"Bus Driver is a surprisingly engaging driving simulation that might just give you some insight into the daily lives of real bus drivers around the world." - Gamechronicles.com
"It’s a simple casual game, but it does what it sets out to do well." - Strategyinformer.com
In Bus Driver, your job is to transport passengers around an attractive and realistic city. You must drive to a timetable on a planned route, whilst obeying traffic rules, and taking care not to upset or injure your passengers. This makes Bus Driver unlike any other driving game - the experience of driving a bus is very different from blazing through a racing circuit.
Bus Driver offers 12 different kinds of buses to drive, an expansive city environment with various districts, and 30 routes with varying weather conditions set at differing times of day.
- 12 buses to drive, very detailed models inspired by real-world buses.
- 30 routes arranged into 5 tiers with increasing difficulty.
- Multiple duties, such as driving a schoolbus, transporting tourists, sight-seeing tours, and transportation of prisoners.
- High replay value based on sophisticated system of traffic rules and game-play related bonuses.
- Varying time-of-day and weather conditions
- Large city to drive in, with several districts of varying styles (modern, old-town, suburb, airport, harbour, and more).
- Living roads, with intelligent traffic controlled by our AI system.
- Non-violent gameplay, game about buses suitable for everybody.
Simple but fun!MrTechRelated | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all MrTechRelated's reviews »
Starting off this game is quite old, so it will run on basically any computer that you buy ever. I wouldn't spend the usual price on it though and wait for a sale or a discount code, or even both. It's a bit difficult at times as it's glitchy; very glitchy. Very easy to cheat with, such as going left and right with the indicators will get you points. It's a basic simulator, I wouldn't spend over a couple pounds for it. It's extremely relaxing though as it's so simple. Not fast paced at all. The AI are extremely stupid though, so watch out for that.
Get it once it's on sale, you'll probably like it if you like driving.
Best Bus Simulator everspycid | July 8, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
I remember this being my first game in my new pc before I got my graphics card and I loved it as it was a very relaxing game and it helps us understands what a bus driver goes through and how difficult it is.
Very relaxing and enough variety.Peterlwd | July 5, 2013 | See all Peterlwd's reviews »
Don't be fooled by it's somewhat outdated graphics and arcade looks; the game has atmosphere and relaxing fun if you can open yourself up to it. The busses handle like they have the proper weight and there are plenty of busses to choose from. The city breathes life, is open to drive in and is surprisingly large. You have some basic road rules to follow but you don't have to worry about any time limit: the game is more about driving safe than being on time unless you care about high scores.
Good engaging simulation gamefurious_gamer | May 16, 2013 | See all furious_gamer's reviews »
I was quite surprised at first, to see Bus Driver game, cause i always feel simulation games kinda suck. But this one sure change that thought. It was really cool, simple, anyone can play and most of them all, it is engaging. I learned few new things and came to know how hard it is to drive a bus. But at the end, this game does what it advertise. Overall nice game, and for 2.99$ instead of regular 9.99$, it is worth buying.
Not bad!lachking | Feb. 9, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
On paper, the concept of Bus Driver seems laughable for a computer game. You drive buses; take people around, stop at bus stops and obey each and every road rule. In practice however, the concepts actually work pretty solidly for a computer game. There are a wide range of missions with different bus routes and it can be fun to get the highest score you can by driving as safely as possible. You lose points for instances such as breaking too quickly, failing to indicate when turning and running a red light. It must be said however, that the premise is quite limited and may get repetitive rather quickly as every mission involves merely taking passengers from A to B, then others from C to D.
In terms of presentation, the game is solid although not mind-blowing. The graphics engine looks solid with a good array of colour depth. There is not much music aside from the main menu, and it sounds decent. The game’s sound effects are rather lacking however and mainly involve just bus engine sounds and people screaming if you break too hard.
In all in, not a bad game as it is surprisingly fun for what seemingly sounds like a boring concept.