Enjoy four fantastic real-world routes including:
Transport your passengers precisely on time along the Vogelfluglinie between Hamburg and Lübeck in the renowned DB BR 218 locomotive.
Drive at breakneck speeds along the breathtaking Ligne Grande Vitesse: Marseille Saint Charles to Avignon TGV route in the iconic TGV Duplex®.
Take in the scenic countryside of Southern Wales in the distinctive Arriva Trains Wales Class 175.
Experience the precision of American commuter operations along the North Jersey Coast Line in the modern NJ TRANSIT® ALP-45DP locomotive.
Transport your passengers across highly detailed real-world routes in Great Britain, France, Germany and the North America.
More than driving
Create and share your own routes with the community and watch the world go past as a passenger or rail fan in the ultimate rail related hobby. You can also capture the perfect scenes in our Railfan Mode. Take some shots and share them with our community.
Start from the beginning at the TS Academy and learn to master your machines and rule the rails.
And exclusively available in the Pioneers Edition, the additional
The picture postcard scenery of the Austrian Alps dominate the stunning Semmeringbahn: Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz route.
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I'm really on the Fence to give this Game a Positive Thumbs Up, as there are some great qualities to it, but at the same time it also has a lot of Negatives to it... and some are substantial. However, I'd never give it a Negative Review, because I have enjoyed it, and still do on occassion despite my issues I experience. Train Simulator 20xx is without a doubt, the most successful Train Sim out there currently, which is mainly due to the large amount of Content available which gives Players a wide variety to build up their own Collection. For a old Game Engine, it can look really good, most Models are done well, and a lot of the new Content has stunning visuals. The sounds are 'meh' for a lot of the Content, but they have improved slightly on occassion. It is definitely not a Game for everyone, and mostly appeals to Train Fanatics, or Sim Fanatics [like myself]. The hours can be endless depending on said person. As the Steam Store has a lot of DLC created by 3rd Party Developers, I am excluding them completely out of this Review. The DLC created by DoveTail Games can have a YoYo effect when it comes to Quality on their DLC. For an example: - Loco 'A' released in November will have Great Modelling, nice and Crisp Textures, and a wide variety of Features. - Loco 'B' released in December will have Blocky Modelling, Blurry Textures, and a lack of Features. I'm sure this is due to a different Team working on different Content, but there should be Standards to live up to, especially when they are sold at the same Price. Although it is called a "Simulator", it leans more towards a Game. The Features it offers are very Basic, and most of the Switches and Monitors are just there for show [there are some exceptions though]. So if you are looking for a indepth, and highly Realistic experience, then keep looking, or alternatively learn to play without the HUD, and ask about External 3rd Party Content which produce Realistic Loco's [though the Variety is low]. Despite how enjoyable it can be, the Game has many issues. I'm only going to name a few, because I'm not into "Bashing" a Game I enjoy [that's what Forums are for]. Such as Features not working Correctly [or at all], Scenario's which cannot be completed due to AI crashing, Dump File errors, and Signals not Functioning correctly. I would say if you want to invest in this Game, then it is essential to do Research before any purchases, and do a lot of Reading on the Forums, and never be afraid to ask any Questions there, even ones you might think are silly. Genre - Simulator Game Elements - Commuter Train Operator - Freight Train Operator - Shunter Train Operator - Train Spotter Average Playthrough - Unlimited Liked - Supports TrackIR - Wide Variety of Content - Good Visuals for an Old Engine - Good Models and Textures - Some interesting Features - Helpful Community Disliked - Broken Content - Lack of Bug Fixing - Moderate Sounds - Lack of Advanced Features - Quality YoYo's too much
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