Train Simulator 2017 (PC)
Simulation 15 September 2016
Another installment in the railway-themed simulation game series, whose consecutive releases have been developed by Dovetail Games since 2009. Train Simulator 2017 is based on the same technology that powered the previous game. The biggest innovation are the four new routes: players can drive across Germany (between Lubeck and Hamburg), the United States (New York – New Jersey), France (Marseille Saint Charles to Avignon TGV), and the Great Britain (Bristol – Cardiff). Moreover, Train Simulator 2017 offers new locomotives, spearheaded by TGV Duplex, DB BR 218, and NJ TRANSIT ALP-45DP. Just as it was previously, the new game is fully compatible with Steam Workshop, therefore fans are free to create their own content and share it with the entire community. As always, the core gameplay element in Train Simulator 2017 is the career mode, which lets you take part in several dozen diverse scenarios.
Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 (PC)
Simulation 24 March 2017
A simulator game which casts the player in the role of a train mechanic; it was created by Si7 Studio - an independent developer. The game is set in an open world (about 25 square kilometers) and the player is required to search for broken machines and repair them in one of three available workshops. The game features 9 trains falling into 3 categories - steam, electric and diesel. The player maintains the engines using different parts, and one will find over a thousand of them here. The action takes place in a three-dimensional environment and the visuals are decent. The game stands out both with its carefully-designed trains and the environment filled with detail.
Bounty Train (PC)
Strategy 16 May 2017
Bounty Train is an economic strategy developed by a small Canadian studio Corbie Games. The game takes place in USA during the second part of the 19th century. We play as a soon-to-be railroad magnate and our job is to accomplish the tasks we are given that focus on transporting cargo. We begin by piecing our train together and hiring employees: from train drivers controlling our engine to gunmen who will guard our precious cargo from robbers. Hiring the right people for the job is crucial because each and every one of them has different, more or less useful skills. As our business grows, we will invest the money we made in better train engines, more modern carriages, other equipment, and coal - our train's fuel. The game also features a nonlinear plot that focuses on finding the lost family and trying to save a group of native Americans from relocation.
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul (PC)
Simulation 16 March 2017
An advanced railway simulator developed by Dovetail Games, a developer known from the popular Train Simulator series. Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul follows in the same vein, yet is treated as a separate project based on new technology. Unfortunately, this means that the title is not compatible with numerous add-ons released for the Train Simulator series. As always, the gameplay involves controlling various railway engines and traversing numerous railways found all around the world. Moreover, the players can create their own tracks thanks to the included editor. The game contains both single and multiplayer modes. Interestingly enough, the game is powered by Unreal Engine 4, an engine used in titles such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Days Gone, or Gears of War 4. As a result, the new incarnation of the railway series received multiple fixes, as well as improved graphics and physics.
Train Simulator 2016 (PC)
Simulation 17 September 2015
Another annual edition of one of the most popular train simulators. For many years the series was developed Rail Simulation Developments. The foundations of the new installment remain unchanged and the game still focuses mostly on controlling various train types on tracks located in different corners of the world. The player can select from many faithfully recreated rail tracks and realistic models of actual trains. Train Simulator 2016 is a technical revolution for the series, introducing the game to the modern Unreal Engine 4 technology. This had a very positive impact on the graphics of the title, but it also made the DLC created for the previous games incompatible with the 2016 installment. The players are forced to build their large base of expansions from scratch. The game traditionally offers an advanced editor which enables the player to create their own locomotives, locations and tasks.
Railway Empire (PC)
An economic strategy game created by an experienced studio, Gaming Minds, in which player becomes an owner of a railroad company. Their task is to take control over the entire market and turn their company into an empire. Since the game takes place in XIX and XX century the technology of the entire society is constantly changing. The key to success is to not only build new railroads and invest in new trains and train stations but also to use innovative technologies (divided into five historical periods), build factories, buildings in which you can repair your vehicles and provide tourists with attractions. Our competition, controlled by AI, is always on our heels – the fight for keeping our position on the market requires us to hire spies and saboteurs. Railway Empire offers a campaign mode and single missions in which players must complete very specific goals. In addition to those modes players can also select a free mode that allows to develop their virtual business without any goals imposed on them.
Trainz Simulator: A New Era (PC)
Simulation 15 May 2015
Trainz Simulator: A New Era is another game from the popular simulator series, Trainz that, as its title suggests, opens a new era in the history of the series. The game was developed by N3V Games, a studio created by the series' original developers from Auran. A New Era uses a brand new engine. Thanks to that, gameplay is more realistic and the visuals are of the highest quality. Both the train models and the environment have more details to them, and thanks to the improved physics, visuals, and dynamic weather the game is even closer to reality. Introduction of the new game engine brought many changes, but the gameplay mechanics remain intact. We still design our own railways and test them. Traditionally, there is a set of pre-made routes available and many highly detailed railway engine models.
The Final Station (PC)
Action 30 August 2016
A post-apocalyptic adventure game featuring a classic 2D side-view and old-school pixel art visuals. The action of the game is set in a world in which the human kind is almost gone because of an outbreak of a virus that transforms people into strange and dangerous beasts. You assume the role of a survivor traveling from town to town to look for fuel and other important resources. Gameplay is divided into two separate aspects: the first one concerns keeping your train - the only means of transportation you have available - in good shape and taking care of its passengers. The other one involves exploration and fighting. Once in a while, you will stop at different places to thoroughly search them. Outside the train you can come across a variety of useful objects, or meet other survivors, but you will also stumble upon bloodthirsty creatures, which will need an immediate introduction to your broad arsenal of weapons.
A-Train Classic (PC)
Strategy November 2017
Another installment of a popular Japanese economy strategy series created by ARTDINK. A-Train Classic returns to the roots of the series. In the game, one assumes the role of a president of a train company that deals with municipal transport. Among one’s duties, there are train and bus construction, planning routes and connections, as well as purchasing real estates like hotels, stadiums, and factories. Players’ actions affect the development of the city and surrounding villages, while the inhabitants react to players’ decisions in different ways, often causing us some additional troubles that have to be solved. The key to success is to find the balance between investments and incomes. Additional aspects, proving the depth of A-Train Classic, are the realistic stock exchange and the flow of time systems, requiring players to maintain their business and renovate their assets. In the game, one can easily find references to the older installments of the A-Train series, both in terms of mechanics and visuals.
Train Simulator 2014 (PC)
Simulation 26 September 2013
A new entry in the most popular series of railway simulators, continuously created by Dovetail Games studio. In line with the tradition, the developers introduced a number changes and updates, including a rebuilt career system. The players can once again steer various railway engines – from steam engines through diesel ones and up to modern electric systems. This time, our progress in the game is illustrated by a number of gathered points, which are a currency for different medals and achievements. Additionally, the user interface received a complete overhaul – a more transparent HUD allows for better orientation in the current situation not only for skilled players, but also for complete amateurs. Train Simulator 2014 also introduces a number of new visual effects, as well as high-quality textures. The game is compatible with all previously released add-ons, while the owners of the previous editions receive a free upgrade to the 2014 version.
Train Simulator 2015 (PC)
Simulation 18 September 2014
Another installment in the popular series of train simulators that was started in 2007 under the title Rail Simulator (and was later renamed to RailWorks). The series is developed by the team from RailSimulator.com, under the trademark Dovetail Games. The 2015 edition continues the traditions of the series by allowing the fans of railroads to control various train models on tracks located in different regions of the world. The game contains some tracks and trains that are completely new – including ones that aren’t mass produced yet. The game also has an advanced editor that allows the players to create their own tracks, locomotives and missions. The greatest novelty introduced in this installment is the TS Academy, a tutorial that helps all the novice players in learning the basic controls. The new entry in the series uses the same graphics engine as its predecessor and is fully compatible with all previously released expansion packs. The owners of the 2014 edition received the new version as a free update.
Train Valley (PC)
Strategy 16 September 2015
An independent economy simulation strategy game in which we develop and manage a railway network. The title was created by a three-person Lithuanian-Russian studio called Flazm headed by Aleksey Davidov, the author of 2008’s browser production entitled Railway Valley. Train Valley lets us develop our railway business in one of four different locations, each of them set in a different era (from 1830 to near future). The gameplay involves building a well-functioning railway network with railroad tracks, tunnels, bridges, and the like. Our task is difficult because of the limited budget which forces us to carefully think over our decisions. While playing, we also have to react to accidents that happen, monitor current situation, build track switches, sidings, branches, and so on. In total, there are over 15 models of locomotives and 18 types of cars of different purposes at players’ disposal. The game features a friendly and slightly cartoonish visual style.