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  • Summary: In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You'll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    90
    The speed at which Railway Empire progresses is similar to that of 2003’s Sid Meier’s Railroads! and that moves it decidedly outside of the realm of rail transport simulation titles such as Transport Fever and Railroad Tycoon. I was a bit afraid at first that this would hamper my enjoyment but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a tremendous amount of fun and sinking 80 hours into the game has left me far from bored. I keep going back for more and I find new strategies to up my game with every playthrough. For an action oriented rail game that was never meant to cater to my train tycoon simulator itch, that’s a deviously masterful trick.
  2. Jan 31, 2018
    80
    With an incredibly eye for polish and simplification, Gaming Minds Studio has created a magnificently accessible game that unfortunately is not equally complex.
  3. 80
    Railway Empire is already a well crafted railway management game, however this Complete Collection brings all the additional content in a single package.
  4. Feb 8, 2018
    73
    Railway Empire is a good combination of simulation and managerial that, unfortunately, falls on "important" aspects such as the ability to view the game data in the way most congenial to us.
  5. Feb 27, 2018
    70
    The economy model in Railway Empire is so simple that it's practically impossible to ruin it. On the other hand, laying tracks and managing trains is the best part of the game.
  6. Jan 28, 2018
    70
    This is a very enjoyable and thorough train management simulator, but if you happen to be a Spanish-speaking player, keep in mind the translation is not the best, to the point of making some missions only beatable through trial and error.
  7. Apr 7, 2018
    60
    Despite its charms, Railway Empire jumps the tracks with its dull tech trees, dated looks, and hobbled competitive modes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Jan 31, 2018
    10
    В видео игре Railway Empire вы контролирует вашу собственную компанию по производству поездов, так как железнодорожная индустрия растет сВ видео игре Railway Empire вы контролирует вашу собственную компанию по производству поездов, так как железнодорожная индустрия растет с поразительной скоростью и приносит колоссальную прибыль. Отвечая за прокладку дорог и создание новых маршрутов по всей Америке, вы несете ответственность за подключение городов к огромной и сложной сети трансконтинентальных поставок.
    Самая крутая игра про железную дорогу.
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  2. Nov 8, 2021
    10
    Not as good as Railroad Tycoon, but nothing can compete with childhood memories :-)
    Railway Empire is fun to play and has a good balance
    Not as good as Railroad Tycoon, but nothing can compete with childhood memories :-)
    Railway Empire is fun to play and has a good balance between tough and easy objectives.
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  3. May 17, 2021
    9
    It is a really good transport simulation game.

    The graphics are beautiful and it is more than enough for games like that. But, what is most
    It is a really good transport simulation game.

    The graphics are beautiful and it is more than enough for games like that. But, what is most important for me, room for strategical decisions, some challenge as you learn, and also re-playability (with generation of maps in free/sandbox mode) are also there.

    Of course, there are some simplifacations (as almost in all other modern games), and for me, some things could be more complicated or difficult. But anyway, you take on decisions about routes, engines, products, what cities to grow first etc. Also you will be dealing with traffic which rises quite fast. And building tracks, lots of tracks and placing singals and make everything optimized. Maps are big enough, there are about 20-25 products in each timeline (and some different ones in addons), which is also somewhat enough, AI is quie challenging to play (if you will not exploit it ;) but it's up to you, how to play).

    So, while there is sitll some room for improvements (maybe it is more just some tweaks here and there), the game is quite good in its current state, it is somewhat addictive and challenging. Maybe I do not recommend to buy it at current full price, but with decent discount it is totally worth it.
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  4. Sep 12, 2020
    5
    i find it ultimately annoying to build signals... every fcking time!
    Overall missions are not big challenge. Sandbox is cool, at 1st, but
    i find it ultimately annoying to build signals... every fcking time!
    Overall missions are not big challenge. Sandbox is cool, at 1st, but easily becomes boring!
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  5. Jan 27, 2018
    3
    It's a dumbed down version of railroad tycoon 2 with better graphics. The maps are small and progression limited. Fun to play for a coupleIt's a dumbed down version of railroad tycoon 2 with better graphics. The maps are small and progression limited. Fun to play for a couple hours but certainly not worth the asking price. Grab it on steam sale for 10 bucks, never pay more. Expand
  6. Feb 18, 2018
    3
    This could be done much better, but its done how its "okay". Developers become lazy and start make games better than worst by theirThis could be done much better, but its done how its "okay". Developers become lazy and start make games better than worst by their competitors. Where all great games go? Why to launch "ok"-games is ok now? Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2018
    0
    Clearly the developers never heard of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, OpenTTD, and even Sid Meier's Railroads! - this game simplyClearly the developers never heard of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, OpenTTD, and even Sid Meier's Railroads! - this game simply lacks mechanics crucial for any successful game of the genre. The game is just a mess and a huge waste of money.
    The worst part of it is that the game could have been oh so much better if only some effort was put into it.
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