Sep 28, 2013Exactly the same game. The only noticable thing they've added is XP, but even it does not work properly. Also some officail scenarios are crashing after 2013->2014 update, and all achievments you've earned were removed. I'm really pissed off by the nonsense they've done.
Nov 8, 2013Game has potential, but needs a lot of work. Very expensive, with devs that offer little help. The developers focus on pushing out new products/add ons, reselling third party developer products, and not on improving past products. Much of the older DLC, which goes for the same price as the stuff just released, have many issues. Such as the NEC and Acela, a big disappointment. Their support system is faulty, they ask you to email them back when they respond (to that email) and you usually never get a response. If you want to invest into this game, expect to pay a lot, and get little in support. Almost everything is half done, and will probably never be properly fixed nor completed.
Takeaway: Don't buy this game. Does it work? Yes, but it leaves a lot to be desired, and the DLC is way too expensive, with prices that never drop with time.… Expand
Nov 23, 2013Buen potencial, mecánica de juego entretenida, bueno para descubrir el mundo de los trenes, pero demasiados bugs, algunos muy graves, que afectan gravemente a la jugabilidad.
Hubiera jugado muchas mas horas si el juego hubiese estado más pulido. Eso es dinero perdido.
Oct 17, 2013Pretty to look at but a nightmare to use seriously.. If you wan to run pretty overpriced DLC models around rather generic looking routes this is for you.. If you expect remotely prototypical signalling, the sense of weight in your train or any sense of physics avoid like the plague.. Support is non existent every year it gets relaunched whilst bugs from year one still remain glaring you in the face.. Every single DLC comes complete with bugs and broken scenarios..… Expand
Dec 6, 2013Ok so i admit i am a secret Train fan, so this simulator is is something i was interested in. I Bought the original Railworks way back in time, so have gone through the motions of Steam Updating the game every year. This money making game is far from perfect, the game is prone to bugs and random crashes. Customer support from Railsimulator and third party developers is non existant. The new features to add your own created content is advised against, as i have seen and heard reports that third party developers will try and threaten you with legal action if your creation in any way resembles there product.
The Community is probably the worst i have come across for any game i have been involved with. Say something critical and expect a backlash from the community threatening you and anyone else they can find who know you. I gave the game a 1 rating because it has so much potential if the developers drop the greed attitude and focused on customers. But at the moment i would suggest to stay well clear of this game, not only because of the high DLC price but also due to the attitude of the community.
To give you some idea of how greedy this game has become, the main modding website that promotes freeware is subscription based!. And everyone from the age of 12 expects to be paid for there work.… Expand
Nov 20, 2013I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again… In order for simulation to be interesting it has to be fun and although contain the fundamentals of realism it needs to have some element of wackiness to be interesting! Think about it, driving a simulated train for hours on end for one route is a boring waste of time! “Theme Hospital” was a whacky cartoony simulation that contained the realism of a hospital but mixed with great humour! However these style simulators are just incredibly boring video games; this could only appeal to someone who absolutely loves trains and is willing to spend a fortune on new routes and trains!… Expand
Dec 11, 2013Changes name annually but no significant improvement since 2012. - Extremely lackluster realism level. - Barely any content out of the box. Nearly unplayable without DLC. - Small, buggy portions of DLC cost more than full featured games. - Can't change loco skin/livery. Each livery requires full price re-purchase of loco DLC. - Doesn't simulate collisions/derailments. - Have to re-adjust camera angle every time you switch between front/back of train.
- All achievements were wiped out, now only attainable with DLC.
- Company has a poor track record of fixing bugs.
- Company covers up legit reviews deleted entire steam forum to hide bad reviews.
- Company flags negative steam reviews as abusive/off-topic.… Expand
Dec 30, 2013This game's "maiden name" is Rail Simulator, released by EA in 2007. It had the highest number of bugs and unfinished "skeleton" features that i ever seen in a game.
The most of this bugs aren't touched since that, however the game's source code is bought from EA in 2009 by a small group of the developers who founded a new studio called Railsimulator.com (RSC).
They re-released Rail Simulator under a new name "Railworks" then RSC promised big improvements fixes for the bugs, and finishing the unfinished features. However 95% of these bugs still isn't fixed. The game got another new name, "Train Simulator" series, and the developers release a new minor patch in every year, as a new game...
However it got some nice improvements along the years, all concentrating on eye candy: superelevation, new graphics engine (replacing a severely outdated graphics engine with a simply outdated one), menu changes, force effects (train body sway, driver head movements).
But the AI is still just as dumb when as it was in 2007, which makes the game really boring, as heavy traffic with lot of train crossings, are not possible with it. (The totally free hobbyst made Openrails have far better AI, where you mostly just simply put the trains on the tracks, set their goals, and the AI solves the crossings, watings, everything, in TS2014 you need to tell every step to the dumb game and if you do then it still writes "unresolveable clash", "unreachable path", or just the trains crash to each other...)
The other big and unchanged problem is the physics. It's crude, lacks of important features, and bugged, and this takes the "Simulator" title of this game, as it's physics doesn't/falsely simulate the basic aspects of trains...
Also on developer side the 3D interface support is a big ZERO. For example in 3D cabs if you want to make functional LCD displays (which are quite popular on modern rolling stock), you can do this: move/rotate objects by animations, or hide/unhide objects, so if you want to make a digital speed display you need to make 3x 10 surfaces each textured with one digit (0 to 9) and hide/unhide when it's necessary... Which means if you want to make some advanced features for ingame rolling stock, it will be hard and messy work, with even more bugs. The content development for this game is all about workarounds, compromises, resignation (isn't possible in game, can't be perfect becaus of bugs).
Also the developers won't fix the smaller problems, even if it would take 5 min to fix, just send back the automatic template message "your comments are passed to our development team", but nothing will happen. I know, i've sent a batch of bug reports with possible solutions in 2010 march (and sent these again and again in every half year since that), but none of these have fixed.… Expand
Feb 3, 2014Bug, Bugs and more bug. RSC doen´t fix it. All DLC´s have bugs. Train Simulator 2014 is a bug! - Windows-Registry-Eintrag wird teilweise nicht erstellt (könnte auch ein Steam-Problem sein) - Berlin-Wittenberg Update 1.11 fehlt - BR 420: ZZA Update fehlt - BR 232: Modell-Update und möglicherweise weitere Fehlerbehebung fehlt, vR hat Update noch vor VÖ auf Steam bereit gestellt - Geisterpuffer auf Ha-Si und anderen Strecken (Screenshots mit Koordinaten machen)
- BR143: falsche Leistungsdaten (GermanRailroadsRW), s. Wiki
- Soundupdate für BR151 und BR143 default (quietschen bei KI-Einsatz, Bremswerte)
- diverse unlösbare oder kaputte Szenarios; Details benötigt
- ER-20 der Mesh-Bug
Metronom: Führerstand Display steht "HS aus" bei fahrt, bei ME146_nd ist der Pantogroph defekt
ICE2: Kupplung fehlt in Außenansicht
ICE-T: Höchstgeschwindigkeit falsch
BR423: Instrumenten- und Displaybeleuchtung fehlt
Köln-Düsseldorf: versenkte Menschen im Bahnsteig rumlaufen, Singalisierung falsch. Bei Quickdrive ROTES Signal kurz nach der Brücke Richtung Düsseldorf, von Köln kommend.… Expand
Mar 9, 2014I don't know what's more disappointing about this simulator, the total price for all it's DLC's or the incredible amount of bugs. You may think, why don't you just pay for the DLC's you know you will play. Well, for some, they want to see what the game has to offer with everything added and want to see how much fun it would be, wouldn't you do the same?
I got this simulator cause I like trains, who doesn't? I got this simulator because I thought i would have a ton of fun, kinda like how I did with TS 2013 but it wasn't.
certain game engines can only handle so many DLC's at once so do you think paying the devs 3 thousand dollars will worth the trouble in just finding out that you can't add no more than say 10 DLC's into the game at once.
If anyone pays for the entire game (with all DLC's) at regular price, just to find out that adding more than 10 DLC's at once will only crash the game, they must be insane.… Expand
Feb 6, 2014With the current bugs, total disregard to the community, addons that were bought but disappeared, addons that never got updated, but instead they released a new version or separated older bundles to increase the price. In short, until they sort out the mile long bug list, I will not recommend this game. -- MY RATING: 4/10 There are so many issues that I find it a daunting task just to list them; Maybe in the near future when I have the patience, but here are some of the big problems.
-This lacks the basic simulation characteristics.
- addons now are half-made and lack even basic features. With glaring exception of third party made addons, anything made by RSc(Dovetail now) is a waste of money.
- Not even the LCD's from modern trains can display more information beyond the extremely basic.
- They still refuse to use the Workshop at its full potential(before it was scenarios only, now they allow routes, but nothing beyond that... ).
- It has no joystick support,
- No TrackIr support and they see no need to add TrackIr support either(they believe it is expensive and no one uses it, but a fan hex-modded it in the game).
- The sounds are ATROCIOUS!
- Track sound, train sound, everything related to sound is bad.
- The AI is terrible
- You have to work hard in the editor just to get your scenario to function, this is due to bad AI and pathing issues.
- Bugs, Bugs, Bugs and never ending Bugs galore that are never, ever, ever, never, ever fixed. When a miracle happens and hell freezes over, the bug fix they release is sometimes worse than the bug itself.
- The content now doesn't even include scenarios, or if it does, it has them on bare-bones(Their excuse? Get them from Worshop)
- Exceptionally BAD support.
- Physics are bad, wheel sleep or even train weight feels weird.
- Is it freezing outside? Raining? Baking hot? No difference on the train whatsoever! Overheating engine? Never happens!
To make matters worse, they actively delete negative threads of the steam forum, they censor anything related to bugs or problems with the game, and they are even attacking negative reviews of steam by flagging it as "Off-Topic".
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME
I gave it a 4/10 because it used to be ok a couple of years ago and I'm honoring that, otherwise it is a 2/10… Expand
Nov 4, 2013This “game,” if it can really be called that, is a niche one. It will only appeal to a very select few train enthusiasts and so for those folks I’d recommend this as a nice entry into the world of train conducting. For everyone else save yourself some time, money and frustration and just say no.