Just one wrong move could spell disaster! Can you keep the wheels in motion as trains speed to their various destinations?
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Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

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Speeding trains...Trouble on the tracks ahead...Just one wrong move could spell disaster! Can you keep the wheels in motion as trains speed to their various destinations?

Plan the route, change the junctions, time the stops, and avoid the trouble...it all sounds so simple! Rock-piles, level crossings and runaway trains are just a few of the obstacles in your way. Use your sharp mind to figure out the right path, and your fast fingers to tap in the right place at the right time.

And if at first you don't succeed...try, try and try again!

Loads of puzzles to solve, suitable for all ages. New levels provide new challenges and new gameplay features. We even supply some solutions and speed controls to make things easier if you need a helping hand.


  • quality puzzles for beginners to experts
  • awesome train crashes
  • gentle learning curve
  • spectacular train smashes
  • increasing difficulty as you solve each level
  • explosive train pile-ups
  • advanced 3D graphics
  • speeding runaway trains
  • in-game store to help you solve puzzles more easily
  • trains crashing into cars
  • more levels available for a small price
  • trains crashing into trains...and cows and deer and kangaroos
  • more levels coming soon!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 440 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
After having played Train Town I had serious doubts about developer N3V’s next game, Trainz Trouble, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about. In fact, it’s one of the most fun and challenging (and also casual) puzzle games I’ve played to this date.

Trainz Trouble is a puzzle game at heart, aimed at the casual audience. Meaning anyone can pick up and play this without having to worry about difficult controls or deep mechanics. And even if it doesn’t have very deep mechanics the puzzles it throws at you are at times quite challenging. You have to be stress resistant and be able to micromanage several trains at the same time.
It is possible to slow down time, or even speed it up if you know exactly what you’re doing, but you’ll usually have to think things through before you even start.
There are 4 settings; USA, UK, Germany and Australia and each country has their own set of rules.
USA wants you to ride around and micromanage several trains at the same time while collecting money from the banks and blowing up rocks. UK wants you to manage the traffic while riding around. Germany wants you to avoid collisions with high speed trains and in Australia you have to pay attention to (and redirect/outrun) a faster black train.
The real goal is to get to the end of the station without crashing into something. You can switch railroad track directions with the press of a mouse button and if you time it right and do this correctly you won’t lose any stars at the end of the level, when you’re being rated for all of your efforts. But things aren’t really that easy. You sometimes have to time things and let trains wait before they should ride. You’re usually dealing with multiple trains. So that makes this a game that requires both reflexes and brains.
Each of the countries has 15 levels but USA has 24 in total. But these extra levels are mostly for tutorial purposes. So in total there are 69 levels, which should be more than enough to keep you occupied for at least a couple of hours.

There’s also an in-game store that I wasn’t able to access. The button never lit up for me so I was never able to take a look at it. But there should be items in there to make things easier for you. As you can imagine I’m afraid that I can’t give you any examples here.
The game also has the tendency to lose focus. I’ve had several times that I could click the mouse anywhere I want and the game would not respond to it. Alt+Tab didn’t work, but restarting the game completely seemingly fixed the problem. It’s a random, but frustrating problem and I recommend that you at least do not Alt+Tab while playing because that’s one of the things that seems to break the game.

Graphically Trainz Trouble still isn’t the most beautiful game out there and its graphics and style are reminiscent to the ones used in Train Town. It all looks sharp and since the game is viewed from an isometric viewpoint there’s no real need to zoom in anyway.
It really is a very colorful game that mixes both exaggerated and realistic models and that’s what gives it a unique look. I like it.
If you’ve ever been to the Big Thunder Mountain attraction in Disney Land you pretty much have an idea what the music sounds like. It sounds like hillbilly kind of music.
The sounds that the trains make sound realistic but not overly so and same goes for the explosions (which are fun to look at it, by the way !).

Trainz Trouble is a much, much better game than Train Town and I wish I had played this one first. It’s definitely the better game between the two, even if they’re both focused on entirely different audiences. If you like casual puzzle games, or if you just like trains in general, then you can’t really pass up on Trainz Trouble. Choo choo !

[Rating: 74/100]
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
For those of you who don't know, Trainz Trouble is a mobile game developed for Android and iOS, with a PC release sometime later. PC version why? I have no idea.

I honestly never got to play this because it never worked on my mobile devices, and my friend kindly gifted me this game, so kudos to him.

Models and textures are quite nice, they are very cartoonized but it was done very nicely.
Each level is pretty simple, if you played Train Crisis on mobile it's exactly the same thing
Has no Ads unlike the Free Mobile variants
No need to purchase addons from the store (still has traces oddly enough)

I'm not really going to explain the pros, as everything above should be straight forward enough.

Menu is slightly buggy
Has traces of the Shop from the mobile version still there (why?)
Audio is not optimised at all
Text was not changed from "Tap" to "Click"
Why does this need a PC port?

After playing this several times, i noticed that after backing out of a world segment the menu refused to let me back into a level. I have no idea why it does this, and this will most likely not be fixed. Oddly enough, there are a few sections where it still references the shop from the mobile version, were they that lazy to remove them?

The audio is a let down. The actual game audio isn't too bad, but the menu music is compressed as hell. It sounds atrocious. This is acceptable (for some reason) on a mobile device, but the PC version should have a nice and clear version. The text that references things such as "Tap" were never changed to "Click" for this version. This may seem like nothing, but it just shows that this is a poor port.

Reviewing this game is difficult, because most people might have already played this on mobile. The game is clearly a rip off of Train Crisis (even though they say "inspired", clearly a rip off), which is already available on Google's Play Store and the iOS App store. I honestly would stay in the middle with this game, but since it's steam, I need to pick one or the other.

To me, Trainz Trouble is barely a passable game for PC. It's a game that's more suited for a Tablet or Phone rather than a PC, but this version is there if you like it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Fun game. Definitely worth the buck fifty I paid for it. I'm not sure I would have paid more than a couple dollars though, considering how basic the game is. Wait for it to be on sale, then nab it!
Basically, the game amounts to this: "How many moving pieces can you manage at the same time?" You've got trains running all over the place and you need to work the signals, throw the switches, stop the traffic, etc to make sure all of your trains arrive at the right station...without colliding, derailing, and exploding! Some of the maps are pretty easy, but a few are quite hectic. Overall, it's an amusing little game.

P.S. I hear that this game (or something quite similar) is free on Android...but I guess that only helps if you've got a smartphone and/or don't mind gaming on a stupid 4" wide touchscreen.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
This game is okay, nothing fancy. It isn't outstanding but it has nearly everything I wanted. It didn't allow the camera angle to change or even to zoom in or out. I would of liked some more ambient sounds. Other than that the difficulty increases nicely and mechanics play as expected. 6.0/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
As you can see i have played the game for 5 hours and all completed

Good diversion for a brain teaser. Many of the later levels will need to be played dynamically, you will need to replay multiple times to work out planning so there is no sitting back and studying the rail plan until you have at least seen the trains run at least once to see where they go. The game steps up difficulty very nicely introducing new problems as you progress through the levels.

Only downsides i found with the game is it appears to be mobile game and i felt it was overpriced for the enjoyment. This game would be better suited to $1 or $2 market.
The PC port has a few issues the mouse not clicking to select the four countries available, although once you are in the game there is no problem with the mouse. Only way i have found to resolve this is to restart the game.
The only other issue is some of the edge tracks do not appear on the screen which caused me issues a few times until i got used to looking more carefully.

This game is based on the Android and Apple App Game called Train Crisis so if you have the option you can check that out as a demo to ensure you like the game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
Cool & pretty small puzzle game.

Go for it if your looking for a bunch of brainstorming & reflex challenges.
(Oh and a lot of funny train's crashs and end of course retries ;)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
Funny. The bad part is the "Ihull" sound and the ESC key closing the game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Good game!
A lot of funny puzzle.
Cons: this is like a mobile phone port.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
Terrible game. Worth $0.
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
almdid skips best game ever
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 11
I don't review many games but I had to review this one. This is just so much fun. I am a 43 year old bloke sitting there routing trains round things and having an amazing time. I've played all sorts of games like this over the years and this is one of my favourites. It starts off simple but gets progressively harder. I do have to say that I finished all of the levels in a little over two days of on and off gameplay so it's not going to last you forever but it's just such a brilliant and fun game.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
this game is cool
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6.9 hrs
Posted: January 29
Totally recommended if you love a combination of trains and puzzles. I would also like to say for all ages as well as this may look like a childrens' game but I play it regularly aged 44! The graphics are fantastic and the gameplay is progressive and rewarding. Never had any problems with settings or the game not starting etc. Good family fun.
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