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6.5 out of 10

Rail Simulator

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

Rail Simulation Perfection - that doesn't need a supercomputer!

james_acm..., Ciao
9 October 2010
  • Excerpt: "If anyone has played Rail Simulator, the predecessor to this title, they will know how it was engineered. It was a huge step up from Microsoft train simulator, with realistic physics, sounds and accurate scenery draped around a selection of detailed real-life railways. Railworks is the sequel to that game and I am pleased to report that it has changed in many positive ways. First, when the game is launched, there is a window which will manage add-ons, ...
  • Pros: Highly realistic physics, sound and scenery
  • Cons: Could be dull for people who are not interested in simulation games
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Lastability 10
10

Railworks - Reality At Your Fingertips

darpor, Ciao
14 December 2009
  • Excerpt: "...bought, enabling the release of Railworks as a standalone product of the company. Railworks was released on schedule using the Steam platform and has since gone on to be enormously successful in it's own right, spawning various official add-ons from both the developers and third party creators and also has a successful community following. '''What does Railworks Do?''' Many young children when asked about their future career prospects will answer ...
  • Pros: Continuous Development, Community Following
  • Cons: Payware Can Be Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Superb Shortline Route

amazon.co.uk
21 April 2009
  • Summary: The R&C is a fictional/freelance route based on North American railroad practice. The "end to end" length of the line is around 20 miles serving various towns and industries en route. However the route author has used model railway style techniques to compress this into a slightly smaller circular area to give, as described in the manual, a more immersive and detailed world than following the linear course of an actual prototype line.
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Overall 10
10

Superb Shortline Route

Northern Warrior "Northern Warrior", amazon.co.uk
21 April 2009
  • Summary: The R&C is a fictional/freelance route based on North American railroad practice. The "end to end" length of the line is around 20 miles serving various towns and industries en route. However the route author has used model railway style techniques to compress this into a slightly smaller circular area to give, as described in the manual, a more immersive and detailed world than following the linear course of an actual prototype line.
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Overall 6
6.0

The release is quite raw. Hopefully this gets fixed.

Wierzbowsky, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: I am a hardcore train simulator fan since MSTS came in. And I am currently developing objects and rolling stock models for the Microsoft Train Simulator and Auran Trainz. I was waiting for the release of the Rail Simulator with the hope that it would replace MSTS and allow more detailed models, more control over the environment, better SDK and so on. Unfortunately the first release is quite raw.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

aaron112, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: This is a great buy, it made me feel like i was Thomas the tank engine. I really enjoyed pretending to be a train driver! GREAT FUN!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the best

MJT222, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: MSTS 1 still does it for me and with all the latest releases for that via freeware Rail Sim has a long way to go. Lets hope over time this gets better but its got a lot to beat, even with a 6 year old game still in the market place
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful!!! Save your money

BARTLOW, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: I love Train sims and couldn't wait for it's release. All I can say is what a let down, is it just me or couldn't they be bothered to include a decent interface. I have a top spec PC and it still crashes? It just looks rushed. Hopefully when they relase a patch they will include more routes etc! I love making my own but would have liked the opportinity to try more. Very lazy programming. A real shame.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Game.

simulatorking12, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: To be fair, this is my first rail simulation game and i have to say i think it is good. But how can some of you compare it to microsoft version my friend has it and microsoft is better but is bownd to be and the only thing which is wrong with this game is that it doesnt have enough missions.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's not MSTS! give it a chance!

KieranJH, Play.com
13 December 2008
  • Conclusion: This simulator has really had a mixed bag of reactions from people. I think the problem is most people have bought this simulator and expected it to be very similar to the original MSTS, and because its not the same, the comparisons of why MSTS is better start. People should remember that this sim is completely different from MSTS, and while it has its problems so did MSTS, but as time has gone on, that simulator has slowly been improved.
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