Formula Truck Simulator Demo1.10
When you think about racing, names like Ferrari and BMW come to mind, or maybe Yamaha and Honda. However, you certainly don’t think about huge trucks burning the rubber around the circuit, complete with drifts and all that. As silly as it may sound, there are many truck racing competitions out in the world, and they are very entertaining to watch.
Push a five-ton machine to the max
Formula Truck Simulator is a racing game in which you get the chance to drive a truck as fast as you can around the circuit, while participating in one of the biggest competitions of this type in the world. In fact, the game is an official simulator for the Brazilian Formula Truck series, so most of the vehicles and tracks featured in it are very real and convincing, at least in some regards.
The difference between this title and your usual racing sim is the fact that it takes a lot more dedication from the developers to properly simulate the forces acting on trucks weighing just over five tons. Thankfully, it would appear that they did a good job in this regard, because you can really feel the machines outputting insane amounts of torque out on the track. Not only that, but the suspensions and the steering react quite realistically as well.
Plenty of races and tracks to display your skills on
As far as the actual gameplay is concerned, the game is no different than regular racing sims in this regard. Your goal is to go as fast as possible around the tracks, trying to overtake the competition and pass the finish line first. There are tournaments you can participate in, all of which are designed after the real competitions, and they evolve in pretty much the same way.
The graphics engine is not bad at all, especially when you consider the fact that it needs to render huge vehicles and the multitude of small parts that comprise them. The level of detail is satisfying in most cases, while the overall look of the tracks and the environment is pleasing to the eye as well. As for the physics engine and the simulation itself, it has already been established that the game does a fine job at that as well, depending on how much of a stickler you are.
A different kind of experience for racing fans
While Formula Truck Simulator may not appeal to everyone, due to the fact that it doesn’t feature any nitro or low-rider spoilers, it can certainly interest simulation fans looking for something different. In addition, there are more than enough races and trucks to choose from to keep one busy for a long time.