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Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: Win the daily battle with the clock—become a bus driver. In Bus Simulator, you'll assume the controls of one of 6 true-to-life city buses, licensed by companies such as MAN, and drive your passengers through 5 realistic districts of a city.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Apr 14, 2016
    60
    Overall, it just exudes an overall lack of polish and detail, which, unfortunately, detracts from the few new features the game touts over other bus driving games and falls short on its ‘simulation’ aspect.
  2. Mar 24, 2016
    55
    It's surely a niche game, but the graphics are so bad that the immersion gets completely spoiled.
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    50
    It fails to accomplish what its own title states: the simulation. Everything is organized so snaky and complex, that what emerges is a chaotic situation that bothers the player too much. Even so, it lays the sufficient groundwork for a future launch of a more mature game.
  4. Mar 19, 2016
    45
    There are some interesting ideas, but the simulation can't keep up with its own claims of being a job simulation.
  5. CD-Action
    Jun 29, 2016
    40
    What completely spoils the game is its absolutely disastrous driving model. You’re not driving in Bus Simulator 16, you’re sliding unable to get the feel of the vehicles’ weight and dimensions. It’s a chore, not a pleasure. [06/2016, p.55]
  6. Mar 29, 2016
    40
    Although driving around a fantasy town and reaching the stops in time is pretty relaxing, the same thing goes for a sleeping pill. The clumsy controls, lack of depth and extreme repetitiveness make Bus Simulator 16 a game that simply should not have been made.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    30
    Bus Simulator 16 is a lifeless, soulless lie of a simulator; and I use the term ‘simulator’ in the loosest possible way. The buses handle like jumbo jets and the business management side of things is a complete joke.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jan 16, 2017
    9
    Its surprisingly stable after the Dec 2016 performance patch, and does what it says on the box. Much of the earlier gripes about the AI hasIts surprisingly stable after the Dec 2016 performance patch, and does what it says on the box. Much of the earlier gripes about the AI has been adressed and improved substantially since release. Developers have paid attention and have improved this game since release. Its user friendly, has an easy to understand English interface, and has strategy elements that make it more compelling than, say OMSI. The driving right now is very good, but not great. Overall GREAT FUN. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    6
    Il gioco è abbastanza realistico, però l'intelligenza artificiale fa veramente schifo (spesso ti vengono addosso senza motivo) e la grafica èIl gioco è abbastanza realistico, però l'intelligenza artificiale fa veramente schifo (spesso ti vengono addosso senza motivo) e la grafica è piuttosto penosa. Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2016
    5
    hump. good idea to create this game and also graphics are same good (read more) , but system requirement for this type of game are very big ihump. good idea to create this game and also graphics are same good (read more) , but system requirement for this type of game are very big i guess ... I would say that simulation games must be minimal on based 512 mb ram and 128 video ram PC 's not on 1/2 GB Oh May! Anyway i waned to say that requirements extremely big. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2021
    4
    Good initiative but need more improvements and driving quality like ets to have a great quality of game.
  5. Dec 20, 2021
    3
    Gra jest bardzo słaba, posiada bardzo dużo blędów. Twórcy zamiast naprawiać błędy to tworzą płatne DLC żeby ciągnąć kasę lub przygotowują sięGra jest bardzo słaba, posiada bardzo dużo blędów. Twórcy zamiast naprawiać błędy to tworzą płatne DLC żeby ciągnąć kasę lub przygotowują się do wydania nowszej części. Autobusy są brzydkie, tak samo grafika. Cena gry też nie jest mała. Lepiej kupić OMSI 2 lub BS18. Pozdrawiam. Expand
  6. Aug 10, 2016
    3
    not a bad game but shocking ai drivers and pedestrians. Drivers just stop in front of you for no reason peds cross the road when they wantnot a bad game but shocking ai drivers and pedestrians. Drivers just stop in front of you for no reason peds cross the road when they want causing you to hit them and pulling out of junctions ai drivers sometimes don't stop and hit you. could do with loads more work doing on it and more choice of busses too. For a 2016 game its not very good at all Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    0
    This crap has PlayStation 2's graphics but run like hell whatever your PC is (unless you have a 3000 TFLOPS server to handle it).