2K drives golden spike into Sid Meier's Railroads!

Firaxis has been working on the Railroad Tycoon reimaging, and the finished product arrives in stores later this month.

In 2004, Civilization creator Sid Meier revisted one of his earlier successes with the help of his current studio, Firaxis Games. The result was Sid Meier's Pirates! for the PC, a critically acclaimed swashbuckling strategy game that made its way to the Xbox in 2005.

Earlier this year Meier announced he would be dusting off and revamping another of his favorite projects, 1990's Railroad Tycoon. Now that game--Sid Meier's Railroads! for the PC--has gone gold and is ready to pull out of the station, Firaxis and publisher 2K announced today.

Sid Meier's Railroads! challenges gamers to create their own railroad empires and keep them up to date with the times. Working with trains ranging from steam-powered locomotives to modern diesel and electric trains, players will not only have to worry about getting cargo to its destination on time, but will also have to worry about business rivals, robber barons, securing patents, and other issues.

Sid Meier's Railroads! will be released in North America on October 17 and in Europe October 27. The game has been rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99.

Written By

Want the latest news about Sid Meier's Railroads!?

Sid Meier's Railroads!

Sid Meier's Railroads!

Follow

Discussion

29 comments
zarinth
zarinth

a demo would be nice before i spend the 40 smackaroon!

RobbieBobbie100
RobbieBobbie100

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]

_Sam_
_Sam_

I liked other Sid Meier's games

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

I don't really like railroad tycoon kinda games, but I do have to say it's pretty

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

I've just seen the gameplay movies and it looks good. It isn't exactly my favourite type of game but maybe I'll give it a try.

crishna30
crishna30

the Game is gona be awesome :D

Invid
Invid

I'm not missing this one. I've loved the RR Tycoon games from the very beginning, though the later ones have gone down hill IMHO. Hopefully Sid's taken it back to its roots.

hiho24
hiho24

I might pick this up! I need something different for a change and I've never purchased a Sid Meier game before.

ShaiHulud1013
ShaiHulud1013

People need a reason to buy a Sid Meier game? Well, of us enjoy a break from fighting in WWII, shooting aliens or hellspawn, or grinding through a MMORPG yet again. F'n kids.

Darko
Darko

I LIKE THINGS!!!

DJ-PRIME90
DJ-PRIME90

if only I was still interested in train games for the PC:(

Smoke2Much
Smoke2Much

Cool ! I love trains i'll have to pick up a copy.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

are really that many people going to buy a railroad game?

Elfin
Elfin

Good for Sid. Another great Sid Meier game and one I'm looking forward to playing lots of.

wytefang
wytefang

Of course this excellent news item only gets 7 comments while some vapid, trite piece of crap game from any console would get like 77. Pretty sad, Gamespotters, pretty sad. Go Sid, go!

makemeweak
makemeweak

I'm gonna have to check it out! I loved the original!

jjsjl4
jjsjl4

i am DROOLING!!! i would like a demo though...

imbacon
imbacon

Sid Meiers and Trains...that's two things I like that they're mixing...SOLD! When I was a kid I used to play with train sets with my Dad...this is gonna kick ass!

xelloss88
xelloss88

Sounds cool, love Tycoon games.