Sid Meier's Railroads!

Developer: Feral Interactive Ltd

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 799.8 MB - Download

Description:

All aboard!

Build a railroad empire and shape a nation!

Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below.

Lay track, route trains and watch the world come to life in this compelling mix of train set and business simulator. Become the ultimate railroad robber baron with the drive to shape a nation, build an empire and amass a fortune.

Spanning the history of the railroads from the steam engines of the 1830s to the bullet trains of today, Sid Meier’s Railroads! is a bold re-imagining of the legendary Railroad Tycoon (1990), the game that launched the “tycoon” genre.

Important information regarding Sid Meier's Railroads!:

• If you require assistance, please contact our support team at [email protected]

• Minimum System Requirements:
◦ Processor: 1.8GHz Intel
◦ RAM: 4.0GB
◦ Graphics: 256MB
◦ Mac OS: 10.12.4
◦ Free Space: 2.0GB

• The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 1xx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series.

• You can find out more about the game on the Sid Meier's Railroads! mini-site at feralinteractive.com/railroads

© 2006–2017 Take-Two Interactive Software and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Sid Meier’s Railroads!, 2K Games, the 2K logo, Firaxis Games, the Firaxis Games logo and Take-Two Interactive Software are all trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Uses Miles Sound System. Copyright ©1991-2017 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. Portions of this software are included under license: ©2006–2017 Scaleform Corporation. All rights reserved. Uses Gamebryo software ©1999-2017 Emergent Game Technologies. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Release Notes:

• Improves interface of the pre-game Options window.
• Removes functionality for connecting the game to a Game Center account.
• Removes functionality for online play through a Game Ranger account.
• Fixes a number of minor issues.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Basementjack

More Fun than I expected + a Santas workshop level! - I love this game! This is a game with great replayability - you'll come back to it again and again. The game is easy, but not simple - go through the tutorials and know going in that It'll take about 20 minutes to get the basics down, after that - it's 100% fun! What is the game play like? Well contrary to the screenshots, you're not actually driving trains - you don't control speed for example. A typical game works like this: you start with a station and one small track in front of the station. "Draw" track to connect your starter station with other towns, and supplies. Then "Schedule" a train and pick the cars (up to 8) that the train will use. Your new train will now work automatically going back and forth, earning you money with each trip. Now repeat - branch out to new towns and industries to earn more money and use that money to build even more track, and buy more trains. In the computer multiplayer mode, there can be up to 3 computer contolled opponents -they are also building track on the same map and your goal is to buy them out. In single player mode - various missions will ask you to connect various towns and meet certain objectives before time runs out. Some tips for gameplay: * Stations can have 3 tracks, but you can upgrade your stations to terminals and those can take 4 tracks. * When starting a game, two way routes are better than one way (ie transport people between towns as your first route since you'll get money in both directions) * Pay attention to the little graphs on the locomotives, new locomotives appear throughout the game, but not all of them are better than the ones you already have. * Old locomotives have a 'running cost' that can be quite high - later in the game it can pay to replace locomotives, even if it's with the same model. * If you can't find a city on the map for an objective, use the 'go to city' button on the left side. * You can raise/lower the track with + or - (helpful in many situations). * The track doesn't have to be laid from start to finish all at once, you can 'draw' a small piece, then add to the end of it. * The mouse wheel/scroll changes the game zoom - most of the game you'll want to be zoomed out all the way, but if you want your game to match the screenshots above, zoom in all the way. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this one as I have! PS thanks to the developers for this update - it's great to see this app is still being maintained!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
1/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by JMP-NYC

Sid Meier put his name on this junk? - The original Railroad Tycoon was incredibly playable. Railroad Tycoon 2 added a fantastic campaign mode, although it did away with switch blocks, which were one of the more challenging parts of the original. Railroad Tycoon 3 dumbed down the supply and demand processing to a point that it was nowhere near as challenging as either predecessor. This game isn't even a worthy successor to the rather lacking Railroad Tycoon 3. It's simply too easy to build a railroad that's so highly profitable that there's no impediment to expanding as fast as you might want to. The routing is completely screwed up, making it all but impossible to have multiple trains assigned to overlapping routes. (Would it be so hard to allow users to specify sections of track as one way, then have switches behave accordingly?) Furthermore, the stock model has confused individuals and companies. In prior versions, the player was an individual who owned stock in his/her own company. If the individual got bought out of the company they founded, they could still use their capital to start another company. In this game, somehow, you buy stock in the individuals. It's as if a team was assigned the process of updating the original game without bothering to understand some of the very important underlying concepts. The original is still playable over 20 years after I first picked it up (if only I still had a machine that could easily play it). This version lost its luster less than 20 minutes after I started using it.

Found helpful by 26 out of 34 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Basementjack

More Fun than I expected + a Santas workshop level! - I love this game! This is a game with great replayability - you'll come back to it again and again. The game is easy, but not simple - go through the tutorials and know going in that It'll take about 20 minutes to get the basics down, after that - it's 100% fun! What is the game play like? Well contrary to the screenshots, you're not actually driving trains - you don't control speed for example. A typical game works like this: you start with a station and one small track in front of the station. "Draw" track to connect your starter station with other towns, and supplies. Then "Schedule" a train and pick the cars (up to 8) that the train will use. Your new train will now work automatically going back and forth, earning you money with each trip. Now repeat - branch out to new towns and industries to earn more money and use that money to build even more track, and buy more trains. In the computer multiplayer mode, there can be up to 3 computer contolled opponents -they are also building track on the same map and your goal is to buy them out. In single player mode - various missions will ask you to connect various towns and meet certain objectives before time runs out. Some tips for gameplay: * Stations can have 3 tracks, but you can upgrade your stations to terminals and those can take 4 tracks. * When starting a game, two way routes are better than one way (ie transport people between towns as your first route since you'll get money in both directions) * Pay attention to the little graphs on the locomotives, new locomotives appear throughout the game, but not all of them are better than the ones you already have. * Old locomotives have a 'running cost' that can be quite high - later in the game it can pay to replace locomotives, even if it's with the same model. * If you can't find a city on the map for an objective, use the 'go to city' button on the left side. * You can raise/lower the track with + or - (helpful in many situations). * The track doesn't have to be laid from start to finish all at once, you can 'draw' a small piece, then add to the end of it. * The mouse wheel/scroll changes the game zoom - most of the game you'll want to be zoomed out all the way, but if you want your game to match the screenshots above, zoom in all the way. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this one as I have! PS thanks to the developers for this update - it's great to see this app is still being maintained!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by adamspicar

Great game! - This train simulator game is awesome. Many ways to play. Different scenatios to finish. Satisfying and entertaining.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by PDX Bear Lover

An enduring favorite - This game has held up really well and I was so surprised to see an update to it after all this time. The update is minor but it fixes a few age related quirks that had developed. The Midwest and North East US scenarios are my favorites. I like how there are 3 sets of goals to try to accomplish spanning many years. I don’t think a railroad simulation appeals to everybody but this one is really great.

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