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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.


Rails Across America Windows The encyclopedia is vital to gameplay
Rails Across America Windows The financial page
Rails Across America Windows The victim of political influence!
Rails Across America Windows Its all about the connections

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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

Critic Reviews

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
GameZone Oct 10, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Jul 20, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Oct 11, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 2002 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Komputer Świat GRY Apr, 2003 3 out of 6 50
Withingames Sep 07, 2003 1 out of 5 20


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