Train Town is traintastic fun for everyone. Build your world, choose your train, go on exciting adventures through cityscapes, jungles and deserts...and even crash and blow things up!
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 64% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

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Train Town is traintastic fun for everyone. Build your world, choose your train, go on exciting adventures through cityscapes, jungles and deserts...and even crash and blow things up!

From the makers of Trainz Simulator comes a whole new world of fun for young train fans (or the young at heart).

With a few simple clicks, anyone can make their first "Train Town" in seconds. Then jump into Drive mode to explore your creation and run trains for hours to come.

With the incredible "Crash Physics" feature, mayhem in your virtual world is never far away as you bounce, smash and crash into everything in your path. And don't forget to watch out for exploding gas bottles and tanks!!

Train Town offers two different modes of fun for the whole family:

In Create Mode, populate your world with buildings, rocks, trees, roads, cars and a variety of colorful animated characters. Lay train track with a few clicks of your mouse, then jump right in to Driver Mode to follow your trains wherever they go.

In Driver Mode, add your favorite trains such as Tough Thomas, Steaming Sam, Rocket Train Rod and many others. How you drive them is up to you - speed up or slow down to avoid the cars, characters and other trains, or perhaps go all out on a destruction derby approach to wipe everything off the map.

Jump from train to train, change camera angles, zoom in and out and enjoy the action in an amazing, colorful and exciting cartoon world.

You can also share your creations online and download Towns created by other players.

Train Town is free-form game-play that will keep the kids occupied for hours!

Features:
  • constructive sandbox entertainment
  • easy to use for all ages 4 and up
  • colorful 3D cartoon graphics
  • huge variety of cool trains and scenery
  • explosions, crashing, super fast trains
  • variety of camera angles to view the action
  • great fun for kids (and big kids too, Dad!)
  • No In-App Purchases, includes all the mobile content packs.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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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Mixed (54 reviews)
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Velvetlotus
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 11
It's a virtual train set.

I like trains. I liked the concept and the graphics.

I didn't like the controls for placing track or other objects.
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sweetie_cat
11.6 hrs
Posted: June 27
Train Town is fun to play with a kid. I build the tracks with my nephew and he likes to crash the trains. big fun! there are diffent types of trains to pick from. theres steam trains to rocket trains. its not one i would play but its a blast to play with a child to see them laugh.
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Japanesian
1.8 hrs
Posted: May 13
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Leukus
1.0 hrs
Posted: February 13
it gave me cancer and gave me a life. needs more orange i rate it 9/11
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BOYS DON'T CRY
1.1 hrs
Posted: January 30
why the ♥♥♥♥ are you looking at train town reviews?

(this is the best game i've ever played in my life)
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Sanic magic
8.4 hrs
Posted: October 25, 2015
Great Train game :D
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Catnip 4 me!
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 23, 2015
This is certainly one for the young ones. Just put some tracks down, add some objects or build a small village, add some trains and watch it go around. Add more trains, cross some tracks and wait for the toy carnage. Or download some layouts and just relax.

The colours, the music, the general cheerfulness of this very simple game put a happy smile on this old gamer's face. So, 10/10.
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Albert the Slayer
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 30, 2015
I f*cking love this game. It reminds me when I was homeless (still am) when I was vagabonding on trains with my tweeker buddies. 10/10
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Ninja Zach
11.9 hrs
Posted: August 30, 2015
Great value and fun for kids

Pros
  • Lots of items for little ones to explore
  • Characters, cars, and roads are nice extras
  • Controls are semi-kid friendly
  • Smooth animation
  • Ability to save game

Cons/Possible improvements
  • My four year old plays using a mouse and occasionally will have issues laying track. Sometimes portions of the track loops back on itself or disappears on him
  • Four year old thinks camera movement is backwards (He has other games you drag the way you would want to go), would be nice to have option of changing this.
  • Placing road is difficult for us, not sure how it is supposed to work.
  • No additional game modes other than free play. I'd make a game mode where the kids can collect coins by having the train pass over them - they would have to build the track out to that spot. You could then expand with the whole idea of levels and accomplishments. Or instead of coins you could do letters and have them spell words, educational is nice. I understand that to keep a product this price you can only expect so much and I don't usually spend much for kid games.

Other Thoughts
My son has spent the most time running the train over the characters to make them splat, he finds this amusing.
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Lt. Labcoat
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 12, 2015
So... this is where the Steam "recommended" system fails a little. You see, I can't recommend this game to the majority of buyers - even those with young children - but it does appeal to a very specific kind of kid. They have to be someone who likes creating a world without that world actually doing something, they have to be interested in creating by putting down pre-made objects rather than trying to make their own thing, and they have to be content with small sandboxes rather than constantly building on a new world.

Which is to say, the game is much too limited to really be the kind of game you can just give to kids straight-off. Most will hate it.

On the other hand, if you think your kid does fit those criteria, then you should buy it. It only costs £2.
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
I was planning to write an in-depth review of Train Town, but unfortunately the game isn’t exactly what I thought it would be and therefore it is shorter than what I originally imagined. Let me elaborate:

Train Town is a game meant for the younger gamers among us. I guess I could say ‘creative’, young gamers, but in my opinion you’re usually already more creative when you are really young than later in life when you’re a bit older. Anyway, let’s get back on track here (*giggles*).
This piece of software has no single-player mode. There is no campaign. It’s up to the player to create all sorts of levels using their own imagination. It’s quite simple, actually. You place the tracks, obstacles and finally a train - you can even change the weather - and then you just watch your train ride around. Or blow up, if you decide to place some gas tanks on the tracks..
There are plenty of objects to place around and you could build a pretty good and detailed level if you just put enough time in it. The levels themselves, however, are pretty small, so no, you can’t build entire worlds, but a small city wouldn’t be out of the question I think.
And, if you’re not in the mood to create your own level, you can always download one or more from the tens of already available levels. They’re instantly playable and if you don’t like something you see you can edit it to your liking.

The game originates from the Android operating system and, except for one major flaw, seems to be faithfully ported to the Windows OS. The camera tutorial text still hasn’t been updated to PC controls and as a result the game tells you how to pinch and zoom in on the screen using your fingers. A big no-no in my book.

I have to admit that the game does look cheerful. It uses lots of colors, and it looks pretty good from a distance. Just don’t zoom in too much, because the textures are a bit blurry. The objects also don’t use a lot of details and you can definitely tell that it focuses on a younger target audience. But they usually don’t care about this sort of stuff anyway.
The game has happy music, and it’s the kind of music that reminded of some TV shows when I was young. No, this music won’t bring you down. I enjoyed it.

You could play Train Town for a couple of minutes or even for an entire day without getting bored by it. But I really think you have to be part of a younger audience to fully appreciate it. Serious gamers will not care for this. And to be honest, they shouldn’t. The lack of a campaign is sorely missed and it’s the one thing that could’ve made this game a little more interesting for the rest of us gamers.
Still, kids should have a good time with this.

[Rating: 58/100]
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
All aboard! Bought this for my 4 year old. He had a great time, we'll play more I'm sure.

You build train tracks, put down buildings, rocks, trees, people, and more. Lots of objects to choose from so you can be creative. The building controls are dead simple. Just a few menus that let you place objects, change their size and rotation, change the weather, all basic stuff that works well.

Then you choose a train and drive it around the track. When the train hits anything it explodes, so there is lots of fun to be had creating some big destruction. The train controls are almost nonexistent - just pick your train and it starts to move, all you can do is change the speed. But that’s enough, it’s not as much of a game as it is a playset.

You can download tracks that others have made, and that’s a good way to get into some instant action. You can share your tracks too.

The visuals are nice. Bright and colourful, music and sound aren’t annoying. All in all a nice package. For $3, totally worth it if you have a kiddo who likes trains.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Hi, my litte brother is enjoying this game greatly, here is his gratitude to the auther by a cute message:

it is great and i like blowing up the trains

It's a shame there ismany negitive reviews.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Well, I suppose it's sort of funny to fool around in this game for like 15 minutes? There are no goals, just build a track layout, drop some objects here and there, and then watch your train(s) drive endlessly in circles. Until it hits a gastank and the train flies all over the place! That's the "sort of funny" part I was talking about earlier but it can only keep you entertained for so long... :)
I just can't recommend this game, it feels way too empty to enjoy it for a longer time. It's one of those games that when you get it somewhere for free it's funny to fool around in it for a short moment and then never touch it again.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Train Town is a great game for young children (ages 4 ~ 10) who want to play with toy trains, but don't have the space or the finances for a real toy train set. Instead of laying track, you set connection points for the track, making it incredibly easy for shaping the layout without having to worry about making realistic turns. Various decorations can be laid out all over the terrain, including on the tracks themselves. When a train collides with a decoration, or another train, both fly in to the air in a cartoonish mess with wild physics. If you don't feel like making your own layout, there are various prefab layouts you can download and alter as you wish. Older children may find the entire setup oversimplistic, or lack of realistic decor bland. On the flip side, you don't need need to be a seasoned model railroader to pick it up and play it with your kids.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
I'd urge you not to buy this game. Whatever your expectation, you really won't get anything from it.

It's like a baby simulation that doesnt really have any physical rules. There's really nothing to the game but an open (tiny) sandbox and an ability to lay a track and scenery items. The problem is there's no real logic to any of this, it's just about randomly plopping junk onto a small screen, and then .... watching in boredom.

I have three sons, aged almost 2, 3.5 and 5.5 .. and they all were bored to tears by this non-game.

It was clearly a dodgy little iPhone game, and they thought "maybe we can make some $$$ launching this on Steam". When porting for the PC, the developer didn't even bother to update basic text .. the controls all say "touch this", or "swipe your finger to the left".

I wouldn't ordinarily write a review unless a game were truly superb or utterly utterly crap.

.... save your money, if you want a nice learning train game for kids you can get Sid Meiers RAILROADS, or a bunch of simulators out there, some real world, some kiddy oriented.

But this game is awful, a total fraud, ripoff, DO NOT BUY.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Train Town is a nice experience. The game is very colorful and has fair graphics. It's not as much space as I was hoping for to build a world but it is enough to build a small city. You can blow the trains up once you get bored of watching them. The music is personally my favorite part. It is very cheerful and uplifting.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
Added several hundred gas tanks to my train's crossroads, then added hundreds of zombies until performance was seriously degraded. Put a train on the tracks and the explosion sounded like wet farts into a microphone and fired my train straight outta the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ed gameplay bounds.

10/10 would increase the size of a walking ice cream to horrifying proportions again
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
My 4 year old son loves this game! A fun train sandbox game for Kids! I'd say ages 4 to 7, but even as a parent I have fun tinkering around with it.
Catchy music, fun sandbox style. There are multiple train styles from Steam to Sesiel to super fast rocket trains.
You can run trains on pre-made tracks, or build your own from scratch! It's super easy to move the tracks around and make your own layout. You can add buildings, trees, and objects too.
YES, you can also CRASH your trains too!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
Great for kids! My boys- 4 and 6 love playing this game. There is no object to the game other than building a little city and seeing what happens, there are lots of vehicles and people they can add to the trains and other objects.

This is obviosuly a port of a tablet game and I wish some of the controls took better advantage of desktop screen (there are a lot of scrolling menus that could be bigger for less scrolling) and I wish the advanced controls to rotate objects weren't so klunky but overall the title is worth the money.
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