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The next evolution in railway simulation Enter the most authentic, customisable railway simulation, from the pioneering team that shaped the world of train simulation. Accurately re-created routes and rolling stock Travel over 1900km of track on faithfully reproduced UK and continental routes, driving eight great trains of today and yesteryear. Your imagination is your only buffer Create and share new content with powerful, user-friendly editors; expand your rail world with a range of professional add-ons. Developed by enthusiasts for every simulation user Simple, family-friendly interface delivers an authentic railway experience; you’ll drive and design in Rail Simulator® for years to come.
Rail Simulator (Kuju Rail Simulator) is a train simulation published by Electronic Arts (EA). It was produced by UK based Kuju Entertainment, the company which developed Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) with Microsoft. After release of the UK version, EA's support and further development of the title was taken over by Rail Simulator Developments Ltd, who have continued to provide updates, fixes, official expansion packs and new content for RailSim fans. RSDL has also released a much anticipated sequel to the first game called Railworks, both online and on DVD-ROM.
Since release Kuju Rail Simulator received generally positive reviews from reviewers. IGN awarded 7.0 out of 10, praising the title's attention to its source material. Some jaggy graphics were criticized (with foliage going through the cab instead of bouncing off the windshield, for example) and the fact that only true rail fanatics could ever get any fun out of KRS. The lack of any in-game tutorials was mentioned, with members of the community ... making video walk-throughs, while lamenting the lack of a thick, fully printed manual. 
With the release of Rail Simulator in October 2007, Kuju Entertainment finished development and disbanded the RailSim team turning its attention to the next project. Knowing the potential of the RailSim engine, and with backing from Fund4Games who own the rights to the simulator, a new company was set up from some of the core members of the initial development team with the specific aim of fulfilling continued development of the brand and supporting users and 3rd party developers with add-on projects. This company was called Rail Simulator Developments Ltd (RSDL). RSDL have produced two patches to the core simulator (Upgrade Mk1 and Mk2), developed and released add-ons, helped the release of 3rd party products, and visited exhibitions to promote the simulation and provide for support users via several community websites.