Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Vehicular
78
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 A freight train en route to pick up it's goods.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The inside of the passenger train.  Not very nice, is it?
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The cab of the Acela - all the switches at the bottom are controllable.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Just departing from the first stop.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9576) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
For train buffs only Olivier Masse (450) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2001 92 out of 100 92
PC Gamer Brasil Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jun 11, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamesmania.de Jul 11, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 19, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamezilla Jul 18, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 2001 73 out of 100 73
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Development

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 (73) added Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows) on Jun 04, 2001