Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California, sandy Nevada, and the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. 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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October 19

SCS on the Road

The life of a game developer is not all just about basking in the glow of a computer screen. We need to get out too - to perform "business networking" - and it's especially true in case of SCS Software, as we need to establish and maintain contacts not just within the games industry, but also in the huge universe of transportation and logistics.

You may have noticed a recent announcement with a short photo report by a small band of SCS developers visiting IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016. Trade fairs are an amazing opportunity for us to have conversations with the companies in transportation industry, to establish new contacts, as well as take a ton of photos as inspiration and reference for future development.

The IAA tradefair is taking place in several huge halls of Hannover Messe, each the size of a football field, and all around and between them. We have reserved two days to explore the expo, but still we have not managed to see it all. We have created a short movie with impressions from our IAA visit, to give you a sample of what it is like, though we cannot claim it to be exhaustive nor representative of all important stuff that was there to be seen. We were happy too see a lot of supporters of our truck games there, it was also great to see our game technology used in a 4-screen technology demonstrator by TrailerVue.

We hope that by the next IAA event, our ties with the industry will be even closer, and thanks to establishing new cooperation, there will be a lot more to be seen in the games and perhaps even on the show floor.


Only a few days later, a bunch of SCS guys were already sitting on a plane to Seattle, to visit Steam Dev Days. Valve's Steam platform is of critical importance for our business. With over a hundred million users there it is helping us reach new customers and grow our fan community. Equally important is their robust network infrastructure and easy game updating system, and support of "branches" that we use for our various betas. It allows us to experiment, gives us more room to grow, and we can focus on developing and expanding our games rather than struggle with their maintenance.

It was a great pleasure to see our American Truck Simulator logo on Valve's presentation slide recognizing games released in 2016 that succeeded thanks to being able to engage their fan community.

Talking about traveling the world and trade fairs... our fans in Poland, and we know that there is a lot of them, are invited to visit the upcoming Poznań Game Arena trade fair, taking place October 21 - 23. Our games will be there, and you will have a chance to play them and even get a peek into what's next, as this will be the first chance to play our upcoming Vive La France DLC expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2! The add-on will be kindly presented there by our publishing partner IMGN.PRO, and even supported by a couple of SCS Software's very own Poland-born employees. Come see the add-on in Hall 7, booth 65!

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October 14

Truckers.FM Is Turning ONE!

The following text is a guest blog post that we are bringing you on behalf of Truckers.FM. The phenomenon of fan community radio stations is something very special to our truck simulators, and we think it's worth wider recognition. Good luck in year two!

The success of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator have brought people together from across the world in ways we never imagined.  This weekend, a unique part of the community will be celebrating its 1st Anniversary.  Truckers.FM is a non-profit community radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, bringing your favourite trucking tunes right to your in-cab radio.  Volunteer presenters from around the globe dedicate their time to the station, taking song requests and making shout-outs.  They also help to advertise community run ‘Virtual Trucking Companies’, multiplayer mod events, and twitch streams.

Running a radio station like TFM is no easy task; it takes a team of 32 members to keep things running smoothly.  Although it takes a lot of dedication to keep drivers up to date on the latest traffic on the servers, broadcast live presentations, and take requests on the air, it’s all in a day’s work for the TFM Team!
So far this year, TFM has taken in over 42,000 requests from avid listeners, over 3,000 hours of live shows, and have even have had listeners into the thousands during special events!

“We are proud of our team and what we have created here,” says TFM Founder Mark. “We knew from the moment we started that it wouldn’t be easy, but we also knew how much we would enjoy supporting and entertaining the community.” It all sparked from an idea put together by the original founding members of TFM: Alex (London), Mark (The Stig), Chris (Chjl1234), and Zer0, who, along with many of the volunteer presenters and staff, make up the popular radio station. “It is the trucking community we are most grateful for,” says London. “Without their support throughout our time on the air, we wouldn’t be where we are today. That’s why we are giving back to the community with our #ONE celebrations this weekend!”

Truckers.FM #ONE celebrations will take place with support from SCS Software, Scania UK, and Flagship Events.  This birthday celebration will include special radio broadcasts, TruckersMP multiplayer events, game giveaways, Scania merchandise prizes, and much more!  Details can be found on our supporters’ social media outlets, and on the TruckersMP Forums.

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“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

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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, sandy Nevada, and the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. 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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
236.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Fantastic trucking game. To keep it short, it's like ETS2 but in America, and seeing the postitve responses to ETS2 just shows how good this game formula is. Even if you aren't too interested in simulators this can be fun, it's only $20 as well, basically a must have for everyone out there. Word of warning though, this is a lot younger than ETS2, so it has a lot less content than ETS2 (but still tons of mods) more will come with time.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
444.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Another great game from SCS, only 3 states for now but loving it anyway.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
f&*king mobile police speed cameras! :P
but seriously, great simulator. plays quite well on my little old laptop too.
its nice to play and unwind at the end of the day...until you get stuck behind a tractor wanting to turn across a motorway... *5 hours later* MOVE!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
507.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
one of the best games iv played before on steam
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
97.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
very good high detailed truck realistic graphics i would rate the game 10 out of 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I sincerely recommending the demo to see what the game looks like. In the full version, you get 2x more stuff. Nevada is the best state in game. I always get tired driving around Califorina. Now I got the full game. Also I recommend you put the brake intensity to full. Just for sudden stops. Anyways 10/10. Love it. Would recommend to friends and family.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
110.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I guess it's time for my review!

Stability / Polishing / Performance:
The game is not crazily polished, but it works well and has no major bugs as far as I was able to tell.
It's performance is compared to other games rather underwhelming, but it should work on most systems.

The graphics aren't all that great.
The texture resolution is good, the overall quality of the textures is also fine.
But when it comes to complex lighting effects the game doesn't necessarily match today's industry standards.
However it doesn't look "ugly".

The game is very detailed when it comes to the controls.
The physics aren't so bad given it's not aiming for damage models or any fancy stuff.
It shows it's muscles when it comes to simulating a lively AI driven traffic world.
Eventhough the AI sometimes acts outrageously stupid, there are few games one could compare this game with, but I'd dare to say the AI here is still the smartest, given that (nearly) no other game tries to accurately simulate normal every-day traffic! (even GTA with a much higher budget has NPCs blowing each other up just by accident - this doen't happen here)

The game also has a little background simulation going on for the player's company, which I'd like to recommend to focus on in later titles, since it shows some potential in my opinion.

Models / Game World:
The truck models are very detailed and look nicely, if you don't look too closely at the big headlights you can mount at the bumper and the roof of your truck (those have just a plain texture).
The AI cars don't look too shabby either.

The game world itself is a little lack-luster.
Eventhough they made great improvements compared to the previous title, it's still partially in medieval-ages of game development with sprite-based distant flora and some simplistic general design.
Cities don't consist of much more than a few steets.

However I believe the game has something to it.
You could consider it to be one of those "zen" games that you can just use to relax while playing.
It has a progress system, a (downloadable) multiplayer and steam workshop support, which already addresses a whole bunch of the previous critique and if you feel adventurous, you should look around on the internet, there are plenty more other mods that address even more things of the game - I believe there's even one or two complete game world replacers and add-ons out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Its fantastic game ,better than Euro truck simulator,and this game is very realistic! If you play this game you are a boss who has got your own company with your name,you must to have a big carrer to have the best company on the top of american truck business! I am not good at english,but i love this game,and i am great in driving trucks! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great Game really enjoyed it :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
if u like your sister riding on ur shift stick while driving this is a game for you country bois yeee haaaa
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37.6 hrs
Posted: October 21
Best truck simulator game ever existed!! LOVE IT!!
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72.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Overall this game is very similar to Euro Truck Sim 2, which in my opinion is a very good thing. With some mods to add more trucks and trailers, this game can offer many, many hours of entertainment.
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104.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Exelent Game
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Simulator Experiencer
262.1 hrs
Posted: October 20
One of the best realistic American truck driving simulator game , you will never get bored of this game .
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Bazooka Duck
37.0 hrs
Posted: October 20
Imagine driving a cargo truck full of strippers and coke through America, then take away the strippers and coke - 9/10
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Very Spoopy Skeleton King
29.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
American Truck Simulator is a game about driving trucks across america in a simulated enviroment.

But no, seruoisly, SCS has done it again with yet another truck simulation game. I can easily say, after years of playing thier games, from 18 Wheels of Steel Long haul, to Convoy, i drove trucks all over the world as a kid with thier games, and this game is an amazing sucsessor to thier previous works, it does a good job of implementing new game mechanics while keeping that old SCS charm that was so amazing in the old games.

TL;DR: If you liked the old SCS games, you'll love this, and if you haven't tried them yet, this is an amazing place to start.
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Alure The Bobcat
152.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
Alright, I don't have thousands of hours in American Truck Simulator but I would call myself a fan, everyone who doesn't own this game or Euro Truck Simulator 2 will have a hard time being a fan. Generally the trucks handle good for what they are, as a fan of many racing games it was an awkward step in driving a truck but I have a general interest in them so it wasn't hard to learn how to corner or brake distance. But you will need an interest in big trucks overall to want this game for any reason other than a relaxing driving game.

I'll start with the good. American Truck Simulator or ATS, is a job based simulator (like all the other simulators) that focuses on the driving aspect of driving a tractor trailer or normally, truck driving. It's a relaxing game, while I wouldn't say you could sit back and relax like you're watching a movie, it's easier than racing games. You still need a good sense of driving and a few years of driving would mentally help. Though if you're young or don't know how to drive, it's not going to be easy.

The game does simulate driving a big truck very well, the sound is close to what you would naturally hear though I would personally prefer had the rumble been louder and the world enviroment sounds, they do have sound but you can't hear it unless you're in the cinematic camera which zooms way out or some type of wind which sounds cool while driving on a windy day. Though there isn't any weather effects other than thunderstorms / light rain. I wouldn't mind a bit of snow or fog.

You can't get out of the vehicle, there's no documents to sign or papers to write on like an actual big truck job, which I find alright. I personally wouldn't mind a bit more depth to the job itself but I don't see the use in that. One thing I kind of wish for is an actual job mode or some sort that forces you to work for the same company and work at certain times of the day. This game gives you the ability to drive for the same company once you have learned all the locations, overall it's just choose the highest priced load near-by you or best price per distance and you're set. I kind of want to give myself a bit of a idea for what I would do or want to do.

There is the ability to actually build your own distrabution company, but for the most part it comes down to buying a second truck, hiring a driver from the company management on the pause screen, and keep driving. It's not really in-depth about it and you can't see the drivers of the trucks you gave them, most trucks I buy personally are customized, when I want to use another truck I usually let an employee drive it and I don't ever see them on the road. It kind of sucks that the world is static while you're the only one really growing.

The game doesn't have any music you can listen to over the road, no preset stations, you'll have to manually put music into the folders or have an internet connection to play the radio stations that are coded into the radio, though they have a high bit rate and lag more often than not. I would just use one of the music players online.

Alright, for the general bad. I like these games though, I'm not trying to bash the devs or contradict myself, but these are things that should be realised. I'll say this outright, the "bright" minds at SCS need a mental check-up, to put it in the nicest way possible. I've been following ATS since its announcment or atleast an announcment for close to a year before its realease and on the day of release, the game gets an update, what's the update? It's DLC, it's corn cutting DLC. The game only shipped with one truck and one state, I mean what the donkey's tail SCS? The news the day after release was "Nevada DLC is FREE!" well no sewage pipe. The game only had one truck and California the moment it was on the store. If the game only had one state and you had to pay for everything else, you bet your boy howdey SCS would of heard something.

SCS has some of the worst DLC practice I have ever seen. Your simulator games are good for driving, but all the DLC of Euro Truck Simulator 2 is dumb, I'm really trying to be nice about my words. I have only seen one developer that does this and that's the devs of Payday 2, you're paying for things that either should of been in the game or free in general. Simulator games for some reason are starting to do frog licking things. They're selling small peices of content for dollars on the pennies and the bigger content for a lot more than they should be. I'm not willing to pay five bucks for the future states that are being added (the only states in ATS are California, Nevada, and Arizona), how much will they charge for all 50 states? If they can even make Alaska and Hawaii work. But for real, three bucks to change your steering wheel or colour your rims? You can get the small peices of DLC for free if you have a certain ammount of time in the game AND have an account for their website, but the DLC should be free for everyone, not a timed offer for people who have a "World of Trucks" account.

Also, if you're expecting the cities and towns to be detailed with each city having highways that connect across every mile, drop that expectation. I live in Las Vegas, there's a Las Vegas in the game. I was really excited to drive in my own city in my dream truck, well duck me, right? Las Vegas in the game barely resembles Las Vegas in real life. There's only one area in the city that looks like the real city at all. A lot of buildings were recycled, while they don't have the name of the casinos (for copyright) at least make the cities feel like actual cities. Generally there's only one highway in each city. The Arizona state has two in the main cities but they just cross paths for the long trail. The cities feel like larger towns than they do busy day and night traval destinations. I wanted to see San Francisco, which is better detailed than Vegas, San Diego, which looks like a joke, and Primm, which isn't even a town. It has at the most, eight buildings.

I'm not gonna go into much more detail, overall the game just focuses on driving and that's it. You can't customize your truck as much as you could in Euro Truck Simulator 2, but there will probably be a DLC in the future that will make you pay for fuzzy dice in your cab. I could probably get real fuzzy dice to hang on my mirror in real life for the same price as the DLC and have a bit more bang for my buck.

Multiplayer is really the only thing that makes me want to play ATS more than the hours I already put into the game, even then online multiplayer is modded, there's no official multiplayer, which might actually be a good thing. I don't know there. There's no true end-game content either so don't expect anything more than a jack load of money that you won't really spend after getting the trucks you want. It's just driving, more driving and driving. No good easter eggs like the ability to drive a car or a special truck or some special job. It's just the same and the only thing that will advance, is your mental stability to do the same thing any longer.

I do have a lot of bad things about ATS, but overall I'm a simple minded person and I like to relax sometimes with an interest in truck driving. Unless you're me, don't buy this game. I like this game, it's getting a good rating because its what I want to give it. But just take a long hard look at the game and see if driving at a fairly slow speed is what you want to do.
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48.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Great game! Just wish it had more trucks. (That are not trucks you mod in)
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28.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
Try the Demo.... you'll be hooked!
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Duck from State Farm
79.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
This game has the best game for Road rage :

California : Passed a Semi at 42 mph going up a hill
needed to get over in the right lane to go to a weight station but the police car cuts me off forcing me to slam my brakes and cause an accident
the Weight Station south of redding always makes me go to the weight station when I'm in the left hand lane passing people

Nevada : Semi cuts in front of me going less than 30 mph up a hill on US 93
Bus going up the on ramp of interstate 80 can't go above 7 mph,
Trucks don't go anywhere near 60 mph,
Nailed a Dumb prius who though it was a great idea to get in my lane and break on me as I'm going 83 mph in a 80 mph zone

Arizona : Semis can't go anywhere near 75 and usually go 55 mph down to as low as 50
a Jeep deliberately stopping traffic north of Nogales
Nailed another Jeep slamming his brakes when he has a lot of car lanes of spaces to react causing me to plow into him
There always has to be a slow Semi always using the Left lane as a slow lane after passing Phoenix
Slow traffic caused by Semis around Sierra Vista
Dealing with a Traffic jam at Interstate 40 on/off ramp intersections at Kingman (around Us 93) forcing me to go through the city of Kingman just to get on Interstate 40.
The Fact that the City speed limits are unrealistically 25 mph when they are suppose to go 30-40 mph

And Despite all this, this is still a good game. 10/10 would Rage over traffic again.
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