- Summary: Train Simulator 2014 delivers everything you love about trains with the exhilaration of speed, stunning graphics, and a variety of trains, real-world routes and challenging assignments. Whether you love driving trains, creating new routes or just watching the landscape fly by, the choice of how you play is yours. This is more than just a game; Train Simulator is a digital hobby.… Expand
Oct 14, 2013Even if it was an absolute perfect train sim title, none of the Train Simulator games are going to appeal to everyone. In fact, they probably still won’t appeal to the majority of gamers. That’s OK though, because these games are meant for the people that love the genre, and it wouldn’t be fair to judge them as something they’re not.
Oct 25, 2013Train Simulator 2014 is the best at what it does, and those familiar with the series will find enough here to go back for more. Newcomers, though, will find the price of admission unusually high both in the sheer volume of expensive DLC that the game will try to sell to you at every possible moment, and the investment of time the user needs before they can really begin to appreciate what this software has to offer.
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.
Oct 2, 2013Smoother graphics performance, running smooth on maxed settings. The new routes are highly enjoyable but the feature I've most enjoyed is being able to use the Google Maps API to add an overlay in the Editor, this has made it much easier to be able to create a real world route to a much better degree of accuracy.… Expand
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
Oct 16, 20132 for the effort of the previous versions, like super elevation and shaders upgrade.
0 for the current one. Because it has been years since the first release of Train Simulator(Rail Simulator, then Railworks Don't confuse with Microsoft Train Simulator or MSTS released in 2001 ish) and we still don't have bugs fixed on the most basic things.
1 for The best DLC released to date are for Train Simulator: Isle of Wight and London to Brighton. But only Isle of Wight was done properly and included everything needed. London to Brighton misses the most common rollingstocks, but at least the general feel of the route is there.
- No TrackIR support(community made plugin is not supported in this version and it doesn't work, author has yet to crack the new code to implement it)
- No multimonitor support
- No Gauge export
- No data export(Speed, Rpm, Fuel, Air pressure and etc)
- No complex gauge programing
The AI is attorcious, having a timetable or trying to replicate one from real life will not work. Because of pathing and signalling issues, you might even get booted out of the game because 2 AI trains collided.
Scenarios doesn't work for most DLC(Those released 5 months before the TS2014 upgrade) and countless bugs on them. A few minor but huge bugs on DLC's released from 2 months to a few days or after each major upgrade(like 2014 and Great Eastern Main Line).
The price per DLC is very expensive for what they offer, $40 for a route that has the most important parts missing, and only 1 rolling stock that may not even represent most of the trains used on that route. That is, the rolling stock or train will have half of its features missing, from cab lights, to proper gauge use, to information needed to drive the train. Some display N/A blatantly on the screen, others just a picture of an OS.
The simulation aspect is also lacking, the physics for wheel slip, to temperature, to engine management, to anything else is missing.
Sounds: A train carrying tons of cargo or passengers, made of steel, aluminium or wagons made of wood, you would expect to sound loud and not be quieter than a household cat walking around!
PS: CAreful with missing DLC's, or DLC's that they suddenly decided to release a V2.0 with a minor upgrade and splitting the already made skins(or part of the bundle before the 2.0 version which was cheaper) and selling each one of them separately for $20.
So, unless they put their heads together and sort these issues, I can not recommend this "game to anyone.… Expand
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
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