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"Fine for older train set fans."
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Fine for older people who aren't too great at games on a computer.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"great railroad sim"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

It's a great railroad sim, really in depth, lets you play all sorts of different styles and levels. The way the industries and towns grow according to if and how you serve them is also a great touch and provides a lot of feedback for your actions. A must buy if you like this sort of game.

"The trainset you never had!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I've been after this one for years. Not too deep, but not too light either. A fun game without being too heavy on the stats.

"It's not too bad but still quite a few issues to be improved."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Still early days and have only played a few low level games to acclimatise. Several crashes have occured which is frustrating. Are there any downloads/patches that anyone is aware of? I miss the variety of the different views that were available in Railroad Tycoon,

"Nothing Special"
3 stars"

I was quite disappointed with this game as I thought it was going to be much better than Railroads Tycoon but its not. Too simple for my liking and I got bored of it quite quickly. I also found it ran pretty slowly if you had lots of tracks going. In my opinion stick with the Railroads Tycoon series.

"Utterly dissapointing"
2 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game does not live up to the legacy it was built upon. Railroads! is supposedly the successor to the Railroad Tycoon trilogy, however, it falls short.

It's an extreamly simple game; there are none of the economic complexities that made RRT great. It's more like a successor to Transport Tycoon but without the routing complexity that made TT challenging.

All in all, this gets 2/5 rather than 1/5 because it is rather a pretty game.

If all you want is a simple train-set on your PC, get this – it's no more nor less that the train-set you had as a child.

If you're after the challenge of operating a railroad, get RRT3. If you want finer grained grained control of each train, get Transport Tycoon.

Description

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular "tycoon" genre, and inspired a new generation of games. Sid Meier's Railroads! comes home to its original creator, the legendary Sid Meier, who, together with his team at Firaxis Games, will take this game to a whole new level of fun!

The greatest railroad building game of all time is back in a vibrant 3D world delivering exciting multiplayer options, in-game customization tools, streamlined interface and unmatched gameplay, that's easy to learn yet challenging to master. Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier's Railroads! puts you in charge of building the greatest rail empire in the nation - managing trains, cargo and your bottom line - while engaging in all-out corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs, and robber barons!

Features:

  • Real-time action - lay track, route the trains, and the world comes to life. Cities and industries grow up around you as you service them, hauling raw materials to market and carrying manufactured goods away; Cargos are loaded onto train cars and passengers shuffle between cities.
  • Easy to get started - laying track is as easy as clicking and dragging. Bridges, tunnels, railroad stations and switches sprout up automatically where they're needed.
  • Challenging to master - with a new market system that tracks supply and demand and complex random events that can cause a boom or bust at any time, players must stay on their toes at all times or risk obsolescence, financial collapse, or hostile takeover.
  • It's all about the trains! - over 30 trains to use, from the primitive 0-4-0 Planet to the Super powerful 4-6-6-4 Challenger, from the classic diesels to ultra-modern bullet trains.
  • LocoBuilder - design your own steam engine from the ground up, and deploy it across your rail empire! Customize your train liveries, from color schemes to custom logos.
  • We've got the goods - over 20 different goods to harvest, produce, and sell, and 30 unique industries, from lumber mills to war factories, each with detailed, unique animations.
  • Scenario and map editor support - enables user-created maps and scenarios. Want to create a race to complete a transcontinental railroad in 30 years using only steam engines? No problem!
  • Something for everyone - build your dream train layout in train table mode, or challenge historical giants like Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and others in single-player scenarios.
  • Multiplayer - Ruthless real-time LAN and Internet play. Buy out your rivals or cash in favors to sabotage their shipments! Whether you prefer heads-up competition or the camaraderie of cooperative team play, you'll find a fantastic multiplayer experience here.
Release date NZ
November 10th, 2006
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5026555051408
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
1514987

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