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Re: Trains in games

Post by Roo » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:41 am

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Re: Trains in games

Post by thebear » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:42 am

I did

Re: Trains in games
by thebear on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:04 am

FFVII featured quite a few trains







Also has thew train graveyard, a couple of escapes on a train
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Re: Trains in games

Post by Hiro » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:11 pm

I agree on The Train: Escape to Normandy. A brilliant, atmospheric classic.

And also Chase the Express, already mentioned too, was pretty good, a Resident Evil on a speedy train. Not bad at all.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by Megamixer » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:19 pm

My favourite instances of trains in games...

1. The Doomtrain GF in Final Fantasy VIII - a real WTF summon that didn't seem to fit with anything else. Dragons? Yep. Fire demons? Yep. A hellish train that runs enemies over? Err...what?!?

2. The train level in Outlaws for PC. Love setting the Gatling gun up in the centre aisle and taking down the baddies

3. The train from House of the Dead Overkill. Awesome music and great fun blowing away loads of zombies before fighting a giant insect thing on the roof.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:01 pm

Sunset Riders - Arcade is a deffo winner here
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Re: Trains in games

Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:13 pm

Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop on the Lynx has a level set on a train:

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Re: Trains in games

Post by Lord Innit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:38 pm

I really liked the train level in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by sebadude » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Can't believe nobody's mentioned GTA: San Andreas - where you have to ride on a motorbike alongside the trains to kill the people stood on top of them! I think you can ride trains and derail them too if you're crazy enough :)

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:40 pm

Oops, forgot about this one, my all-time favourite PS2 game :D

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Re: Trains in games

Post by Ferret Oxide » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:15 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:EA's The Train:Escape to Normandy for the 8 bits is a nice blend of simulation and action, and another of those underrated classics.
Great game, but the colour scheme while driving the trsin was weird: red soil and blue trees.

Others I can think of (apologies if they have already been mentioned):

The last level of Gears of War
Infamous - you have to attack an armoured train in one mission.
Thomas the Tank Engine on the 8 bit computers.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Psycho Pinball has that sub-game where you run across the top of a train as well.

And there's a Thomas the Tank Engine pinball game on the Amiga, isn't there?
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Re: Trains in games

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:22 pm

Doom Train - Final Fantasy III ghost train boss - a tough fight unless you know the trick that KOs it first turn...

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Re: Trains in games

Post by ivortheinjun » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:49 pm

One of the stages in Back To The Future III on the Master System.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:08 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:And there's a Thomas the Tank Engine pinball game on the Amiga, isn't there?
There's certainly a more traditional videogame of the franchise on the C64.
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Re: Trains in games

Post by Ferret Oxide » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:30 pm

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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