Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2016 brings to life some amazing extreme train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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Buy Train Simulator 2016: Steam Edition

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator 2016, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On

Buy Dovetail Games Franchise Collection 2

Includes 8 items: Dovetail Games Flight School, Euro Fishing, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Train Simulator 2016, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD60M Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

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August 26

Semmeringbahn - Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz Update Released

26/08/2016

We have now released a small update for Semmeringbahn - Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz.

Change list:

Improved German and French localisation and added Spanish, Russian and Polish localisation to the Semmeringbahn route.

This update will download automatically through Steam and should be around 500mb in size.

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August 25

Springfield Line: Springfield – New Haven Out Now

25/08/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/325992

The Virtual New Haven Railroad Springfield Line brings to life the 1950s glory days of the famed New Haven (NYNH&H) Railroad – and glorious it is!

Extending from Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut, this highly authentic Train Simulator route represents 62 miles of multiple-track, densely-packed mainline railroading bustling with a mix of New Haven passenger, through freight, local freight, and switching activity. In the 1950s, the NYNH&H’s Springfield-Hartford-New Haven corridor was a busy center of New England manufacturing, and the line offers countless opportunities for serving those industries with local and switching operations. Plus, the route’s many beautiful lineside stations (including large stations at Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven) provide for classic-era passenger railroading at its best.

In addition to re-creating New Haven’s Springfield main line, the route includes a variety of adjoining branch lines and spurs, such as New Haven’s branch to Suffield and Windsor Locks, its Bloomfield/Griffin branch, the quarry line at Meriden, extensive industrial trackage around Hartford, and New Haven’s Mill River branch. Major freight yard and terminal facilities exist at Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven, keynoted by New Haven’s famously massive, 880-acre Cedar Hill Yard, which was the largest terminal complex in New England.

The Virtual New Haven Railroad Springfield Line features a trio of locomotives from America’s three dominant diesel builders – the versatile GP9 from Electro-Motive; Alco’s 1,000-horsepower S-2 switcher; and General Electric’s diminutive 44-tonner. Together, the locomotives are perfectly suited for a variety of duties and are provided in a total of seven livery variations.

The route includes an extraordinary selection of 1950s freight and passenger rolling stock including more than a dozen freight car types (many in multiple liveries and with various loads) ranging from boxcars to gondolas to tank cars to TOFC flats. New Haven’s distinctive NE-5 class caboose is included in three liveries, and three passenger car types (heavyweight baggage and coach and distinctive Osgood-Bradley lightweight coaches, all in multiple liveries) are included with the route.

The Virtual New Haven Railroad’s Springfield Line route captures all the appeal that made the New York, New Haven & Hartford an iconic favorite of railroad enthusiasts and, in taking you back to the 1950s, will provide countless captivating and challenging railroading experiences!

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Special Edition

Train Simulator: UK First Class Edition content

  • TS Academy, Riviera Line: Exeter - Kingswear route featuring the GWR Castle Class Steam Engine, Midland Main Line: London - Bedford route featuring the First Capital Connect Class 319 and Great Eastern Main Line: London - Ipswich route featuring the Greater Anglia Class 360. Also includes the bonus Double Chimney GWR Castle Class and Wartime Black GWR Castle Class steam engines.

Train Simulator: US First Class Edition content
  • TS Academy, Sherman Hill route featuring the iconic UP Gas Turbine loco, Miami - West Palm Beach route featuring the CSX Dash 8-40CW, Soldier Summit route featuring the D&RGW SD40T-2. Also includes the bonus UP SD60M loco, UP Insulated 50-foot RBL Plug Door Boxcar and Military Flatcars.

Train Simulator: German First Class Edition content
  • TS Academy, West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz route featuring the DB BR 155 electric loco, Munich - Rosenheim route featuring the DB BR 423, Munich Augsburg route featuring the DB BR 406 ICE 3M. Also includes the bonus PRESS BR 155 electric loco and military flat wagons.

About This Game



Enjoy three fantastic real-world routes including Sherman Hill (USA), Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (UK) and West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz (Germany). Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator!

EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the additional route, Norfolk Southern Coal District route.


Feel the pressure of steam as you travel back to the time of Green and Gold, from the powerful Kings to the romantic Castles, the heavy working Halls, the goods-carrying Granges and the famous Pannier Tanks across the Riviera Line set in the nostalgic 1950s. Relive the time when steam reigned on all services from local freight to coastline express, whether you perform perfectly alone or need some assistance to get to your destination. The 40 Mile Riviera Line in the 1950s comes with GWR Pannier Tank, Castle, Hall, King and Grange Class all with Driver Assist incorporated, Mk1, Collett and Centenary coaches and freight wagons. Keep an eye on those signals, they can be easy to lose in the cold western fog.


Experience the power of the fuel-hungry Big Blows across the challenging Sherman Hill as you haul hundreds upon hundreds of tons, putting that 8500 horsepower turbine through its paces, or opt for some conventional traction in the form of ES44ACs, drive in more comfortable conditions in the wide cab of the SD70M, or maybe in the classic SD40-2s. The 60 Mile Sherman Hill route comes with UP Gas Turbine, ES44AC, SD70, SD40 and SW10 locomotives and freight wagons. Watch out though, winter can be brutal even for the most powerful of locos.


Control the Genesis of modern Electro-motive traction as you haul heavy freight across the stunning West Rhine Railway in the DB BR 155 ‘Electric Container’, take passengers on their scenic commute with the DB BR 146 or shunt together a train to be taken far away with the DB BR 294. The 60 Mile West Rhine Railway from Cologne to Koblenz comes with DB BR 155, 146.0, 146.2, 101 and 294, with regional and InterCity coaches and a variety of freight wagons. Be mindful of the weather, heavy rain can take even the best drivers by surprise.


Struggle through the beautifully scenic Mon Line as you haul mile long coal trains through the winding curves and streets of Pennsylvania. Collect coal as you drive your ES44AC slowly under the loading facilities and prepare for the run to the other end of the line. While being relatively level, the sharp river-side turns and the slow speeds as you cut right through a town will not be mastered easily. The 50 Mile Norfolk Southern Coal District route comes with Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only) locomotives with NS coal hoppers. (Only available with Steam Edition)


Capture the perfect scenes in the all new Railfan mode
Enjoy the power and finesse of the railway away from the drivers cab with railfan mode, watch from the platform, track side or stand on a bridge and take in the excitement without worrying about the journey, just make sure you’re ready to take some shots, you never know what you might see out on the tracks!


Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
New to driving trains? Not to worry! With the newly updated TS Academy you can learn all that you need to beat the extreme, from basic passenger operations to freight terminals that require pin-point accuracy or nailing those complex and unique signalling systems. TS academy is the best way to learn or remember how to control every type of train


Have you mastered driving diesel and electric locos, but struggled to control steam? Found it too complicated to drive or understand? Now you can master these delicate engines with our all new driving assist! Driver assist will provide you with real time information based on the locomotives performance and handling, it will guide you through driving a steam loco by highlighting the controls in cab and telling you how to move them to get the best out of the engine. Driver Assist is featured on all the steam locomotives included with the Riviera Line in the Fifties route and can be turned on and off at will.

Additional Features:


  • Enhanced graphics and performance
  • Quick Drive menu system: drive what you like, where you like
  • Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse
  • Integrated Steam Workshop free mission download centre
  • Create your own routes with powerful in-game editing tools
  • Access the Train Simulator community in-game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos [/l]ist]
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MegaTrainFan
70.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Train Simulator is a great game. IF YOU LIKE TRAINS OFCOURSE. if you do not like trains or simulators. Then this is NOT the game for you.
I have lots of fun whit it.

Pro's
-good mechanics
-realistic
-Hours of fun for the train fan. guaranteed!

Cons
-Epensive if you wan't many DLC. ( comming back on the MANY DLC part )
-Making routes is hard. Its better to watch tutorials how to do stuff on YouTube )
-Its inprotant that your PC specifications are higher then the minimum.

About the DLC drama.
They Dovatail Games cannot give you everything at onces. because that would make them backrupt if they made no money. the meaning of a DLC is to buy it if you like th content thats in it.
Its good there a re so many DLC's ( you probably think:''WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, DLC's ARE NEVER GOOD'' )

Well here is why DLC's are good.
-it keeps the company running
-the player can pick the stuff he/she specifically likes.
-The variation. Otherwise they had to make this game like 4000$/€ if everything was put togetter as a total package.
( Any nobody is waithing or buying a game thats 4000$/€ in price.

But again. The money is the real problem. If you are a person whit less money here is a tip. Wait for the summersale. I guarantee you. It will be wort it.
You may think ''But Hmmmm how much will it be wort it?''
Well out of my experience. imagine if you had 6 DLC's Togetter nornaly 54$/€. (They made a package of the DLC's) I only paid 14,99€ for 6 DLC's! NOrmaly being 54€

Again. DLC is to choose what you like. Not just to own and let it catch dust in your harddrive and never do anything whit it ever again.


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CSI M8R
2.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 26
Good game , but OMG DLC is outa control with this company.

Don't bother buying this game. it's barly a Simulator
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benj
1.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 26
r.etarded how every time a new one comes out the one before it goes obsolete. regardless its a fun game but if you want all the new trains then prepare your wallet for the next game and it's dlc
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iNcog
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Could have been a good game, but sadly it's not.

It's all about DLC, everything is DLC. There is no freeware, the support is bad, the game is buggy and the train models aren't even realistic.

Can't really recommend this game.
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joshua k
3.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 25
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone, even the die-hard simulation fans.
Comes with about 2 trains and 2 journeys and the rest costs half the price of the game.
Don't buy.
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Vexzon
376.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
The engine that this game use is terrible, random crashes, meh graphics, terrible fps (I have a gtx 970 and an amd fx-6350). Don't buy this game, wait for the new trainsim with the unreal engine that they announced a while back (hopefully it will be better).
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Wronnoc
555.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
If you like trains this is the game for you if not dont buy it. This game has so many dlcs to download and to play Even your favorite loco !!
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2.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 24
smh they copied the game DLC Quest
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fernetbranca
419.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
If you like trains and/or good simulator games, and you like too play a game for long time. I will recomand this. DLC cost money, but you not need all of them. I have just half of them. It is very good graphic on lot of the content, but you must use little time to find the best graphic settings that youre computer can handle. Its very good, big and realistic game, and you can use many hours on this.
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Al
193.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
Why does this game keep getting worse every release?.. And the DLC lets not even go there. Nope bring back 2015 at least it wasn't suffering from massive FPS loss quite as bad as this one.
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Not Recommended
99.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
"Here's a great idea! lets make the customer pay thousands of dollars to get all of the content! We hate our customers!" - Dovetail Games
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43 of 56 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
hello and welcome aboard dlctro-north.
get yourself cozy in our dlc 32 train.
we will be departing dlc city shortly.
our destination is dlc haven, and we will stop at dlcford.
we will also be finding some naughty dlcnomes during our train ride.
if you spot a dlcnome during our train ride, you get 1% off dlc.
if you want any dlc, talk to our dlc assistants. you need dlc for that too.
if you want to get off this dlc train, you will also need dlc. and you will need dlc to walk as well.
enjoy your time on dlctro-north!

0/10 would never ride dlctro-north
for real, too much dlc, and you can't do much without it either
also all the dlc in this game totals up to $5700. think i'll buy a used car instead.
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
While as simulator it's okay(ish), I'd not recommend to buy it because of the DLC and downward compatibility (or lack of it). In the past I've bought a couple of DLC packs, which over the year have become obsolete with new changes, but the developer does not take the effort to update those DLC packs. With that, the obsolete DLC packs ARE NOT downloaded to the current version of the game, so you CAN NOT make them compatible yourself (I can make a couple of disc DLCs I have compatible with the current version of the game). Also, I've noticed that a couple of old and obsolete DLCs have been readded as new DLC to the store without replacing the old obsolete DLC for the players who have bought it.
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Stop spamming the "new released" section with these ♥♥♥♥ty dlcs, christ!
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I do not normally write reviews but i feel that i should in the case of this game.
there are problems, the main problems being that there are bugs everywhere and the programmer has failed to adress them.
ontop of this ..... the frame rate on a top end machine is pathetic. i am runniun gtx 980 titan graphics cards along with solid state memory and top end everything else. The games skips frams like there is no tomorrow and suffers from slowdown. and does not run smoothly.

you dont get a great deal with the basic game. Most of the content you have to pay for in DLC. which normally end up being buggy and in same cases completely unuseable.

The game has huge potencial and its a good idea but the way it is and has been for that matter makes it in my opinion not worth buying.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I bought this game liking model railways thinking I would enjoy this. I was wrong. Its not the games fault I don't like driving trains but it is the games fault that every 10-15 minutes in the editor it crashes and deletes most of my work. Don't blame my PC for "being crap" because it is a GTX 980 and an i7 6700k.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
446.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Product received for free
The game has the best graphics for any train simulator, but suffers from Pricing and Performance issues.

Without discount this game is absolutely a rip-off. Each year the game is rebranded as Train Simulator 201X, mainly just an UI update, the base game comes with 3 previously released routes. In christmas the game is often 80-90% off and that's the time to pick up some cheap routes. Other routes cost £24.99 but are always 50% in holiday sales few times a year. IMO picking up a good route for £12.49 is justifiable because making routes takes a lot of modelling and time, unlike new trains where they charge you £12.49 for often a re-skin or using recycled sounds or broken physics., even on 50% they are still rip-offs. Just remember never purchase anything above 50% off, patience would save a lot of money if you are really inclined into buying DLCs.

Despite the beautiful graphics, this game suffers from regular stuttering (frame rate dips to 15-22fps for ~1 second, making it laggy and unsmooth), this would happen few times a minute although less severe (but still happens a lot) with lowest graphics settings. This is due to loading of the assets on the map and it's solely the fault of the very aged game engine. The game only uses 1 core and does not support multi-threading, therefore the bottleneck is your's CPU's fastest core. I'm using a water cooled i5-6600k 34% overclocked to 4.7GHz which is the fastest single core performance there is for consumer PCs, and I still suffers from stuttering (Also using GTX970 and a SATA SSD). Other people have worse performance just look around youtube, the degree of lag varies but no one have good enough PC to eliminate it.

If the game is 90% off then spending £2.49 for 3 routes if definitely worth it depite the many issues. Just make sure don't purchase anything at full price and you are good to go. If you really like trains then spending £12.49 for your favorite route in a sale is certainly justifiable. It's not as a big rip-off as it seems if you have patience.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I know theres people geniuinely interested in trains and I know theres people that buy this just for thousands of dollars DLC meme.
I- got this because it sounds fun to me, was I disappointed? Not a whole lot.
Is it a good simulation/game? I wouldnt say so, no.
I mean sure, the physics are whats most important in simulations, but aside from that, to me this is lacking alot until it could achieve and rise to what would be the best product in this niche market of simulators.
First of all they should overhaul the sounds of the trains. Now Im not dedicated to listening to the sound of those gigantic diesel engines or the rather silent but soothing electric motors modern passenger trains often use, but I feel like the sounds are off, very off. Second would be improving the graphics as well as the performance, and I know these teams run on a rather slim budget most of the time so testing their game on a variety of hardware configurations might be difficult, then again, how do you explain dovetail buying out the license to FSX? Anyways.
I wouldnt know how to properly judge this title really. It does have its right to existence and frankly I did enjoy the time I got to spend with it and being slightly overwhelmed by the powerful map editor. To me this is just missing one thing that would make the experience so much more worth it: Atmosphere, or immersion even... The sounds are weird and it doesnt present itself well, heck the passengers still consist out of like 32 polygons with a face slapped onto their flesh colored cubic head. If they manage to, at some point get this right and make it actually look good and make the whole world look more alive, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, really this could be the ETS2 of trainsims. But for now, I sadly can't... unless you are very passionate about this.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
332.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Its a great game- Don't get me wrong. I live in NYC and I'm literally surrounded by trains all day every day, and if ALWAYS wanted to drive one myself and this gives me that opportunity, but quite often I feel as if the DLC is overpriced or comes with a bad price-quality ratio. However, sometimes (to be honest very rarely) DTG does release a pretty good route that's worth the price (ie: The North Jersey Coast Line which I enjoyed alot) but the dissapointing and overpriced DLCs really bring the quality of the game down. Nevertheless, I'm still going to reccomend this game because I know that almost everybody who's ridden on or even seen a train has wanted to drive one, and this game gives people quite an immersive and what I believe to be a somewhat realistic experience of doing so.
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