OMSI 2 is not without it's faults, but overall is a really in-depth and high quality bus simulator. It is a game crafted with love and attention to detail, unlike certain other simulators.. *cough* Train Simulator.
So what's so good about OMSI?
+ The buses are very high quality, and almost every button in the cab works. Every little function in the bus actually works. Even the driver window slides! The bus sounds are top notch, and this game has one of the best sound engines I've ever heard.
+ The game simulates passengers, and it does it very well. The passengers evaluate your bus driving, and will moan at you if the bus is too cold or too warm or you attempt to short change them. They will want to get off your bus if your driving is not up to scratch!
+ The game fully simulates a 24 hour clock, and various types of weathers such as rain, snow, fog, etc. You will notice less cars and passengers at night, and lots more at rush hours.
+ OMSI has a huge modding scene, which means you can download tons of new maps and buses for free. There's always more to do, and you don't have to fork out £24.99 cause you want some different scenery.
+ Timetables are fully simulated, and AI buses follow them just like you. You can even take over an AI bus if you wish.
+ The included Berlin map clearly had a lot of detail put into it. Compare it on Street view or compare images and the similarities become obvious right away.
+ The game is supported with Official DLC's which are of great quality.
+ The game has full steering wheel support which is really great if you have one.
Okay, so what about the negatives?
- The game WILL micro-freeze and suffer from framerate issues. If you are really really sensitive to issues like this, I would not recommend it. If like me you are willing to look past these issues, you will be fine. It doesn't prevent me from enjoying the game.
- There are various bugs here and there such as the AI hitting you sometimes, passengers noclipping through bus stop shelters, etc.
- The graphics are by no means amazing and they could be better, but I do think they do the job.
- The game can be intimidating at first and the tutorials really are quite useless, don't bother with them.
- The settings can be hard to configure, and aren't as simple Low, Medium and High. This can also be seen as a good thing as you can customise them best to your system.