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Build And Operate The Railroad Of Your Dreams....With Your Friends! Trainz Simulator 12, Now With Multiplayer TS12 includes the most exciting new feature in the history of Trainz. The players have asked for it and we have delivered Trainz Multiplayer. Now players from all over the world can build, play and operate railroads together!
Release Date: Jun 8, 2011
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$29.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Trainz Simulator: Night Train Bundle

Includes 4 items: Trainz: Classic Cabon City, Trainz™ Simulator 12, Trainz Simulator DLC: The Duchess, Trainz Simulator DLC: Aerotrain

Buy The Pullman’s Bundle

Includes 4 items: Trainz Simulator DLC: Blue Comet, Trainz Settle and Carlisle, Trainz™ Simulator 12, Trainz Simulator DLC: BR Class 14

Buy Trainz Simulator: All Aboard For DLC Bundle

Includes 7 items: Trainz Simulator DLC: Blue Comet, Trainz™ Simulator 12, Trainz Simulator DLC: The Duchess, Trainz Simulator DLC: PRR T1, Trainz Simulator DLC: Aerotrain, Trainz Simulator DLC: BR Class 14, Trainz Simulator DLC: Coronation Scot

Buy Trainz Simulator DLC: Locomotives Pack Volume 1

Includes 4 items: Trainz Simulator DLC: Blue Comet, Trainz Simulator DLC: The Duchess, Trainz Simulator DLC: PRR T1, Trainz Simulator DLC: Coronation Scot

About the Game

Build And Operate The Railroad Of Your Dreams....With Your Friends!
Trainz Simulator 12, Now With Multiplayer


TS12 includes the most exciting new feature in the history of Trainz. The players have asked for it and we have delivered Trainz Multiplayer. Now players from all over the world can build, play and operate railroads together!

Key Features


  • Feel what its like to put your hands on the controls of powerful locomotives as they steam through towns, cities and rolling countryside
  • Design and Build your own railroads with Trainz Surveyor and access hundreds of thousands of assets from the Trainz Download Station
  • Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans as your combine your efforts to operate a working rail line in the new Trainz Multiplayer.
  • Satellite View - Zoom all the way out and view your railroad from satellite distance
  • More realistic trees with new SpeedTree Assets
  • Backward compatible with TS2010 content

New Routes


  • Southern China
  • ECML Kings Cross - Newcastle
  • Balezino - Mosti
  • Debrecen - Nyiregyhaza
  • Mojave Sub Division
  • Municipal transit railway
  • Norfolk & Western - Appalachian Coal
  • Northeast Corridor - Wilmington To Philadelphia
Play and Interact with other Trainz players from all over the world
Drive Steam, Diesel and Electric Trains (and even trams, boats and cars)
Operate a complete working rail line with interactive industries
Build and customize your own living railroad
Share your creations and your passion with other rail fans

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium D 3.4GHz (or equiv)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB of hard drive space
    • Video: nVidia GeForce 7200/128MB or equivalent
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    Helpful customer reviews
    47 of 69 people (68%) found this review helpful
    43 products in account
    1 review
    13.0 hrs on record
    This game would have been amazing... However, I have an up to date system, and it runs like total s**t... The game play seems like it would have been a lot of fun, but ever time I change were the camera is it gets choppy or freezes all together. If they where to optimize it, it would be fanastic.
    Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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    29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
    58 products in account
    4 reviews
    63.7 hrs on record
    Despite the graphics engine the game is very good, cause of the variety of routes, vehicles (engines or not), very good HUD, easy to operate editor, tones of freeware and logical price payware.
    If you are train enthusiast you are going to love it, if you just like playing with simulators, its the best choice for sure and if you just like to play driving games compared to Train simulator 2014 it has lower quality graphics but way more routes, locomotives and the DCC mode (easy to operate mode, no hard times with the realistic things) and all of this without the DLCs, plus it is way more cheap than ts 2014 (DLCs).
    I strongly recommend this game!
    Posted: February 16th, 2014
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    25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
    386 products in account
    8 reviews
    19.2 hrs on record
    I've tried... Ooooh how I've tried.

    I have given up on this game, and it's older sister, Trainz 2010.

    The UI is astronomically horrible, something as simple as loading up a train and driving on a track becomes a monumental task. The amount of content in the game is great (more for 2010 than 2012) but finding the good stuff amongst all the garbage is extremely difficult. Imagine if Flight Sim X bundled together a bunch of graphically inept Freeware and cobbled them together and called them a sequel, and you pretty much have the idea of Trainz here. Yes, 2010 has a massive 51 routes, but only a few of them are actually good, and most of them have hardly any scenarios or "sessions", which are almost the only thing you can do if you don't have the time to learn how to use the editor.

    For example, in Train Sim 2014 (from what I've seen, I don't own it, but I should soon!) in order to drive a train on a track, all you need to do is go to the "Quick Drive" section, choose a train, choose a route, choose a start and end point, and away you go.

    In this, you need to find the route you want to play on from the GIGANTIC list (again, mainly 2010, not 2012), create a new scenario, find the massive list of locomotives, (in an insanely small text size) with extremely small pictures, plonk it down on the track, then find some carriages or freight that matches the coupler type (you can also choose a pre-made consist, but 99% of them don't actually have locomotives) plonk them down behind the loco, then save the session, go back into the main menu, find the route again, find the session again, launch the session, wait for it to load again, then you can finally drive the train, of course, you don't have an actual end objective like in TS2014. It's far too difficult and annoying to do if you don't have much time, and just want to drive your favourite Steam train around a track for a bit.

    Then there's the DLC...

    Yes, TS2014 has a lot of it, yes, some of it is overpriced, but they all download quickly and easily through Steam. In Trainz, not so...

    If you buy a DLC on Steam, for 2012 you have to activate the CD-key in game, then you have two options. 1. Wait for it to download at less than dail-up speeds, or 2. pay *more* money, to download it faster. It's worth mentioning that I didn't even ever get the downloads to work, they just kept failing and wasting my limit amount of broadband. 2010 is a little easier... in 2010 all you need to do is put a file in a folder, then run an extended database repair, wait for about an hour, then you can play your DLC, but that implies you own Trainz 2010...

    Now, I can't compare the physics of the two games because I haven't played TS2014, (and I'm not an expert in any stretch of the imagination) but from what I've seen, it looks pretty good. The graphics in TS are MUCH better, the graphics in Trainz vary between loco, rolling stock and individual pieces of terrain, which makes it look worse.

    The actual gameplay from Trainz is okay, except for a few annoying problems (I switched from my loco (double ended (Class 37)) into a passenger car for a bit, switched back and suddenly I was in the wrong cab, 2 hours into a journey and I stupidly hadn't saved, I tried for a while to get back into the front cab but to no avail, this has happened quite often). There is a terrible lack of information on how to actually get this game to be playable in a simple manner, beyond the premade scenarios, and the tutorials are *alright*.

    The optimization is HORRIBLE, now, I don't have that fantastic a computer, but I'm sure my 550ti and quad-core i5 should be able to handle a game from 2010/2011/2012 on it's lowest graphics, but I still get frame drops, even when I restrict myself to the cab view.

    CONCLUSION:

    Overall... it falls flat on it's face in front of TS2014. The GUI and menus are HORRID, the game is very user unfriendly and just plain annoying. I give up. There is another Trainz game coming out, but I don't think I'll buy it if it continues down the current route.
    Posted: February 16th, 2014
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    471 products in account
    2 reviews
    6.4 hrs on record
    I have no idea what they did with the engine of Trainz Simulator 2004, but the danged it very hard. Game looks quite similiar to Trainz Simulator 2004 (funny thing, my NVidia drivers detects TS2012 as TS2004) and works like S**T. The only thing you can do is to make a cfg that will tell the game to use more RAM memory, but that led my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y580) to hellish temperatures. Less maps than TS2004, less trains too. I see no point in buying it. Gladly got my copy from Bundle.
    Posted: July 1st, 2014
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    149 products in account
    9 reviews
    0.5 hrs on record
    Arma wishes it was this good
    Posted: July 28th, 2014
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    59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
    90 products in account
    3 reviews
    28.1 hrs on record
    Well... good old Trainz... (or bad old Trainz?). Well, actually Trainz 12 SP1 is not so bad. It has very good Steam integration, it can download old add on packs as DLCs (apart from DLCs themselves) and although it is a bit laggy and its graphics are, at best, uneven - if you are into (model) railroading, this one might not be a bad choice...
    Posted: November 14th, 2013
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