Volume 2: "U7 - Berlin" is the next release continuing the successful product series " World of Subways" introducing famous subway lines around the world to all subway enthusiasts. After Vol. 1, Vol. 2 contains the route U7 of Berlin`s subway.
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Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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Volume 2: "U7 - Berlin" is the next release continuing the successful product series " World of Subways" introducing famous subway lines around the world to all subway enthusiasts. After Vol. 1, Vol. 2 contains the route U7 of Berlin`s subway. It takes you from Spandau to Rudow and is therefore the longest of all Berlin`s subway routes.

Route map


With a coverage of 31.8 km (19,8 miles) and 40 stations the U7 is not only the longest of all Berlin subway lines but also the line with the most stations and the longest journey time. Built from 1924 to 1984 this large profile line runs completely underground, through a total of 5 districts of the German capital and even goes underneath the rivers Spree and Havel as well as the Teltow and the Westhafen canal. More of its history can be found here

Features


Here´s what you can expect from "World of Subways Vol. 2: U7 - Berlin " A feature list to be exited about.

  • Animated display monitors at stations.
  • Realistic shift service to schedule.
  • Intelligent and custom announcements
  • Passenger volume dependend on time if day.
  • Simulation of wear and tear caused by style of operation (can be selected via options)
  • Extensive scoring system, adding to the excitement and fun.
  • Custom setting of destination display during operations.
  • Customizable light settings on train (position lights, cab lighting, etc)
  • Opening doors to be seen from either inside or outside, controlled by the player
  • Doors can be openend seperately. Options are the doors on the right and left side of the train. Of course you can also open both sides at the same time.
  • Train vibration – as soon as the train starts moving, vibrations will take effect on the train.
  • Train swings – The train will start swinging the higher the speed. You will especially get this kind of feel in the cab. Hard braking will also produce this effect and the train will still be in a swinging motion when it has come to a full stop.
  • Intelligent AI traffic operating to real schedules. Display on destination signs and announcements are controlled automatically.
  • Configurable key commands – The player can freely configure keys to his liking. He can for instance configure the key for the brake lever wherever he wants.
  • 3D – Cockpit with rotatable camera – allowing the player to look around. By using a key stroke the view angle will be centered again.
  • Free movement inside the train – While the train is stationary at a station you will have the option to switch to an ego perspective inside the passenger car. You can move by using keyboard commands, view angles can be controlled with the mouse.
  • Free movement on the station – you can get off the train at any station and move around (ego perspective). There will also be some missions starting on the platform of a station. The player will have to walk into to the train, into the cab which is seperated from the passenger area by a door.
  • Free movement in the tunnels and on the track
  • Changing of cabs – sometimes you will have to change the cabs during a mission. The train driver has to leave the cab, the train and then walk along the platform to the other end. He then gets into the train and cab again to prepare for departure.
  • A brandnew mission module with new mission
  • Flashlight for virtual walk in the tunnel
  • Compatible with Raildriver Cab Controller

Rolling Stock


The U-7 line is a so called wide gauge line, carrying only wide gauge trains. The main difference to the narrow gauge line trains such as the U1, U2, U15, U3 and U4 line trains lies in the measurements of the carriages and the power supply. Gauge width though is the same on the narrow and wide gauge tracks (1435 millimeters)."World of Subways Vol.2: U7 - Berlin" features the wide gauge trains F 90 and the H 01.

F 90:



In 1974 the series F (F74) was being built and then further developed. The F90 was built from 1990 to 1991. The outline and constructual parts of the train are rather plain and simple compared to the modern H series. Nevertheless it shows the timeless elegance (if one can say so) of the 70´s and 80`s. These trains were built by ABB Henschel.

H 01:



The H 01 is one of the most modern vehicles of the Berlin Subway System. This wide gauge train has been built between 2000 and 2002. These trains were built by ABB Henschel, Adtranz, Bombardier. The H train is usually a set of 6 cars. This system allows a seamless transition between the cars of the trains resulting in 100 m long distance wher the passenger can walk through from end to end.

Highlights


Besides being the longest Berlin Subway route it has some more features which are worth mentioning.

The underground route is really entertaining and exiting as is has many turns and gradients on offer. Just before the Mehringdamm/Gneisenaustr. crossroads for example it does a very hard left turn in a radius of not even 100 m, one of the most difficult turns in the Berlin Subway system.

Impressive 2 level tunnel sections such as in the area of Mehringdamm and Jungfernheide, many chamber locks at the underground sections of the rivers and canals which close rapidly when water comes through, are another feature.

The stations architechture holds a lot of varieties, here´s a description of two of them:

First we´d like to mention the station Hermannplatz.. Being 7 m high, 132 m long and 22 m wide, its almost a cathedral. The first subway escalators were introduced here in 1926 with another highlight coming three years later. The year 1929 the department store Karstadt opened at Hermannplatz, at this time the most modern store in all of Europe. The Karstadt company paid part of the costs of building tis pompous station and in return got a direct entrance to its store. Even today still almost unique.

When designing "Zitadelle", inspiration came purely from the nearby Spandau citadel, one of the most important medieval fortresses of Europe and one of the many touristical attractions of Berlin and the district of Spandau.

Don`t miss to visit the official TML-Studios website at: http://www.world-of-subways.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP3)
    • Processor: 2,6 GHz DuoCore
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB GeForce or ATI
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Please update your graphics card drivers!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP3)
    • Processor: 3,0 GHz DuoCore
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB GeForce or ATI
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Please update your graphics card drivers!
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Mostly Positive (46 reviews)
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itye1970
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great Game, simple and clear menu, good attention to detail, my full review here
http://www.pcsimulators.org/index.php/trains/world-of-subways/world-of-subways-2-berlin-line-7
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BailsBach
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Definetely not for the people who want to jump straight into driving a train. Try Train Simulator (Railworks) if you want a simplistic experience.
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Not So Special
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
The game seems to crash often. It appears to be difficult to learn how to play despite a well built and quality. It needs a tutorial and some sort of general user interface or a dynamic interface like Microsofts Train Simulator on top of what it brings. It may of been great during it's time but I'm unable to play it. I am a big fan of Train Simulators or Subway Simulators, maybe the other volumes might be more stable. I think it needs a tutorial section where you get a chance to wall around and familiarize yoursself with the engine and the controls. There are not many scenarios.
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duck_dogers2450
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
i like the texters but i don't know how to drive in the 1rst or the 2 one
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marcel.polednik
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 19
Perfect atmosphere of the real train. I love this game.
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Edsel D Ace
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
I live in Berlin and I can say; thats pretty cool.
In sale worth the money. I'm willed to buy the following games of this series.
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akspande1989
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
I have been on the Berlin subway myself and enjoyed playing this game overall.
Here are my list of pros and cons:

PROS:
1. The station and train designs are very accurate. The sounds, announcements combined overall with the art detail give a very Berlin feel, which the developers have managed to achieve.
2. The outdoor camera shots of the moving train are spectacular, almost cinematic. It is a feature which I didn't find in WoS3 (London) which is quite ,,Schade!"

CONS:
1. The red lights: The game throws random red lights on the path for which you need to stop and wait, which can get very frustrating. It is especially bad when you're keeping a good schedule and a red light shows up to delay you by a full minute or two. Worse is that if you pass a red light, the game ends, which is a rather heavy penalty.
2. The trains run empty, there are no passengers. They are seen on stations, frozen like statues but they don't board or leave the train.
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Air
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
It simulates a Subway driver quite well.

But there are some random crash to desktops when switching between views.

I was expecting a little bit more from this simulator, maybe more detailed cabin or the ability to have an clickable cockpit. The description of every cabin item, light, button is not easy to read.

The option to not have the simulation end every time a red signal has been passed.
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TLP020
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 20, 2015
As my PC has a remarkable resemblance to, say, any old rag you can find around the house, I took a bit of a chance downloading this game. I have under 2 gigs of RAM and a 2.3 Ghz processor and the game runs. Not perfectly, but it runs and gameplay isn't bad at all. So if in doubt about the minimum specs, I'm pretty sure the game will run just fine if you meet the minimum specs.

As for the game... It's fun and looks quite pretty. Had to look up the controls, especially for the older F90 train, but once you figure out how to set up the controls and how to use them, it's quite straight forward.

I haven't played for that long yet, but I do feel the game is kind of lacking in it's replayability factor. It's all underground, and the modeling of stations is allright but kind of clinical. You will see people stand around, but that's about it. So what you are left with is a nice pastime of a game, but somewhat limited in things to see, try or do.

I feel a price of 10 euros would be about the maximum to pay for what you ultimately get, and needless to say... You will probably need to be the type that likes these kinds of games. Flight Sim X Steam Edition is currently available for 12,summin and I definitely feel that that game offers a better deal and better replayability.

However, I like the idea (which is why I bought it) and will follow the serieus with interest. I can't really tell how much improved later volumes are, but looking at Vol 2 I would say that some improvement to the gaming experience is possible. More things to do and see, better camera positions, etc... Bringing the game world to life as much as possible will add to the experience that these types of games can offer.

All in all, I give it a 6/10. That is not as bad as it may look mind you. If you can spare the cash easily, like trains or subways and are a sim fan, this is worth a try and good for some relaxing fun. But one should not expect too much of it.
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nzyowie
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25, 2015
This is a decent little railway simulation on the whole, but it pays to read the manual first! Unlike later World of Subways editions, this one provides no in-game help, and half the necessary keys aren't even configured! So the game can be a frustrating experience when you first start it. World of Subways 3 by contrast gives you a much better introduction with an in-game tutorial that takes you through the basics, and the new WOS 4 has a pretty thorough introductory tutorial as well. This game could have really used something like that. But if, like me, you're a first-time user, do take some time to read the manual, especially the sections on driving the trains and which keys do what, and configure the keys as well before starting in earnest.

Moving on to the actual gameplay: you get to choose from two different trains: an older F90 and a newer H01. Of the two, I found the H01 much easier to drive. It's much more straightforward to regulate the maximum speed with the push of a button than fiddling with a lever as you have to do with the F90. The F90 just seems to require one or two extra steps in getting started and stopping as well. Of course, if you like more of a challenge, by all means pick the F90, but otherwise the H01 is more user-friendly for me.

Graphics are great and performance is excellent. I have not experienced any major problems with this game in terms of lagging, crashes or what-have-you. One thing I find a little unfair is that the game penalises you for putting up the route monitor. Well I'm afraid I need that for the signals, which are very hard to see otherwise. And why provide that feature if you're going to penalise players for making use of it?

Overall, this is a pretty cool game that is a decent simulation and performs well, but it doesn't cater very well to first-time users, unlike later WOS editions. But once you've configured the keys and got the hang of driving, there is plenty of fun to be had, for sure!
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Lorenzo
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17, 2015
i will wiss my coins back
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The P2 Person
( 28.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7, 2015
So basically, every time I get to the second stop, whatever the mission, the game ****ing crashes with the message 'World of Subways has stopped working'. I DEMAND, and I mean DEMAND to know why this is happening.
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Swippy ♚
( 34.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2014
I have World of Subways Vol.3 But I like this more. This really feels like a metro. I can't say the WoS Vol.3 doesn't. But I play this more than that one. So if you really wan't to get the veeling of a underground metro. This is such a good game.
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De Uber-Scout
( 179.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2014
Ok, so I got the game on my Windows 8 PC, and it worked well! If you like trains, or basically the Berlin Subway, like me, you have to buy this! I wonder to myself on how I ever first found Berliner Underground. That actually came from a suggested video on YouTube. Autistic exploration is required for maximum enjoyment of this game, just like me! It's a fair price for a generally modern game. Not sure if it works on Mac... It's really tough to learn how to control the trains when you start for your first time, but you get used to it later. For that, I would recommend watching World Of Subways Vol 2 videos before your actual gameplay. Plus, about the trailer - In the beggining, it seems like a "scary" game, like Portal 2 (another game). But then, it's a tiny bit more interesting. When you play, and see the damaged or strange looking parts of the train tunnels, or any other interesting parts, that can really spike your senses for the game. The textures are so detailed and basically, every texture is correct! Every texture is exactly the real thing! Like, you tecnically reinvented Berliner U-Bahn! I also recommend that you could make a timetable for a route from Rathaus Spandau to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, maybe. Except, there's no terminus area for it! The terminus is only for trains bound for Rathaus Spandau at Jakob-Kaiser. You know what else I want you to add to the game? A mode where you can ride the trains all around the subway line! To ALMOST sum it up, without this software, I'd be the most bored person in the world! Thanks for German people!!! C4 Engine, TML Studios, Aerosoft, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! You have opened my imagination to the maximum! Speaking of that, I imagine that I realistically have an F90 and H01 trains (the two types of rolling stock trains in this game) right in my front and back yards of my house, AND I drive them around the yard! THAT'S how EPICALLY HUGE you've made my imagination grow! I could describe it much more, but I honestly don't even know how, REALLY!!! Anyway, it gets to be real fun and you'll never stop playing! I RECOMMEND THIS GAME, DEFINITLY!!!!!
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[Thug]Supra Oatser
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24, 2014
Before Playing this game, You might wanna learn Deustch
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kenglyn
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18, 2014
Would only be to pleased if to write a review, If only I could download the manual and read the instructions.

Ken Miller
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
It simulates a Subway driver quite well.

But there are some random crash to desktops when switching between views.

I was expecting a little bit more from this simulator, maybe more detailed cabin or the ability to have an clickable cockpit. The description of every cabin item, light, button is not easy to read.

The option to not have the simulation end every time a red signal has been passed.
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Before Playing this game, You might wanna learn Deustch
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
179.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Ok, so I got the game on my Windows 8 PC, and it worked well! If you like trains, or basically the Berlin Subway, like me, you have to buy this! I wonder to myself on how I ever first found Berliner Underground. That actually came from a suggested video on YouTube. Autistic exploration is required for maximum enjoyment of this game, just like me! It's a fair price for a generally modern game. Not sure if it works on Mac... It's really tough to learn how to control the trains when you start for your first time, but you get used to it later. For that, I would recommend watching World Of Subways Vol 2 videos before your actual gameplay. Plus, about the trailer - In the beggining, it seems like a "scary" game, like Portal 2 (another game). But then, it's a tiny bit more interesting. When you play, and see the damaged or strange looking parts of the train tunnels, or any other interesting parts, that can really spike your senses for the game. The textures are so detailed and basically, every texture is correct! Every texture is exactly the real thing! Like, you tecnically reinvented Berliner U-Bahn! I also recommend that you could make a timetable for a route from Rathaus Spandau to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, maybe. Except, there's no terminus area for it! The terminus is only for trains bound for Rathaus Spandau at Jakob-Kaiser. You know what else I want you to add to the game? A mode where you can ride the trains all around the subway line! To ALMOST sum it up, without this software, I'd be the most bored person in the world! Thanks for German people!!! C4 Engine, TML Studios, Aerosoft, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! You have opened my imagination to the maximum! Speaking of that, I imagine that I realistically have an F90 and H01 trains (the two types of rolling stock trains in this game) right in my front and back yards of my house, AND I drive them around the yard! THAT'S how EPICALLY HUGE you've made my imagination grow! I could describe it much more, but I honestly don't even know how, REALLY!!! Anyway, it gets to be real fun and you'll never stop playing! I RECOMMEND THIS GAME, DEFINITLY!!!!!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
This is a decent little railway simulation on the whole, but it pays to read the manual first! Unlike later World of Subways editions, this one provides no in-game help, and half the necessary keys aren't even configured! So the game can be a frustrating experience when you first start it. World of Subways 3 by contrast gives you a much better introduction with an in-game tutorial that takes you through the basics, and the new WOS 4 has a pretty thorough introductory tutorial as well. This game could have really used something like that. But if, like me, you're a first-time user, do take some time to read the manual, especially the sections on driving the trains and which keys do what, and configure the keys as well before starting in earnest.

Moving on to the actual gameplay: you get to choose from two different trains: an older F90 and a newer H01. Of the two, I found the H01 much easier to drive. It's much more straightforward to regulate the maximum speed with the push of a button than fiddling with a lever as you have to do with the F90. The F90 just seems to require one or two extra steps in getting started and stopping as well. Of course, if you like more of a challenge, by all means pick the F90, but otherwise the H01 is more user-friendly for me.

Graphics are great and performance is excellent. I have not experienced any major problems with this game in terms of lagging, crashes or what-have-you. One thing I find a little unfair is that the game penalises you for putting up the route monitor. Well I'm afraid I need that for the signals, which are very hard to see otherwise. And why provide that feature if you're going to penalise players for making use of it?

Overall, this is a pretty cool game that is a decent simulation and performs well, but it doesn't cater very well to first-time users, unlike later WOS editions. But once you've configured the keys and got the hang of driving, there is plenty of fun to be had, for sure!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I have World of Subways Vol.3 But I like this more. This really feels like a metro. I can't say the WoS Vol.3 doesn't. But I play this more than that one. So if you really wan't to get the veeling of a underground metro. This is such a good game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
i like the texters but i don't know how to drive in the 1rst or the 2 one
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
The game seems to crash often. It appears to be difficult to learn how to play despite a well built and quality. It needs a tutorial and some sort of general user interface or a dynamic interface like Microsofts Train Simulator on top of what it brings. It may of been great during it's time but I'm unable to play it. I am a big fan of Train Simulators or Subway Simulators, maybe the other volumes might be more stable. I think it needs a tutorial section where you get a chance to wall around and familiarize yoursself with the engine and the controls. There are not many scenarios.
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16 of 34 people (47%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Would only be to pleased if to write a review, If only I could download the manual and read the instructions.

Ken Miller
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
i will wiss my coins back
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8 of 23 people (35%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
So basically, every time I get to the second stop, whatever the mission, the game ****ing crashes with the message 'World of Subways has stopped working'. I DEMAND, and I mean DEMAND to know why this is happening.
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Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I have been on the Berlin subway myself and enjoyed playing this game overall.
Here are my list of pros and cons:

PROS:
1. The station and train designs are very accurate. The sounds, announcements combined overall with the art detail give a very Berlin feel, which the developers have managed to achieve.
2. The outdoor camera shots of the moving train are spectacular, almost cinematic. It is a feature which I didn't find in WoS3 (London) which is quite ,,Schade!"

CONS:
1. The red lights: The game throws random red lights on the path for which you need to stop and wait, which can get very frustrating. It is especially bad when you're keeping a good schedule and a red light shows up to delay you by a full minute or two. Worse is that if you pass a red light, the game ends, which is a rather heavy penalty.
2. The trains run empty, there are no passengers. They are seen on stations, frozen like statues but they don't board or leave the train.
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Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I live in Berlin and I can say; thats pretty cool.
In sale worth the money. I'm willed to buy the following games of this series.
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Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
As my PC has a remarkable resemblance to, say, any old rag you can find around the house, I took a bit of a chance downloading this game. I have under 2 gigs of RAM and a 2.3 Ghz processor and the game runs. Not perfectly, but it runs and gameplay isn't bad at all. So if in doubt about the minimum specs, I'm pretty sure the game will run just fine if you meet the minimum specs.

As for the game... It's fun and looks quite pretty. Had to look up the controls, especially for the older F90 train, but once you figure out how to set up the controls and how to use them, it's quite straight forward.

I haven't played for that long yet, but I do feel the game is kind of lacking in it's replayability factor. It's all underground, and the modeling of stations is allright but kind of clinical. You will see people stand around, but that's about it. So what you are left with is a nice pastime of a game, but somewhat limited in things to see, try or do.

I feel a price of 10 euros would be about the maximum to pay for what you ultimately get, and needless to say... You will probably need to be the type that likes these kinds of games. Flight Sim X Steam Edition is currently available for 12,summin and I definitely feel that that game offers a better deal and better replayability.

However, I like the idea (which is why I bought it) and will follow the serieus with interest. I can't really tell how much improved later volumes are, but looking at Vol 2 I would say that some improvement to the gaming experience is possible. More things to do and see, better camera positions, etc... Bringing the game world to life as much as possible will add to the experience that these types of games can offer.

All in all, I give it a 6/10. That is not as bad as it may look mind you. If you can spare the cash easily, like trains or subways and are a sim fan, this is worth a try and good for some relaxing fun. But one should not expect too much of it.
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Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Perfect atmosphere of the real train. I love this game.
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Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Definetely not for the people who want to jump straight into driving a train. Try Train Simulator (Railworks) if you want a simplistic experience.
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Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Great Game, simple and clear menu, good attention to detail, my full review here
http://www.pcsimulators.org/index.php/trains/world-of-subways/world-of-subways-2-berlin-line-7
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