Railroad has it
A great train game sometimes too repetive or easy but still fun.
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.6.8||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|CPU Speed||1.8 GHz|
|System RAM||3 GB|
|Drive Space||1.5 GB|
|Video RAM||128 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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am totally blown away by the game. I love model railroads and have always wanted one in my basement. Now I have something better. I love the graphics and the way the game plays, but it can be hard to keep track of all the stations demands and supplies. I like the way things progress and evolve over the time period. I like to watch the trains move thru their routes and stations. The stations at each pick up is amanited and is cool to watch. Love it, love it, love it.
This is a great game! Lots of different maps, trains, goods and every time you play it, you get different results. Routing and orginazing your trains is challenging and fun. Some reviews wrote that the routing is bugged, where bottle necking and traffic jams of trains occurs often. Actually it is not the case at al! It really depends on how you lay your tracks, plan your stops and orginze your routes, and that is what makes this game challening, smart and fun. Be efficient and plan ahead and you will have a well oiled transit system. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the zoom feature is not strong enough. I can't zoom in close enough to see the action and I can't zoom out enough to see my world as a whole. I highly suggest this game it will provide hours of intense ( yes, intense) fun!
If this game is above $15 bucks, its not worth it.
The interface plain and simple belongs into a late 90's game. Creating a train route is fun, but try to run 2 or more trains along side and you run into a dump of a game. A city's max track is 4 and then you run into serious congestion problems. If your own tracks ain't the issue, then your competitor's will build up and around you and anything else. Making the map look more of a huge rollecoaster theme park.
The worst of it all will have to be the scenario objectives, no story, no unlocks.. simply here are the objectives, accomplish them and go to the next map. Figure the supply and demand map and you'll be finishing scenarios in 30 mins or so.
I wish Rail Road Tycoon 3 was available for mac os x. RRT3 is worth a 8.5 while Sid, a 1.9 That's about all I can share on the game.