expect with Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe, but I found it to be a very addictive game. It is worth noting that it does take a while to really sink its hooks into you, but when it does say goodbye to your life. The fact it also has multiplayer and is being constantly updated makes this a game that you can easily spend hundreds of hours on.

OpenTTD or Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe is a strategy game in which as a player you create a transportation empire which if you are good will make you a ton of virtual money. Download it now.
9 Total Score
OpenTTD Review Summary

  • It very much feels like an old school game
  • When you get a transport network all working, it feels great
  • It is very challenging but rewarding
  • It is cool how different time periods bring advances in technology
  • The game is frequently updated
  • It does have a rather steep learning curve
  • Not the kind of game that is for everyone
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

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