A really stunning and immersive simulator, a million miles away from 'Bus and Cable Car Simulator'. The graphics are gorgeous, the sounds are convincing and the driving experience itself is realistic.
I love how there are other AI trains running in the network which you can (and sometimes need to) board. I love how passengers board and disembark trains, and how station announcements call just like in real life.
And I also love how well it runs on my computer. Other TML games (particularly Bus and Cable Car) run pretty poorly. The engine has clearly been optimized.
However - it does need a good polish. Some negative points:
• You cannot move if the camera cuts into your avatar
• 'THAT' stepping/walking sound
• Depth-of-field, even when turned off
• The missions need to be better explained - careful consultation of a tube map sometimes isn't enough. A few times I've set off in the wrong direction
But most importantly: Gameplay will be instantly cut for failing to set up your train correctly, for running red lights, for going even a LITTLE over the limit, for accidently opening doors on a service run, etc. Having to go through the mission ALL OVER AGAIN cause you accidently pressed F5 is a ballache.
However, these are small points, and so long as you drive to the book on missions, they will certainly not spoil your experience.