Train Valley: Console Edition Reviews

Train Valley: Console Edition is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

More a puzzler than a sim game, Train Valley: Console Edition delivers hours of fun from a simple concept - lay down tracks and keep the trains moving without bashing them into each other. Though the controls are somewhat awkward on a gamepad, the rewards for playing far outweigh the slight inconvenience. Well worth a shot for those that enjoy management puzzles and fiery wrecks.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

Train Valley is a relaxing simulation game that still makes you think. While you won't suck hours and hours into it in one sitting, it'll always be fun to return to.

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Cubed3
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7 / 10
Sep 28, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is going to appeal exactly to its target audience. If you like a tough puzzler and love the railroad as much, it's perfect. The historical element was also something that appealed, it's an interesting choice that sets it apart from others on the market. Add to this the touch screen controls allowing quick and fluid choices to be made, this one is certainly on the right track.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2022

Despite its limitations and some details, Train Valley: Console Edition is a fun proposal that fans of puzzles will like and even more so for romantics in the railway industry

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2022

Train Valley is most of the time a great game to play, especially if you’re only interested in a simple railway management system that doesn’t come with a complex approach.

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80 / 100
Aug 2, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is a simple game, with a fair price and that will keep you for a good few hours solving its puzzles.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2022

Train Valley is a fun train-routing puzzle game with a dash of strategy thrown in courtesy of the ability to construct your own rail network. It feels like a mashup of Conduct Together with the train routing of something like Mini Metro, where you are constantly connecting stations together and finding the optimal routes. The addition of the pause mechanic makes the game much more relaxing and less hectic, and is great to get a short train-puzzle fix. The more in-depth economic railroad simulations might be my ideal speed, but this was a fun break from them and I enjoyed my ride through Train Valley.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2022

Train Valley is a superbly challenging game that strikes the perfect balance between track-building sim and arcade-like structure. If you enjoy tough games that'll keep you strategizing as you think on your feet then I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is a fantastic simulation and puzzle title. Its hectic gameplay and challenging tasks will have you pulling your hair out. However, it is addictive, great fun, and a must-play title.

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Recommended
Aug 8, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is proof of concept of an award-winning mobile game in the making, which is really where it deserves a spot. Looking past the controller flaws and judging the title for what it is; the overall idea is quite engaging and wonderful. More so when one considers the exciting and somewhat nostalgic premise of laying down and building model train tracks! The puzzle element of figuring out how to efficiently get all trains from one station to another is extremely simple to understand and not too challenging to figure out. This simplicity creates seriously addictive gameplay – perfectly built with chill play sessions in mind. For added joy, it is highly recommended to listen to Kylie Minogue Essentials while the game is played.

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7 / 10
Jul 27, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is a very good transition to consoles for the PC staple. While the User Interface at times isn’t great almost all PC-focused games struggle to make that change for consoles. Ultimately, the gameplay is very enjoyable and strategy fans will have a good time thinking three steps ahead to make sure things at the station continue to run smoothly.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

Train Valley: Console Edition is a game that manages to convey a very casual vibe, with hints of competitiveness for those who want to complete it. However, the console version does not bring any real improvement that justifies its acquisition by those who, at least, have already played or own the PC version. On the contrary, the gameplay in this version is much more laborious, contributing to a quick disinterest in the game.

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Liked
Jul 27, 2022

Train Valley Console Edition is a challenging puzzle game with controls that make playing it on the Switch a tad frustrating. However, I’d recommend Train Valley if you like trains and enjoy a good challenge. I must admit I’d play it on PC over the Switch version. This way you might save yourself having to buy a new Switch after throwing it through the window in frustration.

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