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Rails Across America is a game of railroad empires in North America, covering the period from 1830 to the near future. It is a real-time strategy game with a "sim" flavor. Rails allows hundreds of tracks with thousands of trains crossing the continent. Players focus on strategic decisions: where to expand, where to compete, and when to call in favors from government officials, union leaders, and other powerful figures.


Rails Across America Windows Starting a new game
Rails Across America Windows The map view, zoomed in
Rails Across America Windows The city list
Rails Across America Windows A close race to the Pacific!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Америка на шпалах" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Deep and multi-layered game play. A rare jewel in a sea of cookie-cutter RTS games. Les Nessman (281) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezilla Oct 08, 2001 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy Oct 10, 2000 84 out of 100 84
GameZone Oct 10, 2001 8 out of 10 80 Jul 20, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Oct 11, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 31, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Feb 14, 2002 13 out of 20 65
PC Games (Germany) May 23, 2003 60 out of 100 60
Komputer Świat GRY Apr, 2003 3 out of 6 50


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Joe Ludwig (9) added Rails Across America (Windows) on Nov 14, 2002