The best just got even better! Dovetail Games pushes the boundaries of simulation once again with Train Simulator 2015!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,681 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.

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

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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
274 of 317 people (86%) found this review helpful
396.6 hrs on record
TS 2015

This is story of incompetence, ignorance and lies.
I am not going to list all of bugs and imperfection here. It would be a quite thick book at the end. By my knowledge German fans sent RSC/DTG list of bugs on several pages which were related only to german routes and stock. So many month ago - so far nothing resolved...

So there is just list of general areas in which RSC/DTG completely failed:
1. Bring realism and quality to TS
2. Using in game menu to spam advertising and as a shop
3. Severly moderating forums and banning people
4. Ignoring community inputs
5. Support not working, blaming customers for faults apparently on RSC/DTG side
6. Releasing pamphlet "DTG code of conduct" which basically prohibits you to discuss anything critical or other than RSC/DTG wishlist about TS /All other developers are fine with Steam general rules for forums/, ridiculous is that RSC/DTG itself breaches the rules by discussing upcoming Flight sim on forum
7. Copy-paste type achievements almost 400 of them. A lot of them not being awarded, wrongly awarded or broken
8. It is shame that there is not any controller support and you cannot even map your keys on keyboard. It was requested by so many users during years!!!
9. Lame workshop not indicating DLC required to play scenario /worked fine in TS2013/ and lies there are a lot of scenarios available but in fact many DLC locos have no a single workshop scenario available
10. Ignorance. They just ignore consumers asking to fix bugs in extent that there are vital bugs persisting with TS2015
11. What I hate most are lies to customers on forum as
We have bug squashing team to fix bugs. Nothing happened ...
We were forced to wipe out achievements for TS2014 release because of Steam rules. And voila TS2015 they keep last years achievements? Now it is not a problem? ... and many more ...

All this led to establishing independent group here on Steam - "Train Simulator Worst Game of the Year". In a few month 400+ people not satisfied with quality, realism or banned from TS forum without any explanation joined the group so far. Joining this group you can freely express your opinions, be critical or disagree with other comments, you can also discuss other DLC or even other TS products other than RSC/DTG TS without fear that you will be persecuted by RSC/DTG.

Now TS2015 ever winning formula by RSC/DTG. It is to take 3 routes released within last year repack it and resell. This year nominees are:
Lon Petersborough route December 2013
NY New Heaven route April 2014
Garmisch route May 2014
As usually there are some "improvements" added. 3D clouds and some facelifting on in game menu and editor again worsening situation.
It had to be a boy-genius to add feature like staring scenario in middle of nowhere. Like on Academy scenarios trains are moving with lights off ....
And of course train academy another great idea. Instead of making good and in depth tutorials for every route showing all aspect of operation and signals on given route, they made 3 unrealistic routes and scenarios looking like a 2 day elementary school project.
Bugs observed within few minutes playing scenario Hitachi on Lon Petersborough route and Academy scenarios
1. People moving away from platform toward tunel, AI trains running with opened doors and cars flying
2. Not able achieve gold rating even running scenario without fault
3. SD70 brake problems setting emergency brake at 25 per cent brake application
4. Running BR189 track display miles instead km
5. They did not add passenger view to class 170 and Acela /asked for so long by people/
and so on just bugs persist nothing fixed ...

Final word
I am not going to give rating. It is your choice how you will waste your money. Only thing that comes to my mind that RSC/DTG should relay TS series to some knowledgeable company which will bring back again quality, realism and fun to TS series.

Peace to all
Posted: September 19
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123 of 156 people (79%) found this review helpful
35.1 hrs on record
I am so sorry...I love trains, no I ADORE trains and I love driving them. But with a game like's hard to find any enjoyment in it. As one who has been with the series through TS2013, this is a complete let down and disgrace, where's all the new things they promised? Not there.

If they wanted to get my vote on this then they would have given what is in the 'steam version' of TS2015 to those who already own it and got the free update. Stop half-assing everything DTG, this is a re-hash of TS2014 and I see nothing new except the trains in Academy...which you can't even drive outside of that mode...
Posted: September 18
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109 of 141 people (77%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
Just awful, even as a free update. Quite how Dovetail can take a fairly good engine and make it so buggy is beyond me. People walking off platforms into mid air, light flickering, impossible to see anything at night, DLC no longer working, passenger view graphical issues, and the game crashing on loading a session are some of the problems in the 24 hours since download. Avoid at all costs.
Posted: September 19
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80 of 101 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Base game there isnt much content, when you do start playing your spammed with loading screens trying to sell you add-ons. Basic gameplay is forwards and brake, just because this game looks cool dont be a fool and buy it because of that factor, the add-ons are stupid prices, go check the prices now im not lying what they are charging is insane. Buy only if your a train nerd otherwise stay way clear of this one. Company are money grabbers and if your not that interested in trains but thinking maybe buy it because its a sim? Dont, just.....dont. Overall 5/10
Posted: September 20
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421 of 647 people (65%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
DLC Simulator 2015.
Posted: April 24
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1,737 of 1,906 people (91%) found this review helpful
935.7 hrs on record
Ok I've spent an embarrassingly long amount of time in this game so I think I can say a thing or two about it. There are really nice things about it and really awful things, the latter being more abundant but I'll still split this into a pros and cons review. I will admit that until fairly recently I thought this was a good simulator until I learned more about how locomotive systems actually work and found alternative simulation programs. This review is based on what I now know. Also I feel I should mention that I almost never run Steam Locomotives, so I can't comment on that aspect.

Here's what this game does RIGHT:
-GRAPHICS: To my knowledge, better than other trains sims in terms of lighting, quality of objects/models, and simulation of movement (head/cab shaking)
-AMOUNT OF ADD-ONS: Yes, I'm counting this as a pro, but only the availability aspect. See below for everything else about DLC. There is a decent variety of content, albeit only for UK, US, and GER.
-ROUTES: Some (SOME!!!) of these are really well made and scenarios from the workshop make them better.
-WORKSHOP: Integrated much better into this game than others (such as a mod made by someone named Garry). There is some really good content on here from users who care about making good scenarios.

Here's what this game does WRONG:
-Complete disregard for quality control. Majority of available DLC should not have been released as-is. This applies mostly to older routes (those have drastically improved lately) and nearly all locomotives. More info on this below.
-Refusal to fix bugs. I don't think ONE problem that I have with my content has been fixed since I first got this game. What does get “fixed” is stuff no one gives a dookie about like the passengers having their clothes change depending on the season and “improving” their AI on platforms. I swear to god this was one of the embarrassingly small number of changes DTG advertised from 2013 to 2014, and even that just broke more things (now passengers will float in mid-air and run around in little circles!). Only other change I can remember them saying was the menu interface. Wow, thanks. So glad that got worked on and not the completely broken air brake simulation.
-Accuracy of simulation. To my knowledge... not so good. Brake systems behave completely wrong. Slack forces between cars are unpredictable and inconsistent. Amperage vs. engine speed often seems off.
-Price to play. DLC is way overpriced (ALL of it), and the base game comes with almost nothing, so you're forced to buy more add-ons if you want to have any fun and be able to play scenarios from the workshop. Seriously this is the worst part. There is no excuse for the cost of add-ons. They cost as much as full games which require 200x more work and testing and NEVER get cheaper. Sure once or twice a year a handful of them will go on sale, but what's the point of that if during this last March Madness sale I saw DLC where the original price was raised before taking the 20 or 30% off. I face-palmed instantly.

While there are definitely some good things here (the base engine of the game is fine), all the problems that are continually piles on top of them completely cancels those few pros out and renders me unable to recommend it to fellow train enthusiasts and simulation fans.

It also seems like DTG has disabled the ability to review DLC (because no one would buy it), so here is a bonus review of the DLC I have been (for the most part) SUCKERED into buying.

-CAJON PASS: Bad. Lack of signage, bare minimum of buildings in towns, no smooth gradient changes, a few turns where the track speed is dangerously high, no track speed reduction for crossovers.
-DASH 9: Absolutely horrible. LCD's in dash display NO info, traction is too powerful, sounds are weak, brake cylinder pressure is always 0 on HUD, dynamic brake is so overpowered it will derail your train at over 25%
-EAST COAST MAIN LINE: Lacking detail in scenery. It's just OK.
-F40PH CALI ZEPHYR: Terrible physics, same dynamic brake problem as Dash9. Luckily there is a 3rd party fix from railworks america. Rolling stock included drags as if the handbrake were stuck on each car.
-LONDON-FAVERSHAM HIGH-SPEED: Short route, but very detailed. Signage is good and dynamic signaling system on CTRL works well. Included stock is pretty good, although sounds for the class 395 are really bad. Overall this one's pretty good.
-LONDON-BRIGHTON: Like this route, class 377 has good physics but no 2-tone horn. Annoying.
-MARIAS PASS: I really like this route, can't really say anything bad about it. This was about the turning point for route quality. The included GE ES44DC is also one of the best locos for the game. It's the only one I have where the dynamic brake works like it should. Other systems work better than most, but still aren't perfect.
-MUNICH-AUGSBURG: Same boat as London-Faves. Short but detailed, PZB/LZB is good. Comes with ICE-3 so you don't have to buy it separate.
-PACIFIC SURFLINER: Route itself is amazing. Very detailed and accurate, the best one I own. The EMD F59PHI included has major problems with physics and air brakes. Exterior sounds are good, interior bad.
-NEC/ACELA: Complete lack of signage, impossible scenarios, unsmoothed gradients, track speed too high at some points. Acela has problems such as auto brake-blending not working. AEM-7 is decent.
-PORTSMOUTH DIRECT LINE: Decent length route with acceptable detail. There are many branches on the route that are unfinished which is very weird. Included rolling stock has horrible physics especially with the brakes. I dare say they don't work.
-CLASS 70: Horrible physics all-around, impossible scenarios, nice model and exteriors sounds though...
-DONNER PASS: Nice and long, detail is OK, scenarios are terrible (some impossible), included locos are really bad.
-HORSESHOE CURVE: No signage at all, no track speed reduction for crossovers, included locos have worst physics ever, location markers are confusingly named, stock scenarios are decent.
-ISLE OF WIGHT: Terribly short for price, impossible scenarios included, no detail on or in rolling stock.
-RURH-SIEG + SEEBERGBAHN: Just bad. Don't get either. Also no workshop scenarios.
-SD70 VOL.2: I was so mad after I bought this. All the same problems as Dash9 plus more! The head and ditch lights don't actually emit light! I don't get why this is so bad when the SD70-M that was included with Sherman Hill was fine.
-SHERMAN HILL: This route's pretty good, signage is decent but not much detail in towns. Included rolling stock and scenarios are pretty good. Lots of workshop support.
-SP GP20: Hands down the best locomotive for this game (probably 'cause it's 3rd party). Physics are great on traction and all brake systems, sounds are nice, startup procedure emulation, engine overheating, etc. all adds more realism than any other add-on. This is a must-have if you want real simulation and proves that the base game system CAN support good simulation; just that no effort goes into the content!
-SP/UP SD45: Physics are okay, offers more in-cab interaction than most, sounds are bad (except exterior engine). Needs more scenarios, barely any in workshop.
-WEST COAST MAINLINE NORTH: This route is pretty good except one major problem—the track speed on most of it is DANGEROUSLY high. Like so high I feel I'm going to derail when going 30mph under. I don't know if the curves are supposed to be banked or if the speed is just wrong. Class 86 is one of my favorite locos to run because of the tap system.

That's all the DLC I own. I've been afraid to buy any more since the last two I bought were really bad. And that's too bad because I really do want some of the new routes and locos that have come out recently, but I would hate myself if I gave DTG any more money and would probably go crazy if they turned out to be bad, which there is a great chance of that.
Posted: April 2
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