World of Subways" is our series of the most interesting Subway and Underground routes of the world for the PC. After the releases of New York and Berlin we are now proud to introduce Vol.3 - London Underground.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (82 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2014
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“World of Subways - Volume 3 hebt sich deutlich von seiner Konkurrenz ab und führt derzeit die Simulationen an.”
85% – http://www.playnation.de/reviews/id32142/0/world-subways-3-test-alles-einsteigen-wir-fahren-durch-london.html

“World of Subways is a lovingly realistic recreation of the Circle Line of the London Underground, with the amount of detail that has gone into both the stations, and the trains, it sets the bar of train simulators, and is definitely one for the true hardcore sim crowd. Whilst the player models are not as fantastic as you might want, and there are a few small issues here and there, it is one of the best simulators out so far this year 4/5.”
http://www.gamercast.net/world-subways-london-underground-review

About This Game

World of Subways" is our series of the most interesting Subway and Underground routes of the world for the PC. After the releases of New York and Berlin we are now proud to introduce Vol.3 - London Underground. This simulation covers the entire Circle Line in its current operational service which includes the new section to Hammersmith. This line offers a length of 27km with 35 stations, many hours of fun and interesting missions

The Circle Line is an underground service of the London Underground circling the center of London. It was first described as such in 1949 and already appeared on the 1947 Underground Map. It had not been built as a separate line, but was merged from different sections of the Metropolitan Line and the District Line. Only two short sections of this line are solely used by the Circle line. These sections are the connecting curves between the stations of High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road and between Aldgate and Tower Hill.

Features


  • 3D - Cockpit with rotatable camera
  • Original virtual reproductions of 35 stations on the Circle Line
  • Free movement in the train and at the stations (accomplished for the first time ever!)
  • More realistic AI trains, dynamic passengers on the platforms
  • Superb graphics, reflecting headlights, night effects
  • Realistic announcements recorded exclusively by the original speaker

Tube map


Physics


The physics have been developed based on real values, such as those used in training simulators. The driving and braking characteristics of the trains are reproduced faithfully and reflect the feeling to actually controlling a train of the London Underground.

Graphics


Compared to the first two products in this series, Vol. 3 uses a new 3D engine. The simulator is now based on the Vision Engine Trinigy, which made it possible to substantially improve lighting and 3D effects. At the same time the stability and performance of the 3D engine has been improved.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Dual core 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800 or comparable ATI
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: YES
    • Additional Notes: Please update your graphics card drivers!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Dual core 3.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800 or comparable ATI
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: YES
    • Additional Notes: Please update your graphics card drivers!
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Rediculiously detailed simulator. A lot more fun then driving your average train sim I found. Although it is lacking in some simple things I hope they will patch, such as the option for short cut keys for all the cab buttons, including announcements, annoying having to click through a few views just to announce stand clear of the doors.

Also why is there no in game map? Just a tube map, with the position of your train overlayed, and possibley your selected route, it would help people who don't live in London understand where they are going immensely!

Those two easy things added, I would say it could be the best train sim yet.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
More realistic and interactive than most train simulators that I have played. 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Highly detailed simulation of the London Underground Circle Line, I absolutely love it. This has to be TML Studios' best game.

The sounds are really good and include announcement voices on-board the train and at stations. Train sounds are also very nice, I can't find a fault with them.

Graphics are great, although there is some blurring in the distance, but this doesn't matter so much considering you're usually in a tunnel, or watching the track and signals in front of you anyway.

Simulation is top notch and very realistic. You can actually get out of the train and walk about the stations. My only fault with this is that the first person camera has this weird view bob and head movement attached to it, although there is 3rd person. It is also very strict, so if you're not looking to play properly then the game will just end itself if you do something wrong.

If you do get the game, make sure to play the 1st mission which shows you how to drive and how it all works, but beware of red lights and speed limits!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Really good game! But remember to check your PC can run it as it is quite a demanding game. Other than that 10/10!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I like this game very much indeed - but it would also be great to have a career mode included, whereby you could start off as a trainee driver and thereafter get achievement points for mileage and high scores. You could then be promoted to qualified - skilled - expert - master - and finally veteran driver. These stats could be displayed on a single screen, with appropriate graphics included. In the meanwhile, despite a few bugs, I give this game 10/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
GREAT! good fun easy to play good detail and graphics
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
This game is superb if you want to get in and drive a London Underground Train, There are some Downsides to this game, The Short routes do not have the correct ending Announcement like 'This train terminates at:' It will only say Hammersmith or Edgware Road. You cannot go left right or back, You can only go forward and using the mouse, This is very annoying, And also there are a ton of Glitches which put players off, In the whole, I Recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
The game World of Subways 3 – London Underground Circle Line is definitely a "must" for train/subway simulator fans.
The game has great graphics and a great level of details, either in train itself or in the station.
The realism of the game is great, making the player prepare each journey with attention. Turning on tail lights, cab lights, ventilation, passenger heat and light, adjusting the correct route to be displayed, programming the voice announcer, are just of few things to be done before leaving the first station.

The only setback of the game (a minor one), are the cameras and player movement.
The camera control is just a little weird, but nothing that you can't get used to.
Also, if you change the the key bindings in the setting menu, the tutorial will use the default ones to explain how to play the game.

Other than this few thing, the game is great.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
An alright game, but way too expensive for only the circle line! Get the game if it is on sale and you randomly want to get a train simulator! :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
This is a very realistic game, probably the most realistic train game out there. If you like trains or if you are British or one of those wierd people who get aroused by trains then buy this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
Great game beautiful graphics but needs a lot of work.

Victoria to Edgeware road scenario setup places the train too far back making the rear cab inaccessible. Started walking to the front of the train and got stuck on a passenger and had to stop the scenario before it even started. Hopefully a patch wil fix these issues in the future.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
This game is amazing! I have never been to london or been on their underground, but this is probally the best simulator i have seen and defenitly the best train sim i have seen. It will use all your concentration to keep the scedual and keep the speed limit. i strongly recomend this game to anyone who likes simulators or train simulators or for people just looking for something dirrfrint. the job of getting your passengers to their destination is waiting, will you answer their call?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Realistic and a beautiful game in the terms of driving the actual train however I am not so keen on the NPC modeling however I guess with this game being quite old I think it is something I will have to live with. This game takes you into the seat of one of the cliche grumpy sodded London Underground drivers, however I think after playing this I realise why the cliche came about with the amount of buttons there are to deal with!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This is a fantastic game that takes train simulation to a whole new level. The detail they put in to faithfully recreated the stations and tunnels to the extent that even the disused Kings Cross platform appears is what all simulation games should aspire to. It is a brilliant game and I would give it 10/10 and entitle it a 'must play' for anyone who likes trains, the tube or any simulation games. Utterly Fantastic.

And If you also want you can watch my video review of the game at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEcwOabkGo
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
First up: you have to like or at least be interested in railroad games/simulators to appreciate this.

If you do, you'll find this title surprisingly immersive. Although the physics aren't the best (train doesn't appear to be affected by grades at all), and I get some minor clipping issues during rainy weather (to do with not being able to walk/run properly), this is by far probably the best offering from WOS yet and puts you in the seat of driving a subway train in the London Underground.

The fact that most of the cockpit/cab is clickable is a big plus too and setting up a train and running to a tight schedule is very fun indeed. You get a choice of some pre-defined missions with various challenges/situations (you can actually 'see' some of the rail maintenance works going on!!), but you can also drive to your own custom schedule with selectable routes, weather and time. In some of the missions you have to couple trains and switch them around from one end to the other, this involves getting up from your seat in the cab and running around as you frantically set the train(s) up for the next leg of the journey, flipping switches, doing brake tests and ensuring passengers get a smooth, timely journey.

Even with the minor issues, I've found this to be quite addictive, and the experience of the train shuddering and vibrating about on the tracks - not to mention the sound package, makes this a worthwhile sim for the money. The only thing that's missing is some nice DLCs/add-ons/3rd party mods, but even without these, it's a solid offering.

I put 12 hours on it already and I've only owned it for about 24 hours so far!!

Will see how it goes longevity wise, but I'm giving it an 8/10 and I'm eagerly awaiting WOS 4 later this year!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
I found this simulator to be very well detailed, and a challenge. Found a Utube of the full run of the Circle line using the more modern S-stocks trains ... but the attention to detail along the route, and particularly the stations is absolutely top notch. I have a modest system and manage to run the entire route smoothly with the exception of just two brief spots when it gets a little chunky. Very pleased with this simulator acquisition. A solid 9/10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
There should be 5.00$dlc for thid game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
love it!
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
This game is the definition of a simulation- it's very detailed and true to life. If you're into these kind of games then you'll enjoy it, if you're expecting an exciting game with heart pounding adventure then you'll be instantly bored.

The game does feel like it needs a lot of polish - the interface is clunky - you have to hold the 'shift' button whenever you want to interact with any controls in the cabin - although there are keyboard shortcuts for some controls.

Once you get used to the controls though driving the train is pretty easy and it's pretty cool seeing the different parts of London as you drive through - except of course when you're in a tunnel (which is a lot of the time) and that's the main problem with this game really, although the detailed and accurately modelled train stations are nice to see (which you can explore on foot as well).

There are 2 modes you can play - missions and 'drive to schedule' which is basically free mode where you get to choose your route, time of day and weather. The missions are pretty much similar to train simulator - drive so and so route and keep to schedule - with emergencies and whatever else thrown in to challenge you.

The game is very harsh when you do something wrong during a mission (like speeding) - it will instantly end the mission, instead of giving you penalty points like train simulator.

I also had issues when first playing - the framerate was VERY low, as in 10-15 FPS. My PC can run Skyrim on ultra settings with a smooth framerate, so it was a bit surprising.

I checked the graphics settings and turned the anti-aliasing and bump mapping sliders all the way down which made the game smooth and playable (I kept draw distance to 'very high' though which you'll want to do unless you don't mind having buildings pop out almost in front of you). After doing this the graphics still look impressive enough for me.

I recommend it if you're really, REALLY into your sim games, if not you might want to save your money - you'll likely get bored after a while.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
Rediculiously detailed simulator. A lot more fun then driving your average train sim I found. Although it is lacking in some simple things I hope they will patch, such as the option for short cut keys for all the cab buttons, including announcements, annoying having to click through a few views just to announce stand clear of the doors.

Also why is there no in game map? Just a tube map, with the position of your train overlayed, and possibley your selected route, it would help people who don't live in London understand where they are going immensely!

Those two easy things added, I would say it could be the best train sim yet.
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