If you're into trains and railroading, then you will love this game. I got it for Christmas about two years ago and have been addicted to it since. Learning to control the train is a very easy process, and once you get good at operating all three types of locomotives (Diesel, Electric, and Steam), you'll enjoy running trains on routes like the Orient Express Line in Austria, the Settle to Carlisle Line in England, the Northeast Corridor Line between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, Marias Pass in Montana, and the Odakyu Odawara and Hisatsu Lines in Japan. If that's not enough for you, there are tons of addons on the web you can download. These addons include very famous and popular routes such as the Cajon Pass in California, as well as extended and improved routes such as the Northeast Corridor version 4. You can also download locomotives and railcars, such as the AEM-7 locomotive (a locomotive seen on the Northeast Corridor), or the SEPTA (Philadelphia commuter railroad) Silverliner MU coaches. There are 5 different views to choose from if you get bored with the same old cab view. Front outer view, back outer view, railfan view (as if you were standing next to the tracks watching the train pass by), passenger view (only works on passenger trains), and coupler view. I've personally had lots of fun with this feature, and have taken Youtube videos of it. If you want to get really serious with the game, then you'll love the Editors and Tools program that comes installed with it. With this program, you can create your own custom activities, edit your cabs, and for those of you who really have time on your hands, create and edit routes. The game was released in 2001 and the graphics aren't the best, but many people still use it as there are more addons available than its main competitor, Trainz. I highly recommend at least trying it, as you can purchase it from Amazon.com for only ten bucks.