Catch the bus and let it take you to a detailed, virtual world. Are you ready to explore a picturesque German city behind the wheel of a realistically modeled, freely accessible bus? Then take a look at “Bus Simulator 2012” by the well-known developer studio TML! Every technical detail of the original bus has been reproduced true-to-live.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (266 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 23, 2012
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Catch the bus and let it take you to a detailed, virtual world.

Are you ready to explore a picturesque German city behind the wheel of a realistically modeled, freely accessible bus? Then take a look at “Bus Simulator 2012” by the well-known developer studio TML!

Every technical detail of the original bus has been reproduced true-to-live. Switch on the air-conditioning when your front-shields are steaming up and keep an eye on the speedograph, to stay in schedule – even though you have a lot of missions, you will still need to rest in order to stay fit! Thanks to the digital readouts in the bus, you can monitor your engine’s temperature and the charging level of the cooling liquid as well as the oil and gasoline level.

Organize your route and service more than 450 bus stops. Enjoy the realistic AI of both, pedestrians and traffic, which will also influence your own behavior while driving. Interaction with your passengers is also an important facet of your job: It is up to you to decide which ticket to sell and how to greet your customers – they will react accordingly!

Thanks to TML’s fantastic ability to recreate buses and other vehicles in great detail, you will find this game to be a truly challenging bus-simulation. Discover the open 3D-world with a variety of interesting landmarks and enjoy exploring it in between your shifts. But take care while on the job: Stick to your schedule and the traffic rules!

Creative? Feel free to individualize your vehicles and to share them with the simulation game community.

Key Features:


  • Detailed bus-models with realistically represented technology and physics
  • Freely organisable routes
  • Additional side missions
  • Reward system
  • Huge, freely accessible 3D-world
  • Pedestrians and vehicles that follow a realistic AI

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Dual-Core Prozessor mit 2,6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9800 GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Quad-Core Prozessor mit 3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
NPC will get stuck in the doors often and sometimes the just randomly crashes but the bus has a lot of detail. The graphics certainly could of been better but the actual weather effects on the bus are amazing. Overall a cheap alternatice to OMSI, not great, but not too bad.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I don't really recommend this game, the physics are bad, Your bus flings into the air. The graphics are nice but the modeling is the worst.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Waste of money and time, honestly I would rather eat poo. PLEASE DO NOT waste any money on this ♥♥♥♥house of a game. The developers have ♥♥♥♥ed me off I want my £6 back you thiefing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. I have a sentance to associate with this game,
"A TWATTY PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥TY ARSEY KNOBBY ♥♥♥♥♥ GAME"

Love Jim from friday night dinner
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
well this game was great when it worked but now it does not work so dont wast your money on something that does not work ( 3/10 )
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Couldn't even beat the tutorial...20/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This is a pretty good game, It has some down sides to it though, graphics could use a little worrk and the physics are the usual german simulator ones. Unlike OMSI You can't really push many buttons, but people do get on the bus! There are only 2 busses in this game a normal city bus and a bendy bus. I recomend this game for people who like casual simulators and arent looking for the ARMA of bus simulators. 4/5
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Greeting mortals!
I have just tried this game and played it for 20min-ish and i just love it! The feels you get when you get on the bus, this game is just hilarious. 10/10 fruitloops all the way!
- Happy supporter
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Good game. But a word of warning the steering is terrible. weather effects and condensation fog thing r brilliant.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I am an avid player of Simulation games, paticuarly Bus Simulators and for me this game just didn't hit the right spots, the graphics in themselves were very basic even when they were placed on High and the overall mechanics of the game were rather poor aswell, with the turning sending you 180 degrees into the nearest collidable object.

This game does contain some fun!!

However. I would not reccomend this game to expert Simulation players.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Dispite the game being glitchy beyond reason and having NPC issues, I found this game to be enjoyable while being realistic at the same time. I would recommend to another.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Good bus simulator :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
its crap
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
The concept of this game is great. Though there are some good things, the bad outweighs them:

The good:

- Pretty good graphics and audio
- It does give the feeling of really being in the driver seat of a bus
- City is fairly expansive and laid out pretty well

The bad:

- The controls are clunky and laid out terribly
- Was unable to see out of the mirrors at all, even with the highest graphics detail
- There is a tutorial mode, though it could be a lot more in-depth about what is going on
- If you changed a keybind in options, that would not be reflected in the tutorial, and since some things named in the tutorial are not named the same thing in the control settings it can really be confusing
- There is no explaination of what kinds of menus the function keys on the keyboard will bring up, you wouldn't even know those menus are there if you didn't accidentally hit the buttons and it popped up
- I tried making both male and female characters on the screen where you have to enter name/birthday/sex...etc.., regardless of the sex you choose, you will be a male that is way too overdressed to be a bus driver

Overall though this game has a great concept, the execution is atrocious. Not sure as to why it has so many positive ratings, but no matter how hard I try I am unable to fathom anything about this game that would make it worth any kind of money. Someday hopefully there will be a bus simulation that is on par with ETS2, until then there will be no bus driving for me.

My recommenation is to save your money or get ETS2 if you don't mind a really good truck driving simulator.

- Phil
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
its a good game if you thanking get omsl bus simulator dont this game is that but is is cheaper and you can get out of the bus. get it !
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
it wont let me play it.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game simulates the effect of driving a bus after you just took heroine.

69/10
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Horrible game, horrible driving experience and horrible simulator.

For exemple, your mirrors are opaque grey so you cannot use them properly... The driving feels fake and arcadelike. I once struck a car because I had no mirrors and the bus went flying 20 feet in the air...

Won't recommend it to simulator lovers. It's a joke.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I hate it.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Bought for the compelling story.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I rather liked this game and I was especially impressed with all the controls in the drivers seat. I am especially impressed with all the sound effects and announcements (even though they are in German).
The downsides of this game is that it keeps on crashing all the time and not to mention the lag when driving around the city. I do have mention that sometimes the wheels keep on glitching and bouncing and the predestines man, they love to walk in front of you!

6/10 but not worth RRP. Get it in the Sale.
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