Sid Meier's Railroads!



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Build a railroad empire and shape a nation!

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! for Mac is a bold re-imagining of the legendary Railroad Tycoon (1990), the game that launched the “tycoon” genre.
  • Steam across 16 maps and seven historical scenarios that cover over 150 years of American and European history.
  • Control 40 historically-accurate trains, from the 0-4-0 Grasshopper to the TGV bullet train, customizing them with your own colour schemes and liveries.
  • Engage in corporate warfare with rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons such as J. Pierpont Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
  • Choose your cargo wisely! Marry the supply of natural resources with the demands of industry to create a thriving economy.
  • Trade stock, build industries and bid for patents to steam ahead of the competition.
  • Build the model railroad of your dreams in “Train Table” mode, where your imagination is free from the pressures of finance or competition.
  • Sabotage your rivals and monopolise the industry in LAN multiplayer mode or online using GameRanger Technology.
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Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed1.8 GHz
System RAM3 GB
Drive Space1.5 GB
Video RAM128 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT *
* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
Video (intel)Intel HD Graphics *
* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100

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  1. Good game
    by Jerrad, USA - Jan 9th 2016

    A simple, fun game with a lot of strategy. A little repetitive after a while.

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  2. Bello ma...
    by khadgar1, Italy - Jan 5th 2016

    Ok sicuramente se piacciono i treni e le simulazioni si "fa giocare" ma chi aveva provato Railroad Tycoon o il vecchio (per noi utenti Mac) Atrain non rimarr soddisfatto da questa versione perché la grafica ben lontana dal realismo e forse fin troppo simile ad un cartoon (passatemi il termine) lo rende piacevole ma non un must.

    [Ok sure if like trains and simulations "is playing" who had tried Railroad Tycoon or the old (for us Mac users) Atrain will not remain satisfied with this version because the graphics far from realism and perhaps too similar to a cartoon (pass me the term) makes it nice but not a must.]

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  3. Love trains
    by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

    As a railfan and a strategy game fan, I expected much from this game ... and got much of it. While the game is fun to play, it lacks some of the feel of some previous classic railroad games. Nonetheless, the graphics are decent and the gameplay keeps it interesting.

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  4. Still A Great Game
    by Colleen B Walsh, USA - Oct 19th 2015

    Much better graphics than the older version and camera angles are terrific. I would prefer an overhead view but I do just fine without it. I find that running many single tracks is working better for me than double or triple tracks where I get traffic snarls at the stations and my wait times are astronomical. I love this game and depending on your level you will find the challenge you want. Hours and hours of fun and instruction on geography as well as train history.

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  5. Playing with trains is always fun
    by JRJ, Netherlands - Jul 25th 2015

    I had a lot of fun figuring out how to build good railways and manage the flow of goods.

    Too bad the AI competition has no design skills! But hey, you can buy them out and abolish their ugly works, so all is well.

    It does take some time to learn how to make things run smoothly. One line per track goes a long way.

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  6. Fun
    by brasilrio, USA - Apr 2nd 2015

    Fun game but it could be better and a little more challenging

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  7. Love This Game!
    by Fretless, Australia - Feb 13th 2015

    I used to play the original (on PC, then Mac) back in the day so I was used to the format, goals etc. The old game was great for stock manipulations etc. which had more depth than the current game (I could make tons more money playing the stocks than I can now) but, apart from that, the new version still rocks. Graphics are great and gameplay is good. Runs under OS X Yosemite just fine. No problems.

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  8. Railroad has it
    by pit111, Belgium - Nov 26th 2014

    A great train game sometimes too repetive or easy but still fun.

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  9. Railroad
    by Douglas Harrison, USA - Nov 16th 2014

    Been playing this game for years love it. Great graphics

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  10. Fun, but lacks complexity.
    by monkeynutsmatt, United Kingdom - Sep 3rd 2014

    This game had me hooked from the start, mainly due to it's easy to use UI and a rewarding feeling when setting up the perfect routes. However, as a fan of more in depth strategy games I feel this lacked complexity, after around 15 hours of gameplay you have worked out the optimal way of setting up routes, and playing a game on the hardest difficulty becomes an absolute breeze. However, don't take this negatively, I have still had many hours of enjoyment, more so as a rewarding simulator than a challenging strategy game.

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  11. Good Game
    by mirec, Slovakia - Jun 8th 2014

    The game have good graphic and gameplay. I think best railroad game on Mac

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  12. What the...
    by Andrew Shepherd, Australia - Jun 2nd 2014

    Bought the game and installed it. Started the game and it crashed straight away. Shut down my computer and started the game up again and it crashed. Decided to re-install the game and now it is gone from my Mac Game Store Games Account.

    Disappointed does not begin to describe how I feel.

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  13. Very addictive
    by 1stMac, USA - Jun 2nd 2014

    This game is great. It allows you to shape a nation by connecting industry and people to various cities. You can play a sandbox mode called "Train Table" or play through missions. You can make it supper easy or supper hard. If I had to say something bad, I'd say... I wish there was more industry to choose from. Not enough different types of resources throughout the maps.

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  14. Enjoyable, but not long term
    by Carleelulu, Canada - May 30th 2014

    I enjoyed this game a lot, but after a few days—it got kind of dull and repetitive. It would have worked better if there were some expansion packs or different challenges thrown to make it more interesting. It was worth it though—best if you can try to grab it while on sale.

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  15. Great game, but unstable.
    by ojak, USA - May 28th 2014

    This game is fantastic. Unfortunately, it crashes kinda often, so I can only give it a 4-star.

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