18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul Image
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  • Summary: North America’s open roads await! You ain't working for the Man any more! You're the owner of your own trucking business and you call the shots. Build your empire one rig at a time to dominate the roadways and outbid the competition. Can you handle the pressure? Your American Dream starts behind the wheel of your own big rig. Bid – May the best man win. Do you take what the company is bidding for a job or do you move on and lose valuable time? Remember – Profit is King. Haul – Start behind the wheel transporting 45+ types of cargo including livestock, chemicals, and mobile homes, cross country to bring in the big bucks. Handle – These beasts don’t drive themselves! Back up to loading docks, manage your fuel, and maintain your trucks in peak condition. Dominate – Move it better and faster than your competition. Build your reputation coast to coast as you long haul across 48 states, Canada and now Mexico! Grow - Build your business and add rigs to your fleet. Own up to 37 mammoth machines and trailers. [ValuSoft] Expand
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  1. I'd like to have seen more impressive rendering of the incredible geography of the continent, but nevertheless: 18 Wheels of Steel, you are weird and brave. We salute you. [Apr 2008, p.79]
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  1. Dec 18, 2011
    10
    This game is very detailed and has good graphics for it's date of making. American long haul has to be one of the best of 18 wheels of steel, I am in state of thought that it is nice to have a game that's not based on a different countries trucking tradition. I would also like to state that the trucks in this game are based on real trucks and that this games has a great selection of American brand semi rigs. Thanks Expand
  2. WilliamR.
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    18wheels of steel American long haul is great! I love the trucks,routes,and the loads. The graphics are outstanding!Long hauling down the road is loads of fun. I like the routes to Mexico, this is a great game! Expand
  3. AlexeyB.
    May 8, 2008
    9
    Well game has liked me, more and more, is less worked, a plot excellent. Confuses a unique minus in game this that that speed of the lorry practically is not felt and it seems that you creep on road. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    5
    18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul is a game that is some fun for the first 5 hours of play. I liked the open feeling to the game and the career, and the missions themselves aren't that bad either. The problems start after you play for a while and begin noticing some things. You get fined for not stopping along the route, but there are no places to sleep. The distribution of fuel is scarce, and after you hire a new driver, you don't have to play the game any more, just watch the cash flow in. This game is fun for a while, but once that wears off, you begin to rethink playing it. Expand
  5. TimA
    May 10, 2009
    4
    As mentioned earlier the laws are very vague, either I did not understand how to get in the sleeper or the developers figured that wasn't important, and figured that truck drivers always use a motel on the road. Maybe before these game developers do another game like this maybe they would research a bit more before actually releasing the game. I also concur with another statement the handling made me feel like I had a couple to many. Expand
  6. ELLNDM
    Apr 20, 2008
    3
    The market really needs truck games.The only one i know is 18 wheels across America. The same boring cockpit and stuff. Please develop a much sophisticated game, a little bit hard to finish and much better handling of the truck...10x. Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2013
    0
    Hello Metacritic, I had 18 Wheels Of Steel on my old computer,but it messed up so I got a new one.I went to get 18 WOS again so I did but it has been a week and I still cant play it.I payed for it but I cant play it.Did I do something wrong? Expand

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