Released in 2012, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the direct sequel to 2008’s Euro Truck Simulator and the second game in the Euro Truck Simulator series. It is a vehicle simulation game developed by SCS Software. It is only available for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
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Gameplay and Setting
Initially, the player has to choose a starting city from the following countries: –
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom.
In the beginning, the player starts as a rookie driver with basic driving skills. They have to perform “quick jobs” in the form of deliveries with a particular truck and a given fuel limit. After completing each assignment, money as well as experience is granted to the player. Money helps players in buying a truck of their own, renting a garage, purchase various vehicular as well as garage upgrades. Experience helps in unlocking missions, clearance to carry specific types of cargo, longer and more lucrative missions as well as skill points when the player completes a particular level, which can be used to further improving driving skills and overall gameplay. After a certain level is attained, the player can hire AI controlled drivers to do their given assignments as well, further boosting income and experience.
Maps are large, detailed and visually attractive. Driving is enjoyable and can vary from tense periods such as driving in a rainy night or as relaxing as cruising along a highway with minimum traffic. Cargoes vary from type to type, hazardous/fragile material need special attention while driving as accidents can lead to the player incurring heavy fines, which are deducted from their net income.
There are a total of 77 cities available in the career mode spanning across 13 countries. There are 20 different types of cargo and over 15 different fictional companies for whom the player can complete assignments. Trucks include versions of Scania, Renault as well as MAN returning from the series’ first iteration. DAF, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz as well as Volvo versions are also available, though under fictional names due to failure by the developers to obtain a license to use such brand names in this video game.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 received favourable reactions from most of the gaming communities. Graphics, gameplay and UI where its strengths. Availability of unique downloadable content in the form of paint jobs, expanded maps and vehicle modifications further added to the flavour. Radio streaming as well as multiple customizable features was considered as perks as well. The game had all the components to be considered as a good driving simulator and it was of no surprise when PC Gamer awarded it the title of “Sim of The Year 2012”.
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 provides an enjoyable and immersive experience to its players and gives them a true taste of driving real life trailer trucks performing commercial missions all across exotic locations of Europe. So, wait no more and feel the difference and download Euro Truck Simulator 2 by hitting download button below!