2013 version of a popular railroad simulation game
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Train Simulator 2013 is a highly realistic rail system simulation software for managing and building railways.
All aboard for a highly immersive rail experience! Train Simulator 2013 features accurate renderings of major trains and railway stations. Train Simulator uses actual sound recordings and blueprints from these major railway hubs to create a unique experience full of detail. Train styles such as the ICE train system in Europe is accurately replicated. The addition of the ICE train system introduced several new extended routes, such as the German route to Munich from the north.
Train Simulator 2013 features several new functions for game variability. The quick drive system allows users to select a train from major collections in a visual layout. Several train routes are available with each train for different exercises. Final selections on environmental factors can be adjusted for each route. This includes the time of day, weather and seasonal factors such as snow. This makes for a unique riding experience. The driver can experience heavy rain in the Swiss Alps or a calm, sunny drive through interurban traffic. The signaling system is more advanced in this version, and it is more reliable for guiding train stops and track changes.
Entering the cab after a train and route selection allows drivers to change vantage points for driving. An extended display shows more features on the control panel for advanced users. Camera views include a fly-by view and interior cab vantage points for full control.
In similar simulation fashion, the selection of exercises is more advanced in Train Simulator. Career paths and specific task lists are provided on each route. Each train has varying degrees of control based on accurate renderings of locomotive engine styles. A route from San Francisco to St. Louis could have a radically different experience than a route from Munich to Paris. Railway services can run along the mountains and hillsides with ease. The rendering software is stable and allows for fast changes between scenarios.
• Multiplayer mode
• Train selection in quick drive is more visual
• Most realistic layout of routes and train hardware to date
• Difficult gaming exercises
• Lack of content for some major routes