"Unexpectedly engrossing. Heed the mockers and you’ll miss one of the PC’s finest and freshest driving games." - pcgamer.com]
"With its stellar gameplay and presentation, Euro Truck Simulator 2 sets a new standard for the simulation genre." - GamingNexus.com]
Merge is pleased to announce that we’ll be partnering with Excalibur Publishing and developer SCS Software once again to publish Euro Truck Simulator 2. SCS are the leading experts in the trucking sim genre and have developed such hit titles as ‘UK Truck Simulator’, ‘SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – The Game’ and of course the original ‘Euro Truck Simulator’.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 offers an unrivalled trucking experience with a massive amount of content that will keep you playing for many months or even years! Prove your skills in manoeuvring these impressive vehicles and take on a selection of delivery contracts across an incredible amount of European cities! A phenomenal amount of work has gone into this title from the creation of a European map that has taken years to create, an in depth business management section and high quality graphics that are a feast for the eyes!
More than 60 cities set across Europe including England, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, France and more!
Thousands of miles of real road networks.
Hundreds of famous landmarks and structures that can be seen when touring Europe.
A Varied amount of truck customisation that range from performance to cosmetic changes.
Licensed trucks from several real life truck manufacturers.
Run your own business which continues to grow even as you perform your own deliveries.
Earn experience to unlock new delivery missions.
A working GPS to help you reach your delivery destination.
Explore the map to discover new truck dealerships.
Expand your own delivery fleet by purchasing more powerful trucks.
An expansive map that takes around two hours in real time to drive from the north to south of Europe!
The best sim game I've ever played, trucks and load feel real and sound is nice, you can even listen to real radio stations while on the road with the built in radio player!
I tried farm simulator, bus simulator and other sim games but for some reason they weren't fun enough, either the physics are off or don't exist, or the game lets you get away with stuff too much. Euro Truck Simulator 2 in other hand is different, you can still race with that Volvo truck @ 120 km/h, but you gotta watch out for traffic and speed cameras, that is if you don't flip the truck on some turn. When you first start the game you get to name your own company and where it should be located, but you don't own a truck, so you have to work for other people, this is good because you won't get that much in trouble if something happens, and you also get to try EVERY truck in the game, so you know which truck is better suited for you since every truck in the game is DIFFERENT! After you get some good amount of money you can go ahead and buy trucks from truck dealers you DISCOVER while driving cargos for other companies. ...but ETS2 doesn't stop there! You getting your first truck (which increases job payment a lot) is just the beginning! Now you need to upgrade your garage, buy more trucks and hire people, buy some more garages and start your own trucking empire! How realistic is the game tho? After all it's a simulator, right? Well Euro Truck Simulator 2 nailed that part, you get fined when speed cameras catch you, you get fined if not using headlights at dark, signs DO matter (speed limit, camera ahead etc.) it's all there and not placed randomly just for fun, you need to sleep, you have to stop at gas stations, and (once you get your own truck) you need to repair it, and upgrade it from time to time, the game's physics are simply put AWESOME, you can really feel the weight and the engine struggling from heavy cargo. The map looks awesome, and as expected - it's GIANT, and it can be even bigger with the 2 map DLCs (I've heard a 3rd one is coming soon) You level up from doing jobs, every time you level up you get to unlock 1 bonus (longer jobs, cheaper prices @ gas stations, ADR, etc.) The game is very active - it gets updated with new content and other stuff, and the community is great, if you want a good time you should give the game a try. Did I mention you can listen to REAL radio from the truck? No, you don't need to google for radio stream URLs, the game has it all!
This game is Perfect for sitting back relaxing, while also giving you the chance to hang out with your friends. A little friendly advise: Don`t go to Rotterdam as everyone uses the voicechat to shout and play songs. But with that in mind this is a beautiful and relaxing game. 8/10
That's what I've put into the game on Steam so far. 400 hours. This game is completely addictive. It's all about delivering your cargo as safely as possible across Europe. The game is absolutely superb. Be warned though, this isn't a game about driving fast. It's about driving realistically. You get fines for speeding or causing collisions. You can damage your truck and/or cargo. So you'll want to obey all traffic laws along the way. I must say it's so relaxing to just be cruising through the European countryside, listening to country music stations (via the in-game internet radio) and just enjoying the beautiful sites and scenery along the way. If you ever had dreams of driving a big truck or even are retired from it and miss it, this is your chance to do so. Highly recommend playing with a steering wheel/pedals/shifter and at least triple-screen monitors if not VR headsets, though the game is still fun even with just an Xbox controller on a single screen. The only reason this game doesn't rate a higher score from me is the fact that it's VERY CPU bound (seems to not care much about multiple cores either) and runs (for now, talks of an update happening eventually) on an out of date game engine. Even with those flaws though it's still a remarkable game/sim and I highly recommend it.
As someone with no interest in trucking I'm surprised at just how enjoyable this game is. It's slow, it's frustrating at times, but when you're out on the road there's a feeling of relaxation and freedom that makes it quite appealing. Not for everyone, of course, but give it a try, especially if it's on sale.
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