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What's a Japanese video game console release like without exotic Japanese games? From the makers of the popular Densha de Go! series comes the very first PlayStation3™ train simulation game -- Railfan.

The game emphasizes on realism and allows you to drive trains in three different locations, including Chicago's brown line, part of Tokyo's JR system and Osaka. Your task in the game is simply, you need to run the train properly and make sure to stop on time at each station. Controls are pretty simple as well, you only need to control the train's throttle.

Railfan differs from other train simulation games mainly by its graphics. The game's graphics are displayed by a streaming video of the actual train lines. The camera shakes to give you the feeling of a moving train and cut-scenes will display additional overhead views of the train.

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Original Name  レールファン
Official Release Date  Dec 20, 2006
Genre  Simulation
Version  Japan
  CERO A (Free)
PAX-Code PAX0001319965
Catalog No.  BLJM-60013
Item Code  4571165000083
Players  1

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Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes:6

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speedeternity (4) on 07, Jan. 2015 14:44 (HKT)
Best available Japanese train simulator
complete with all japanese train and station announcement. Nothing compared with train simulator 2014 with pixelated scenery. sure it's not english but you can find the walkthrough from internet.
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dame (1) on 20, Feb. 2014 09:15 (HKT)
Bad compared to proper train sims, but still enjoyable as a novelty.
The game is a train driving simulation that uses live-recorded video instead of conventional 3d models. This means that the picture at any point of the track will always be the same (say good bye to replayability!) and everything on the screen (passengers, oncoming trains, vehicles) stops as soon as you stop the train. In other words, in motion it looks much less natural than on the screenshots.
There are only three routes, all of which are hour-long and the video quality is quite bad and blurry (modern HD train videos from Youtube look better in comparison).
You can enable time (dawn, night, ...) and weather (snow, rain, ...) effects which will be simply overlayed on the same video, but the end result will be nothing but laughable. The game has a built-in guide with short voiced descriptions of POIs around stations.
This is by no means a replacement to a proper train driving game such as Densha de Go! However, it was still enjoyable on its own due to its novelty and interesting railway line selection.
I would recommend the game to train lovers or just people interested in unconventional games who want a novelty game to play for a few hours and never come back to.
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rudy_h7201 (120) on 22, Jan. 2013 12:51 (HKT)
One of the best sim
The usage of live footage really astounding, really marked era of ps3 generation. Too bad it's only in japanese. It would be more enjoyable, if I'm able to learn about the stations' details. Because it's more than a sim game.
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