Scania Truck Driving Simulator

A semi-truck driving simulator used to create real world challenges for license applicants

7.2

1320 Votes

  • Category General
  • License Trial version
  • Version Full Version 1.5.0
  • Size 567.88 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by SCS Software

Satisfy your inner trucker with the Scania Truck Driving Simulator from SCS Software! Ride out across the world in the high seat of your very own Scania, feeling like a true king of the road as you master all the levels and try out the different game play methods. The player is provided with a choice of precisely one base vehicle, which is a grumble for some players, but players can customise their Scania truck to suit themselves: from vibrant flame designs to plain white with almost everything in between, there is no lack of choice for players to stamp their own personality on their vehicle.

There are a few different ways to play:

Drivers' License Mode: Takes the player through the controls until the player is confident with handling the large vehicle. This is an important level to master and can be frustrating as mastering how to drive the simulated Scania seems to be as hard as it is in real life sometimes! It is worthwhile, however, and players who persist are rewarded with their licence!

Freeform Driving: Explore the map, taking in all the European capitals and more as you drive through surprisingly beautiful countryside and astonishingly clean and invitingly empty cities. This mode of play clearly shows the efforts of the game designers: the roads, traffic signals, buildings and countryside are all realistic and attractive, making simply driving around a pure pleasure! You can earn points and rewards by making deliveries in this game mode, a great way to combine exploring with gaming.

Competition Mode: Complete with upgradable maps, the player can take on competitors from all over the world and at all skill levels. Great fun for confident drivers who have had enough of solo exploration for a while. The online leader-board gives the player impetus to drive faster, harder and better by displaying rankings of players from all over the world, so the truly competitive can try to become the best driver in the world at the various game modes and competitions.

Dangerous Drives: Arguably the best fun to be had in the game, Dangerous Drives features tricky mountain road navigation, sudden torrential rain and other extreme natural phenomena, unexpected road blocks and many more hair-raising and adrenaline-pumping features.

The controls, as mentioned above, can be tricky to master but it is worthwhile to persevere as the game works excellently. The graphics and gameplay work authentically to provide a realistic driving experience while the sound effects deserve a special mention too. The engine roars satisfyingly and the sounds generated by changing gear are so realistic that a genuine trucker might be fooled! However, all this excellence comes at a price: the player must have a powerful PC to handle all the computing drawdown that the game uses.

Pros

  • Fantastic trucker simulation, with the realism of Scania trucks brought to life in the game
  • Excellent graphics and sound effects
  • Plenty of game mode to satisfy explorers and adrenaline junkies alike
  • Global leader-board for great competitive spirit

Cons

  • The game needs to be played on a powerful computer
  • There is only one base vehicle, more variety would be appreciated
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