Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Games Master UK
    Nov 27, 2013
    70
    Lovably inane. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    70
    A neat little sim, but once you get down to the bones of the matter, Pocket Trains is a little too similar to its airborne predecessor.
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    70
    Pocket Trains is another solid effort from Nimblebit, but they may have gone to the well one too many times. The typical charming nature isn’t there, and the result is a relatively bland experience that is rudimentary and repetitive above all else.
  4. Oct 1, 2013
    60
    It's a game best played in short bursts, since setting train deliveries only takes a few minutes compared to the longer wait for the trains to actually reach their destinations.
  5. Oct 3, 2013
    50
    With no meaningful equivalent to the communal goals and tactical layovers that gave Planes a stay of execution, once the paywall stalls your progress like leaves on the line, there’s little reason to continue. Even for those who’ve ‘supported’ NimbleBit with regular IAP donations, you suspect the Bux stop here.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    Pocket Trains starts off as a fun game, where you build a railroad empire starting with a few trains and gradually expanding to a lot more.Pocket Trains starts off as a fun game, where you build a railroad empire starting with a few trains and gradually expanding to a lot more. But there's little incentive in the game to keep playing, while it's nice to get new and faster trains that can take more cargo, it's easy to get bored of it fairly quickly. Full Review »
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    3
    Like many new iPad games, Pocket Trains is a free game to play but an expensive game to be successful at. Unlike prior Nimblebit titles likeLike many new iPad games, Pocket Trains is a free game to play but an expensive game to be successful at. Unlike prior Nimblebit titles like Tiny Tower, getting "bux" is no longer a luxury and is basically a necessity to expand your railroad empire.

    Unfortunately, "bux" seem to be much harder to come by than in previous Nimblebit games, which practically forcing you to either buy a bunch of them, wait forever for them to randomly appear, or give up in disgust. I choose the latter option.
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