Last Train Home Reviews
A rich, interesting, and honest experiment in history-as-game: If you're interested, play it.
Last Train Home might not be as deep as some management sims or as broad in scope as other RTS games. However, it combines the best of both styles with some smart and welcome improvements that give it a strong identity. Combine that with a unique story and brilliant presentation, and you’ve got yourself a strong candidate for one of the best in the genre.
An ambitious hybrid of RTS, management, and narrative history masterfully put together to represent a unique war story that easily smooths over some AI quirks.
Last Train Home had a lot of potential thanks to a great idea. However, Ashborne Games for some reason focused not on polishing gameplay, but on silly nonsense about revolutionary Russia.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Inspired by a piece of history that most people never heard of, Last Train Home is a competent mix of management and RTS gameplay, although the stealth mecanics leave something to be desired. Those eagerly waiting for Frostpunk 2 should consider adding it to their Christmas wishlist.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Overall, Last Train Home is a difficult, stressful, and wonderful experience. It is beautiful and brutal tale of perseverance and war that doubles as a strategy game. Aside from a few clunky feeling commands on the battlefield and the, easily circumvented, wait-time mechanic on the top-down map, there is really no issues with this gem. Despite the difficulty of the normal game mode, it would be a mistake to miss this train.
Last Train Home is an enjoyable and deep game that manages to be innovative by blending two different genres very successfully and putting a lot of different factors on it. It is a bit difficult to get used to, and even more difficult to learn all the dynamics and use them actively in the game. But once this threshold is crossed, an unforgettable strategy experience awaits you.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Last Train Home is a well-executed mix of two different gameplay genres that benefits from a unique setting and engaging mechanics. There are a few bumps along the track, but it makes for a memorable trip.
Czech developers have brought a unique combination of genres that works great. The management train ride combined with military strategic missions, RPG development and survival elements is unique and extremely complex. In addition, the authors have captured well an unseen period and a little-known stage of Czechoslovak history.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Moral of the review, beware of copy-and-paste news stories and play Last Train Home unless you want a little faster action, you're an opportunist, a cutthroat, or a Bolshevik.
Last Train Home is an exciting combination of genres, reminiscent of the Commandos or Frostpunk series. Still, the game goes its way and is worth playing. The UI design slightly throws a spanner in the works, and the stealth could be more elaborate. However, the game makes up for these flaws with its originality and connection to actual historical events.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Come on ride the depressing train (WOO WOO!)
Ashbourne Games’ Last Train Home is one of the most unique and captivating RTS and management experiences you are bound to have.
The Ashborne Games team shines with Last Train Home, a title with a lot of personality and attention to detail, where strategy and management coexist in a fantastic balance. All packed with an immersive narrative, based on historical facts that are not usually treated within the medium. A true marvel on rails.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The story and themes Last Train Home are gripping, creative, and well realized. It can't replace history lessons, but it offers dozens of hours of quality entertainment.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Last Train Home is great for those who want to maliciously plan everything else and manage a spreadsheet of resources and logistics. Things will be taken slowly, almost at a snail’s pace, to avoid roadblocks. Those who want to rush into action will likely quickly kill the entire Czechoslovakian Legion. This can easily accumulate with loading back dozens of hours if you can even figure out which save file that was.
Last Train Home is a heartwarming and deeply engrossing story of hardship and survival combined with a fun and challenging resource management game with a shocking amount of depth. While I wasn’t a fan of the real-time strategy segments, I would definitely recommend this game for everything else it has to offer.
While Last Train Home may be one of the best experiences of a neutral party in war story-wise, the gameplay and story also tell a haunting truth. You should play Last Train Home not just because it's entertaining but because it holds the ability to tell the story of those who really lived through the conflict. It's easy for ideals to be worth the civil wars that are waged, but so often do we forget the lives of those who were impacted outside of the conflict. Last Train Home is a wonderful look at that haunting reality.
Last Train Home tells a gritty and emotional story of Czechoslovakian legionnaires trying to reach their distant home after the conclusion of World War I. As foreign armed forces in a now war-torn Russia, players not only have to manage scarce resources, but also their allegiances. While the core elements of RTS gameplay and survival management sim work well together, a large part of your enjoyment will depend on the balance of those two. For large stretches of gameplay, Last Train Home isn’t an RTS with management sim elements, but a Surival Management game with occasional RTS missions.
Review in German | Read full review