Train Sim World 2 (PlayStation 4) Review

Ultimately, I believe that a good video game simulator should provide a realistic and authentic experience, but not at the expense of accessibility. Euro Truck Simulator 2 has got this spot on, as have Codemasters’ Formula 1 games every year for the past decade; however Train Sim World 2 slightly misses the mark. It’s pure sim and no game, with little for anyone except the most hardcore of trainspotters and enthusiasts. If you’re the sort of person who can see yourself sat in a train’s cab for hours, perhaps while listening to a podcast, taking in the scenery and mastering the controls, then Train Sim World 2 is about as close as you can get without training for the real thing. For anyone else, there’s just not enough game beneath the surface to win you over.

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