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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Choo-Choo Charles (2022) is a survival shooting game that imagines Thomas the Tank Engine in a horror setting. You explore an island in an old upgradable train and hunt down Charles the evil spider train.

It's a strange mix of anthropomorphised steam engines with horrific intent. Charles is a bloodthirsty train, and you need to destroy him. To do this you must navigate a large play area in your own train.

It seems like it's all a bit silly but there are some interesting twists here. A further novelty is that you follow your winding treacherous tracks so need to plan each mission carefully. You can get out and clearing the path on foot but of course you are more vulnerable. Or perhaps you'll switch the track's direction to steer the demon Charles in a different direction.

There are modes where you go looking for materials and missions to find "Scraps". This leads to different ways to upgrade your train. You can even help out the towns people you meet in return for high powered weapons, and other items vital to Charles' destruction.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Choo-Choo Charles 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Oli Hawkins and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action and Shooting elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

The game involves horror scenarios with guns and flame throwers and other weapons. You only attack the train, but you do get attacked yourself with the train's horrific face and sharp teeth.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.


Choo-Choo Charles usually costs £16.75.

Choo-Choo Charles

Steam Store PC £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/12/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Two Star Games (@TwoStarGames)

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