Railway Empire 2

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All aboard the express train to riches and fame in Railway Empire 2! Don the coat of a clever entrepreneur, take over a small railway company in the early 1800s and turn your steam engines into the workhorses of the economy.
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About Railway Empire 2

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All aboard the express train to riches and fame in Railway Empire 2! Don the coat of a clever entrepreneur, take over a small railway company in the early 1800s and turn your steam engines into the workhorses of the economy. Grow your company into the largest railway company of the continent and outsmart your competitors as you connect cities and companies with an ever-expanding network of rail lines, bridges, and tunnels. 60 famous locomotives are at your disposal, all pulling freight and passenger cars as they usher in an era of historic importance during the Industrial Revolution. 

Railway Empire 2 features bigger, more detailed and lively maps than ever before. The whole of the US and continental Europe are covered in two huge, sprawling maps, whilst more detailed maps put the focus on specific regions of each continent. Improved track construction helps you focus on the important decisions as you drive the economy and help the growth of the cities. Signals are placed automatically, bridges can hold more than 4 tracks and the expandable train stations can now have up to 8 tracks.

Choose from 6 different characters to lead your railway company, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Play the 5-chapter campaign or choose from any of the 14 different scenarios. Set your own difficulty in the fully customisable Free Play mode or build the perfect rail network in construction mode. Tackle the competition of your railway empire together with friends in Co-op Multiplayer. You can also board one of your trains and gaze upon the scenery passing by as the iron horse speeds along the tracks while you sit back and enjoy the view.

  • History in the making: In 1830 at the dawn of the age of railways, build a grand railway empire from scratch and choose from 60 detailed, historic locomotives that you can customize with your preferred colors and company initials.
  • A sprawling landscape: Huge and detailed game world covering the whole of the USA and Europe in one single map each, as well as more detailed regional maps spread all over the US and Europe.
  • Endless Possibilities: Choose how you want to play from the 5-chapter campaign set across iconic regions of Europe and the US, 14 scenarios, the customizable free play mode, the relaxing construction mode, and co-op multiplayer for up to 4 players controlling the same railway company.
  • Improved track construction: Laying Tracks is easier than ever with automatically placed signals, bridges that can hold more than 4 tracks, train stations with up to 8 tracks and new train station attachments to customize your stations. The land also adapts to your track layout as your tracks cross mountains, valley and plains.
  • Enjoy the view: Ride along your train and see the landscape rush by from the inside of the wagons or from the front seat in the driver’s compartment of the steam engine.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 25, 2023
Developer:
Gaming Minds Studios
Publisher:
Kalypso Media
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Railway Empire
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Genres:
Sandbox
Building

Simulation

Strategy

Exploration

City Builder

Crafting

Immersive Sim
Themes:
Trains
Management

Transportation

Economy

America

Historical

Western
Play Styles:
Resource Management
Trading

Co-op

Tutorial

Singleplayer
Collection:
Train Simulator
Features:
Online Coop
Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Partial Controller Support

Steam Cloud

Stats

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: 4 core | Intel i5-3450 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB VRAM | Nvidia GTX 780 | Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.0.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 8 core | Intel i7-9700 | AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8 GB VRAM | Nvidia GTX 1070 | Radeon RX 5700
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.0. SSD recommended.

Critic Reviews

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GameWatcher

85 / 100
"Much like the evolution of trains in Railway Empire 2’s history-spanning campaign, the game itself has learned lessons from the original and forged ahead with a stronger outing...

GameStar

85 / 100
"Management simulation with steam engine nostalgia and a motivating passenger and goods system. More comprehensive and accessible than the first part."

PC Games

80 / 100
"As with its predecessor, Railway Empire 2 is a clear recommendation for railroad and business simulation fans. Thanks to its beginner-friendliness, even newcomers will find...
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Some upgrades to graphics, but not much is new. One thing to be aware of the laying of tracks and signals have been made error proof to a degree however content is lacking. If you haven't played the first Railway Empire, then purchasing this one is a safe bet.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
According to PEGI, Railway Empire 2 is suitable for players aged 7 and above.
Yes, Railway Empire 2 is Steam Deck Verified. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: 4 core | Intel i5-3450 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB VRAM | Nvidia GTX 780 | Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.0.
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 8 core | Intel i7-9700 | AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8 GB VRAM | Nvidia GTX 1070 | Radeon RX 5700
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: DirectX Version 11 and Shader Model 5.0. SSD recommended.
63% of critics on Metacritic recommend Railway Empire 2. The Metascore is 75 out of 100.
Railway Empire 2 was released on May 25, 2023
Railway Empire 2 is published by Kalypso Media
Railway Empire 2 was developed by Gaming Minds Studios
Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as Sandbox, Building, Simulation, and Strategy
Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as Trains, Management, Transportation, and Economy
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as having Co-op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as Sandbox
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as Building
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Railway Empire 2 as Simulation

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