- Platform: Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Train aficionados can drive the train, run the rail yard, or dive in with the terrain editor and create the rail lines of their dreams. Or you can just sit back, relax, and admire the beautiful scenery and dreamy click-clack of the tracks. --Andrew S. Bub
The first train I ever drove was Acela on the Northeas Corridor, and I say that this and every route has detail and many of the objects are one-of-a-kind (an object that you can only find there!). Probably the best out of all of the routes is the Marias Pass route. You can run through the Rockies, and speed through the flatlands near Shelby, and you soon find out that Montana isn't just beautiful moutains!
In addition to the wide variety that they have already gave you, there are thousands (maybe even millions) of free ad-ons online, including engines, freight cars, activities, cabviews, sounds, and even routes! Just type in "Microsoft Train Simulator" in your browser and you get thousands of results!
If you don't have enough time to buy a new route online, you can simply make you own! Included with Train Simulator is "Editors & Tools", where you can make your own routes, and even convert default objects into your routes! Editors & Tools also lets you make your own activities for your new routes, and you can even make custom cabviews for more realisim in some engines!
I believe that this is the best train computer game ever made, and you soon will too when you buy Microsoft Train Simulator, and, best of all, if you want more, you can find exatly what you want!Read more ›
I took <Train Simulator> and both my computers to a computer repair shop. The technician was unable to get the game to run on either of his own two computers or either of my computers.
A co-worker tried it on his brand new computer. He couldn't get it to run.
This makes 5 computers in all that were tested. All computers have Direct X 9.0b. And, the game still didn't work.
The game's performance on all 5 computers was the same. The "tutorial" functioned normally, but the "introduction" and the "play game" worked very, very slowly. About every 15 seconds the image would "refresh." The sound effects were normal.
Support from Microsoft? Ha! Don't make me laugh.
Bottom line? One very disappointed 9 year old and one frusturated dad.