Train Sim World: Founders Edition stands tall on consoles right now as this is the only train sim currently available for us Xbox One players. The game is available on the Xbox store for £24.99/$29.99 and is published by those lovely people over at Dovetail Games, the ones who are to fully blame for my addiction to Euro Fishing. This being my first train based adventure, I honestly had no idea what to fully expect from it. Would it be something I regret asking to play, or would I find myself here being addicted to a game that is normally something I would see on the store and have a little giggle at and then forget it was even a thing.
Scenario mode is where you begin to see that Train Sim World is very light when it comes to content mind you, with this mode only offering five scenarios to work through. This is a shame as this was easily my favorite mode to play, as it lets you feel like you are really getting good at the game, but holds your hand if you worry about getting stuck at all. Here you will find scenarios such as taking control of a few things, with events like a broken train needing hauling in for repairs, to catching a train to get to your run and getting the passengers to their destination. Just a really enjoyable but short mode in all honesty.
Services. like I said above, is very much the mode for the player who thinks he has the game mastered. Here you can spawn walking around a station to take over any of the available trains pulling in, or just jumping on and riding them as a passenger. When it comes to taking control though there is no hand-holding here, with you simple given a job of getting a train at its destination for a set time. and having to do things purely by the knowledge you have for getting that train to get going and doing all the necessary stops and things to gain the XP for doing so.
Overall: TSW: Founder Edition is certainly a game which won't be for everyone, but at the same time offers something very unique for the Xbox One. At £24.99 it is a little overpriced for the content you get with it, and it certainly isn't the most polished game out there for that sort of price. That said, the scenarios were good fun to play, and if there were more of these on offer in the future via DLC I could see myself wanting to pick them up and play them.
It's all depends if you fancy playing something a little different and are willing to pay the asking price. I would say maybe hold out for the edition which offers more content via a season pass, or certainly pick it up in an upcoming sale.