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Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim. Construct detailed habitats, manage your zoo, and meet authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them.

Release DateNov 5, 2019
Price$ 44.99  Top 2%
Steam Rating (Steam Purchases / All)90.7% (very positive) Top 25% / 90.7%  Top 20%
Steam DB Rating (Steam Purchases / All)89.2% Top 4% / 89.3%  Top 4%
Reviews (Steam Purchases / All)63.3K  Top 1% / 75.7K  Top 1%
Curators386 reviews  Top 1%
Median Play Time58.8 hours  Top 2%
Play Time per Dollar1.3 hour  Top 20%
Followers317.7K  Top 1%
Owners± 3.5M  Top 1%
Copies Sold± 2.8M  Top 1%
Gross Revenue ($)± 72.9M  Top 1%

Rating and Reviews (Monthly)

Chart showing the monthly evolution of Planet Zoo steam rating, positive and negative reviews.

This chart shows Planet Zoo's Steam rating and reviews from November 2019 to December 2023. Steam's rating oscillates between 88.6% (November 2019) and 90.7% (November 2023), with relatively small variations.

With 75.7K reviews Top 1%, Planet Zoo is definitely a major AAA level success. The chart looks like a long tail distribution, which sometimes means that the marketing was concentrated on the game launch and then stopped, and that no major update or discounts followed.

Review Languages

Donut graph showing review languages for Planet Zoo and the proportion of players they represent.

This donut chart displays the languages of Planet Zoo's reviewers. The most popular language is English (51%), followed by Simplified Chinese (13%). There is a nice diversity in the reviews, with 29 languages represented. The game has been translated in 18 languages.

Time Played

Chart displaying Planet Zoo percentiles of time played for positive, negative, and early access reviews.

This chart displays the time players have spent in Planet Zoo depending if the reviewer left a positive or a negative review. You'll notice that the time played is very impressive, reaching 176 hours in the 80th percentile.

The negative reviews play time is 3.6 times lower than the positive reviews median play time. Some Planet Zoo players left negative reviews after playing for a long time (more than 74 hours for the top 20%), it can be a sign that a part of the fanbase was displeased about the evolution of the game and decided to review bomb it. The Players' feedback section might give some insight about that.

Players' Feedback

Game's StrengthsGame's Weaknesses
  • Lots of animals
  • Game is beautiful
  • Game runs smooth
  • Over 30 hours of content
  • Cool 'follow cam'
  • Great management level of freedom
  • Fun and easy sandbox mode
  • Interesting campaign mode
  • Excellent for kids
  • Good for serious tycoon
  • Infected with Denuvo malware
  • Expensive DLCs
  • Bugs present
  • Negative aura bug
  • Some management details work weird
  • Complicated in some aspects
  • Not developed enough in more entertaining ones
  • Resource demanding
  • Needs more polish in the tutorials and UI
  • Strange bugs

It's important to understand that this list of positives and negatives is not an unbiased evaluation of the game. Its purpose is to support developers in understanding what their players want. The game's 90.7% rating  Top 25% should be factored in during their evaluation.

Please take this list with a grain of salt, as this is an AI generated list based on a small sample of Planet Zoo's review data provided by Steam. You don't always need to solve every issue. What some players hate might be what your fanbase loves.

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