Reviews and Problems with Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012
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Aaron R. Swindle, Amazon
13 February 2014
Summary: This is a nice piece of software but, know what it is you are buying first! The Train simulator does not exist on the disc, it is a 6.5 gig download from the software's server. If you are running Windows XP I do not recommend it. Some of the features for XP have already been left in the dust. If you have a slower internet connection you will NOT like the result. The game is absolutely internet connection dependent.
Summary: You are paying for a box and a disk but the entire game is downloaded and you have to scour all over the internet for an instruction manual for the game as there isn't one anywhere in the box or on the CD. My son likes it but it was very annoying to set up.
Summary: First the bad: long load times, requires steam, limited content provided with base game, expensive downloadable content. The good: my three year old son loves it. Train Simulator has provided many hours of good daddy-son time. Unless you are a little boy or a train fanatic, I cannot image that you would enjoy this game.
Summary: I am totally disappointed in this train simulator. It takes quite a bit for me to say that, but this game is really misrepresented. After I received my 2012 Train Simulator from Amazon, I quickly noticed that the game had to be played in conjunction with Steam, which is an entirely different program. Steam won't let you play the train simulator without first downloading the Steam program.
Summary: Anyone that has Train Simulator 2013, DO NOT buy this, this is the same game under another title. Now I opened mine I'm having problems returning it and I'm reporting the distributors to The Office of Fair Trading because this is a breech of the customers rights them selling the same game under two different titles without any warning, Somebody told me the distributors did this because it's an upgraded version to fix bugs.
Summary: I've had this train sim for a while now. It's okay. I often play it with my son and it helps him to learn a bit about trains. The cab environment is very realistic and there are quite a few scenarios to complete. To be honest though, I was expecting a lot more by the way of scenery realism and interaction.