Booming turbine noise, kerosene smells in the air and constant change and new challenges: The daily life of a large airport is perfectly presented and is a particular challenge in this professional and economic airport simulation.
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Overwhelmingly Negative (818 reviews) - 14% of the 818 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 19, 2013

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About This Game

Booming turbine noise, kerosene smells in the air and constant change and new challenges: The daily life of a large airport is perfectly presented and is a particular challenge in this professional and economic airport simulation.

Whether refueling super jumbos, or coordinating air traffic controllers and technical staff, or even organizing perfect catering: The Management of this airport will always have new challenges for you!

Features

  • The most detailed and comprehensive simulation of the events at an international airport
  • Many management and business options for the expansion of terminals and extension of runways
  • Countless missions and tasks that the player has to fulfill in order to guarantee a successful airport

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800GT, ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 3,0 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560, ATI Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Overall:
Overwhelmingly Negative (818 reviews)
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Yrreb
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
there's less gameplay in this than a dead cat
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Zarquoninja
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
Quite possibly the worst game I've ever played. Consists entirely - and I mean entirely - of driving ground vehicles from their parking spots to the airplanes and back (or, if you've upgraded them so that they're controlled by an AI with less intelligence than your average toddler) watching ground vehicles go from their parking spots and to the airplanes and back. If, like me, you're compulsive about these things, though, you'll want to finish it anyway. Hopefully, also like me, you'll be saved three hours in by an AI jetway getting stuck in a cargo plane's nose. Would uninstall again.
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wingman199th
17.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
This game is so bad ... i 100% in 17 long hours and it does not get any better .. stay away
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Nyoobu ♡
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 3
Table of Contents:
- Foreword
- Graphics
- Gameplay
- Sounds
- Controls
- Quality
- Overall Experience


-Foreword
I never was at an airport, so that game was quite interresting to me. As from every Simulator Game i didnt expect much.
Well, i didnt get much, but way more than i expected.

-Graphics
The graphics look like from 2008 tbh. Pretty bad graphics, except for the models, they were not too bad.
It was just the environment looking really bad.

-Gameplay
Well, the gameplay is basically "driving" the gate to the plane, and driving different vehicles to the gate and back to the position they started from.
Vehicles are so insanely slow that its not even really fun to drive them. Their controls are pretty bad too.
The bus's description says its 75km/h, felt like 10km/h though, same for every single vehicle.

-Sounds
The music was bad like in every simulator game there is, just regular Sim-Music...
The Sounds were not bad, just the Fuel-Truck motor-sounds were louder than any others, that was weird.

-Controls
The controls are basically (W,A,S,D) and your Mouse.
Not much to say. Vehicles are terrible at their handling. Its all pretty weird.

-Quality
Like every UIG Game i've played so far, the game changes your screen resolution to a random resolution.
Some change to 4:3, some to 16:10, some stay at 16:9 but change the resolution to something like 1280x720 or something.
The cars are sometimes kinda "drifting" which looks pretty weird, cars are driving 10km/h and are terrible at their handling.
After saving the game it reloads all the textures which takes up to 30 seconds.
A thing i really like though is that the game runs in realtime. You wait aslong as you would in reallife for stuff, it gets your System Date and Time and uses that for the game which i just love. Well, if there's only one plane at the airport you sometimes have to wait like 5 minutes to do stuff, its great though. I a fan of that.

-Overall Experience
Its definetly worth getting the game in a bundle for like 50 cents, but thats it. Its not worth its 10€.
I had "fun" for 50 minutes, its basically a driving simulator, but i somehow like it.
So, i wont recommend the game for more than 2€ tbh, its just boring after some playtime, but for less, go and get it.
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hcolsell
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 26
most certainly the biggest waste of £6.99 ever! it gives you tasks to do and yet does not give you instructions on how to do them making them almost impossible.
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Vivian James
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 24
Have you ever said to yourself, "Man, I want to see just how the behind-the-scenes at an airport works?" Well then you're in luck, hours of endless work are now available at the low low price of $10. Seriously, this is a true simulation, this is not a game by any means. You will not be speedrunning this game, you will not be looking for ways to accomplish the tasks faster, because you can't, the game works on very long timers and no matter what, you can't rush the next objective.

I played for a very brief span of time, and from what I saw, it's the most hands off approach to the maintenance teams at an airport. Park the plane in a docking bay, now the work task list shows up, click on a task, click drive, get your vehicle to the arrow on the ground, then move on to the next task. Extend the tunnel, drive the maintenance stairwell, repair the tunnel, repair the workshop (??), unload the luggage, etc. It's the most boring monotonous list of things to do, and serves as little more than an education tool than an actual game or simulator.

So I would not recommend this to anyone, unless you're looking to educate someone who glamorizes airports (who does that?).
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TheUnbornSilent
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 24
the most boring game in existence
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ulikedonuts
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 17
This game is amazingly accurate in its thorough and detailed representation of the incredibly exciting day to day business of driving a small electric vehicle full of suitcases back and forth. The way it teaches you the ins and outs of airline operation is stunning - it's almost as though you're a fully fledged highly trained crew member of MH 370 yourself.
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Hitori
8.5 hrs
Posted: July 13
It is a promising idea but the programming for it is incredibly lacking it is filled with game breaking bugs and no genuine way of recovering from it even if you use save files.

At most you can expect a day worth of gaming from it untill your fed up and want your money back.
As it stands it is not even worth 5$.

It's easy to put in a reset button for specific parts of code, they even did it for many elements, but they completely ignored it for their by far most bugged and complex element in the entire game.

Your literally better of renting a good airport themed movie and watching it over and over and over again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,690 of 1,796 people (94%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
Airport Simulator might be the most tedious and boring game ever released. Heres what you do in this game:
1. Select gate for plane to taxi to.
2. Extend tunnel.
If its a passenger plane:
1. Drive stairs to gate.
2. Drive bus to gate.
3. Drive luggage wagon to gate.
4. Drive interior cleaning to gate.
5. Drive exterior cleaning to gate.
If its a cargo plane:
1. Drive cargo wagon to gate.
2. Drive exterior cleaning to gate.

Wait 5-10 minutes

1. Drive everything back to the garage.

Thats literallyy it. Theres no management, there is no way to lose you just get money for every task you do. You start with 8 gates even though youre probably never going to use more than half of them at a time. You can hire "helpers" that drive the vehicles for you. The game is over once everything got an "helper". The graphics are bad but you cant really expect good graphics from a 15€ game.

While playing it I got the feeling that devs were never even close to an airport. On what airport do they use tunnels and stairs/buses on the same plane? On what airport does the luggage go to end of the airport and the passangers to the other?

The game is also riddled with bugs. When you save the game all textures and models unload and all you see is the skybox for about 3 minutes. The Tunnels jiggle all the time and get stuck inside the terminal. When i tried to taxi a plane back to the runway the game just crashed.

Not only is this game awful it is also falsly advertised: It clearly says in the description that there are "Many management and business options for the expansion of terminals and extension of runways" which there are none. Not a single one. It also says its available in german, french and italian which isnt the case either. Steam finally has to hire someone that plays every game for at least an hour before it is made available on the store.

TL;DR Do not under any circumstances buy this game, dont even accept it as a gift.
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576 of 671 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
I might continue playing this when I am bored but other then that not really, driving the cars and such is slow, the tutorial didn't really help out at all, took me a while to figure out what to do. Read the forums do a bit of research before buying games. They warned me about not getting this game but I thought about giving it a try and it didn't turn out to well.
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471 of 546 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
This game is absolutely terrible. There's not a lot to do besides waiting and the graphics looks like they were made 10 years ago.
Can NOT recommend - At all!
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445 of 531 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
This game is the definition of horrible!
Save your money!!!
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157 of 171 people (92%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
You will laugh, you will cry, you will kiss $15 good bye.
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111 of 125 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
If you like driving around, waiting for 30 mins to do the next thing, with graphics from 5 years ago. Then yes, this game is for you. Besides that, it is NOT AN AIRPORT SIMULATOR. It is a DRIVING SIMULATOR.
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99 of 111 people (89%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
After manually installing Nvidia PhyX and DirectX to get the game to work,
I promptly wished I hadn't.
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87 of 95 people (92%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
1. Drive a cheap vehicle at a snails pace to the plane
2. Wait
3. Drive another vehicle to the plane
4. Wait
5. Wait
6. Wait
7. Drive another vehicle to the plane
8. Wait

Repeat until mind melts.
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87 of 97 people (90%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
The game lies, its not an airport management game, rather a waiting game to complete the task game. At least until you set the ground crew to be ai controled. then is just stare blankly at the screen
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230 of 307 people (75%) found this review helpful
310 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
my girlfriend left me
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