The gameplay in Train Simulator 2018 practically does not differ much from the previous installments in the series. The in-game world can be observed mainly from the eyes of the virtual engine driver, nonetheless, players can change the perspective to see the outside of the train, and much more. There are several game modes to choose from, such as the career mode, Quick Drive, Free Roam, and challenges, in which the player cannot choose his machine or the track and has to complete them in unfavorable weather conditions. The tracks are diversified in terms of their length and difficulty level. After completing each one, the player can compare his or her stats to the achievements of other players.
Similarly to the previous installments, in Train Simulator 2018 players can use tools to create their own locomotives, tracks, landscapes, and missions. Virtual worlds created this way can then be shared with others. This game series is known from the fact that players continuously add new elements to it.
Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo
Graphics: 512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Disk space: 40 GB
System: Windows 7 / 8.1