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Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

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Description

Microsoft's 'Simulator' franchise expands once again with its newest addition: the MS Train Simulator. Take to the rails in such real-life locations and routes as Philadelphia to Washington D.C., become a hard-trained engineer to operate freight train at Northwest Corridor, and enjoying Orient Express pass by Alpen Mountain. The game also includes a full track and train editor, allowing you to swap maps and trains online.

Screenshots

Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The cab of the Acela - all the switches at the bottom are controllable.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows A freighter who obviously doesn't know how to control a train.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman as it begins to gain speed.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman, idle and awaiting coal.

Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9143) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
For train buffs only Olivier Masse (421) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2001 92 out of 100 92
4Players.de Jul 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania Jul 11, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy Jun 24, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 05, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Jul 06, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Aug 25, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Super Play Jun, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 24, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Did you know..... Microsoft didn't include any major crashes (just derailments) because the train manufacturers wouldn't allow it. They claimed that on-screen representations of crashes makes their real life trains look bad.
Drew Dorton (61) added Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows) on Jun 04, 2001