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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion is a successor to Chris Sawyer's original Transport Tycoon, but built on the same engine that powered RollerCoaster Tycoon 2.

After choosing one of 40 pre-made scenarios, or creating a new one, the goal is to complete the objective(s) of the scenario. These can vary and may include transporting a certain amount of goods or improving the company's rating. Completion of these goals is achieved by building transport networks using trains, trams, buses, trucks, ships and planes. Depending on the scenario, the game can start as early as 1900 and can continue well past the year of 2000. As time progresses, the number of available vehicles will grow due to technology improvements. Careful upgrades are advised, as depending on the route, new vehicles may cost more than they will bring profit. Like in RollerCoaster Tycoon, the player can play the scenario even after completing the objectives.

The size of the world, as well as the number and size of towns vary in each scenario. The scenarios are built around North America, United Kingdom and the Alps. While examining the landscape, the player must choose which transport method is the cheapest or fastest.

The player isn't alone in his endeavors, either. In most scenarios, one will need to compete against multiple computer players who will try to take business away from him. The player can choose many tactics to beat them, from increasing the number of vehicles assigned to a town or facility to placing blockades on competing company's railways. Also, the game has a multiplayer mode for two human players via TCP/IP or LAN.


Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Windows Use the map to look at all the information in the world at once
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion iPad I have set up a bus line in town.
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Windows Building roads... Railroad Tycoon style
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Windows Build new vehicles... trains, trams, buses, trucks, ships, and planes

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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Screenshot
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Screenshot
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Screenshot
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "运输大亨" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Transport Tycoon" -- iOS / Android title
  • "Locomotion" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Chris Sawyer's Locomotion: Транспортный бум" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Shame on it. Windows Cabeza2000 (811)

Critic Reviews

148apps iPad Oct 08, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AndroidShock Android Oct 15, 2013 4 out of 5 80
Gameplanet Windows Oct 20, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Chip Power Play iPad Nov, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 02, 2004 61 out of 100 61
Worth Playing Windows Oct 04, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Windows Oct 05, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
Gamers Europe Windows Sep 29, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Windows Sep 21, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Chronicles Windows Nov 18, 2004 3.9 out of 10 39


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Company Owner Editor

The Company Owner Editor (which wasn't bundled with the original disc) was later released as download by publisher Atari. The program can be used to add new portraits for managers.

It was available for download from Atari's former game website http://www.atari.com/us/games/locomotion/pc


The in-game music changes accordingly to the era. If you're in the 30s, expect Jazz. If you're in the 50s, get ready for some 12-Bar Blues.

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