Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species

Me, and my monnnnkey

On our large list of sadistic gaming tasks, including shooting our own team-mates on Normandy Beach and teaching our Sims to burn the house down, saving near extinct animals doesn't crop up once. That's because it isn't immoral, it isn't rock 'n' roll and we can't brag about it in the pub. We do love monkeys though, and this Zoo Tycoon 2 expansion pack has got plenty of them. Endangered ones! This latest Zoo release extends your library of animals to giant turtles, Komodo Dragons, as well as many other animals on the brink of extinction.

That's not all though, there's plenty of new habitats to build around your animal friends as well as bridges, sky trams, vehicle tours and a ton of new scenery pieces for your zoo. Apart from these material additions, Endangered Species remains very much the same game as the original title.


Zoo Tycoon is still more of a laid-back affair than other strategy games, asking you to perfect your site layout and keep your cute animals happy. In this respect, if you enjoy squandering time away on the original title, you're bound to find more joy and excitement from the additional animals and buildings included in this expansion. Now if you'll excuse us, we're attempting to breed two Scimitar-horned oryx.

The verdict

Same old monkey

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