Guess which car is having the most fun in Euro Truck Simulator 2
Quarter to Three
31 July 2014
Excerpt: My truck is idling at a stoplight. This isn’t Grand Theft Auto V or Watch Dogs, so I can’t just nose my way between lanes and drive through the red light. In Euro Truck Simulator 2, obeying the rules is part of the gameplay. The fine I’d incur for running a red light isn’t worth the time I’d save. This game is an exercise in structure and restraint.
Summary: from SCS Software was a surprise to many players last year as it was one of the most entertaining and polished simulation games to be released in quite awhile. In the game, players are tasked with managing their own shipping business across Europe and the various tasks involved from hauling freight to repairing and upgrading vehicles. The recently-released Going East!
Summary: When Euro Truck Simulator 2 was first brought to my attention, I'll admit I thought the attraction had to be based in irony. To wake up one morning and find the gaming community is going crazy over a trucking sim is unusual enough to make one suspect some sort of joke. As I played the game for the first time, I laughed. Here I was, driving a truck from London to Sheffield, trailer full of ice cream, and it was hilarious.
Excerpt: has had some appreciable buzz about it since its release a month and a half ago. I’ll be honest; I took this game for about 80% curiosity and 20% as a mild goof. It’s not to say that simulators can’t be good but there have been an increasing number of them coming from Eastern Europe (this one hails from the Czech Republic). Surprisingly, this game is very solid. It does have a few flaws but by and large works well.
Summary: There are titles in the simulation market which can be sold on the novelty factor alone, but tend to be disappointing games. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is not one of them, it is strangely cathartic, engaging and relaxing. Unlike other niche games, there is a smaller barrier to entry and features a simple control scheme for newcomers.
Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2 is, despite its premise, a fantastically designed sim
28 January 2013
Excerpt: It would be far too easy for me to dedicate the following paragraphs of this review to nonsensical bashing of a game where its entire premise lies on driving massive trucks from location to location. However, these sim games exist because the fan base for titles like these is out there, and after dedicating quite a while to Euro Truck Simulator 2 , I can honestly see why.
Summary: Euro Truck Simulator 2 from Czech developer SCS Software follows a series of previously-released truck and driving simulation games with a reworked and highly-improved engine that foremost focuses on realism, yet while also incorporating entertaining and rewarding gameplay. As most simulation games often suffer from lackluster gameplay, I was most surprised with with the game's wide variety of content in addition to the stellar gameplay and presentation.
Excerpt: I definitely know my way around a simulator. Another member of the GamingShogun.com family used to be known for them but somewhere along the line I slipped into the driver seat, quite literally in most cases, and I now have a nice solid butt groove in it. I find that some of the most challenging of the sims are the truck ones because we want to draw upon our general knowledge of physics from driving cars which is entirely different.