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  • Summary: Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California and sandy Nevada. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    90
    Even if you're not the fan of the 18 wheelers, do yourself a favor and try this game. Nothing can replicate that peculiar feeling of driving across the States at 4AM while your radio is tuned to "Road to hell".
  2. Feb 1, 2016
    85
    American Truck Simulator scratches the exact same itch that Elite: Dangerous does. While they’re vastly different games, both evoke a sense of the wide open road, of the perfect road trip. Both give you freedom and put you in control of your own destiny and your own direction. Both are ridiculously compelling and they let you set your own pace.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 22, 2016
    80
    Excellent successor of Euro Truck Simulator holds to proven concept and adds a few nice features but currently it suffers from an acute shortage of content. [Issue # 261]
  4. Feb 11, 2016
    76
    Driving from A to B to C and back - it's a good job simulation with lots of atmosphere but also with room for improvement.
  5. Feb 23, 2016
    73
    American Truck Simulator reflected the anxious reality, but also allowed me to appreciate the grandeur of it all. I can finally see what I presume most other Americans have always enjoyed: Endless waves of asphalt paved just for me, veining the contiguous southwest, begging to be casually traversed.
  6. Mar 4, 2016
    70
    ATS will surely appeal to trucking veterans who are desperate to explore a fresh location, but for newcomers to the franchise, I implore you, go back and experience Euro Truck Simulator 2 first.
  7. Apr 3, 2016
    60
    American Truck Simulator is not a completely new game. Despite whatever its developers say, this is just a big stand-alone expansion for Europe Truck Simulator 2, complete with the same engine, UI and all-too familiar problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 61
  2. Negative: 15 out of 61
  1. Feb 3, 2016
    10
    I you compare ATS to the few years old DLC rich Euro Truck 2, you can say its small. But remember Euro Truck how did it start? Same small. II you compare ATS to the few years old DLC rich Euro Truck 2, you can say its small. But remember Euro Truck how did it start? Same small. I gave 10, because of the future which ATS is holding. And the game itself is great. :) Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    This is a great game, not just as a well functioning simulator, but also with the details given, I have driven across New Mexico several timesThis is a great game, not just as a well functioning simulator, but also with the details given, I have driven across New Mexico several times myself, not in a big rig but the landscape is spot on either way.
    Night driving feels so real I get lost in the monitor, the way the cars pass you, it all has a hyper realistic interstate feeling.
    The game is punishing with duel trailers, some of the 2 and 3 point stuff is the mastery of this game, having a prior knowledge to gear shifting by sound and a few other aspects made it easier to pick up, as I know several truck drivers, but it take true skill to back things up, swinging wide and other things are child's play compared to threading a needle.
    The traffic can be unforgiving as well, which I like, as it really makes you see why you should pay attention on the roads, although there are a couple things that annoy me.
    Once you arrive at a tedious location, that requires a wide turn, some cars in front of you cant be signaled to go around you like in real life, they sit there dumbly, making it even more of an art form, cars also never randomly let you into traffic, as much as this emulates real life, it would be nice for 1 out of 4 cars to allow you in, that would more closely simulate real life. Example: when I wanted to free drive after getting a truck, leaving my garage felt weird because out of the long line of traffic, not one person even gave me a gap, realistic yes, but the game has a tendency to make cars stop as they see you coming, but then when you start to move again so do they, purposely hitting you, in sort of awkward ways, as there initial stop should indicate for you to move, instead the game makes the cars hit you, sadly to say, this is what truckers actually face in real life...I think that's why I like the game so much, it's as real as it gets, even the omg moments are realistic, because it highlight the severity of losing you attention for a split second.
    Fantastic game, best game I have played in while, wonderfully functional, bet it would be even better with a steering wheel and pedals...Keyboard is not so bad if you rearrange some buttons, and actually utilize the Jake Break, it sounds cool with headphones and serves a very real purpose, I think the game calls it an engine break...I set it to middle mouse wheel to adjust its power up or down, or, clicking the wheel to use it temporarily.
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  3. Feb 13, 2016
    10
    he tenido la oprtunidad de comprar el simulador y la verdad esta muy bueno excelente grafica con muchos detalles muy buenos la frecuencia dehe tenido la oprtunidad de comprar el simulador y la verdad esta muy bueno excelente grafica con muchos detalles muy buenos la frecuencia de pixceles bastante bien pero como lo esperaba como ya he comentado en scs sof han sido muy tacaños en el mapa de los estados unidos y en los camiones en tiendo que pueda ver que no hallan tenido arreglos de licencia con las otras marca de camiones como por ejem. Freightliner : Max Americano:Max Americano:White: western star y otras marcas pero como veo esta va a llevar muchos dlcs para comerciar y seria un simulador juego muy caro Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2016
    8
    I don't know how many hours I spent in truck games, first 18 WoS series and now ETS2 and ATS, but it goes in thousands. My three mainI don't know how many hours I spent in truck games, first 18 WoS series and now ETS2 and ATS, but it goes in thousands. My three main complains are: old and limited engine causing performance drops in cities no matter how powerful your system is, poor economy with complete lack of any difficulty and very limited management of your company and your drivers, you basically have no control over anything. Game needs some mods to make it better and playable on longer term without getting everything completely easy in very short time, but aside from that this is one of my favorite games, I even bought 900 degree steering wheel especially for ETS2/ATS. Very relaxing, occasionally beautiful, just sucks you in for hundreds of hours, although it may not be for everyone. Add to this full modding support, continuous support and regular updates and improved, those games are really cared for. You just know that the game will be improved updated regularly for years and years to come. ATS especially needs it as map is quite limited, but it goes in good direction with map rescaling and new states coming in future. Maps are of really high quality in ATS, atmosphere is great, they just need to expand the game. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    A dlc e mais cara que o jogo. Não da pra compra no lançamento as dlc tem que espera 1 ano ou mais pra baixa o preço não vou 10 por causa doA dlc e mais cara que o jogo. Não da pra compra no lançamento as dlc tem que espera 1 ano ou mais pra baixa o preço não vou 10 por causa do preço das dlc no BRASIL Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2020
    5
    America, the release of the game, which is good. But a lot of American simulator - bad and not modified.
    The heavily scaled-down maps are the
    America, the release of the game, which is good. But a lot of American simulator - bad and not modified.
    The heavily scaled-down maps are the worst thing in games, especially when it comes to real-world terrain.
    Station scales of cargo - I do not see indicators of my checks on weight!? This is only a model and nothing more.
    Police - model and simulation. There is no prosecution of offenders, and it is necessary to a complete stop and issue a fine.
    There are many large and famous cities, small map scale and precise construction of highways in some places.

    This game still needs many of the big improvements. I believe this is an early release and we had to weigh everything before release is not in full objective game.
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  7. Jun 19, 2020
    0
    Este juego tiene camiones tipicos de las peliculas, pero muy poco realistas, el mapeado es pobre comparado con el euro truck 2, no loEste juego tiene camiones tipicos de las peliculas, pero muy poco realistas, el mapeado es pobre comparado con el euro truck 2, no lo recomiendo, es mejor la entrega anterior Expand

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