Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 PC

  • Publisher: Oteeva
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2003

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. Definitely a niche title and in this case its more of an update to last year's game than a full-blown package, and an unpolished update at that.
  2. This product is head and shoulders above "Microsoft Train Simulator" in terms of quality, usability and feature set and has significantly broader appeal than "Virtual Railroad 2."
  3. You can create a route, enjoy riding around on it, and with the new interactive industries and AI drivers, you can really make the train do something.
  4. 75
    It's just too bad that the second game in the series turns out to be a bit tarnished instead of the exemplary hobbyist tool it deserves to be.
  5. The product retains all the pluses, ease of use and beauty noted by my colleague reviewer a few years back, and a lot more. It's all here, the authenticity, controls, the dramatic vistas, and now there're products and passengers to give more substance to the experience of learning about, driving and collecting great engines and their rolling stock.
  6. This is not an action-packed title, which will keep players on the edge of their seats, but it is a complete railroad experience. From designing routes to the intricacies of guiding a monster steam locomotive down the tracks, this title is on schedule to provide a solid simulation-gaming experience.
  7. Even with its new dynamic industries, it lacks the depth to its game play to keep the attention of players expecting a challenging economic or building simulation.
  8. This may be a fine simulation, but it is not entirely realistic – for example, hapless government ministers do not meddle, passenger trains are not cancelled because drivers pull sickies and no key routes grind to a standstill because of leaves on the line.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. NigelHall
    Oct 22, 2005
    TRS2004 is a leap up from the previous edition of Trainz, but make sure the latest sevice pack (SP4)is installed for a near perfect rail TRS2004 is a leap up from the previous edition of Trainz, but make sure the latest sevice pack (SP4)is installed for a near perfect rail simulator experiance. With active industries tied in to each other, this game has become the ideal combination of (the brilliant) Transport Tycoon Deluxe and Rail Simulator. Full Review »
  2. EdwardW.
    Jan 9, 2004
    The Trainz story keeps getting better, TRS 2004 is a leap ahead for this multi-functional simulator!