Win the daily battle with the clock—become a bus driver! In Bus Simulator, you will take the controls of one of 6 true-to-life city buses, licensed by companies such as MAN, and drive your passengers through 5 realistic districts of a city.
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Release Date: Mar 2, 2016

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April 26

Bus Simulator 16: Update 3 available now!



All aboard: Our latest major update for Bus Simulator 16 is available now! Next to numerous game improvements and bug fixes the update also offers a bunch of new features wished by the community. In addition you will get a new client called Tim Wachowski who is offering five brand new missions incl. some lucrative rewards for you and your bus company.

Here is a detailed overview of the changes:

  • New content: 5 brand new missions and decals
  • Mouse-steering as alternative input-scheme (this module also includes the mouse-invert checkbox for the control-settings)
  • Increase angle limits of camera-in-cockpit
  • Sitting position adjustable in-game and saved for every single bus type
  • Camera center action (can then be bound to a button)
  • GPS auto-rotation (arrow will always point up)
  • Sensitivity setting for keyboard steering
  • For laptops with Nvidia dedicated graphic cards, the game will automatically install a profile for the respective driver to force the computer to use the dedicated instead of the integrated card.
  • Rename bus routes (route number and name)
  • Indicator adjustments (automatic deactivation after the steering turned back again)
  • Curve look (the camera automatically "looks" into the curve while turning. Can be enabled/disabled in the options menu.)
  • Option to disable cashier

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April 6

Bus Simulator 16: "MAN Lion's City A 47 M" DLC available now!



Good news: Our "MAN Lion's City A 47 M" DLC for Bus Simulator 16 is now available here on Steam! In addition to the official licensed MAN bus the first official expansion for the game also includes three brand new decals, three new ads as well as well as three additional radio tracks for your bus radio.

Here is the link to the DLC:
http://store.steampowered.com//app/443430

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About This Game

Win the daily battle with the clock—become a bus driver!

Six true-to-life city buses, including two Lion’s City buses licensed by MAN, and a gigantic freely accessible world are waiting for you in Bus Simulator 16. Transport your passengers to their destinations across five authentic city districts safely and on time. Drive a two-door, three-door, or a true-to-life articulated bus through commuter traffic at rush hour, watch out for emergency vehicles, and take detours around construction sites. But watch out, or you will get into trouble for accidents and traffic violations!

You also have to maintain order inside the bus. Calm upset passengers, repair stuck doors, sell tickets correctly, and extend the ramp for wheel chair passengers in a timely manner. You will have to be efficient if you want to stick to your schedule, as it is only by doing this that you will build up your reputation in the city, earn the trust of your passengers, and most importantly, make money! The better your reputation, the larger the contracts you can secure, and the more buses will be available to your company in the shop. Unlock additional districts of the city and carefully plan routes for the employees you will acquire in the included job exchange.

As you grow more successful, you will also acquire more and more advertising banners for your buses, which bring in additional money. If your buses are too dull, you can paint and decorate them with unlockable decals, ensuring that your passengers reach their destinations in the coolest way possible.

You think bus drivers are lonely? Not in Bus Simulator 16! Invite your friends into your game in multiplayer mode and let them take over routes for you. The money they earn can be used to expand your shared company and thus perfect public transportation in your city.

You want to drive even more buses and arrange Sunny Springs to fit your expectations? Then you can just construct the city to suit your own taste. Bus Simulator 16 is mod-friendly, and you can use programs like Blender and Gimp to adjust the visual appearance of the existing buses to your liking, as well as integrate your own custom buses and buildings into the game.

Features:

  • 6 realistic buses: 2 door buses, 3 door buses, and articulated buses
  • 2 MAN Lion’s City buses
  • Gigantic freely accessible city with 5 authentic districts that you can unlock one by one, for a great open-world experience
  • Plan your own routes and drive them yourself
  • A multitude of pedestrians and vehicles with different behaviors bring the city alive
  • Various challenging traffic situations (rush hour, mobile road works, demonstrations, emergency vehicles)
  • Unforeseen situations such as stuck doors and special requests from your passengers constantly demand your attention
  • Follow the traffic rules and stick to your schedule in order to unlock the various buses, districts, and missions
  • Manage your company, hire drivers with various characteristics and skills, and optimize your routes and your profit
  • Manage your bus company with your friends in multiplayer mode
  • Customize your buses with different colors and decals
  • Modding: Customize your buses and your city to suit your individual tastes, acquire new buses, and integrate them into the game
  • Popular steering wheels and gamepads are supported
  • With english Voice Overs

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 with 3.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 96OT with 3.0 GHz or comparable processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 (1 GB VRAM) or comparable graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: List of unsupported graphic chips (excerpt): Intel HD 3000 / 4400 / 5500 / 6100; GeForce GT 240 / 630 / 730; GeForce GT 540M / 640M / 740M / 840M / 940M; Radeon R7 240; Radeon R9 M275; Intel Iris 6100
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 with 3.40 GHz / AMD FX-8320E with 3.2 GHz or comparable processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB VRAM) or comparable graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Core i5 or comparable processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200 or comparable graphics card
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: List of unsupported graphic chips (excerpt): Intel HD 3000 / 4000 / 4400 / 5000 / 5500 / 6000; Intel Iris 6100
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Core i7 or comparable processor
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X (4 GB VRAM) or comparable graphics card
    • Storage: 4500 MB available space
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Douchebagel The Magnaflorious
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Reasons why you should buy this game:

1. Instead of the real term "articulating bus," meaning a bus which has two halves and a connecter in the middle, the game calls it a "Bendy Bus."

2. Driving a bus is actually hard, or maybe I'm just inept. Either way, the driving mechanics are actually decent.

3. Traffic. Meaning, it is realistic. Not for people with road rage.

Reasons why you shouldn't buy this game:

1. You are bad at subtraction. You need to figure out how much change to give. And most people are good at subtraction. So buy this game.

2. You are afraid of public transportation.

Summary: Unless you are afraid of transportation or a 4 year old, BUY THIS GAME NOW.
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Kruziikluh
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Definately one of the best simulator games I've played. Theres no lag with great graphics and there's so many small features that really make the game worth it.
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Sessingø - holla.dk
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This game is so poorly optimised that I can't even get a steady fps at the lowest settings. I can ran Fallout 4 at Ultra, but Bus Simulator 2016 will only run > 30 fps if I look at the skyes, even at the lowest settings.
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Prince 4851
( 363.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Please can someone help me how to stop the Bus Driver by walking by himself (once he comes out of the bus) and also while I am playing the game in the map it dosen't show the blue line how would I know where to go.
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stenver9
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
i loke it
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Duncan
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
So you're driving in a German city servicing people with American and British accents?

Would make more sense if the setting is Berlin, 1950, but it's not.

Still, I feel great after selling 3 weekly tickets to an old lady for her and her two invisible "friends".

10/10 Would buy a bendy bus again.
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rsdworker
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
i loved this bus sim - its was much better than others
for example you can deal with issues and such

However there is needing more features and things
i say 8/10 for this its worth a try
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njkrov18
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
it is awsome but i do know how to change the bus wheel cap
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discosukkah
( 90.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
This game is great and is the best bus simulator i have ever tried. I think that this simulator would be better if the map was bigger and maybe had an airport or something like that as i have copleted all the challenges and have unlocked all of the maps as well as having the most amount of drivers avalibe. Double decker buses would aso be great in the game. I really reccommend this as the graphics are really good and is fun with many settings to make you're bus "yours" and This simulator is really realistic.
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NINJA gamer
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
horrible my laptop is 8 gb its said max is needs 8 so i was like ok the should run smooth but asoon as i load the game it said your lapot dose not meet the requrie ments i was like really :(
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I decided to rewrite my review to make it more helpful.

Some pros of the game:
- Affordable price
- Support for steering wheels
- Quality despite simplicity

Following may be pro/contra depending of what you are expecting:
- Simple control
- Simple game interface
- A scenario which keep you busy for about 20 hours of gameplay

Known genetic problems of this publisher:
- Game engine puts heavy load on your system
- AI is not very good. (Without great fails though.)

Some additional information:

- I found I drive better with keyboard than with steering wheel.

- Some people report 3-4 FPS. They have Intel HD graphics. Game should not be run with that graphics solution at all.

- Some people report 30 FPS on lowest settings, while having 60-70 FPS on best settings in other games. Raise settings from lowest at least to average and you still will have 30 FPS but better experience. It is not graphics what is putting heavy load on your system it is game engine what cause that number of FPS.

Recommendation:

- Don't buy if you have non-top laptop.
- Buy if you have steering wheel. (Not many games are utilizing that device good.)
- Buy for kid. (Affordable price and good ethics in game.)
- Buy for yourself if you have an hour or two after work and middle to top desktop. (Can be used in pair with weaker laptop with in-home streaming feature).

With my kind regards,
finomondo
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
So you're driving in a German city servicing people with American and British accents?

Would make more sense if the setting is Berlin, 1950, but it's not.

Still, I feel great after selling 3 weekly tickets to an old lady for her and her two invisible "friends".

10/10 Would buy a bendy bus again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is so poorly optimised that I can't even get a steady fps at the lowest settings. I can ran Fallout 4 at Ultra, but Bus Simulator 2016 will only run > 30 fps if I look at the skyes, even at the lowest settings.
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172 of 198 people (87%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
֍ Not perfect, needs some work. Hands down more accessible and stable than OSMI 2. I streamed this for about 8 hours yesterday. It only crashed once. I guess if you have a potato pc then it might seem laggy. Overall my biggest complaints are no TrackIR support and the steering was hard to get smooth with my Thrustmaster RS500. All in all it is a pretty decent cheap game. Please note that most of the negative reviews have barely ANY time playing it. Please look at playtime when checking out the reviews here on Steam.

Pros:
♥ Innovative scenerios that pop up as you drive
♥ Random conversations with the passengers
♥ Modding ability (should bring this game to a whole new level)
♥ Challenging conditions
♥ No scenerio where you need to know the bus routes in Berlin in 1988 (which my wife from Germany couldnt even help me with).
♥ Simple GPS that works better than floating signs in the sky

Cons:
♡ GPS arrow should always point UP. It rotates and some of the roads get winding so it makes it hard to tell which way to turn at intersection
♡ Lack of TrackIR meant that its hard to turn your head and see oncoming traffic. I ended up killing 4 or so people and hit about 15 cars in 8 hours.
♡ Easy to go bankrupt if you try going too fast
♡ Decals and stickers are not rotateable so the ads sometimes look stupid

Closing thoughts
Overall this is a fine niche game. Look kiddos, it is not every day we get a bus sim. Stop being obtuse and see the good in things why dont ya? Bah Bah Baaaahhhh.
That is all
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66 of 78 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but they definitely put some nice features into this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywwig-zmBA0

First up, if you don't have 4 Gig of ram you might find the game crash when it's loading up, IF it even starts to load up that is. WAIT FOR A PATCH

Due to the fact that all assets are preloaded the game is a memory hog, that is not fun if you don't have the resources to spare. What's good about is the fact that by preloading you avoid all the issues that OMSI 2 has when it comes to moving around on maps.

The Ambience sounds are well done and the fact that you can overhear the passenger talking and laughing and somewhat reacting to your driving style helps with your imersion.

Engine sounds as well as sounds from the gearbox are mediocre, but they work until mods will fix it, and that bring us to the next point.

The driving physics deserve some more TLC, the bus seems too easy to handle at times and too unforgiving at others, especially when you try to drive in and out of the depot the bump of the sidewalk is significantly overdone

Mod support/ stem workshop support is what I believe will push the game from meh to wow.

Overall I think it gets a lot right and does deserve the name Simulator as such it is of course best played with a wheel or at the very least a controller
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64 of 82 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I'm just reviewing this game not because I felt like it was something necessary to do, but to balance the user score.

Bus Simulator 16 is a really good game! It allows you to drive and manage a bus on the road, plan its routes, take good care of its passengers, deal with misfortunes inside and outside of your bus, and it also allows you to macromanage your own bus company as a whole: buy buses and customize their exteriors with paints and decals, create and handle with your own routes so that you and your employees can make good use of them, make a nice profit, all a management sim could allow you to do.

Of course the game has flaws! It's not too pretty visually, got some nasty bugs and a few performance issues, but considering that the developers aren't very resorceful and it's a small team working on, I couldn't expect a triple-A game. Also, they are patching up, fixing what thay can, and I expect a fair amount of remodeling so we can enjoy more of this fine piece of art.

Bus Simulator 16 is a bit flawed, maybe overpriced too, but I think investing in an indie team is what makes the gaming gears running. You will not regret of this game.
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44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Game is really fun and has alot of 'feel' to it. it still needs more Optimizing done for sure , but if you have a Med-Great PC , you should be in great shape.

PROS :
- Business Simulation
- City feels real
- Buses feel real too
- You can get out of your seat and walk around at will.
- You can customise your buses as you see fit. (Stickers,Decals,Ads)

CONS :
- Slower PC's are not going to play this
- NEEDS more optimizing
- Only a few buses (So far)
- You cannot see any other buses on the roads (Including yours that you hired)
- Frame drops at random

Look , just in one mans view , i like this game and i really hope that the Dev's keep on this and fix / add more in time. i feel the game has is goods with the bads , but in the end , it is what OMSI2 could only dream of being....and that is a Bus simulator that feels real and works without crashing .

I rate this game a Solid 8.0 / 10/0
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223 of 368 people (61%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Bus Simulator 16 was developed by still alive studios and published by Astragon. The game released on the 2nd March 2016 for a price of £18.99.

In Bus Simulator 16, you are in charge of a bus company and must also drive around the bus collecting and dropping off people on various routes. During my hour of playing this game I had many ups and downs but the eventual ending was me stuck outside my bus and also stuck outside the depot with no way back.

Positives:
+ Good attempt at an entry level bus simulator – The game was designed to be a really good bus simulator but unfortunately falls quite short of that bar. The game feels more entry level but a good attempt at it.
+ Steam Workshop – With steam workshop there will be mods to improve the game and adding own designs and busses.
+ Tutorial – The tutorial is pretty good and I’m glad I did it. The amount of options and choices to the game is overbearing at times but I feel after an hour more confident to try and drive a bus around.
+ Multiplayer – This is a great add to the game, you can play online and manage routes together too, the only problem for me is that I lack friends with the game 
+ Cops/Police – When I was idle at the station trying to figure out buttons and such a Police car went flying past me with the lights on. I found this so cool – however it may just be normal for most people.

Negatives:
- Floaty handling – The handling is not too good on this game and most the time I end up crashing and bashing when taking corners because the handling is too light.
- Overwhelmed – There are just so many options, buttons, choices in which you must do and then to add to the top of all that the doors get jammed and the customers expect you to give them change from money which you can’t really make out.
- Voice acting – If you can make it through the game without laughing at the terrible voice acting I commend you. I laughed quite often due to this fact.
- Long loading times – It may just be my PC but I experienced agonising load times and very bad FPS.
- Price – I feel the price should be halfed for the product because although you get a lot of content the quality is subpar.

Unfortunately I felt this game had a lot of potential but the execution was pretty bad. I was hoping to finally get an Omni 2 experience on Steam but unfortunately this falls well below expectations and to me feels more of an entry product. I could only recommend this game to people with low expectations or standards (huehue). I played this game only for an hour but I was left out in Sunny Springs in the rain, trapped from my bus and depot. Although I slate the game I enjoyed it for what it was but can’t possibly recommend the game at the current price point. I’m just glad the game never crashed on me because that would’ve been the icing on the cake.

Score: Wait for a sale
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42 of 58 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
This game has given me a view of how difficult bus drivers have it, giving me an admiration for the drivers that turn up on time, in terms of the game its great! a fun sim that shows how hard it is to drive and cater to townspeoples transport needs, would recommend to sim lovers. free coffee provided!

-Thank you sir i need a ticket, to the moon.



Update: game will soon be well optimised, so all those people who make negative reviews because of that, you can review on how the game itself is.
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37 of 51 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Honestly, going into this game I was expecting not to enjoy more than 15 minuntes of it. In reality, I ended up playing the game signficantly longer than I expected to.

Compared to other driving-job-simulator games, I thought the tutorial was really good at explaining all the critical components of the game. In turn, when the tutorial finishes you're equiped with everything you need to know to continue playing.

Overall, the game is fun ... though, I'm not sure why... I mean, you're driving as a bus driver after all, but there is something calming about designing your routes, and driving throough german towns and cities.

The only thing I wish they would fix is:

1. More music options. If you can integrate with spotify that would be amazing.
2. Slightly better textures for some of the objects, like the interior of the bus and other vehicles on the road.

I would recommend this to those that like driving-job-simulator games, or for someone who hasn't tried this genre before.
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