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- Stunningly accurate locomotives with realistic sounds, controls and physics including GE ES44AC, High Speed Train BR Blue, BR52, Class 166, EMD SD40-2.
- Fantastic geographic territories including Great Western Main Line, Cajon Pass, East Coast Main Line, Somerset & Dorset Railway, Ruhr-Sieg Line.
- Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse.
- Integrated STEAM workshop free mission download center.
- Enhanced graphics and performance.
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I was still required to establish a password and user account with " STEAM "
in order to install the game and run it. And each and every time I want to play the game I have to log in and if the user and password are forgotten or mis-placed, changing them can be " hoop-jumping-through ".
I was willing to tolerate this but the final insult came when I opened the game folder where Steam stores the computers specs and settings and not only was that info listed but everything residing on the hard drive was listed, programs, utilities etc. I mean EVERYTHING. At that juncture I decided that that was too much information for a solitary program.
Why would STEAM need to know what all is on my computers hard drive ?
What personal information is being sent back to them ?
So I promptly uninstalled Train Sim 2013 and did a system restore to remove any and all traces. I can understand them needing Copy Protection but this carrying it a bit too far and the end-user should not have to log-in to the Internet each and every time to play a video game he or she just purchased at a brick and mortar store. It's a good game but comes with uncessary baggage.
Once that laborious process was complete, I had to mess around their complicated menus to find out that I actually had to download the entire program from the internet, which took 30 minutes. In the simulator program itself, there is no "Help" menu, instruction manual, or tutorial about driving a train. You are thrown to the wolves on this one, and if you don't already know what you're doing, good luck with the learning curve.
When I buy software on a CD, I expect that software to be ON that CD, so I can install it. Sure, we're all used to getting online to download updates to our newly installed software, but this package added a bunch of hoops to jump through that made this process way too complicated. Why should I wait several days for a CD to arrive, when I have to download the actual simulator anyway? Furthermore, this game CANNOT be played unless you are connected to the internet. So, if your signal is down, you are SOL. None of these facts were stated on Amazon, but are vaguely stated in the fine print on the back of the CD box.Read more ›
Out of frustration I looked for another Railroad Simulator and found Railworks 2, as I bought it so close to the release of Railworks 3 I got a free upgrade to that via Steam. Nice touch. The game has simply loads of scenarios to drive, as I'm Irish I particularly love the BR Blues and Sommerset - Dorset Steam Railway. I would prefer some Irish railways but it looks like I'm going to have to create it. That's OK, it's easier to create sceanrios in Railworks 3 and make good ones at that. Give me a few years to put the Irish Midland Great Western Railway rail network together. I have no idea how to design locomotives but first things first.
Since I moved to the Unites States and living not very far from a Union Pacific Switching Yard, I've become interested in them. Driving their locomotives over the Cajon Pass is great fun, more so because I see them all the time. Another project is to recreate this town, Eugene at the height of it's railroad era. There are spur lines going everywhere, I need a map before I can begin.
I could compare both simulators side by side and each has both good and bad points over the other. The main thing that sticks out about Railroad Simulator 2012 is that it doesn't work. It's something I call "Irritainment". Railworks 3 on the other hand does work, I wish the cab view and controls were more like RR2012, but they're not, still the simulator WORKS. The executable has a tendency to stop working on my machine sometimes. It just drops out and I'll have to restart it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fun game. Not quite comparable to the Flight Simulator series but definitely a good time for train lovers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Justin Caldwell
It performs a lot differently than Microsoft Train Simulator. Plus there's additional software that gets loaded that is not necessary.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just happened to come here to Amazon to look at the comments for the newest release of Train Simulator 2016. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sincronicity
My son has the 2014 and 2015 now, but when he was playing on this one, he loved it! Once you're connected to Steam, you can add more trains, train cars and scenery... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gina Chaney