Euro Truck Simulator 2 box art
Name: Euro Truck Simulator 2
Release date: October 19, 2012
Platforms: PC
Genre: Simulation

Description

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulator game developed by SCS Software. The players are put into the role of a truck driver, picking up cargo and delivering it in locations across Europe and other places. Later in the game, you are put into the role of a truck company manager, running things.

This game combines trucking with RPG elements - you begin with your HQ in a city of your choice, first taking various small jobs before expanding your client portfolio, truck fleet, and many various things. The trucking in itself puts emphasis on realism. You have to obey road signs and rules, as well as fulfill your contractor's wishes and not crash your truck.

Recommendation

If you like just chill driving along the road, slowly expanding your virtual trucking business, and enjoying cleanly delivering a payload to the designed customer, this is a game unlike any in the genre. You can listen to one of the many radios while going through well-recreated environments of Europe (and other places with DLCs). The truck customization and swapping out different parts is also a much-praised facet of the experience.

Metacritics Rating: 79 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: Varied

Our recommendation

If you'd like to see how it is to be a pro trucker, this game is just for you.

Description

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulator game developed by SCS Software. The players are put into the role of a truck driver, picking up cargo and delivering it in locations across Europe and other places. Later in the game, you are put into the role of a truck company manager, running things.

This game combines trucking with RPG elements - you begin with your HQ in a city of your choice, first taking various small jobs before expanding your client portfolio, truck fleet, and many various things. The trucking in itself puts emphasis on realism. You have to obey road signs and rules, as well as fulfill your contractor's wishes and not crash your truck.

Recommendation

If you like just chill driving along the road, slowly expanding your virtual trucking business, and enjoying cleanly delivering a payload to the designed customer, this is a game unlike any in the genre. You can listen to one of the many radios while going through well-recreated environments of Europe (and other places with DLCs). The truck customization and swapping out different parts is also a much-praised facet of the experience.

EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR 2 DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Map Expansions

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What does it add?

Going East! DLC adds to the original Euro Truck Simulator 2 map by adding new destinations in countries such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. It adds at least 20 hours of new driving contracts, 13 new cities from these regions such as Warsaw, Budapest, Kosice, and many mountainous roads, narrow passes and others to test your skills.

Buy this if:

You want to expand your game map with different places
You like the countries that had cities added in this DLC
You like complicated driving conditions

Key store price: 3.08 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Sep 19, 2013
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

Scandinavia DLC adds the countries of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, with 27 new cities and ports, diverse landscapes across Scandinavia, 80 new cargo types, 12 ferry terminals to Scandinavian countries, and many other improvements to the base game, such as having semi-trailers that transport livestock and cars.

Buy this if:

  • You want a large expansion of the game
  • You want to go to the beautiful Scandinavian countries
     

Key store price: 5.02 $
Traditional store price: 17.99 $
Release date: May 6, 2015
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

Vive la France! adds, as the name suggests, a large extension to the french maps, with 20,000 km of new roads and highways, 15 new cities, rural French villages and sceneries, and the French tollgate system. In addition, it adds new industries to be employed by and new cargo types to haul.

Buy this if:

  • You like the idea of exploring the whole French country with its many cities and landscapes
  • You want more French content in ETS 2

Key store price: 5.32 $
Traditional store price: 17.99 $
Release date: Dec 5, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

The Italia DLC adds Italy, the beautiful southern European country full of rich history and beautiful landscapes. The DLC adds 19 new cities such as Rome, Napoli, with realistic road systems. It also includes many regional industries, Italian road rules, improved vegetation, and other improvements.

Buy this if:

  • You want to enjoy trucking in Italy
  • You would like some Mediterranean atmosphere for a change

Key store price: 8.99 $
Traditional store price: 17.99 $
Release date: Dec 5, 2017
Trailer: YouTube

Missions/Content DLC

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What does it add?

With Special Transport DLC, you are allowed to take on jobs that are very complicated or dangerous, such as super-sized cargoes like ships, massive tanks of biofuel or other, among 11 types of super-sized cargo. You will be escorted and will have to follow various traffic regulations to succeed.

Buy this if:

You want to take on an interesting challenge
You always wanted to see what transporting a boat would be like

Key store price: 3.35 $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: Dec 13, 2017

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What does it add?

The High Power Cargo Pack brings new High-Value cargoes, namely the Helicopter, Driller, Yacht, Air conditioners, Tracks, Gas Pipeline Parts, Tractor, and Road Roller. These are all high-powered machinery that will need utmost care while transporting it.

Buy this if:

  • You want to have the experience of ferrying tractors across Europe
  • You are bored with transferring mundane cargo types all the time

Key store price: $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: Aug 14, 2014
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

This pack allows you to transport large vehicles or machines, such as an Asphalt Miller, a Mobile Crane, a Crawl Dozer, and others. You will have to balance the trucks in various difficult locations as to not destroy the cargo.

Buy this if:

  • You want to do more difficult missions
  • You want to challenge yourself, driving with the cargo on difficult roads and such

Key store price: 3.38 $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: May 12, 2017
Trailer: YouTube

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

These include the Krone Trailer Pack, the DAF Tuning Pack, the Scwarzmüller Trailer Pack, The Michelin Fan Pack, The Raven Truck Design Pack, Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack, Cabin Accessories, and Wheel Tuning Pack. These add various trucks, paint jobs, cabin accessories and stuff like that, in the game.

Buy this if:

You want more trucks in the game
You want some cabin accessories to keep you company

Usual price: 2.99 $

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What does it add?

These include many, many various paint jobs available to purchase, ranging from Christmas to Pirate paint jobs. The full list of them is available here.

Buy this if:

  • You want your truck to look a certain way
  • You want to add some style to your driving

Usual price: 0.99 $
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC 19.99 $ 4.09 $
Gold Pack PC 26.57 $ 7.01 $

Edition Chart

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