This article was published on June 25, 2021

The Trainz Railroad Simulator lets you drive trains and build an entire world around your rails

The Trainz Railroad Simulator lets you drive trains and build an entire world around your rails
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TLDR: The Trainz Railroad Simulator Platinum Edition Bundle gives you complete control over an entire railroading world, with nine routes, more than 200 engines, and millions of options.

Just like with every hobby, even an old-school staple like the quaint art of model train building has undergone a massive modern technology makeover. Sure, you can still build physical tracks and run trains the old-fashioned way. But it definitely takes up a lot of space to do it right — like the entire floor of an office building.

Instead, you can bring the entire world of trains and locomotive transportation into the virtual world with an unprecedented level of control and innovation with The Trainz Railroad Simulator. This Platinum Edition Bundle is on sale at almost 90 percent off its retail price, only $29.99 right now from TNW Deals.

Trainz offers players the chance to not only drive trains, but become a virtual railway god, creating and tweaking every aspect of your digital world to create just the kind of locomotive experience you want.

With the Trainz simulator, every decision is entirely up to you. You choose from nearly 200 different engines, craft your train, select one of nine different routes, and you can hit the rails. Of course, that’s really only just the start. In addition to train driving, Trainz is all about world-building, offering absolute control to relay tracks or add one of more than 20,000 different types of vegetation, buildings, vehicles, or other fantastic additions to your world, all displayed in vivid photorealistic environments.

Whether you run a pre-built route or craft an entire 100-mile line entirely of your own, Trainz makes users feel like they’re absolutely immersed in that world. You can serve as a conductor and feel like you’re actually driving a train, act as a dispatcher overseeing the very real world logistics of running and safeguarding an entire network of locomotives, or just sit back, tune out and enjoy the ride just like a passenger. 

With cameras positioned virtually anywhere they want, players can drink in the serene tranquility of rumbling down the rails, watching seasons change and taking in all the painterly grandeur of this entirely digital landscape.

You can also run Trainz on your own or in an interactive multiplayer mode so other enthusiasts can also ride your rails and check out all the amazing places and views you’ve created.

This Trainz Railroad Simulator Platinum Edition Bundle includes both the TRS 2019 World Edition and the expanded Platinum Edition pack, a $279 value. With this offer, the whole collection is on sale now for just $29.99 while this deal lasts.

Prices are subject to change.

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