The Circle Line is an underground service of the London Underground circling the center of London. It was first described as such in 1949 and already appeared on the 1947 Underground Map. It had not been built as a separate line, but was merged from different sections of the Metropolitan Line and the District Line. Only two short sections of this line are solely used by the Circle line. These sections are the connecting curves between the stations of High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road and between Aldgate and Tower Hill.
- 3D - Cockpit with rotatable camera
- Original virtual reproductions of 35 stations on the Circle Line
- Free movement in the train and at the stations (accomplished for the first time ever!)
- More realistic AI trains, dynamic passengers on the platforms
- Superb graphics, reflecting headlights, night effects
- Realistic announcements recorded exclusively by the original speaker
Tube map (click to enlarge):
The physics have been developed based on real values, such as those used in training simulators. The driving and braking characteristics of the trains are reproduced faithfully and reflect the feeling to actually controlling a train of the London Underground.
Compared to the first two products in this series, Vol. 3 uses a new 3D engine. The simulator is now based on the Vision Engine Trinigy, which made it possible to substantially improve lighting and 3D effects. At the same time the stability and performance of the 3D engine has been improved.
The next "World of Subways" Volume is already under development and will cover a line of the Paris Metro.
Awards / Reviews:
Conclusion by Gamercast.net:
"World of Subways is a lovingly realistic recreation of the Circle Line of the London Underground, with the amount of detail that has gone into both the stations, and the trains, it sets the bar of train simulators, and is definitely one for the true hardcore sim crowd. Whilst the player models are not as fantastic as you might want, and there are a few small issues here and there, it is one of the best simulators out so far this year 4/5."
Conclusion by Realpcgamers.co.uk:
"All in all, I’d get this if Sims are your thing. It’s not going to please those after a mad half hours gaming and won’t suddenly make you a Sim fan. If you’re already a fan though you’ll love this I reckon. If you like the sound of it from this review, or the video below, give it a try. It’s well worth the money."
Dual core 2.6 GHz
Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP3)
Graphics Card: GeForce 9800 or ATI HD 2400
RAM: 2 GB
Download-Size: 1,6 GB
Installations-Size: 2 GB
.pdf-Manual (German / English): >> View here <<
NOTE: To install London Underground Simulator the PC will need to be connected to the Internet. To use the simulator there is no need to be online!