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Chainsaw wolves to death in this upcoming... train simulator?

As you can see above, the trailer for Trans-Siberian Railway Simulator looks like a trailer for a train simulator. At first. There's a train, some nice sectional views, and interactive first-person controls. That you're apparently smuggling contraband on your train is the first indication there's more to it than being just another train simulator, however. Soon the trailer shows broken windows with snow streaming in, and before you know it the train's operator is on the tracks cutting up a fallen tree and slicing into attacking wolves with a chainsaw.

I like when survival elements creep into other genres, and a train sim with survival features sounds like a fun idea. Besides wolves and weather, some moose are featured in the trailer, too. Briefly. Just at the end. Ouch.

Trans-Siberian Railway Simulator is listed as 'coming soon' though we'll see if that's the case. On the the Steam page the developer is asking for ideas of what players want to see in the game. That's not a bad thing, but it could indicate it's not quite ready to ride the rails.

(Also, I'd like to note that the last words on the Steam page are "ALL MEN DIE, FEW EVER REALLY LIVE!")

Christopher Livingston

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.