I came across Tracks – The Train Set Game by chance. An obscure game hidden amongst the overwhelming pile of indie games that have flooded Steam Store. This hidden gem is something wonderful. Looking through a few screenshots and the games page on Steam had me smitten. I like a good train game and was always fascinated by hobbyist train kits though never had one of my own. Most children have had a wooden train set and here is a game that takes that principle and runs with it for an incredible gameplay experience.
The gameplay is basic so don’t expect some form of wizardry, it is fundamentally a train track game built from wood. There’s no pretense of anything else here, that is what Tracks – The Train Game is but it’s done ever so well. Anyone no matter their skill level will be able to build a functional track route in no time at all. It’s quick and easy with many wooden props to place anywhere you like beside the track.
First Look Gameplay Video
Once building is completed or at least functional you can jump on into the train and drive it in first-person view around the track. Switching to side routes is simple and easy by pressing either left or right mapped keys. The train can go faster or slower within its limits as well as braking. Placing speed boosters on the track will as you would expect make the train go faster. A simple thing that actually had me really excited. I didn’t expect such a feature so enjoyed the added acceleration.
An abundance of track-side buildings are available. I was very pleased with the quantity and variety on offer. Everything from a police station and windmill to train station platforms and tunnels. There is a lot of content available at present with more features to come. There is freedom to create a vast network with detail or go small and basic and enjoy the simpe route. All the tools are available to make incredible scenic networks.
Tracks – The Train Set Game has been in Early Access on Steam since 2017 and is already a great value purchase.
Fascinated with gaming since the old cassette based computers. Custom-building and repairing computers for 20 years and have been creating websites for 5 years. I’ve been a geek way before it became fashionable. Video game collector and gamer. Mainly a PC gamer though do enjoy console exclusives. Created Zorf Gaming to share my passion for gaming. I’m the web-designer/developer, content creator, editor, video creator. In essence this is my passion and I like nothing more than to share it with you. Currently writing my first book ‘A Father’s Daughter’.