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Rail Simulator Review

Fernando Ortega

A cool railroad simulation game by Electronic Arts

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Rail Simulator is a different kind of simulator than what we're all used to, namely it doesn't simulate aircraft or spaceships, but instead it simulates conducting a train.

As with other simulation games in this league, you actually follow the real-life schedule of a train conductor by carrying passengers and cargo between different locations.

The graphics in Rail Simulator are rather impressive for the year it was produced and includes beautiful landscapes and locomotives which gives it a nice feeling of realism. You can choose between both electric and diesel engines.

The models and controls in this game are excellent.

Rail Simulator features and highlights:
  • Users can choose among diesel, steam or electric traction trains
  • Characters animation
  • Dynamic graphics with weather changes
  • Real train€™ routes: York-Newcastle, Barstow-San Bernardino or Oxford-Paddington set in different periods of time
  • Wide variety of train models: DB 294, ICE 3, BR Class 55 or Black five among others
  • Customized content: new routes and tasks creation thanks to Scenario editor which can be shared with other players
  • Three levels of difficulty: easy, intermediate or expert mode
  • 15 scenarios to play with several missions
  • Free-roam mode to travel with total freedom

Rail Simulator is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from simulation games and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Rail Simulator 1.0.0 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

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  • Major release: Rail Simulator 1

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from EA.

Rail Simulator has been picked by our editors as very good.
Rail Simulator has been tested for viruses and malware.
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