Train Simulator 2017 is now available! Take a look at our review.Train Simulator is the latest in the long-running railway series. It's available as a standalone game, or a free upgrade for Train Simulator 15.
Don't expect a huge improvement over Train Simulator 2015. There are some minor enhancements, such as rain on the windscreen, but graphically the game looks very similar, and doesn't look fresh. In terms of controls, it's pretty much unchanged too.Train Simulator allows you to drive trains along three routes, with 13 locomotives shared between them. Much more is available as premium downloadable content. Like many simulators, Train Simulator might be daunting to begin with. There are lots of controls and, while everything is documented, it's still a lot to learn. Of course, this is perfect for train enthusiasts, who will delight in the detail. More casual players should note that there is no attempt by the sim to make trains more exciting than they already aren't.
Detailed and realistic, but lacking innovations
While there are no headline improvements, Train Simulator remains as the best in class. It's attention to detail is impressive, and the various routes capture the spirit of their real life counterparts. The simulator tries to be faithful to train driving - so if that doesn't sound exciting, this is not the sim for you. But for fans of trains, this is the one to go for. '