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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October 14

OMSI 2 Add-On Aachen released!

So look forward to in total 22 km faithfully recreated road kilometres and much driving pleasure in the imperial city of Aachen! Suitable for the operation in the passenger transport service you can drive three vehicle models at his disposal based on examples from the ASEAG: the 12 metre “O530”, its 18 metre articulated version “O530G” and the 19.5 metre high-capacity articulated bus “O530GL”.

We wish you a good journey!

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September 29

OMSI 2 Add-On MAN Citybus Series now available!

We're happy to finally share the newest OMSI 2 add-on with you! It’s time to get in your MAN bus and prove your skills!

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About This Game

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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
OMSI 2 is a good game but only if you know how to use it properly. I found it very hard to set up the bus and for a while I didn't know how to do any routes. The game is quite glitchy and sometimes doesn't work porperly. But when it does work it is a great game! I would only recommend it to people who either are already familiar with how to set up buses or don't mind spending alot of time researching how it works. But all in all, when it works it's a great game!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I like the game, I think it's the best bus simulator, but it's so full of glitches and bugs. It's too expensive and besides the DLCs are also very expensive.

I like it but I can't recommend it. It's just not worth the high pricetag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
168.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This game is very realistic, the bus feels very weighty and real. However the graphics are terrible in some areas and the AI is known to do really dumb things. I would enjoy it more if it didn't cost $43.00.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
very good game but for low spec users may crash alot but would reccomend buying thisg ame
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Full of glitches terrible game
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
i bought the game ( no add-ons ) and the main map stopped working now the game won't even start
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218 of 233 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,140.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
This is not a game; it is a simulator in the purest sense. Unlike Euro Truck Simulator 2 and similar, there is no aspect of gameplay at all.

As such, if you don't really, really want to drive a bus, then I can't reccommend OMSI for you.

On the other hand, if, like me, buses are your thing, then this is the best - no two ways about it. The driving physics are excellent, the sounds are just superb, every individual switch in the cab works and attention to detail has been layered upon the vehicles you'll drive. The defualt maps are OK, and the default buses are excellent - but this simulator is all about the mods. There are dozens upon dozens of amazing freeware buses and maps out there, and a few excellent officially endorsed payware items (I highly reccomend the O305 and Three Generations bus packs).

In case none of the maps available meet your taste, the game includes a map editor which allows you absolute freedom to build your own maps, even if the controls take a little getting used to and the editor itself is really well hidden (google how to run it). With a little patience, you can learn to create assets for the game without too much difficulty in Blender and Sketchup, or, in my case, Gmax, via a very circuitous import route.

There are limitations - the game only really supports right-hand traffic, for instance. There are left-traffic routes and buses available, but there are issues with passengers walking through the bus. You'd also better get used to selling tickets in German.

There are flaws as well - you need a fast processor to run this game at all (multiple cores don't help), and an SSD, while not absolutely necessary, will significantly boost performance, as the game is constantly loading items as they come within range. Back when it was released, the game was not stable at all. This seems to be fixed for most people now, but you should be aware of it nonetheless. The physics can be jumpy occasionally, and I've had a few weird bugs like the back end of an articulated bus falling off. This kind of thing has been few and far between for me, though the game becomes less stable the more mods you have (clean up the ones you aren't using). Play with the settings until you get something that seems to be stable.

All in all, if you like buses, this is simply a must-have. Yes, there are bugs, but they're outweighed by the sounds, the driving physics, the wholly interactive dashboards and the endless customization.
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79 of 91 people (87%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
1,137.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
Yes, it will crash and freeze on occasion. Yes, it is difficult to master at first and will take time to figure out. Yes, you have to read the manual and instalation of addons can be a pain.

But still, there is absolutely NOTHING like it. It is hands down the best transport sim there is - most detailed, most realistic representation of driving a public transport vehicle, period. I own them all - and nothing else comes close.

The busses (the included ones and most 3rd party addons too) are infinitely detailed, with nearly all functions working and represented. Deep scripting allows for modders and 3rd party developers to represent nearly any of a bus' systems faithfully; and basic scripting it is not difficult to understand, so if you don't like something - you can put the time in and change it. The sounds are superb, best and most detailed of any sim. There is interaction with the passengers, they're not just props. There is an infinite ammount of freeware addons (I don't remember when I last played the default map or one of the default busses), some of which are not only as good as payware addons - many they surpass the payware addons. There are huge maps with 20 different routes and small maps with one or two routes. There are city maps and interurban maps. Busy maps and quiet, pastoral maps. And most of the maps coming out nowdays are detailed and pretty.

Of course, OMSI is also deeply flawed. You have to take that into account, especially if you're used to sims and games built by large companies with teams of developers. It has all the classic limitations of a game built in the living room by two passionate guys - a crappy engine (performance can suffer on large maps even on the best of systems), occasional crashes and errors, underdevelopment in many areas (the AI of cars can be infuriating, they are dumb as hell and never leave their paths, which can create gridlock sometimes). But the core of the simulation is so good that you get used to the flaws and learn to work around them. And yes, it is worth it.

Never had there been a sim on which I've logged so many hours. Big thumbs up.
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351 of 494 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Where do I start... Oh well, what I like about Germany? Beer, maybe sausages? No. It's MAN bus manufacturer, and OMSI. It's been almost 3 years since OMSI 1 came out, and a long journey from 2012 announcement has ended. It's finally here, but does it stand up to the name of great simulation like the last one? Is it worth the asking price? Let's find out.

After starting the game, pretty simple menu greets you. It has everything including tutorial, options, starting new game. Everything is self explanatory. Options may be confusing for people who aren't really into computers and configurations, but I'd say, set overall settings to PC 2006 or 2011 (options names) and you're good to go. Controls could be confusing too, but driving on keyboard (even is game is designed STRICTLY for steering wheels) is pretty well done, and is fun. I've had no problems setting up two steering wheels in it. After short configuration, I've finally started the game up. After pretty long loading, game had no bus whatsoever. So I've pressed ALT, and then a simple menu came out of nowhere. That little thing is handyas from here you can get new bus from there, fix it, choose timetable or change the Bus display. There is a lot to have fun with. So I've choosen Advertised MAN NG272 and then the fun began. First of all, this game is not for casuals. You need to know what exatly you need to do in order to start the electricity, engine, and then finnaly move your bus. You need a basic knowledge of how buses work in order to find OMSI 2 fun. So after some clicking with mouse on virtual cockpit of my NG272, I've finally heard this bearutifull beast. WOW the sound design is AMAZING. Everything is in place, even creeking of the joint of the Bus. Sound quality is TOP NOTCH. It's better than most games out there.

Graphics however aren't that great. 2D trees crossed to make a 3D like impression, 2D bushes, and blocky buildings with pretty low-res textures and berlinians who walk pretty badly... but who the hell looks at graphics in simulation? Bus Models are top notch. Well detailed, well textured. However the deal breaker could be optimisation. It lacks a bit, but it's certainly better than the first one. After configurations you can get most out of it, that's why everything is so complicated in options menu. I'd recommend setting Texture Max Memory to max of your graphic card. Lags in game could be a little annoying while loading next map tiles, but you'll get used to it. Ai can also be pretty jerky, and pretty tough to cooperate with, but hey, when you get used to it, it doesn't really matter. We all need to give credit to Marcel Kuhnt and Rudeger Hulsmann (yes, those two guys created this game) for even doing such a great job on other aspects of the game.

Physics are top notch. Every bump has it's feeling. You feel the mass of the bus, and also how well in handles (when of course you know HOW to drive a bus). You will feel significant difference driving on snow, and or dry asphalt. It's incredibly well made. What shines in this game is it's flexibility. You can do everything you want in bus. Open windows, manually open doors, press all buttons on cockpit and see what they do. It's like, literally, you can do EVERYTHING you always dreamed of with a bus, including even manipulating Roll-Band displays.

Another great thing is it's modability. You can install user created buses, maps, scenery objects, sounds, Ai etc into this game. What's even more awesome, is that OMSI 2 is backwards compatible with all user created content for OMSI 1. Yay!

For what it is, and for what it provides, yes, OMSI 2 is worth the money. Your childhood dreams of being bus driver finnaly came true, and what's more important, they are on steam, available to everyone. Aswell as Euro Truck Simulator 2, HEED THE MOCKERS. Don't listen to anybody who say that simulation games suck, because you will miss the pinnacle of simulation games on PC. However you look at this game, it's maybe not perfect, but it's excusable, due to low human resources of MR Software. I mean, come on. I've never saw two people creating such good game with such attention to detail. After starting up OMSI 1 and OMSI 2, I felt like they were both passionate about busses. Bus driving seems boring to some people, but believe me - it's a hard job. Those two guys captured the true feeling of that job. Game itself shows how much they loved what they did in this game. It shows how dedicated both Marcel and Rudiger are to simulation and re-creation of real-life feeling of such universal job. Yes, animations are lacking, graphics too, and optimisation a bit aswell, but we cannot deny the fact, that nothing beats the OMSI 2 in terms of physics, sound and design. Other companies (Including TML Studios) cannot even think of being close to what OMSI 2 did. I won't spoil how many new things are in game. Certainly MAN NG272, thus argiculated bus support is there, which is a very nice touch. There have been improvements, and they certainly add even more depth to already impressive and deep simulation.

It's a good game, for a good price. Pick it up if you're not affraid of it's downs.


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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Okay, this game is poorly optimized, the graphics aren't great, the textures are bad, but that's not what OMSI 2 is about. This simulator is for people who don't need high frames (you won't get above 60 fps regardless of your specs) or photorealistic graphics, this is for simulator people.

The base game comes with two maps, one large reconstruction of 1980's Berlin and a smaller, fictional, training map. It includes four different busses, one bendy-bus, one single-decker, and two double-deckers. This isn't a lot of content for upwards of £20, but there is a strong modding community which can add a whole new feel and look to the game, so dont worry about this when you first play.

For people who like to pick up a game and play it without much of a learning curve, OMSI 2 is not for you. I personally spent at least an hour, configuring settings for my Logitech G25 Racing Wheel, and learning all the different buttons on the bus dashboard. Once you know what to do, this game is alot of fun, but until then, I found it quite frustrating. Look at the forums for Input Configuration for different racing wheels and controllers, someone has already configured them and you can just paste those into the directory.

Performance, don't expect much. This is one of the cons of this game, it is very badly optimised. I reach anywhere from 20-60 frames, and experience frequent micro-stutters during gameplay, however I purchased this game knowing this would be the case.

Actually driving the bus feels fantastic, the physics (force feedback adds lots of realism) and feel of the busses is very well executed. I've never driven a real bus, but I think this could be considered close. The sound engine for this game is phenominal, and is really engaging. This is one of the most polished features.

For those who really want to drive a realistic feeling bus, while configuring routes and lines on the IBIS stystem, worrying about temperatures, and sticking to a strict schedule, buy this game. The price is quite high, but if you're one of those people, you will definitely get your money's worth.

If you've played ETS 2, or City Bus Driving, and think "hey I like simulators", be warned, this game is much more complex. You may still enjoy it, however if you're expecting an easy time I wouldn't recommend it.

In Conclusion:


> Realistic Physics
> Realistic Sounds
> Plenty of mods
> Feels like you're driving a bus
> Excellent replayability (different lines/routes and maps)


> Poor Optimisation
> Poor Graphics
> Rather Expensive
> Complex to configure and learn
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7.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
i need help because like the bus keeps jumping when im stoped and how do i pick up passengers?
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Bay Area Native
386.6 hrs
Posted: October 12
As a player of many simulation games, I can say hands-down that this is the best simulation game I have ever owned. No game have I ever been as engrossed into as this one. So let's take a look at what makes this game such a fantastic experience.

OMSI 2 was developed by two German guys as the sequel to the very-popular OMSI. OMSI 2 is the only game in the series that was released on Steam, and because of that it has become the definitive version over the years.

The driving experience itself is fantastic - it's very hard for simulators to capture the feeling that you're actually controlling a vehicle, but with the sound, weight and turning, OMSI 2 does feel like driving a bus. The most incredible part of this game is the sound, which could not be any better than it already is. Sound is an essential part of a game, especially in a driving simulator. Every sound you can hear is from real life - from the motor noise of each different bus, to the surrounding AI traffic, to simple sound effects - it's all taken from real life and implemented perfectly into OMSI. Each bus is modeled from real life, and everything you can see is clickable and has its own function.

With a game as open-ended as OMSI 2, you'd expect an active modding community, and fortunately there's plenty of it. Aside from the occasional payware DLC on Steam, which ranges from maps to individual vehicles, modders are constantly developing new buses and maps for you to download and play for free.

Every game has its downsides, however, and OMSI 2 is no exception. To put it lightly, the game is quite poorly optimized. When it first launched back in 2013, it was barely playable, with crashes and bugs galore. It has since been patched many times and thankfully runs much better than before, but it is still prone to random freezing and crashing. Some maps, such as Projekt Gladbeck, are much more poorly optimized than other maps, like Berlin X10 or Hamburg.

In conclusion, OMSI 2 is one of the very best simulators you can get, if you ask me. Don't let the optimization issues prevent you from buying this game. I've barely scratched the surface on what this simulator has to offer, because you just have to play OMSI 2 to really know what the driving experience is like. And with many payware maps available (with more to come, including London) and countless bus & map mods, OMSI 2 will never fail to suck you in.
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87.6 hrs
Posted: October 9
Anyone who wants a bus simulator, this is pretty much your only choice. As much as I love the game, there just isn't enough to it. This considering it's hard enough just to put out 35 bucks for a bus simulator, Omsi 2 makes you pay an additional $20 for any DLC. And believe me you NEED that DLC. Plus downloading and setting up free maps takes about as long as a train ride from New York to Miami. I recommend his game, but at a little disappointed standpoint. If you look at my other reviews, I'm usually very excited about games. This one yes, but not that much.
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Sputnik Bluesky
1.9 hrs
Posted: October 5
Don't bother
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Generic Ethnic Male
25.7 hrs
Posted: October 3
OMSI 2 is essentially the bus counterpart of ARMA 3.
It's the damn holy grail of all bus simulators out there on offer, and gets things right, down to every little component.
I could have put that $34.99 AUD towards a shirt, groceries or schnitzel lunch at the local RSL, but I put it towards this, and it's great. I don't regret my investment.

9/10 lunch will have to wait
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1,854.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Hello all, Omsi 2 is one of the best bus sims that ive played, ive played all the previous bus sims and i found this one over 2 years ago. i have fallen in love with this game and there is so much you can do with it, there is tones of addons and tones of mods for you to buy and download. if your looking for a top of the range bus simulator then this is what youve came here for.
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5.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
it does not work for me
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