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Average Player Score Based on 1642 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 1642 ratings
  1. 10 (191)
  2. 9 (456)
  3. 8 (577)
  4. 7 (188)
  5. 6 (84)
  6. 5 (58)
  7. 4 (29)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (30)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.1

    Long and detailed Review of Sid Meier's Railroads!

    While not a train enthusiast, I have always loved train simulation games. I was an avid player of Railroad Tycoon 2 (which I hold to be one of the landmark games of the genre) and I was moderately pleased with PopTop's s... Read Full Review

    13 of 14 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8.3

    JUMP ONBOARD IF ONLY FOR A COUPLE OF STOPS. IT'S CERTAINLY WORTH THE RIDE. IF ONLY FOR A WHISTLE STOP BETWEEN WARS !!!

    A LITTLE BOY ON CHRISTMAS MORNING WATCHING THE TRAIN CIRCLE AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE. REMEMBERING THE VISIONS THAT MY IMAGINATION’S WOULD LEAD ME!! THE SPECTACLE OF TURNING MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS COASTLINES AND RIVE... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Very good game but some grapics issues are just silly to be missed.

    This game is very good in my opinion. It has some good graphics but there are some issues that should not have been missed. The sound is spectacular. For example when a train is moving slow it sounds pretty much like it ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Building a railroad has never been such fun.

    My first game of this genre: strategy, and it's very cool, easy and of course fun. Information: 1.Trains: There are over 30 engines in the game from USA, Germany, France and UK. There are steam, diesels and electric en... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    This is a very good game.

    I purchased Sid Meier's Railroads even though i'm not a fan of these kind of games, so why did i purchase this? because even though i hate strategy games, since the moment i played CIVILIZATION IV i knew it was the game... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.1

    unbelievable ... I mean really who are they kidding

    So you take an already good game , repackage it , hype it to death slap on some guys name and try and convince people that its the best thing since gee I dont know railroad tycoon 3!!! oh wait they never did mention that... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Railroads defense

    I have thousands of games of Railroad under my belt. Spent over a thousand on upgrades to better play it (Its intense on your system in late game play so have decent system) and read all the slings and arrows thrown at i... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.4

    Good Game, Nothing Groundbreaking or New

    From the old A-train to today we have seen great improvements in game play, complexity and graphics. This game however is not by any means revolutionary. The graphics are good, to get anything above mid 90's graphics ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Has the feel of a table-top game

    I've probably sunk well over a thousand hours into all the iterations of Railroad Tycoon going back to the original DOS version of the first one. I've enjoyed them all immensely and was looking forward to Sid Meier's and... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    This game totally sucks you in. Very addictive and Very good.

    This was my first railroad simulation pc game but I am pretty sure that I won't get to play a better one sometime soon. This game has got it all. You can focus on building your empire while watching the litter trains do ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Gameplay is OK, but is ruined by too much crashing.

    This is a simplified Railroad tycoon. Too simple if you ask me. It's still fun to play, but even when fully patched and on lower settings, this game just crashes WAY too much. Nothing spoils a good PC game more than non-... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful