For those that love them, simulator games are a load of fun. According to the experts over at Games Industry, the appeal comes from the incredible levels of detail and realism these games are able to produce, and, for fans of the driving sim niche, the fact that you won’t need to call a truck accident lawyer should you wreck your vehicle on a computer-generated road. Not all of those truck simulators were created equal, though, so let’s take a look at this exciting niche genre.
Truck Simulator 3D
For a United States-focused truck driving experience, you’d do well to check out Truck Simulator 3D, the android-specific cargo truck driving sim that puts the emphasis on driving over everything else. No worries about delicate parking in this particular sim, just put the pedal to the metal and see if you can get your cargo to the warehouse within the allotted time while dodging all manner of obstacles. You can choose from eight different truck brands, and travel through recreations of eleven major US cities.
Euro Truck Simulator 2
For a European-inspired take on truck driving (that has a 10/10 rating on Steam, no less) you’ll want to turn to Euro Truck Simulator 2. This sim has been lauded for how well it eases you into its world, recreates those condensed European landscapes, and captures you with its loving attention to details. Like most truck sims, the premise is a straightforward one — select your vehicle, then haul your cargo to its destination. There’s hidden complexity here, however, as you complete jobs and earn money in-game, you’ll be able to purchase upgrades and customize your trucks to your own exacting specifications.
Big Mutha Truckers 2
While it’s official review scores might leave a bit to be desired, the player base certainly enjoys getting lost in the world of Big Mutha Truckers 2. This particular game is a bit more racing than simulator, but the ability to create absolute havok on the roads is an appealing attribute that should keep you entertained for hours on end.
Extreme Roads USA
If you’re looking for a bit more challenge in your truck simulator, you might want to turn to Extreme Roads USA, which has taken to ratcheting up the excitement by pitting you against a variety of extreme terrain. The selection of trucks might not be the broadest here, but for thrilling physics and menacing roadways, you’ll find few titles that can match the action of this particular truck sim.