Train simulator games have hugely boomed in popularity lately with several competing games being released by large companies. The appeal of driving and managing accurate train systems is strong and has been for a long time but sometimes the software is pricey or limited. That?s where games like openBVE come in offering a license free free of charge simulator that anyone can improve upon.
Open Source Train Simulation
OpenBVE is essentially a train simulator game which has been created as an open source project. This means that it isn?t owned by any company and anyone can make changes. Over time reams of content have been added by likeminded programmers and artists. The result is a free game with plenty of professional content. It should be noted however that this leans towards realistic simulator not user-friendly game play. It?s not a casual game it?s for the real aficionados. Enjoy the feel of friction air resistance shaking 3D sound and complex control systems. The controls are so accurate in fact that you need to read the manual!
Super Realistic not Super Friendly
OpenBVE is basically a simulator first and a game second. Casual players can?t just hop in and drive around you need to essentially know how to drive a train! Though it?s not friendly to use this software is really accurate and impressive.
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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