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Sid Meier's Railroads! (Windows)

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Sid Meier's Railroads! can be considered the sequel to Railroad Tycoon 3, except that the original creator Sid Meier had not been involved with the series after the first Railroad Tycoon. Railroads! is a modern day version of the classic Railroad Tycoon games. The game is now in full 3D and has various multiplayer options.

You get to build tracks between cities and resources. Choose from various engines and decide what to transport. As time goes by, new engines come available and cities provided with resources grow bigger. The player can have little side business by buying power plants or refineries to increase revenue. The ultimate goal is to buy out all your competitors. Overall, there is a heavy focus on economics. New technology can now be auctioned to the highest bidder, granting a ten-year exclusive license.

The 15 available historical scenarios take place in regions such as the Southwestern United States, the Pacific Northwest, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The game features over 30 engines from various countries and covers the time from 1830 to 1990. 20 different goods are available for transport, including passengers, oil, cars and gold. The terrain is more compressed, with natural obstacles, and tracklaying has been automated, unlike all previous Railroad Tycoon games. Multiplayer games are supported for up to four simultaneous players, over LAN or internet, and computer-opponents can also be added.


Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows Loading screens tell you about your adversaries.
Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows Main menu
Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows All you get from winning is a rank.
Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows Selling cargo. You get a bonus if you own a production facility in city

Alternate Titles

  • "シド・マイヤー レイルロード!" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 27, 2006 88 out of 100 88
ActionTrip Nov 02, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Digital Entertainment News (den) Feb 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Nov 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Nov 03, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Oct 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Oct 26, 2006 12 out of 20 60
Gamekult Oct 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games Aug 09, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Mr. Sefe (1019) added Sid Meier's Railroads! (Windows) on Dec 28, 2006
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