Bus Driver

Bus Driver 1.5

Bus Driver 1.5 showcases a high replay value based on a sophisticated system
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From the makers of truck simulation games in the 18 Wheels of Steel series and Euro Truck Simulator, comes Bus Driver 1.5, also referenced as Bus Driver Gold, a bus game suitable for everybody, a solid contender in the bus driving games category. It showcases a high replay value based on a sophisticated system of traffic rules and game-play related bonuses.

Bus Driver gold, is a world class favorite game due to the fact that it is downloadable, playable and translated in various languages such as English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch. In Bus Driver Gold, your job is to transport passengers around an attractive, expansive, realistic city environment, featuring various districts. Successful drivers must apply skill at following a timetable on a planned route utilizing twelve different kinds of buses such as school-buses, double-decker buses, and other detailed models inspired by real-world buses; such buses must be used to fulfill driver assignments that revolve around multiple responsibilities such as transporting types of passengers ranging from students, tourists, sight-seeing tours, to prisoners and must be accomplished by taking care not to upset or injure these passengers.

These assignments are executed at varying time-of-day as well as under various weather conditions over driving routes, totaling thirty and arranged into 5 tiers of increasing difficulty. These routes travail both within large city boundary, at varying districts, such as modern sectors, suburbia, and older towns, as well as outside the city limits, at several busy districts such as airports, harbors, and others. The challenging conditions such routes present are " living roads", and require operators using them to obey all traffic rules due to the intelligent traffic system controlled by SCS Software's AI system. This application's experience of driving a bus is very different from blazing through a racing circuit. This makes Bus Driver 1.5 very unique because it is unlike any other driving game.

Note:3D computer hardware capabilities, is necessary for the enjoyment of Bus Driver gold; In this review 3D card is used to represent the following: graphics controller, graphics card, video card, graphics chipset, graphics, and accelerator. Addition requirements are, at least, the following: CPU, such as 1.5GHz Pentium IV or equivalent; RAM, such as 512MB; Video Card, such as OpenGL 1.5 compatible 128MB PCI Express with hardware T&L; Hard Disk, with at least 300MB free space ; Windows XP or Vista with DirectX 9 installed. Older platforms, absolutely, require 3D card support only for, Bus Driver Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000; available are optional items such as the following: DirectX compatible soundcard ; DirectX compatible gamepad or steering wheel, which improves on driving the bus using the cursor keys such as W, A, D and S. A suggestion to find out if or what 3D card is installed in the computer is to be sure to become familiar with DirectX Diagnostics, DXDiag, or similar Windows debug utility.

Reynold Gibbs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Non-violent

Cons

  • Not supported on older graphics cards
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