Rig'n'Roll PC

Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. GameStar
    68
    It took seven years to finish this game. It's a bit like a huge box of Legos without a manual. Lot's of great parts, but it takes some time and work until everything fits together. With a bit more design it could have been a milestone of simulation games.
  2. Those looking for a truck driving sim will find a decent simulation here that doesn't really add anything new to the genre but doesn't significantly detract from it either. Those who are expecting a game that brings truck driving sims into the mainstream, however, will likely find themselves falling asleep at the wheel.
  3. Having had no other experience with big rig trucking simulators, I can't say how Rig'n'Roll compares to its competitors, but it seems to run fairly smoothly and accomplish what it sets out to do as a truck-driving and trucking business simulator.
  4. Criticising a title like Rig'n'Roll for lack of variety would be churlish considering the niche subject matter, but even so, the lack of interesting graphical presentation, open-world vitality or any compelling storyline presentation doesn't help its cause as you make your way from point A to point B for the 90th time.
  5. Rig'n'Roll could have become an interesting trucker simulation, but it is very monotonously and the truck-driving is most of the time more boring than fun. The simulation of the own trucker-company gives you a lot of possibilities, like employing some truck-drivers for you company and buying them different trucks to drive with and earn money for you.
  6. Rig'n'Roll is a lot more enjoyable than the subject matter might indicate, but after nearly a decade in production, it's still not completely finished. Bugs and flaws makes the experience less fun than it should have been.
  7. Rig'n'Roll tried to set the bar too high and failed. It's an interesting game, but way too off-balanced.
  8. Give credit to SoftLab-Nsk for trying. Rig 'n' Roll is hardly the best racing game of the year, but it's certainly better than the competition.
  9. Level7.nu
    50
    Weird and mediocre truck simulation fails at the most important thing – there's no fun here. Maybe if you want to practice truck driving in California you appreciate the detailed road map. [Issue#191]
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Sep 5, 2013
    0
    Alright, I'll get straight to it. This game sucks compared to any other semi truck game. Why? Well, for one the graphics are terrible. IAlright, I'll get straight to it. This game sucks compared to any other semi truck game. Why? Well, for one the graphics are terrible. I understand this isn't the newest game, nor is it a high income game, but come on, we don't need N64 block graphics. Second is the game play itself. The trucks don't mimic a truck for squat. Hell, the trailer doesn't even swing. It's like a single solid movement. The controls aren't listed if you buy this on steam so have fun figuring them all out, and even when you do, they make absolutely no sense. When you're driving down the highway, it's damn near impossible to keep the truck in the lane, which leads to multiple visits by the cops. (Yes, you can get pulled over and issued tickets in this game) Other things you can't do: You can't back up to the trailer itself, the game does it for you. Same goes for unloading the cargo, you don't control it. The shifting is completely out of whack, and anyone with any knowledge of trucks knows this.

    All in all, if you want a good semi truck game, go check out euro truck simulator. Million times better.
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  2. Jul 6, 2013
    6
    There are some good things about this game, including hundreds of miles of roads to travel on and a wide selection of trucks, drivers andThere are some good things about this game, including hundreds of miles of roads to travel on and a wide selection of trucks, drivers and companies. However this game is not the ultimate 18 wheeler game to get though; graphical details are more towards poor, jerky camera on the swing-man view and the lack of auto-save, which meant you would have to save manually every 10 minutes to prevent your data from being lost, and the addition of exits to warehouses that are easy to miss, so to match the reviews of the critics, this game deserves a six. Full Review »
  3. Jun 26, 2016
    9
    Despite what many reviews may say, this is actually a pretty solid game. Yes, game, not quite a simulator. It could be named Need For Speed:Despite what many reviews may say, this is actually a pretty solid game. Yes, game, not quite a simulator. It could be named Need For Speed: Trucks. Although the graphics are definitely not the greatest, they look like the real world locations.

    Pros
    -A pretty large scale map with OK graphics (it takes 45 minutes to drive from San Jose to Los Angeles, whereas in other truck games/sims like ATS, it would take 15-20 mins to drive the same distance).
    -Truck damage!
    -Cop chases! (An easy way to get the cops in your rear view mirror is trying to run random people off the road) The cop AI is not too dumb, when you fail to stop they speed up and attempt to stop you by brake checking you from the front.
    -Realistic road placement and good city density for the scale
    -About 9-10 trucks, a good number for this type of game
    -The awfully narrow angle camera CAN be zoomed out.
    -A nice variety of AI cars, and you can even choose how much traffic you want.
    -Lifelike AI; I forced a cop car to a different lane and the truck in that lane swerved to avoid the car.
    -HILARIOUS crashes, I once sideswiped a cop car and it flew into the oncoming side of the freeway, never to be seen again.
    Cons
    -If you thought this was a simulator, it's not QUITE one.
    -When you are scraping against a guardrail, the spark particles are so big it looks like fire.
    -Collision physics are a little wonky but they still work (when rear ending a normal AI car, their behaviour makes them seem unrealistically light, and when sideswiping cars, it looks like they are lagging really badly as if they were real players and had a high ping)

    If you like both truck simulators and Need For Speed, this game is a must buy. 9/10
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