Feral Interactive today released Sid Meier's Railroads! on the Mac. The game is the most recent release in the much beloved Railroad Tycoon series, the first of which was released in 1990. Railroads was originally released for the PC in 2006, but this is its first appearance on the Mac.

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Build a railroad empire and shape a nation!

Lay track, route trains and watch the world come to life in this compelling mix of train set and business simulator. Become the ultimate railroad robber baron with the drive to shape a nation, build an empire and amass a fortune.

Spanning the history of the railroads from the steam engines of the 1830s to the bullet trains of today, Sid Meier’s Railroads! for Mac is a bold re-imagining of the legendary Railroad Tycoon (1990), the game that launched the “tycoon” genre.


The game has very generous system requirements, asking for at least a 1.8GHz Intel processor running OS X 10.6.8, 3GB of RAM, and a 128MB graphics card. Sid Meier's Railroads! is available for $30 from Feral's online store, and will soon be available on the Mac App Store as well.

Top Rated Comments

Gemütlichkeit Avatar
134 months ago
Really don't understand trailers that show zero gameplay.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dirtyharry50 Avatar
134 months ago
I've noted a fair amount of complaining about the price of the game in this thread. People don't seem to realize that it costs a lot of money to produce and carefully test a high quality native port to OS X of a game. You cannot compare the price of this to an existing windows version that is six years old. This game is newly ported and it cost a lot of money to do that. Please don't underestimate software engineering tasks you probably aren't qualified to evaluate. I see a lot of that in gaming forums as well. People often believe it is a trivial affair to port a game. It isn't. It isn't trivial to properly test it on a variety of machines, configurations and operating system releases either. All that costs money. Last but certainly not least, Feral Interactive is a business, not a charity - they need to make a decent profit to bring us high quality releases for OS X, otherwise it simply is not worth doing. They've got bills to pay just like the rest of us.

Short version: There is no free lunch. Ports cost more money, particularly of the quality Feral is known for.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandboxGeneral Avatar
134 months ago
I think I may buy this one as a hold-me-over until SimCity comes out in February. :D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve-p Avatar
134 months ago
$30 is asking to be pirated. Mountain Lion is only $19

Mountain Lion is subsidised by hardware sales. Why does everyone expect everything for nothing nowadays?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
126351 Avatar
134 months ago
Is 3 gig of RAM for a six year old game really considered a modest system requirement?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turtlez Avatar
134 months ago
$30 is asking to be pirated. Mountain Lion is only $19
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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