Hard Truck Apocalypse: Arcade / Ex Machina: Arcade
Hard Truck Apocalypse: Arcade/Ex Machina Arcade - is the races through the deserted prairies and canyons of northern America, infected by a fatal virus. You are to find the reasons of the global catastrophe described in the original game Hard Truck: Apocalypse.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (92 reviews) - 26% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 24, 2007

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About This Game


Hard Truck Apocalypse: Arcade/Ex Machina Arcade - is the races through the deserted prairies and canyons of northern America, infected by a fatal virus. You are to find the reasons of the global catastrophe described in the original game Hard Truck: Apocalypse. The game is a standalone project, with the gameplay that's different from the original game. INCLUDED IN EX MACHINA GOLD EDITION

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4/Athlon XP 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 256 MB graphics
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (92 reviews)
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The Sloyer
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Maybe it works if you got a 2006 computer
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MaCak
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
how to play on win7
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Corwid
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
Screenshots are from original Ex Machina not the Arcade. Arcade have only one car and a small number of upgrades. Missions are long, repetative and boring. Physics are stupid, graphics are aweful. Tornados in second mission made me delete the game because they make it almost unplayable. Avoid unless on a huge sale and you want cards.
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SuperAyzeek
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 14, 2015
Super!
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Uranus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 6, 2015
0/10
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Ithaqua
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 18, 2015
Tried a variety of different workarounds to get this to run on Win10-64.
It doesn't

0/10

Let's see if I can get this POS to 2 hours to get the cards.

Avoid unless your still on a Windows XP machine.


Update:
Don't know how but I got it running.
Win 8 compat, reinstall, no other tweaks.
Don't touch anything if you get to the intro vid. Takes about 3 min but you'll get into the game.
For the love of god, DO NOT TAB OUT OR IT WILL LOCK YOUR SYSTEM.

Pro:
Fun driving a APV
Easy controls WASD
Cards
Low system specs

Con:
♥♥♥♥♥ to get running
Very dated
Gets boring fast

Overall:
5/10 +1 cards, +1 APV, -5 ♥♥♥♥♥ to get working = 2/10

Would play if it was free and I wanted to shoot stuff with an armoured vehicle that can drown in water in 3 seconds. Fun for 5-10 min, then sucks. At this point it's less of a game and more of a frustration / steam card generator.
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Dude_Nukem ★★★
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15, 2015
The game doesn't even start up -10/10
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Maverick1012
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
I don't like it at all. I want my money back. It sounds like it would be fun but its actually boring. The controls are WAY too sensitive. The games is just horrible. I do NOT recommend it.
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KuKzz
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15, 2015
This crap doesn't even work. I can probably find some guide to launch it after messing with game files but why bother? Got refund and uninstalled.
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Taeyeon
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10, 2015
Not that bad, Bad, But not that bad.
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callum.barton
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9, 2015
this game is a rip off
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SinSimmer17
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6, 2015
make a bigger world but other then that a pretty good game
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[1]<[d]<[d]
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5, 2015
if this game not working Steam\steamapps\common\HARD TRUCK APOCALYPSE ARCADE\data\video\video.xml delete file.
if you want all delete video files.
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Outlaw Star
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 9, 2014
This game is disappointing, it's much buggier than the first two, and is more of a spin-off. Once you go through the hassle of getting it to start, you'll find you weren't missing out on anything. It has a small selection of rather pointless missions and most of the freedom found in the previous games is gone. It for some reason only supports 4:3 resolutions despite the previous games supporting widescreen. Also the cards do not work for this one, so no farming here either.
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Jazz | talon
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 13, 2014
Boring, a waste of money and it has not a single one of the nice aspects of the old Hard Truck Apocalypse titels in it. A shame.
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M32James
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21, 2014
not recommended!!!
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kschang77
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13, 2014
HTA Arcade is an attempt to dumb down the original Hard Truck Apocalypse (aka Ex Machina) into an arcade shoot-em-up. However, it does not support controller, and the keyboard/ mouse controls are horrible. The game is also extremely unbalanced, and there's NEVER enough heal. The in-game purchases to improve your trucks are EXTREMELY expensive, and lack of savepoints or checkpoints make the entire game extremely frustrating. You're much better off playing the actual HTA, not the arcade game.
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DeadLock
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2014
Not working piace of ♥♥♥♥!!!
Give my money BACK!!!
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AncientReality
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23, 2014
The game doesn't even start up

10/10
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MIBA
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8, 2014
This game locked up my system on the first attempt to load, and only successfully started after a second attempt. I really do not care for the way this game runs, and I would advice people to hold off until the bugs are worked out.

BTW, I could never get HTA Ex Machina to load, and because I haven't played it for a minimum of five minutes, I cannot write a review of trhe game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Screenshots are from original Ex Machina not the Arcade. Arcade have only one car and a small number of upgrades. Missions are long, repetative and boring. Physics are stupid, graphics are aweful. Tornados in second mission made me delete the game because they make it almost unplayable. Avoid unless on a huge sale and you want cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
190 of 245 people (78%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
The game doesn't even start up

10/10
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48 of 59 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
HTA Arcade is an attempt to dumb down the original Hard Truck Apocalypse (aka Ex Machina) into an arcade shoot-em-up. However, it does not support controller, and the keyboard/ mouse controls are horrible. The game is also extremely unbalanced, and there's NEVER enough heal. The in-game purchases to improve your trucks are EXTREMELY expensive, and lack of savepoints or checkpoints make the entire game extremely frustrating. You're much better off playing the actual HTA, not the arcade game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
Tried a variety of different workarounds to get this to run on Win10-64.
It doesn't

0/10

Let's see if I can get this POS to 2 hours to get the cards.

Avoid unless your still on a Windows XP machine.


Update:
Don't know how but I got it running.
Win 8 compat, reinstall, no other tweaks.
Don't touch anything if you get to the intro vid. Takes about 3 min but you'll get into the game.
For the love of god, DO NOT TAB OUT OR IT WILL LOCK YOUR SYSTEM.

Pro:
Fun driving a APV
Easy controls WASD
Cards
Low system specs

Con:
♥♥♥♥♥ to get running
Very dated
Gets boring fast

Overall:
5/10 +1 cards, +1 APV, -5 ♥♥♥♥♥ to get working = 2/10

Would play if it was free and I wanted to shoot stuff with an armoured vehicle that can drown in water in 3 seconds. Fun for 5-10 min, then sucks. At this point it's less of a game and more of a frustration / steam card generator.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
The game doesn't even start up -10/10
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This game is disappointing, it's much buggier than the first two, and is more of a spin-off. Once you go through the hassle of getting it to start, you'll find you weren't missing out on anything. It has a small selection of rather pointless missions and most of the freedom found in the previous games is gone. It for some reason only supports 4:3 resolutions despite the previous games supporting widescreen. Also the cards do not work for this one, so no farming here either.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
36 of 67 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
This game is significantly unlike the other two HTA games on steam. It is much narrower in scope and to me, much less interesting. I like the other two games enough to tolerate the bugs and mayhem but this one is just not recommendable.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
Boring, a waste of money and it has not a single one of the nice aspects of the old Hard Truck Apocalypse titels in it. A shame.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
how to play on win7
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
This crap doesn't even work. I can probably find some guide to launch it after messing with game files but why bother? Got refund and uninstalled.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
this game is a rip off
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16 of 36 people (44%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
This game locked up my system on the first attempt to load, and only successfully started after a second attempt. I really do not care for the way this game runs, and I would advice people to hold off until the bugs are worked out.

BTW, I could never get HTA Ex Machina to load, and because I haven't played it for a minimum of five minutes, I cannot write a review of trhe game.
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14 of 32 people (44%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Not working piace of ♥♥♥♥!!!
Give my money BACK!!!
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9 of 23 people (39%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2015
Not that bad, Bad, But not that bad.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 14 people (21%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
make a bigger world but other then that a pretty good game
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112 of 252 people (44%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
If I could get the program to start, I might be able to review it. But it fails to launch with the error "App already running". Am trying to trouble shoot, but the Steam error corrections are not confidence inspiring. When I played the game before, it had troubles with XP as well and would not start. In its current form, I cannot recomment this game.
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10 of 31 people (32%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
not recommended!!!
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Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
if this game not working Steam\steamapps\common\HARD TRUCK APOCALYPSE ARCADE\data\video\video.xml delete file.
if you want all delete video files.
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