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Bus Simulator 18

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Whether in the industrial or harbour zone, downtown, in the surrounding villages or the business park, in Bus Simulator 18 , you experience up-close the exciting everyday life of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Get behind the wheel of your 8 original licensed city buses from the great brands of Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO and transport your passengers safely and punctually to their destinations, either solo in single player mode, or with friends in real-time multiplayer mode . As a bus driver in the 12 different districts, you’ll face the challenges of the traffic in a big city and everything that entails. Don’t be deterred by freak weather conditions, potholes, traffic jams, fare evaders, accidents, construction sites, night driving and specific passenger requests. On the contrary, take full control of your bus, earn money, gain a good reputation owing to your safe and punctual driving style and enjoy almost limitless driving pleasure in the authentic urban locations. Use the thousands of miles of virtual roads and streets to gain new districts, new buses and new customisation options. With the extensive modding support of Bus Simulator 18 there are no limits: create routes, build your own buses, create bus liveries, design new maps and share them with the community, or download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience. But drive carefully with the buses you build! Don’t cause any damage or accidents and watch out for the speed cameras located around the city, or it could have a negative effect on your reputation, not to mention your wallet. So, what are you waiting for? Your shift has already started!Features: 8 buses from 4 leading manufacturers are faithfully reproduced in meticulous detail, including the Mercedes-Benz Citaro K, Mercedes-Benz Citaro G, MAN Lion’s City bus, MAN Lion’s City CNG articulated bus, SETRA S 418 LE business, SETRA S 416 LE business, IVECO BUS Urbanway and the IVECO BUS Urbanway CNG articulated bus. In real-time multiplayer mode you can drive around the 12 districts and over 5.8mi² of routes in the freely drivable urban area with up to 3 friends and therefore promote your bus service. The updated progression system and the comprehensive management element, including route planning, the purchase and sale of buses, staff planning and numerous statistics will guarantee long-term game motivation. For novices and pros: you can play in a simplified or a realistic mode. Modding: let your imagination run wild and create routes, build your own buses, design bus liveries, create new maps and share them with the community. You can also download and install the modding content available from the Steam Workshop to enhance your game experience. Support for popular steering wheels, gamepads, Tobii eye tracking and TrackIR. Authentic bus sounds, extensive tutorial and passenger voiceovers in English and German to provide even more atmosphere. Control your bus in different weather conditions, both day and night. Customisation: fully customise your buses with different colours, patterns and advertising panels. Authentically reproduced cockpits of the 4 manufacturers, equipped with numerous individual functions. Smart traffic AI and a range of challenging traffic situations await you (bus station, night driving, construction sites, diversions, long-distance journeys, potholes, traffic jams, accidents and speed bumps, etc.). For a complete gaming experience, a variety of incidents in the bus, e.g. interior soiling and debris, special passenger requests, fare dodgers, loud music and cars parked in designated bus bays. Modern technology: The Unreal® Engine 4 provides a high level of graphic detail and stunning simulation quality. Create your own license plate with the license plate generator
Release date
Jun 13, 2018
stillalive studios
astragon Entertainment GmbH, Astragon Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 with 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 with 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (1GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R7 360 (2GB VRAM) or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6500 MB available space
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670 (4th gen.) with 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8370 with 4 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB VRAM) or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6500 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Bus Simulator 18 reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
I wouldn't Have Thought so, but unlike bus Simulator 16, you can really Recommend the Bus Simulator 18. PRO + The Graphics have really Improved With the UE4. (Graphically, you really can't do anything Wrong with the UE4) + The Volume of Passengers has been Increased. + Passengers no longer only take a Bus, the Bus can get full. + Potholes and Ground Waves (even if they sometimes nerve, so the Game gets a Dose of realism) + The Sounds have been noticeably improved. + Weather, although not dynamic but only adjustable for the Ride. + The Multiplayer has really succeeded even if there is a Deduction (see Contra) CONTRA-The Traffic does not yet seem Quite round: It is slowed down from time to time for no Reason. Ahead Rules mostly Ignored (sometimes the front end is the front and leaves those who would actually have to Wait the right of Way). -Multiplayer, no All-round Ride or Loop possible in the Co-op, which is a great Pity. -Missing Tyre Animation in Rain. -Missing Possibility for the Company To hire Controllers, Black Driving can already be Lucrative for the Company, it is a little Annoying that you can do it yourself as a Driver. It's Nice to have the Option, a new Feature is always Good, but as a Bus driver, you want to drive the Bus and not run every Stop through the Bus. -NOCH NOW NO ELTERN MIT KINDERWAGEN, already in the 16 part I have not done this, even in the 18-man there are no Parents who are travelling with Strollers, besides wheelchair users who exist this would be another Category of Passengers filling the Bus a little bulky. These Impressions are only those I have been able to collect in 8.5std (until now). From other Reviews one reads in part that the FPS drop or that the Game is no longer a Game bar from a certain Point on. My System:-i7 3770k-nvidia gtx 970-8gb ram The Top System is not Now, but I can at least claim to be able to play a constantly fluid Game by me. All in All, the Contrapoints are so Low in Weight that they do not Outweigh the positive Impressions. Anyone who wants to go through world History a bit in Peace and can be interested In the Buses here.
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Product received for free Preliminary Note: I was part of the closed beta and have already had a few Hours in my Account;) Review The Bus Simulator 18 (BS18) shines with beautiful Unreal Engine graphics, good Performance and short Loading Times. The Balancing Act between Game and Simulation succeeds quite well, whereby the Simulation of the Buses of The buses does not approach OMSI 2. But you don't need a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science for the Configuration for this, because the User Interface is self-explanatory and comfortable. But Bus Driving is a lot of Fun in THE BS18, despite the small Simulation weaknesses, and for me he has the edge on all other Points as well. Different Events and Weather Settings bring Variety to the Game and make every Ride a new Experience. The business Part is simple and easy to cope with. The Career is completed after about 20 to 30 Hours, but can be played freely. Due to the good mod support, the Community will hopefully provide many more Hours of play with additional Maps and Buses. Even one or the other Update or DLC will certainly bring new Content. The multiplayer mode, allows for the first time that up to four Friends can operate a Bus Company and drive independently of each other at any time, but can also see each other in the Game when they play at the same time. There are also a few Coop Missions, such as Convoys or Drivers and Controllers, so there's plenty of Entertainment here. And the free Exploration of the Card is, of course, even more Fun with Friends. In addition to Maus/Keyboard and Controllers, steering Wheels are also supported Again, this time even with TrackIR And Tobi Eye Tracking Support. Forcefeedback is Also offered. So If you play in the Cockpit, you get your Money's Worth, because even additional Input Devices next to the Wheel are not a Problem. For the Ticket Printer Alone, you still have to resort to the Mouse, but you can also disable it-possibly a Service is still passed on by Buttons. You can find My Videos of the preview version Simulated on my Youtube Channel Nail: https://www.youtube.com/c/Nagelsimuliert You like to play Simulations? Check out our Simwelten Steam group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/simwelten
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