Summary: This game has done nothing but crash since I first installed it. I have been playing games since 1995. I probably know every trick to correct such problems. I thought there might be someone with a solution. So far I have tried everything suggested. No solution.
Summary: Very disappointed that the entire emphasis seems to be on "Great Graphics", the orginal game was easier to actually manage and modify the simulation. This version seems to be lacking in top view management and ability to easily modify, the simulation. I also hate having to have to put the CD in every time I want to play it. I thought that type of thing went out in the 90's.
Summary: Good game but a memory hog... runs slow on mid scale computers. Found that RR Tycoon has the the same basic features and some that I wish were included in this game. Graphics are great but again unless you have a high speen computer... jitters and mouse response is slow.
Summary: There was so much hype for this game when it was first announced. With Sid Meier at the helm, it seemed like it was destined to be a hit. Sadly, it is so buggy and is a severe disappointment. The game crashes tot he desktop every now and then. The gameplay gets choppy as more cities/trains are included within a scenario. This choppiness and crashing happens even on an Intel Core2Duo/Saphire x1900xtx machine (built it myself) and yes all my drivers were up to date.
Summary: For people who are used to Railroad Tycoon 2 or 3, this is not the same game. Gone are all the intricate details and the sophisticated finances. The result is a game that is more fun to play in that the strategies are stripped down to straightforward financial plays. This makes the game much easier to learn, but less fun in the long run. A source of disappointment was the lack of vertical integration of industries.
Summary: I heard about Railroads and preordered it based on two things, one I was lead to believe by the reviews and forums that this was essentially Railroad Tycoon updated, and two Sid Meir had never let me down. I like all Sid Meir games, except this one. This game pales when compared to Railroad Tycoon, or RRT II. I don't like RRT III either but Sid's name wasn't on that one. I started playing RRT around 1990 on a DOS machine.
Summary: I'm not trying to boast or claim to be a Nostradamus of game prediction, but when September rolled around and there was still only one totally meaningless preview video and a handful of screenshots showing at most a train on a track next to some ridiculously off-scale buildings floating around on the net, I knew this was a dumbed down rush job.
Did anyone at Firaxis play RRT3? RRT4 this is not!
Andrew M. Zumwalt "amz0f4", Amazon
26 May 2007
Summary: SID!!! SID!!!! Did you ever play RRT2 or RRT3 or Locomotion????? In the media excitement leading up to the release of Railroads!, preview authors often commented on the possibilities stemming from Sid Meier and his reconnection with his old game, Railroad Tycoon. I, too, was ecited. I had spent many hours playing the original, Railroad Tycoon 2, Railroad Tycoon 3, and Locomotion.