Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

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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.


Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The cab of the Acela - all the switches at the bottom are controllable.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Looking out the side; just like a real Flying Scotsman engineer.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman as it begins to gain speed.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Being a passenger during a winter snowstorm.

Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9118) 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 Jul 02, 2001 91 out of 100 91
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Brasil Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85 Jul 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84 Jul 11, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla Jul 18, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameSpy Jun 24, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PC Zone Benelux Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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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