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Bus Driver (Windows)

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Description

Bus Driver is a driving game with a difference. It doesn't rely on speed or encourage the player to smash things up. There's no racing or rallying aspect. In fact, it's exactly what its title suggests: A bus driving game.

Here, the focus is on driving safely, obeying the laws of the road, and getting passengers to their destinations. There are 12 different buses and 30 different routes (or 'missions'). They all take place within the same city but at different times of the day and in varying weather conditions. The player could be taking tired factory workers home as the sun is setting, ferrying holiday-makers to the ski-resort in brilliant sunshine, or escorting children to school in the early morning.

Points are awarded for correct signalling, stopping at red-lights and keeping to the scheduled timetable. Points are deducted for wanton destruction, driving on the wrong side of the road, braking too hard and various other infractions. But the game doesn't place many real restrictions on the player: they won't get heavily penalised if they're late to the stops. There is no timer that signals the end of the game. There's nothing to stop the player deviating from their route and going on a little sightseeing trip of their own.

Bus Driver offers a rather unique, sedate alternative to the usual vehicular gaming experience.

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Bus Driver Windows The trip ends badly... These customers are probably not going to make their flights today...
Bus Driver Windows Arrival at the airport! The customers are happy.
Bus Driver Windows Lovely...
Bus Driver Windows The sun is rising as I pick people up from the airport.

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Apr 01, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Out Of Eight Apr 08, 2007 6 out of 8 75
Gaming Nexus Mar 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
2404.org PC Gaming Apr 16, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Speed Zone May 08, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Video Game Generation Jun 04, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Mar 25, 2008 5.7 out of 10 57
Game Shark Apr 04, 2008 C 50
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2007 39 out of 100 39
GamesWEB Sep 27, 2007 30 out of 100 30

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hydra9 (3851) added Bus Driver (Windows) on Mar 09, 2008
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