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Train Simulator 2016 has pulled into Steam, and it’s packed with expensive DLC

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I’ve played Farming Simulator, and I can honestly say that I disliked it quite thoroughly. I can’t imagine there’s anything else out there that could simulate boredom just as effectively, except maybe for Train Simulator 2016. It’s now available on Steam, and hey, if you’re a fan of railways, I ain’t judging… but be warned, if you want the full game experience, I mean like every piece of content on offer, it’ll only cost you a measly $5000.

But before we talk large numbers, here’s the trailer (via PC Gamer):

Take control of a variety of historically significant trains such as the BR 155 and the Union Pacific Gas Turbine-Electric. Traverse some of the worlds most iconic routes including the new heritage Riviera Line based in the 1950’s, Cologne Koblenz and Sherman Hill and and Ply your trade and apply your skill to complete some of the most extreme challenges ever seen in Train Simulation.

Train Simulator 2016 will ship with four routes for you to enjoy…

  • Sherman Hill: Cheyenne to Laramie, including Union Pacific Gas Turbine-Electric, ES44AC, SD70M, SD40-2 and SW10 locomotives
  • Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear, including GWR Castle Class, Grange Class, King Class, Hall Class and Pannier Tank locomotives
  • West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz, including DB BR 155, BR 146.2, BR 101 and BR 294 locomotives.
  • TS2016: Steam Edition also includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route, the beautifully rural Mon Line running through the heart of Pennsylvania, USA.

Being an absolute rookie at train driving and knowledge on railways in general, all of the above means little to me. For fans however, I’m going to go ahead and assume that it all sounds amazing!

One thing that did catch my attention was all the available DLC for Train Simulator 2016. Never again will point fingers at the likes of Konami or Capcom for being greedy, because this is just ludicrous! There are 236 items on offer, which if all bought, totals in at $5,153.67.


Wow. THAT IS INSANE! How are any of these prices justified? Is the Canadian Mount Passes: Revelstoke-Lake Louise content really worth $39.99? Even with my zero knowledge and experience on this franchise, that seems insanely high!

Oh well, at least Train Simulator 2016 comes with four routes to get things going. It’s up to the player to decide if it’s worth shelling out for any extras. What do you think? Are you are fan of this franchise? Will you be grabbing this year’s edition of Train Simulator?

Last Updated: September 21, 2015


  1. Why would you need a window with wipers on your train…. YOUR A TRAIN NOTHING CAN STOP YOU!


    • jesika thamas

      September 22, 2015 at 00:55

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    • Saratje

      September 29, 2015 at 15:19

      Except an approaching train opposite on the same track. 😛


  2. Aries

    September 21, 2015 at 21:30

    These developers are probably the ones who wonder why people pirate games, but good for them


  3. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 22, 2015 at 06:54



  4. Stosta

    September 22, 2015 at 07:26

    That is crazy! I suppose there are only five people in the world that would buy this game, and they would KILL for the chance for the Canadian Mount Passes!


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 22, 2015 at 07:30

    I don’t think you release just how much some people love trains.


  6. BurninZ

    September 22, 2015 at 07:58

    First of all, that trailer! Action packed man, makes you need the game; not just want it! And just how many train rides can you take for $5000? i bet if you are a from the US you could prob go on one frikking awesome train trip! Rather spend the money on the life experience! You will prob end up touching many trains you have not had the pleasure of being in (all you sic train people!).


  7. Yondaime

    September 22, 2015 at 08:58

    Wow, who’s the target market for this kak….seriously


  8. HvR

    September 22, 2015 at 09:19

    Can not wait for the Extreme Challenge PRASA DLC pack:
    “Experience trains like you have never done before, can you get your 6.5m high trains through the 6.0mn tunnels, how many of your passengers will survive after you have hit every low hanging high voltage cable between Pretoria and Joburg”


  9. Johann

    September 22, 2015 at 09:31

    Yeah these DLCs are crazy expensive but I know exactly how much effort goes into making some of these tracks. My dad created two South African tracks that are as close to real as you can get. It takes a lot of effort and precision to make the tracks and the creators of the game is extremely anal about the quality of said tracks. They complained that there are no fences to keep animals off the tracks, to which he replied that’s because there really are no fences as they’re either stolen or no one ever bothered to put any up in the first place.
    He even had to get in contact with Transnet to use their logos on the Engines (which were designed in 3D Studio Max by a friend) which was a mission in itself as they have no fooking clue what train simulator is and trying to explain to them is like teaching a brick to float on water.
    Unfortunately he can’t make up the price for his DLC, the creators do and he only gets 2% of the total sales of said DLC.


    • hairyknees

      September 25, 2015 at 00:42

      Oh I have no doubt it takes a lot of work to bring them to life, but the prices are still a tad high 😛 thanks for the feedback though! Nice to hear we have somebody in SA representing our tracks 🙂


      • Jonathan Blakeley

        October 3, 2015 at 00:52

        you look at the likes of euro truck simulator, those cities rads everything take months if not more to create, yet they dont charge this much per truck they give us, the players the chance to make content for the game and enhance it ourself, why doesnt dovetail do the same, give us the mapping models and let us make it, i really want a br-266 and a nice route for it but thats 50 english pounds for both i could get a brand new fully loaded xbox one game or even a gaming mouse and have change left over. one of the sponsors is called Fund4Game. that says it all theyre just milking the shit out of us


  10. VampyreSquirrel

    September 22, 2015 at 09:34

    WTF wants to travel to Liverpool when you’re already in Manchester? Seriously? And for $40? They can GITFS!


  11. Murshid Raven

    September 28, 2015 at 08:00

    I bet Sheldon Cooper would buy this


  12. Saratje

    September 29, 2015 at 15:18

    If the Steam reviews are anything to go by, this game is going to derail rather fast unless the fans create fixes as user content of their own. Not being optimized, even monster gaming PC’s which devour anything on the market today lose massive frame rates on reasonably high settings while lowering the settings causes digital artifact and glitches. Eventually people’ll probably recreate and improve both the environments and the trains.


  13. sjhollar

    October 5, 2015 at 17:13

    I already had Train Sim 2015 so automatically got the 2016 upgrade. The problem is, none of the new routes are included. As far as I can tell, there is absolutely no difference between the two versions. I guess you have to start shelling out tons of money to get the upgraded routes and rolling stock. The only way I will do that is wait until the $39.99 routes is on sale for $9.99. Their pricing is insane.


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