Pocket Trains iOS

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. Oct 2, 2013
    90
    A great mix of strategy and time management, Pocket Trains offers a lighthearted and awesome diversion for rail enthusiasts with a sweet tooth for cuteness.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    90
    Overall however, I think Pocket Trains makes a lot of strides with its core gameplay, making it the sort of logistical title that I think Pocket Planes aspired to be. Suffice to say, there's really no reason not to check out Pocket Trains, and I highly recommend everyone giving it a try.
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    90
    Pocket Trains sticks close to NimbleBit’s successful Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower, but it’s not hard to understand why. This is a fun ride, and best of all, it’s free.
  4. Sep 26, 2013
    90
    Pocket Trains is yet another extremely satisfying simulation from NimbleBit.
  5. Jan 9, 2014
    80
    The concept is simple, but it works well enough to keep us playing for many hours. The in-app purchases are avoidable, and with dedication we can progress without worrying too much about them.
  6. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Pocket Trains is addicting and continues to give you little things to do with your railroad company as time goes along.
  7. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    While it would've been nice to have some form of train control or situations to resolve, Pocket Trains is a well-polished simulation that fans of this sort of game will enjoy.
  8. Oct 7, 2013
    75
    A sequel usually tends to be bigger and better: however, Pocket Trains doesn't follow this rule, ending in having less depth and much more focus on IAPs if compared to the overall better Pocket Planes released last year.
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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