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  • Summary: Take control of three engine types -- the electric-powered Acela HHP-8, the diesel Dash-9, and the steam-driven Flying Scotsman -- on a variety of real-life routes, including Japan's Kyushu and Shinjuku-Hakone lines, the US?s Northeast Corridor and Marias Pass, and Europe?s Settle & CarlisleTake control of three engine types -- the electric-powered Acela HHP-8, the diesel Dash-9, and the steam-driven Flying Scotsman -- on a variety of real-life routes, including Japan's Kyushu and Shinjuku-Hakone lines, the US?s Northeast Corridor and Marias Pass, and Europe?s Settle & Carlisle and Orient Express. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. GamePower
    100
    I don't care how it was done, but the results are simply breathtaking.
  2. 90
    MTS will provide hours of deeply immersive entertainment. Those not seeking that experience are gently urged to look elsewhere.
  3. This game rocks along the rails, providing a very close experience to the actual experience of riding or working for a railroad. From traversing the mountain passes to rolling along scenic coastlines, this is a wonderful outing.
  4. A finely crafted, meticulous, and often beautiful re-creation of some very colorful trains and railways, with depth to satisfy a hard-core player and simplicity that lets you just enjoy the ride.
  5. 81
    On one hand, the simulator will wow train fanatics and will probably give them all they want. On the other hand, casual gamers would most likely be bored to tears.
  6. The physics model of Train Simulator is quite simply dead-on. Your biggest enemy is derailment. There are all sorts of ways to derail a train when you drive it badly.
  7. There are some nice stretches of track to travel on and plenty of things to do along the way, but several of the activities are downright dull, while others are marred by questionable design decisions such as lengthy stops and the excessive use of temporary speed limits in the most boring parts of a track.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Jan 6, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers. This is the best Train simulator, a very good game. This is full of cool trains and coaches. Scenarios are really fantastic and full of breathtaking views. Collapse
  2. YvesB.
    Aug 21, 2001
    10
    Full hot.
  3. BRIANS.
    Aug 13, 2005
    10
    As a ex Britsh Railways Fireman,I think driving these trains in simulators ,fantastic.
  4. MischaS.
    Oct 11, 2003
    9
    I love it, I love downloading new trains, cars, structures and routes from my fav web site for free downloads is I love it, I love downloading new trains, cars, structures and routes from my fav web site for free downloads is http://www.railpage.org.au/steam4me/trainsim/ Expand
  5. AnthonyM.
    May 3, 2006
    9
    Need's to show the people geting on and off the train. Need's more train's to play with.