Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters Review
Far from being a tangential add-on, it adds more to the game than you would dare to assume. Though slightly marred by visual inconsistencies and conditional performance wobbles, Natural Disasters is a thoroughly essential addition to the Cities: Skylines experience.
Train Simulator 2016
So if you have a very powerful gaming rig, and you're craving a train simulator, would I recommend Train Simulator 2016? No. No, I do not. It's too light on content for a $45 game, and I don't support the developer's ludicrous paid DLC scheme. Which is a real shame, because the physics are great and, if you can run it in high or ultra high graphics, it can look quite beautiful. But with a promised Unreal Engine 4 version supposedly in development, you would honestly probably be better off just waiting for that instead of spending money now on Train Simulator 2016.
Construction Simulator 2015: Gold Edition
Including additional equipment -- like the Liebherr RL1300, for all you tall crane enthusiasts! -- and several new DLC missions/jobs, the Gold Edition provides many hours of content for the patient player to invest some serious time in learning the systems. A streamlined and more engaging tutorial, optimized and richer visuals, and less awkward control scheme would certainly make this a better game, but it’s a lot safer and much cheaper than buying that Liebherr for $1.7 million, which probably won’t fit in your garage anyway.
Starlite: Astronaut Rescue
Fans of sci-fi action shooters and those seeking death defying thrills and spills need not apply, but parents of inquisitive youngsters are encouraged to check out what Starlite: Astronaut Rescue has to offer. It’s uplifting to think that some of the children taking part in the forthcoming Astronaut Academy may well find it the catalyst to developing a lifelong interest in science and astronomy. With the calibre of the organisations backing this project, that certainly seems to be the goal.
Out of the Park Baseball 15
Out of the Park 15 is clearly intended for those eat, breath and live baseball. Understanding and knowing how to manipulate data replaces the “traditional” video game baseball experience. It will easily delight a niche group of players, especially those engaged in fantasy baseball leagues.
Redshirt is an incredibly fun and interesting game mired in small problems that prohibit it from becoming a must buy. The social science behind making characters like you and working your way up the food chain is fun and addicting, but the sometimes unwieldy interface and tense while ugly as well as broken away missions are unfortunate spots on an otherwise good game.
Train Simulator 2014
This “game,” if it can really be called that, is a niche one. It will only appeal to a very select few train enthusiasts and so for those folks I'd recommend this as a nice entry into the world of train conducting. For everyone else save yourself some time, money and frustration and just say no.
Train Simulator 2013
Although it gets bogged down by some discomforting technical issues, Train Simulator 2013 is a game will appeal to a small but hungry niche gamers and hardcore trainspotters. The game offers hours of simulated railroading fun out of the box and the added Steam Workshop support means there’s always something new to do.
The Political Machine 2012
It’s a lot of work to get into politics, but it’s also a lot to try and turn it into a simulation for us to play at home. I would never say this game is a perfect simulation of anything, but it does a great job of being a simple, accessible simulation game even for people who aren’t really into that type of game.