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4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: Experience the daily life of a bus driver in two open world cities either in the USA or Europe. Drive up to 30 licensed buses by international manufacturers, including a double-decker and e-buses. Take your passengers to their destinations safely and on time - either in single- or Experience the daily life of a bus driver in two open world cities either in the USA or Europe. Drive up to 30 licensed buses by international manufacturers, including a double-decker and e-buses. Take your passengers to their destinations safely and on time - either in single- or multiplayer mode. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 7, 2021
    85
    Bus Simulator 21 is for everyone. Being able to cater to your playstyle from the most basic of set ups to as realistic as they can make it, the game gets its hooks in you after a few hours. I always wanted to run one more route before getting up from a play session. The vehicle AI leaves something to be desired, but we can all think of a few drivers that give us road rage.
  2. Sep 7, 2021
    75
    Bus Simulator 21 certainly kicks things into high gear above its predecessor with a lot of appreciated quality-of-life improvements. But, it's brought down by an awkward driving system, UI clutter, AI clunkiness, and apparent optimization issues. Yet, it remains a solid new product in the active driving sim genre.
  3. Sep 10, 2021
    70
    Consistent improvement of the series, in which you can sink dozens of hours with the right mindset.
  4. Sep 17, 2021
    70
    Ultimately, Bus Simulator 21 does a good job - it gets the blend of driving simulator and management simulator pretty much spot on, even if both of those individual parts have room for improvement.
  5. Sep 11, 2021
    70
    Stressful yet relaxing, realistic yet laughably stiff at times – Bus Simulator 21 is full of contradictions some will appreciate and others won’t understand. It succeeds in giving you a faithful recreation of what it’s like to drive around a bus all day and all the ups and downs that come with the job. It also keeps things as safe as possible causing it to be as mundane as, well, driving a bus all day.
  6. Sep 16, 2021
    69
    Bus Simulator 21 turned out to be a lot better than I was anticipating. It has a ton of the typical shortcomings you see in simulator-type games, but it also gets a lot right. The maps are large, pretty, and varied. Busses handle well and feel weighty when making corners. And the multiplayer is genuinely fantastic. If other sims take note of what Bus Simulator 21 is doing in regards to cooperative modes, this might be a genre I start to pay much more mind to.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Sep 26, 2021
    9
    Pro's:

    Good Graphics Driving Mechanics Map Pedestrians Pedestrian Drivers Attention to Detail AI Communication ETC. Mechanics
    Pro's:

    Good Graphics
    Driving Mechanics
    Map
    Pedestrians
    Pedestrian Drivers
    Attention to Detail
    AI Communication
    ETC. Mechanics

    Con's:

    Umbrella doesn't open when it rains
    Can't change steering wheel sensitivity
    Not enough weather options
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  2. Sep 11, 2021
    7
    Graphics and driving mechanics are good. Only thing I don't like about this game is optimization. Low end PCs will not be able to play thisGraphics and driving mechanics are good. Only thing I don't like about this game is optimization. Low end PCs will not be able to play this game happily. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2021
    7
    A relatively successful, fun and complex bus driver simulator is marred by some often unnecessary bugs. I firmly believe that the developersA relatively successful, fun and complex bus driver simulator is marred by some often unnecessary bugs. I firmly believe that the developers will eventually manage to remove a large part of them through updates. Overall, though, I'm at peace with the game, and in a discount sale I probably wouldn't hesitate to buy it for long. The full review is on my gaming site here: https://www.paranskyraj.cz/recenze/bus-simulator-21-recenze/ Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2021
    6
    Aceptable nueva entrega de la saga bus simulator de stillalive studios.
    Al juego le faltan algunas actualizaciones ya que se encuentra con
    Aceptable nueva entrega de la saga bus simulator de stillalive studios.
    Al juego le faltan algunas actualizaciones ya que se encuentra con muchos bugs.
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  5. Dec 20, 2021
    4
    To jest jakiś żart, jedyne zmiany w tej nowej części to nowe autobusy, nowa mapa itd. Zmian dużo nie jest. Sterowanie autobusami stało sięTo jest jakiś żart, jedyne zmiany w tej nowej części to nowe autobusy, nowa mapa itd. Zmian dużo nie jest. Sterowanie autobusami stało się bardziej "kreskówkowe" niż w BS18. Jest więcej autobusów to na plus, na dodatek mamy nową mape. Odswieżona, stara mapa z BS18 i nowa w USA. Grafika się nie zmieniła, a gra posiada jeszcze więcej bugów niż w BS18. Twórcy zamiast wydawać DLC żeby wyciągnać jak najwięcej hajsu z graczy to niech lepiej poprawią denerwujące błędy. Poprzednia część (Bus Simulator 18) jest lepsza. Na dodatek gra jest droższa. Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2022
    1
    Buying this game is very big mistake. No optimization, Bus Simulator 18 way better.
  7. Dec 16, 2021
    0
    Happy 2005! This game is broken and unfinished. Bad graphics, bad physics, bad animation, bad optimization, bad AI. The pedestrians run inHappy 2005! This game is broken and unfinished. Bad graphics, bad physics, bad animation, bad optimization, bad AI. The pedestrians run in front of the bus, so you can kill them 100% and you pay $20.000 fine. Sometimes, I also crash "ghost" obstacles or pedestrians and I get fine without doing anything. I lose money from crashing ghost things! It's way worse than Bus Simulator 18... The end of the series. Expand

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