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LOTUS Simulator

Bus, tram and train are simulated extremely realistic in a single game – and you can drive them!

LOTUS Simulator is a driving simulation game made and published by Oriolus Software GmbH. LOTUS, that means: L like Leitstelle, (German, control centre), O like omnibus, T like tram, U like underground, S like suburban train. For the first time, bus, tram and train are simulated extremely realistic in a single game – and you can drive them, build them or create the world around. With LOTUS, dreams and ideas come true – and the best of it: every good realization will find followers and supporters that are hoping for extensions or are looking for exhausting the adventure of simulation driving. They are waiting for you!

Game Info

Release Date: 15 Sep, 2018
Developer: Oriolus Software GmbH
Publisher: Oriolus Software GmbH
Genre: Driving, Simulation
Rating: 74/100

LOTUS Simulator

Website of LOTUS Simulator

System Requirements

Minimum Specifications


OS: Win 7
CPU: 2,6 GHz, 4 cores
RAM: 4 GB
GRAPHIC: 512 MB VRAM
HDD: 5 GB

Recommended Specifications


OS: Win 10
CPU: 2,6 GHz, 4 cores
RAM: 4 GB
GRAPHIC: 512 MB VRAM
HDD: 5 GB

Game Features:

  • Modular structure: Buy and play only what you are interested in – vehicles of the railway, like trams or trains, or vehicles of the road, like buses and trolleybuses, or even other modules that will be released later.
  • Map editor: With many tools, aids and quite a few ingenious gimmicks mountains are moved, embankments planned, tracks laid and streets tarmacked. Afterwards the landscape is shaped and decorated with buildings, trees, lights, stops, benches, fences and much more.
  • Realism: Driving physics, environmental physics, graphical effects, sounds, weather, seasons and the world coordinate system are uncompromisingly realistic – that is our first priority.
  • Content tool: Whether a single scenery object or a whole vehicle – with the content tool the objects are configured. From material settings to complex animation, from the design of the physics, the sound settings and the import and debugging of scripts, the content tool accompanies and supports the developer.
  • Multiplayer: Driving different tours with friends, greeting each other at the meeting point, ensure the connection by radio, coordinate everything in the control centre on your own or follow the instructions of your colleague – this and much more is provided by the multiplayer of LOTUS.
  • Plugin interface: A discarded crank, the board information system with display, a driver’s desk or a whole cockpit can be operated with the simulator and get information back from it by the use of the plugin interface.

LOTUS Simulator Trailer

LOTUS Simulator Review

7.4 Total Score
Good

LOTUS-Simulator is a driving simulator in a class of its own! LOTUS includes all means of transport in one game: O like Omnibus, T like Tram, S like Suburban Train, U like Underground - and even related transport carriers. The L stands for headquarters, which translates to Leitstelle in German. At the beginning, the player chooses freely a vehicle and drives it around town, enjoys the ultra-realistic feeling of driving and the original sounds and may even forget that the vehicle is virtual. Once gripped by the excitement of simulation driving, the standards increase: stick to tight schedules, carry special passengers, master the difficult traffic. But that’s not all. The ambition grows with the experience: Now the multiplayer is played under real conditions – the colleagues in the control centre coordinate by radio, the game leader set challenges in the middle of the road, unpredictable weather, real duty rosters and long shifts. And after all, how about recreating the way of the school bus and to master the student’s traffic this time on your own? Didn’t the mate from the historic vehicle society have an ancient tram car with crank control standing around? You could breathe life again into it in the simulator – as a museum run or maybe even at the time it originates…

Good
7.4
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