Ride the rails to fun and adventure in Westward® IV: All Aboard, a thrilling real-time strategy adventure from Sandlot Games! When the patriarchal owner of the Turner Railroad Company goes missing, his children, Anne and Henry, are called upon to uncover the truth behind his disappearance.
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Release Date: Feb 16, 2010

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Ride the rails to fun and adventure in Westward® IV: All Aboard, a thrilling real-time strategy adventure from Sandlot Games!

When the patriarchal owner of the Turner Railroad Company goes missing, his children, Anne and Henry, are called upon to uncover the truth behind his disappearance. Protect the family business from greedy bandits as you help the Turners expand their railway to neighboring towns. Rescue kidnapped citizens being held for exorbitant ransoms, battle greedy bandits, and guide your town to fortune and prosperity in Westward IV: All Aboard!

  • 36 buildings, including all-new upgrades and features
  • Train skilled workers to add building bonuses
  • Produce town goods to sell at the train station
  • Unlock secret items and characters hidden throughout Westward IV

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 384 MB System RAM (512 MB Vista)
    • Graphics: 64 MB Video RAM
    • DirectX®: Direct-X 9c (10 Vista)
    • Sound: Direct-X compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements: Internet Explorer 5.0+, AOL 5,6 or MSN browsers
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
The store page description and screenshots only show a small part of the game. Each Westward game prunes away the repetive aspects of the previous one. The player can control any "good" character; it's just that your main character is the most versatile. Most towns start from scratch. You build several. There is a "world map" where you travel from town to town. The world map is also used to move to the next challenge the player unlocks. It is almost like Sid Meier's Railroads and Dragon Warrior VII had a child.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
This is a surprisingly solid little game just don't expect the biggest and baddest anything. There is nothing complex about this game and can almost feel a little slow at times but overall it's a great little time waster that scratches an itch most people don't realize they have until they've played a game like this. The controls are extremely simple but get the job done.

The story is an after thought but the but overall has character. Simple yet still enough to keep the game flowing with just dropping commands on you to complete.

Pick it up when it's on sale and give it a go, you could do a whole lot worse for a couple bucks.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
This casual game is a lot more polished, better designed, and deeper than a lot of strategy games that aren't. You might expect a light and simple game that you can play through in just two or four hours, but that's not Westward IV. As the final chapter of a strong series, it has developed to a point of balance.

You need to balance the normal stuff - getting certain base goods like wood and coal, and then build various buildings. But there is one huge base map that you explore and build off of for the whole game, but then you have to build your railroad in another city or fight off bandits on some other map, so you have these short scenarios mixed in with the various objectives on your main map.


It's an extremely well detailed game, and one that is really fleshed out. Many casual strategy games have just a handful of buildings, decorations, and such. Just enough to wet your whistle. Not so here. Here you have a very fleshed out economy.

And if you explore maps you'll find side quests, and unlock secret plants for your farms or animals for your ranches. I put around 20-25 hours into my first play through the game. That's worth it.

It's a casual game that can certainly be played as such, but it also transcends the genre in many ways as well. I stand by how good it is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Westward IV is a great entry into the Westward series (The other 3 are also on steam but only available in one pack, I highly recommend those too!) Experience what it's like to be a pioneer in the guilded age and see what life could be for anyone living back then. Shoot bandits, hunt for treasure, and build a town bigger than any form of life has ever seen!

Follow the tale of a brother and sister as they try and find their father who's gone missing. Their father being a railroad owner, they have also been raised in the custom of running a railroad and therefore seek his whereabouts. Come across numerous towns, small and large, meet people from all over of different skills and talents, and venture out in the wild west to see what truly is meant for you!

A superb game for the lovers of the sandbox genre!


Topic: Casual Western Sandbox

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Price TagBad - Ok - Good - Great - Excellent - Free to Play
DifficultySimple - Easy - Medium - Hard - Very Hard
Age groupKids - Teens - Adults - Everyone
DevsUnsure/Quiet - Not Helpful - Responsive - Helpful

Score: 8/10


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1 of 27 people (4%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 6, 2011
The Warcraft killer returns once again to put Blizzard into an early grave.
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