Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California and sandy Nevada. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.
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Release Date: Feb 2, 2016

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August 26

Steering Knobs

The Open Beta for American Truck Simulator's and Euro Truck Simulator 2's upcoming updates is already in full swing. We'd like to thank you all for the feedback and bug reports you've given us!

To get to the point: once a game update enters public testing, we usually just want to stabilize the new features and release it. But this time we have decided to up the scope of the updates even when the beta test is already in flight. Our artists just finished work on an interesting little set of cabin "toys." Our inner circle of trusted beta testers liked it very much, and so we wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.

So here we are, introducing a new little game feature - streering knobs. We've included six different steering knobs in each game; you will be able to install them at four possible locations on a steering wheel. Steering knobs are an exception rather than a rule, they are not frequently used on long haul trucks, and actually their legal status is somewhat shady in certain territories. But we hope that the new feature will please the group of fans who kept requesting their addition to our games.



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August 18

ATS 1.4 open beta

We're happy to announce that the open beta of update 1.4 for American Truck Simulator is now available on Steam!

With 1.4 we're introducing a lot of changes to the core game. You'll find a condensed changelog at the bottom of this blog post, but first let's recap the major features that we'd like to bring to your attention (including a surprise feature - trailer selection).

MAIN FEATURES
  • Custom steering wheel position - You'll be allowed to modify both the height and the angle of the steering wheel so you can create your perfect driving position.



  • Trailer selection - We have recently changed how trailer data are organized under the hood in the game engine. More flexibility will come handy; one trailer 3D model can have multiple looks - different "paints" - textures - for example to represent different companies), and there may actually be multiple trailers compatible with the same cargo type. As we are adding new companies, trailers, and cargoes to the game (and so are modders), the old system was no longer sufficient.

    When you pick a job to transport, the game will now give you a chance to change the trailer look (or the trailer itself) if it finds that there are alternate possibilities available for transporting given cargo.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx87hSOrz6Q

    Other Features and Improvements

    Here's a log of the additional fixes and improvements that went into this update:

    CODE
    • Cruise control is not disabled by the throttle anymore.
    • Interior camera zoom - please set the key/button for zoom in Options → Key and buttons → Camera controls → Zoom interior camera.
    • Option to set preferred job length generation in options.
    • Option to set split shifting input.
    • More unit display options (volume, consumption).

    DATA

    MODDING
    • Separated map_data.sii from game_data.sii
    • look_presets_defaults[] in interior camera
    • Change trailer looks to paint jobs.

    Please also check our modding wiki, to get the best advice for modding of both games.

    You can find the beta in the public_beta branch on Steam. (Steam client → LIBRARY → right click on American Truck Simulator → Properties → Betas tab → public_beta - 1.4 public beta).  No password is required.

    Please keep in mind that this is still only a test version of the update: it's perfectly okay if you want to hold off until the final release.  But if you are curious, don't mind a little instability, and want to assist us in the polishing process, we greatly appreciate your help. Please report any bugs on our forum.

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Reviews

“It’s a fundamentally good game, with weighty, nuanced handling, a deep simulation, and higher production values than most sims.”
8/10 – PC Gamer

“Listening to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" while driving a big rig at night into Las Vegas is something that will stick with me probably forever.”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

“I'm impressed with the amount of detail and beauty that's been injected into these virtual environments.”
8.5/10 – Forbes

Free expansion

The Grand Canyon State, Arizona, is now available as a free update!

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About This Game

Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California and sandy Nevada. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.

Game mechanics are based on the highly successful model from Euro Truck Simulator 2 and have been expanded with new features, creating the most captivating game experience from SCS Software.

American Truck Simulator puts you in the seat of a driver for hire entering the local freight market, making you work your way up to become an owner-operator, and go on to create one of the largest transportation companies in the United States.

Features


  • Drive highly detailed truck models officially licensed from iconic truck manufacturers.
  • Your truck is your new home. Make it yours by changing cabins, chassis, paintjobs, adding tuning accessories or more powerful engines.
  • Lots of different cargoes to choose: From food to machinery to hazard cargoes.
  • Multiple types of trailers – from reefers to flatbeds, from dumpers to lowboys and goosenecks.
  • The longest trailers (up to 53 ft) will challenge your skills and patience while hauling and during parking.
  • Deliver your cargoes to a rich variety of companies and locations like refineries, oil storage, gas stations, car factories, or roadworks.


  • Various simulation settings for trucking enthusiasts: Air brake simulation; different types of brakes: retarder, Jake brake, trailer brake; multiple types of transmissions straight from real trucks, brake intensity, and more.
  • Feel like inside a real cabin: Adjust your seat, mirrors and position your head to get the best view of the road.
  • Drive safely, follow the rules and speed limits – police will fine you if you aren't careful!
  • Ensure that you are not delivering overweight cargo – you may be checked at the weigh scales.
  • Use the route adviser as your personal assistant during the travels.
  • Try the life of a truck driver for hire. By delivering the cargoes safely and improving your skills, become the owner of your own, successful company!

  • Build your own fleet of trucks, buy garages, hire drivers, manage your company for maximum profits.
  • Make your trucking time better by listening to your favorite songs via built-in music player or streaming your favorite radio stations.
  • Capture your favorite moments with a photo mode offering rich set of editing options.
  • Great support for steering wheels, gamepads and other input devices.
  • Long-time support of the game, including new features.
  • Obtain challenging Steam achievements and collect all hand-painted Steam trading cards.

World of Trucks


Take advantage of additional features of American Truck Simulator by joining our online community on World of Trucks, our center for virtual truckers all around the world interested in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator and future SCS Software's truck simulators.

  • Use in-game Photo Mode to capture the best moments and share them with thousands of people who love trucks.
  • Favorite the images you like the most and return to them anytime in the future.
  • Discuss the screenshots with everyone using World of Trucks.
  • See the best images hand-picked by the game creators in Editor's Pick updated almost every day. Try to get your own screenshot on this list!
  • Upload and use your custom avatar and license plate in the game.
  • More features coming soon!

To join World of Trucks, simply sign up with your Steam account on the join page. You will need to own American Truck Simulator or Euro Truck Simulator 2 to join World of Trucks.

World of Trucks is an optional service, registration on World of Trucks isn't required to play the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450-class (Intel HD 4000)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760-class (2 GB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450-class (Intel HD 4000)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760-class (Intel HD 5300)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450-class (Intel HD 4000)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760-class (2 GB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (412 reviews)
Overall:
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Recently Posted
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
very goos game
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cirdec
17.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Way more fun than it has any right to be, since it is exactly what it says on the box.
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THE GREAT AND POWERFUL BUTTHOLIO
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Fantastic game, I really enjoy it. Only downside at the moment is not many destinations to travel to or trucks to drive but with the game still being in development it is understandable.
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vargtimen
12.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
It's not that great. No animations for gear shifts, No 3 stage jake brake. Can't own trailers, economy is really unrealistic, AI for NPC vehicles is attrocious, collision detection is really bad. Crashes all the time. No log books. Police fines are draconian and add nothing in terms of animations or any kind of fun, scaling your load is incomplete. no readouts for axel loads. Can't slide tandems, or 5th wheel. CB is consmetic only, no toll roads, ezypass etc. No truck wash or dirt system. Most of the guages are there just for show such as oil temperature, etc and the underlying systems are not simulated. Most of the controls in the cab are cosmetic only. The engines behave stupidly and don't match what happens in reality. It's not uncommon to be doing 3000+ RPM in top gear to go 60MPH. No lot lizards. No pre-trip inspections or maintenance other than pulling into a garage and clicking ok. No Flags, beacons or signs. No load securement, no RGN or stepdeck. No permits. This really doesn't even attempt to replicate trucking. Obviously made by people that know nothing about trucking and didn't evemn try. And the maps are too small, and don't feel like America at all and look like a cheap cartoon. No pedestrians, no residential houses, no farms. No seasons. This is not a simulator, this is a casual, badly executed incomplete alpha and a blatant cash grab. Don't buy.
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Zynx
29.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Extremely fun especially with some mods. I personally use one and only one which is a traffic mod which makes for some interesting realistic traffic jams
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I'm on a VACation
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Was going down a highway doing 65 with 20t of cargo, with it's my life playing, misses turn swerves and hits barrier head on, 100 % dmg 6/8
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DrSadistic
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
If you've played ETS2 you will feel right at home here. Why change a system that already works, right? If something isn't broke, don't try to fix it. That's why you see so many games go downhill. They change something that already works to try something new that inevitably ruins the whole experience that people have grown to love.

It becomes very obvious this is on the same engine as ETS2, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's not the best and most polished engine graphically, but that's okay. It still looks fine, and they've certainly improved anti aliasing support from ETS2. No, it's not where it should be, but it's an improvement. Graphically, the game look very close to what ETS2 looks like, however you can tell there is definitely an improvement with the lighting system. One major change (which is probably the biggest change in ETS2 besides it taking place on American soil instead of in Europe) is the way ticket violations work. In ETS2 there are speed cameras setup and if you are caught speeding passed one of these cameras they slap a ticket on you. This time around, you will actually see cop cars roaming the cities, and if you care caught speeding, they will blue light you and you will be fined. No, currently the cops do not give chase (giving you the possiblity to lead the cops on a high speed chase), but that's possibly something they may (or may not) add in the future. SCS has made it extremely clear they want their trucking sims to be based around the actual trucking experience, starting a trucking company from the ground up and growing, and less about the other stuff.

With ATS being in the US it's inevitable ATS is going to draw a bigger crowd than its European predecessors, and many of those people likely have never played an SCS game, or probably never even heard of them before. A big complaint I hear about is the accuracy of the roads and cities. It should be known that SCS is a fairly small company and they don't have the programmers you have at some of the bigger studio. It should be known the roads are designed in a way that make it possible for the AI to navigate. They had a decision to make: have realistic roads with no AI, or come up with a compromise and create their own roadways so we can have functional AI vehicles on the road, and they went with the latter. The map feels different enough from ETS2 that you feel like you are traveling American roads, but veterans of ETS2 will definitely be able to spot the shortcuts that were taken right off the bat that had to be made to make the AI work.

The map feels more alive this time.

If you're looking for a 1:1 scale 100% representation of the US, this isn't your game/sim. If you know how SCS works and how they design your games, and you're looking forward to driving from California to Nevada with the understanding that the game is designed the way it is because of limitations of the engine and enjoyed ETS2, there's no reason why you won't enjoy ATS as well.
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killjoy7809
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
If you don't have this game you should buy it. 100/10. PS I had 36 hours on the demo
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Donuts road to boosted board
90.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
If you love trucking this game is for you! This price for this game is so worth it.
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Fueling Around
406.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is great for killing time!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
38 of 50 people (76%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
In a nutshell: change gear, change gear, change gear, check your mirror, murder a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, change gear...
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Being someone who thoroughly enjoyed ETS2, this game was equally if not more enjoyable.

Pros:
- Trucking now requires more skill (trucks harder to maneuver).
- Good graphical detail (Requires decent GPU)


Cons:
- There are now active police cars on the road. No more 175km/h on the highway where there are no speed cameras ;(
- If you enjoyed the scenery in ETS2 (particularly Scandinavia), then you may find the scenery in ATS underwhelming.
- This is by no means a complete game with only 3 of the US states having been implemented. However this does not mean this is not an enjoyable game.
- There were initially a few issues with this game but I have found that most of these have been ironed out through updates.
- Not really a con but once again you will find yourself in situations with a truck (with a significantly longer wheelbase compared to ETS2) and an extremely long trailer, in which you will find it very difficult to clear traffic, obstacles etc.

Overall a great game and definitely recommended to those who liked Eurotruck Simulator 1 & 2. And to those of you who prehaps didn't find ETS2 & ETS2 as fun as you would have liked, American Truck Simulator may very well change your opinion of SCS truck simulators. I am really looking forward to the release of more truck companies and of course wider map coverage to include more than the 3 US states that are currently in game. I know this game is still in the early stages of map development and I haven't looked into the developer's intentions but I would love to see this map to expand out to include not only all the states of the USA but surrounding countries such as Canada (maybe including Alaska), Mexico and so on (maybe as DLC as that would be quite an effort).
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
330.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Really fun game. I have played over 300 hours and enjoyed it quite a bit. I've even dozed off while driving...not recommended. haha

Graphics are great. Living in San Diego, CA, the landscape and buildings feel familiar enough that you could almost place yourself, at times.

I come back to this game almost monthly for a few days. I've yet to place the Arizona DLC, but I am excited!

It's impossible to regret purchasing this game, unless you're looking for some form of demolition derby. This game rewards you if you apply even a modicum of patience and safe driving.

My favorite feature of this game is the ability to hire staff and purchase extra trucks. It's a minigame that increases your profitability. --a real treat. :)

Do it nao!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Played this game with vive and g29. and I can say holly ♥♥♥♥ you feel yourself like truck driver I even started to regret that I didint go to study logistics.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Ok, I come from a background of playing Pedal to the Metal and Haulin, respectfully. I've never played ETS or ETS2, so I can't compare this game to those. The following review is on ATS:

Fantastic game! I really enjoy it. It's really well done and is superb, even though it only has three states and two trucks. (more on that later).

Graphics: 8/10. My computer is pretty good. It can handle FSX fine, but for some reason, it struggles with this game. I had to turn down my settings in game and I have to live with jaggies, or else it becomes an unplayble slideshow. I refuse to upgrade to Windows 10 (currently running W7) just to improve the performance, as the aforementioned FSX may then have issues. However, that being said, the graphics are absolutely beautiful! The landscapes at dawn or dusk are truly a sight to behold! The trucks are extremely well done, both inside and out. Shadows moving across the dash, the interior views of the sleepers, etc. You can tell alot of time and effort were put into designing the trucks! One small thing I really like that wasn't doable in the games I mentioned, is the ability to turn on parking lights only without turning the headlights on. This is a cool feature as just like in real life I can illuminate the dash without the headlights needing to be on as well. Also, the rain effects are impressive! (If you want realism, since it rarely rains in the states included, you can turn this effect off.)

Gameplay: 10/10. Yes, gameplay is nearly perfect! In Pedal to the Metal and Haulin, the trucks all drove like high performance autos, I.e. 0-60 MPH in two seconds, even while pulling a fully loaded trailer. Here, the trucks are slow to get up to speed, and definitley feel heavy going up hills. Gives that bit of realism as I struggle to get up to 55 MPH while AI cars pass me. Only small gripe is the cops are really picky. Go five miles over the limit and you will get ticketed. However, you can turn cops off in settings and fly if you prefer.

Fun factor: 10/10. Whether you're a real life trucker, or one who never got the chance to be one but wonders what it'd be like to live life on the road with 18 wheels under you, this game is definitely for you. I find myself spending hours and hours driving around and delivering or dropping off loads. I usually bore of driving sim games after a few days; not so here. Every day after work I come home and start this game, and you can say farewell to me for hours, lol.

In summary: As mentioned above, only three states are available thus far. But you know what? I don't care! Each state is extremely well done, and since I live in Vegas, it's where I started my career. I can say it's pretty darn accurate, right down to the sculptures alongside the 95 freeway! Only gripe would be, freeway offramps and onramps do NOT have stop signs; they have traffic signals. But ok..

Driving from Vegas to Tucson, for example, feels like a long trip, just like in real life. No, it won't take 6 + hours real time, but it sure feels like it! So, three states are enough for me, so long as each additional state they create is just as well-detailed. The states included are more than enough to keep me busy. My first time driving over the Golden Gate Bridge was simply stunning! I almost wrecked trying to enjoy the scenery, lol.

The available upgrades to the trucks (levels) are impressive. Almost like they borrowed features from previous modders. I recommend starting with the Kenworth W900. I was able to upgrade it to include the studio sleeper, an abundance of lights, and a beautiful dashboard after just reaching Level 12.

I'm only using the included defaults, but for those interested in other trucks and aren't willing to wait for SCS, there are plenty of mods available on the internet. www.modsats.com has a nice selection. Also, for those who want a full USA map and again don't want to wait, the same site has one called the "coast to coast v 1.8 map" that's getting positive reviews. They also have one that includes Mexico and Canada, so if you wish to go across the borders, there you go.

In summary: I really enjoy this game. Almost every day I see something new. As an example, the other day I took a wrong turn and went behind an apartment complex. I actually saw a guy dancing in the back of the building, with a girl sitting there watching him! Little things like this really make the game world feel alive. Even little things like an obvious UPS van (although it's called something different in game) being unloaded by a guy in his brown uniform, pedestrians milling about on street corners, the blowing tumbleweeds across the desert road, etc. All are a huge step up from the previous games I played.

Pros: Great graphics, great gameplay, hours of fun, great rewards.

Cons: Poor performance on my better than average machine. Hoping that as more states are released, it doesn't kill my machine.

Limited trucks to drive and only 3 states, but that can be solved with mods as mentioned earlier.

Recommend? Highly!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A fantastic game because the trucks look great but there aren't as many trucks and the map isn't as big as euro truck but the game is still in development and the graphics have inproved a huge amount and I'm looking forward to see what features they add. For those who want to buy this game I recommend Euro truck simulator 2 because there are more trucks and contries but those who have a great computer buy American truck simulator.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
126.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This is a great game Id say. Definetely worth buying. You get to drive trucks for jobs, make $$$, handle your own truck business and hire drivers that make more $$ for you. Its pretty neat. Very realistic game. Gotta follow the traffic laws including speeding, lights, and going to weigh stations and toll booths, or you will be fined. However, there is an option where you can unclick traffic offenses and do whatever the heck you want without the police doing anything. Free roam the roads of California( truck speed limits suck..), Nevada and Arizona. There are mods you can add inside the game such as making traffic lights longer, adding more reallistic traffic than what they normally have and some other cool stuff. I love the game so far as been playing it over 80 hours now. Overall, great game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
American Truck is an amazing game with high queality graphics they need to expand the map quicker bc people are getting anoyed but its an amazing game with a secret race track. The details on the trucks and other object are very good i recommend this game to everyone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Great game but slightly bugged. One bug somehow got me $14 million in the game so if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go buy up every garage and fill it with Peterbilts.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
151.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
American Truck Simulator is by far the best Simulation game ever created. Long Hauls, New cities, States. Places we've never seen before! I Highly recommend this game to all Steam Users! Remember to Drive Safe at all times.

See ya'll on the Road!
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