About the Product
- Enjoy incredible scenery. Stunning visuals capture the majesty and charm of Europe in a map that stretches from the UK to Poland and down as far as northern Italy - with thousands of miles of road and hundreds of famous landmarks and structures.
- Get the real driving experience. Extremely detailed trucks, both inside and out, are based on real models. The cabs feature steering wheel support and working GPS to keep you on the road and help you reach your destination.
- Customize your ride. Choose from a wide selection of parts to enhance the performance or look of your fleet.
- Build your own business. Complete missions and gain cash to build garages, upgrades, drivers and more powerful vehicles. Explore the map and find new dealerships. Manage your money wisely to drive your way to the top.
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For the best experience, we recommend using:
- Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
CPU 2.4+ GHz, 256 MB video card with up to date drivers
DirectX 9 installed
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Top Customer Reviews
This time through, you can see the "maturity" of the game's design. SCS has added and removed features over the years in the various incarnations of the 18 Wheels games. They add a feature, then remove it then add it and do something else. In a way, I wish they'd just throw all the better features in the game and let the player decide what to turn on or off.
Gripes aside, the game looks great, hasn't been buggy or crashed, and gives you (almost) everything you'd want in a trucking sim. Keep in mind, I've only played about 4.5 hours playing so far. I'll try to circle back and update this review if anything serious changes later in the game.
You start off with nothing really except a garage to call home. Your job is simple. Be the hands that drive a rig with cargo from one city to another. The "Euro" part means you're smack in the middle of Europe. The map covers mid-France (Paris is as far West as you go) up through England and Scotland, east through as far as Western Poland and south as far as Milan and Torino in northern Italy.
It seems like a small chunk but there are plenty of cities, large and small, and it takes time to get there. The in-game clock runs about 1 minute for every 5 seconds in real life so an hour in game is about 5 minutes. Typical runs at my current stage of the game take about 2-3.5 hours in-game (so about 10-17 minutes in real life).Read more ›
Pros: Fun, Challenging at first, Dozens upon dozens of combinations of truck manufactures/configurations/optional equipment/paint jobs/and BLING, pretty good physics, entertaining for hours at a time if you wish. A very good SIM with game properties to keep it interesting.
Cons: Steering wheel lag almost 1/2 second (annoying but can be anticipated), AI could use some tweaking. (Update: with a powerful video card there is virtually NO LAG in steering. AI has been tweaked and is WAY better)
__- UPDATE May 6, 2015:
This Sim continues to be a favorite and the developers continue to improve the Sim to this day. In the newest update version they have improved the graphics and realism of motion, lighting, shading, sounds, weather and more. The difference between previous updates and the latest as of this writing (1.17.1s) is literally night and day. If you love your Sim you must get the current update! The updates have continued to be free.
An expansion pack to extend the map to more cities was released a while back, and as of May 7, 2015, a new expansion pack called "Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia" will be made available for a nominal charge. Hopefully it will be sold here at Amazon, but may be purchased through "STEAM."
Original Reviews continues...:
First off, this is a Long Haul Truck Driving SIMULATOR and not Truck Crashing and Mayhem Causing Simulator. Although your truck will receive various types and degrees of damage which is extremely costly to repair and will effect driving performance and efficiency, the damage does not show up graphically. Body parts don't crush, wheels don't fly off, your chrome stays shiny.Read more ›
The game is actually very relaxing. You can put music files in the game's music folder and listen to them on your truck's radio. I like to just put on some music, then enjoy the drive across Europe. The other cars are passing you, the fields roll by, you see wind turbines in the background, you cross a beautiful bridge. You stop for gas and fill up your rig. The sky begins to get dark and the rain starts coming down. You turn on your headlights and your wipers and keep on moving. You start to get sleepy, so you pull off at a rest stop and rest. You wake up in the morning and you need to cross the Channel, so you pull into the port and drive your rig onto the train which brings you across.
Now in a new country, you notice everyone is driving on the left side of the road, so you do as well. You get on the highway and stop at a toll way and pay the toll. You finally get to London and see the big buildings for the 1st time. You make your way to the dock, where you can just hit enter and be done. But you could spend the next 20 minutes figuring out how to back your trailer right up to the dock and get a little bonus. If all the previous things I mentioned sound fun, this probably does too.Read more ›
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Trying to download ordered product and it only shows 1mb and 518mb and it won't download? Can't find area to report this. Help pleasePublished 28 days ago by Dayna Pickett
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Amazing game its fun for me as an American to see what the foreign trucks are like and enjoy some amazing scenery driving through London and the outskirts of towns.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It downloaded without incident. I was very happy
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Fun game with lots of content. The scenery is well done and the driving is quite realistic.
Update: After hours of gameplay and progressing through many driver levels... Read more