Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular "tycoon" genre, and inspired a new generation of games. Sid Meier's Railroads!
User reviews: Mixed (947 reviews) - 66% of the 947 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2006

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About This Game

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular "tycoon" genre, and inspired a new generation of games. Sid Meier's Railroads! comes home to its original creator, the legendary Sid Meier, who, together with his team at Firaxis Games, will take this game to a whole new level of fun!

The greatest railroad building game of all time is back in a vibrant 3D world delivering a streamlined interface and unmatched gameplay, that's easy to learn yet challenging to master. Creators of the world's best strategy game, Civilization IV, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games put you in charge of building the greatest rail empire in the nation - managing trains, cargo and your bottom line - while engaging in all-out corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs, and robber barons!

*Multiplayer available in LAN mode only.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    Windows 2000, Windows XP
    1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
    512 MB RAM
    64 MB Video card with hardware pixel and vertex shaders (GeForce 3, Radeon 8500 or better)
    DirectX 7 compatible sound card
    1.7 GB of free disc drive space
    Recommended
    Windows 2000, Windows XP
    2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent (or better)
    1GB RAM
    128MB videocard with pixel shader 2.0 support (Radeon x800, GeForce 6800)
    DirectX 7 compatible sound card
    1.7 GB of free disc drive space
Helpful customer reviews
174 of 194 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
I recommend this game, BUT it is effectively broken... game crashes regularly, and after years it has not been fixed.
Its a good game, with real character. Not fixing it is a damn crime.
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128 of 145 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
This is an enjoyable game, in principle, but it's just too crash-happy. In five hours of play, it must have crashed over 15 times for me, and it can get itself caught in such a state that even though you can re-load autosaves, it'll keep crashing at the same point, effectively ending that particular playthrough.

Edit: As pointed out below, the game issues are likely primarily an age rather than coding/QA thing (although there are still issues with train routing that are a code, not compatibility thing). That said, would recommend a high degree of caution before playing this game on more modern system.s
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135 of 175 people (77%) found this review helpful
228 people found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2015
Periodically crashes, which is nice as it allows me to do things like go outside and eat and not look at trains.
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77 of 99 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Crashes like hell , unplayable. buy only in a bundle
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42 of 51 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
I truly like this game, its concept and its graphical way of explaining things. I am however diapointed by its frequent crashes in both single player and more so multiplayer, which keep us from enjoying a long game. I wish it could be fixed.

While I can still recommend this title in its current state due to its fine and fun though short gameplay, I can't help but wonder what may have been if they had done a better job during their debug period while developing it... It could have been something special, a franchise even.
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