Build a freight empire in Europe
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is the much anticipated Euro Truck Simulator sequel. It features improved graphics and allows you to travel around a large selection of central Europe’s highways. In this game, you will embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Europe, not as an ordinary traveler but as an elite trucker.
Deliver vital cargo across more than 60 cities, including those located in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland, among others. Besides that, the game’s customization options offer various performance and cosmetic changes. You can decorate your vehicles with optional lights, bars, horns, beacons, smoke exhausts, and more.
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 also be able to customize the performance and look of your trucks too. There are over 60 cities to discover 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, and buying trucks, eventually building 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. Plus, it’s also 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 are lots of premium DLCs 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 2 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 gotten into it and mastered the controls, the game gains momentum and rhythm. While it’s a much better-looking sim than its predecessor, if you stop to look around too long, the environments feel stale.
Similarly, while it’s improving, the 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 new DAF XD truck
Recently released for ETS 2 fanatics, the DAF XD truck boasts superior aerodynamic features, enhanced fuel efficiency, and advanced safety systems, ensuring a secure journey and making it an ideal choice for your next regional delivery. It features a compact yet highly comfortable and spacious cab, providing excellent visibility with features such as the Kerb view window, the DAF Vision System, low belt lines, and a large windscreen. Adding to its uniqueness, the DAF XD also offers an optional foldable cinema seat and the first-ever day cab back window in the game.
It’s now available at your nearest in-game DAF Trucks Dealership. With a wide array of customization options, the DAF XD is a testament to the future of distribution and vocational vehicles. Furthermore, the truck comes with a selected choice of configurations and customizations. It offers three cabin options Daycab, Sleeper, and Sleeper High, along with three Day Cab Chassis options FT (4x2), FTN (6x2), FTT (6x4), and five Sleeper Chassis options FT (4x2), FTG (6x2), FTS (6x2), FTN (6x2), FTT (6x4). Besides that, it also boasts five engine options, ranging from 299 to 449hp, and four transmission options with 12 speeds.
One of the best truck sims out there
Overall, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is one of 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 who’s constantly improving the sim and listening to its fans. Its remarkable attention to detail, from the extensive selection of licensed trucks to the intricate customization options, and the simulation of long-haul journeys across Europe, has earned it a place among the most cherished truck simulators.