Reviews for RailWorks 2 Train Simulator

87

Let's play trains

bigape1960 | Aug. 29, 2011 | See all bigape1960's reviews »

The 21st century's version of the train set, but with sooo much more! 20 quid gets you a whole load of trains, rolling stock and routes to play with. If you're new to the product or just want to play there are plenty of 'free roam' options available. Once you tire of that there are tasks of increasing difficulty over the various routes and settings. Tasks usually take between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the task, with more difficult tasks needing to be done to a strict timetable (just like the real world). Once you've done with the original package, there are plenty of addons available, with more being produced all the time. Just pick the one you want and it integrates with no problems. The only slightly negative thing about the game is the graphics, not bad, but not state of the art either. BTW - one great point in it's favour, buying Railworks 2 gets you a free upgrade to Railworks 3 when it's released in September.

94

Brilliant for what it is

sng7 | Aug. 10, 2011 | See all sng7's reviews »

Railworks 2 is brilliant for what it is and if you are into you train Sims it is brilliant especially as you get upgraded free to railworks 3 when it arrives in September. The game includes plenty of content to keep you occupied and there is plenty of variety so it doesn't get samey. there are plenty off activities which vary from simple short trips to mammoth near impossible journeys depending on what you fancy. overall i would definitely recommend railworks and with new addons being released almost weekly you will never run out of thing to do in game.

80

Exactly what the name implies.

GAMERamble | June 9, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »

I'll be honest trains are not really my thing and a simulator about them is about the last thing that was on my to-buy list but I ended up getting this game and giving it a bash. Like the name says its a simulator so if you are looking for something fast paced and action packed then you can safely steer clear of this. It took me a while just to get the train started and when I did it wasn't long before I derailed it. This game requires patience and a willingness to understand how the trains work. Once you get the hang of it things become quite fun but it's never going to be a adrenaline rush like a arcade title. For train fans this game is nirvana and there's enough expansion packs to keep you going for a long long time. Everyone else should probably think carefully for putting down the cash on this.

90

Railworks 2 - a train simulator

hisnameisrob | April 7, 2011 | See all hisnameisrob's reviews »

Railworks 2 is exactly what you would expect. It simulates a wide variety of trains in several locations. The game plays well with difficulty modes for beginners and for more advanced simulator fans. The graphics are very good but not quite beautiful. The locomotives feel very realistic. The missions are enjoyable and varied but most are longer than I would have liked. The missions can be a bit unforgiving - in particular it is very difficult to keep to a timetable when driving a steam locomotive.

If you like this sort of game you will be delighted to know there is a huge range of additional downloadable content available including new locomotives, rolling stock and routes. You can even create your own routes and missions with the built-in editor.