I’ll be committed to Train Sim World for quite some time, I suspect. Give me some DLC train routes through Asia (especially Japan), and I’ll be all the happier. Give me one or two routes of the Sydney network and I’ll buy them just to gloat to Sydney Trains that it is possible to deliver passengers to their stops without a three hour delay. I’m oddly proud of my virtual train driving skills.
Train Sim World can be as unexpectedly compelling as it is powerfully soothing. It’s just a shame it lacks some of the polish to make the eccentric gem it is something truly brilliant. Nevertheless, it let us throw about the word ‘pantograph’ with haughty delight.
Yes, the visuals aren’t particularly great, and yes, the game has a couple of glitches here and there, but in terms of recreating the feeling of driving a train, Train Sim World hits the nail on the head and will certainly appeal to its core fanbase.
Games like Train Sim World will always benefit from a greater array of content: more trains, more routes, and more services. That said, learning how each of the trains in this title work and mastering the three main disciplines will take you hours at a time, and while it’s very much an acquired taste, we derived a mixture of satisfaction and relaxation from our new role as a railway operator.
Perversely, there is a great joy to Train Sim World once you get past all the niggles, chugging along at a clean 125mph, the world zipping past you as you keep an eye on your next stop, easing the throttle, lightly touching the brakes. The engines themselves are on point, but it’s a bit lacking in reason to drive them. [Issue#153, p.89]
Train Sim World is an average game on PC and bad one on consoles. It has the great advantage of occupying a "niche" genre that is free of competition. Its qualities could satisfy the amateurs of railway simulation, but all the others remain at the station. It's a shame, because by modifying some elements of form and scenario it could have made the exercise attractive for a wider audience. Maybe future updates will improve it? Unfortunately Dovetail's habit is rather to offer many expensive DLCs. We hope this will change ...
When all is said and done, the handful of people sitting in the middle of the Venn diagram marked “doesn’t own a PC” and “wants a hardcore train simulation” still deserve a game that isn’t buggy, runs well, respects their time as a user, and one that provides more for their money than this one does.
It is a train simulator, very slow paced game. You. need to know that going in, but it should be obvious enough. The game runs great on PS4. It looks great, and for me, I am 36 years old, the game is a fun relaxing game. You definitely need to buy the DLC because there are only three different regions with about 10 missions in each one. There is a free play scenario where you get to choose what route you want to do, the time of the day, the weather, and so on. The game isn't perfect. Some of the outside textures need work, but for the most part, it looks really good. The trains is where all the detail is, they are phenomenal!
El juego tiene mucho potencial, si analizamos el gameplay tiene varios errores, pero la conducción de las locomotoras es buena, básicamente cuando ya estás en marcha o ya le agarraste lo suficiente la mano al juego. Por eso no le puedo poner más de un 7, tiene muchos fallos, incongruencias o momentos en los que el juego cae en errores que no sabes que hacer o los comandos simplemente no responden. Los gráficos están bien y no mucho más, aceptable, aunque el paisaje se queda un poco corto... No hay música en los viajes, un punto negativo, ni si quiera música básica de fondo. La sensación de ir sobre el tren es buena, se siente bien la velocidad y poder moverse por el escenario, bajarse del tren o recorrerlo por dentro es un punto a favor, también algún que otro coleccionable que hay en los mapas. Si te gustan los simuladores en general se le puede dar un oportunidad, aunque hay que conseguirlo a buen precio, más de 15 dólares no lo vale, la excesiva cantidad de DLC es otro punto en contra, el juego base contiene varias rutas y locomotoras pero tampoco tantas, los DLC se sienten como quitados del juego principal solo para cobrar más, algo muy común estos días....
SummaryTake control of mighty machines traveling at breath-taking speeds around the world. Train Sim World puts you in the driver's seat of high speed trains, freight services and intercity locomotives, challenging you to carry out a number of duties all across the globe. Live out your Rail Fan dreams exploring highly detailed and immersive env...