18 Wheels of Steel: Across America is a management-style game for PC. It was developed by the award-winning studio, Stainless Games. This version is very much like Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel but the graphics were enhanced, additional cargo and trucks were added, and an entirely new map was made which allows users to drive across the whole continental United States, through thirty cities. In this version, players have to choose from thirty different trucks and forty+ trailers. The graphics are quite good; everything looks sharp and nice. The user interface is fairly simple and intuitive, it takes just a few minutes to get used to playing this game.
The actual gameplay of the game is pretty much the same as the previous releases of 18 Wheels of Steel: Across America, you have to pick up cargo in various spots all over the map, be it from cargo trailers or from the ground. You also have to earn money by completing jobs and challenges. Driving your truck and hitting the target points will earn you cash, which can be used to buy new wheels, add-ons or upgrades for your trucks.
I must say that this game is more addictive than the previous editions, especially when you have the trucks. Plus, the overall graphics are much better and more realistic, the damage is more detailed, and there are more details in the game. Overall, this is still a great hard truck game, and although it doesn't have the same kind of features as the original hard truck series, it's a fun game to play. If you like the original hard truck installments, then this would be another great download.