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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 become available and cities provided with resources grow bigger. The player can have little side businesses by buying power plants, refineries or other industries to increase revenue. The ultimate goal is to buy out all the 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 Tutorial familiarizes player with laying tracks.
Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows Title screen
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Sid Meier's Railroads! Windows All you get from winning is a rank.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Gamigo Windows Oct 26, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Windows Oct 18, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
UOL Jogos Windows Apr 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Oct 24, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 25, 2005 79 out of 100 79
PC Action Windows Oct 30, 2006 75 out of 100 75 (UK) Windows Nov 03, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Windows Oct 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
FZ Windows Nov 03, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Watcher Windows Nov 03, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68


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