Summary: I first have to say that for a train enthusiast, this game can be a blast. You can literally lose hours in playing, and even more in designing your dream railroad. My only complaint is how disorganized the surveyor portion of the game is, which is where you build your railroad.
Summary: I got this game 3 years ago from today. After I learned it, playing it was a breeze & I loved it! Those thinking about buying it now, though, should avoid it. Auran, the maker, has ceased all support for this version. The download service is offline & the game is no longer worth playing.
Summary: Due to a most terrible interface and items for your train layout that have inconsistent color saturation, this software is really a pain to use. It is not a game. It is a simulator. For those who cannot afford model railroading, this is the best there is and it sucks.
I tried the Demo of this TRS2006 game on march-20-2008
20 March 2008
Summary: And Wow!! I really like how the details look in this game and how it runs real good on my PC, My Computer has a intel P4 2.8 GHz chip, 512MB's of ram, an ATI Pro-98 video card with 128MB's of video ram. I'm going to get this full version simulator game.
Summary: This is a simulator. If you like model trains you should love it. The tracks and trains on the disk are fine and the ones you can order to go with it are great. Almost all of the download able content has problems but most of them work, may have areas showing wireframe but still usable.
Summary: I love Train Sims,(Plane and Truck sims too!)But this one here is fun... If you like to just drive the train, Go get Microsoft Train Sim., But if you want to just do your own thing,(Working the train yard,Choose your own loads,ect) Then Trainz is what you need. Plus its a Load and Leave. No C.D.
Summary: I bought this game and in true MS form; it was a hassle from the time I opened the box. Much too complicated for the average person or kid; steep learning curve. If your looking to take a train ride don't pick this one. I was so impressed I gave it away!
If you are a Railroading fan, this game is worth your time.
North Country Dude, Amazon
20 August 2007
Summary: After having tried the Ultimate Trainz Collection, I decided to see what was new with TRS2006. This simulation is exactly as advertised,...and more! But, after reading some of the reviews here, I would like to offer a realistic view.