18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker GameCube

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
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  1. Unfortunately, the biggest drawback to 18 Wheeler is the game life. This game is short. Really short.
  2. It's the same old game, and a short one at that.
  3. 68
    Fun for a few minutes but gets played out all too quickly.
  4. Game Informer
    60
    Quite and ugly game. There's more pop-up than a toaster, and the music is unappealing to anyone without a straw hat. [Apr 2002, p.79]
  5. Nintendo Power
    56
    Most players will complete all four races within an hour or two. [Mar 2002, p.133]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    55
    Do yourself a favor and head down to your local arcade if you want to play some 18 Wheeler. [May 2002, p.112]
  7. On the GameCube though, without adding any more to the game such as an extra character or stage, this seems a pretty pointless release of an average game.
  8. 50
    If you're considering paying $50 for an hour's worth of racing -- without the added benefit of the arcade cabinet, horn, and steering wheel, I might add -- the novelty factor quickly runs dry.
  9. Dated graphics, shallow gameplay and a playing time of about 40 minutes to an hour for the main arcade mode are just some of the reasons to avoid wasting your money on this.

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 25, 2016
    6
    The gamecube version is the 2nd best of the three. This one has okay graphics and okay controls. The courses are WAY to short and the gameThe gamecube version is the 2nd best of the three. This one has okay graphics and okay controls. The courses are WAY to short and the game lacks of design. Full Review »
  2. Adam
    Apr 24, 2003
    9
    Great game....nice graphics, lots of fun....a bit too short though.
  3. BruceC
    Mar 10, 2002
    5
    Average game play, good graphics - but way too short on courses!