Bus Simulator 21: Five Best Bus Simulators For PC in 2021

Who doesn't want to tear up the streets as a virtual bus driver 2021?

By Jo Craig

September 6, 2021

There’s no better way to mark the imminent release of Bus Simulator 21 from Stillalive Studios, than by highlighting the notable games of this ilk gone before – and that doesn’t include Desert Bus.

Bus simulation games have been in business for a while, and it’s still a popular form of escapism for gamers who wish to crack open a beer and hit the virtual road at weekends – big bus style. Not only has this particular niche of gaming spawned memes and relaxing background videos, but it’s also given enthusiasts the chance to captain their vehicles of choice without the commitment of long hours or training.

Bus Simulator 21 – Brands Showcase Trailer

Bus Simulator 21 – Brands Showcase Trailer

Bus Simulators for PC

Bus Driver

Released in 2007 by Microsoft, Bus Driver offers a wide variety of buses to choose from for your retro journey, that closely match the design of real-life vehicles. Drivers can anticipate five tiers that offer six different routes in each of them. Traffic rules have to be obeyed in this simulation, or your time with these 13 buses is over.

OMSI: The Bus Simulator

One of the more popular simulators is OMSI: The Bus Simulator, because of its realistic gameplay. Driving this Omnibus will allow you to navigate through Spandau during the 80s and 90s, offering easy gameplay mechanics with an enabled map, as well as a day-and-night cycle.

Fernbus Simulator

Fernbus Simulator hit the PC scene in 2016, presenting a whopping 40 German cities to cruise through. Combining tourist attractions with pedal-heavy police, and a climate cycle, Fernbus is an attractive endeavor to embark on, despite a few reports of pesky bugs.

City Bus Simulator 2010

Released by TML Studios in 2009, City Bus Simulator 2010 offers interior and exterior shots of the bus to admire when you’re sailing the streets – responsibly. Various recognizable locations, such as Times Square, is on offer in the routes roster, and this simulator has plenty of missions to complete as well.

Bus Simulator 2019

By far the most visually pleasing simulator on the list is the predecessor of the new release, Bus Simulator 2019. With responsive actions, a jostling city life, and a host of missions, this simulator leans on physics during gameplay and stands as one of the more preferred bus simulators in 2021.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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