Ghost Train Simulator: The Count Of Monster Disco


A dracula wants you to nip out in your ghost train to pick up a few supplies for his Halloween party. That’s a thing. That’s real. It’s 2014’s Halloween gag game from Train Simulator folks Dovetail, and far more extravagant than past ‘Trains vs. Zombies’ offerings. Its name alone deserves its own line:

The Count of Monster Disco.

Cor! That’s a name and a half all right. And if you aren’t already starting to do the Monster Mash in your seat (I heard it was a graveyard smash), seeing the dracula dance will… affect you.

The Count of Monster Disco is on Steam now, with a 50% launch discount bringing it to £4.99 until Halloween. Made by Skyhook Games, it’s an expandalone, not needing regular Train Sim to play.

Back to the important stuff. It’s set in the town of Trainsylvania (Trainsylvania!) on Halloween night, where the daffy Count needs you – the friendly local frankestein who drives the ‘Spirit of Halloween’ train – to run errands, picking up decorations, food, and guests over several missions. It looks and sounds absurd and the novelty probably wears off quickly, but isn’t that typically Halloweeny? Isn’t that why we have so many gimmicks, so many costumes, so many themed snacks and cocktails – to help delay the moment when we’ll scavenge the dregs of a bottle of lukewarm whiskey from the drinks table and retreat to an armchair in the corner to hold court with admirers and pitiers?

Okay, now let’s watch the Count dancing again.


  1. padger says:


    • Gap Gen says:

      I hope they don’t have a… MOOOONSTER CRAAAASH

      • Darth Gangrel says:

        If the’re not mindful of their train of thought, it could derail.

  2. Rao Dao Zao says:

    So it’s on Steam, but will it arrive on any other platforms too?

    • timur says:

      Well, judging by those screenshots, that engine seems to be relying on Steam pretty heavily.

    • Gargenville says:

      Stop derailing the comments with puns and conduct yourselves with some dignity.

      • timur says:

        I’ll never let this thread get back on track. I’ll keep railing against gimmicky games until I run out of trolling stock.

      • Gotem says:

        dont bother, it is like some people here were trained to write puns

        • Whiskey Jak says:

          I’d like to participate in this thread, but I lackamotive.

          • timur says:

            We wouldn’t have you anyway – you need to know your station in life.

      • says:

        Your stern words make a rayl of light in the ghostly weather we’re having.

  3. Al Bobo says:

    I once read a book named The Count of Monte Cristo, but I can’t recall a choo-choo train or any monsters in it.

    • Llewyn says:

      You must have read the abridged version.

    • daver4470 says:

      The choo-choo and the monsters come right after the part where the Count helps Spider-man defeat the evil Transformers. Not sure how you missed it…

      (Admittedly, I may have been reading an unauthorized translation of the original text….)

  4. Wowbagger says:

    I read it as Goat train originally and now i’m slightly disappointed.