Train enthusiasts take note, Sid Meier’s Railroads! has just dropped onto Android, and you can start piecing together your railway empire from the comfort of your own phone.
You might have heard the name Sid Meier before. Meier is the mind behind giants of the sim genre. The most famous of his might be Civilization, the first in a domino fall that gave us nuclear Gandi. That’s not the extent of the man’s back catalog though.
A Big Name In The Sim World
There’s Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!, and of course Sid Meier’s Railroads! All come with an exclamation mark.
Railroads! is a simulation game that puts you in the driving seat of a train empire. You try to run your own company and potentially compete against other players with similar goals.
You’ll lay tracks, place stations, schedule trains, and try to score new technological developments ahead of your rivals.
The Android version comes with sixteen different scenarios across different periods and nations. These range from the Gold Rush in the Old West, to assisting Father Christmas with delivering gifts.
Intense Or Relaxing
If the intense competition isn’t really your speed, there’s also Train Table Mode. This mode lets you relax with no limits and put together the model trainset of your dreams in a virtual space. Money and time are no object.
And if building a collection of locomotives is something you adore there’s a lot to look forward to. Railroads! faithfully recreates 40 iconic models, from Stephenson’s Planet to the speedy TGV.
Before you rush out to grab this new game, it’s worth checking your hardware. The game only runs on a certain level of hardware, and if your device doesn’t meet the cut, you won’t be able to download it. At least you won’t waste your money that way.
You can check out the list of approved devices on Sid Meier’s Railroads! Google Play listing.
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