Start from the bottom, get to the top
The game begins with you in your home garage, looking to start your own trucking business. Without any capital, you will need to find businesses that are looking for truckers to hire. It’s up to you which factors you want to consider such as distance, pay, workload. Should you find a well-paying job that’s too far away, you can opt to move to that city instead.
Consistency is important when being a trucker as the boss will offer more high paying trips as you progress. In addition to more cash, you also earn more skill points per trip. These will help you increase your fuel efficiency which means you can go on long-distance trips. Once you’ve earned enough money, you can purchase your first truck. This does not mean you will automatically be removed from your job.
It means you have more freedom to move around and take on more trips. As you progress, you can leave your old job and start your own company. Owning one truck is enough to begin, but it is important to purchase more over time. This coincides with hiring more drivers and upgrading your garage. The cargo will always appear in a shipping yard, so you will need to go there first.
Travel across Europe
There is a variety of controls and settings in the game, which you can configure for your comfort. You can choose the level of complexity for your controls. You can choose to rock your trusty keyboard or go more involved by setting up a wheel. To help you get started, there is a tutorial guide that you can use. As with any driving game, Euro Truck Simulator is rooted in routine.
This makes it easier for you to get the hang of the game. However, don’t become too complacent just because you already master the driving. Every mistake you make in this game translates into a financial penalty. Damaged cargo reduces the payday, and dings suffered by your truck will need servicing from service stations—which need to be paid.
Almost every mistake made in the game is almost always the players' fault, but there are some moments where the computer-controlled roads are the issue. The cars do nothing to avoid their part in the collision. If you manage to hit them, the drivers have a nasty habit of refusing to move thereafter, causing you to get into a second collision.
Unique gaming experience
Euro Truck Simulator is a good follow up to the first installment. With its various options for trucks, drivers, and other trucking utilities, you can build your own trucking company the way you want. Its entertainment features also mimic those of real-life truck drivers; continuous music streaming and real-time discussions.