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Railworks 2 Train Simulator (PC DVD)

by Railsimulator.com
Windows XP / Vista / 7
 Ages 3 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Locomotives from the age of steam to the present day, recreated in incredible detail
  • Fabulous realism along 8 real world routes and 3 fictitious ones with stunning scenery and exciting action
  • Simple to get going, a challenge from the very start, with hundreds of hours of gameplay
  • Compete with other drivers from around the world with the RS Career System
  • Your imagination is the only limit: Create your own routes and scenery, add to your collection with a wealth of extra locomotives, rolling stock and routes from the Rail Simulator website.
  • Requires Internet Connection and Free Steam Account to activate
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • ASIN: B0046LVG3Y
  • Release Date: 29 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,957 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Can you....Control a 10,000-ton freight train over a mountain pass?;Get your passengers safely home on a snowy winter’s night?;Handle the pressure of a 125 mph express train?

RailWorks2 puts you in control of 13 different locomotives from around the world, each precisely detailed with accurate sounds and realistic controls. Experience different routes in the UK, Europe and North America, and test your driving skills with more than 50 challenging scenarios. Create your own highly-detailed routes, and download new locomotives and rolling stock.

From steam to diesel and electric, freight and passenger trains, RailWorks2 offers a complete train simulation experience. RailWorks2 is continuously supported and updated automatically, with new technology and features introduced regularly.

BE THE DRIVER. MEET THE CHALLENGE.

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Product Description

Can you....
Control a 10,000-ton freight train over a mountain pass?
Get your passengers safely home on a snowy winter's night?
Handle the pressure of a 125 mph express train?

RailWorks 2 puts you in control of 13 different locomotives from around the world, each precisely detailed with accurate sounds and realistic controls. Experience different routes in the UK, Europe and North America, and test your driving skills with more than 50 challenging scenarios. Create your own highly-detailed routes, and download new locomotives and rolling stock.

RailWorks 2 puts you in control of 13 different locomotives from around the world, each precisely detailed with accurate sounds and realistic controls. Experience different routes in the UK, Europe and North America, and test your driving skills with more than 50 challenging scenarios. Create your own highly-detailed routes, and download new locomotives and rolling stock.

Be the driver. Meet the challenge.

  • Locomotives from the age of steam to the present day, recreated in incredible detail.
  • Fabulous realism along 8 real world routes and 3 fictitious ones with stunning scenery and exciting action
  • Simple to get going, a challenge from the very start, with hundreds of hours of gameplay
  • Compete with other drivers from around the world with the RS Career System
  • Your imagination is the only limit: Create your own routes and scenery, add to your collection with a wealth of extra locomotives, rolling stock and routes from the Rail Simulator website.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Railworks Re-worked 7 Nov 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is actually a makeover of the previous Railworks edition and not a new game. Very important to note if you already have Railworks you do *not* need to buy this version. You will automatically be upgraded to Railworks 2 via your Steam account.

What's new? Not a huge amount and there's a bit of debate on the train simming forums whether this warrants a "2" in the title. More like RW 1.3. The menu system in the game has undergone an overhaul and it is possible to select your drive by route or traction type. A new cab HUD has been added in driver mode but opinion is again divided on what this adds to the experience. My own opinion is neutral to not particularly happy, I can see why some have called it the "Fisher Price" HUD or Triang "Big Big" trainset.

The core of the sim is largely unchanged, that is none of the bugs or enhancements requested over the three years since Rail Simulator first came out have been addressed apart from the ability to put working level crossings in to a route. So no track superelevation, realistic cab movement, distant mountains (in fact distant hills look worse now - like white emulsion paint), projected headlights etc. etc. No new content either, not even reskins of the default Mark One coaches into more varied liveries. The physics on much of the traction is still questionable verging on the arcade rather than realistic train performance. No new or improved functionality for the route builders either.

On the plus side, Railworks does look good and from the point of view of the train simming hobby we are unlikely to get another product any time soon that offers the content creation sandbox so it's important we try and make a go of it. However it is also incumbent on the developer and publisher that in return for the community support they also start looking fairly soon at the fundamental improvements that would make it a world class product.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Good But.. 27 Dec 2010
By Diggle
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Tehe Railworks 2 railway simulator has good graphics and generally runs smoothly, although it froze a couple of times for me when a train was simply travelling along a track. Plenty of detail has gone into the locomotives and stock. At stations the carriage doors open and zombie-like 'people' walk about. During some of the included scenarios I was confused by the signalling system which would stick on a red light for no apparent reason but could be passed without any problem.
The simulation is so realistic you can simply drive your train for many minutes on a fairly long main line with nothing much happening. Whilst this experience is probably good for a serious railway enthusiast I enjoy moving locomotives and railway vehicles around interesting track layouts probably edited by myself.
I did not find the manuals or tutorial videos that helpful, particularly in respect of the World Editor. The Editor did not work for me as demonstrated on the videos. Whilst I have previously quite happily developed my own routes with Trainz I have given up on the Railworks 2 World Editor as just baffles me.
When loading Railworks 2 it connects with the Steam website which amongst other things sends me advertisements to buy add-ons. I find this an unwanted intrusion.
In summary I think Railworks 2 does not put extreme demands on computing power and is a good simulator for the more serious enthusiast but if you want to have fun with routes and lots of free stuff maybe it's worth considering one of the versions of Trainz.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Train Sim yet but not perfect. 27 Nov 2010
By Quaint1
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have used train simulator software for many years starting with the now defunct Microsoft Train Simulator. I bought Railworks and was pleasantly surprised when it updated automatically to Railworks2. This is, in fact, a direct, but much changed, descendant of the original MS product and a user of MS Train Sim will notice the similarity of keyboard controls in Railworks expert mode. But they will also notice that much of the flexibility to select your own game parameters (Starting location, Destination, Weather conditions etc.) has been lost. Hence the 4 star rating.

That said, the stability of the new simulator, the quality of graphics (stunning!) and ease of driving with the all new user interface is certain to be appreciated by anyone who uses this game but does not want to be a train simulator anorak every time they play it.

The biggest downside for anyone used to the amazing wealth of free add ons available for the original MS Train Sim is that the add ons for this product are almost all at extra cost.

For me, the improvements have made the migration to Railworks2 very worth while.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Rail Sim 14 Mar 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Although Amazon don't record this item as working under Windows 7, the DVD case does say it is a Windows 7 application. It wouldn't work immediately on my W7 64 bit system, but the Railworks support people responded quickly to my enquiry and within a few days sorted the problem out, which was a setting on my Asus Xonar sound card. I have had a couple of software crashes since then, so I cannot give it 5 stars, and if you want to create your own content, be prepared for some frustrating battles with the manuals which are not great for a new starter. Even the on-line reference guide doesn't do a proper step-by-step and you will need to trial and error before you start to grasp the concepts. When making your own scenario on a Railworks route, it is far too easy to mess up an existing Railworks scenario thinking you are working on your own, so copy the folders in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\railworks\Content\Routes\" folder first, and be prepared to restore them "in case". Begin simple, save regularly, and test often is my advice for scenario building. I haven't tried making routes yet, but I guess the advice would be the same. Playing the supplied routes and scenarios is great fun. The weather variations are excellent, and the German route is especially well rendered on my machine. If you want a good rail simulator, this will do the job very well. Of course, it is another Steam application (you either like or hate), but it seems to work OK as long as you don't mind Steam accessing your computer every time you boot up. My specs are: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit; Radeon HD 5850 1024MB; 4GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory; Asus P7P55D-E LX Motherboard; Intel Core i7 875 Processor (2.93GHz); Asus Xonar DS 7.1 PCI Sound Card. These are, at this point in time anyway, pretty high specs so one would expect a good rendition of the graphics with them, and I was not disappointed. All-in-all, it does what it says on the box, and does it very well.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work on our computers
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