The Bus Preview (Steam Early Access)

The Bus Preview (Steam Early Access)

The Bus is the next generation of city bus driving simulation set within the capital of Germany, Berlin, on a sensible scale of 1:1. Transport passengers on different lines across the city with various busses. Manage your fleet and team with other drivers online.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 12.14GB Download size.
  • Game settings-traffic and pedestrian density sliders, force feedback, Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, tooltips, tutorials, passenger comments, event frequency slider, units used (European/American), and vehicle sliders including show/hide steering wheel.
  • Auto-detect graphics option.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, field of view slider, multi-display (beta), bloom, lens flare, Colourblind mode, color-blind strength, resolution scale, view distance, anti-aliasing, shadow/material/texture/effect/mirror, and foliage quality along with light distance.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Controller support.
  • Bus driving simulator gameplay.
  • Editor mode-create/edit routes.
  • Road map shortcut (Web-based).
  • Free play mode-29 routes to choose from, set the tour date, start time.
  • 3 Difficulties-arcade, realistic, and custom. The options are all on/off-automated engine/gear switch/lights/wipers/doors/air conditioning/clearance and start directly from a bus stop.
  • Calendar for when you set the date of your journey has a sync option to set it to today’s date.
  • Six weather types-dynamic, sunny, precipitation, storm, fog, and fog and precipitation combo.
  • Photo mode.
  • The police won’t do anything!
  • 1:1 scale of Berlin in Germany.
  • Day/night cycle.
  • Reversing will bring up a camera to help you.

The Bus Preview (Steam Early Access)

Cons:

  • Unskippable splash screens on boot up.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • Not the fastest loading times.
  • No music on the menus.
  • Only one mode.
  • Crazy over-the-top physics.
  • Controls on-screen are detailed for the keyboard but too generic for the controller with prompts like the front face Button.
  • Adjusting graphics is a pain as it is all sliders.
  • No default graphics quality option.
  • The police won’t do anything!
  • Wooden Ai animations.

The Bus Preview (Steam Early Access)

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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