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".
User reviews: Mostly Positive (973 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013
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April 1

The omnibus operations don’t stand still

The omnibus operations don’t stand still – most recently, Update 2.2.016 for OMSI 2 has been released and comes with some welcome novelties. Amongst them is the quicksave feature, allowing you to quickly save the current game state yourself. Preselecting your entry point before loading the map as well as the possibility to deactivate the preview window for bus selection helps to reduce the loading times significantly.

A complete list including all the numerous bugfixes can be found here: Link

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April 1

Der Omnibusbetrieb steht nicht still

Der Omnibusbetrieb steht nicht still – ganz neu ist das Update 2.2.016 für OMSI 2 erschienen und bringt einige willkommene Neuerungen mit sich. So hat eine Quicksave-Funktion Einzug gefunden, mit der ihr die momentane Spielsituation schnell selbst speichern könnt.
Das Vorselektieren eures Startpunktes vor dem Laden der Karte sowie die Möglichkeit, das Vorschaufenster der Busauswahl zur deaktivieren, erhöhen zudem die Ladegeschwindigkeit des Spiels deutlich.

Eine komplette Liste inklusive der zahlreichen behobenen Bugs findet ihr hier: Link

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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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
605.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Purchased while it was on sale - definitely enjoying it. Couldn't get my XBox controller setup to properly control the game, so "driving" with the mouse, which works surprisingly well. Yes, the graphics are substandard (and I'm running it on a purpose-built gaming computer), but it's a relaxing change of pace to unwind with after a full day. There are extended load times, field of distance is not very large with repeated pop ins, and even on higher setting the people look as though they're in a N64 game. If you've played Euro Truck Driver or Farming simulator, this is somewhat similar...although more limited in scope and graphical quality. In spite of all of that, I recommend getting the game to enjoy for what it is.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
If you like driving a bus and simulators then this is a game for you. Definitely it is a game for me too, but there seems to be some issues/bugs.

After reducing threads (or what ever was that option called that the game itself proposed after the first crash) helped a lot to the crashing. It still has some random crashes but not too often. Sometimes you manage to lose open window somehow behind the game so that you cannot access it anymore and there seems to be no way to get the window on front again. Sometimes the game doesn't seem to recognize when you arrive to the last stop and then I have to drive a little loop to arrive the stop again. And the line destination setting doesn't work if you write the destination with all minor letters even it looks like that the destination is found from the drop down many correctly, cure for this is to open the line setting window again and press okay (since this time the game has set the minor/major cases correctly), if you fail to notice that you might lose passengers since they don't recognize the arriving bus to be their one.

Still, after knowing these bugs you can get decent "game" play and at least I enjoyed it a lot. Driving ain't easy but you will learn it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
329.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
After playing the first Omsi, I had high expectations for the 2nd version.
As a bus enthusiast I can tell you That Marcel and Rudiger (MR software) had really stepped up their game in terms of physics and playability. There's something about this game that always brings me back. Maybe it's the fact that this game is completely customisable or that it's the most accurate bus simulator on the market.

If you get bored of the default Spandau map, there's tons of maps that the community have made which keeps the game interesting. There's also a wide range of buses made by the community too and one major advantage is that they're easy to install.

Sure, the graphics aren't state-of-the-art but if it's a good game, it shouldn't solely rely on the graphical effects and this game doesn't. I've been playing the Omsi series since release (If I'm correct, that was mid 2011) and I haven't gotten bored of it.

This is the most open, user-friendly and realistic bus simulator on the market and I could only recommend it.
I hope this review helped! :)
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
There’s something oddly wonderful about a game trying to recreate niche, and bizarre parts of history. None more than OMSI, a game which sets out to lovingly recreate buses/routes in Berlin. Not just Berlin, but more specifically the Spandau district from 1980’s – 1990’s, a very peculiar, and to most of us obscure part of history. But does it succeed?
Let’s make one thing clear, this is not ETS2. It’s not lavished with game style game play mechanics about levelling up your character, running your company, and customizing your vehicles. Nor is it all that user friendly, or really all that approachable. This is a hardcore simulation, with hardcore simulation style lack of game play. The premise is as simple as coul be, choose a bus. Choose a route. Drive..

The buses are very nicely recreated, with a full array of working features on the dashboard, from the usual wipers, lights, adjustable suspension (on the more modern buses) and fully functioning computers, and ticket machines. Although unless you speak German, good luck getting your head around those. Thankfully, you can set your bus up using the rather basic, but functional in game UI.

The game does have a rather steep learning curve, while it does have tutorials these are next to useless, so your pretty much on your own. Getting in to a position where you can pick up your first passengers, is rather more than just selecting a job, and pressing E to start your engine, and putting the bus in to gear and driving. Every button on the dashboard does something some of these things are more useful than others.

If your patience lasts long enough to get your head around the rather steep learning curve, you’ll quickly find the game is actually quite enjoyable in a mundane, driving a city bus kind of way. Driving your assigned route, you’ll of course be stopping at bus stops, picking up rather badly animated but very amusing robotic passengers, selling them tickets, and all the usual things expected from a bus driver. The simulation of this goes quite deep, even down to them complaining, if the bus is cold.

The actual driving of the bus feels very nice, and really the developers have managed to create the feeling of driving a very large, cumbersome heavy vehicle, turns will be taken slowly, and much care has to be taken when weaving in and out of parked cars, and other obstacles scattered around the lovingly created depiction of Berlin. Upon hitting something, the passengers, which by now you have become belligerent towards, will swear, and shout at you in German demanding to get off.

The sound is absolutely spectacular, and a real master class in how the sound should be in these types of games, it’s incredibly atmospheric, and really transported me back to the 80s/90s as a kid travelling to school on those old double decker buses. From the whine of knackered old diesel engine, to the wind blowing in to the slightly open window, the bus rattling and banging as it chugs down the road. Its absolutely superb, and other developers of simulators should certainly take note.

As said already, the basic driving physics are excellent, however the other world physics, are more hilarious than anything else. With vehicles catapulting about in an accident, or humping the ground, people being swallowed by the floor. It all makes for some highly amusing, if immersion breaking moments.

Control devices:
It’s a given that a game like this is best played with a wheel, rather than state the obvious, I think its best to discuss other control devices, not everyone owns a wheel.

The mainstay of driving games, for those without a wheel at least. Unfortunately, using a controller is next to impossible. The over sensitivity of the Xbox 360 controller is not accounted for at all, no dead zones are added or able to be added. The stick simply functions as a wheel, which makes controlling the bus immensely sensitive, and next to impossible. Don’t even bother.

While the keyboard is completely indispensable, with the massive array of functions, and systems, all of which you will need to control, driving with it is, really as to be expected. The game uses the numpad by default. 4 Turns left, 6 turns right, and 5 centres the steering. While its more than possible to drive using the keyboard, keyboards don’t feature any analogue devices, everything of course is either on or off, which can make for some pretty heavy accelerating and braking, which is usually met by lots of angry German swearing from the passengers.

This is my preferred method for controlling the game. Generally I hate mouse driving, its over sensitive, has very little feedback, or makes very little sense. But the developers of Omsi have definitely cracked it. Move the mouse up to accelerate, down to brake, and of course left and right steer. If you don’t have a wheel this is my recommended method of controlling it. The only drawback, is steering, and accelerating at the same time can be rather difficult, and tends to be a little haphazard.

The bad:
While I would like to say “The game is a triumph buy it immediately!”. That really isn’t the case. OMSI 2 is as awful as it is brilliant, an incredibly mixed bag. As already said, its not very approachable, a lot of the options, the controls list, and other things are not put together in a very user friendly or coherent way, at times it feels like it was designed by a madman! Even when trying to work out /change the controls The list seems to almost be randomly thrown together, without much regard for the poor player who has to find his/her way through it. In a game like this, which has an awful lot of controls, this really does make for frustration, and swearing.

In general the game is incredibly unpolished, mostly using simple OS ui windows to control various functions. More often than not, these windows can make little to no sense at first glance, and can take a quite some time to get used to.

The games stability is atrocious, and really, unacceptable. The game quits to desktop on a regular basis, randomly fails to load, and throws up a lot of errors usually in German, leaving you with little idea as to what actually happened. Sounds will just stop working, and all manner strange things will happen. For a game that’s been out a year (longer if you count the original) these really are issues that should no longer be present.

This is done by a simple overlay with arrows pointing you in the direction and icons over the stops you need to stop at. While this sounds just basic but functional, at times, it can be incredibly confusing. You’ll get arrows pointing you off towards other routes, which have nothing to do with yours, at times it offers you absolutely no direction at all, and other times it just sends you off down side streets your not supposed to go down, or tries to send you down 1 way roads (of course the wrong way)

The base lacks a serious amount of content The map really isn’t that big, and you have a very small number of routes to drive. Simply put, I doubt it will have much lasting appeal.

Final thoughts:

This game is actually quite annoying. It’s very solid, and very well made in parts but has far too many glaring issues. While I did enjoy it, It’s certainly not something I can whole heartedly recommend. I actually find it quite annoying, the potential is vast. Should it be given ETS 2’s spit, polish, and level of content, I can’t help but feel it would actually be a superior game, capable of knocking ETS 2 off my favourite simulator spot. But in its current state, its incredibly rough around the edges, and falls very short. If you enjoy simulators, and are looking for something new, you might like this one. But don’t go in to it expecting a complete or approachable, product, it isn’t.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I recommend omsi 2 To all people who love buses or even want to learn. As me i love buses ive been riding them since i was 5 so now buses are my thing, I think omsi 2 is a great game for only little development it may not be well known over steam. But it has MAD fans unlike Team fortress 2 It has over 5 million fans but alot of them dont like it that much as they would like there real passion. This is why i think OMSI 2 Is the best simulator of them all And who knows where you can go with the modding. The posiblites are endless
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
438.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
so for many years bus enthusiasts such as myself have wanted and wished for a simulator such as this despite its many bugs (although some have been sorted) it is definately the best one to get id highly recomend it driving through berlin with the old sd77 or new sd92 look at the ai traffic change and the route aswell :) all by changing the time date and year :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
i actually love this game even though its about Buses and Routes from Germany and Europe it help's me learn how to Operator Buse's and such :) i would like to see a Australian Version of this :) :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
It is a great game you can have lots and lots and lots of fun in with its epic really and just idk awesomeness but here are some cons: you need a really beast pc Its buggy but it really depends on what gear you have and if it is updated or no The ai is ahh lets say a bit nutty but ya really good game if you're pc is quick a nuff to run it then pick this game up :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Best city bus Simulator to date. For absolute bus sim maniacs its has also schedeuled ai buses feature, which are driving with player on map, by default. Unlike in other bus games, where AI buses spawn shortly before player sees them with random linenumber and bus number, in omsi they are fully simulated, player can switch how many AI buses he wants on map. AI buses take passengers, just like player's bus. Whenever he likes, player can jump to bus controlled by AI, and take control, leaving his own bus to AI.

Routes are long, some of them demanding, tight schedeules etc. Lots of fun.
Day-night/weather effects also are implemented. Want to drive night bus, rainy/snowy day ? Did you know that wet / snowy streets change how ie. braking system works ? On a frosty day not setting properly air conditionig will cause passengers start to complain thet its to cold in the bus.

Graphics may not look so awesome like in newest FPS games, but this one has unique setting and feel, and is highly detailed.

Game has lots of player created maps and buses (search for them on available for free, but also great paid addons, which add buses to whole game, and maps with loads of schedeules to follow.

So, if You're bus sim fan - its recommnended, lots of fun awaits You,
otherwise consider this as good but somehow specific game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
205.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I would highly recomend this bus simulator for those who want to drive buses that are highly detailed. Drive a Man bus to a Mercedes bus. You can make your own DLC and download DLC from many websites.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
This simulator is a rather detailed, but when the game lags, sometimes your bus might jump randomly and passengers would get annoyed with your driving (when you aren't causing it). But a bus simulator set in Communist Germany is a rather interesting topic, detailed buses, despite buses some lacking features.

Set between 1986 and 1994, this game can use more routes and more years up to present day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
535.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
great game, but crashes , and is confusing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
very good game but it would be better with a wheel as the steering sensitivity is really jumpy even with an xbox controller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
One of the best bus simulator I've ever played. The only thing I could complain about is the poor graphics that can be tolerated by the gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Amazing game, played it for days! - Especially amazing with Logitech's G27 wheel. Now the stability issues have been fixed and the game runs as smooth as ever. GJ
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Good game for the guys that want to take it serious!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
OMSI 2 is an amazing game! if you really like driving buses this is the perfect game for you.
Its much better than all the other bus simulators out there.
But i dont like the fact that it has no real goal, you just drive for fun.
This game is not the most stable game in the world it sometimes freezes and lag and crashes especially when you put the graphics at high level.
There's a lot of maps and buses that you can download free from the internet.
I recommend this game for those who like realistic simulator games.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I like it! Very VERY glitchy at times, bus randomly bouncing up and down, but if you ignore the bugs, the game is really detailed and VERY realistic! Bit pricy though!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This Game Has Some Issues But Really Good Game When It Is Stable
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