The best just got even better! Dovetail Games pushes the boundaries of simulation once again with Train Simulator 2015!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,877 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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Buy Train Simulator 2015: Steam Edition

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

Buy Train Simulator 2015: Standard Edition

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

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October 30

BR Class 45 'Peak' out now for Train Simulator

http://store.steampowered.com/app/277731/
The ‘Peak’ of British Railway’s diesel fleet comes to Train Simulator in original BR blue livery.

Built by BR’s Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962, the Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotive were the main passenger locomotives on the Midland Main Line from their introduction until their withdrawal in the early 1980s.

When initially put into service, the ‘Peaks’ – their nickname inherited from their Class 44 predecessors – were fitted with multi-unit working and steam heating boilers for passenger services. However, in the early 1970s, 50 of the 183 built were fitted with the more modern electric train supply in place of steam heating boilers, and renumbered as Class 45/1.

With a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h), the ‘Peaks’ also worked the North Trains-Pennine route from Manchester to Liverpool, becoming a common and popular sight until HSTs and more modern units took over in the 1980s.

The BR Class 45 ‘Peak’ for Train Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to TS2015 standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling. Available in BR Blue livery, also included are BR Mk2a blue/grey passenger coaches.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the BR Class 45 ‘Peak’ on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Liverpool-Manchester route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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October 27

Train Simulator 2015 48.9a patch is now available as a public beta

The Train Simulator 2015 48.9a patch is now available as a public beta through Steam for anyone who wishes to try it. Full details can be found on our Steam forum by following the link below. Please read the instructions carefully before installing the beta. http://steamcommunity.com/app/24010/discussions/13/619569341111671154/

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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
25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
80.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
After updating to TS 2015, I uninstalled it and all of my add on content. Wasn't thrilled with the changes made nor the bugs that cropped up after the several "updates" it had after the upgrade. Was disappointed by the sherman hill route and the lack of things to do, or the fact one started miles away from the actual yard/equipment to actually do anything on the route. Needless to say, it was a waste of money, I wont recommend this to any of my friends, nor will I reinstall the game on steam.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
286.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I recommend this game if you buy the disc at walmart or a store that sells this product. I recommend buying the 2012 version because it's cheaper than the steam version and will upgrade automatically to 2015, honestly this game is terrible in my opinion, has way too many problems with the AI system and there is not many features either. The DLC is also overpriced, and some of them don't even work properly. DTG in my opinion only cares about money and not about the people who play their game, they bring out all these overpriced DLC's and not focus on fixing the bugs in the game. They just want people to buy their trains and once they have a lot of people buy it they update the game, only to find out that the update is no different and all the bugs are still there. Microsoft Train Simulator is a whole lot better than this in many ways and other Train Sims aswell. This game is good and all but I would it's not worth buying for 40$. I would say it's probably worth 15$-20$ because of all the problems and besides, they have DLC. The game itself is 40$ and when you buy a route, it's like another 40$, and for a train itself, it would be 20$. That would be very expensive, so if you are very sure you want to buy a game that the developers rarely update and with many unbelievable problems that just ruin the experience then I recommend buying the 2012 disc version at a store like walmart or target, if not buy it online, it's very cheap, about 20 bucks or less. Once you buy it, it will upgrade to the 2015 version.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I really, really, really, really, really want this game to be good. It has a few things going good for it, and most of them are the fact that it has trains. The tutorials are half-♥♥♥♥♥, I needed to look up the signaling system on Wikipedia and learned it from there instead of anywhere in the game. The sounds are pretty bad. Optimization is HORRID, though some of the trains and the scenes are really pretty. Also, the DLC is a ripoff. $40 for a route, and a couple locos/stock would be almost worth it if it came with more than 3-4 scenarios. As I look through the comments I'm seeing some suggestions for other trainsims, and I think I might want to go ahead and check them out.

I am however, going to say that despite all of its flaws, I do keep coming back to this game and driving more trains. Here's to hoping eventually the game gets better.

Oh, and one last thing. I like how driving a train is so easy, they need to have Sean Bean narrate a monologue about how hard it is to drive a train. Really, its REALLY hard guys. Boromir says so!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Meh, this game is okay, although I prefer Trainz Simulator 12.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
178.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I picked this up back when it was still Railworks.

Since then Dovetail Games has ♥♥♥♥ed it up by 1) making it harder for people to make/install free 3rd-party content, 2) not fixing major bugs, 3) removing custom controller support (seriously wtf) and 4) treating their customers like ♥♥♥♥ in general.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
222.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
i have played this for a long time now but i wouldn't reccomend it based on the way they handle content.
they don't fix bugs and nearly all the content is expensive dlc. (one of which i bought lost all it's career missions on an update..)
so it's rather niche and you need to be a serious anorak to play the 125 minute long scenarios that you could play by setting the accelerator and putting the kettle on while it trundles down the line for an hour.
it's got its good points but i don't feel they are weighing up the bad points.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Je viens d'acheter TS 2015 il ne veut pas marcher, donc ne pas se faire avoir ne pas acheter ce jeux
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
238.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
i feel that as if ts2015 is the same thing as ts2014.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Now this game, Oh god this game, is the biggest disapointment in my life. ( even more than Total war: Rome II)

Lets start with DLC, 3000$+ worth! So the base game is 30$ (I believe) and it comes with 3-4 trains and one route, I was lucky enough to have bought A bundle pack worth 70$ that was on sale for 50% off, wich added 5-6 more trtains and 2 routes, oh joy :( In comparison with Trainz (2006) was 40$ at release and came with 400 trains and 40+ routes, sooo yea.

Now graphics, these graphics are the best in train simulation, but they dont have any "Low" options, so hat I can play it with more than JUST 8 FRICKIN FPS! it is stupid! and my computer specs are pretty high!

Graphics: 5ghz AMD RADEON 5000
RAM: 8GB
HARDRIVE: 1TB

so yea.

Gameplay
Now the gameplay is very, VERY, slow. So unlike trainz you dont have to switch points manually and you cant control multiple trains at once. The routes themselves on this game (atleast the ones I have (London, Germany and NY)) are very boring, they a completely flat and straight, so they are pretty much chanlengless. THe physcs are unrealistic and the HUD is AWFUL!


So I would not recomend this AT ALL.

I have scored it this way

DLC FREE: 1/10
GRAPHICS: 7/10
GAMEPLAY: 3/10

Over all 11/30

DO NOT BUY IT
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Absolute Crap on the sole of my shoe
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Buy the game, and imagine you had the DLC. Or pirate it. Or whatever. Just don't buy it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
180.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This game was alright - back when it was called "Train Simulator 2012". I have bought 5 DLCs for this game since then, all very overpriced, and this update has been the worst. It broke all of my DLCs and routes, so I now have to download a 40GB game again. The DLC is also shoddy, depending on what third party group DTG uses to make it. I bought a certain electric train for £11.99 only to find out there are no routes provided, I have to buy another £24.99 DLC for that. Then, all the sounds are out of sync, such as door closing warnings etc. I have played the game less and less with each yearly "update" as it just wrecks the game further and adds no value. I paid £25 for the base game and should not expect to have to pay the equivelent or more PER SINGLE ROUTE DLC. This game is a massive ripoff, I would advise people to wait for Trainz: A New Era to come out as it looks fairly promising.

Verdict:
No graphical imporvements since at least 2012 apart from in new DLC which makes the old models look horrid, falsely advertising as a new game and breaks all of your created routes & paid DLC with each update. 0/10 would not reccomend.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game is far from realistic, i got it on sale, and still feel robbed, 3 routes and a handfull of locomotives, their "shunting" duties are a bad joke at best, and to get any real enjoyment from the game you must spend a few HUNDRED dollars!

the controls are garbage
the physics are crap
the slack action is non existant
the time tables for missions are insanely short
the restrictions on speed are worse than those of real life (you get +3 mph here in the states before your in trouble)
last i checked, when i put my lead end consist into Dynamic brakes, the locomotive didnt go inside of the one behind it.
one brake system is entirely missing, (actuation)
the brake pipe resivoir acts way too fast, (it can take a full minute to get cars to go into a 20psi set)
the sounds are horrid.
and finally WHERE THE HELL IS MY CONDUCTOR! shoulnt he be calling out signals, slow orders, speed restrictions, throwing switches, and so forth?

for people who say "we are railfans" let me say this, i have met 10 year olds who know more about trains than the developers of this game do.

- Class 1 Railroad Employee.


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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
479.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This version of train Simulator is a POS. The upgrade from 2014 totaly screwed the game. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AT ANY PRICE. Not even worth FREE
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
400.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Since you gave me ♥♥♥♥ simulator 2015 not much is up to Par. Fix the STUFF that is not working. If u need me to come paly and find bugs I WILL But for the cash you want for a route there should be little or no bugs at all. Do you care. I spent over 100$ and got like 16 scenarios and 4 i derail at 5 mph no swich just straight track and fell over by tilt???????? Some will not loads.. IF YOU CARE ABOUT US YOU WILL LET US ALL NO AND FIX IT. MAYBEsomething for are time. It's in your hands. u should try and keep us HAPPY
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
705.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Still Crap!
I purchased this game two years ago, and played this game off and on for hundreds of hours. (Mostly designing my own routes,(hundreds of miles of track) and running them, and TRYING to get the trains to run like trains DO!) Having been away for awhile I return to find that in TWO YEARS NOTHING has improved, and the HUNDREDS OF HOURS I spent designing my routes and trains are ALL IN VAIN. GONE!

The ONLY thing different IN TWO YEARS is the menus. (OH yea, and $2,600 worth of DLC!)
I have like 3 maybe 4 routes, and the included activities are boring to the bone. The physics engine still makes you feel like your playing with HOTWHEELS, and NOTHING acts like a train should. HELL even the horn is rediculas in that it doesn't work right on most models.

I would NEVER recommend this game to anyone. I may have people I hate, but to punish them with this game would be OVERKILL.

Having said that; I still enjoy sitting and watching the pretty scenery go by from time to time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Completely NOT worth it. The engine and graphics look good, but there is very little actual content in the base game. I bought it looking forward to driving freight trains through the midwestern United States. To do that, I'd have to spend $60 + dollars in DLC. What I could see is that the base game is just passenger trains in New York, California, Germany, and Great Britan. That's it. For what this includes, I wouldn't even recommend buying this on sale. At 99% off, maybe.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I wish I could give this game a thumbs-sideways, because it has good and bad elements.

First the good -- It looks great. The quality of the graphics is amazing. The sound of the engines is off the hook. It is incredibly realistic. There is even a separate button for the windshield wipers for Pete's sake.

But the bad far outweighs the good. My first question was, "How the hell do I drive this thing?" After several plays I still have that same question. I've talked to railfan friends of mine who work for railroads and their advice was to "Drive the real thing. It's a lot easier and much more fun." I've completed a couple of the short missions, but unfortunately that brings me to my next negative: 90 percent of the game is not included. You only get maybe three locomotives and three tracks with the disc -- everything else must be purchased separately. I'm not sure who came up with this game, but if you think I'm shelling out $25 for a single locomotive you must be soft in the head. What a ripoff! I've found out in forums online that it would cost more than $2,600 to purchase every single DLC ... give me a break. How about I buy the game and you sell me the entire game the first time?

BOTTOM LINE: This is a very niche market game, and if you're a rail fan you'll totally dig this game for its obsessive attention to detail. If you're a gamer like myself who thought it would be fun to try operating a locomotive, you'll find the controls far too demanding, the options far too limited and the missions just plain boring. Drive forward for 10 minutes, then hit the reverse lever and drive backwards for 10 minutes while going the speed limit.

Another reviewer here said that the game does not teach itself well, and I want to loudly echo that. This game is long on realism and short on fun, and the tutorial being basically useless makes for a frustrating experience.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
167.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Outdated engine, sickly expensive DLC
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
48.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
hi i think this game is really slow at loading and it keeps crashing on me so i think u should update it and make it better
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