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Re: Trains in games

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:55 pm

I have Train Sim from Steam (obviously, where else would you buy that? ;)). I just didn't have as much fun with it as I did the simpler Trainz.

As we're including modern games, From Russia With Love deserves a mention.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Slightly more obscure are Grim Fandango and Iron Storm on PC

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Re: Trains in games

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:26 pm

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Antiriad2097 wrote: There's certainly a more traditional videogame of the franchise on the C64.
That's the one I mentioned. It was surprisingly hard for a kid's game. Unfair in places, too. It led to me having an irrational hatred of diesel trains.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by joefish » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Railroad Tycoon - entire nations are your trainset.

Of course, the most amazing FMV trains have to be the hanging steam monorails from Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, even if their design is a topological impossibility.

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Re: Trains in games

Post by RUOK » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:01 am

Wow no Half Life mentioned? Greatest intro to a game ever.

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Re: Trains in games

Post by samhain81 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:29 am

RUOK wrote:Wow no Half Life mentioned? Greatest intro to a game ever.
More of a tram though right?

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Re: Trains in games

Post by joefish » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:31 am

There's the underground mazerunner in Myst, and a bathysphere version of it in Riven. Then in that and the later Myst games there are some crazy rail-coasters to ride in. The opening one in Myst IV that plays back full 360° immersive FMV so you can look around as the pre-rendered scenenery goes past and Atrus' daughter chats to you is particularly impressive.

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Re: Trains in games

Post by slacey1070 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:42 am

Timesplitters 2 (I think) had a train section in it and you could see your future self, or past self... or alternate self in another carriage... that was one good game.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by joefish » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:51 am

There's a great level in Psikyo's Gunbird, where the Trump gang board a train and you chase it on your broomstick/flying carpet/whatever.
They keep whipping off covers over mechs or gun ports as you work your way up the train, and as you defeat each one they disconnect the wagon and let it roll away with a toot of the train whistle. Eventually you get to the engine, which after several hits transforms into a mech skating along parallel rails.

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Re: Trains in games

Post by pratty » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:58 am

slacey1070 wrote:Timesplitters 2 (I think) had a train section in it and you could see your future self, or past self... or alternate self in another carriage... that was one good game.
It was Future Perfect, I need to play that again sometime. Can't remember much about that level other than the boos and covering for your future/past self.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by imaxeroker85 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:06 pm

Excellent topic. here are some of my favorites.

1.GTA 3, i loved riding the rail train on the first island, simple pleasures I guess, nothing like it at the time. The Subway opening up on the 2nd island was pretty cool too, but i loved that train on the first level.

2. Thrasher Skate & Destroy. Horrible game but I spend most of my time launching my skater into the oncoming subway train.

3.Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX. Better game, but still heaps of fun getting the timing right and launching into the train on the first level.

4. Mario Kart 64. Had heaps of fun getting that timing right and either following the train to get the shortcut or just getting through the gates just in time to cut off the other racers.

5. 50 Cent Bulletproof, I actually enjoyed this game throughout, but my favorite level was shooting and gutting dudes throughout a subway train.

6. X-Treme Express Grand Prix, Simple Series 2000 game for the PS2, How can you race trains?, this game actually finds a way.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:02 pm

The third level of VectorMan has you turning into a train, riding along some rails miles up in the sky, whilst a nuclear warhead with arms is climbing underneath it and you have to shoot him down.

And Contra: Hard Corps has a train level too (there's not much that game DOESN'T have!).
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Re: Trains in games

Post by supermario » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:42 am

Biomechanical Toy has a train level - with great music too !
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Re: Trains in games

Post by RUOK » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:23 am

samhain81 wrote:
RUOK wrote:Wow no Half Life mentioned? Greatest intro to a game ever.
More of a tram though right?
I guess so... but for 15 years I've called it a train :roll:

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