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 7 items: 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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Buy Train Simulator 2016: Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (Single Route Edition)

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April 28

Western Pacific GP20 High Nose Out Now

28/04/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/222573

The Electro-Motive GP20 was designed to satisfy the railroads’ 1960s demands for ever-more horsepower. In a production run lasting from November 1959 to April 1962, the EMD GP20 came to symbolize both the beginnings of the “second generation” of North American dieselization and the “horsepower race” of the early 1960s.

The GP20 was the first of EMD’s long line of successful “Geeps” to be turbocharged, providing the locomotive with 2,000 horsepower. A total of 260 GP20s were constructed for seven U. S. railroads – and the first buyer of the landmark locomotive was the Western Pacific.

Western Pacific’s GP20s were built with high noses (a design that had been the norm in the 1950s but would soon be replaced by a short front hood offering enhanced visibility). The units were equipped with dual controls for ease of bi-directional use, weighed 257,000 pounds, and were dressed in Western Pacific’s attractive and iconic “Zephyr” silver and orange livery.

WP utilized its GP20s system-wide use, frequently calling upon the versatile diesels to tote heavy or priority tonnage through the rugged Feather River Canyon. Most of Western Pacific’s GP20s remained in service until WP was merged into Union Pacific in 1982, and in 1985 Union Pacific donated Western Pacific 2001 – the first GP20 built – to the Feather River Rail Society and the diesel is today preserved at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.

Developed by Reppo, the Western Pacific GP20 for Train Simulator features a range of advanced operating features, including authentic start-up procedures and highly realistic operating controls, and a detailed cab interior with dual, bi-directional engineer control stands.

The locomotive also is Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Western Pacific GP20 High Nose on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Feather River Canyon route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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April 28

DB BR 648 Out Now

28/04/2016

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376945

Expand your collection of modern German passenger trains with the introduction of the DB BR 648 to Train Simulator.

The DB BR 648 is a two-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) built by Alstom as part of their Coradia family of multiple units. The LINT sub-class – of which the BR 648 is part of - stands for ‘Leichter Innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen’ (Light Innovative Local Transport Rail Vehicle), as it is designed to operate on regional stopping services across non-electrified track.

The two halves of the unit rest on shared ‘Jacobs’ bogies to improve stability, reduce weight and production costs, and lower noise levels of the wheels on the rails. With a total of 422hp, a top speed of 120km/h (75mph) and space for 115 passengers, this DMU has all it needs to manage the more rural scene in Northern Germany, connecting smaller towns with the big cities such as Lübeck or Neumünster.

The BR 648 is designed with accessibility in mind, featuring low floors to allow for faster, step free access for passengers, and wheelchair accessible facilities. The floor itself has been designed to absorb and reduce sound that comes from the diesel engines and the exhaust heat from the engines is used to heat the cabin of the unit. Some of the seating is also raised higher than the low floor to distance passengers from the noise and cushion the vibration of the engine.

The BR 648 for Train Simulator is available in Deutsche Bahn Traffic Red livery and recreates the DMU as it operates today for DB on the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway route.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the DB BR 648 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

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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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mattschu
( 1,559.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Fantastic simulation game. Incredibly real.
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liamcrozier21
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I was not impressed with the carrer mode of the game. I would only recommened this game if someone wanted to play deeper into the game and explore more fundimentals of it.
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Christianholmes
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I've never seen a game crash as much. I haven't seen any other game crash almost everytime I play it. I have a good system, 12GB of RAM, Nvidia 770 GTX. This games crashes almost everytime I exit gameplay and return to the menu. On top of that, it is absolutely advertising fed even though I paid good money for it. The loading screens and most screens are advertisments for DLC. The manual is useless, as is the "academy". For example, the tutorial tells you that you can use the "Action menu" to uncouple trains. Go ahead and try and find the key, or button to bring up the "Action menu". Hint: It's not in the manual, and is CALLED SOMETHING ELSE in the key bindings- none of which you can change by the way. The base product includes almost nothing, and the "we'll give you something free every month" is B.S. If you haven't used it before, good luck figuring out the game modes. Drive, Quick drive, Academy, Freee Roam, Career... Most trains, or sceneries, for some mind-numbing reason, are not available in all of them. For example, I can use Quick Drive to set up a quick scenerio with almost any train- But "Free Roam" (what is the difference from quick drive?), only Donner Pass is available. And none of the add-on trains I bought (for $20 to $40 each) work in Free Roam. How else am I supposed to get used to these complex trains? Overall, this game is a mess. They make each new version with the arrogance that everybody should already know how to use it. I'm gonna try and aat least get some money's worth, but this whole product stinks of a developer resting on it's laurels and not really caring about the customer.
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RyeBread
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The most realistic part to the game are the train prices.
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griffiths.gordon
( 3,287.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
can you make londond euston to fort william and iverness plz
and plz add quick drive and ai trains
the sleeper trains plz thxs
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pinkponylove
( 75.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
OK, let's be honest here. Calling this game '2016' is pretty misleading, given that the technology is certainly not on par with what you'd expect in 2016. It's not very pretty, which is a bad thing for a game where just looking around is actually a big part of what you do. And for being ugly, it's also quite slow.

So, it may at least have a rich world full of things that happen, though at a low polygon count, right? Well, no, it doesn't. Not even information displays on the platform do show anything. They are just empty. All the time. There are some other trains, people on the platform, cars on the roads, and that's about it.

Could it be that the simulation is perfectly realistic and provides a very real experience? Hm. Not really. It's kind of OK if the particular aspect of the simulation was implemented, but there are big gaps. Heavily depends on a particular locomotive, some have more advanced functionality scripted in, many don't. Either way, with nearly every model, you get a lot of stuff left out.

OK, then maybe we got a lot of challenging and interesting scenarios, right? And this is possibly the biggest letdown. No, you get just a few and they are maybe even less eventful than my everyday commute as a passenger. Seriously. And on every step you see how limited the options to create an interesting scenario are. There are people sitting in the carriages left on sidings in a depot. Really. The game cannot even properly script this, you just have to ignore it and not think too much about it. Also, the scenarios are buggy. You can get stuck forever behind another train that is supposed to be there as a challenge, requiring you to slow down, but it simply never moves... Uh.

And in overal, yeah, it's not like you get many other options if you want to play with the trains on a computer, so you have to take this anyway. But calling this 2016... just no.
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Terrys Chocolate Cookii <3
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Brillient Game Recommeded U try it
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THETRIANMAN
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The visuals of the 3d Cab and the world around it are just stunning and beautiful. May there be more simulater games like this out there that care about desing and accrisy.
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[FBNR] (K.P.RR) Hana Isuzu
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I bought enough DLC to be happy with it yet some how I'm not happy with it...



But enough about me, if anything gets to me, its the skimpy horn on the ES44AC and GE 44 tonner.


Other than that I'm happy with it tbh
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colbygrant
( 346.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game has an amazing amount of detail, a must have game for railfans but it costs a lot with all the dlc :/
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mirek_1916
( 188.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
how do you change the music?
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LtKillPuppy
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I bought this a while ago when it was on sale for really cheap.

Almost a year later, I finally got time to sit down and try it out.

Okay, the tutorials are kinda stupid. I have to repeat the same basic "this is how to drive forward 50 feet" tutorial multiple times for different train types? "Here's how signals" work without any explanation of how to use the routing map or read signals remotely. And so on. Alright, bad tutorials but I will just dive right in.

After completing a bunch of tutorials, I was pumped. Woo, gonna just pick a train and drive it somewhere! Wait, I have to select from a handful of trains, on just a handful of routes? Wait, you mean I only got like %1 of the game that I paid $45 (minus sale discount) for?

No steam locomotives provided out of the box? Well, game has DLC, let me go see how much they cost. Twenty bucks for a single loco? What does a new route cost? FORTY BUCKS?

I then look at the Steam DLC page for this game.

FIVE THOUSAND AND FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS FOR ALL THE DLC?!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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[RT1] HelloA
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I just bought this game today, and Im already loving it!
well, the game it's self is a 30 bux catalog, and the dlc are too expensive, but the driving part is fun.
Has trains like trams, metro, to superexpress, etc.
Recommended.
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In The Rear
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Best game 2012+4
Must buy
Must own all the dlc to enjoy this game fully
I need $5900
Pls support my addiction
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AuzzieDevil
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Half the content. No Sorry, Most of the included content doesn't even work. Missing this and Missing that. I have 2 runs that actually work. Luckily this was uprgraded from an old version I had from many years ago so it didn't cost me anything. The fact is that I do like this game and it is very disappointing. I won't risk purchasing any additional content as it probably won't work. If and when the stock product is 100% then I may consider purchasing additional content.
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sohome
( 307.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
4-30-2016

Train simulator is the best game ever
the best route i think is clear creek
and best loco would be class 67
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Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I bought this a while ago when it was on sale for really cheap.

Almost a year later, I finally got time to sit down and try it out.

Okay, the tutorials are kinda stupid. I have to repeat the same basic "this is how to drive forward 50 feet" tutorial multiple times for different train types? "Here's how signals" work without any explanation of how to use the routing map or read signals remotely. And so on. Alright, bad tutorials but I will just dive right in.

After completing a bunch of tutorials, I was pumped. Woo, gonna just pick a train and drive it somewhere! Wait, I have to select from a handful of trains, on just a handful of routes? Wait, you mean I only got like %1 of the game that I paid $45 (minus sale discount) for?

No steam locomotives provided out of the box? Well, game has DLC, let me go see how much they cost. Twenty bucks for a single loco? What does a new route cost? FORTY BUCKS?

I then look at the Steam DLC page for this game.

FIVE THOUSAND AND FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS FOR ALL THE DLC?!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I tried, i really tried, but i cant play this game, horrible horrible performance, really waste of money. With a high end pc (i7 4790k, gtx 980 ti, SSD, 16GB) that crushes most of the games, it's impossible to play this one, tearing, stutters, flashing textures, FPS jumps, i already see all of bad things on this game.
Hope Dovetails rethinks a game that as almost 4000€ in DLC's, wich is another joke.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I feel this game gets critizised to much. Granted, the physics are a little rough and there's too much DLC. The graphics vary a little. But it's a great game. It's fun, and the wide variety of trains, tracks, and routes has will keep anyone who loves trains entertained for a long time. The key is to pay attention to sales, if you are looking to buy this. I was able to buy about $150 dollars in DLC for about $25. Honestly, even though it has its downfalls, i would reccomend this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Not a bad sim,Just wish they had more commuter routes around south east london ie to Dartford via bexleyheath/sidcup/greenwich etc
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
121.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This game is awesome, especially when you're the one playing it, however, you will definitely will end up buying dlc, so that you dont get bored of the same routes over and over. If you do buy dlc make sure you check the requirements first, in case there is anything else you need to get first.

My rating - 10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
103.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I had high expectations for this game when I first purchased it, but it seems those expectations were never met.


The gameplay and graphics seemed better than what I had experienced playing older versions of Trainz as well as the variety of scenarios and equipment. However, Trainz runs fine on most regular PCs and they don't make you pay ridiculous amounts of money for more routes and content to add to the game. The DLC for this game is expensive for what it is and when you buy the base game you're not given many routes or equipment thus forcing you to buy the proprietary Dovetail DLC from their store or from Steam. The dynamic lighting feature is tied directly to locomotive headlights that actually produce light, so if you turn it off you get the wonderful sensation of driving a train without being able to see what's ahead of you. The game also has ridiculous system requirements in order for it to run properly. The sensitivity of the scenario scoring is also quite ridiculous as well as some of the ways that the in-game physics work.


I still play this game because I payed good money for the base game as well as the DLC, but I have mixed feelings playing it as well as paying any more money for their expensive DLC. If anything I find playing the other steam games to be better value for game play than this or even just any of my other hobbies compared to this game.


Don't buy this game unless you have a powerful computer and are willing to spend tons of money on actually buying enough content to fully enjoy the game. If anything it'd be better to try and find a different train simulator to play other than this one.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I'd rather leave a mixed review, but my advice is that you shouldn't pay full price for this game or its DLC, wait until it comes out on sale. The DLC tends to be quite glitchy and low quality, considering you could pay £20+ for some of the DLCs. The game itself runs OK, although it does drop frames even when graphics settings are turned down (that's with a GTX 960 2GB card) but that is probably due to my setup.

So, bottom line is if you have to buy it, wait for the price to come down in a sale. If you do buy it, you'll be downloading DLC within about a week, since there's not very much to play in the base game. If you're considering getting all the DLC, you probably consider spending the money on becoming a real train driver, it would cost about the same!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Its a fairly hardcore train sim with little to do outside of the dry real life missions, and because of this really consider "Are you a hardcore no frills sim player?" before buying this game.

Now that's said the fact is this game has serious isses that are not easily papered over.

The UI is nothing short of confusing as to what does what even with the tool tips on which will make most people eventually just hit random stuff until you find yourself in a train of some sort, in some place, with some purpose.

Besides this you'll find the scenarios very stiff with little replay value because for example you can't just for the fun of it replace that European electric train with a massive Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy and run a commuter service with it. Sure you can't refuel but that's just another layer of fun and challenge.

Controls for the trains pretty much go along the lines of difficulty from Diesel (Easy) < Electric < Steam (Hard) because many controls are just buttons with symbols that are hard to disern what purpose they serve and often their effects are unoticeable in the sense of game play.

The Scenario editor/builder in a short statement might as well be written in Klingon.

If you play the tutorials enough you'll memorize the essential hotkeys which can overcome some of the above issues but again it turns playing the game into more work then play.

Graphics are good and are easy enough on the eyes.

DLC however is what this game should be most infamous for.

If you were to buy all the DLC as of this review its over $5,200 USD which would be a decent down payment on a average vehicle.
Even EA in all of their money grubbing maddness that they practice with the Sims 4 DLC usually being about $300-400 USD (Sales depending) are tame in comparison to this steaming mess.

So is this game worth buying? I feel that even a hardcore simplayer who relishies in the dry real world tedium of playing sims like this, would and should hesitate at how contraining the game is both in what you can and can't do with the trains that you paid $5 to $40 USD to get said train.

So No save your money and go elsewhere, if you are a train enthusaist go and donate to a train restoration group or the like as it will be more useful then the keyboard banging frustration that is bound to come with this game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Train Simulator is certainly a game that any railfan could enjoy. If the game was not plaqued by so many bugs, it would be more enjoyable. Dovetail games should really focus on fixing the bugs in this game. This game crashes on me and has frame rate issues. Instead of realasing the thousands of dollars worth of DLC for this game. Focus on fixing this game Dovetail?

The frame rate is higher when you pause the game. if this game comes out to VR you will have people throwing up all over their computers from the constant frame rate issues.


Pro's

The detail that goes into the routes that you play.

Realistic sounds and physics for the game.

The Locomotives are pretty accuate.

Its addictive

Con's

When you pay for an expansion for a game that is 30 bucks or more. It should have less bugs.

Drops in frame rate.

The expansion are two damn expensive

Constent bugs

They say they come out with a new version of the game each year. Maybe for that new version you should really fix those bugs.

bug's, bug's, bug's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



:( fix this game I have a train to catch! Choo Choo
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Played only 10 hours and I'm really tired of similar trains, noises and rails. New trains or locations? Pay fUnKing four hundred thousand dollars and this mods are really similar. Better download this game in internet.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
538.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Very Real, Though having to rebuy it to get trains that are only available to people who bought it when that train came out get it and you not sucks.
Full on realism, Tons of DLC, Getting to build your own route, Expanding your gameplay with Workshop items maked it the best and most viral game that I own.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 21
If there was any moment I would travel back in time for.

It would be to slap my twelve year old self and tell him to not buy this catastrophe.

Don't waste any money on this unfinished unoptimized mess of a "game".
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Now this game is amazing.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This simulator is painful to play. Move the throttle a little, wait for the train to travel several kilometers - in real time. Oops, your going too fast - your score tanks.

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Not Recommended
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
When I bought this (it's not a game, it's a simulator, or supposed to be) on sale in 2012 you got a few boring trains that were accompanied by some very short routes. Nothing interesting and definitely not worth the price. That has not changed at all. You still get almost nothing but the basic framework for the obscure price tag. In order to drive anything interesting you have to buy a lot of overpriced DLC of low quality. Most the engines will only run on specific tracks which are seperate DLC and equally overpriced. It's even worse because neither the trains nor the tracks tell you what they go with - which in turn means you have to buy some (again, grossly overpriced) DLC, run the game, and have the game tell you what DLC you're missing to use the DLC you just bought, which in turn result in having to buy 4-5 pieces of DLC just to drive 1 specific train on 1 specific route. That is plain and simply unacceptable and deliberately obfuscative (yes, it's a word) business practice and borderline illegal in some countries (it actually IS illegal in the EU because you may not sell a product that relies on another product without clearly informing the customer of that fact).

As for other problems:

This program is based on Microsoft Train Simulator 2 from about 20 years ago. The graphics have not improved much, performance is even worse, and the level of detail doesn't correspond with what you'd expect from a very expensive game/simulator in 2016 (it looks very old). The sound quality is also dreadful and not a single train I've been aboard in the real world sounds remotely accurate in the game (which is a big issue for a supposed simulator).

Originally you could rebind the keys. That required feature for a PC game was however removed with one of the later updates, thereby making the game virtually unplayable without a US keyboard. Bravo, you just made your game not work properly for people in 189 countries around the world who DON'T use US keyboards. The problem is aggrevated by the fact that the default keybindings are terrible at best (even on a US keyboard), but the most crucial functions (like brakes) are bound to the very keys that are in different positions on every single keyboard layout that isn't US (they're even different on a UK keyboard). So if your language code isn't 001 you will have no idea what keys to press (because the game only shows you a US keyboard as instructions), and you will have no way to rebind them to something sensible when you do figure it out.

Now you could play the game with a gamepad, which is ALSO is lacking rebindable controls, and again, the default controls are not very logical and it's even worse because the layout of a gamepad doesn't in anyway resemble the control layout of a train. Which makes it much harder to wrap your head around what the hell you're supposed to press.

The scenario editor is also terrible and very, very hard to work with. The original train simulator had a very well made editor that let you set up custom schedules, scenarios, and even build entire maps, fairly easily and very quickly. The modern version is complete garbage in comparison and even as a programmer I cannot fathom how they managed to screw it up so badly.

Wrecking my brain to find something good about this "game", but I can't. It's been updated for free everytime the version number has been bumped up, but don't mistake a new version for improvement. There literally has not been any improvement to this title since it was released, bugs aren't fixed (you can crash it simply by clicking buttons while it's loading), important features have been removed, performance has been lowered, and every update has only served to promote all the overpriced DLC right in your face while the game takes ages to load its low quality models and bad textures. You cannot go anywhere in the game without it trying to sell you more DLC. And the DLC remains poor quality, overpriced, and really, really not worth your money.
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Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Hey getting a new game again because you love locomotives well choose another game I was going to purchase all the dlc but I changed my mind and instead I got a real sd70mac in my backyard!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A very realistic train simulator.
But youn CAN'T Redifine the keyboard at all. I wanted to have the brake controls on the left, the AWS cancellation on theright with the throttle and horn controls there as well. I wanted to alter the keys to be close as possible to the HST cab layout.
The horn is not correct for uk trains, I wanted to map it to the cursor controls on my keyboard to be able to sound it correctly as per rule book instructions. Eg Some times you need to blow both tones, others a long one horn blast is needed. Has a loud and soft setting as well for both horns.

Im not recomending this game only because you cant redefine the keys on the keyboard. No ready to start signal
from the guard on the buzzer. train horn not correct.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
badly optimized and need to pay for dlc which are the decent parts
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 8
lol Great
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
152.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Poorly optimised game, inaccurate on many things that happen in the real railway, including poor sound, inaccurate physics and other things. If the engine was better, then I probably would recommend this game, but at its current state the only addons that are fun for those who want the realism aspect are from third party developers, who are ofcourse limited by the scripting of this game. Recently, however, model and route quality from a scenic point of view has increased, and I would say that this is one of the 'prettiest' train sims out there, but graphics aside (which aren't *that* brilliant either), there are definitely better sims out there.
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