Future of Trainz
the future of Trainz has involved an enormous amount of time and
effort. What you are about to read is the culmination of input from
the Trainz community, Auran staff members, Railroad companies and
other interested parties.read
full article here
Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
TRS2004 is the latest edition of Trainz from Auran, the developers
who brought you the critically acclaimed Trainz and Ultimate Trainz
Collection titles. Here is what everyone is talking about..
of Distinction 84/100
PCPowerplay, December 2003
bigger, better, and has massive amounts of new content. Even
if you already own Ultimate Trainz Collection, TRS2004 will
dramatically improve your on-rails gaming experience.
/ 5 stars
latest edition in the series is a real step forward for the
title...this game delivers pretty much anything the train
enthusiast would want
icronticgames, November 2003
you love vehicle simulations or are a model railway fan then
your greatest dream has just come true
the new features in Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 are most
welcome and make it a more realistic sim
the world in which youll drive your trains is alive with
activity..Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 gets high marks for
being what the customer wants it to be. If you want a highly
detailed train and industry simulator, Trainz is your ticket.
If you want a simple drive around the mountain, Trainz can accommodate
that as well
From designing routes to the intricacies of guiding a monster
steam locomotive down the tracks, this title is on schedule
to provide a solid simulation-gaming experience...If you love
railroads, model railroads or trains in general, then this is
the game for you. This game captures the experience and flavor
of working a train yard or driving a locomotive.
are just some of the great things the critics had to say about the
original titles, Trainz and Ultimate Trainz Collection.
Choice Award 9.0/10
"Auran and Strategy First have outdone themselves this
time, and that is an understatement to say the least."
"Outstanding Attention to Detail" Gaming Excellence,
Choice Award 9.1 /10
trains and environments are so realistic you can imagine yourself
as a real engineer in a real train", "It is perfectly
executed with style and sophistication that I didn't expect and
with the huge community support, this is one game that will remain
active on your computer for years to come." Game Chronicles
Magazine, February 2003
Trainz Collection makes the top 100 games list!
Number 64 in PC
PowerPlay's guide to the 100 games you should definitely own,
10/10 GameVortex, December 2002
"Auran has fulfilled the dream of every train enthusiast",
"Ever wanted to strap yourself into the engineer's seat? This
will probably be about as close as you'll ever get to the real thing."
Gamesfirst, April 2003
Game of the week
"Vastly superior to competitors such as Microsoft's Train Simulator,
Trainz will be keeping railroad enthusiasts busy for years to come.
- James Cottee, The Age, September 2002
As a truly outstanding
product Simworld has awarded Trainz UTC with the "Golden German
Railroad Wings" for the "Most innovative railroad simulation
product" on the market today! Simulatorworld,
and greatest of these sims is Ultimate Trainz Collection, which
surpasses its predecessors for sound, graphics and playability."
Silver Award, Simulation: Best of the Year - "Auran's superb
Wargamer's 2002 Awards, March 2003
Brilliant Realism "The options for customising your
locomotive, environment and game playing experience are immense"
PC Powerplay, March 2003
"Off the rails" Sydney
Morning Herald, Icon, September 2002
"Powerful, easy to use, and loaded with potential, it could
become the flagship computer title for train enthusiasts."
"We're broadening our audience with Trainz 2004 by introducing
interactive industries backed by a new resource model. This means
that - in addition to hardcore simulation fans we're also
targeting strategy gamers. It's a bit like Trainz meets Railroad
Tycoon - although the focus is more on goods and resources rather
than money and share prices." Read
the full interview here.
"The biggest selling point in the past has been our world builder
tool "Surveyor". It is just so easy to use and it's really
addictive. You start out laying track and moving mountains, and
next thing you know you've missed dinner! This time around we've
added a lot more tools for creating your own railroad experience
so now instead of just building a static world, you can take advantage
of all the interactive industries and actually develop your own
the full interview here.
Auran CEO, Greg Lane talks with HomeLan in an exclusive interview
about the upcoming Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004. "TRS2004
introduces the concept of working industries featuring visible loading
and unloading of goods and passengers. This system is backed by
a resource model whereby resources are consumed and goods are created.
This means your in-game actions have consequences to the world around
the full interview here.