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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Buy Train Simulator 2016: Steam Edition

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

Buy Dovetail Games Franchise Collection 2

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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August 26

Semmeringbahn - Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz Update Released


We have now released a small update for Semmeringbahn - Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz.

Change list:

Improved German and French localisation and added Spanish, Russian and Polish localisation to the Semmeringbahn route.

This update will download automatically through Steam and should be around 500mb in size.

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August 25

Springfield Line: Springfield – New Haven Out Now



The Virtual New Haven Railroad Springfield Line brings to life the 1950s glory days of the famed New Haven (NYNH&H) Railroad – and glorious it is!

Extending from Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut, this highly authentic Train Simulator route represents 62 miles of multiple-track, densely-packed mainline railroading bustling with a mix of New Haven passenger, through freight, local freight, and switching activity. In the 1950s, the NYNH&H’s Springfield-Hartford-New Haven corridor was a busy center of New England manufacturing, and the line offers countless opportunities for serving those industries with local and switching operations. Plus, the route’s many beautiful lineside stations (including large stations at Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven) provide for classic-era passenger railroading at its best.

In addition to re-creating New Haven’s Springfield main line, the route includes a variety of adjoining branch lines and spurs, such as New Haven’s branch to Suffield and Windsor Locks, its Bloomfield/Griffin branch, the quarry line at Meriden, extensive industrial trackage around Hartford, and New Haven’s Mill River branch. Major freight yard and terminal facilities exist at Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven, keynoted by New Haven’s famously massive, 880-acre Cedar Hill Yard, which was the largest terminal complex in New England.

The Virtual New Haven Railroad Springfield Line features a trio of locomotives from America’s three dominant diesel builders – the versatile GP9 from Electro-Motive; Alco’s 1,000-horsepower S-2 switcher; and General Electric’s diminutive 44-tonner. Together, the locomotives are perfectly suited for a variety of duties and are provided in a total of seven livery variations.

The route includes an extraordinary selection of 1950s freight and passenger rolling stock including more than a dozen freight car types (many in multiple liveries and with various loads) ranging from boxcars to gondolas to tank cars to TOFC flats. New Haven’s distinctive NE-5 class caboose is included in three liveries, and three passenger car types (heavyweight baggage and coach and distinctive Osgood-Bradley lightweight coaches, all in multiple liveries) are included with the route.

The Virtual New Haven Railroad’s Springfield Line route captures all the appeal that made the New York, New Haven & Hartford an iconic favorite of railroad enthusiasts and, in taking you back to the 1950s, will provide countless captivating and challenging railroading experiences!

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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

Enjoy three fantastic real-world routes including Sherman Hill (USA), Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (UK) and West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz (Germany). Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator!

EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the additional route, Norfolk Southern Coal District route.

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. The 40 Mile Riviera Line in the 1950s comes with GWR Pannier Tank, Castle, Hall, King and Grange Class all with Driver Assist incorporated, Mk1, Collett and Centenary coaches and freight wagons. Keep an eye on those signals, they can be easy to lose in the cold western fog.

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. The 60 Mile Sherman Hill route comes with UP Gas Turbine, ES44AC, SD70, SD40 and SW10 locomotives and freight wagons. Watch out though, winter can be brutal even for the most powerful of locos.

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. The 60 Mile West Rhine Railway from Cologne to Koblenz comes with DB BR 155, 146.0, 146.2, 101 and 294, with regional and InterCity coaches and a variety of freight wagons. Be mindful of the weather, heavy rain can take even the best drivers by surprise.

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. The 50 Mile Norfolk Southern Coal District route comes with Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only) locomotives with NS coal hoppers. (Only available with Steam Edition)

Capture the perfect scenes in the all new 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!

Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
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

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.

Additional Features:

  • 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

    • 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 [/l]ist]
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Elliott L.
827.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
This is the best train simulator I have played. While I admit are problems with some aspects of the game, they are not terrible. Many people complain about DLC, while I do wish they gave more routes for the main game the DLC is nice because it lets you choose what you want to play. For myself I like American Steam, Diesel and British Steam, I almost never play the German routes, so I only buy the DLC I want. Having more DLC allows players to have more options for the content they want. I just wish they were not so expensive.
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365.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Game was good years ago. There is plently of free content but everything else is high priced DLC. Even the old DLC hasn't come down in price at all. It is like paying $45,000 for a 1988 Datsun truck.
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48.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
The interphase is broken as of this writing - it is a laggy and buggy piece of software that needs to be fixed. Pressing a filter for engines results in a wait to get the results. I wish I didn't invest so much in the DLC. It used to work fine... but a lately it's just not worth running the game.
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486.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
The game has improved drasically since last time i talked about it. The game now runs smoothly, and only ever lags when there are lots of people and trains surrounding you. The new DLC packs are more realistic, and trains are more detailed, eg. Weathering . The train engine sound is not great on some trains eg. BR Class 143 DMU. it sounds like a washing mashine with a ton of bricks inside. But you can buy sounpacks if you want, Armstrong Powerhouse do have some great sounpacks, but not for all trains. The modeling of the landscape is good, but it could be better. DLC's such as the new Sakauri Line in Japan have stunning scenery, but others dont, and your'e paying at least £15.00 for a route. Some routes have no Scenery at all, such as the Oxford - Reading - Paddington line. But that line is included with the game, If you have good routes and goot trains with decent sounds, it can be one of the most realistic train sims out there, but as for now its not. If you want a decent train simulator, with decent DLC's then consider Train Simulator 2016 an option.
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111.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Hi. Dovetail games here. If you'd like to do anything in this game you must first gives us mountains of cash. And then some more cash. Did we mention the cash? Yes, that's what you must give us lots of. Also the game is only barely adequate. But the cash. Yes, give us that.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Boring and complicated
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2.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
really love the game but i refuse to spend 3,000 pounds on dlc for a game i have a family and a life and will be spending no more on this game as i want all dlc but refuse to spend that amount on a game
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
10/10 would buy 10 grand worth of DLC again
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16.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
I was hoping this would be a better game. Tutorials ran smooth so I decided to jump into the meat of the game and play a scenario or 2. Game crashed once. Tried another scenario and the reverser did not function manually or in the HUD. Closed out and tried the same scenario again with the same results. Also simple words in the pop-up dialog boxes are not spelled correctly which says to me it's not put together very well. I miss Microsoft Train Simulator. I am requesting a refund and definitely do not recommend.
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The Spinosaurus Man
32.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Well lets just make everybody pay 8-30 dollars for stupid trains!
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73 of 95 people (77%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
99.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
"Here's a great idea! lets make the customer pay thousands of dollars to get all of the content! We hate our customers!" - Dovetail Games
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56 of 73 people (77%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
hello and welcome aboard dlctro-north.
get yourself cozy in our dlc 32 train.
we will be departing dlc city shortly.
our destination is dlc haven, and we will stop at dlcford.
we will also be finding some naughty dlcnomes during our train ride.
if you spot a dlcnome during our train ride, you get 1% off dlc.
if you want any dlc, talk to our dlc assistants. you need dlc for that too.
if you want to get off this dlc train, you will also need dlc. and you will need dlc to walk as well.
enjoy your time on dlctro-north!

0/10 would never ride dlctro-north
for real, too much dlc, and you can't do much without it either
also all the dlc in this game totals up to $5700. think i'll buy a used car instead.
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48 of 68 people (71%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Stop spamming the "new released" section with these ♥♥♥♥ty dlcs, christ!
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I do not normally write reviews but i feel that i should in the case of this game.
there are problems, the main problems being that there are bugs everywhere and the programmer has failed to adress them.
ontop of this ..... the frame rate on a top end machine is pathetic. i am runniun gtx 980 titan graphics cards along with solid state memory and top end everything else. The games skips frams like there is no tomorrow and suffers from slowdown. and does not run smoothly.

you dont get a great deal with the basic game. Most of the content you have to pay for in DLC. which normally end up being buggy and in same cases completely unuseable.

The game has huge potencial and its a good idea but the way it is and has been for that matter makes it in my opinion not worth buying.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I know theres people geniuinely interested in trains and I know theres people that buy this just for thousands of dollars DLC meme.
I- got this because it sounds fun to me, was I disappointed? Not a whole lot.
Is it a good simulation/game? I wouldnt say so, no.
I mean sure, the physics are whats most important in simulations, but aside from that, to me this is lacking alot until it could achieve and rise to what would be the best product in this niche market of simulators.
First of all they should overhaul the sounds of the trains. Now Im not dedicated to listening to the sound of those gigantic diesel engines or the rather silent but soothing electric motors modern passenger trains often use, but I feel like the sounds are off, very off. Second would be improving the graphics as well as the performance, and I know these teams run on a rather slim budget most of the time so testing their game on a variety of hardware configurations might be difficult, then again, how do you explain dovetail buying out the license to FSX? Anyways.
I wouldnt know how to properly judge this title really. It does have its right to existence and frankly I did enjoy the time I got to spend with it and being slightly overwhelmed by the powerful map editor. To me this is just missing one thing that would make the experience so much more worth it: Atmosphere, or immersion even... The sounds are weird and it doesnt present itself well, heck the passengers still consist out of like 32 polygons with a face slapped onto their flesh colored cubic head. If they manage to, at some point get this right and make it actually look good and make the whole world look more alive, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, really this could be the ETS2 of trainsims. But for now, I sadly can't... unless you are very passionate about this.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
397.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I purchased an add on in which it doesnt work spent the last two day troubleshooting it with the add on vendor. I requested a refund but was denied because steam says i exceeded the 2 hour play time.. The funny thing it hasnt worked since i purchased and have spent the last few days troubleshooting and can provide photos and screen shots and emails to back up my case. SUCKS to be you so dont download the OBB 4023 add on it doesnt work the instruction they provide you it doesnt work. I will dispute with credit card company because the goods doesnt work.

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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 24
smh they copied the game DLC Quest
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Bad game dont buy it. You have small amount of trains on start than you need to buy them.Not optimalized.
Game crashes nonstop.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13

I bought this game because I thought what I was getting was a 30 dollar game for half price...if this was ever a 30 dollar game then I pity those that paid that....this game is hardly worth 15...in fact considering this game solely exists to try to get you to buy all their other DLC's it should be free. I think the simulation is not half bad in of itself, but its designed from the get-go to be a DLC money bait while masquerading as a standalone game with enough content to keep you occupied for more than a day. There are many DLC money bait games, but they don't also insult your intelligence by pretending not to be.

Take for example the Digital Combat Simulator. You get a very good plane and a whole campaign to start, FOR FREE. I played at least a hundred hours on that free base game before dropping money on anything else of theirs, and by then I fully felt they deserved everything I paid and more.

Take another example...War Thunder... You can play all of that FOREVER FREE, with the option of fast tracking your leveling up or buying a premium plane with some moolah. THOSE are how honest content baiting work, and should work, in my opinion. You know upfront that since the base game is free, they are going to be enticing you to pay for further content. But at least it's honest.

Since what I paid for is supposed to be a 30 dollar game, I really expected much more. I do like the game, but I'm one of those people that hate to give money to people that I feel wronged me, so I will not pay any more money for anything Dovetail. This experience also convinced me to stick with my MicroSoft flight simulator instead of the Dovetail reiteration....

PS (Edit) I also would like to point out that the front "cover" of the game features 2 trains, the American diesel locomotive on the left plus the steam locomotive in the middle, that is not included in the base game at all and is only (presumably) available as a paid DLC.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
322.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
It used to be fun, but now it crashes constantly and the dlc is overpriced. 2/10 won't recommend.
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