It’s the year 1850, and there are great times ahead! Establish a transport company and be its manager. Build infrastructure such as railways and stations, purchase transportation vehicles and manage lines. Fulfill the people’s needs and watch cities evolve dynamically. Train Fever runs on an engine specifically developed for this game.
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Release Date: Sep 4, 2014

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April 11

Transport Fever officially announced!

We are incredibly happy to finally announce our newest development: Transport Fever is a next generation transport simulation game coming to PC this fall.

Transport Fever is a successor to Train Fever and brings many new features, including aircrafts, ships, two historical campaigns, heavily improved construction tools and much more.



Please find the complete announcement and the official trailer at the new website:

http://www.transportfever.com

We hope that you like our newest development and look forward to your feedback.

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March 30

Next transport simulation game announcement date set

Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment are ready for takeoff and extremely happy to officially announce a next generation transport simulation game on Monday, April 11, 2016.



Details about the new game will be uncovered on April 11 accompanied with a trailer and a new website. While the game will be packed with new features, trains again play the central role.

Once announced, the community is invited to give feedback and discuss the development on the website, forums and social media channels. Release is scheduled for later this year.

A lot of work has been put into the development of the new title and both the Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment teams can’t wait to finally show their latest project to the public.

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About This Game

Train Fever is a railroad-focused business simulation game. In other words, it's a modern-day Transport Tycoon with procedural content and a sophisticated city simulation.

"It’s the year 1850, and there are great times ahead! Establish a transport company and be its manager. Build infrastructure such as railways and stations, purchase transportation vehicles and manage lines. Fulfill the people’s needs and watch cities evolve dynamically.

Train Fever runs on an engine specifically developed for this game. The engine has a great innovative scope and is specialized in procedural content and urban simulation. A key point is the fact that there is no grid that game objects have to be aligned to, allowing for a great degree of freedom.

Features

  • Randomly generated, modifiable terrain with realistic dimensions
  • Advanced passenger simulation
  • Dynamically simulated urban development
  • Procedurally generated buildings
  • No grid - that is, the game world is not limited to 90 (or 45) degree angles
  • Vehicles from more than 150 years of transportation history
  • Passenger and freight transport
  • Achievements and experience points
  • Detailed 3D graphics
  • Freely adjustable zoom factor

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with wheel
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher (NVIDIA), OS X 10.8.5 or higher (ATI/AMD)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    • Additional Notes: Proprietary graphics driver needed
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Oneki
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Microsoft Excel plays better than this. The only good thing about this "thing" is that someone honestly tried to bring back Transport Tycoon and just failed miserably.

You can see that I have played it for measly 27 minutes and you might think that I didn't give it enough time. I gave it 26 more minutes than it deserved if you ask me. Interface is just horendous and makes everything difficult. Music is nowhere near the sweet MIDI jams from TT. Graphics are alright technically, but the world lacks life. Grabbed it on sale for $5 and still asking for refund.

Hey, they are working on a sequel so... maybe there's still hope?
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Atrocious[Kin]
( 32.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I will just check this out... 30 hours later I have come to the conclusion that I have Train Fever.
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網絡
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
No, just no. This game is not fun and it is very hard to understand. The graphics look like they were made in like 1999 not in 2014.

Do not buy this game, it is a waste of money.
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Baccheus
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I want to like this game and will hopefully give it another shot, but the user interface is absolutely horrible and I have never seen a game lag this bad on a modern laptop for graphics that belong to a game created in 2005 and not one created in 2014.
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Radsko
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Fix the game please... nothing seem to fit together!! its either "collide with terrain" or " there is no space" when clearly its an open field and nothing is around it.

Its a good concept tho but the developers dosnt seem to care to fix the game, its misses alot of game tools for buildning tracks and roads even tho its more like a contruction strategy game.. it feels like an alpha stage game but has been released since 2 years ago which is a joke actually..

Laging and slow even tho with a pretty good pc.

dont buy untill they fix the issues with the broken game.. waste of money and time.
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<AKA>Fre4k Dah Kid
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I was quite disappointed by this game as a simulation / management addict. The game is pretty good, but lacks content for its price tag; it is not worth what the developers ask for.
I have played it for less than an hour and I've already explored most, if not all main features.

-Good graphics
-Music tracks and sounds are a "meh"
-Gameplay is very limited

5/10
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AOD_McRyan
( 693.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
With 321 Mods and some hours of playing, i will give this game a thump up.


PS: The last hours I only build for fun.
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Kuroshiro
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Mixed reviews does indeed make it hard to decide...
This game is "unpersonal" and stiff. It wont let you make stupid mistakes like building weird so the train derails, or so the trains ram into each other.

Just do what the game allows you to do...
"Simulation" doesnt fit this game since you can't exacly fail by anything else than letting your money fly away.
I like real simulations like letting your crops grow bad or forgetting to get gas. This game doesnt allow things like that to happen, it's says NO when something isn't how "it should be".
So, I can't recommend if you want Simulation (I did want that >_<)
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Crazy Joe
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Really fun game. And it's great that the expansion was free.
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dbkoob / rctnextgeneration
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Lag City.

If cities skylines can play without lag why not train fever. Very poor optimization. I wish i could play the game but i cant with all the lag
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Prof. Blargenth
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Liker ailroad Tycoon 3 in how the main goal is to build a train transportation empire. But with the confusing logistics of Factorio. Adding a pair of trains to a single line will cause one to wait at the station while the other uses the line, defeating the purpose of having two trains. The traffic signals don't work in a clear and concise way. Trains don't generate their own cargo containers for transport, requiring you to use multiple trains to move multiple different types of cargo, creating the multi train line problem.
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Lorin Cristian
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
booo booo boooo dont work
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mukk
( 140.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Track building has its issues, but it's a definitive buy for anyone who likes the genre.
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MrDictionary
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I requested a refund. The game should still be early access in my opinion, its barely finished and is quite unsatisfactory to play.

It's a pity, the basics are there but the game has no depth.

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nottherealslash
( 228.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Simple, intuitive game with powerful results. Could quite happily spend hours on it. Plenty of things could be improved, but I'm confident the next game will be even better, and would definitely recommend this one
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cizalladura
( 149.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Great game!!!!!
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Andrew
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
I might pay $14.99 for this game. Clunky and many quirks of gameplay which are not explained at all. Did not enjoy. Way too many pop up windows and you have to close each one with mouse.
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sammyson9
( 42.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Great game but dont feel like describing it
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Xizsto
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Great Game, Great models. I was dissaponted in the lack of track placement. Some of the option that are used in real life arnt just there . Also the mods are awesome it just sucks that there is no steam workshop for this game . One last thing the variation in cargo is minimal.
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STK | HelloA
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
One of my favorite game. (Although it crashes sometimes)
It is a great transportation management game, that I always wanted.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
One of my favorite game. (Although it crashes sometimes)
It is a great transportation management game, that I always wanted.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Track building has its issues, but it's a definitive buy for anyone who likes the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I was quite disappointed by this game as a simulation / management addict. The game is pretty good, but lacks content for its price tag; it is not worth what the developers ask for.
I have played it for less than an hour and I've already explored most, if not all main features.

-Good graphics
-Music tracks and sounds are a "meh"
-Gameplay is very limited

5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
949.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Its a Great game, was a bit Hard the first 20 or so hours before i managed to make profit and such. There is a lot of guides Out there that i atleast felt was good to see/ real.

I give this game a 9/10 rating.

Add mods to this game and you will be able to rack upp the hours. 😊
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Great Game, Great models. I was dissaponted in the lack of track placement. Some of the option that are used in real life arnt just there . Also the mods are awesome it just sucks that there is no steam workshop for this game . One last thing the variation in cargo is minimal.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
404.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
At first, a few words on the game and genre. This game enables the player to create a transport network with trains, trucks, buses and trams on maps up to 256 square kilometers. You have the full control over your transport empire by building tracks and streets, buying and placing vehicles and managing the lines. Besides passengers, multiple goods can be transported. The developers deliver three mods with the game, one including a sandbox mode where you don't have to worry about money at all and can build your own "model railroad layout".

In order to get the full potential out of this game, players definitely have to make use of the great amount of mods that are out there waiting for you to explore them. Vehicles from all over the world, stations, industries, assets, texture replacement, total conversions... you name it. The game greatly benefits from this variety - without it, it would not be half as good as it is now. Therefore to all new players or interested individuals out there: Please check out the great library of mods available at the community websites.

To be honest, right after release, this games was not much more than an open beta. Over time however, the developers fixed a large amount of bugs, added features, improved gameplay and performance and also delivered new and free content in form of the USA DLC. The biggest plus of this game however is without doubt the great modding community that added a huge amount of modifications to the game.
The quality of this game might not be able to compete with AAA title. however, given the price you definitely get your moneys worth when buying this game as long as you are interested in transport simulations. Given the sandbox type of games of this genre, the amount of time spend with this game can easy break through hundreds or even thousands of hours for just a few bucks.

My rating: Vanilla game: 6/10, game with modding 8/10, time for money 10/10
My recommendation: buy it and have fun with the mods
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
I am a fan of Railroad Tycoon Simulator and decided to try this one to see what do I get.

The pros: the bus system is a great plus to the train builder which allows you the perfect support for your trains to reach anywhere (no need to set a station next to a hub of farms just to get their cargo for example). The graphics are clearly great in details and the map builder engine allows each map to be always different.

The cons:
- The user interface is TERRIBLE, sometimes I feel I am in some sort of tool like Photoshop with lots of mini Windows instead than having a clear UI designed and themed as a game.
- The graphics are good, but on auto-generating it you can feel it's not that beautiful. I prefer to play real life maps like England or France and feel like the tycoons of its day building the railroad and connecting historical cities.
- The options to set up the trains are very limited, even the buses, you can play a few hours but there isn't much to it, not much strategy or required set up to adapt to changes as there aren't that many changes or doesn't seem to.
- The building tracks engine is terrible. It generates unnecessary climbs or tunnels and requires to invest massive fortunes just to connect to pieces that aren't that unlevelled and in other games are much easier to connect. Ok I know RailroadTyccon is quite unrealistic with certain train tracks but in the end you can connect the pieces without so much hassle and play, which is the point after all, having fun, not realism.
- Didn't play enough as to know this, but doesn't seem to allow me to build factories or any other sort of business like hotels or pubs which usually increases the game possibilities as you are running a company and not necessarily want to stick to trains only, giving you full control of goods transport and production. Though in compensation you have the buses and roads.

I still haven't played it that much as to completely value it and I'm certain there is more to it than what I've seen, will update this review if I see more pros or I change my mind on certain cons, but so far this is what I saw.

Personally, having Railroad Tycoon 2 and 3, any of those is more fun from minute 1 and makes me evade from this world consuming hours of my life without realizing, which probes how good they are as games, this game instead made me check the clock several times as I was getting bored and stressed. Can't recommend it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I was in doubt when I saw the mixed reviews, but this sale brought the price down from £20 to £3. If you like management and transportation games, then it worth the reduced price. Easy to learn (there is a tutarial, tooltips plus many guides), nice graphics, relaxing game. Could benefit from a bit more complexity to keep things more interesting on the long run I guess. I feel once I figure out how everything works then. I only played 14 hours so far so there might be surprises later on.
For me £3 = 14h of fun time with this game (+ probably many more), good value.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
After seeing the game get bad review one after the other. I thought this had to be a crap game. Boy was I wrong. I grew up when Transport Tycoon Deluxe was a big thing. All I have to say is, this is the one for the transport crazy sim lover.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I was really nervous about buying this game at first, especially with all the negative reviews, but knowing refunds are a thing now I went ahead and decided to try it. To my surprise this game is really good. It's like a modern version of Locomotion. The only difficulty I have is with setting up cargo routes, but I've only just started the game, really. Some people might not like the fact that there's no other companies to compete against, but I prefer it that way because I'm not a very competitive person.
I think like it's been said before, the negative reviews are from the early access version of the game and not the full release. As far as price is concerned, I think it's worth the full price. Plus the DLC is free, which is rare and awesome.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I love the complexity of routing and schedule managment. I've been a long time player of Sid Meier's Railroads! and can't beleive I didn't take a chance on this game sooner.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Not really a review as such; but I do wish to point out that this is a 'fun' train 'simulator'.

Sure there are problems with the coding that can bug the hell out of you - no pun intended... honestly! And there are simulations (name withheld), that perhaps do a better job of 'simulating'. But hey! When you get one of those 1950 era electric locos pulling 5 carriages into a station.... oh sigh.... the graphics make up for it. For the most part I don't mind the way you can/can't change terrain etc. it still looks good to me and works well 9 times out of 10. I won't go into the 'little' details as enough has been said on those. What I want to get across to people is it is a 'fun' game with really nice train 'pixels', yes I am using old terminology here but run with it.... I'm old - seriously do young people even 'get' trains? LOL. And yes I know... using too many quotation marks.

Never played OpenTTD, suspect I'd probably quite enjoy it. BUT, from the sound of things it is outdated graphics wise, which is why I am happy with TF. I like to just sit back and watch the loco pull the cargo up the hill towards the destination. If there was one thing I'd really like to be implemented, it would be a loco POV. Other than that, I'm really happy with the game - and yes, as many people have pointed out.... steep learning curve, but well worth it my friends. AND.... if you are not happy with the vanilla... there are PLENTY of mods that can help with that.

My first 'review'. But in all honesty this game is a keeper. I live in Oz, so I pay more for Steam games, and I'm still happy with the price tag. If I were a Kiwi, I'd be whinging though; because it costs them twice as much in sheep :-p
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
145.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I've played it for almost 120 hours. It's so entetaining. Not as complex as other sims but it lets you do your tracks, your stations, develop economies...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Its hard when you first start off but it is very fun once you get the hang of it!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
171.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Even though it has some rough edges and no manual (use google), this is a game that comes very close to playing with real model train sets. With some modding and config changes I am still having a great time after many hours of play. I prefer this game above TTD, railroad tycoon, railroads!, etc.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
220.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Before I bought this game I was concerned about the large number of negative reviews that were posted, but then I realized most of them were made by people that had low hours in the game and did not take more time before rendering their opinion. After spending some time in the game I have to say that it's not perfect but I love it.
-This is more of a transportation simulation game than just a game solely about trains which is fine because every mode of transport can help make your trains more profitable. Well served cities will grow and provide more revenue for the systems you set up. The times change and transport demands change with it, the train route that made alot of money in 1900 might not do so well when people start getting cars but with a few route tweaks it might make even more money.
-This game is not easy and the only guides seem to come from the community but there is a lot of help out there. Certain building aspects continue to be frustrating, like terrain collisions and "not enough space" when clearly there is space but there always seems to be another way to make it work. Sometimes you just have to plan ahead and expect that city growth will mess you up so lay out things early. I also can't earn trophies due to the game claiming i'm using mods when I haven't used or have any.
-The game is menu heavy. It seems that everything you do causes yet another menu and view to come up some of which seem un-needed and even though my computer is above the min. requirements, if too many views or menus are open it will crash especially later when I have a lot of vehicles moving in all directions.
While the game is not perfect it is very rewarding when all of the transportation lines are moving well and making good money, this is when its fun to just watch. For people that have enjoyed the tycoon type games, this is like that but without having to negociate various contracts. Thumbs up.
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64 of 96 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
73.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
When I purchased Train Fever, it actually was a pretty neat little game. It had potential. There were bugs, but the graphics were good and the trains were enjoyable.

Today however, I realized how broken some of the parts of the game are. In late game, you get trucks that can carry as much as 18 cargo. This can be oil, coal, "goods" (completed product, doesn't matter what goes in it to make it), wood, or iron. The problem is that the cargo from the production buildings have to be loaded into depots for the trucks to pick them up. The small depot can hold 18 cargo for each of two lines, and the large depot can hold 16 for 5 lines. In a nutshell, your trucks usually leave unfilled or the depot overflows and production (and money) is wasted.

My second issue is train AI. Unless you take the time to measure out at what times your multi-track station has a train in it and stick waypoints and signals to signal to your train to go into specific lanes, you are hoping that they don't get stuck on the same track, one trying to leave and the other trying to enter.

My last issue is with the developers. It turns out that the next patch, to be released in early 2016, will be the last. It turns out a big portion of the patch is actually modded content from the community too. Turns out they were working on this new game in secret too because it'll be released around the same time as the patch! I guess that's the age we live in: it's more profitable to abandon what should be considered an early access game (beta game) and release a new one then it is to finish the game you have.

The game itself had potential, but because the developers are going to abandon it with so many unfinished pieces of the game to fix, I no longer can recommend it. I guess get it on sale if it's less then $6.00, but it isn't worth more then that. Hey, I guess at least the devs had the courtesy to tell us they were going to abandon development for this game and work on a new one.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
344.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
What I like:
+the looks of the game
+the way signals work
+realistic limitations on train-track placement
+great modablity and options for configuration
+full simulation of every citizen
+its possible to build great looking cities with the design of streets and train tracks alone
+its a challange in the beginning, but after some time you wont have problems finding a way to get a line to make profit
(on normal difficulty)

What I don't like:
-poor performance of the game, once your cities / region is getting bigger
-supply chains should be more complex


In general I have not played a lot of transport games, but i like city builders and simulations in general.
Thats also what i think who this game is for. For a few bucks its totally worth it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I was a little skeptical about this game initially, largely due to the seemingly "love it / hate it" nature of a lot of the reviews. However, I was kinda "between" games, it was on sale at less than the price of a prepack sandwich, so I thought what the hell. And you know what, I'm pretty glad I did.

I'm not going to deny that it has its problems; the interface is a little awkward and clunky, the economy side of things can be pretty brutal sometimes and it will take a fair few hours to get your head around both of those issues before you really start to see the game shine, but when you do and it does, you'll find yourself up 'till 3am modifying your lines, checking their profits and hankering for that next locomotive upgrade.

I would probably agree that it's not worth £20, but what is essentially a virtual train set with an economy that drives the incentive to make it bigger, it's definitely worth persevering with.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
An amazing railfan sim... wait... its not a railfan simulator? its a tycoon game? but my pictures... does that mean they are useless now? *crys*


LOL, train fever is an amazing game reminiscent of the railroad tycoon series and i highly reccomend it to anyone who doesnt mind wasting their week pressing f12 (screenshot button) you never plan on it, but you always end up just taking pictures of trains.

Pros:
1. excelent models
2. smooth track building
3. addicting to just snap photos.
4. mod support

cons:
1: road building and terrain adjustment are kinda wonky
2: no steam workshop despite modability
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