Bus Simulator 16

Bus Simulator 16

UPDATED (ALMOST 1year after release update)

Sadly, not much changed in a year. Optimization is still requested by many which implies they havent dealt seriously with the problem. Only 2 DLC have been released and I see them as pure money grabber. They are not offering anything new than buses but those buses look exactly the same as the ones already ingame. The only difference is that they are branded MAN or Mercedes-Benz which (due to having to pay the right to the brands) are ridiculously expensive for the amount of content (and the usefulness of the said content has still to be proven).

Real player with 41.2 hrs in game

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I seriously can not understand where the hate this game is getting comes from. It does exactly what it says on the “box”, and does it very well. While not a perfect game by any means, this is a great effort from a smaller company, that fills a niche I’ve personally desired for over 10 years.

When I was a young lass, back in my high school days, I used to take the public bus to commute to school and back, and also to travel from place to place on my weekends. I spent hundreds of IRL hours on various models of IRL busses, and I always wanted to try driving one. This game finally allowed me to live my fantasy. I honestly never thought a company would ever bother to make a bus driving game, but Bus Simulator 16 actually goes above and beyond that, and includes management and a bit of strategy as well.

Real player with 38.6 hrs in game

Bus Simulator 16 on Steam



Its Spintires, but better. literally. that isnt a metaphor.

Real player with 37.4 hrs in game

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Would Not recommend since new update being mod/game breaker

Real player with 31.2 hrs in game

MudRunner on Steam

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

This game is a wonderful mix of an intro to car components and a D&D dystopia.

Instead of making different parts show that they are worn and broken using a variety of techniques, the game uses only one. RUST.

So imagine we are handed a relatively new car that has some suspension problems. We pop the car on a lift, take a look at the undercarriage, and we find pristine parts, right next to others that look like they’ve been randomly touched by a rust monster. This makes the game into quite the amusing “find the rust” quest.

Real player with 123.1 hrs in game

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I learned some part names that I had no idea about before, and got braver on my car DIY skills. And I was also reminded that real life is of course much more complicated than a simulator like this.

Overall, I’m enjoying this simulator, and I only wished that it was more complicated in many aspects. A few points that can be worked on (although I’m just a beginner DIYer, and know much less than creators of this fine game) - hoping that this list will guide people on what to expect and perhaps help prioritizing upcoming changes:

Real player with 85.0 hrs in game

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 on Steam

Construction Simulator 2015

Construction Simulator 2015

My take on Con Sim 2015


  1. The multiplayer aspect, WHEN(and I can’t stress that enough) you have decent people who aren’t just there to crash into things and wreck your experience, is a LOT of fun. I dig the sense of accomplishment when you and 3 buddies have worked for 2-3 hours on something and finally finish it. Some of the late game jobs can take quite a while from start to finish, which is nice, but can be tedious.

  2. The complexity of some of the machines is quite engrossing IE: the concrete pump; mobile crane; tower crane, just to name a few. The overall detail of the machines is quite decent, this coming from working in the industry and seeing these machines on a daily basis.(To be fair, that’s in Canada, so I’m referring to the North American counterparts; JD; CAT, etc etc.)

Real player with 184.1 hrs in game

TL:DR: This game is good if you like complex machine-driving simulators. Driving controls can be a little shifty in the small vehicles, but are passable in the bigger vehicles - and that’s most of them. Graphics are very good and performance wise the game runs well for a DirectX 9 game, but it does hit the GPU hard (which is normal for DX9 games). For the most part the game will happily run at 60 fps, but in the central city and when it’s saving and loading the performance will drop and when you have multiple projects running it can get rather stuttery.

Real player with 160.4 hrs in game

Construction Simulator 2015 on Steam

Farming Simulator 15

Farming Simulator 15

Okay, so obviously I’ve played this game a ridiculous amount of time. I can be a little obsessive about getting a game going JUST RIGHT so that I can build my empire. That having been said, I still have not explored all of the facets of the game as of yet. Now I have not played the previous versions of this game, so I didn’t really know what to expect with it, and I have to say that my girlfriend made fun of me for days after purchasing and playing this game.

Here is what makes it so awesome:

Real player with 1841.2 hrs in game

Not a bad game at all, very realistic in most aspects, but very very buggy at times.

The wood chipper is a prime example. It is so buggy and underpowered, it makes one think that these guys have never seen one in action. Once they grab a log, there is no going back, it is shredded. Short of turning off the equipment, there is no way to get the log out of it. In this offering, your main task is to get the log to go INTO it. Even when it does, there is a very high chance it will be just spit out again. Actually all trees can get very buggy at times. Ghost logs, screwed up cuts, ( they are still attached to the main log even though cut off), trees that decide to disobey the laws of physics. ( standing verticle instead of falling over)

Real player with 1809.7 hrs in game

Farming Simulator 15 on Steam