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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June 23

The Rescale

We're very excited to make a big announcement, but first we need to give you a little backstory. Back when we were beginning research work on American Truck Simulator, just a few months after the release of Euro Truck Simulator 2, SCS Software was a team of about 20 people. We made, and kept, a commitment to actively support and expand ETS2, so the core team on the ATS project at thatpoint was just a handful of developers. We hoped that some day the team would grow to be a modest 8-10 people large. They were facing a monumental challenge in trying to portray the continent of North America on a reasonable scale within a feasible time frame.


The new Golden Gate Bridge.  Notice anything different?

Fortunately American Truck Simulator started strong out of the gate, and we are now confident that its sales can sustain an even larger development team than we originally hoped for. SCS Software has since more than doubled in size, and we are in the process of hiring even more map designers and 3D artists. Looking at what we have created so far, and considering all the feedback we've gotten from our fans, we are at an intersection: we can either accept things as they are and continue building the world as is, or we can take a step back and change things before it's too late. It's either now or never, as the more of the world we build, the less likely we are going to be able to make major changes.


New U.S. Route 101 tunnel

Having said all that, perhaps the greatest number of complaints from the players of American Truck Simulator have been related to the scale of the map. Your comments are incredibly important to us, and we listen to as many as we can.As such, we had been pondering internally how to meet your feedback for several months while we finished work on the Arizona DLC, and now we have made up our mind: we are, as a free future update, going to increase the scale of the game world of American Truck Simulator. This update will have many clear benefits for you, such as:

  • Upping the map scale from 1:35 to 1:20, meaning 75% longer roads outside cities
  • Retouching the the existing system of roads and intersections and revisiting the placement of cities and crossroads
  • Focusing on a better sense of scale and distance, more space for large vistas
  • Adjusting the timescale - meaning a slower day/night cycle and longer intervals between when the driver needs to rest and refuel
  • Revamping problematic junctions - no more Interstate intersections!
  • Revamping the driver experience system to more closely mirror ETS2's system
  • More room for densely populated areas in future map expansions


This compares the size of  California, Nevada and Arizona before the rescale and after it

The new scale is equivalent to that of Euro Truck Simulator 2, so the flow of time in both games will be the same. There is also more room now to go back and improve some of the places that were compromised due to the limited scale and replace them with more realistic depictions.

The benefits are clear - you're going to get a free "take 2" on the West-coast states that you already have in the game, and roomier game world for future expansions. In addition, this expansion will come with new road segments to explore and updated technology for the old roads.

There is one thing that we need from you though - patience. It will take several months to re-scale the existing world before we can move on to building completely new areas and DLC. The map designers are in fact hard at work already on the re-scaling project. To help reduce the turn around time of new state DLC during this renovation, a large part of the 3D assets team is working on vegetation, buildings, landmarks, and any new prefabs we need for new state DLC. And in the middle of all of this, our hope is to grow the company enough to have two map designer teams working in parallel on growing North America both Northward and Eastward at the same time.


Map showing the road segments which will be added during the rescale process.

We are very excited for this expansion and feel strongly that it is in everyone's best interest. You get more compatibility, new content, and better modding technology for free, and we get the space to expand the North American continent into the truly majestic landscape that it is. This is the right step to take for the health of the game and its community in the long term - two, three, even five years into the future.  We hope that enough of our fans will have the patience to stay with us. It's your continued support that makes our games what they are, and what we do worth doing.

The junction of U.S. Route 101 and State Route 58 before the rescale (left) and after (right)

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June 6

Free Arizona map expansion for American Truck Simulator released!

We are happy to announce that we are releasing Arizona DLC for American Truck Simulator today.



Discover 15 new cities, admire Colorado River with The Grand Canyon, and explore a section of the famous Route 66!



As promised back in January, the map expansion is automatically unlocked for all owners of the game for free, no matter where or when you have bought it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reeBU10VvMI

We would like to thank all the participants of the Open Beta for their feedback. It was very helpful for us, especially the stress and functional tests of World of Trucks improvements, and the help with ironing out the many little details in Arizona!

Both American Truck Simulator as well as Euro Truck Simulator 2 Updated

There is good news for owners of both of our flagship truck sim games - they are getting a bunch of new features as a part of a new game update coming out today, too.

Advanced players will for sure welcome the optional physically simulated truck and trailer coupling, while the improvements for our World Of Trucks platform should be appreciated by people playing online contracts.

 



Changelog of improvements that are a part of this update:

MAIN FEATURES
  • Improved external jobs support in game (direct control, freight market).
  • Physically simulated truck and trailer coupling (option).
  • Added external jobs.
  • Arizona DLC.
CODE
  • Blinker auto off can be disabled (option).
  • Speeding highlight can be disabled (option).
  • Torque converter simulation greatly improved.
  • Automatic transmission behavior improved.
  • XInput support added - custom support for XBox controller.
  • Added UI support for 4th and 5th controller.
  • Gear shift selectors (range, split) now have UI support for position-based switches.
DATA
  • New accessories added to 579 and T680 (bullbars, deflectors, sideflares, etc).
  • Default air horn added to all trucks (attribute air_horn in sound accessory).
  • New engine sound of W900 (air intake).
  • Interior sounds of all trucks rebalanced.
  • US specific engine data.
  • Added new road from San Rafael to Eureka + new city Ukiah on this road
MOD
  • Damage params moved out from game_data.sii and some more added (including wear and part damage factors).
  • Data driven engines (torque curve, rpm limits).
  • Force feedback data for XInput added (force_feedback.sii).
  • Torque converter physics data added, separated manual clutch data (physics.sii).
  • Data change from driven wheel to driven axle.
  • Added check for internal camera continuity.

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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
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Mark S.
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Finally, i can drive a Kenworth and drink some beer.
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=7Cav=CPL Fore.J
( 188.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is a great experience on a truckers life
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Whaleslug
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I purchased this game not sure if I was going to like it. It turns out that I love it! The gameplay is easy and relaxing. The only issue I have (and I believe it is the fault of my wifi...), is the internet radio cuts out multiple times during a song. Cant sing along when it does that :(
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TheEmeraldDE
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It's like ETS2 but the trucks don't look dumb.
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Zac Scuderi
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The Greatest game of all time
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KappaM ツ
( 36.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
More enjoyable than you would expect from simply driving across a few states. To increase the fun, I'd suggest downloading atsmp for multiplayer.
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rootbeer393
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pretty good
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Charlemagne
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Playing the Classical Radio station while driving trucks.



Why do I enjoy this so much!?
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MouSe
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
very good game :D :D :D :D
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183 of 212 people (86%) found this review helpful
237 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I used to work at Wal-Mart and I was the second shift ICS supervisor. Unloading trucks all evening.
I spent $15 and bought American Truck Simulator
I downloaded the Real Company Logo Mod from steam workshop.
I picked a freight market Job working for Wal-Mart.
I picked up a Wal-Mart trailer that consisted of delivering Frozen Foods.
I drove it into on-coming traffic so the rest of the world can feel my pain.

11/10 would Avenge my past again.
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103 of 114 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Pros:

Great Graphics
Nice scenery
Nice trucks
Detailed interiors
Variety of jobs and trailers
Mods from Steam Workshop
Trading Cards
Achievments

Cons:

Would like a bigger map ( I know there are more states coming like Arizona )
More types of AI cars



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145 of 179 people (81%) found this review helpful
204 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
AI is terrible and doesn't know how to drive. Just like real drivers.
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70 of 86 people (81%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Had a bad day, stressed out, gf said "not today" yet again?

Turn on the engine and your favourite mixtape, put on your ultimate trucker cap, and go for a relaxing drive along the ocean or through deserted desert.

Don't ask why it's so good. It just is.
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
American Truck Simulator is a continuation of SCS tradition of (almost only) Truck Simulators, still ATS have little in comon with previous titles like 18 Wheels of Steel. First of all: It is beautiful. It is a lovely experience to drive, even without a wheel since the new steering system was implemented in Euro Truck simulator.

ATS features western USA, currently only California, Nevada and Arizona. More states will surely follow as DLCs. Some mods open up the entire continent, but they are unsupported and may cause problems with your savegame. Some of the community made stuff is really great, i remember the ETS2 PROMODS Scandinavian mod that added the nordic countries to the game, and it was very nicely done.

The game is basically this: Move cargo from A to B.

Doesnt sound like much fun, but considering that you are the one behind the wheel who gets to get the trailer from say, Reno to Phoenix, curse at slow drivers, drive slowly through the very lifelike rain, chose a speedy route around Sacramento to avoid the morning rush, avoid getting a speedingticket from hidden police cars and eventually detach the trailer at the destination, hopefully without having dented it, because damage cause a penalty and you wont get as much money and XP.

As you drive, you level up and chose what type of cargo and bonuses you should get. So do any drivers you hire but you can control what types of cargo they haul and with that what sort of skill they should aim for when leveling up.

You can customise your trucks, add better engines, paint, lights (etc) and as you level up, you unlock more things to add.

Only bad thing about ATS i suspect: Like with ETS/ETS2, there is no endgame stuff to buy. Once you get a truckstop in all cities, fill em with trucks and drivers (if you do not run out of them, like i did in ETS2), there isnt a whole lot to do. I was sitting on €200 mil in ETS2 which was the equivalent of the GDP of a small nation and had nothing to buy. Right now i cannot see any endgame cash-sink features that would put a future fortune to good use. This is a small problem though since the game is more about driving around.

Is it worth it? Well, as with all SCS truck games: Buy!

Hint: Something that gives you a good atmosphere is to find a good internet radiostation and play that in the background and you drive endlessly into the night.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Now that various updates have came out, Arizona state has been added, and the game is on freaking SALE! I finally decided to write a little review, and if you're searching for a quick asnwer: yes, definitely buy it. It's worth much more than the price that the game has.

So first of all:
Let's compare ETS2 to ATS, when ATS just came out people were happy and pleased that the game was worth the waiting, but most of the players (me included) were a little bit disappointed that the map was pretty small, but now beautiful Arizona came out and the map is bigger, so the small map, well, isn't really a big problem anymore.
So, ETS2's map is still much, much bigger than ATS's map, but it's also less detailed. For me, i prefer ATS's map over ETS2's, because it is much more beautiful and detailed. So ATS wins.

Gameplay
A lot of people say that the gameplay is pretty much the same in these two games, however, i disagree. In my opinion ATS's gameplay is more fun and interesting, it takes much more skill to drive a big a*s american eagle, than to drive a flat-faced european truck, also it's much more fun to drive american trucks, the loud noise won't make you fall asleep lol.
Operating the truck in ATS is also a bit different, the gearbox types are a bit differnet than in ETS2. So ATS wins again.

Pros & Cons
+Beautiful map
+Beautiful trucks
+Better optimization
+Much more detailed map
+More realistic and fun gameplay

-Even after the Arizona update, the map is still much smaller than ETS2's
-Multiplayer is less fun in ATS than in ETS2 (probably because there are less players in ATSMP)
-Even after the updates, police and traffic offense is still extremely agressive
-Only 3 trucks

Conclusion
If you have played ETS2 and like trucking games, then definitely buy this game, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S ON SALE BRO
SCS also delivers monthly updates so there is always something new added to the game which makes it interesting even if you have played it for hundreds of hours.

My rating:
9/10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
In general - If you want to drive trucks build your very own company by hiring drivers. well this game is for you, i have been playing ETS2 for quite a bit of time which is based in europe so now this game is based in America currently it includes 3 states - California. Neveda, and Arizona and i have to say that they have really improved on the map, road textured, day cycle, etc. Is this game worth over ETS2? well it's really your choice depending on which continent you wanna drive in but if it was for me to make decision i would have gone for ATS over ETS2 due to few reasons i listed above. Is this game worth the money? Yes they actuallydid a very good job, you won't find any better trucking game then this, right now the game is lacking DLC's (obeviously it's new) but in time to come there will be better and cooler DLC's. :)
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27 of 42 people (64%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Over 40 hours and still no hookers.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
208.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Playing hours say enough.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is a good game. I am not a personal fan because I'm from uk but for ones who love the American trucks and world this is the game for you! 9/10
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