Planet Zoo

4.6 out of 5
22 User Ratings
5 Stars
82%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Build a world for wildlife with your Planet Zoo Steam PC key. The ultimate zoo sim from the creators of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon!
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About Planet Zoo

About this game

Looking for a management sim that also has adorable animals? You're in the right place! Planet Zoo allows you to make the zoo of your dreams a reality!

A Realistic World

Not only will you find all sorts of incredible animals — from zebras to axolotls — but they also have their own distinct look and personality! And to keep them happy, you'll be tasked with crafting detailed habitats for them to enjoy.

The World is Yours

If you're into building and decorating, you'll be happy to know that you can construct your zoo piece by piece. This offers a customisable experience, as you can add almost anything you want — hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.! And once you're satisfied, you can even share your creation with the community!

Manage it All

In Planet Zoo, you'll be able to do more than just decorate and care for your favourite animals, as you can thrill visitors into fans by making the best zoo possible, improve things through research, and even release new generations of animals back into the wild to help nature. 

Steam Deck Compatibility

Take your zoo everywhere you go, as the game is rated playable in the Steam Deck! You’ll never have to be far from your lemurs and gorillas.

 

Game Details

Release Date:
November 05, 2019
Developer:
Frontier Developments
Publisher:
Frontier Developments
Rating:
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 3
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Planet Zoo
Link:
Genres:
Building
Simulation

Sandbox
Themes:
Management
Relaxing
Play Style:
Resource Management
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500 / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (2GB)
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum specifications may change during development

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • Storage: 16 GB available space

Critic Reviews

81

GamingTrend

90 / 100
"Planet Zoo is the culmination of the best parts of Frontier’s previous efforts, but is far more than the sum of its parts. Hundreds of creatures, both cute and deadly, need...

MGG

85 / 100
"Frontier succeeds in doing what we all wanted with Planet Zoo: to offer Planet Coaster's freedom of expression and creation, paired with a worthwhile management game. Icing on...

PC Gamer

75 / 100
"Another strong (yet stressful) management sim from Frontier Developments."
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Planet Zoo User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 22 ratings
82% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Recommended

Frank
Verified purchase
Really great game, there are so many things to do and manage: Keeping track of your animal wellbeing, hiring staff, building enclosures, keeping guests happy. There are different game modes to cater to different playstyles.
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Variety and possibilities

Liana
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I like the variety and possibilities of this game. There is plenty to discover and to do while playing Planet Zoo. However, in the beginning, you need some time to learn the game and to get used to it.
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Recommended

N.
Verified purchase
If you love to build and animals this is definitely for you! The only issue it has is that it's so good and allows for so much that you will lose track of time. Insanely worth it!
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Not Recommended

Phantom
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The game looks lovely at first glance but it has a lot of flaws that come apparent within the first few hours of playing: - the tutorial is aweful. i got stuck halfway through with no way to salvage the situation and had to start the whole thing from the beginning - building is a pain! be it animal pens or other buildings. especially building pens is very frustrating because half the buttons don't work theway you'd think they do, a lot of the building process just doens't work propperly and to actually have a half-decent enclosure will cost you hours and will result in 3 rage quits - to have your park actually work without constant error messages you have to build way too many staff buildings. regular rooms for them to relax, basically one food station per enclosure, etc, otherwise your animals won't get fed, they will die one after another, just because staff takes AGES getting anything done. All in all Planez Zoo has sadly been a very frustrating game that takes way too much time to get anything done. It tries to be too realistic for its own good and just ends up being no fun at all...
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
My daughters love this game. They spend hours playing it and setting up their zoos.
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This game is awesom and loads of fun

albioncutter
Verified purchase
I am loving this game it starts you out by throwing you right in and it tells you everything you need to know. the devs really know how to get you involved right away the storyline is totally on point and they even make it fun because you can do so much they are not planning for you to do right away but you can recover and keep going
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Good but not quite for me

:-)
Verified purchase
Good game, graphics are amazing. But I find it a bit boring after a while. I think there could be more customization options, although the actual running of a zoo and taking care of animals is fun. I would compare this to a similar game like Jurassic World Evolution, in some aspects its better like you have more options when it comes to animal needs and such. But I find Jurassic World a better game because it has a clear campaign-like objective structure and I wish Planet Zoo had the same. It's more free style like Cities Skylines which for others will be a good thing but for me I prefer a focus, at least to start with, then you can move to running your own Zoo how you wish. Overall It's a nice game, recommend it.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
Fun game. Bring back memories of Zoo Tycoon.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
Available DLCs for Planet Zoo include Europe Pack, North America Animal Pack, Barnyard Animal Pack, and Oceania Pack
According to ESRB, Planet Zoo is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, Planet Zoo is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-2500 / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (2GB)
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum specifications may change during development
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
Yes, Planet Zoo has broad critical consensus. 93% of critics on Metacritic recommend Planet Zoo. The Metascore is 81 out of 100.
82% of Fanatical users recommend Planet Zoo. The average review score is 4.6/5
Yes, 82% of Fanatical users and 93% of critics on Metacritic recommend Planet Zoo.
Planet Zoo was released on November 05, 2019
Planet Zoo is published by Frontier Developments
Planet Zoo was developed by Frontier Developments
Fanatical users tagged Planet Zoo as Building, Simulation, and Sandbox
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Planet Zoo as Building
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Planet Zoo as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Planet Zoo as Sandbox

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