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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 nice, nighttime run along a commuter track.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Just departing from the first stop.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The Flying Scotsman, idle and awaiting coal.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows With built up momentum, the Flying Scotsman enters a tunnel.

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Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9541) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
For train buffs only Olivier Masse (449) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2001 92 out of 100 92
4Players.de Jul 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania.de Jul 11, 2001 82 out of 100 82
PC Advisor Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
PC Action (Germany) Jul 06, 2001 73 out of 100 73
Computer Bild Spiele Aug, 2001 2.52 out of 6 70
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 24, 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 (73) added Microsoft Train Simulator (Windows) on Jun 04, 2001
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