All aboard for this new public transport sim
- Very detailed
- Route editor included
- Improved graphics
- Environment is dull
- Poor sound
In European Bus Simulator 2012, you drive around the fictional town of Freyfurt. It's a simulator, and you'll have observe laws, rest periods, sell tickets to passengers and be on time. As well as this 32 bit version, there's a 64 bit available
Starting European Bus Simulator 2012, you'll walk to the bus depot, choose your bus then check out the controls. There's a tutorial that takes you through all the controls and shortcuts. Freyfurt has 450 stops dotted around its streets, over six town areas, with tasks such as school runs to perform. You can create custom routes in an integrated editor.
Driving is what you'd expect. Buses are big and ungainly to drive, and keeping out of the way of other traffic is always a big concern. If you enjoy Bus driving, you'll enjoy European Bus Simulator 2012, but despite improved graphics, this is still a game that lacks character. There's no reason a simulator has to be this dry and humorless.
There's a lot of bus-detail in European Bus Simulator 2012, right down to adjusting air conditioning, so it's a treat if you're into that sort of thing. More casual bus fans may find Bus Simulator 2012 overwhelming, and lacking in fun.