Transport Fever (2)

Transport Fever is a business simulation game developed by Urban Games and published by Gambitious Digital Entertainment. It is the second video game of the Transport Fever franchise, and was available worldwide for Microsoft Windows and macOS on 8 November 2016.

Like its predecessor Train Fever, Transport Fever focuses on traffic simulation, but offers more varieties of transport vehicles, including buses, trains, ships and planes.
The game starts in 1850 and allows players to play until the modern days, experiencing the transportation history stretching more than 150 years. New and better transport vehicles will be released gradually until the year 2014. The game also features American and European campaigns, with each provides seven challenges by telling the historical context of the 19th and 20th century.


 

Reception

Transport Fever received “fairly positive” reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.

The game scores an overall 7 points from TheSixthAxis, which suggests the game “great attention to detail”, and praises the campaign mode is a good new content to enjoy. However, the cluttered UI system, inflexible roads and tracks placements and occasional bug would likely to make players lose their interests.

Sergio Brinkhuis of Hooked Gamers writes that in comparison to its predecessor Train Fever, the game improved in almost every term of aspects. However, time progression in the game is a bit off. He also criticises the time system that “travel time versus distance is completely out of whack and a day in the game lasts mere seconds.”

The highest score among the thirteen reviews comes from GameStar. Benjamin Danneberg praises that the game offers better cargo systems and good new transports, but the controls are still flawed.


 

Transport Fever 2

Transport Fever 2 is a business simulation game developed by Urban Games and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. It is the third video game of the Transport Fever franchise, and was available for Microsoft Windows and Linux on 11 December 2019.

Like the series’ previous games, Transport Fever 2 still focuses on the transport evolution of the past fifteen decades. However, the campaign mode rewrites the transport history in comparison to Transport Fever, and takes place across three different continents. The game also features a sandbox mode, a map editor and mod tools.

Development and release

Transport Fever 2 was announced in April 2019. It is developed by Urban Games, the developer of the Transport Fever franchise, and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. The game was initially available for Microsoft Windows and Linux on 11 December 2019 worldwide via Steam, with A macOS version to follow in autumn 2020.

Reception

ransport Fever 2 received “fairly positive” reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.

Matt S. of Digitally Downloaded rates the game 4.5 stars out of 5. He writes “It’s elegantly presented and understands that some efficiencies are required for the sake of playability.”

Rick Lane from The Guardian gives a 3 star with maximum 5. He compares the game with The Sims franchise of Maxis and Cities: Skylines of Colossal Order, commenting the growth of the in-game cities would bring players a lot of fun. However, despite not short of detail, he criticises the game lacks depth in certain areas.

The game scores an overall 7 points from TheSixthAxis, which suggests the game “great attention to detail for vehicles and the environment”. However, on the minus side, the game does feel more or less like a refined expansion rather than a proper sequel.

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