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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion


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"In motion" Purchased on Mighty Ape

A powerful game of strategy in dealing with the daily chores of the different transport vehicles, and is also a tough playing game. However if the game could have got an upgrade release(reboot) it would have been much greater, this is because the graphic quality is just acceptable.

"caveat emptor!"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The manual is missing on the CD on the current ‘best of Atari’ edition. They have included some ‘temporary place holder’ pdf files on the CD, but forgotten to replace them with the actual manual. This is going to be a pain even for an experienced Transport Tycoon Delux player like myself because the mechanics have changed sufficiently for the transition to be hard. There are aspects of this game I don't understand, and without the manual ....... ?!?

I would also like to point out that on my 19" lcd monitor the game looks really really bad when I zoom the map out to get an idea of where I am at. Zoomed in it's fine. And I mean REALLY bad :-(

I was hoping to get an updated version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe that will run on WinXP but I have a feeling this is going to be just another coaster. Very disappointed.

5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

If you ever played Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon, this is a must have.

Like its predecessor, Locomotion has to be one of the finest strategy sims out there. For me, what makes it shine over other games of this genre is the direct control over the world. Everything you do is actual, not an overseers point of view. It's like running a model train set with an economy and without needing a spare garage.

The only thing that goes against it with the HW available today is the lack of 3D graphics. However the incredible attention to detail from the leaning of bullet trains around corners, to trees not growing if they are planted out of their natural environment, these little features have me constantly admiring my world, only to find that I need to destroy a nature reserve in the name of progress.

Although not overly challenging, Locomotion doesn't always have an easy formula to succeed in its missions and as you move into the harder levels, preparation of the world becomes paramount and really makes strategy the number one focus.

I'm not a huge strategy game fan, but for comparison I also really enjoyed Settlers for the same reason of the direct control of the world pieces. If you liked that game, you'll probably enjoy this.

If you never tried Transport Tycoon (or don't even know what it is) then now is your chance to catch up with what is my favourite strategy game.


Put together a profitable company by constructing transportation routes between growing cities and their industries. Race against other companies to make the most lucrative connections and rake in the cash. Or just sit back and enjoy the detailed world in action as you build and play with moving vehicles such as trains, buses, ships, and aircraft. Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion introduces you to a developing world of burgeoning businesses with all the addictiveness that millions of RollerCoaster Tycoon fans have grown to love.

  • Construct a variety of vehicles: trains, buses, trams, trucks, aircraft and ships
  • Discover time periods from 1900 to 2000, with appropriate vehicle types, buildings, industries, and background music
  • Connect roads and tracks with an easy-to-use interface familiar to any RollerCoaster Tycoon fan
  • Explore giant, amazingly detailed worlds
  • Compete against up to 14 other simulated transport companies
  • Challenge a friend with head-to-head multiplayer
  • Build your transportation empire in three different areas of the world – North American, British, and Alpine.
  • Delve into over 40 pre-designed scenarios, or randomly generate your own unique scenarios
  • System Requirements:

    * Windows 98 / ME / XP / 2000
    * 500 Mhz processor or higher
    * 128 MB RAM or higher
    * 85 MB free hard disk space
    * 8 X CD-ROM drive
    * Windows 98 / ME / XP / 2000 compatible video card with 8 MB memory or more
    * Windows 98 / ME / XP / 2000 compatible sound card
    * DirectX version 9.0b (included) or higher
    Re-released on
    June 13th, 2012
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