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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 2, 2018
    90
    Railway Empire successfully fills the void left by Railroad Tycoon 15 years ago, managing to offer a very playable experience on console too. Definitely one of the best sim/management games around, with lots of content and a captivating gameplay.
  2. Jan 28, 2018
    82
    Railway Empire comes with a steep learning curve and can often overburden the player with a mammoth selection of tasks. Perseverance is key, because underneath this complexity rests a thoroughly enjoyable experience that’s equally as rewarding as it is satisfying. The game remains in-depth, disparate, and competitive throughout the entirety of play.
  3. Feb 1, 2018
    80
    Fans of tycoon games and those who love the railway sector have an essential appointment with Railway Empire, a highly recommended title with a huge amount of content.
  4. Feb 5, 2018
    80
    This game will only be of true interest to sim fans – railway sim fans in particular. It is maybe too expensive for the newcomer to take a punt on, but should it hit a sale, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.
  5. Feb 27, 2018
    75
    Railway Empire offers a challenge to all lovers of strategy and a delightful experience for those who are fascinated by the world of trains and its fantastic history.
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    70
    A good game which should appeal to newcomers more than seasoned veterans of the genre.
  7. Feb 12, 2018
    65
    Railway Empire is a game that has a lot of promise, plenty of substance, and can be enjoyable to those who have 20ft train sets in their basements. However, most will find this game poorly designed, easily finished, and a tedious use of their time. Suddenly doing laundry sounds like a good idea.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 1, 2018
    10
    Combine all the joys of Railroad Tycoon with the micromanagement of Industry Giant and add in beautiful visuals powered by the Xbox One X, andCombine all the joys of Railroad Tycoon with the micromanagement of Industry Giant and add in beautiful visuals powered by the Xbox One X, and you have a fantastic simulation that is great for both casual players (sandbox mode) and sim veterans (scenario mode). I love this game! Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2018
    8
    Railway Empire is a game that I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while. I love being able to build and design things and watching theRailway Empire is a game that I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while. I love being able to build and design things and watching the items you’ve created grow is very satisfying indeed. Thankfully Railway Empire gets these aspects spot on and that means you have a very enjoyable time when playing. The gameplay on the whole is super addictive and you will find it very difficult to put down because the mechanics that are in play all bring something different to the table. Each mechanic works flawlessly and when you combine the strategy elements you end up with a game that doesn’t disappoint. In terms of customisation the game has quite a bit, but I must admit that I would have liked a little more freedom in certain areas. This however doesn’t hurt the game’s replayability and you will find more than enough content to keep you invested for a number of hours. The controls in the game are responsive throughout, but they can be a little awkward at times. The main reason why they feel awkward is because there are a number of different things you can do with them so you can lose track at times. I will say though that the game has a very advanced tutorial and they’ve done a very good job of explaining every little detail, so I was eased into the game very well and I felt confident most of the time, which is great. The presentation side of the game is excellent and I must admit that I didn’t expect there to be as much detail as there was. Visually the game can look beautiful at times and there is a lot of attention to detail included here. The sound design is also very good and when you combine that with the excellent visuals then it really does deliver an immersive experience. At the end of the day fans of real-time strategy game’s will fall in love with Railway Empire immediately because they really have pulled out all the stops here. I’ve played many of these types of game’s and without a doubt this game is up there with some of the very best. The main reason why the game is so good is because every little thing has been catered to and every item that’s in play has been lovingly crafted, which in turn makes the game stand out a great deal and this without a doubt makes me give the game a massive thumbs up and I urge you to give the game a try. Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2018
    4
    Lately I have been feeling like I want to get into a Business Simulation. Something kind of like Roller Coaster Tycoon but Railway Empire isLately I have been feeling like I want to get into a Business Simulation. Something kind of like Roller Coaster Tycoon but Railway Empire is just not doing it for me. Maybe the problem is that I am playing it on Xbox but it just doesn’t feel right. For me personally, I don’t think it’s controlling the way I want it to. I hate to give up on this game and move on from it after only a couple of hours but it just doesn’t feel right.

    Sometime this summer I hope to purchase a new computer and I might try this game again on PC when it goes on Sale.
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