What are the best train PC games?

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    #1Sid Meier's Railroads!

    Sid Meier's Railroads!
    Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular "tycoon" genre, and inspired a new generation of games.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Phillip Walsh
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "If you like trains and you like games, Sid Meier's Railroads is one of the very first games that you will probably play. It is so popular with train game enthusiasts that practically everyone knows about this. It is a really good mix of a sim and strategy game which really lets you enjoy the awesomeness of trains. "
  2. 19

    #2OpenTTD

    OpenTTD
    This is an open source simulator based on the classic game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It attempts to mimic the original game while extending it with new features.

    Games

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Bruce Wong
    Written on June 27, 2017
    "If you like pc games and trains then you will want to use Open TTD. You can play Transport Tycoon Deluxe and get you train/game fix at Open TTD. There you will find the latest version of the game and the most recent download mirrors. You can click on the version you would like and have your game up and running on your own PC in no time. Check it out!"
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    #3Train Simulator 2018

    Train Simulator 2018

    Train Simulator 2018 is a train simulation video game developed by Dovetail Games. This game will make you feel like an authentic train driver traveling on real routes from all over the world, also it contains a powerful editor to create your own routes and share it with other players.


    Games

    Windows

    $24.99

    Justin Keller
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Have you been sitting there, playing Euro Trucker, and said to yourself "Self, I enjoy this mindless task game, but wish it had even FEWER things I could control. Like maybe the trucks could stay on a track and then only go forward and backward!" Then this game is for you! In the same vein as the other "menial task emulator"s, this one is about trains. Exactly what it says on the tin. Enjoy."

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    #4Train Sim

    Train Sim

    Train Sim is perfect fun for both adults and kids who love Trains & Train Games. Pick up passengers from stations, or carry some freight and control your favorite historical or modern trains perfectly recreated in 3D.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Sean Schultz
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I'm always on the lookout for Train games for my computer, and this one hit my radar recently. I've played Microsoft Flight Simulator before and was very pleased with that way back in the day. This title doesn't disappoint in the same way. There are many options with old and new trains and this would be great for any fan of trains."
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    #5Railroad Tycoon 3

    Railroad Tycoon 3
    Railroad Tycoon 3 is a computer game in the Railroad Tycoon series. The game features 25 scenarios challenging players to recreate magnificent feats of railroading history from around the world. 
     
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Daniel Black
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Railroad Tycoon 3 - it says it all in the name. It's a game that lets you basically build a railroad tycoon to enjoy for yourself. What I like most about this is that the graphics are pretty solid, although a bit more for younger gamers, i suppose. I do enjoy it but one thing I would like is to see more gritty, steampunk kind of graphics. Otherwise, no complaints for me!"
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    #6Train Fever

    Train Fever
    Train Fever is a railroad-focused business simulation game. In other words, it's a modern-day Transport Tycoon with procedural content and a sophisticated city simulation.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Ai Xu
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "If trains are your jam, then this is the game for you. It has an awesome control system that makes it really easy to use, and it is really easy to learn how to play as well. As another commenter said, the mod abilities incorporated here made it extra great and fun!"
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    #7Mini Metro

    Mini Metro
    Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources.
    Games

    Mac, Android, Windows, iOS

    $9.99

    Rishika Patel
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was looking for a train-related game I could play on PC, and found this. It's on Steam, which I love, and it's about making subway maps. It's not EXACTLY trains, but it's close enough."
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    #8Trainz Simulator 12

    Trainz Simulator 12
    Trainz is all about trains, railroads/railways and train fans. Drive trains, operate railroads or build your own routes. 
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    $19.99

    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I am a huge fan of train games on the PC. However, I have had the hardest time looking for good simulators for them. Lately, I found Trainz Simulator 12 which is a fantastic train game. "
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    #9Tumbleweed Express

    Tumbleweed Express
    Tumbleweed Express is an up-coming "Travel Defense" indie game. This game concept blends first-person shooters and rail shooters with real time strategy elements to create a unique experience for players in a sprawling 3D world.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Sharon Elliott
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is a fun and charming train game. The graphics are not that outstanding but the wide array of weapons and immersive action makes up for it. My kids especially enjoy playing it and laugh a lot while playing. But I found that for an adult such as myself I could beat the game in less than 10 hours so it's not a long lasting enjoyment. A solid train game nevertheless!"
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    #10Rail Nation

    Rail Nation

    Rail Nation is a free browser-based online strategy game where you can become a railroad entrepreneur and build your railway empire. Travian Games GmbH published the beta game online for the first time in January 2013. 

    Games

    Online, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ignacio Corona
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "I ain't a fun of train-themed games but when i discovered this I instantly download this because i am into empire building games and this one fits into that so i tried this. I wasn't disappointed everything on it is just too nice and addicting to play! "
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    #11Ticket to Ride

    Ticket to Ride
    Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, Xbox 360

    $9.99

    Carlos Alberto Balderas
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "This is a great game, but it's not a PC game. So if you're looking for a great train related game for your personal computer, I'd probably go try to find something else instead of this board game. "
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    #12Bounty Train

    Bounty Train
    Bounty Train is a Indie game from guys who love railroad adventures. Simulation-tactics roguelike RPG about railroad in the US (1860-1870).
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $24.99

    Salvador Domínguez
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was hoping that Bounty Train would spark my love for US history. I am dissapointed to say that it has failed to do so with me. It has been interesting learning how to play the game and the graphics are decent but it is not very entertaining and user friendly. Bounty Train may not be a total waste of time but I recommend that if you are interested, check it out."
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    #13Train Valley

    Train Valley
    Train Valley is a tactical railroad manager game. Build railways, manage traffic and stay accident-free. Play in Europe, America, Japan and USSR in 1830-2020.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Ashley Hoffman
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is one of the better train games out there, there is variety, excitement and a good lot of imagination. Its no surprise that this game has won a few awards. The price is great, graphics is beautiful and gameplay is supported in 12 different languages. The game has 4 seasons that explore different ages in the history of travel in different continents and its puzzle like quality lends a certain feeling of exercising your mental muscles, so its not just another game to pass time with. Requirements are pretty decent and the game runs on most regular computers. All said, its great fun for great value and a solid gaming experience."

Summary

Best What are the best train PC games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sid Meier's Railroads!Games 22 Paid
2OpenTTDGames 19 Free
3Train Simulator 2018Games 19 Paid
4Train SimGames 17 Free
5Railroad Tycoon 3Games 16 Paid
6Train FeverGames 14 Paid
7Mini MetroGames 9 Paid
8Trainz Simulator 12Games 9 Paid
9Tumbleweed ExpressGames 9 Paid
10Rail NationGames 7 Free
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