European Bus Simulator 2012 is a demo of a free bus simulator game you can download to become a professional driver in an urban environment full of obstacles.
Welcome to Freyfurt city, a fictional place where you will drive. After you download the game you will get started at the central bus station, select your bus and your line and get ready to roll through the city. You must respect the different bus lines and don’t forget you are driving a bus, which has much less mobility than a car, so be careful when you turn in the street!
This software brings real life to your computer. The behaviour of the AI is very realistic and even the pedestrians can have a bad day and get mad at you, so give them a smile to improve your social image.
Choose your game mode; complete full missions or play in the open world. Drive your bus down your own line and be gentle with your passengers; they can react to your behaviour and become hostile.
This software gives you multiple options. You can switch on the air-conditioning, repaint your own bus and adapt your vehicle to the environment circumstances. If there are changes in the weather, you'll have to react differently depending on the kind of meteorological phenomenon. Mist, rain and snow will interfere on your way of driving.
Technical aspects of this simulator
The game is graphically correct. There are some good details, pedestrians are full of small features and textures and bus modelling is quite elaborated. The weather effects are well implemented on the environment showing different kinds of reflections.
There are some issues in the physic aspect like glitches that may interfere on your gaming experience and even make you desperate, but it normally works fine. Once you accept you are driving a bus, it will improve your controls and by ensuring you turn a bit slower than other racing simulators.
Despite the fact that "bus simulation" is not a popular genre, you can find some alternatives to fill that video gaming hole. Bus Simulator is a previous version of this one but it is much loved. BusDriver is also a good simulator, but it may be a bit outdated.
European Bus Simulator 2012 1.3.2 Features
Below you can find the main features of European Bus Simulator 2012 :
- More than 450 bus stops included
- 3D effects available
- Great diversity of vehicles and pedestrians
- Quite realistic thanks to details such as the possibility of switching on the air-conditioning
- Finish your missions and play freely
- Possibility of monitoring the engine’s temperature and oil and gasoline levels among others
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This game is a very complete demo simulator for it's genre, that users may love. It is realistic as very few games could be.
- Very detailed
- Great graphics
- Custom options
- Poor sound
- Some graphic failures