Cities in Games – Tokyo Bus Simulation

While running a search for ‘city simulation’ for an up coming conference presentation I came across a movie of the Playstation 2 game ‘Tokyo Bus Guide 2’. Not available outside of the Japan, for obvious reasons, the game nevertheless displays an interesting way to view a virtual model of the city.

The majority of real cities in games are based around street car racing and as such it is difficult to appreciate the modelling behind the simulation. In a bus based game the pace is slower so it is easier to view how the city was constructed.

If they were to make a London version they would have to include a ‘hoodie’ with his/her mobile phone on ‘speaker’ mode playing ‘Urbanz Diss’ on the 168 to Camden Town.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Anonymous - April 3, 2007

    great game and they should make one for london

  2. Anonymous - April 3, 2007

    great game mate
    yes you should make one for london and bring it out in england this time

  3. Anonymous - April 3, 2007

    please bring one out in england.please

  4. Luke - November 19, 2010

    Any type of game simulation is not good enough when compared to the real thing! Check out the video if you haven’t yet, of the latest simulator launched recently by Mercedes-Benz at Better still get the ultimate feeling by actually testing it.

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