Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Rail Simulator will immerse you in a world that, if allowed, has the potential to convince even the most hardened outdoor 'trainspotter' to fire up their PC rather than head down to their local station.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. TrevorN.
    Jan 3, 2008
    10
    I bought Rail Simulator and played it over Christmas. After reading some other user comments I only had moderate expectations for it. I am pleased to say though that in my opinion some of the negative comments from other users to me seem unjustified. Not only is Rail Simulator extremely enjoyable to play, with wonderful graphics and beautifully detailed routes, but to my surprise after visiting RailSimualtor.com I found that I could download loads of new updates for free. There were some free engines and carriages and even a couple of new scenarios as well as a whole new version of the editor! All in all I think Rail Simulator is great value for money and it has only just started. Full Review »
  2. TrevorN.
    Jan 3, 2008
    10
    I bought Rail Simulator and played it over Christmas. After reading some other user comments I only had moderate expectations for it. I am pleased to say though that in my opinion some of the negative comments from other users to me seem unjustified. Not only is Rail Simulator extremely enjoyable to play, with wonderful graphics and beautifully detailed routes, but to my surprise after visiting RailSimualtor.com I found that I could download loads of new updates for free. There were some free engines and carriages and even a couple of new scenarios as well as a whole new version of the editor! All in all I think Rail Simulator is great value for money and it has only just started. Full Review »
  3. MikeL
    Jan 1, 2008
    3
    Started good Just Got appalling.Controls poor
    Bugs nearly every area .An early Beta test is 1000% better than this effort.
    BTW NO Patches
    on the EA Site For anything
    Am Playing the Old Train Simulator thats Buggy but acceptable I waited all year for this, and got Let Down Badly This would be recall materai if it was a Physical Item.
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