Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion is a “business simulation game” for PC and was released in 2004. It is Chris Sawyer’s fourth game; Chris Sawyer is known best for the Transport Tycoon series, which influenced many other sim games such as Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (for example, Chris Sawyer contributed to the design of Microsoft Train Simulator).
In Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion, the player builds a transport company from scratch. Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion was released relatively early in the “business simulation” genre compared to its later competitors such as Microsoft Train Simulator or Chris Sawyer’s own Transport Tycoon series. Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion is different from most games of this type because it takes a more realistic approach to the transport of goods and passengers. Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion is a great game for those who enjoy pure business simulations as well as those who prefer games with a more relaxed pace, where players can build large rail networks without being under pressure from competitors or budgets.