If you've ever wanted to drive a train, Train Simulator 2017 offers you the chance to do it in a digital simulation. You can choose from a range of different locomotives and routes, with classic routes in France, Germany, the UK and other countries around the world. The goal is to load and unload passengers, hit your destination on time and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Getting behind the controls
Controlling a train in Train Simulator 2017 takes a little getting used to. You can either take the driver's place in the cabin or use a control overlay that appears on the bottom of your screen in third-person view. As you drive, you'll be responsible for keeping the train at the correct speed, but for long stretches of the journey you'll be free to look around the landscape and check out the interior of the train as long as you keep an eye out for signals. Downloadable content includes new trains and new routes around the world.
How much do you like trains?
If the idea of driving a train interests you, Train Simulator 2017 is an interesting way to enjoy the experience. To get your favorite routes and engines, though, you'll have to buy some of the game's many DLC packages.