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.
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
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
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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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This game is so realistic that you need to remember a 4 digit driver ID to turn the bus on... after pressing 13 diffrent keys to get it running, you realise you could of spent the money on better things like (Sad to say this) Dota 2 cosmetics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
if u love buses youll love this.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
even for a low budget simulator, this is just disgustingly bad.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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147 of 180 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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58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
"like dark souls but with buses"
-Primary
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61 of 84 people (73%) found this review helpful
19.2 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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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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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44 of 58 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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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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21 of 28 people (75%) 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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33 of 52 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Couldn't even beat the tutorial...20/10
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
I ride the bus a good amount in the city I live in. I did not believe that it would be this much fun the ride it on my computer. After all I am jewish and if I can get a free bus ride i'll take that anytime.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
the best game get it has a little bit of lgg but it is ok
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43 of 76 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I would guess that this game appeals to the hardcore simualator gamers as it is in depth and complex, very detailed.

However, the tutorial is lacking quite a bit, or I'm daft, in either case it took me ages to get the frigging bus out of the garage.
Trying to use my Wheel along with the game was a drag since there ain't no sensitivity adjustment so that has to be set in windows.

If you are going to play this, I'd recommend watching a youtube tutorial beforehand.

If you get past the initial stage I'd guess that it has value, on the simulator department, but make no mistake, this ain't no Euro Truck Simulator 2, which I found was very easy to get into and had a good level of simulator vs intuitive gameplay.

My 2 cents.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
I played only 25minutes in this game and I must say. It is the most impressive, hardest and coolest simulator ever created.

The graphics are not amazing, but graphics do not make a game.
The sound is all decent and spot on with no complaints.
The controls are the trickiest to get used too... Then again you are playing a simulator. It sometimes has multiple keys to press just to do something, like disabling the break is like a 3 key press system, but I liked it.

I only played a very small amount of time because I just wanted to test and see what it was like, and even though it seems boring, if you love a proper simulator where it is over complicated, writing down your ID and PW to log into bus, sorting the money, doing the air conditioning, closing doors and windows, all while driving then this game will have you impressed.

I am impressed that EVERYTHING on the bus can be controlled and turned and used, and well done to the game.

It is on sale which is a massive steal for this game and well done to the Devs for making it.

Great game, great fun for simulation fans.
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