Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

78
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
User Score
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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 Being a passenger during a winter snowstorm.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The cab of the Acela - all the switches at the bottom are controllable.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman, idle and awaiting coal.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Undergoing an electric train tutorial.

Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9134) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
For train buffs only Olivier Masse (420) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2001 92 out of 100 92
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jun 11, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpy Jun 24, 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
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
PC Zone Benelux Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Super Play Jun, 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