are talking about Trainz everywhere! Check out some of the reviews.
Choice Award - 9.0/10
Editor's Choice Award - 9.1 /10 "the 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
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, February 2002
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,
stars 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
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!
latest 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 train simulation" The 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
stars "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."
Gamesdomain Review, February 2002
Trainz Collection Screenshots feature in the AGDC (Australian Game
Developer Conference) article. PC Gamezone, March 2003
Ultimate Trainz Collection Screenshots feature in game development
article. Australian Developer, March 2003
Gamer.no:(Norwegian review), February 2003
Trainz Collection features in the Janvier
edition of MICRO SIMULATEUR. MICRO SIMULATEUR January
"Trainz is better a lot better", "Probably
the best model train simulator ever" -Gaming
Invasion, August 2002
always a pleasure when I get to describe a new concept in PC gaming
to readers. And Trainz is nothing short of that." SL
Central, April 2002
"It's all about hi-poly trains running in an expansive, detailed,
rich, colorful and open environment that's as realistic as can be."
Gamer, April 2002
"...being able to drive a train through a virtual world you've created
is pretty cool and adds a welcome dimension to sim games." Extended
Play, April 2002
"Everything is crisp and clean regardless of the camera angle you
look at the game with." Gamitopia,
Trainz, you can create the virtual model railroad of your dreams,
easily expressing your creativity and indulging your imagination."
"I was blown away with the detail of the engines and carriages,
not to mention the environment."
"Auran and Strategy First have done an amazing job transferring
the little trains I grew up with to the computer screen, and I for
one will be spending an enormous amount of time watching and controlling
"...build the train of your dreams and climb aboard." Game
Raiders, March 2002
"Players can pretty much jump right in and begin creating layouts
the first time they run the surveyor." The
Gamers' Temple, March 2002
"You'll be amazed at how the time flies while you've been trying
to put a tremendous amount of detail into one small section." Gone
Gold, March 2002
"Trainz represents the beginning of a virtual railroading hobby."
Wargamer, March 2002
easy to use, and loaded with potential, it could become the flagship
computer title for train enthusiasts." Gamesdomain
Review, February 2002
"...it is a realistic train simulator with a lot of nice features
that true railroad fans shouldn’t be without." Game
Zone Online, February 2002
"It’s hard to imagine how operating a model train with a mouse and
keyboard shortcuts could be crafted any better." Adrenaline
Vault, February 2002
"With so many engines, trains, objects, and features, all that you
could ask for in model railroad design is here." GameGenie.com,
and Games Online Network: "Trainz is not a game that will land
on your shelf gathering dust a few weeks after release." February
Interview with Auran. UnderGroundOnline,
"Gamers will be able to get the same sense of satisfaction from
Trainz that model railroaders do when they design their track layouts."
Gamers' Temple, January 2002
thing that makes Trainz so special is its visual engine, which leaves
an impression of a high-quality simulation." Action
Trip, January 2002
with Auran. Gaming
Excellence.com, December 2001