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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.

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Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Helpful messages popup every now and then.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Looking out the window of the Flying Scotsman.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows Being a passenger during a winter snowstorm.
Microsoft Train Simulator Windows The inside of the passenger train.  Not very nice, is it?

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Alternate Titles

  • "MSTS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An excellent game. JPaterson (9550) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
For train buffs only Olivier Masse (450) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Peliplaneetta.net Jul 02, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer Brasil Oct, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jun 11, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamesmania.de Jul 11, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 02, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Jul 06, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 24, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Jun, 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