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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 A long passenger train as it slowly pulls away from the station, cautious of the slippery rails.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The inside of the passenger train.  Not very nice, is it?
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows With built up momentum, the Flying Scotsman enters a tunnel.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Acela Express awaiting passengers.

Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9109) 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
4Players.de Jul 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy Jun 24, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 05, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Development

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