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  • Summary: In Bus Driver, your job is to transport passengers around an attractive and realistic city. You must drive to a timetable on a planned route, while obeying traffic rules, and taking care not to upset or injure your passengers. This makes Bus Driver unlike any other driving game - theIn Bus Driver, your job is to transport passengers around an attractive and realistic city. You must drive to a timetable on a planned route, while obeying traffic rules, and taking care not to upset or injure your passengers. This makes Bus Driver unlike any other driving game - the experience of driving a bus is very different from blazing through a racing circuit. 12 buses to drive – detailed models inspired by real-world buses, including London’s double-decker bus, America’s school bus, Europe’s low floor buses and many more. 30 routes arranged into 5 tiers with increasing difficulty. Multiple duties, such as driving a school bus, transporting tourists, sight-seeing tours and even the transportation of prisoners. High replay value based on sophisticated system of traffic rules and game-play related bonuses. Large city to drive in, with several districts of varying styles: modern, old-town, suburb, airport, harbor and more with day/night cycles and realistic weather conditions. Living roads with intelligent traffic controlled by AI system. [Meridian4] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. It’s great fun in a non-traditional game setting where you actually feel good about obeying traffic laws and driving safe, rather than running from the police and driving like a madman.
  2. Bus Driver was more interesting than I thought, but lis too simplified.. It really should have a view from driver’s seat, and interacting with passengers would be nice too. [Jan 2008]
  3. All in all I didn't have too many complaints about Bus Driver. It's a simple casual game, but it does what it sets out to do well.
  4. It doesn’t have that cardboard feeling you get in certain games.
  5. The controls aren't that fun, the graphics are dated and the sound isn't really all that tight, but the game has some fun hidden in there when taken in small doses.
  6. I have nothing against casual edutainment titles that are fun for the whole family, but the marketing behind the game led me to believe I was getting into something more complex.
  7. Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2008]

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  1. MarkA.
    Jun 27, 2008
    9
    Not really my kind of game, but my dad was a bus driver so I had to try it out. It was a little hard to brake initially but eventually got Not really my kind of game, but my dad was a bus driver so I had to try it out. It was a little hard to brake initially but eventually got smoother. No pressure, a nice change from all the violence I am used to on my PC! I would highly recommend, nice stress-free environment. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2015
    9
    There are a lot of games these days in which you drive a car,escaping from cops and destroying property. So definitely Bus Driver is a goodThere are a lot of games these days in which you drive a car,escaping from cops and destroying property. So definitely Bus Driver is a good change of pace. Bus Driver literally is all about driving different types of buses. While it might have been boring,In Bus Driver you transport different kinds of passengers. Tourists,Workers,Immigrants,School Children etc. Its really fun and the game is beautiful despite its small size. You need a change from all the violence and mayhem,Bus Driver is the way to go Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2012
    8
    The graphics are simple. This game was so educating for those who wants to be a good driver. There are many kinds of traffic signs, all of it.The graphics are simple. This game was so educating for those who wants to be a good driver. There are many kinds of traffic signs, all of it. You only have to show your skills in this driving bus. Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2015
    8
    I got this game in one of those fancy pants bundles of games for a nickel. And I'm not going to lie, I expected it to be a pretty terribleI got this game in one of those fancy pants bundles of games for a nickel. And I'm not going to lie, I expected it to be a pretty terrible game. I mean it came along with like six other no-name games for less than $3; how good could it be? I don't know why I even bought that bundle now that I think about it, I was probably drunk or something. However, after playing 'Bus Driver' for a few hours I can safely admit that this is one of the best simulation games that I have ever played. And even though it is truly a simulation game it also feels like an arcade game at the same time. But that probably has something to do with the look and the feel of the game. Just think 'Crazy Taxi' with a bus and some rules.

    Now I know that rules don't sound like the most fun thing ever, but the best part of this game is, you guessed it, following the rules. Don't forget to use your turn signal, don't rattle the passengers too much or they'll leave, don't brake too often, don't brake too little, etc. You can see where I'm going with this. Another great aspect of this game is how true-to-bus the steering is, making it a pretty difficult game at times. So if you've ever wondered what the life of a bus driver was like, grab this game while you can. And if you really want to make this game realistic, have a few drinks before picking up the controller! Happy driving.
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  5. TheThird
    Jun 24, 2008
    7
    Its a pretty good game pretty addictive.
  6. Oct 16, 2014
    7
    The concept of games is funny and sounds great. But the main game is boring like **** You're a driver of bus. It's always the same. GraphicThe concept of games is funny and sounds great. But the main game is boring like **** You're a driver of bus. It's always the same. Graphic like from games in 2000, no special animation, stupid souds. The people aren't important in this game. They don't have animation, they don't communicate with you - just nothing. In fact it could be fun, but it needs more patches, more option and more funny maps. This has short gametime, maybe few hours (3-5). Expand
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    5
    Tell a friend the concept of Bus Driver as a computer game and they would probably laugh in your face: "Hey I play this cool game called BusTell a friend the concept of Bus Driver as a computer game and they would probably laugh in your face: "Hey I play this cool game called Bus Driver, I drive buses, follow road rules and stop at bus stops to take people to places"! The concepts actually work alright and it can be fun in short bursts in trying to maximize your score, but the game is always same same with poor graphics, sound and limited animations. The people you take around don't actually have any animations at all; they somehow are able to move from the bus stop into the bus and out again without moving their legs at all. I wish I was able to do that. So yeah, although the concepts work alright, in the context of a computer game, it is very repetitive and limited.The reaction your friend would have to you stating you play Bus Driver says it all: invest your time and money in a real game! Expand

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