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Look forward to Bus Simulator 21, and the most comprehensive and advanced fleet in the history of the series. For Bus Simulator 21, a fleet of 30 officially licensed buses by well-known, international manufacturers such as Volvo, Alexander Dennis, Scania, BYD, Grande West, and Blue Bird will join the models by popular brands already included in the preceding installment (Mercedes-Benz, Setra, IVECO BUS, and MAN). For the first time, you will have the chance to master the challenges of daily traffic in the cockpit of double-decker and electric buses.

Get ready for the brand-new, impressive US map Angel Shores and a revamped version of the European Seaside Valley map from the previous game installment – including its map extension. The even greater open-world approach of Bus Simulator 21 means that you will get to experience the exciting daily life of a bus driver in two massive, freely explorable cities, including industrial and outlying districts, a vibrant Chinatown district, a promenade, the surrounding hilly countryside, and the business park. Different difficulty levels and play modes are also available for a wide range of player types.

In Bus Simulator 21, you will not only become a capable driver with countless miles on the road – you also have the option to use extended management elements. Creating detailed timetables, buying and selling buses, and planning efficient routes that take into account the daily number of passengers at peak hours – these and more varied tasks are available for you to enjoy.

Do you prefer getting up from behind the desk and taking steering your buses into your own hands? No problem! The auto-features of Bus Simulator 21 can take over your management duties and let pure bus drivers simply enjoy their time on the road.

Plus, the revised traffic and pedestrian AI, improved graphics, and a dynamic day-night cycle tightly linked to the peak hours system as well as different weather conditions ensure an even more immersive bus driving experience.

Play in either single-player or synced multiplayer mode, transport your passengers safely and promptly to their destinations and be rewarded for your timely and safe driving at the end of pay day.

Freely usable convenience features, such as quickly jumping to desired stops on the map (fast travel), fast forwarding time, and directly taking over the routes of your NPC buses, all complete the virtual bus driver package and guarantee even more fun behind the wheel!

Enjoy Bus Simulator 21 on PC or consoles for the most comprehensive bus driving experience in the history of the series!

  • For Bus Simulator 21 30 buses by international, well-known manufacturers, such as Volvo, Alexander Dennis, Scania, BYD, Grande West, and Blue Bird have been licensed in addition to the popular brands already included in the preceding installment (Mercedes-Benz, Setra, IVECO BUS, and MAN).
  • In addition to classic rigid and articulated buses, this new installment of the series also allows you to drive a double-decker bus as well as enjoy the future of public transport: the e-bus!
  • Two huge, lively environments in the USA and Europe with an even greater open-world approach will make you itch to explore your surroundings
  • Drive alone or with friends in the cooperative multiplayer mode
  • Optional, refined management features such as setting up detailed timetables, visiting bus dealers on the map, or planning efficient routes, that take into account the number of passengers at specific times, create an even deeper gameplay experience
  • Different difficulty levels and play modes are available for a wide range of player types.
  • More realism thanks to improved graphics, new dynamic weather, a day-night cycle, and a new AI for pedestrians and traffic
  • Faithfully recreated bus sounds and a comprehensive, voiced tutorial and passenger dialogues in English and German for even better atmosphere and more fun
  • The new character creator has more than 15,000 design combinations for you to customize your bus driver's body shape, clothes, skin color, hair, and much more.
  • Less time in menus and more time on the road thanks to freely usable convenience features such as fast travel, fast forwarding time, and directly taking over AI buses in your own fleet
  • Various customization options: Personalize your buses' surfaces with different colors, patterns, and ads; activate and deactivate the density of potholes in the roads, enable or disable the operation of the ticket machine, and much more
  • Supports popular steering wheels, gamepads, Tobii Eye Tracking, and TrackIR
  • Master challenging traffic situations: narrow roads, oncoming traffic, serpentines, a busy bus terminal, driving at night, road works, overland drives, potholes, traffic jams, traffic obstacles, speed bumps, and much more
  • Lifelike experience with different events in the bus, such as a soiled interior, special requests from passengers, fare dodgers, loud music, and blocked bus stops
  • Gradual expansion of modding (PC only): Start at launch with the creation of your own skins and decals for your buses and share them with the community via Mod.io at a later date. Thanks to the ongoing expansion of the modding kit, it will also be possible to create buses and maps in the near future.
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Bus Simulator 21, a highly-customisable bus management game, now features modding support powered by mod.io. Read on to learn more about Bus Simulator 21 and how mod.io will support a new set of community creators!

Bus Simulator 21 is the latest bus line management game from stillalive studios, and the newest entry in a series dating back to 2016. With an impressive roster of brand team-ups and the ability to either manage your bus fleet from afar or drive yourself, it's a solid foundation for simulation players interested in zen-like driving experiences in games.

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Bus Simulator 21 features many branded vehicles for that extra dose of realism

Simulator games often attract individuals with a strong focus on detail, and Bus Simulator 21 delivers with a large, well-crafted open world and buses that are both distinct from one another and realistic in their appearance. The game "revised traffic and pedestrian AI, improved graphics, and a dynamic day-night cycle tightly linked to the peak hours system", intended to provide players more immersion in their bus fleet management duties. A synced multiplayer offering right out the gate means players can just as easily run bus routes with friends as manage a transport empire on their own.

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The open world gives players plenty of freedom for how they want to explore the features
in the game - leaving business management behind, or focusing on expanding their operations

The crux of many simulators is an eventual cut-off point where you've experienced much of what the game has to offer, and developers can only stave this off through post-launch content drops for so long. One effective way to ensure player retention is, of course, modding support - which now, thanks to mod.io, Bus Simulator 2021 now features.

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As players drive and manage, the world goes on, with peak hours affecting business output

Modding support, at this time, includes options for custom vehicles, skins for existing buses, and map edits, as well as decals for decorating your own vehicles. The game's mod.io page already features thirteen items from the community with a mixture of decals, skins, and new buses to drive. As time goes on, this modding support will ensure players have plenty of content to choose from.

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Decals and skins join extensive player customisation for a very
personal take on your bus driving journey

Bus Simulator 21 currently sits at a 20% off on Steam for the Lunar New Year sale, and with the newest round of modding support, it's a deal that'll only get better in the future. You can check out the existing mods for Bus Simulator 21 over on mod.io here.


Are there scripted events with terrorists or hobos that board your bus and then hold people hostage?

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