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Average User Score: 8.7Mar 11, 2013I discovered this game through Steam, and from playing SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator which I purchased on sale on Origin.
I have neverI discovered this game through Steam, and from playing SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator which I purchased on sale on Origin.
I have never played Euro Truck Simulator (1), But I liked that unlike Scania, I drove actual missions and traveled across parts of Europe.
It is geared more towards people who play with a steering wheel control and those who like driving Big Rig trucks or Lorries.
On my PC I managed quite well, I only played the Demo. I have not yet had time to play the full version as I am studying for a few exams. But I did see cars, sometimes so many it was a pain to pull out or cross a major intersection waiting for a big enough opening. Some cars will stop, others will drive right through you as you try to pull out. Some will brake early and on yellow lights, causing you to hit them.
I received a fine for headlights, but think it would be nice to see police on the road and on the side of the roads (speed traps). With the new features and camera views of Google Maps, I cannot see improvements in a future release. Games like GTA, Mafia and The Getaway showed how detailed games can be when it comes to re-creating cities and roads.
Yes, you are mostly driving on highways, and there is rarely and views except trees, farms, and more trees... it would be nice to explore Europe and see realistic scenery and roads.
Overall a great game, but I would probably wait for it to go on sale, as there are a few minor issues that kept me from buying at full retail price.
One of which is tunnel vision when playing on a single monitor (possibly a multi-monitor setup takes care of this issue). Would be nice if I had the ability to temporarily turn my head and it auto centered my head to my previous view. People? Can't remember if I saw people or not... it would be a nice touch and make the downtown areas more interesting.
With a few minor tweaks and possibly additions added with mods/upgrades. I think this game can be a must have.
I would recommend this game to die hard trucking fans, and those who are just curious as too how hard it is to drive and park a Big Rig Truck.
Yes, the physics are not realistic enough to be a great simulator, it is entertaining enough to give those curious a taste of the trucking life.
I don't think there were any major technical flaws, so I think a good expansion and some updates/patches can fix any minor issues.
My rating scale is basically Good, OK, Bad, when it comes to games. But this game is somewhere between Good and OK, so I give it an 8. Which is in line with the professionals review.… Expand