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Rails Across America (Windows)

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Description

Rails Across America is a game of railroad empires in North America, covering the period from 1830 to the near future. It is a real-time strategy game with a "sim" flavor. Rails allows hundreds of tracks with thousands of trains crossing the continent. Players focus on strategic decisions: where to expand, where to compete, and when to call in favors from government officials, union leaders, and other powerful figures.

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Rails Across America Windows Attacking an opponent
Rails Across America Windows Some of the ways in which you can influence others
Rails Across America Windows Hmmm. Should I hire a manager?
Rails Across America Windows The AI mimics the behavior of historical figures

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User Reviews

Deep and multi-layered game play. A rare jewel in a sea of cookie-cutter RTS games. Les Nessman (263) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezilla Oct 08, 2001 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy Oct 10, 2000 84 out of 100 84
GameGenie 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Oct 11, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 31, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 14, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 2002 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Withingames Sep 07, 2003 1 out of 5 20

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2002 (Issue #213) – Best Game We Just Don't Get

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Joe Ludwig (6) added Rails Across America (Windows) on Nov 14, 2002