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7.6

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  • Summary: Drive the Gold Spike. Send expeditions into wild unexplored territories. Search for the best routes for the line, and make your fortune. Cross the Continental Divide as you build a massive railroad joining the East Coast with the untapped riches of California. Tame the North West territories and beyond in the 1st story-based railroad simulation. 25 historical locomotives to fuel, manage and upgrade. Hire 13 different professionals as you explore the Wild West. 22 expandable industries from farms to weapons to factories and more! Unique mix of exploration, economics and transportation ? search the wilderness for raw materials, build factories, product transport and sell goods at markets. The only business simulation available with "Fog of War" exploration. Beautifully detailed 3D environment. Multiplayer via land or Internet for up to 4 players. [Encore Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. For simulation fans and hardcore railroad simulation fans, Railroad Pioneer will fit right in with your collection. Who knows, maybe the Pioneer can become the new Tycoon?
  2. The aspects it draws on do add a new element to the genre although they do slow down the action, making you work even harder to build your railway. The presentation makes the game feel half complete and the learning curve on the interface is unnecessary and sloppy on the tutorial.
  3. The interface is nigh on impenetrable. The system of exploration is ludicrous (the whole map is blacked out at the start, so at first you don't even know where the mountains lie). The scenarios are uninspiring. The combat is pointless and passes practically unnoticed. [PC Zone]
  4. At the heart of this pretty below average game lies potential that could have made a largely enjoyable business management title.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    People giving this a negative review haven't played the game.

    Game is neat, fun, simple and has a lot of replayabilty. It's only 4 dollars,
    give it a go or even watch some gameplay footage before just blindly listening to other reviews. This game is much better than the 50 people are giving it so I'm bumping it up with a 100. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    I wasn't expecting much out of this game at first, but after playing this for a while I realised how fun this game is, and that I already played it for 2 hours, which I didn't expect. This is still one of my favorite games and if you are a fan of this type of game, I definitely recommend this to you. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2014
    8
    This game is simply addictive and fun to play - sure it's no A-title game and there are some basic challenges with the user interface but there is so much more to this game. I think a lot of the critic reviewers expected this to be an easy-to-learn game, but I think the very limitations you have in the game (e.g the map being completely engulfed in darkness from the beginning) only adds to the experience of being a railroad pioneer. This title has a bit of that classic XCOM feeling to it - it's tough sure but are you just going to give up and let someone else finish the first ever Transcontinental Railroad!? Expand

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