Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Although its gameplay isn't bad, the fact it's so short-lived means it will inevitably end up on the scrap heap.
  2. An all too familiar Sega story: a refreshing new take on an old genre, featuring great control, sharp graphics, but crippled by lack of depth.
  3. It's not like playing 18-Wheeler isn't fun; it is. The problem is that it's over far too quickly and doesn't compare well to "Crazy Taxi" in terms of variety and replayability.
  4. Those [arcade] bells and whistles aren't available in the home version of the game, and what's left is a shell of a game with very little replay value.
  5. Let me put it another way: this game has four racing levels. Four. With a couple of tries, you can beat the game in under an hour. I’m not kidding. An hour.
  6. 55
    I reckon, you should rent this game, and then play it for all its worth, all of its glorious 18-wheeler bliss (all two-plus hours), and then get on with your life.
  7. The text book definition of 'rental', 18 Wheeler is an expensive one-joke bomb when bought for $50 but an appealing and (dare I say it?) fun driving game for the couple of hours that it took me to beat the crap out of it.
  8. 50
    There isn’t much depth to this game at all.
  9. With the lack of added features or graphical upgrades, it seems content to hang in the slow lane, while more ambitious PS2 projects pass it by. [Dec 2001, p.95]
  10. The most frustrating part of the game is the slow acceleration of the trucks, which as we all know is realistic, but something about barely moving just isn't too fun.
  11. The average player will become bored with it. [Jan 2002, p.125]
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. KyleK.
    Apr 23, 2004
    0
    This is a shocker i would never have played it and would never have but i got givin it. I buy good games like burnout 2, vice city and all This is a shocker i would never have played it and would never have but i got givin it. I buy good games like burnout 2, vice city and all that. Shocking everything. Stupidest game ever played. Full Review »
  2. Mrxyepp
    Apr 16, 2004
    1
    It's terrible.It goes to slow and gets dull very fast.bad gameplay too. Dont bye or rent this, even if you're a trucker....
  3. HarryJ.
    Feb 26, 2003
    0
    this game is a waste of money.......they shouldnt have even made this horrible game.