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  • Summary: The plot puts you in a post-apocalyptic world. Enter the reality of the year 223 since Great Cataclysm. The world we knew was erased as the result of a mysterious accident. In less than one hour the most part of the world population disappeared. Those who survived try to adapt to new conditions. There are new cities and settlements with trading alliances and mobsters. The vital transport hubs are controlled by gangsters and pillagers. Hence, armored heavy truck drivers have become the only resisting force against the "shadow" elements. You are to drive through dangerous regions of the new Earth with its mysterious places and hostile habitants. Your ultimate goal is to reveal the guarded secrets of the lost civilization. Your heavy truck is the only hope. You will need it to travel, earn your lining and fight your way through the perilous areas. It Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. Its gameplay isn't imaginative or original, but if you're looking for a quick fix of destructiveness, Apocalypse gets the job done. [Oct. 2006, p.108]
  2. Given the decidely mixed gameplay, you have to have a certain love of kitsch to get far in Hard Truck Apocalypse. [Oct. 2006, p.68]
  3. The problem is that they failed at making either the storyline or the action engaging and fun.
  4. Hard Truck: Apocalypse takes an interesting premise and strips away all but the most mundane elements, leaving you to drive down a long and unexciting road to nowhere.
  5. Most of the trucks ride like they should be carting oranges or vending-machine refills, instead of chasing bandits. Pushing them down the road with a keyboard ain't much fun—and driving eats up almost all of your playing time.
  6. 40
    The vast world with bandits and weapon-packed vehicles is an interesting idea, but being forced to meander back and forth across it just to earn a few scraps of cash makes the whole thing boring.
  7. The more interesting large-scale fire fights and planning truck upgrades provide some reasons to stick with it, along with nostalgia for dear old Interstate 76. If only Targem had concentrated on lending the missions more of the depth I76's sported, the other faults would be far more forgivable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 30, 2012
    10
    One of the best games for me. Very interesting atmosphere of the apocalypse. Good work of the composer. Unfortunately, only in Russia understand the meaning of this fascinating game Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2014
    10
    Where is download?? I can't download my game. Help me please. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's a wonderful game for me.Atmosphere, music, amusing cars...This makes Hard Truck: Apocalypse a game of my childhood and an example of best game (for me). However, there are some mistakes and bugs in this game, graphics is not perfect, quests are simple and sometimes boring, but nevertheless the atmosphere is perfect and main story is very interesting. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2014
    8
    Entertaining game where you drive a truck, follow a series of missions through different environments, fight other trucks, and trade your way to buy a more powerful truck.
    Dogfight is quite well done, pirates will storm you if you pass through their territory. Missions are varied and some are even humorous. You repair you truck in towns, where you will also be able to find new and improved parts, accept missions, and do the indispensable trade.
    This game has enormous potential, the main idea is solid gold, but it lacks some polish, mostly form the broken translation which spoils the immersion.
    All in all this is not a perfect game, but it has in store some surprises and the story is quite coherent.
    You'll definitely enjoy it.
    Under Windows 7 the game need some tinkering to work.
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  5. Gua
    Apr 7, 2014
    8
    I'm not a fan of car game but Hard Truck: Apocalypse is one of the best russian games in my opinion. The only thing I didn't like is the music. I would advice Hard Truck for every fan of post apocalypse and open world. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2013
    6
    Actually, the game was no good. It had poor graphics, weak plot, raw setting, questionable fighting and economic models.
    But this was
    freaking hard truck postapocalipse Action-RPG!
    Yes, there are a huge lot of games, which implement one of these parts on the highest level. Nowadays there are even some acknowledged to be good ones, which contain more than one part of this list: Borderlands, Rage, Fired Up for PSP...
    Maybe this **** just worked in Russia for some reason. Maybe space or pirate games were enough to enjoy such gameplay elsewhere. But personally, if anyone will ever decide to reanimate this idea, they can count on me.
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  7. Jan 17, 2012
    3
    This game is bad, but grows on you. But as it grows it doesn't stop being bad, you just start tolerating it a bit better, like you would a mangy shabby old dog who poops all over the place and bites your friends when they come over. You can't help it, it's not that you like that dog, it's just that you have to keep it for some inexplicable reason. 3.5 Expand