When I was a kid, I had a couple of model train sets, a hobby which was inspired by that of my father, who had built a massive model train set when he was younger. I was never into it to the point that he was and never built anything even remotely as colossal or intricate as the things he had done but I did like building new sets and patterns and running my trains around the tracks.
That’s right, I had toy trains. And they were fun. I think they would have been more fun if I’d actually been inside them, driving them and hauling ass all over the place. Well, now kids all over the world can live that dream.
Railsimulator.com today announced that Train Simulator 2013 Standard Edition is now available all across the world via download on steam. This release is a sequel to the best selling Train Simulator 2012, which won a number of awards and includes the new Sherman Hill route which runs from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming. It also includes the New York City to Philadelphia, London to Brighton and Isle of Wight routes.
Railsimulator.com will also be releasing a deluxe edition, which will include the Sherman Hill and London-Brighton routes, plus the Munich-Augsburg route with German ICE 3 high speed trains, on October 10th. In addition, the game will be available at U.S., European and Australian retailers this fall.
The Train Simulator franchise offers an unprecedented level of realism and promises to be the most advanced train simulator in existence with gameplay and environments designed to make the player feel like they are in control of a real train. With Train Simulator 2013, the franchise offers improved graphics and additional content, as well new control options – including the option to use an Xbox 360 controller – which make the simulator very easy to operate. These features, and the ability for players to combine efforts to complete scenarios via Relay Play work together to create an immersive and fun experience for the player.
Also for the first time, Steam Workshop will be fully integrated into Train Simulator 2013, allowing users to create and share content with players from all over the world.
If you’ve ever had an interest in trains, it would definitely be a good idea for you to check out Train Simulator 2013…I’m not gonna lie, I’m going to check it out.