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

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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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July 27

GEML Class 90 and BR Class 58 Updates now available

27/07/2016

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, Skyhook Games and Armstrong Powerhouse have today released an update for the BR Class 58 and GEML Class 90 respectively.

BR Class 58 Changelist

- Added a cant rail along main body – both liveries
- Added Trainload coal vertical sector flags adjacent to cab doors – Coal sector only
- Added door handles to main bodywork – both liveries
- Added a white stripe and cant rail level – RailFreight only
- Added another red diamond to both cab ends – both liveries
- Toned down the yellow cab fronts and orange interiors – both liveries
- Darkened bogies – both liveries
- Small tweaks to dirt and colouration – both liveries
- Added the line, ‘The following scenarios all take place on the Great Western - Mainline route.’, to page 10 of the Manual.

GEML Class 90 Changelist

- Compression of textures which may have a positive effect on lower-end computers.

If you own the BR Class 58 and/or the GEML Class 90, the updates will download automatically from Steam.

The BR Class 58 update will be approximately 70 MB in size and the GEML Class 90 update will be approximately 90 MB in size.

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July 26

Corris Railway Out Now

26/07/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376959

The wonderful world of Welsh narrow gauge comes to life in Train Simulator with the recently re-opened Corris Railway. With passenger services long gone and mineral freight in decline, it became less worthwhile for the Great Western Railway to combat the eroding force of the River Dovey (Afor Dyfi). Once the line closed under the guise of British Railways, it was thought to have been gone for good especially when the track was lifted in 1949 and the Talyllyn Railway, the world’s first preserved railway, bought the old Corris locomotives and rolling stock for their own purposes. This was however, not the end for narrow gauge in the Dulas Valley.

The hopeful return of the Corris Railway began in 1966 when Alan Meaden and his dedicated group of enthusiasts, many of which were already volunteers on the Talyllyn themselves, set out to form the Corris Railway Society. Their initial aim was to preserve what little remained of the line and open a museum solely for the history of the Corris Railway. They set the goal of rebuilding some, or maybe even all, of the railway that was lost following the closure. All of this would prove to be a serious challenge as the only rails that existed did not belong to the Corris Railway, instead they were some of the once-many various quarry branches and not very useful at the time. The Corris Railway Society had to preserve what no longer existed.

Due to the incredibly dire condition of what remained where the Corris Railway once dominated, it was to be several decades before it would become what it is today. It was not until 1970 that the first portion of a building outside Corris Station could be used for the new Railway Museum, and a very short section of track was laid the following year for demonstration purposes.

As part of a lengthy process to reinstate passenger services across the yet-to-be-recompleted railway, the original Corris Railway Company naming was brought back to life and the Corris Railway Society gained charitable status to aid in their funding and equipment procurement throughout the 1970s. During this time even more of the Museum was opened following further building restoration.

The 1980s would be the year when the Dulas Valley trackbeds saw rails once again. Starting at the Maespoeth locomotive shed – the eventual base for the entire line which was acquired in 1981 – track was laid northwards to Corris station, which came out to around a distance of just under 1 mile. A non-passenger run occurred in 1985 for test purposes and the railway was further upgraded, and buildings were consistently renovated, to allow for passenger operations in the future.
After what must have felt like endless years of restorations and donations, the first passenger services were officially introduced onto the preserved Corris Railway in the summer of 2002, some 72 years after the original services terminated for good. To begin with, passengers were hauled along the Corris Railway by a narrow gauge diesel locomotive. However, a new steam loco was built by the Corris Railway Society which entered service as No.7 on 20th August 2005, exactly 57 years since the line saw its final service.

With regular operations being steady for the past decade, the Corris Railway is looking to be extended beyond Maespoeth down towards Machynlleth. The first stage of this planned extension would end at Tan-y-Coed, which is about 2.5 miles from Corris Station. Preliminary work for this southerly extension began in 2015, however negotiations with the local authorities is essential. This is due to the potential line south of Maespoeth sitting immediately adjacent to the A487.

Whether the full extension of the Corris Railway will come to fruition or not, the fact that such a niche railway had the backing required to be preserved as it is today stands as an outstanding display of the passion behind UK’s once-lost railways. Thanks to Alan Meaden, we can enjoy the soul of the Corris Railway as it once was, despite history taking its toll on the stunning narrow gauge line; and thanks to Skyhook Games that experience will reach a different level as the uniquely historic Corris Railway is coming to Train Simulator.

The Corris Railway for Train Simulator features the modern-day preserved line from Corris to Maespoeth plus the proposed extension down to Tan-y-Coed. Also included is the Tattoo Locomotive No. 7 with a selection of rolling stock for both passenger and freight duties (including the special gravity wagons for downhill runs). A selection of Career scenarios will be included depicting a number of services, even featuring the day that No. 7 was delivered to the railway.

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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





Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator. Here’s a complete list of what’s included:

Riviera Line In the Fifties


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. Keep an eye on those signals, they can be easy to lose in the cold western fog.



Sherman Hill


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. Watch out though, winter can be brutal even for the most powerful of locos.



West Rhine Railway: Cologne – Koblenz


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. Be mindful of the weather, heavy rain can take even the best drivers by surprise.



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!



Steam Edition: Norfolk Southern Coal District


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.



TS Academy


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.



Driver Assist


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.



Train Simulator 2016 is out now and features the 60 Mile Sherman Hill route with UP Gas Turbine, ES44AC, SD70, SD40 and SW10 locomotives and freight wagons. The 40 Mile Riviera Line in the 1950s featuring the GWR Pannier Tank, Castle, Hall, King and Grange Class all with Driver Assist incorporated, Mk1, Collett and Centenary coaches and freight wagons. The 60 Mile West Rhine Railway from Cologne to Koblenz featuring the DB BR 155, 146.0, 146.2, 101 and 294, with regional and InterCity coaches and a variety of freight wagons. The Steam edition includes the 50 Mile Norfolk Southern Coal District route featuring the Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only) locomotives with NS coal hoppers. Pictures of all the content included can be found below.

Riviera Line In the Fifties

Below: Castle Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: King Class in BR Express Blue and BR Brunswick Green.


Below: Grange Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Modified Hall Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Pannier Tank in BR Black, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Early GWR Castle Class with 2 variants of the Collett 3500 Gallon tender.


Below: Wartime Castle Class in weathered condition and Double Chimney Castle Class.


Below: A selection of Centenary coaches in Blood & Custard livery.



Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Blood & Custard livery.


Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Maroon livery.


Below: A selection of Mk.1 coaches in Chocolate & Cream livery.



Below: A Variety Of Great Western Freight Wagons.


Sherman Hill

Below: Union Pacific 8500 Horsepower GTEL A and B unit with fuel tender.


Below: Union Pacific SW10 Switcher Locomotive.


Below: Union Pacific ES44ac.


Below: Union Pacific SD70m.


Below: Union Pacific SD40-2.


Below: Union Pacific SD60m.


Below: the Pump Car + Buckeye Coupling adaptor.


Below: A Variety Of Union Pacific Freight Cars.



Below: ‘Be Specific – Ship Union Pacific!’ 50ft Insulated Mechanical Reefer


Below the heritage of military haulage, in contemporary terms, with flatcars carrying a variety of modern military hardware, including personnel carriers and armor.


Cologne - Koblenz

Below: DB BR 155.


Below: DB BR 146.2.


Below: DB BR 146.0.


Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.


Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.


Below: A variety of regional and InterCity coaches.



Below: A Variety Of Db Freight Wagons.



Below: the 155 045-9 hauling a long consist of Military Wagons on the West Rhine.


Norfolk Southern Coal District (Steam Edition Only)

Below: Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only).


Below: Norfolk Southern Coal Hopper.


TS Academy

Below: BR 189.


Below: Class 170.


Below: Fowler 4F.


Below: SD70mac.


Below: A Variety Of Academy Freight Wagons.

Key Features

  • Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
  • Master your Machines with support from the new Driver Assists system
  • Capture the perfect scenes in the all new Railfan mode
  • Three fantastic real-world routes including Sherman Hill (USA), Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (UK) and West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz (Germany)
  • EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route
  • 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
    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
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brucemh
( 36.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
i hate this game
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Mister-T-Head
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Its a great game. Good for many hours of fun. :)
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Alienz (Señor Bomba)
( 117.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 29
I cannot recommend this game to anyone because developers do not care about fixing bugs which are in the game from the beginning (4+ years). Some missions cannot be even completed because of this, yet they re-release the same bugged game every year.

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7pH
( 522.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Personally, I love the game. But Dovetail.... PLEASE FIX THE BUGS IN THE ROUTES, especially the Köln to Koblenz, it would be genius if this route was bug-free!!! And please, DON'T tell me to read the manuals or to reset my game cache. Just fix it, it is your error, it CAN NOT be mine, as I know exactly how to drive the German routes with PZB and SIFA enabled, even the routes without it being enabled, I enable those systems, as it makes it a lot more realistic. Please stop turning away, and just fix it.

If this message was not clear enough, the game addon's are expensive: FIX YOUR BUGS AND CLEANSE YOUR NAME!!! (and stop telling people it's their game-cache!!!)
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DemiGoth
( 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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ic_SL75
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 28
Milkin' it~
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ColonelAang
( 289.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I just love playing this game it's wonderful

It is a great time consumer and it feels like you know every train inside inside and out from the throttle to the brakes from the engine.

Best for all ages and it's great learning if you are in trainning for a real railroad

Based off of real routes,you get starter trains and you work your way up in career to level up

I recommend it for all ages and most of all children to begin a great hobby in the future.

One reccomendation: ADD MULTIPLAYER!
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dbarron13_[USA]
( 1,041.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game lags ALOT and crashes every single time I play. Like the trains tho.
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bedpilot
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Love it, great graphic and realistic simulation
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[NTL Head Of Drivers]Kieran
( 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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97 of 145 people (67%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
$5,000 for all the DLC? That's pathetic! Get the old MIcrosoft TS has more trains and maps than the base version of this game! Oh, but everything is on sale. Still over 3,000 bucks! This is not train enthusiast friendly. This is just a way to scam them. Don't get this game. It's garbage. If you want to have any fun with this game, expect to pay at least $1,000 because of how much content the lock and keep away from base fans. Scumbags.
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58 of 87 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
191.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
What is it?
A simulation that exists somewhere between 'game' and 'realistic'. There is a variety of driving offered, from high-speed modern electrics operating fast passenger routes, diesel shunting in rail yards, to vintage steam locos. Train driving itself isn't so much of a challenge as operating to a tight timetable without giving your passengers a severe case of whiplash or screeching to a stop about three miles beyond the station platform! A range of difficulties and lengths of play are offered in both career and non-career missions.


Is it difficult?
Driving a more modern train included in the base game is easy: start, stop and a few speed settings in between when using basic controls. You can opt for more advanced controls and difficulty options (like your train being forced into an emergency stop if you run a red signal - it will take you about 900 years to get back to speed again so kiss goodbye to your timetable)! The difficulty comes in maintaining safety while keeping to a brutally tight real-world timetable. Steam locos are considerably more difficult, but this is where Train Simulator is really immersive. The levels and dials are best operated in 3D for a full simulation experience, and you probably won't be able to see clearly where you're going - that's IF you're going, rather than chugging out a lot of black smoke!

Also included in the product are all the tools to make your own routes. You are rather left to your own devices with what appears to be a very confusing interface at first. However, quite a few of the DLC routes now sold through Steam started life as fan-made routes using the tools. There are likely some decent user-created guides out there by now (this game started out as Rail Simulator many years ago so it's been around for a long time now).


What regions does it cover?
The UK, US and Germany are heavily supported (the base game was originally only these countries and players who went on to make DLC routes tended mostly to be from those same countries). There is (slowly) increasing support for other countries through third-party developers offering coverage of some routes in Canada, China, Netherlands and South Africa for example. Mostly, this has been left to gamers to provide this content, but much of it is every bit as high quality as the base game assets, if not better - and has started to earn its creators some money.


Why the poor reviews?
Mostly, the negativity has been because of the DLC pricing, with some claiming that it will cost you in the region of $5000 to buy it all. But they miss the point. You're not meant to 'buy it all' (and if you did, there probably wouldn't be enough years of 'useful life' of your PC, your version of Windows or life-span on Planet Earth to play it all). No, the idea is that there might be 2-3 routes that interest you in addition to those provided in the game, and a few locos that you like or which suit your routes. As a guide, since 2009, I've acquired in the region of 7 routes, and perhaps twice that number in locos, and have had literally hundreds of hours of play from them. Although DLC locos are sold with missions that might depend on a particular DLC route, if you don't have the route you can still place the loco on one of your owned routes. There are hobby sites such as UKTrainSim as well as Steam Workshop that offer free content, and plenty of third-party sites like JustTrains that sell advanced DLC. The DLC made by the game's developers is usually half-price during Steam sales, with mega-bundles being an excellent way to grab a lot of content relatively cheaply.

In a highly moddable game such as this, there are also the inevitable bugs. In the base game, these are fairly minimal, but additional content from third-party creators can be the cause of crashes and failing routes (as usual with any game that supports player content, mods can clash or cause crashes, and not all creators update their creations to keep in line with each iteration of Train Simulator).

Finally, performance is a constant bugbear. This game has always been a mixed bag on performance, with some heavy city locations with busy rail traffic and overhead catenary slowing even the best of PCs to a crawling framerate. Mostly though, the game plays very well on a gaming-grade PC. It is both CPU and GPU heavy, and places similar demands on your system as MS Flight Simulator FSX does, so the majority of players find that they're dialling down a few settings for better performance.


In summary
This won't be a game for everyone. It's a rather niche product with a dizzying array of DLC (much of it expensive - wait for sales) and it needs a beast of a PC if you can't live without using SSAO graphics settings! However, picking a few favourite locos and a couple of routes in addition to the decent amount of content in the base game will keep you happy (if not your passengers - poor things) for some time to come without breaking the bank.

And if you are the first person ever to have bought ALL that DLC, can I have a new car please?! One of those swanky sporty things that millionaires have... I would catch a train instead, only I crashed the last one.
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45 of 65 people (69%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
i'd rather by a house than to get the dlc for this
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Game is decent, but it is very slow and buggy. The DLC pricing is criminal and the base game barely comes with any locomotives or routes. I love train simulator type games, but this one costs a fortune if you want some of the locomotives and routes you like.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Mixed feelings. It's fun to play the game just until you get bored with the bundled scenarios and all the bugs coming with them.

Have you ever tried the shunting scenarios in Köln? It's absolutely ridiculous that the game glitches after cupling like 4 or 5 wagons and you have to save the scenario, quit the game, rebuild the game cache and return just to complete this mission. I've also experienced some weird AI collision without any actual AI present on the map (had to restart the scenario).

The same applies to the bundled ICE missions where the whole signalling is just broken. Stuck in the depot while waiting for the red signal to turn green (waited for like 5 minutes) also had fun time applying emergency brakes just because some ghost speed-limit from 160 to 80 kmph. My virtual passangers thanked me at the end of the drive for sure! :)

And for this whole DLC model. It's insane. Their in-game store lists some locos for €6.99 but when you click the Steam checkout button you can see that they want to charge you €13.99.

Also €20-30 for routes containing 3-4 scenarios with 30 minutes of drive-time per each is utter BS. You can find highly detailed, realistic, non-glitching maps for MSTS for FREE. Almost forgot to mention that you can drive full-routes on those not just 4-5 stop services starting on deserted main-stations and ending in some random town in the suburbs.

For €7 it was OK to buy the game (seen worse for that much of money) but I absolutely wouldn't recommend spending even an eurocent more on that.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Admittedly, the huge amount of paid dlc put me off at first. And this game really is just about driving trains, performing some tasks and not messing up. I do however like trains, and so far I've enjoyed myself learning to drive them. The dlc is something I choose to see as collecting a model train set. In that sense, comparing it to dlc of an average game where more gives you often a fuller experience, does not work.
If you are considering this game you likely are looking to just experience driving trains, drive through some nice scenery, enjoy controlling something that requires some proper timing. This game offers that properly in my opinion.
Moreso than with other games your purchase with depend on how you regard the pricing scheme. You will likely want some new routes or trains to play with after a while. Do you consider the large offering of payed routes and trains as essentials that should have been (much) cheaper? Then perhaps better stay away. Do you consider this a hobby that will likely require or at least warrent future investments (which you can afford and feel reasonable enough, possibly during sales), then this is indeed a good simulator of what it claims to be in my opinion.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
The game is very buggy, and any attempts Dovetail makes to fix things breaks it worse than before. Do NOT buy anything from Dovetail games, this is a money trap. Dovetail games is run by con-artists.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,401.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I find the programme very unstable and for the prices charged not good value. I have had many problems with the whole game over a few years and help seems quite poor in times of trouble. I do hope the next edition if i buy it has improved from the glitches etc and the unexpected crashes.

John Huntley (barbelblutack)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
If you like trains it is probably a good 'game'. However, in my case I am not that big of a fan so having to pay about £10 for one new train is not great. It comes with very little base game which is also not a fantastic feature. The graphics are OK ish but by no means the best, even for a simulator. Overall, if you like trains, go for it by any means but if you just like the look of it, do not buy the game.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
When you're running windows 10, This is an absolutley brilliant game. Sure it's a bit slow, but the graphics are great and there is a massive amount of realisim. I highly recommend this game to any railway enthusiast.
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