Forget about all those cars – back in the 1830s when ‘The New World’ was on the rise, it was all about the railways. And now we get to experience those railways like never before as the chance arises to establish the most dominant rail empire in North America!

Dropping back a few centuries may be nothing new in gaming terms, but getting our hands on a full railway system most definitely is. Set in the United States, Railway Empire pretty much delivers what is on the tin – it’ll be up to you to exploit every single economic opportunity and create a rail system that sees your empire expand from coast to coast.

With historically accurate locos to enjoy, and more than 30 wagons to pull, you’ll be left to compete against rival companies in an attempt to establish yourself as the railway king. Challenges and objectives will push you along the right tracks, whilst a full ‘ride-on’ system will bring the chance to explore the entire network and beautiful surroundings.

The Microsoft Store will be able to let you create the railway system of your dreams. All you need to do is stump up the £44.99 required.

We’ll have a full review for you very soon, but in the meantime make sure you head down to the comments section below and let us know your thoughts on everything Railway Empire!

Game Description:

United States, 1830: ‘The New World’ is in its ascendancy. Industry is booming, and the race is on to establish the most dominant and powerful rail empire in all of North America. It’s time to outthink and outmaneuver your competitors as you lead your company into the 20th century! Secure an exclusive custom paint job of the ‘Super Hudson‘ with your pre-order. – Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent. – Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods. – Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure. – Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses. – Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies. – ‘Ride Along’ feature allows you to explore your rail network and beautiful scenery from the driver’s cab in a first person perspective.

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