The best just got even better! Dovetail Games pushes the boundaries of simulation once again with Train Simulator 2015!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,704 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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Buy Train Simulator 2015: Steam Edition

Includes 6 items: Pacific Surfliner® LA - San Diego Route, San Diego Commuter Rail F59PHI Loco Add-On, NEC: New York-New Haven Route Add-On, Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen Route Add-On, East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-On, Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH Loco Add-On

Buy Train Simulator 2015: Standard Edition

Includes 3 items: NEC: New York-New Haven Route Add-On, Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen Route Add-On, East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-On

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October 20

DB BR 442 'Talent 2' EMU out now for Train Simulator

The new generation BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ comes to Train Simulator, perfect for the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/258656/

Built by Bombardier and introduced in 2009, the successor to the ‘Talent’ was put in to service by Deutsche Bahn to replace older EMU types and loco-hauled trains on both S-Bahn and Regio services. A total of 397 units have so far been manufactured, with 325 ordered by Deutsche Bahn.

The four-car EMUs primarily operate on Germany-Austria routes, with 37 units introduced to the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route in August 2013. Individual cars are coupled and articulated via shared bogies and have a top speed of 160 km/h (100mph).

The BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn Regio livery with grey and white accents, and features SiFa driver vigilance, AFB, PZB and LZB cab signalling, and passenger view.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 442 ‘Talent 2’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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October 10

DB BR 103 TEE out now for Train Simulator

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277741/

The DB Class 103 operated by DB, was considered the flagship of the DB fleet for a long period. It was up until 1987 that this locomotive monopolized high speed trains in Germany. It is one of the most powerful conventional electric locomotives ever built, with a one hour rating of 10,400KW or 13,900HP.

During the 1950s there was a desire to produce an electric locomotive that could operate at speeds up to 200km/h. These were unveiled at the International Transport Fair in Munich in June 1965 as the Class E.03 (which became Class 103.0 when the new numbering system was introduced). Exhibition runs operated the train between Munich and Augsburg, achieving 200km/h on a regular basis. The fastest speed recorded on a Class 103 was 283km/h (176mph).

Following additional developments, the Class 103 became the backbone of the German Trans Europe Express (TEE) and Intercity lines.

The long reign of the Class 103 drew to a close in 1987 with the introduction of the new InterCityExpress (ICE) trains, with the Class 103 relegated to local services with more frequent stops.

A total of 17 Class 103s have been preserved, with 5 of them still in operation, 2 of which are still part of DB's fleet and often used in test runs.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB Class 103 TEE on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Hamburg Hanover route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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Steam Workshop


Now you can easily find, download and rate Train Simulator 2015 scenarios directly through Steam.

The Steam Workshop enables simple searches for specific content; you can also search by area of interest or by specific routes or add-ons. Once you’ve found something you want, click the “Subscribe” button and, the next time you play Train Simulator, the scenarios will automatically appear.

You can even see what your friends have added to their favourites. Scenario writers also enjoy a streamlined process for uploading their work directly to Steam. Of course the exciting part is creating your scenario.

About This Game

Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator brings to life the thrill of driving high speed trains on real world routes in incredible detail.

Welcome to TS Academy: Your career starts here! Learn to master all kinds of trains, locations and situations as you qualify to be a train driver.

Real World Routes: Ride the rails on New York’s busiest passenger route, take an alpine adventure from Munich and drive the express service to London in a variety of challenging career scenarios.

Build your dream: Turn your hand to building your own routes with a suite of powerful and easy to use creator tools and download more routes and locos from the store.

TS2015 features three stunning routes for you to enjoy:

  • East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough, including First Capital Connect Class 365 and Hitachi Class 801 trains
  • NEC: New York-New Haven, including Amtrak ACS-64 and Amtrak Acela Express trains
  • Munich – Garmish-Partenkirchen, including DB BR 426 and DB BR 411 ‘ICE-T’ trains.

EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes San Diego Commuter Rail F59PHI and Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PHI, both with scenarios for the Pacific Surfliner®: LA-San Diego route, also included.

Master your Machines with Train Simulator 2015.

Key Features

  • Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
  • Three fantastic real-world routes including ECML: London-Peterborough (UK), NEC: New York-New Haven (USA) and Munich – Garmish-Partenkirchen (Germany)
  • Thirteen stunningly accurate locomotives with realistic sounds, controls and physics including Hitachi Class 801, Amtrak Acela Express and DB BR 411 ‘ICE-T’
  • EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the Pacific Surfliner®: LA-San Diego route, San Diego Commuter Rail F59PHI and Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PHI
  • 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 Engine Driver community site 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
304.4 hrs on record
Train Simulator 2015 still falls short behind the 2014 release, it offers no actual improvement related to gameplay and quick drive functionality then the previous generations, there is no option to manually set up a route and stops for your self in the Quick Drive screen which is a massive let down. Fog is still bland, you can't set fog distance at all neither any other options for rain or even worse conditions like icing on track or so. The developers attitude still remains the same, utterly disgraceful and they still think this is a family game, because it is not. This game have to get past the "game for kids" attitude by the developers, and they have to keep focusing on making the simulation aspect a lot better, e.g.: they could implement manual startup functions for trains, better sanding, more control functions like the ETCS, radio communication, train station announcements, and there could be a lot more that is actually not in this particual game, and certainly someone who is not a hardcore train fan will find this game extremely boring.

The game have so much potential with Quick Drive but players requests are still not being met with equal amount of support to implement better usability for that particularly interesting game mode. I have to note that the lack of custom, fictional maps, there is literally non, other then what Kuju did back in a while but that is freely available on the Steam Workshop. Ah yes, the workshop is integrated horribly badly, you won't ever find what you want to find to be honest it is just a failed method of implementation for this game.

Some DLCs for this game is amazing, but the prices do seem a bit overly extortionate especially on tracks and trains that are way out of date and are only updated so that they can roll on the track, e.g.: Metronom, Düsseldorf-Köln, Münich-Augsburg, Ruhr-Sieg line, these are really in bad condition.

But yeah, try convince the developers that they are at the wrong when when we are actually experiencing all the bad, they could easily upgrade the Ruhr-Sieg line and make it all cool and dandy like they did with the last two german maps.

I must say I'm highly dissatisfied with the company's policies, they are too intrusive, obtrusive and they will ban all their political foes whom speak out against them in what ever manner.

I can only rate this game 3 out of 10. [Only buy when 75% or more discounted!]
Posted: October 2
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2,648.3 hrs on record
Ive been playing this game for three years...It is so full of bugs..They never fix anything they release...DTG has never come out with anything new relating to fixing old and new problems..they want you to buy thier product, then go online and find a fix for it on Railworks America...WHAT A JOKE..I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE !!! GOODBY RAILWORKS/ DTG...YOU LOST A GOOD CUSTOMER THANKS FOR NOT HEARING TO ALL OF OF YOUR CUSTOMERS !!!
Posted: September 26
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
At first I enjoyed this game but am now getting annoyed by the serious amount of bugs that keep cropping up every time I play, eg forgetting which missions I've cleared in career mode, hindering my attempts at perfect runs by hiding upcoming speed limit changes, and not re-loading mission-critical resources when retrying scenarios are just some of the more irksome ones I've encountered so far.

Also, considering I've got a fairly decent gaming set-up, I have to turn the graphic levels way down otherwise I get very choppy framerates, and the graphics aren't exactly on the level of Crysis so this game really needs updates.

It's a shame as it does have potential. I would have expected a fair bit more for the price as well, maybe 2-3 more routes. The DLC is all horribly overpriced too, it would have to drop by at least 60-70% before I'd consider buying any of it, and that's only if they fix the bugs first!
Posted: September 29
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
522.8 hrs on record
Way to many buggs that never been fixed.
Posted: October 2
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Hi dear Trainsimmer on Steam,


As a great railroad fan, I like to spend my pasttime playing TS2015 by Dovetail Studio.
Please don't be to harsh on my review, as it is my first one ever. But this needs to be said in my opinion.

I played all versions of Railworks or as its now known Train Simulator 2015.
When Railworks started out it was a revolutionary develepment in the way we preceive and play with train games.

Graphics were out of this world good and realism was really captured well. It was all doable but extremely hard to get a perfect score on a scenario. I liked that a lot, I liked the realism in it, though be it with its own limitions, as most simulators do.

If I look back and compare over 6 years of develepment and multiple releases to our current release, I must conclude that I really regret spending 42 euros on steam to buy the Special Steam Edition of TS 2015.

I find the game to become oversimplified, too mainstream and too commercial, moreover the absolute lazyness of dovetail and friends and the shear nerve to rip us people off by reselling their existing DLC content again, without any noticable changes. To say the least, I'm really disappointed.
If you wanna make a kids game or entry-level trains game, then by all means do so, just don't call it 'SIMULATOR'.
For the record to all that don't understand the definition of simulator, (especially at dovetail and friends) here it is:

Simulate = recreate something or someone to the closest possible.
Or in plain english get as real as it gets.... not oversimplifying controls and forcing hud screens on me to use....
Bottomline.... if you do not recreate or want to be as real as it gets, then by all means, don't call your game a simulator.

There are also numerous little quircks and bugs in the game that date back from their first release of Railworks 1.
E.g. My keyboard partially fails to react or simply looses connection to the in-game controls, but at the same time I can change my cam views...very annoying when you know you have to brake for a speed reduction and you can't in time because your keys for braking are temporarily disconnected to the train controls.... whoopsie there goes your perfect score for your scenario.

Another example is clipping is still going on here and there, where you pass a tree that's kinda low-branched and close to the track, on occassion the branches will 'decapitate' you in your cabin, because they sway through your cabin as you pass the tree in question. ( ofcourse this is not really possible in-game....It just looks that way...LOL)

Also one point of critisism is "the feeling of speed" is way off. Still after all those years.
If I for example pass through a station in a ICE3 or similar HST @ over 160mph+, I still feel I pass through it at maybe half that speed. If I drive 100mph instead of 60mph, the world virtually still passes by at the same rate.... this is unacceptable in this day and age, Dovetail.

Last but not least, their constant performance-lag in-game. I didn't always owned the right PC with specs adequate enough for Railworks in the past, I must admit. But these days I own a very respectable gaming-rig with more than adequate specs and I still, after all these years, experience stuttering and lagginess while playing, no matter if it is a new map or an old one...

But aside all the little quircks and bugs and the fact that neither the tracks or the trains, or even the overall world has been majorly overhauled and updated, (it basicly all looks and feels the same since Railworks 3 aka Train Simulator 2012), the fact that really angers me the most is the nerves of steel at the Dovetail consortium. Where they now have gone completely haywire on the DLC. Basicly what they did is change some little itsybitsy code and converted some important files to a different fileformat, which basicly renders all previously purchased DLC useless in this so-called new Railworks 6 aka Train Simulator 2015. Then they have the nerve to resell their DLC untouched and unchanged back to the public in their new fileformat so it can be read by the game.

You can check this fact by checking your Routes folder of your game in the SteamLibrary/SteamApps/common/Railworks/Content/Routes folder.
If you would take a look at your folders in there it will useally look like: 00000029-0000-0000-0000-000000002014
This folderstructure goes for most of your routes in Railworks. The last four digits in this example is 2014.
This is the buildyear or release year of the original content. But this time it contains the same files with the new modifications in it. If you would compare these files with the original DLC from last year, you will find they are the same files but some now have a different fileformat at the end...

Like many other reviews I read here on Steam regarding this game, conclude in a similar manner.
Unfortunately I cannot conclude otherwise.

In my honest opinion, I feel they are proving they are not only lazy, but also very devious for trying to sell people what they already own. Therefore I must conclude this as the worst release yet of Railworks and cannot recommend this game positively to others.
I hope this was informative or helpfull in anyway to at least one person, so I can be happy with this review.

I could go on and on about a lot of things that are still not up to par yet, after all these years.
But I'm not the kind that just wants to complain about everything. I always was a big fan of this Series and curious where they would end up later.... but seeing now what they did and where they are after all this time, is for me at least very dissappointing.

Sincerely yours,

EradicationGod
Posted: October 9
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
169.3 hrs on record
DLC Simulator 2015
Posted: September 29
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
367.0 hrs on record
This game is so LAAAAAAAAAGY even with a decent computer I had it on high detail first time, worked second time same options and then it lags to death. From a person who got the first game, this is a bruise to the face of simulators! IM VERY DISSAPOINTED!
Posted: October 3
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
full of bugs, way too expensive, updates from previous versions bring only facelifts and do not solve any serious bugs
Posted: October 3
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
437.2 hrs on record
Always crash after an update shame on that game... only pro english, us and german roads. Nothing to modify sound easily, must pay for skins... so : not the same as his grandbrother Microsoft train sim 2001. (however the crash while creating scenarios)
Posted: October 7
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,146.9 hrs on record
Righty-oh, think I'll jump on the bandwagon. I've owned Railworks (or Rail Simulator, Train Simulator 20xx) since 2010. Back then it was Railworks 2. We forgave it it's shortcomings. It trumped MSTS on features (for the time), was slightly pretty (even if it was behind everything else) but we were still in the warm glow of the community led MSTS days. A time when UKTrainsim flourished with add-ons, and near enough every class of British locomotive, DMU, EMU, DEMU etc was represented. We were expecting the same with Rail Simulator (as it was back then). I remember the posts on UKTrainsim's forums about how there was going to be community support, that if we all cobbled together we could develop our own content and it would be MSTS with a much improved physics and graphics engine.

4 (maybe 7) years on, and oh how things changed. First they took our HUD. That thing was good. Throttle display on one side, brakes and others. It was non-intrusive, fitted well and meant you could happily drive the train from an external view. That went. We tolerated the new HUD. It had more features but it was clunkier and intruded on the display.
Uktrainsim published it's expansion packs. Which have remained in pretty much the same form to this day. They were good. A good starting point. They were free which was fantastic. But they were killed away.

Railworks was rebranded as Train Simulator. Imagine my (non) surprise when I booted it up and nothing had changed apart from the overlays. It was laggier, and my content didn't work as well. But I forgave it this. They promised patches that never emerged. Instead we got more and more DLC. Trains that no-one wanted. Routes that made no sense. Train Simulators 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 passed and the same base game, but less compatibility. Less focus on community content that didn't feature payware DLC (even on Uktrainsim, the once bastion of free content). The broken features from Rail Simulator remained. The crap dispatcher. The recycled sounds and features. The HST has remained in that form since the first game - update anyone?

Finding fixes for relatively minor problems has been a continuous, frustrating and in some cases, fruitless exercise. Especially when it came to content creation. Scenarios that fail for seemingly arbitrary reasons. Non-negotiable (even by mashing G) pathing on freeroam scenarios that will place an express in a 40mph freight loop. The way that the game has two signalling systems for UK routes that don't talk to one another. One that is a pain to set up and one that isn't. In 2011, I started developing a midland mainline route for this game. That went nowhere because we got updated to TS2012 in the middle and I lost the ability to easily edit the route.

And to finally ice the cake, with the release of TS2015 and it's subsequent patch, I managed to lose a partition on my hard disk due to a bad file downloaded from Steam. Bye bye 2 years of research. Thank goodness for back ups.

If I could say that I have gained anything from TS, it is the following. I am a theoretical chemist. I use the Gaussian suite of programs on a supercomputer to compute quantum chemical properties. In many ways, using this is a lot like using the content creator on TS2015. It's broken, and if you don't do it exactly right it will fail, but when it does work, it is the most satisfying feeling in the world. Shame it only happens every few months.

People, don't buy this game. Don't buy the add-ons. Leave it alone. Move on to OpenBVE if you want realism, OpenRail if you want features.

Oh and DTG, if you want to save this sinking ship, stop trying to monetise everything. Let the community create more non-DLC dependent freeware. Stop selling reskins as separate DLC. Basically, stop treating your (otherwise) loyal fanbase like chumps. We were loyal to begin with, but we will move on to other programs that don't treat us as walking wallets.

EDIT: doing more investigation into TS2015. Even more of my DLC doesn't work. And my JT voyager seems to have vanished entirely. Hmm... fishy.
Posted: October 21
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Only TWO trains and few railroads. Costs a lot to get others.
Posted: October 4
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,229.7 hrs on record
I'm going to keep this simple up until TS2015 this has been a Train Simulator railfans would love. However I strongly recommend that you read the community posts before you decide to buy. This upgrade is causing a lot of problems across the board, including the release of a BETA patch that did more damage than it fixed. You DON'T release beta software to the public! I would hold out for now and wait to see if they manage to fix the issues.
Posted: October 13
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
Overpriced DLC and constant bugs. Buy Microsoft Train Simulator, Trainz or take a look at the free Open Rails program. They have lots of free third party stuff that would put the paid Railworks DLC to shame.

Also DTG is making it harder to get free third party addons to get working.
Posted: October 14
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
922.3 hrs on record
game has potential, too bad Dovetailgames ruined it.
Posted: October 9
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
I own the Train Sumulator since it´s early version "Railworks 2010". Since then the game has really improved and I think it´s one of the best Train-Simulation-Games out there.

So why thumb down?

Because of this miserable piece of ♥♥♥♥ called 2015 Update. Lately I bought the German Collection DLC and every time i try to start one of the Scenarios (no matter if career or free game) the Game freezes and I got the Error "failed to save dump file.....". So I paid ~30 € and can´t even play!! I don´t know about the other DLC´s but the main Game seems to be running normal.

Another, maybe a minor problem is the extrem long loading time at the start of every scenario.

And last but not least: The pricing of the DLC´s is just daylight robbery, nothing else! example needed? --> The "Train Simulator 2015: Standard Edition" takes 29.99 € AS MUCH AS the German Collection DLC!!!! And this DLC contains MORE article than the TS Standard Edition.

At THE MOMENT this Game is absolute inadvisable!! If you want to buy it, just wait till they fixed the children's disease of Train Simulator 2015.
Posted: October 14
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Ok, just don't buy this game. It sucks on every aspect. It's not worth your time. You'll be judged by everyone. It's horrible, I run this game at 20 fps with all graphics turned up with a dual gtx 780i... If you can see this, leave this page and never come back!
Out of the 10 hours I have played the game, I simply cannot find ANYTHING that is beneficial. Dovetail got everything wrong... here's a few I saw:
  • GRAPHICS: The graphics engine sucks, I have a high-end gaming PC, with 2 GPU's, and I can't get over 60 fps, I swear... I don't know if it's me, because I cannot find a solution on the internet. Also, I have noticed countless bugs, the background and the environment look ugly, and there is barely any effort in any of the level design, it's plain, and boring .

  • PEOPLE: The Ai for the people is worse. Way worse. People in the game FADE in an out of the trains, they don't bother to walk in and out, they go through walls, walk off platforms, and some of the models (including the driver) give me nightmares. They are creepy as f***

  • SUPPORT: The support for the game is bad enough, the facebook page is spammed with it, and according to the comments, they have had to remove and download the 6 GB of space this game takes up, and nothing works for most people. I have had countless crashes when launching, nothing worked, but 2 weeks ago it started randomly working again, and i don't think there was any kind of patch. I also had a review before this, and the delevopers replied:
    "To clarify the features of TS2015:
    -Amazing trains and locations to drive
    -A stunning carrer mode
    -An easy-to-use development kit"
    This, I can say is bull. You have barely any trains and locations at the start, the carrer mode is boring, and I dont know how to operate the flipping DK! And I'm a 3-D modeller!!

  • THE DLC, OMG THE DLC: When you spend $40 on a game, surely you should get everything the game offers you? Nope. This game gives you 6 trains and 3 lines off the bat... WITH DLC ABOUT $20 EACH!!! Appauling. If you want everything, you'll have to spend about $20,000 for the lot... Noteven worth it if you are a quarillionaire, since none of them even work... This is the worst part about it.
    In Short...
    Get off this page, don't even think about buying it... I'm saving you money... Be Grateful!!


Posted: October 1
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
146.1 hrs on record
First off, its not a new game, just a new GUI and its worse than the 2014. There are lots of issues oustanding from all the DLC from previous versions.
Posted: September 25
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
my train simulator keeps on crashing plus now i only have one of my routes that i can use also when the route loads it says scenrio falled to load.
Posted: September 30
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,015.0 hrs on record
where is my ICE T and New york - New haven route considering I was previously with TS2014 steam edition these 2 are missing from TS2015 not impressed so far !!!!!!!
Posted: October 1
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Train sim 2015. More like Train Sim 2014.5

Many bugs that were in TS14 are still in TS15! Why?! Yes, you've created a new logo and a new academy, Well done. Like I'm ever going to use the academy or notice the new logo! Such a waste of money. Ugh, Sell the game franchise already! Clearly you cannot make a game.
Posted: October 3
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