Trucks may not be the first things that pop into your mind when you think about street races, or at least not interesting races. Although some heavily modified modes are used on the track in some competitions, the day-to-day trucks are definitely not up for the task, especially since they are anything but easy to handle and fast.
Arcade racing experience with a lot of content
Trucker, on the other hand, is a video game that abandons realism altogether and just provides you with the chance to get behind the wheel of five different trucks, which can be driven at dizzying speeds across a variety of locations. Moreover, you can also compete in a variety of race types, either on your own, or next to eight other players at the same time.
As you might expect, the vehicle handling is quite exaggerated, since the trucks are very responsive and easy to maneuver even at high speeds, which, again, are way too high to begin with. Thus, the game is basically an arcade racer, which mostly emphasizes on fun and disregards most physics laws in the process, which is not that bad of an idea.
Customize the trucks with better parts
As the races get more and more difficult, it might not be enough to drive as fast as you can, since the opponents may have an ace up their sleeve. To respond in the same manner, the game allows you to do some basic tuning and improve a wide variety of components to make your truck go faster, such as the engine, gearbox or even include a NOS tank.
Additionally, you can add some cosmetic modifications as well and make the truck a bit more recognizable, using shiny paint jobs and catchy neon lights. To display these aesthetic changes, a powerful graphic engine has been employed, although it does get pretty demanding on higher quality settings, even on a decent computer.
A healthy dose of fun
While it may not adhere to simulator standards and the handling system can be a bit rough in the beginning, Trucker does manage to become very fun after a short while, especially after you begin customizing the trucks. In addition, the large number of challenges available and the multiple difficulty levels should keep you playing for a decent amount of time, especially if you happen to use it with a steering pad.