In a short sentence – this is an unexpectedly addictive game!
First time when I saw this being released on Steam, I thought “Huh? What kind of simulator is this? How could driving a truck be fun?”. I didn’t give it a second look actually.
It wasn’t until a friend kept telling to to try it that I downloaded the demo, and I was hooked almost immediately.
On the surface, it looks boring. On the surface, you can play it casually. Just pop in for a quick delivery between games or TV.
However, once you add mods to it, it becomes awesome! Realistic economy, physics, better looking paintjobs etc… all are there and moddable. In fact, there’s a couple of mods that extend the game by adding new roads and cities to the map! And these modded maps work the same way as vanilla ones – you can buy garages, hire and deploy truck drivers to go on jobs, discover unknown truck dealers and/or job agencies etc.
The base game only has unlocks up to level 30. Meaning, you get every item available for your trucks once you hit level 30. However, there is no “level cap”. Other people have claimed they are level 70, 100 etc in forums. Personally I can only verify that after level 30, I still can continue earning XPs for delivery jobs. However my skills are all maxed out except 1 skill, and in 6 more levels I would max that one out too. So we’ll see what happens at level 36 🙂
The demo can be downloaded here