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Railway Empire – Complete Collection

Railway Empire was developed by Gaming Minds Studio and published by Kalypso Media on the 26th of January 2018. Its complete collection, containing all of the released DLCs was made available on the 7th of August this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam for Windows PC and Linux operating systems. c̵1̶q̵J̴t̸”̷k̸&̷b̷V̷w̴R̶R̷S̶R̷*̷m̷h̴v̸$̶a̷T̸K̵M̷4̴ It contains 8 DLCs and collecting more than two years of comprehensive updates and improvements, providing endless hours of entertainment for all inspiring rail tycoons.

The original release of Railway Empire “earned praise from critics and fans alike thanks to its compelling mix of trading, rail network management and corporate espionage. The developers at Gaming Minds Studios have made an exhaustive list of changes and improvements over the lifetime of the game, including radical re-workings of competitor AI, the addition of a gigantic complete North American map, almost 20 free updates, an all-new Challenge Mode, new buildings and countless other quality of life improvements and bug fixes. Combined with all of the DLC expansions and all the new locations, engines and scenarios that they bring, this definitive edition of the game is a true class leader.”

In Mexico DLC discover the diversity of the country and take on new and challenging missions in the arid northern regions all the way to the dense jungles in the south of the country. Boost Mexico’s economy in the new scenario by building a thriving infrastructure and exporting to the USA. Besides the scenario, it features a map expansion, new goods and more than 24 new cities, new engines and a new exclusive night mode.

In The Great Lakes DLC bridge the distance between the British colonies and reach economic independence by creating a track infrastructure for the Great Lakes region of Canada. It features a new scenario, map expansion, new engines, new tradeable goods and 19 new cities and an enhanced weather system for all northern regions in the game.

In Crossing the Andes DLC take on new journeys in the depths of South America in the early 20th century. Unforgiving mountains and relentless jungle terrains will make this challenge a tough one for even the most experienced tycoons. It features 3 new scenarios covering the early history of railway pioneers in the Andes, map expansion, more than 10 new goods and 34 new cities to discover and two new engines.

In Great Britain & Ireland DLC expand your rail network across the British Isles as streets and canals cannot cope with the burgeoning requirements of industrial city centers. Prevail against competing railway companies to gain prosperity and fame. It features a new scenario, map expansion, 10 historical engines, 13 new tradeable goods and 45 new cities, new songs and reworked city buildings.

In France DLC you will decide you country’s industrial future. Either take sides with a militaristic general or help the minister of public work to rebuild the infrastructure of the country and undertake the controversial new Eiffel Tower project. It features a new scenario, map expansion, 10 historical engines, more than 12 new tradeable goods and 31 new cities, Concession feature and new songs and updated characters.

In Germany DLC strengthen your influence as a railway magnate within Germany and exploit new building grounds by acquiring valuable concessions. It features a new scenario, map expansion, 10 historical engines, more than 12 new tradeable goods and 59 new cities, new songs and reworked city buildings, as well as an update of the characters and German signaling signs.

In Northern Europe DLC aid the Swedish Parliament and construct a national railroad to continue the country’s far-reaching industrial advancements along the lakes and sprawling rivers that were first used by freight ships to provide goods and supplies to Northern Europe’s people. It features a new scenario, map expansion, 3 historical engines, 10 new tradeable goods and 30 new cities, snow – enhanced weather system for all northern regions in the game and new regional soundtrack.

In the Down Under DLC it is up to you to tame the unforgiving outback and expand your railway network across its wild terrain and beyond. It features a new scenario, map expansion, 3 new historical engines, new tradeable goods and 52 new cities to discover and a new Settlement feature unique to the “Down Under” map.

Last but not least, there is also an original soundtrack included, complete and definitive for Railway Empire and its DLCs. It is featuring 95 songs on two discs from the PC version of the game, composed and produced by Dag Winderlich.

All in all, the Railway Empire – Complete Collection is your definitive way of playing this successful railway tycoon in which you “build and expand a wide-ranging rail networks to connect stations and transform remote locations into booming urban metropolises. 4̴8̸e̷”̷?̴y̸u̴Y̴0̴p̷A̶y̵f̶a̴c̷J̸w̶j̶b̶J̴0̵s̶e̸I̶n̶ Immerse yourself as the ambitious leader of a railway company and set tracks across 100 years of history in multiple countries. Test your skills in 15 unique scenarios and 4 challenge maps, or experience the true pioneering spirit and seamless possibilities of the Free and Sandbox modes.”

A huge and quality release, a must have for all the tycoon freaks!