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Sid Meier's Railroads!

Released on 27 October 2006

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular "tycoon" genre, and inspired a new generation of games. Sid Meier's Railroads! comes home to its original creator, the legendary Sid Meier, who, together with his team at Firaxis Games, will take this game to a whole new level of fun!
The greatest railroad building game of all time is back in a vibrant 3D world delivering exciting multiplayer options, in-game customization tools, streamlined interface and unmatched gameplay, that's easy to learn yet challenging to master. Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier's Railroads! puts you in charge of building the greatest rail empire in the nation - managing trains, cargo and your bottom line - while engaging in all-out corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs, and robber barons!

Real-Time Action: Lay track, route the trains, and the world comes to life. Cities and industries grow up around you as you service them, hauling raw materials to market and carrying manufactured goods away. Cargos are loaded onto train cars and passengers shuffle between cities.

Easy to Get Started: Laying track is as easy as clicking and dragging. Bridges, tunnels, railroad stations and switches sprout up automatically where they're needed.

    Challenging to Master: With a new market system that tracks supply and demand and complex random events that can cause a boom or bust at any time, players must stay on their toes at all times or risk obsolescence, financial collapse, or hostile takeover.

      It's All about the Trains!: Over 30 trains to use, from the primitive 0-4-0 Planet to the Super powerful 4-6-6-4 Challenger, from the classic diesels to ultra-modern bullet trains.

        LocoBuilder: Design your own steam engine from the ground up, and deploy it across your rail empire! Customise your train liveries, from color schemes to custom logos.

          We've Got the Goods: Over 20 different goods to harvest, produce, and sell, and 30 unique industries, from lumber mills to war factories, each with detailed, unique animations.

            Scenario and Map Editor support: Enables user-created maps and scenarios. Want to create a race to complete a transcontinental railroad in 30 years using only steam engines? No problem!

              Something for Everyone: Build your dream train layout in train table mode, or challenge historical giants like Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and others in single-player scenarios.

                Multiplayer: Ruthless real-time LAN and Internet play. Buy out your rivals or cash in favors to sabotage their shipments! Whether you prefer heads-up competition or the camaraderie of cooperative team play, you'll find a fantastic multiplayer experience here.

                customer Reviews

                 Average rating (15 reviews)

                 1 Step Forward for Graphics, 1 Leap Back for Gameplay

                | | See all Fleedleflump's reviews (58)

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                I wanted so much to love this game. I played Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon on the Amiga, then both sequels on PC, and loved every one of them. When I learned the man himself was working on a new version, I couldn't wait to get my paws on it.

                Unfortunately, I was let down. This game looks shiny and pretty and runs nicely, and it's really simple and easy to pick up and play... and that's the problem:

                It's just too simple. At no point did I feel challenged, mentally, tactically, strategically, however you want to put it. All the depth has been ripped out in the quest for a more fun experience. But I ask you; is a player who's attracted to a railway management simulator the sort of player who wants simple controls and fun, arcadey gameplay? I don't think so.

                This is Railroad Tycoon Lite, and best avoided by anyone who enjoyed the previous titles. Perhaps if you're after an interesting, instructional game to entertain your children, this would be a good choice, but otherwise I would look elsewhere or, like me, stick to Railroad Tycoon 3 (which is now available very cheap on Steam).

                 All Aboard

                | | See all Mobius's reviews (173)

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                Let me start by saying that i've never played a train Sim before. I enjoyed this and I imagine for someone who likes building train sets that this is a bit of simple fun. the first thing I thought is that it sort of looks similar to Civ4 but that isn't a bad thing, its a very easy game to get into and I feel there's enough there to keep it a challenging game, I would recommend this game to players that like the idea of building virtual train sets as this game is a easy introduction into management Sims. Definitely worth the £5.00 price tag and because it's that price am giving it 4 Stars.

                 super game

                | | See all ariza68's reviews (1)

                the overall quality of the game is fantastic but i think there should be more modern trains and dates dating even into the future. if this was added i think it would be top class. i mean if it streched from the 1800s to say 2300s thats 500 years of training gameplay.

                 steamingly good

                | | See all moz2525's reviews (4)

                this is a must for anyone who had a model railway when they were little. the game play is easy to get into and the graphics are so polished compared to the other games in the railroad tycoon series. the game has a great bidding system to help you get an advantage over your competition. this is a traintastic game B-)

                 Nice game...

                | | See all Dazaaa's reviews (3)

                A must needed improvment to the original, but i still feel this game doesn't meet up to expectations which surrounded it before release with the graphics still patchy and the game having multiple bug issues.

                But on the whole this game is still fun and you can enjoy many hours of fun before it begins to get slightly repetitive.

                Rating3+ (PEGI)
                Minimum RequirementsWindows 2000 / XP with DirectX 9.0c (included)
                Pentium 4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent
                512 MB RAM
                2GB Free Hard Disk Space
                64MB DirectX 9.0c compatible Graphics Card with Hardware Pixel & Vertex Shaders
                DirectX 7.0 compatible Sound Card