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 (290 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
13 of 16 people (81%) 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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11 of 16 people (69%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Very good bus sim, It taught me how to be a bus driver and now I live a happy life of driving a bus :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
126.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Great game,but lacking.This game sometimes lags,but on average is good.The routes, the buses, the bus stops.But there are bugs in it.GET IT NOW PEOPLE
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
50.5 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Don't get in the bus. Its a trap. The real game is in the streets.


You want to be a one man wrecking crew? This is your game. Teach those ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ cars a lesson by walking directly into them AND FLIPPING THEM THE ♥♥♥♥ OVER. Doors? WHO THE ♥♥♥♥ USES DOORS. ♥♥♥♥♥ I WALK INTO YOUR CAR I DONT GIVE A ♥♥♥♥. I'll flip your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ed car over and ♥♥♥♥ any pedestrians on the street who think they'll report my ♥♥♥. Player codes and passwords to use the bus? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. I AM THE BUS. BUS SIMULATOR 2012 ISN'T ABOUT DRIVING A BUS, ITS ABOUT BECOMING ONE. SO BECOME A BUS AND START ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ UP BEFORE YOU GET YOUR ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ED UP BY ONE.
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7 of 12 people (58%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.9 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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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Good bus simulator :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
even for a low budget simulator, this is just disgustingly bad.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This game is like a potatoe. A potatoe can be left to rot. However you can choose to eat it still...

I choose to eat it...

The potatoe tasted bad...
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146 of 178 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Will be making this review a bit fatter soon! Just wanted to get my opinion out there and I'll write it out tomorrow :P

Good:
- One of the more "real" simulators that I've played
- Starting up is great! Everyone I could imagine an actual bus drive would need! Just remember all the numbers or remember to write them down beforehand :P


Bad:
- The controls are complex - Don't know how to reverse - there is no shortcut when looking at the screen thing - makes me want a touch screen monitor :L
- The default steering requires a lot of effort to make sure you don't crash
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57 of 73 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
"like dark souls but with buses"
-Primary
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61 of 83 people (73%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game takes quite abit of getting used to but overall it's a good game 7/10
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
This Review is Purely my opinion,
This game is based in Germany in 2012 as you, the bus driver, it may be boring for some people who like to rush through games, However i will recommend this game to people who would like to roleplay being a bus driver.
In Bus Simulator 2012 there is no ending to it, as it is a game that has unlimited missions in it. This game is as shown $9.99 & if you buy this game & not like it well it is not the end of the world as it is a reasonably good buget priced game.

There are though the odd couple of bugs & glitches that may force you to restart the game, but they are quite rare & you will often play the game without experiencing any stuff ups.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
If you love driving and if you love simulators, then this is the game for you.
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32 of 50 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Couldn't even beat the tutorial...20/10
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
Oh my god...OH MY GOD! WHY?

...WHYYYY??!?!

What is WRONG with the transit system in Germany?? You got cars cutting you off, pedestrians walking back and forth IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CROSSWALK, and cars jumping one another...IT'S PANDAMONIUM!!

Don't believe the videos you see about playing this game. It has bugs up the whazoo, and I seem to be the ONLY PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH that this happens to. The biggest one so far is that people who get on the bus just...stop. Right at the entrance. You know the spot. The one where the bus driver won't drive because it's a danger zone? And you think it's because maybe the bus is full. Well, la dee da, I look at the rearview mirror...I CAN COUNT ON ALL MY HANDS THE NUMBER OF EMPTY SEATS!!!

ARHRHRJRHRJGRHJERGHRJGR MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!! If they stand in the way, people can't get on the bus, which means I get docked, which means I can't GO ANYWHERE!

Sure, alright, I suppose the terrain looks nice and it's kinda nice to hear a german lady voice saying the next stop, but that is COMPLETELY OVERSHADOWED BY THE PROBLEMS IN THIS GAME!

Alright, so maybe Expert is too hard. Fine. So I go beginner. I DIDN'T THINK IT MEANT EVERYONE IN THE GAME WAS AN IDIOT! Like I mean, for serious, traffic is gridlocked...GRIDLOCKED...because the bus driver in front doesn't know the difference between a stationary car in traffic AND A PARKED CAR! And there's nothing in the game to fix itself. I actually put my bus in park, locked the cash register, stepped out of my vehicle, and went on a sight seeing trip. For like 5 blocks...both ways. It wasn't until I came back that I noticed this...convention of vehicles, and all because of this one idiot driver. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?!

Stay away. Stay all the hell away. There are better things to spend your time and money on, especially on Steam. The developers need to seriously fix this...like NOW!

I'm enraged because I was passionate about this. I managed to finish ONE scheduled route, and I had a blast. The fifteen I did after? Trainwreck- sorry, Buswreck.

Seriously guys. Playtest, beta test, alpha test, hell, even test the ai and framework before you put this out there. Some of us actually like the idea of a bus simulator.
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