Get behind the wheel of one of the most iconic trucks on the road with this highly detailed Scania R-series truck simulation by SCS Software, developers of Euro Truck Simulator 2.Prove your truck skills - Put your driving skills to the ultimate test with 10 individual truck maneuvering challenges that serve as a practical exam as you...
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Release Date: Jun 12, 2012

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“Scania Truck Driving Simulator reminds me of when I bought my first car. I didn’t need to have anywhere in mind to just want to get in and go there. It wasn’t about speed or trying to impress anyone nor about the destination. It was the journey and the pleasure of driving.”
80% – Plughead

“It’s probably one of the best driving simulators I’ve played, if not the best. In a matter of no time at all, I was driving a big rig around detailed locales, attaching and unloaded trailers to the back of my big rig with relative ease.”
I-Luv-Games

“Imagine Tricky Truck had traded its editor and damage models, for authentic cabs and DiRTy visuals, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this arduous artic assault course.”
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About This Game

Get behind the wheel of one of the most iconic trucks on the road with this highly detailed Scania R-series truck simulation by SCS Software, developers of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Prove your truck skills - Put your driving skills to the ultimate test with 10 individual truck maneuvering challenges that serve as a practical exam as you strive to gain your driving licence. Complete intricately designed courses and tasks, in realistic environments that put you firmly into the driver's seat.

  • Can you avoid obstacles whilst reversing a trailer?
  • Do you have the lateral thinking required to find your way through a complex obstacle track?
  • Can you park with precision?

Compete - Once you have mastered the basics and gained your licence, compete against the best as you take part in a dozen disciplines inspired by the Young European Truck Driver competition - the virtual re-creation of Scania Driver Competition events. Learn the tricks to navigate your truck with centimetre precision!

Drive of your life - If that is not enough, experience the drive of your life, with a series of over a dozen ultimate challenges that put man and machine to the test. From mountain roads, to bad weather, to blocked routes, you will need to work in perfect harmony with your Scania truck to reach your destination safely.

Freeform missions - Drive through in a series of freeform missions, that has you delivering the goods around a huge, intricately detailed 3D city. Pick the loads that appeal to you as you ferry freight with complete freedom!

Learn more about Scania - Take the opportunity to learn more about the world leading Scania trucks with a unique opportunity for a virtual visit to Scania's own Demo Centre - the very place where Scania shows off its vehicles to VIP guests!

Online leaderboards - Upload your high scores and download the best result charts to see how you rank against the experts. Study the techniques used by the masters in downloadable re-plays that both teach and inspire virtual Scania drivers!

Virtual truck gallery - When you want to take a short break from the wheel, what better than a visit to the virtual gallery. A must-have for any Scania truck fan: feast your eyes on a vast gallery of Scania vehicles photos and videos. Check out highlights from previous seasons' Young European Truck Driver competitions to whet your appetite as you strive to match the performances of the true masters of trucking.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GT-class equivalent 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450-class 1024 MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Logitech G27 or similar racing wheel recommended
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Adolf Hitler
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I did not enjoy this game very much. I bought it hoping I'd have a ton of fun (I love truck simulators) but this game has horrible controls for controllers. I tried many different things to have the up and down throttle work but nothing worked besides Left/Right shift for up shift and Left/Right ctrl for down shift. I got more mad at the controls for this than I did on all the Dark Souls combined.
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FuYorwi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I do not recommend this shity game...
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anaqim
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I suppose this is a decent simulator and I drove a few hours but the game has no gameplay value whatsoever. Once training is over you can drive difficult manouvering roads to test your skills, and the end game is just to drive around picking up and delivering cargo in an anonymous city and surroundings. No real in game rewards, no upgrades, no story line. It gets quckly boring and i found myself trying to go offroad for a bit of fun. No can do, the "invisible wall" will bounce you right back.

Perhpas this is more of a training program for those aspiring to become real life truck driver, i don't know.

Ditched!
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Builder
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Csak annyit mondok nagyon fel tud idegelni,de egyépként klassz kis játék!
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A Simple Cheeseburger w/ Fries
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
This is a very good game. it is quite challenging. even if you have ETS2 i would still reccomend getting this game. the gameplay is quite different.
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LAD | TheLeedsLad | No PC
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
If you want to improve your skills in truck driving, this game is the one for you. There's lots of tests and challenges to keep you going for a few hours, which vary in difficulty. It even includes a virtual edition of the Young Driver competition Scania holds.

I also recommend you give Trucks & Trailers a look, it includes even more challenges and more trucks to choose from.

Overall, I give it a 9/10
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Maximate98 [FIN]
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
You play ETS2 but fail a lot and it causes damage to your truck and trailer? Then this game is must have for you! This game is all about handling the truck. You need to clear tricky situations and you need to know your trucks lines perfectly. But when you get max score from hard level it's so good feeling!
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Zizzu02
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
There is no way to invert the controls so my brake pedal accellerates and vice versa. Do not buy if you have pedals on one axis.
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arsam234
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
After playing for 1 hour, although I was terrible at the game, I can sure say that it was very realistic, with many controls.
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killerbunny12
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
This game is a good game but when you drive the trucks u cant control them + the qulaty on this game is alful. im sorry but its a thumbs down.
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MadKinqz
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
always crashed and then restarts my computer, why is that any help?
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[WW] 🌑\\\{Golden Bat}///🌑
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Where did I even got the idea to buy this game?

"Summer Sale"
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King County MetroFan2105
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
The Dangerous Drives are Fun.
But You Can Complete The Game In 2-4 Hours.
Theres Not Much To It.
It Was Worth It For Me Because I Bought It On Sale For Around $4.
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DayyLikeNight
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Awesome. I play this Everyday!! I Love The Scania Car/Truck Etc. Line. Time to go to Pros & Cons!




Pros:
-Great Gameplay.
-Addicting!
-Doesn't Get Boring
-Great Graphics for a
4-6 GB Computer. Its Runs Depending on Graphics, I have a HP 15 Laptop And Runs Perfect on the Low Quality.

Now Cons!



Cons:
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NO CONS! Great Game! Get it now because of $5.99 Off!!
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OFFICIAL
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
This yet another great game by SCS, however i do not play it that much i will do the odd challenge here and there when i am not playing Euro Truck Simulator 2, this game is perfect for those who find ETS2 too slow and boring with the long journeys as the longest challenge i have done in this game was no more than 3-4 minutes long. Also great for people who are competitive as the game features online leaderboards if you have the money to spare i would definatly reccomend grabbing the Deluxe bundle edition as you will get 5 games and plenty of the DLC for ETS2 for only $50 which is alot cheaper than buying the 5 games individually and they are all just as good as each other even if some are older or you only end up playing ETS2 (which alot of people do) it is definatly worth the money (and the money saved) to get this game in the bundle.
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Heavy Haulage Uk
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Well doen SCS softwear! once agin a awsome game from SCS highly recomend
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TsunamiFPS
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
Nice truck driving brand there for many events and tests even risky ones and showed to be liked Euro Truck SImulator 2.
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EA Origin
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
Same as ETS2, but just with more fun game modes

P.S. I love dangerous drives. It is quite challenging as the roads are narrow and you need to reverse with your trailer on. Played for 3 hours but still stuck on first challenge.

10/10 would fall down the cliff XD
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76561198263036198
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Brief Review

A truck driving simulator might not sound like the most exciting of games out there, but Scania is very much a game. This isn’t just another delivery simulation. The crux of Scania Truck Driving Simulator is maneuvering your big rig through a number of dangerous situations and hazardous courses filled with real-life obstacles. You’ll be put into critical situations where flooding or the aftermath of an earthquake, play a part in compromising what would normally be a direct and hazard free delivery route

Pros and Cons

Pros

Great Fun
Addictive Gameplay
Great Graphics
Kid Friendly
Leadboards
Competitive

Cons

Cant Think Of Any

An Ending

Prove your truck skills - Put your driving skills to the ultimate test
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davawood
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
The driving tests, competitions and, particularly, the Dangerous Roads challenges are great fun. It is a pity there isn't more of this stuff as the driving area at Scania's testing facility soon becomes boring. If you like ETS2 but get bored of the endless miles and few challenging manoeuvres then this Scania Sim is an excellent diversion.
Not a massive amount of content but well worth a purchase in the next sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
If you want to improve your skills in truck driving, this game is the one for you. There's lots of tests and challenges to keep you going for a few hours, which vary in difficulty. It even includes a virtual edition of the Young Driver competition Scania holds.

I also recommend you give Trucks & Trailers a look, it includes even more challenges and more trucks to choose from.

Overall, I give it a 9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Brief Review

A truck driving simulator might not sound like the most exciting of games out there, but Scania is very much a game. This isn’t just another delivery simulation. The crux of Scania Truck Driving Simulator is maneuvering your big rig through a number of dangerous situations and hazardous courses filled with real-life obstacles. You’ll be put into critical situations where flooding or the aftermath of an earthquake, play a part in compromising what would normally be a direct and hazard free delivery route

Pros and Cons

Pros

Great Fun
Addictive Gameplay
Great Graphics
Kid Friendly
Leadboards
Competitive

Cons

Cant Think Of Any

An Ending

Prove your truck skills - Put your driving skills to the ultimate test
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
This yet another great game by SCS, however i do not play it that much i will do the odd challenge here and there when i am not playing Euro Truck Simulator 2, this game is perfect for those who find ETS2 too slow and boring with the long journeys as the longest challenge i have done in this game was no more than 3-4 minutes long. Also great for people who are competitive as the game features online leaderboards if you have the money to spare i would definatly reccomend grabbing the Deluxe bundle edition as you will get 5 games and plenty of the DLC for ETS2 for only $50 which is alot cheaper than buying the 5 games individually and they are all just as good as each other even if some are older or you only end up playing ETS2 (which alot of people do) it is definatly worth the money (and the money saved) to get this game in the bundle.
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274 of 310 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
Amazing!

For those who know and played Euro Truck Simulator 2: This is the same developer, so the "basics" in physics and gameplay are similar (Controls and graphics seem to be much better as far as I can tell).

The game itself is different. There is a freeride/delivery-mode as you might know it from ETS2, but it is smaller and, as far as I can see now, less complex (still much fun to play). The ´amazingness´ (Is that a word?) of this game comes from the many modes and missions. Drive along a messed-up road, a mountain pass, or a flooded area (...). This game seems to be the "middle" between ETS2 and 3, to show off what is planned for #3 and what this engine can do.

So, in short:

+better graphics
+better controls
+runs much more smooth than ETS2
+exciting (!) roads: building sites, narrow bits and tricky obstacles of all kind
+brilliant missions
+online top-lists encourage competition and motivate to play every mission a thousand times
+very well playable with keyboard, pad or wheel
+not an easy game at all, but not frustrating->If you screw up a mission, you will go out with 0 points unable to compete with anyone online, but you will never get stuck in a mission, forced to do it a million times in order to be able to go to the next one
+++Devs seem to actually read forums and watch videos about their game and listen to the players

-the AI has some minor glitches: nothing game-breaking, more funny

Conclusion: If you liked ETS2, you will love this game even more. It has everything that people wanted in ETS2.
If you have never played ETS and you like to drive trucks in every kind of situation, then this game is something for you.

Recommended .... totally!

Edit: Game seems to crash when doing Alt+Tab, at least for me. Solution: Window mode (which means fullscreen + task bar) or use OpenGL.

Edit²: I found out that this game was released BEFORE ETS2 (Thank you, comments section!). Seems like the fancy graphics have tricked me into some wrong thoughts. ;)
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79 of 85 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
If you want a world to drive around in and explore with cargo on the back and visions of long, hard motorway drives cross country borders: Get ETS 2 and avoid this.

If you want technical driving, testing your skills at low speed manoeuvers and slowly squeezing yourself through tight gaps having to focus hard: Get THIS and avoid ETS 2.

Nothing more to be said, really - graphically, physically and in pretty much all regards, this is very nearly the same game as ETS 2. Only difference is as stated above. This: A technical truck driving simulator. ETS 2: An open truck driving simulator. This doesn't have any managerial aspects (running your own business) but ETS 2 does.

One thing I will add though. I think this game would have been better served as a DLC of some kind.
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81 of 98 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
Scania is a great compliment to ETS2. It provides a sizable amount of Challenge Stages, broken up into a variety of disciplines. Those familiar with Gran Turismo's Licence Tests will be familiar with these routines. They're challenging and rewarding, demanding that you learn the finer nuances of skilled truck driving.

My personal highlight would be the various obstacle courses, titled Dangerous Drives. You're given a point to point stretch where you have to navigate tight passages over a great number of environments, high-mountain switchbacks, flooded cityscapes, etc. 25 completely unique environments with fresh assets to test your skills under pressure.

Game comes complete with online Leaderboards (watch top replays too) as well as a nice bonus photo/video gallery covering the real-world annual Scania driving test completions.

Just remember, this is not ETS2. It's its own beast with its own set of unique charms. It's polished as heck just like ETS2 and even shares the same engine. But that's where the similarities end. Totally worth it to Driving Simulation fans and a complete no-brainer for those who follow and enjoy SCS Software.

Highly recommended.

Note: Review based on pre-Steam retail copy.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Recommended for fans of Euro Truck Simulator 2 or people interested in realistic truck driving sims.

Not a large sandbox world for free roaming like Euro Truck Simulator 2, but in this game the sandbox plays second fiddle to challenges and hazardous courses, and they ARE good. It would be nice to have it all in one game, but if you like ETS2 a lot, you will enjoy Scania Truck Simulator too. I compare it to ETS2 a lot, and for good reason, the games are similar and attract similar gamers except Scania has little mainstream appeal in comparison.

Pros

- hazardous roads are good areas that are really missing from a game like ETS2.
- driving school and competition challenges are well done. Some are very difficult!
- graphics are as good if not better than ETS2. Some people miss the fact that Scania is actually an older game
- the game world is smaller but it is detailed (makes ETS2 look generic in comparison)
- bonus content (actual competition photos and videos are good stuff)
- there is still a sandbox mode to free-roam in, though...

Cons
- smaller and inferior sandbox compared to ETS2 (not bad, but ETS2 is just that good)
- driving physics feel inferior to ETS2
[EDIT] - After playing more i find slippery roads and mud to be better than i first thought, so overall physics are quite good.
- fewer customisation options (can't set brake sensitivity, disable speed limiter, "pretty up" your truck)
- game engine lacks some touches (water splash for ex.) Though i played with the relatively crappy Intel HD4000 IGP, so take that into consideration.

Overall i'd recommend the game. It won't dissapoint, but it wont blow your mind either. A solid "niche" game worth picking up if you're into realistic driving sims.

Thumbs up!
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66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
First of all, if you do own Euro Truck Simulator 2, don't bother this game - it's almost the same game but worse. And if you are going to pay full retail price for this game, buy ETS2 instead.

Scania Truck Driving Simulator was made by the developers who made Euro Truck Simulator 2, which is a good thing. The game itself is really great and totally worth the price, but that's because it's almost the same game as ETS2, same map, same vehicles (but only the Scania ones) and same graphics. What I've seen, there's no story mode in this game, unlike ETS2 where you can start like a freelancer make your company growing until you have several employees and trucks. However, that's not how this game was supposed to be either, because then it would have been exactly like ETS2 -but worse.This game though, have some good game modes, including multiplayer and a wide range of tasks. For those who just like driving around, there is a free mode where you can just drive around and do anything you want.

At last, as I always do, I recommend this game to the players with a WHEEL, as in my opinion, all driving games are boring with keyboard and mouse. BUT if you do enjoy this kind of games with any kind of controller - don't care about what I think and buy the game.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Quite a nice game for drivers who are seeking for a challenge! It obviously is different than ETS2 (Euro Truck Simulator 2) which many of the reviewers have already mentioned. It has less to offer, only one truck brand and delivering cargo seems to take the minor part in the game. Yet I do recommend it for those people who like precision-driving. This game can really teach you how to properly steer a truck with (or without) a trailer when there is not much space available to manouever. I had lots of fun doing the really challenging dangerous courses. The game includes some media, mostly photos of Scania trucks, truck-driver competitions and also some short video clips all about trucks and driving them. It maybe is not worth its full price of 15,99€, but if you can manage to grab it for 5€ or below it is totally worth it in my opinion. Recommended!
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
Scania Truck Driving Simulator (STDS), plain and simple: Do you need help handling your truck? STDS is a game dedicated to helping improve your understanding of truck and trailer handling. If that doesn't interest you, well, I can't make you stay. The rest of the review will be about the gameplay, so buckle up. Or get ready for a nap.

Most of you here must've played Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS2) to even be remotely interested in this. Don't be ashamed, this game was mostly forgotten when Euro Truck Simulator 2 came out. Why buy this when ETS2 is obviously newer and better? However, it will be on sale until 15th July, 2014, so if you play Euro Truck Simulator 2, you won't regret buying this.

First, the gameplay. The gameplay varies from simple driving tutorials to driving on dangerous mountain roads. The game gives you thorough practice on the art of trailer reversing, so if you're struggling with that in Euro Truck Simulator 2 (especially multiplayer mod!) then I will recommend this game for you. But do not think you are playing ETS2. Play the game, how you would any other new game. Expect a new game. Obvious, but true.

The handling of the truck (Scania R-series) is different to that in ETS2. The truck feels heavy, underpowered. In fact it might be. But the game isn't about power, or speed. It is about precision and agility, or sometimes even pure luck. Speed is not a big factor in the game. It is perfect if you need to learn about how your trailer behaves on and off the road, whether you try to turn a tight corner or reverse into a loading dock.

That was for comparison to ETS2. Now, onto the game itself. I will recommend you go from top to bottom of the menu list, after adjusting the options.

Driving Licence gives you basic tutorial lessons on truck driving. If you are new to trucking games, this will be a quick introduction, and it can be challenging. If you are confident with your driving skills (looking at you, ETS2 players), play this section regardless. While ETS2 focuses more on freeroaming and company-building, STDS focuses on handling and precision driving (not necessarily at speeds), and the two games are different based on those values.

Driver Competition would be next in line after you finish Driving Licence. You are entered into a competition where you must complete tasks in a showground, while getting around lots of obstacles and without collisions. It will test what you learned previously, and it will also test your patience to the max. Of course, if you're not a perfectionist, things can be a bit less annoying for you.

Dangerous Drives feature a range of locations with real-world challenges, from natural disasters to manmade ones. There are a few hours of content in the section, again, depending on whether you want to perfect every challenge or not.

Freeform Driving is self explanatory, you can deliver cargo in a freeroaming, exploring manner, although the area is not quite as big as other open-world trucking games in the SCS family. It is not the game's primary focus.

Time Reaction Test is also self explanatory, in this section you can test your reaction times. How quickly can you step on the brake pedal when the unexpected occurs?

Overall, the game is a content-rich tutorial into the world of trucking. If you are unfamiliar with how trailers behave when you travel in reverse, or to get a feel of the size of trucks (believe me, you'd be surprised at how much space you actually have), or just plain driving for the fun (and thrill of it!), then I recommend this game for you.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
Is this game better than Euro Truck Simulator 2? --- That depends what you are looking for.

I got into the truck driving simulator series when I was curious about my skills being able to operate a trailer and take tight turns. I have yet to see a game that puts you in a city situation where you have really check your space margins when taking a right turn next to traffic.

Euro Truck simulator seems to focus more on highway driving and has a bit of city driving when you get near the warehouse. Thing is though, seems like warehouses are the only things that make up the cities. I bought Scania for the reason mentioned above about city situations, I wanted to be driving in tight situations where turns would be difficult. The game gives a few options regarding driving such as free drive mode (where you pick up a trailer and deliver it, more like time trial mode), driver license where you go through a tough licensing course, driver competition to test your accuracy around obstacles, and my favorite and reason why I bought this game : dangerous drives. Dangerous drives put you in situations where you must drive your truck or cargo through super tight scenarios (such as driving along side of a cliff). My favorite feature of this game setting is that the devs seemed to try to incorporate everyday life scenarios into this mode. One challenge requires the player to back up their truck behind the stage of a rock show, and attach to a trailer, do a 180 through a bunch of parked cars and other band trailers, and drive away.

The controller bindings for this game are absolutely beautiful once you figure it out. I wish more games had this much control over controller settings.

Visuals are nice neat and relevant to trucking. No hiccups or gaps here. Sounds are generic as trucks are all the same brand.

Although I would put it on par with Euro Truck 2, I would say if Euro Truck had dangerous drives I would have most likely skipped over this game and kept with that one. That being said, I would still like to see a truck driving simulating game that puts the player in a city where they have to make turns in busy pedestrian and traffic scenarios. Sure it would be hard to make entire maps for cities, but even have a few to choose from with a few tight roads to outmaneuver through would be cool.

I feel Euro Truck has given in their game a bit more to do, and for that it's rating will be higher than this games. None the less, great purchase on sale.

RATING : 7.25/10

ScreenShots :

Expect these sort of type road scenario situations, except every car is stationary

They place parked cars in convenient places

Being the rodie at the rock show
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
This game is absolutly extrordinary beyond words! It is full of fun and challenges that are actually challenging. It is made by SCS so you know it will definatly be a good game. This simulator puts your skills to the test! Get ready, your in for a fun-packed challenge!

The game comes down to 5 different sections:

Driver Licence-This is just the beginning of the challenges. You will be put through several tests such as reversing, parking, reverse serpentine, and parking.

Driver Competition-This is were you put your skills to the test were your are chellenged with extremly hard challenges such as roundabouts, almost impossible reverses, and more. These driver competetions also take place in real life.

Dangerous Drives-You are put through TONS of different situations such as you being stuck in traffic and the only way out is to go on a road with parked cars all over and try to make it through without crashing! Easier said then done!

Freeform Driving-This is the part of the game that is similiar to Euro Truck Simulator 2 were you deliver goods to different places. However, the only downsides are that there is no navigation/minimap so when you are trying to make a delivery, there is no way of knowing were to go. You are basically always lost. The map is also not that big, but its a good size.

Time Reaction Tests-Lastly, you have the time reaction tests were you are supposed to trive through roads and they give you a "obsticle" and you are supposed to stop as soon as possible.

Overall, This is a GREAT game and I think that it was nessasary that SCS made this game because it really puts your skills to the test and it determens whether you are a great driver or not. It is also Great fun!

Watch me play it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aIViy7ESMU&feature=youtu.be

FINAL RATING: 9/10
The reason I gave it a 9/10 instead of 10/10 is because of the problems with the free driving. If they fix this in a patch, this game gets a 10/10. GO AND GET IT!
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
Ah, this one's awesome! I use my ancient Momo race wheel with no problems. Excellent physics and handling, the challenges are a blast. A full career mode would have been a grand slam but i'm having a blast with the rest of it anyway. Well done though!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Nice Simulator ...It's just like ETS2 with less to offer!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This is a good game, and extremely realistic,but it's extremely hard to master. Those who don't like driving challenges shouldn't consider this game. Those who do, on the other hand, really should get this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
I really want to like this game. It does have some bright spots in it. The driving to point A without hitting anything to point B is fun and short. So thats good. The steering is a little on the wonky side. Their is no auto center so the steering wheel goes from right to left all the time unlike a real car that would try to go back to center.

Graphics are good and sharp looking. So events are fun. The load hauling part of the game is the so-so part. It has no auto park load so you must manually park every load you are carrying. Thats annoying. I am glad they killed that in Euro Trucker 2. However the price is only $17 dollars so its priced right. Enjoyable for short bursts. Not as addicting as ETS2.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Such a shame that I paid 30€ of this mighty dull game
Objects (i.a. timber) don't move. This was supposed to be a simularötor. Seriously what the hell. Virtual driver trying to start the engine constantly even if clutch off. This is stupid, that leads to another thing: Damage model. It hasn't got any.
But overall I just suck in driving these. Reversing is a huge pain in the ♥♥♥. The trucks got a big ♥♥♥. And the logic in some missions is pure swedish level. They could just detach the trailer before making any U turn. I know I'm bad, I'm so bad, everyone knows I'm bad even Carl Lewis knows I'm bad
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
If you liked Eurotruck simulator 2 you won't be disapointed with this. It is the same quality with bigger challenges in smaller places. The deliveries mode map is quite big and I quite like that you have to find the way yourself using the minimap without any gps route planner. The Dangerous drives move is really good too and after completing it you won't find a parking space difficult ever again.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
The game is good, but it's getting boring too quick. I think it would be much better if it had bigger maps and more things to do. It would also be nice if you could costumize your own truck and stuff like that. I think the game is a bit expencive, so i would reather buy the well known simulator "Euro Truck Simulator" or something like that.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
Euro Truck Simulator 2 was like a trucker business sim, with long stretches of road and jobs to take on and get paid so you can buy/upgrade trucks or start your own business. Picking up trailers or delivering them was always really easy, so it wasn't challenging enough to be interesting and the long stretches of road were populated enough with details to be somewhat convincing, but it gets old after a while. The real star of Euro Truck Simulator 2 was the fantastic traffic AI and dealing with traffic respectfully throughout your travels. A great game for what it is.

Scania Truck Driving Simulator is made by the same company, but this time it focuses on everything about truck driving that is technical. There are truck driving license tests, there are championship truck driving competition challenges (exact copies of real life events) which require extreme precision and there are short refined stretches of dangerous drives to attempt more like natural obstacle tracks.

I ate a lot of penalties for minor collisions, but some of the challenges were tricky just to finish at all due to very particular trailer angling requirements around certain bends. You're forced to understand what each mirror is for and gain an appreciation for them, putting them to regular use. Through-out the game, you come to understand some of the strategies necessary to accomodate for the semitrailer.

While it has all those challenge modes, it also has a couple freeroam modes similar to a large city in ETS2 that have trailer missions to pick up and medals to collect if you can find them. Certainly the most casual of the modes, it does not have ETS2's lengthy 30 minute drive requirements and instead focuses more on quick pickup and deliveries with technical driving aspects.

If trucks don't interest you this probably won't change that, but if you care a little bit then you are likely to come out of it feeling elucidated in respect to trucking.
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