In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You'll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.
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Railway Empire - Gameplay Trailer - E3 2017
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Jan 26, 2018The speed at which Railway Empire progresses is similar to that of 2003’s Sid Meier’s Railroads! and that moves it decidedly outside of the realm of rail transport simulation titles such as Transport Fever and Railroad Tycoon. I was a bit afraid at first that this would hamper my enjoyment but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a tremendous amount of fun and sinking 80 hours into the game has left me far from bored. I keep going back for more and I find new strategies to up my game with every playthrough. For an action oriented rail game that was never meant to cater to my train tycoon simulator itch, that’s a deviously masterful trick.
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Apr 24, 2018Railway Empire follows the footsteps of Railroad Tycoon and also adds a new content with fresh new ideas –all packed in a comprehensible way and elegant style. [Issue#283]
Feb 5, 2018The core of the game is sound, it just needs to be more upfront with the player about what it’s doing. It’s really frustrating for me because I keep booting it up and I keep playing it, but eventually tangled web of systems gets the better of me and I’ve got to close it in a rage. It pains me because with the easily identified issues to the interface this is a game which would comfortably clamber up to 8.5, perhaps even 9 out of 10. Who knows, a few patches down the line, maybe Railway Empire will get there. After all, no train arrives quite on time.
Jan 31, 2018В видео игре Railway Empire вы контролирует вашу собственную компанию по производству поездов, так как железнодорожная индустрия растет сВ видео игре Railway Empire вы контролирует вашу собственную компанию по производству поездов, так как железнодорожная индустрия растет с поразительной скоростью и приносит колоссальную прибыль. Отвечая за прокладку дорог и создание новых маршрутов по всей Америке, вы несете ответственность за подключение городов к огромной и сложной сети трансконтинентальных поставок.
Самая крутая игра про железную дорогу.… Expand
Feb 20, 2018It really is great to see a new train based strategy game make an appearance, it's long overdue.I have been waiting for a follow-on to RailwayIt really is great to see a new train based strategy game make an appearance, it's long overdue.I have been waiting for a follow-on to Railway Tycoon 2 (RT2) and this is probably it for the moment.
I like this game being based on history with a link to realism. An ideal railway game would have the following elements,
1/ A route laying element where the player has a set of tools to build track from A > B which incorporates various trade-offs to give an advantage/disadvantage dependent on the player' skill and other factors.
2/ A detailed train routing and consist element with user selectable AI assistance.
3/ A managable economic system which is easy to understand.
4/ A financial element restricted to the train and associated industry main game.
5/ A UI which is low on clutter and intuitive to the user.
6/ Some reference material that explains the above.
7/ An editor for modders.
In this game, 1 and 2 are more or less there, 3 is let down by the UI, 4 is quite disappointing, 5 is a failure, 6 is laughable and 7 does not get a look in. In the end I rate this a marginal purchase because it misses out on being a step up from RT2, in fact, graphics aside it is a retrograde increment.That said, a good clean and rework of the UI would help enormously to lift it's rating, especially city demand and train routing.
I am not a fan of spy's and saboteurs in these types of games as they largely serve to distract players from what should be the main aim, mainly to run an efficient railroad. The breakdown mechanic also needs some work as it's pretty silly having new trains with service facilities breaking down every run with a random breakdown balloon.
Let's hope some game revisions are made.… Expand
Jan 27, 2018The game is a good game in terms of time that can be wasted playing it. It has many endearing features that you might enjoy, but in the sameThe game is a good game in terms of time that can be wasted playing it. It has many endearing features that you might enjoy, but in the same respect some you may feel lack polish.
Good track laying system
Reasonably well polished UI
Decent difficulty level build from one scenario to the next
Many game modes
Simple tracks laying for beginners
Complex track system for the more capable
Many pre scenario configurations to increase replayability
Hopefully a Good workshop support ethic (expected first day)
Lots of maps with some unique challenges
Weather that affects trains :)
Good challenging AI (when playing in simple track mode - Also a con)
Poor UI for mangement of trains
Poor demand information, can easily be mis-read
Signalling can be very confusing to begin with
Trains go to a specific platform
Trains will not choose empty platforms, you must micro manage
Trains will use shortest route, even if it's blocked
Waypoint system, not very well explained or easy to use.
No cross junctions - building bridges over your own track?
AI uses simple track even when you choose complex
Stock exchange is very limited in options
Buying stock appears to be a huge money sink unless you buyout the competition (no dividends)
Must use dirty tricks to restrict the AI from expanding way too quickly mid game.
The game feels and looks really nice at first impressions. The UI looks welcoming and the options for starting scenarios etc are really clean and nice. The team behind the game have taken some advice and requests onboard for the game during the beta, like adding the option to choose a pause function before you start playing.
The difficulty against the AI can however be a bit of a mixed bag. If you try the game using the simple track system you will find it easy and relatively fun to compete against the AI. The AI is quite adept at using this track mode and ultimately gives you the most balanced game play available in this title.
If you choose to use the complex track system you will get the highest and frankly best sense of achievement once you have several trains all servicing a couple of cities and several resources. The signalling system once you have the hang of the nuances used within the game will be quite rewarding, although it doesn't jump straight out at you how to use it properly.
The warehousing system which set this title apart from many others is a nice addition, although it does have the potential to increase your costs considerably. Especially as there is currently only one warehouse size available, which makes it not a viable option for areas with only 1 or 2 resources.
A Typical Game on Complex track
You spend a consideral sum of cash developing your stations, tracks which you will have several. Siding to allow your trains to pass eachother, with signalling that can be quite complex to get to work. Upgrades for workshops and water towers added to the track in strategic locations.
You finally have 10 trains servicing 3 cities and 4 resources. It all running smoothly and you are making a good income. You decide to take a look at your company value and you are 3rd... you take a look at company in first place.
The AI has 1 track servicing 5 cities and 7 resources, with 19 trains. these trains seem to plough on regardless and stack in stations till they empty and move on. They never seem to break down, they never stop for another train, they all use a single platform.
BUT that's OK They had to spend more cash building their track, so it's fair. (sarcasm) Essentially the AI is set to cheat it's way through the game, unless you use under handed tactics you potentially will be bought out by them for no reason other than you cant compete with them after they get to a certain critical threshold of trains and stations. The only way to combat them is to gimp them using mechanics of the game. Placing 2 stations in every city instead of one large station. As any area you are able to build a station has a maximum allowance of 2 stations. Buy them out early on, and then play the rest of the game in peace, why bother starting the game with AI in the first place? Which brings us to the stock exchange, what is the point? buy the AI out straight away or dont bother, you can't protect your own interest in your own company. Investing capital in the opposition is like throwing money away, they don't pay dividends or interest, so until you complete the take over, its dead money. Once you do take the AI over, because they were using the simple track mode, their network is pretty much useless, and sometimes trying to follow what they had setup to make it complex compatible is so confusing, it's just easier to delete Con't Steam store page. http://steamcommunity.com/id/gungy/recommended/503940/ Critic tries to troll me in comments for not giving a 90% like he did.… Expand
Feb 18, 2018This could be done much better, but its done how its "okay". Developers become lazy and start make games better than worst by theirThis could be done much better, but its done how its "okay". Developers become lazy and start make games better than worst by their competitors. Where all great games go? Why to launch "ok"-games is ok now?… Expand
Jan 27, 2018It's a dumbed down version of railroad tycoon 2 with better graphics. The maps are small and progression limited. Fun to play for a coupleIt's a dumbed down version of railroad tycoon 2 with better graphics. The maps are small and progression limited. Fun to play for a couple hours but certainly not worth the asking price. Grab it on steam sale for 10 bucks, never pay more.… Expand
Feb 18, 2018Clearly the developers never heard of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, OpenTTD, and even Sid Meier's Railroads! - this game simplyClearly the developers never heard of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, OpenTTD, and even Sid Meier's Railroads! - this game simply lacks mechanics crucial for any successful game of the genre. The game is just a mess and a huge waste of money.
The worst part of it is that the game could have been oh so much better if only some effort was put into it.… Expand