Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Vehicular
Misc
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 A long passenger train as it slowly pulls away from the station, cautious of the slippery rails.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Helpful messages popup every now and then.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman as it begins to gain speed.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows This is what happens when you take a turn too fast.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9101) 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
Gamezilla Jul 18, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameSpy Jun 24, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 05, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 24, 2001 6 out of 10 60
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