A New Game For Train Nerds

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It’s been a long time since games like Railroad Tycoon and Sid Meier’s Railroads! were popular, so Railway Empire is here to give fans something a bit newer.


I had a quick play of the game last week and it’s fun! It’s very similar to Sid Meier’s Railroads!, and some of the menu design is a bit janky, but if you liked old games about building vast rail networks, this is a new game about doing the same thing that works just fine.

It’s out now on PC. Here’s a tip for anyone picking it up: learn how to use signals, a fundamental part of the game that is very easy to mess up.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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All I want is a proper train simulator game, like the one I saw during my previous visit to Japan.