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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2011
This is such a great game from SCS Software. They really did a nice job on this. One thing that I want to mention before I get into detail with my review is that this is an arcade-style game. The first 18 WOS Extreme Trucker, this one, and Bus Driver are all alike in a few ways. These are not serious simulator games. So buyers, beware of that. Serious simulator games include German Truck Simulator and UK Truck Simulator, Euro Truck Simulator, and all the 18 Wheels of Steel series games before Extreme Trucker. So, the difference between the two is the length of time you can play them before you get bored with them. With arcade games, it is often only a few weeks. With the latest simulator, or even some older ones, the time is often a month or more. Also, the arcade-style games are not simulators. But none of what I said above means that arcade games are not good. They are. It is nice to have something different, and to get away from the simulator. There are not as many traffic laws in the arcade games, if any, which in Extreme Trucker and Extreme Trucker 2, there are none. So yes, they are good for people who don't like to follow traffic laws. But there are consequences, good or bad, for whatever you do, especially in Bus Driver.

Now, for details about this game. It is much improved over two years. The new physics system from SCS Software is so much more realistic than the first one. The first game had some wierd physics at times. When you drove over ice too fast, the front end of your truck lift high up in the air, for what reason I don't know. Also, the two new environments, Montana and Bangladesh, are excellent and realistic, and the others are too. The maps of the older three places were extended, and some graphics were improved. The truck acceleration system is better too, and the truck headlight system. The trucks do not just take off going fast, they have realistic speed. Also, several new trucks were added, and they are nice. The steering is not so rigid anymore, tight turns can be made with ease, but not too much ease. It is such a great game, a lot of fun, with very detailed graphics, just like German Truck Simulator. And it runs just as well as the older game, even though it has a better physics system.

If I had a choice between Extreme Trucker and Extreme Trucker 2, I would pick Extreme Trucker 2 without a single doubt. Buy this game, it is so much better than the first Extreme Trucker. All of SCS Software's recent games are excellent, and this is no exception. They know how to make quality games.
Happy trucking!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2012
This game is really fun!! You should buy it!! The best is Montana!! Second best is Australia. Some of the routes are the same as Extreme Trucker 1, but it is still really fun!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2011
As said in previous review.. this is a Arcade based game. so if you are looking for long term fun then you need to find it somewhere else.

Graphics are amazing, trucks drive very well! Vast selection of different rigs and trailers.

This whole game can probably be beaten in a day. There is no commerce. No trucks to be "owned".

-TF
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
Could not have asked for Better! As described! Thank you! Would not hesitate to buy again from this seller! AAA+
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2012
The games doesn't work well with Window7, and doesn't give you must of a choice, you have to work your way through each stag.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2012
l0ooks like a good game, but we can't play it. Something in the operating system is not letting us play the game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2013
The game runs great and my son loves trying to do the long haul and learn the geography! Good game for the money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2013
I bought this game for my 9 year old son who loves Trucks & driving them. It's very realistic. He loves it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2012
Itried to install this piece of s%&&^&& for my grandson on a Vista-based, and an XP-based, and even my office Windows 7 systems with absolutely no positive results.

It never completes the install process after at least 6 tries. And after running 42 minutes, I finally canceled the install. I decided at least I could recoup the small amount of money paid for it (luckily) by telling others what a paperweight this CD is.

THQ if you don't like this review, put out a decent program.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2012
I bought this for my nephew and this is all he has talked about when we went to put it into the system we followed all the instruction and the game still will not play. He is very upset and I would not recommened to any one.
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