Take control of five tons of metal and power, and floor it until you reach the finish line! Drive fully destructible trucks in Championship, Time Attack, Elimination and Quick Race. Get rid of opponents trying to block your way and make a reputation for yourself!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (78 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013
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Take control of five tons of metal and power, and floor it until you reach the finish line!
Drive fully destructible trucks in Championship, Time Attack, Elimination and Quick Race. Get rid of opponents trying to block your way and make a reputation for yourself! Customize your vehicle from the engine to the paint, choose among 48 tracks and face your friends in Online or Local multiplayer for maximum destruction!

  • Drive on 10 different environments and 48 tracks
  • 6 truck categories with distinct styles, thousands of paint jobs and 54 possible upgrades!
  • 4 game modes including Championship mode with 13 events
  • 2 Multiplayer modes: Local split screen for 2 players and Online mode for up to 4 players
  • Realistic and localized damage

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP updated with the latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2™ 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series or ATI™ Radeon™ 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer modes require an active Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 or 8 updated with the latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 2500 or AMD Phenom X4™ 965
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 560 series or AMD Radeon™ HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer modes require an active Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY, throw in some Truck Racer to race TRUCKS or any day really. Get in a Big rig of steel, just like Euro Truck Sim, except now with 100% more racing! Menus are easy to navigate, probably one of the best UI's made in a long time. All the menus are awesome, they flow really easily, not much of a learning curve for people familiar with race games. Best part is I havent noticed that rubber band AI stuff, where one accident spells doom as evry car races past you but no matter how good you do they are always catching up. In fact they crash and all kinds of amusing stuff catching up. The races arent too long, so its easy to play a round then go do something and then pick it up again later. Loads of customization, other trucks, and upgrades keep the game interesting.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $24.99
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Most important thing - "Truck Racer" is not a simulator. This is arcade style racing game like Dirt 3, but with trucks.
Multiplayer is dead so do not even count on this part of game. Just forget it like it never existed...
You will find only 6 trucks but you can customize them in many ways, also number of racingtracks is not bad because all of them have multiple variations with diffirent routes. For a player most important is fun - and for now I've found a lots of it - steering is very intuitive and implemented damage system is more than enough for game like this one.
Seriously - last time I had fun like this when I played Dirt 3 for a first time. :-)
7.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Not a bad little game. Game looks great and its good fun racing around crashing into opponents with the body work flying everywhere. Career mode is the easiest i have ever played in a game and gave no challenge at all. Multiplayer was a good laugh though with a friend. Personally do not think its worth the full asking price so get it on a sale if anything. Not the best game ever but certainly not the worst. 6/10 would be my score
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Nice game. Decent graphics, nice controls, good fun. Don't expect a real sim game. It's an arcade. a good one with it's very own playability. The only problem for me is that the game is very short. it took me less than 10h to complete the single player mode. maybe 20 bucks it's too much for the game... I don't know. But when it's on sale it's a very nice game that I recommend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I would like to be neutral with this game, I would not recommand to spend 20€ on this game; if you can get it for less than 10 bucks, then go on. Else it doesn't really worth this price.

First: the handling. I wasn't expecting an arcade-style driving since the game looked realistic and didn't take a totally frenzy atmosphere. I mean, games like Flatout or Burnout are realistic-looking but you can easily tell they're focused on the fun part of destructing vehicules like "you can explode every cars in the crossroad/make you driver fly" and then don't expect any realism from the handling. Truck Racer goes "You're gonna race with trucks. Period.", and since there is not really that much of truck racing game lately, I was expecting stuff like Gran Turismo or at least Race Driver GRID with trucks.
And even for an arcade handling it's really a weird one, like "you can drift but not steer into the skid but if you drift too much then your truck will spin", and also, the truck going full speed and taking some tight curve with no difficulty by the magic boost.

Secondly: the difficulty. Let's face it: the game is way too easy. The bots let themselves being lapped by the first truck you can afford without any upgrades, then you become milionnaire after one tournament, and even if the devs desesperatly tried to harden the game by letting the biggest upgrades only avalaible if you have bought every other upgrades before, it doesn't make the game any harder, in fact, it makes the upgrade system completely annoying. There is also a damage bar but it goes down really slowly and I ♥♥♥♥ing tried to destroy my truck by smashing it on the contestants but every time I finished the race before my truck was totalled.

And lastly: the content. So there is a bunch of tracks with their variations, all good, the tracks looks alike a bit but no big deal. The real problem here is that there is ONLY 6 ♥♥♥♥ING TRUCKS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THIS GAME WAS RELEASED IN 2013, NOT 1997! And all of thoses trucks actually looks the same with a little difference between every one of them. They're all arranged like this: the beginner's trucks (high handling and low speed), the asphalt one, the dirt one; the average trucks, the asphalt one, the dirt one, and the advanced trucks (high speed and low handling), the asphalt one, the... you got it?
But then it's make really little difference since you can beat the game with every one of them. And then the game is really flat and quickly boring after a couple of hours.

A good point: not a single bug in sight. At least the game was finished at its release.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This feels EXACTLY like I imagined driving a truck would feel like! (Hint: no, it doesn't.)

If you're into the arcade racers, then maybe give this one a go. But in a crowded genre like this, you will find many much better games (i.e. everything Codemasters).
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
what a enjoyable game!
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
What kind of Driving game, doesn't support a wheel? A wannabe driving game. That's what kind. Don't waste your money. Total waste of bit-space. When did steam start selling XBox crap, anyway?
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
cool game and pritt fun just lacking someone to race now hehe
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game plays pretty similar to Flatout. It's called Truck Racer. You race trucks. There's almost nothing to this game besides arrow keys and a boost button. The AI is INSANELY easy, there isn't a single race event I didn't get 1st place in my first time around, usually by 30-60 seconds. You will lap the AI multiple times, but the drifty physics make it still fun to drive around the short tracks. I played through the campaign in 5 hours, although the game had worn off after 2-3.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Nice game
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
good game very cheap and my xbox 360 pad work's to.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
it's cool i like it
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
You're Winner!
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Its cool if you like d-derby :D Arcade racer, thats all nothing extra :D
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game is way more fun than it should be. The trucks actually have nice damage, and the leveling is nice on each vehicle, but the game seems overly easy and can be nearly beaten in 2-3 sit downs.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Truck Racer does exactly what its title suggests: There are trucks, and you race them. Generic title aside, Truck Racer is a fairly good arcade-oriented big rig racing game that is held back by a lack of difficulty and empty multiplayer lobbies. If you must buy it, wait for a sale.

Truck Racer follows the standard racing game blueprint: you race transport trucks through a series of increasingly difficult tournaments, trying to earn enough credits to unlock the next tournament. Credits earned can be used to purchase new trucks and unlock better performance parts. There are six trucks to choose from and quite a few different parts to unlock, and it's fun mixing and matching components to get the best possible performance out of your vehicles.

The racing in Truck Racer is decent, with good course design and responsive controls. There's lots of banging and crashing as the trucks battle for position; expect to see lots of pileups and parts littering the tracks. Trucks can get damaged, but damage doesn't seem to affect handling. It's possible for trucks to take enough damage to render them useless, but don't expect it to happen even once over the course of the eight or so hours it takes to complete Truck Racer's career mode.

Since it's an arcade-oriented racer, the physics in Truck Racer are a bit more relaxed. The trucks drift fairly easily, and crashes that should flip the truck never will. This keeps the action moving along, although somewhat curiously Truck Racer doesn't have a "reset to track" feature, which means if your truck spins out and you're facing in the wrong direction, you'll have to slowly back up and get back on the track manually.

Truck Racer's biggest problem is its level of difficulty. This is an easy racing game. You'll finish atop the podium in every race the first time you race it. Part of this is due to the game's AI: computer-controlled racers are kind of dumb, and they have real problems getting unstuck from accidents. While the other trucks are trying to get going again after a pileup, you'll leave them in the dust and the lack of rubber-banding means the other trucks will never catch up to you. Expect to win many races by more than 30 seconds. Even on Expert difficulty, Truck Racer is a breeze.

Live competition would cancel out the bad AI in Truck Racer's single-player mode, but no one is playing this game online. This means Truck Racer has a short shelf life, unless you know some people who have the game and will play multiplayer.

Steam achievements add some extra replay value, for people who are into that sort of thing. There are fifty in all, with most of them obtainable in career mode.

Truck Racer is a decent racing game, with the added novelty of being one of the few titles out there that only feature trucks. It's a good game to pick up in a sale.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is amazing! Just dont expect a sim racing going into it. It is good arcade fun!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This is an arcade style game, the controls are nice and precise, graphics are fairly nice, the destruction models are solid, ability to upgrade the parts add to the game, the....wait......WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥?!?!? YOU ARE RACING WITH ♥♥♥♥IN SEMI TRUCKS??? LEGEND/10, best and most efficiently executed semi truck racer ever made, period.
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