Off to the next round! Experience a new omnibus simulator with OMSI 2 and start discovering Spandau while driving the omnibus. OMSI 2 is the successor of the well-known and awarded omnibus simulator "OMSI - The Bus Simulator".
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2013
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Off to the next round! Experience a new omnibus simulator with OMSI 2 and start discovering Spandau while driving the omnibus. OMSI 2 is the successor of the well-known and awarded omnibus simulator "OMSI - The Bus Simulator". OMSI 2 not only offers the routes and buses you already know from OMSI, but adds lots of exciting new features. In OMSI 2 you can drive the first ever articulated bus in the OMSI history, the MAN NG272. Explore the new omnibus line 5 covering a total distance of 12 km from the subway station Ruhleben to the psychiatric clinic Spandau. Thanks to the newly added chronology function you´ll not only be able to drive through Spandau in 1986, but also to relive the changes taking place in Spandau between 1986 and 1994.

Enjoy the charm of the 80s and 90s and find out how the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall was. And this all at wheel of a double-decker or articulated bus.

New features in OMSI 2:

  • The articulated bus MAN NG272 with the exact physical and visual recreation of the joint kinematics as well as corresponding sounds and systems (bending protection).
  • The MAN NL202 as well as reworked and added models of the known types SD200 and SD202 (more years of production, emergency door openers, destination boards, sound variations depending on vehicle number).
  • The Spandau omnibus line 5 from the subway station Ruhleben to the psychiatric clinic Spandau covering a total distance of 12 km, several new buildings, a squeezed timetable and a tight 5 minute rhythm with various bus termini and assignments for diverse and long lasting driving pleasure.
  • Replication of original timetables and tour plans for omnibus lines 5 and 92.
  • Chronology function: Relive the change taking place in Spandau between 1986 and 1994! OMSI 2 now replicates the exciting years following the German reunification and all the innovations and route expansions (line 137 to Falkensee) that came along with it. This function also allows temporary changes to maps or routes caused by construction sites or special buses.
  • Advanced and improved AI traffic (better road- and steering behaviour, railway- and subway traffic)
  • System damage model including different malfunctions which take time to fix
  • OMSI 2 supports a world coordinate system so it is possible to import a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) with the help of a DLL you can even program yourself.
  • Animated real vertical profile on the Spandau map
  • New script functions such as full matrix view, advanced access to system variables.
  • New editor functions: automatic import of aerial imagery, terrain adapts to run of the road, improved spline connection algorithm, rotation of objects around all axes. Intersections can easily be equipped with individual vertical profiles.
  • Saving optimized loading of maps which allows considerably larger maps

Additional features:

  • The classic versions of the MAN double-decker buses SD200 and SD202 are included
  • Realistic and intelligent traffic and detailed landscape
  • Realistic and controllable weather and seasonal effects
  • Realistic day and night effects
  • Many animations and animated objects
  • Fully functional IBIS (integrated on-board information system)
  • Four different views: driver sight, passenger sight, exterior view or free view
  • Script engine to influence the handling characteristics and functions of the bus
  • Easy to use, map-based track editorInsert your own vehicles
  • Compatible with TrackIR 5

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce or comparable AMD with minimum 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Dual core processor with 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce or comparable AMD with 1024 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
This is the worlds most in depth and buggiest Bus simulator!

It's really a hit-and-miss game. Lack luster in content, as in there are only a whopping two maps to drive your Bus in, and only a handful of different buses to drive, many of them seem to be repeats. How ever, despite the two maps, one of them does have many different routes for you to take, so that's nice. From my experience, the other just has one.

This game does have a bit of a steep learning curve, and it did take me several attempts of picking it up and trying to go through the tutorials to figure out what was what, and then once I got that down, I had to try and set keys for my Logitech G27, which only added to the complexity, as you have more controls you need to be aware of for your bus then allowed on the Racing wheel's extra buttons. I'm not kidding, you literally control everything on the Bus. From doors to heating system, to interior lights to ♥♥♥♥ing opening and closing your driver side window!

Beyond that, driving a bus, picking up and unloading passengers is actually kind of fun. If you find a route that you like, you can find yourself sinking some time into this game, if you like running around in circles, that is. Of course you have to make sure you are not late, punch tickets, print tickets, give change to passengers, etc etc.

There are mods you can download and add into this game, but I haven't dabbled to much. Might help, might make things worse, I don't know.

Despite the game crashing bugs and the hard-to-learn controls, this game is .. Tolerable. Adequate. I would love to see where the developers take this game, but as far as I know, it's a hit-or-miss situation. Should you get it? Honestly, I wouldn't, at least not right now. The bugs in this game are to much to bare to really enjoy it. Believe me, I wanted to enjoy this game, but when it crashes in the middle of a route, I find that to be a little disappointing. You might have better luck then I do, and if you want to try your luck, go for it. Otherwise ...
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
554.0 hrs on record
Takes some while getting used to, but with all the buses,DLC, and freeware content, you are bound to have fun. One can recreate their own town or create a fictional in the Editor. An lots of forums to go with this game. I recommend this especially if you like buses or trains!
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Okay so my first take on this game is that its riddled with issues. Right from the very get go you are left completely wanton, now i realise that this is a german sim but come now guys not everyone speaks german, what use is it of me downloading an english install only to have everything in german (one demerit). Okay so moving on seeing as there is apparently no way around this, next we have the interface, while it could be a little bit more userfriendly and perhaps presented in a more visually appealing way after playing around with it you should be able to navigate it with relatively minimal stress, which brings us to the tutorials, while relatively straight forward actual translation of that information becomes somewhat cumbersome because the keys are not quite mapped as described in the tutorial (Shift Z for example is actually Shift Y). So alas feeling rather chipper with myself having ever so painfully navigated the first few steps i find myself confronted with a situation which requires me to pan the camera in order to view a certain piece of equipment, now take into consideration i am using a laptop which has no center mouse button an up to which time i was dreading not to have to come across such a situation so needless to say dead in the water. Now the point been here that that while there is some kind of game controller customization (ie, key mapping etc albeit very limited) there appears to be no hat switch functionality, further more precise tuning for racing wheels such as the driving force gt and so on which have 900 degrees of turning radius more or less is extremely lacking and to be quite honest borders on non exsistance. Okay so resigning myself to the fact that it'll take me forever and a day to actually do a successful trip (passngers the works) i decide to just jump into the game based on what little info i've manged to muster up and here goes im in the bus its actually running and in gear everything seems like we good to go so give her the gas and bam im bouncing, crashing scrapping the whole works, more like a rodeo than a bus ride okay so i let things settle down a bit (apparently if you crank the graphics settings too high the game goes beserk all this despite having a more than capable machine so lower the settings and things seem to be a bit better, now just to perhaps say something obvious, im paying for an experince in its full glory and not some half blur world and footlong draw distances but anyway moving on...) so driving along now everything is just dandy trying to get a feel for things go and step on the brakes and half near fly out the windshield (theres that pesky precise game controller tuning thing again) so basically you want to use the brakes with without actually using them hmmmm go figure. So In a nutshell ive owned this game for two days and thats about the progress ive made, esentially as much progress as a moss growing up the side of an old english castle wall. Now before the naysayers get all excited i am yet to try it out on another machine which is more than a monster enough to push the graphics, did i mention that the laptop is no slouch either btw pretty sure i did but anyway thats that. For the record i am a hardcore die hard sim fanatic so pls reserve otherwise personal vendettas to your loo, i know the benchmarks of great sims and this one while it will have its second day of rekoning with me on a different machine at which time its final judgement will be passed as it stands i give it 1.5 out of 5. Money badly spent.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Damn, this game is full of bugs :) It is still fun, but it looks more like a beta, so I can't recommend it.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
If you like spending loads of time figuring out how to make broken things work, then I most definitely do reccomend this game!
Posted: October 17
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Where the actual **** did the exe file for this game go? I can't even play it now.
Posted: October 11
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16.3 hrs on record
This is not your Euro Truck Simulator that you can jump in and everything is easy. It's like the PMDG of the flight sim world, abeit a little buggy. The depht of simulation is incredible. The detail is amazing, and although the graphics are not cutting edge, it's more than enough to satisfy most players. If you are expecting this to be like Euro Truck Simulator, or Train Simulator, or something that is relativly from the start, you might be a little overwhelmed by the details and the complexity. The pride though of finally understanding what you are doing though, and completing your first route is enough to make you want to try it again. Different times, weather conditions, and busses in the base gamae alone are enough to provide varying gameplay to keep you amused.

If you like detailed sims, this is one for you. It's challenging, but can be really fun. One of the best true simulators on Steam.
Posted: October 16
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60.9 hrs on record
This is an interesting game. It is both brilliant and terrible. Let me break it down for you, the gameplay is amazing, it is very realistic driving (even with the mouse and keyboard), but it had some issues too. The game is not really optimised, so you will not be having the highest frame rates, but since not much is going on, it is not much of a problem. Additionaly, alot of things (errors messages, some tutorials, and other things as of this time) are in German, so you might have some issues there, though it is constantly getting better in English so I do not see this as a problem. My last complaint is that the menus are not very good, and it is confusing to learn how to get around them. Now on to the good stuff. The driving is excelent, and it is just a very good game if you are willing to put in the time to learn how to use it properly. I would definatly recommend this to anyone who likes simulators, and has the money (as it is $35). I would not recommend this game to anyone who already have OMSI 1 (as there are not many changes), or who is not that into this type of simulator, there are many others out there to make sure you like it first. In conclusion, this is an advanced simulator for people who have the time any money, and really like simulators.
Posted: October 15
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10.1 hrs on record
a good simulator that could be awesome if it would be patched up more, some sort of instruction to easier set up you're wheel buttons would be good as well,but overall a good simulator with mod ability.


a warning is in place, after little driving and testing i found out that, the further i got in the game the more i realised that this dam game is one of the more buggy games i bought in yrs,it's not even half done and should still be in a pre alpha stage,people are walking into eachother, when you drop them off they walk trough the bus,FPS set on 30 and its hacking like hell etc etc,and the little help you got in their forums are pretty much nada, 99% are in germany, i know i can use google translate but sometime it's just too much,there is a 2.2 patch on the way,but 2 of the devs,and obvius "bestfriends" are not best friends anymore and the longing 2.2 patch seems to be written in the stars when it shall friends,if ya wanna buy this game, wait for a sale or at least wait for the 2.2 patch ( not certain it will good after that either ) !!

71.97 euro i payed for main game and 2 DLC..........worth maybe 1/3 of that !
Posted: October 16
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6.7 hrs on record
This is a german simulator THAT IS ACTULLY GOOD
Posted: October 10
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5.0 hrs on record
This is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game that doesn't even load.
Posted: September 29
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195.5 hrs on record
Its a very good game for the people that would love to play around in a bus simulation game.
The extsion for the berlin-spandu is great part of the map to play on i rally enjoy it.
There are quite a few bus mods out at the moment for omsi 2
Posted: October 11
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14.8 hrs on record
the bus keeps shaking and i could'nt drive,fix it please
Posted: October 3
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17.6 hrs on record
This is an EXTREMELY realistic game. The busses just have so much realism, its like im driving one. The other cool thing is currency in the game, when someone gives you a peice of money, I go into a scavenger hunt trying to find the right ticket and give them the proper amount of change. There is so many paint schemes for one single model of the double decker bus, I don't know which one looks better or wich one to choose. But with every great game, there are also problems, the articulated bus shakes and actually twists vilently when I stop. And just because there are problems that doesn't mean its a bad game. Every game is NOT perfect. None of my reviews or comments are meant to be hurtfull, I am a hater when people post mean things about games, it is not in my nature to do hurt somebody, I am just trying to help. I love this game so much.
Posted: September 27
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
145.3 hrs on record
Superb simulation but with some bugs. Yes, they are a bit irritating but the gameplay is so good that I don't care about it. The game has an huge community (mostly german but there are also enough english speakers) with an large database of FREE mods like: new busses, new maps/routes, bus modifications, reskins etc.
It's also very easy to mod it by yourself.

(Please note: I'm using a steering wheel with force feedback as controller, this adds more driving pleasure to the game. It might be different when using a mouse or keyboard as controller)
I start off with the most important thing of the game, driving!
When you get in your bus for the first time, it could be a bit overwelding. The amount of buttons and switches are enormous. It isn't an easy to pick up game. If you want the full experience out of the game, you need to invest some time in it to learn how it works (the errors and the AI behaviour is a bit odd so in the beginning this can be quite frustrating but after some time you know how they respond so you can change your way of driving on it), and of course how to drive the damn thing ;-).

If you get the hang of it you will see that it's quite fun and challenging to drive a bus. You have 12 meters behind you to keep an eye on and a schedule. You also need to take care of your passengers that want to be comfortable and on time at their destination.

Omsi doesn't run on a fancy big graphic engine. Even the fastest PC can have some lag in this game. Omsi hasn't got a stable frame rate because the scenery is on any place different. But I can give you some predictions of what frame rate you will get:
Low-end PC: 10-18 FPS
Mid-end PC: 20-40 PFS
High-end PC: 30-60 PFS

I know 18 FPS doesn't sounds much but there isn't really much fast action so it's acceptable and playable.

Omsi is a great game to mod! It has an open folder structure so you basically don't need to install any tools to get going. It takes time to know how to mod but an experienced modder shouldn't have any problems with it.

Installing mods is as easy as extracting an archive file. And the good news is, they are all free!
But when you want to instal a new map for the first time, you will find yourself getting loads of errors due to missing files. For many maps you need to download a whole list of other objects or maps to get going. But once you've installed a couple maps, you don't get many errors any more because most maps use the same objects.


+ Realistic driving physics and controls
+ Huge amount of detail
+ Fun to drive
+ Large amount of free available mods
+ Easy to mod
+ Best (bus) driving simulator

- Crashes sometimes
- Some bugs
- not easy to pick up (you need to invest some time to learn how the game works)
- Not suited for everyone

I would definitely recommend this game if you like simulators. It's one of the best driving sims out there (yes, it beats Euro Truck Simulator 2 on the driving experience). If you can ignore the bugs and you are open to spend some time on learning the game and read some tutorials that you would have hours of fun with this game!

Greetings from the Netherlands =D
Posted: June 19
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
353.4 hrs on record
This is still the best bus simulator. It is a good improvement on OMSI 1.

MAPS/VEHICLES: The Spandau map is much extended with a new chronology function where you can see the routes/fares and most importantly the Berlin reunification/fall of the Berlin wall between 1986 and 1994. Two maps are included the fictional test map Grundorf (one route, the 76) and Berlin Spandau (routes 92 (137), 5 (130) and also two night routes. Two new buses come with this game the articulated (bendy) bus MAN NG272 (GN92) and the MAN NL202 (EN92). The two double deckers from OMSI 1 are improved and the MAN SD202 has two new variants; the D90 and the D91. There are new AI cars including ambulances with working sirens. There is also much more trains in OMSI 2.

PERFORMANCE: As with OMSI 1, you will need a pretty good PC to run OMSI 2. FPS is improved from OMSI 1 but lag can be experienced frequently in busy areas of maps.
I have an Intel Core i3, 6GB RAM and 2GB graphics card. Here is my FPS on the Hamburg addon map.
Suburb areas: 30 - 60 FPS.
Inner City areas: 20 - 25 FPS.
City Centre areas: 12 - 20 FPS.

UI: The user interface is completely changed from OMSI 1. The new UI looks much smoother and is easier to use.

BUGS: When this game was first released it was almost unplayable. It had clearly been released too early, as there were very frequent bugs and crashes. At this stage (version 2.1, the game is a lot better and crashes are rare. I have played the Hamburg and Vienna maps for the past few days with no crashes. Unfortunately crashes do occasionally still occur and there are still some minor bugs, although these do not normally affect gameplay experience.

ADDONS/COMPATIBILITY: Many freeware and payware addons exist for OMSI 2. The OMSI 1 addons Vienna LU 200, Citybus O305 and Hamburg Day & Night have all been patched for OMSI 2. Most OMSI 1 buses work in OMSI 2, but the majority of maps will not work in OMSI 2 without adjustments. Many map creators have released new versions of their maps for OMSI 2. A huge range of mods, repaints, vehicles and maps are available on the OMSI forum and other OMSI related websites.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE/FUNCTIONS: OMSI unlike most (if not all) other bus sims recreates the bus functions and driving physics as close as possible. Over 90% of buttons are pressable and have a function. For example you can set the destination using the IBIS computer, spray the windscreen, adjust the heating (involves many switches, not just one button!), lights and door controls. The bus sounds are excellent. All have been recorded off the real-life buses. Particularly with the bendy bus, you can feel the weight of the bus you are driving. This is enhanced with a steering wheel.

GAME CONTROLLERS: Buses can be controlled with the mouse or keyboard, but for a much more realistic experience a steering wheel is the best. The best realism can be achieved in OMSI 2 with a 900 degree, force feedback steering wheel. The one often preferred is the Logitech G27, but as this is very expensive other good wheels include the Logitech Driving Force GT. TrackIR 6 can be used with this game for added realism of the camera views.

TUTORIALS/DOCUMENTATION: As well as a detailed manual, new to OMSI 2 are tutorials. I strongly recommend users who have not played OMSI 1 previously to do these tutorials as learning how to operate the buses can be tricky at first.

Overall this is an excellent bus simulator (now that most bugs are gone anyway). Remember if you purchased OMSI 1 you can get OMSI 2 at a discounted price at the publisher's website.
Posted: May 30
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1,741.4 hrs on record
I upgraded to omsi 2 from OMSI 1 in December 2013 on the date of release and I have to say that there has been some major issues with the game from the start but M&R Software have taken the views and bug reports from the people who matter the end user and have even set-up a special bug reporting email address so that the users can report bugs to them and there have been many updates to OMSI 2 since its release in December 2013.

Now it is June 2014 and it is on version 2.1.004 which is a millions times better than the version released in December 2013 but it is not perfect yet but with more updates in the future it will get there. In it current state I would recommend this game as it is more than playable and hours of fun can be had with the right maps and buses.
Posted: June 26
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Very Realistic, one thing. The bus bounves when in view First Person and you must be in 3rd view to not make it bouce and does bad sound. Other then that everything is realistic, the ticket machine, engine sounds, keys, streets, Maybe next time focus on the bus more and later on the perfect design.
Posted: July 30
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
it is like you are driving a real bus. The looks and the sounds of the buses are good. It is easy to drive a bus on it does take a little while to get to know the controls but it is very good.
Posted: August 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Good Game
Posted: September 13
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