Euro Truck Simulator Demo
Hitting the open road aboard a powerful and imposing truck is the dream of many young boys, especially since it allows you to travel across the continent on a regular basis and change the scenery every few hours. Euro Truck Simulator provides you with the opportunity to do this from the comfort of your own home, by taking cruising across Europe and carrying a wide variety of loads from one city to the other.
A realistic depiction of Europe
As the name implies, the game allows you to explore Europe's largest countries and cities, as well as dash through its biggest highways and admire the landscape. To start off with, though, you first have to choose the country you want to begin in and create your character, which means that you can hit the road starting from Germany, France, or any other country available on the continent.
Naturally, you can also choose the desired truck after the character creation wizard, by looking at the models presented in the showroom. Although you do not have enough money to buy them in the beginning, there are a lot of options you can choose from, all of which come with their own specifications regarding power, durability and the amount of cargo they can carry.
Admire the beautifully rendered trucks and cockpits
Since you will be spending most of your time inside the trucks, the cockpits are carefully designed to provide you with an experience as close to the real thing as possible, with fully-functional gadgets and instruments. Thus, you can see how much fuel you have left, the current speed and RPM, as well as activate the wipers and turn on the lights when you are driving at night.
In addition, the exterior of the vehicles are nicely modeled as well, as is the road and the traffic surrounding you. The landscapes, on the other hand, are rather monotone and repetitive, but that is mainly because the game features a huge playable area and it would have been quite the challenge to include unique surroundings as well.
Lose yourself on the highways for hours at end
In the end, Euro Truck Simulator's greatest strength is the fact that it can captivate you for entire hours without you even noticing, especially since every job you take usually takes quite some time to deliver. In addition, taking care of the load and watching the traffic also distracts you, which can only mean that you get easily hooked on it.