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A-Train 8

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As the owner of a brand new railway company, you must manage train schedules, develop new railways, construct buildings, and manipulate the stock market on your quest to earn one trillion dollars.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to manage a railway company, or how trains can impact the fate of an entire city? A-Train 8 answers these questions! The task will be fun, but not necessarily easy. Your company relies on the citizens for revenue, and the city needs your railway to function and thrive. If you fail to master this relationship, both your company and the city will face certain derailment.

The future of the city is in your hands!

In-Depth Management. Plenty of Challenges.
The gameplay of A-Train 8 is no simple affair. If you want to succeed, you will have to make decisions based on time, weather, terrain, financial status, and many other factors, but there are plenty of metrics and reports to help you out!

Realistic Trains and Buildings. Beautiful Textures.
A-Train 8 delivers more than just realistic gameplay. All of the visuals are inspired by real life, including the trains, buildings, and even monuments such as the Eiffel Tower!

Ten Default Scenarios
A-Train 8 will help realize your passion for railway management and city development with its ten default scenarios, intuitive gameplay, realistic 3D graphics, and in-depth map editor!

Choose from one of our pre-constructed scenarios, each with a different element of challenge that will help you learn and ultimately master the game. Each scenario includes a city that needs you to solve a significant problem, such as uncompromising terrain, underdeveloped infrastructure, and poor management.

Deep And Involved Gameplay
As a simulation game, A-Train 8 is all about giving control to the players. Nearly everything you can think of can be managed, from train schedules to proposed projects to stocks. Once you make a decision, the results begin to take effect immediately. Constructing the right kind of buildings in the right area will lead to more commuters and further city development, a win-win situation. On the other hand, poor schedule management and overextending will lead to a loss in commuters, severely impacting your company’s bottom line. Every decision you make is important!

Major factors that will affect your management include:

Time & Weather: Time passes continuously in A-Train 8, affecting train and construction schedules. Weather will change constantly: both snow and rain are possible at a moment's notice!

The Terrain: Certain areas are not ideal for development, and laying track over water is not cheap!

Financial Information: You will have complete access to your company’s balance sheet, railroad statistics, city trends, and stock/real estate reports. These reports are constantly updated throughout the simulation.

The Market: Equity and debt financing could very well give you the funds needed to expand your empire. You can buy/sell stocks, take out loans, and even sell real estate!

Building Tracks: Every track your company lays must be planned carefully. Not only does track cost money, but inefficient or inadequate track will slow down city development and decrease the amount of commuters!

Train Schedules: With the help of a Schedule Wizard and your own business sense, you will have the tools to create the most streamlined schedule possible given the circumstances. Smart scheduling will save your company money while still keeping the citizens happy.

The Trains: Each train has a slew of advantages and disadvantages. Elements such as speed, cost, maintenance, and capacity must be taken into account.

Realistic 3D Graphics
To ensure the most realistic experience possible, A-Train 8’s graphics are inspired heavily by real trains and buildings.

Trains: There are eleven trains available by default, ranging from commuters to freighters to lightning-fast magnetics.

Buildings: Dozens of hotels, factories, high rises, and residential buildings are at your disposal. Build 60-story skyscrapers, parks, airports, and even amusement parks!

Monuments: Place a unique stamp on your city with iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and the Colosseum!

Map Construction Mode

Whether you’ve already mastered the default scenarios or you want to build your own area from scratch, A-Train 8’s Map Construction Mode will ensure that each simulation is unique. Once you’re happy with your custom map, you can simulate it in Game Mode and manage your company for real!

Terrain Editor: In Map Construction Mode, you start with a large swath of flat land, ready to be molded into the terrain that you are envisioning. You have complete control over the map’s elevation and water, providing your map with uniqueness in both aesthetics and challenge.

Lifted Limitations: Construction does not cost money or materials, allowing you to build a large city from scratch before you even simulate a single day!

Customized Information: You can set the starting funds for your new simulation, opening up limitless possibilities for challenge. Imagine creating a minimalistic map with a large amount of initial funds, or a well developed town with a nearly bankrupted railway company that is struggling to keep it afloat.
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Developer
ARTDINK
Publisher
Degica
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.railwaysims.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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A-Train 8 reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
HINWEIS: This Game series Has been running For more than 20 Years and has therefore held up really well. What's a little reminiscent of Sim-City is quite a standalone game. It is Not as Mayor, but as the Head of a Railway Company that you have to take care of the Welfare of your Company. This Game is about mastering multiple "Missions" of different Levels of difficulty, or you create your own quite big Map and play how to be funny. Once you reach your first Trillion, you have done it again, but this can take quite a lot of Time. But as with almost every Economic Simulation Game: You stand in a Minus, and you lose Money. But how to get it? You give your Trains routes, change Times, whose Paths, decides how many Trains run at the same time, builds your own buildings that generate extra Money ... Or take you back to The Minus. + Different Missions at different Levels of difficulty Different trains (including underground and Elevated Railways) and Buildings to Choose From An Economic display An Editor for your own World ° No online mode "outdated" graphic-No Tutorial available, one is unfortunately considered Newcomer thrown into the Game The Missions are unfortunately very confusing FAZIT: If you are an economic simulation and Zurich fan, you should risk a Look for this Game.
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Basically, A-Train is not an Economic Simulation as you otherwise know it and that's exactly what A-Train is all about. The high Taxes that have to be paid require a quiet and planned Expansion of the Cities. Otherwise, you will be eaten up by the high Taxes that have to be paid in the Game. However, if you have understood that you can use all the Possibilities in the Game to earn Money, you can develop the Regions quite quickly according to your Ideas. What's a Pity is that the Game gives little Feedback on what impact a Construction of a particular Building actually has. But There is also many things here the Appeal of the Game. So If you build wild on it, you will not only go bust very quickly, but will also quickly lose the Desire to play. Since there Are only 11 Trains in the version of A-Train 8 Offered here, I repeat in Word eleven trains, I advise you not to buy on Steam And from this Publisher. A reasonable Version includes at least 50 Trains or over 200 Trains. For the Game, this limited Selection is only necessary for Fine Tuning and optical in Nature, but why pay for something that has much more to offer in the "Original." If you really want to have the Game on Steam, you should wait for a Bundle or pay a very small Amount for it. Although the Publisher points out on its Website and also on the Steamshop page that only 11 Trains are included, I find this Product Policy to be a Scam and a Rip-off.
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