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United States, 1830: ‘The New World' is in its ascendancy. Industry is booming, and the race is on to establish the most dominant and powerful rail empire in all of North America. It's time to outthink and outmaneuver your competitors as you lead your company into the 20th century! - Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent. - Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods. - Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure. - Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses. - Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies. - ‘Ride Along' feature allows you to explore your rail network and beautiful scenery from the driver's cab in a first person perspective.
I spent about 15 hours with the beta and now about 4 hours with the release version. First of all: Railway Empire has succeeded. br>
I waited a long time for a worthy successor of Railroad Tycoon and here he is now. Pleasantly complex and yet clearly... arranged, I build huge route systems on large maps. With the help of many adjusting screws I optimize the transport of goods and passengers. I can build industries, make cities grow and there is so much to explore. The track construction is easy to handle and simply fun. I needed a certain training period to really get to know all the possibilities. On the other hand, in the third campaign mission, I also talked about 'new'. Features can look forward ;-) Railway Empire is not a shallow game, like Sid Meiers Railroads. The game has good handling, clean technology, good sound and music. br>
A recommendation from me for fans of railway and construction strategy games.
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