The Best Trains Games

Update : Train Traffic Manager added at rank #31.
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Railbound (2022)

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85
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Mac OS PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

Embark on a charming journey with two adorable dogs in Railbound, a clever puzzle game that will challenge and reward you. Connect railways, guide carriages, and avoid crashes in over 240 levels. Enjoy the soothing visuals and music as you solve puzzles and unravel a heartwarming story.


What we like:
  • Perfect difficulty curve
  • Over 240 challenging levels
  • Wholesome and adorable presentation
  • Free updates with additional levels
  • Smooth and satisfying puzzle mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Limited options in certain levels
  • Over-reliance on trial and error
  • Puzzles can get overly convoluted towards the end

  • wholesome
  • puzzle
  • trains
  • track-bending
  • transportation
  • relaxing
  • resource-management
  • comic
  • logic
  • building
  • narration
  • management
  • isometric
  • colourful
  • cartoony

2

Transport Fever 2: Console Edition (2023)

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78
Review score
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PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Linux Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

The classic transport simulation genre has a new gold standard with Transport Fever 2. Discover a whole new world by navigating transport routes through land, water and air. May progress and prosperity find their way!

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  • trains
  • simulation
  • horse-drawn
  • economy
  • truck
  • city-building
  • management
  • vehicle
  • sims
  • transportation

3

Mini Metro (2015)

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91
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PC Windows Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Android

Dive into Mini Metro, where you craft bustling subway systems in cities around the globe! Test your strategic skills in this sleek puzzle game, balancing growth and efficiency to avoid delays. With its minimalist design and soothing sounds, you'll be hooked on optimizing transit routes in a quest for the perfect metro.


What we like:
  • Engaging strategic gameplay
  • Minimalist aesthetic with soothing audio
  • Multiple game modes including sandbox
  • Real-world city maps add variety
  • Touch and controller support enhances playability
What could be improved:
  • Potential for high-stress moments
  • Some gameplay elements need clearer explanations

  • trains
  • minimalist
  • strategy
  • puzzle
  • simulation
  • management
  • platform

4

Railgrade (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Embark on a grand journey as a railway tycoon in Railgrade, where strategic puzzle-solving meets resource management. Craft complex rail networks, optimize bustling supply chains, and revitalize a colony through over 50 engaging missions. Feel the satisfaction of mastering logistics and watch your empire thrive!


What we like:
  • Engaging puzzle mechanics
  • Strategic resource management
  • Visually appealing graphics
  • Intuitive gameplay
  • Rich campaign content
What could be improved:
  • No pause feature for strategic planning

  • trains
  • railway
  • management
  • simulation
  • railroad
  • resource-management
  • automation
  • building
  • transportation
  • mining
  • sims
  • city-building

5

Ticket to Ride (2023)

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80
Review score
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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox 360

Embark on a strategic journey with Ticket to Ride, where you'll build your own railway empire across a beautifully rendered 19th-century landscape. Engage in a blend of chance and cunning tactics, outmaneuver opponents, and connect cities to become the ultimate railroad tycoon. With its elegant interface and immersive gameplay, each match is a new adventure waiting to unfold.


What we like:
  • Faithful adaptation of the beloved board game
  • Intuitive and elegant interface
  • Strategic gameplay with a mix of chance and skill
  • Online multiplayer for engaging matches
  • Additional maps and expansions available
What could be improved:
  • Complex scoring system can be daunting
  • Single map in base game, others require purchase

  • board-game
  • card
  • trains
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • multiplayer
  • tabletop

6

Railway Empire 2 (2023)

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75
Review score
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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Embark on a strategic journey through the golden age of railroads in Railway Empire 2! Build your transport empire, outsmart rivals, and revel in the serene beauty of a world connected by rail. Master the tracks and turn your small business into a booming industry with this engaging simulation game that promises hours of exhilarating gameplay.

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What we like:
  • Compelling competitive gameplay
  • Diverse game modes including co-op multiplayer
  • Improved track building and management
  • Larger maps and unique character abilities
  • Immersive sound design and improved visuals
What could be improved:
  • Can be overwhelming for new players

  • trains
  • simulation
  • economy
  • empire
  • rail
  • transportation
  • construction
  • america
  • management
  • historical
  • building

7

Train Sim World 3 (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Train Sim World 3 lets you master the machines of the railways, from high-speed German trains to workhorses of the American industry. Experience extreme weather, create your own journey with Scenario Planner and Livery Designer. Enjoy the stunning views and learn how to use real trains. Start your journey now!


What we like:
  • Realistic train operation with high fidelity
  • Exciting journey and breathtaking views along the way
  • Ability to play as a passenger
  • Training facility provided for those who know nothing about trains
  • Possibility to learn how to use real trains
What could be improved:
  • Bugs and errors not being fixed, lack of gameplay improvements
  • Varying build quality
  • Some scenarios poorly designed
  • Expensive DLCs and rushed releases

  • trains
  • simulation
  • driving
  • realistic

8

Train Sim World 4 (2023)

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70
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Xbox One PC Windows

Feel the power of simulation in your hands. Experience immense velocity and express unrivalled creativity with Train Sim World 4! Expand your rail hobby and discover the raw emotion of driving a diverse array of iconic routes and trains. From training center to mountain pass, this is your journey.


  • trains
  • simulation
  • driving
  • auto
  • transportation
  • realistic
  • immersive

9

Railway Empire (2018)

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Xbox One Linux PC Windows

In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.


  • trains
  • rail
  • simulation
  • economy
  • management
  • america
  • building
  • empire
  • transportation
  • strategy
  • sandbox
  • trading
  • western
  • historical

10

Train Station Renovation (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Embark on a rewarding journey in Train Station Renovation, where you breathe new life into dilapidated rail hubs. Clean, repair, and personalize your stations while enjoying the tranquility of transformation. Unleash your inner decorator across diverse maps and watch your progress unfold. Dive in for a satisfying mix of challenge and zen!


What we like:
  • Satisfying cleaning and renovation tasks
  • Engaging progression from small to large stations
  • Relaxing soundtrack enhances the experience
  • Personalization options for stations
  • Sandbox mode for creative freedom
What could be improved:
  • Basic visuals lack polish
  • Occasional physics issues
  • Limited depth without multiplayer or employee management

  • trains
  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • building
  • casual
  • economy
  • family-friendly
  • first-person
  • destruction
  • illustration
  • design
  • physics
  • realistic
  • management

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