The original Euro Truck Simulator - the game which has become the classic of the genre and is still relevant today. The first truck simulation game in a European setting, with European long haul trucks! Drive freight from London to Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague - and many more cities - in realistic vehicles.
User reviews: Very Positive (961 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2008

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"This is a personal favourite (MGaceman), if ETS2 ran well on the old laptop, this wouldn't get played. Worth gwtting for old (5 years) PC's."

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“Easy to pick up and play; well detailed truck cabin, good fun to drive around Europe.”
4/5 – Macworld

About This Game

The original Euro Truck Simulator - the game which has become the classic of the genre and is still relevant today. The first truck simulation game in a European setting, with European long haul trucks!

Drive freight from London to Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague - and many more cities - in realistic vehicles. Faithful reproduction of driving trucks on the European road. Pick up a variety of cargoes, and deliver them on time! Highly realistic, meticulously detailed models based on real trucks. Actual working instruments such as flashing indicators, temperature and low fuel warning lights, wipers, and a full set of gauges. Pan the camera around the cabin, just as if you were actually sitting at the wheel.

Note: Unofficial "mods" are not supported by the Mac OS version of the game! (file formats are not compatible with Windows PC version)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Sound: Any DirectX compatible
    • Additional: Gamepad or steering wheel recommended
    Recommended:
    • Additional: Gamepad or steering wheel recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: Any Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any except Intel GMA 950
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Sound: Any
    • Additional: Gamepad or steering wheel recommended
    Recommended:
    • Additional: Gamepad or steering wheel recommended
Helpful customer reviews
96 of 110 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
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Graphics:
+ huge, freely drivable game world
+ detailed trucks and pendants
- ugly horizon wallpaper
- sparse textures

Atmosphere:
+ dynamic day- and weather changes
+ heavy traffic
- lifeless environment
- no original vehicles

Sound:
+ polynuclear truck engine sound
- music on the menu only
- hardly any ambient noise
- no radio traffic

Balance:
+ tutorial
+ any time can be saved
+ shunting perspective
- protracted career
- only one level of difficulty

Driving Behavior:
+ realistic trucker feeling
+ tricky trailer uncoupling
- force-feedback effects are not always clear

AI:
+ credible simulated road traffic
- police checks are missing
- no direct competition

Tuning:
+ rudimentary truck upgrading
+ free paint selection
- significantly fewer options than its predecessors

Road Design:
+ varied landscapes
+ typical sights
- ridiculously small inner cities

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 20 hours
+ mission objectives ensure red thread
+ southern and central europe passable
- relatively few kilometers of road

Multiplayer: No Multiplayer

What kind of progress against 18 Wheels of Steel: finally motivating missions, finally Europe as a game world, finally a new pretty graphics! But what incomprehensible regressed, especially when realism: Why do I have to do without suddenly on police checks, CB radio and a decent road network? trucker fans who just want to comfortably ride through Europe, have fun. A challenging simulation as 18 Wheels of Steel you should not expect.

Score: 65 / 100
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
94.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Bought in a bundle, this is worth the buck or two spent especially if you have an older PC to play it on. ETS1 was a great idea and has been improved with the release of ETS2. Pros and cons of this game...

Pros: Graphics not bad for its day and you can play a short run in 10-15 mins. While getting in accidents, speeding, and running red lights gets you penalized, you can also play the jerk driver cutting other drivers off and hogging two lanes (which is almost a necessity if driving via keyboard). Hint for new players--get your hazardous cargo cert ASAP so you can make more money faster.

Cons: A careful study of the road map shows this game was unfinished. Back roads all over Poland, a few in Germany, and none anywhere else. When driving around, you see several overpasses that were likely intended to be used for backroads, but were left unconnected to anything. There are also loads of no-go zones in the cities, where AI vehicles can drive, but you cannot. Another minor complaint; the physics of the truck in a cloverleaf turn allow for too much drift and jackknifing the truck is easy to do, even at low speeds. I have learned to go real slow through these.

I am looking forward to playing ETS2, but if you have an older PC and/or a light wallet, you should give this game a whirl.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I don't know why, but this game makes me feel pretty good.
Maybe because its not that tense.
Or the fact that you are not running around shooting things like most games these days.
I am definetly getting the second one when I have enough money.
And yes, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a kinda-relaxing game instead of a tense game like first person shooters.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
SCS Software specialised in making truck simulations from its humble beginnings back in 1997 with Hard Truck. From then on in, it concentrated on the American theater with its successful 18 Wheels of Steel series. This game, Euro Truck Simulator is the first of its kind hauling cargo throughout Europe and whilst it has the same feel as its cousin 18 Wheels of Steel, the simulation experience is not quite there as it does feel a little arcade. And if it wasn't for the career objectives, I probably enter this game into an early retirement.

The gameplay length is pretty much unlimited as there is no official ‘end’. You can literally go on forever however even the most dedicated truckie sim fan will eventually want to give up. However the game cleverly designed career progression chart, where you need to complete certain tasks to raise the ranks from being a novice to the master trucker. Five ranks in all and designed in a way to get the maximum usage for this game however it does take some considerable time to become the master. And because there are many feats (achievements) to earn, it provides you more reasons to play it so if it wasn't for those I'd probably give it a flick a lot sooner.

Full review here - http://www.gamespot.com/euro-truck-simulator/user-reviews/2200-12543344/

6 / 10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
A decent truck/shipping simulator, nice for just playing an enjoyable, relaxing game, hauling freight from town to town.
7/10 for me.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Am I the only one around here who can park a truck backwards without any problems?
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This is an amazing game, and i recommend this game for people who can't afford the 2, although,SCS software have now released a beta for ETS2 for mac (I am so excited). PS: This is still a really good game for its time, hope you like it as much as i do.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
nice game :)
but i really hope there are steam achievements for this game like travel for 10k miles or whatever
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
great game, if you have patience
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Euron paská simulaattori. Punajuurien kuljetus tulevaisuus? Haluat tulla läskiksi kaljaa kittaavaksi pulsuksi? ONNISTUU. OSta tämä intiaaniheimojen kehittelemä ajantappo ja myös sinyn tappo pelisi. Takaamme mahtavan nälkäelämyksen ja pihvin silppuri mällit. Vittú heti ku meet rattii ni hajoo joku ku oot läski. Totu siihen koska se olet sinä 3 vuoden päästä. Kyllä. Nunna oli pari ketaa kyddis mut laskin alleni ku kakarat vinkus et "pane sitä"
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
The sleep mechanic has never been seen before in the history of Simulations!

On my first day i was broad sided by a by an AI car, delivered bananas to manchester then fell asleep at the wheel while listening to uptown girl 10/10 Would Drive again

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I really enjoy this game, even though people may think it's boring to keep driving back and fourth to different cities to only drop off cargoes in order to gain more money. Although there is less cities to drive to, I still enjoy it. I love the feeling to be able to drive properly, and have played 20 hours within 2 days due to being obsessed. I'm not saying the game is perfect, hell, the second game might not even be perfect (can't buy it since I have a Mac) however it still is fun.


I am quite big on graphics, and I have to admit this isn't so bad. The trucks/cars both look great and so does the interior of the trucks. You can either drive on manual or automatic which adds realism, and so does the various types of weather, time, and the rules of the road. Sound doesn't seem to be much of a problem, it has realistic car, weather, truck and engine noises.

Having to deliver more and more in order to gain more money, does take a lot of time. But this leads to the game being more addictive and actually worth it. However, if driving back and forth for a while isn't really your thing, this can become a problem, though I ensure it wont be when you actually try it out, and even better, unlock more places.


One thing that has annoyed me while driving around on here is how stupid the other drivers are. They either go the wrong way, beep at me when I am not doing anything wrong, and/or randomly brake when there was no need to which leads me into hitting them, which leads to me having to pay for hitting them. Adding pedestrians or animals would also be something which would make the game better (no I do not want to run them over)

Another thing is how the cities are extremely small, and only have up to 5-6 roads, which is bad for when you want to explore other places other than the highway. The sound is good, but not so great. It sounds like I'm driving ontop of the truck rather than inside (might be because the windows are always open for some reason) and the radio does not sound like it's actually coming out of a radio in the truck.


Honestly, I love this game even though it has some flaws which I have to live with, however those are probably fixed in ETS2. I recommend this game if you either have a older computer, have a Mac and cannot buy the second one (which is my case) or have a few cash left or is low on cash to spend it on this. An overall 6/10 from me.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Drive drive drive! All I can say really! Ity's one hell of a challenge to get the hang of your vehicles controls at the beginning. The stearing has to turn farther than most games to do a sharp turn and using a mouse and keyboard makes for inaccurate turning. I recommend if you wish to play this game to its fullest that you own a steering wheel for the PC or a controller so you can slowly eas in and out of turns.

I recommend if you enjoy driving around but it really isn't much more then a truck driving simulator.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Why do I like it? I have no idea. It's just a mindless task of driving a truck. You are driving a bloody truck through Europe. It's strangly addicting. If you're wicked bored and want something to pass time with, get this. If you want an exciting game with fast paced content and excitment, skip it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Get a job, drive, put gas, sleep, drive some more, arrive to destination, get paid, rage at how much money u lost with ur stupidity and feel sad about urself
8/10, would crash again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Choo choo
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
If your PC is (like mine) a bit too old for ETS2, then this one will do just fine!

8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
507.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
This game is perfect.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Very good game! :))
I've played it quite alot over these few days... i just cant get enough!
So much options and choices, the freedom of driving wherever and whenever is amazing.
Defo recommend
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
10/10 Always wanted to fall asleep while driving the wrong way on the M6
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