Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the much anticipated Euro Truck sequel. It features improved graphics, and allows you to travel around a large selection of central Europe's highways.
A trucker's dream
There are many truck simulators out there, but ETS is one of the most famous and best loved. That is sure to continue with Euro Truck Simulator 2. The trucks look great, and are all licensed from companies like Scania, Renault, and MAN. You'll be able to customize the performance and look of your trucks too.
There are over 60 cities in Euro Truck Simulator 2, in the UK, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and more. Your task is to build a successful freight company, making deliveries across the continent in good time. While the focus is obviously driving, doing jobs to earn money, buying your own truck (and eventually your own fleet), and hiring other drivers means you can get very involved with the game. It's not unlike a role playing game, but with trucks and timber instead of dragons and talking trees.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is constantly being updated with more vehicles and tweaks to truck handling and physics, making it ever more realistic. There is also a dedicated community of fans creating mods for the simulator - meaning there's a ton of stuff you can add for free. On top of this, there's lots of premium DLC from developer SCS Software, including a huge additional map pack called Going East, which lets you truck all over Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
It's a sim
Despite its charms, Euro Truck Simulator can feel a bit daunting and dry for newcomers. Trucking fans will be eager to dive in, but for anyone less sure whether a life behind the wheel is for them, some patience and persistence is required. There's an introductory tutorial, but you will likely still feel a bit lost once it's over.
Once you've got into it and mastered the controls, Euro Truck Simulator 2 gets into its stride and rhythm. While it's a much better looking sim than its predecessor, if you stop to look around for too long, the environments feel stale. Similarly, while it is improving, traffic doesn't feel quite right. All of this can be forgiven and forgotten if you enjoy long road trips at relatively low speeds!
The best truck sim out there
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the best in its class. If truck driving is what you want to do, this is your best option, and it's lucky to have a very dedicated developer which is constantly improving the sim and listening to its fans.