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: Mostly Positive (380 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2006

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Includes 3 items: Sid Meier's Railroads!, Railroad Tycoon 3, Railroad Tycoon II Platinum

 

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
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Upon installing Sid Meier's Railroads, I was immediately taken by the game's intuitive design and the straightforward interface. This way, players are given a chance to enjoy the game and its numerous traits, regardless of their previous experiences with train sims. So, all it takes is going through the simplified 5-minute tutorial, and you should be ready for the challenges that come with the game's single-player and multiplayer modes. Sid Meier's Railroads boasts a unique way of allowing the player to get into the game as quickly and easily as possible. In addition, several single-player scenarios are on offer as well as a range of well-designed multiplayer maps.Firaxis managed to disregard any aspects of the gameplay that could burden the player or create unwanted micromanagement issues. Also, there's a choice of over 30 different industries to purchase and organize, 20 resources to manage and over 30 unique train models to produce and utilize. Each scenario revolves around completing a wide range of tasks, after which you can look forward to many cool bonuses - thus improving your cash balance and instituting a more stable economy for future endeavors.Looking at the graphics, Sid Meier's Railroads includes just about everything you can hope to find in a train-sim. Realistic and colorful surroundings and detailed locomotive models manage to capture the player's eye almost straight away. As your very own mass transit system begins to take shape, you'll be able to acknowledge the developer's admirable attention to detail. In closing, this game is catchy and has a little something for everyone.
Posted: August 22
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Excellent game for all economics and trains lovers. Like original Railroad Tycoon game from Sid Meier. A bit boring without AI competition, so you should always play against AI. After short tutorial game is quite easy to get into.
Posted: July 16
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Do you like your management sims to be masses of spreadsheets, reams of information and to survive by the difference between 13% and 13.1%? if so, go buy Railroad Tycoon 2. This is a slimmed down, dumbed down, quick-fire management game. But hell, it's fun, it's cheap, and it hides a surpising amount of depth when it tries.

Plus trains are god damned awesome.
Posted: August 1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Very fun game! Just like Civilization, you won't see time pass.
Posted: October 16
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Great game, a dumbed down Transport Tycoon with the high addiction levels you would expect from a Sid Meier game. Only issue is the frequent crashing which I assume is caused by modern hardware. Looks good even for a game that is 8 years old. Recommended.
Posted: August 4
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96 of 99 people (97%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Very nice Tycoon game. Its similar to the Railroad Tycoon series. Maybe a little bit more casual gaming.
You need to produce goods and deliver from A to B and have an eye for the Money.
In the internet you would find more maps for that game.
For a game released in 2006 it has nice lovely graphics and wonderful melodies.
It's worth it.

Attention: On Windows 8 64 bit Edition it will crashed and only work with a modified GameDate file. And the online multiplayer does not work anymore.
Posted: December 6, 2013
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