Simulation games are always a blast to play, mainly because they allow you to do so many different things without leaving the comfort of your computer or your couch. From being a pilot to farming and even driving trucks, anything is truly possible when it comes to the simulation game genre.
Euro Train Simulator is a total blast to play.
It’s a relatively new game for iPhone and iPad that allows you to conduct scenarios in a variety of different trains, during different times of day, and in ever-changing weather conditions.
Concept and Gameplay:
The goal of Euro Train Simulator, developed by Highbrow Interactive, is to safely move passengers from one station to another as fast as possible. While speed is always a good thing, players have to be mindful of traffic signals, speed limits, and other hazards.
In career mode, Euro Train Simulator allows players to progress through an assortment of stages, earning experience points along the way. When selecting a stage, you have a chance to get a preview of it on the right-hand side of the screen. This area allows you to see which train you’ll be conducting, the number of stops on your route, weather conditions, and the time of day you’ll be departing.
When it comes to graphics and playability, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much work was put into the atmosphere of Euro Train Simulator.
From realistic passengers moving about the train station to accurate sounds and situations, the level of detail is impressive. The game is also very easy to get the hang of thanks to a helpful visual guidance system.
Along with great graphics and realistic scenarios, Euro Train Simulator includes a few extra features that make the game even better. For example, players have a variety of buttons on the left side of the game screen for actions such as toggling lights, changing camera angles, sounding the horn, and pressing the emergency brake.
There’s also a quick play mode that allows players to select a train and customize the scenario by changing the route, weather conditions, and time of day.
Quick play mode is great for when you’ve completed all scenarios or you’d like to test your conductor skills in custom situations.
I also want to mention that the developers are planning on releasing more content in the very near future, including new routes, trains, door control functionality, and realistic derailment scenarios.
Euro Train Simulator is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. The game is supported by ads, which are disabled if players upgrade to Tier 2, which also unlocks additional trains and routes. This upgrade is only $0.99, which is definitely worth it if you enjoy the game.
Overall, Euro Train Simulator is a fun simulation game that’s both realistic and challenging. Players will enjoy zipping from station to station as quickly and safely as possible.
Euro Train Simulator requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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