Experience life behind the wheel with UK Truck Simulator

This week I have had the immense pleasure of playing UK Truck Simulator and have found that it has changed a great deal from it?s predecessor Euro Truck Simulator; not only because you are based soley in the UK delivering cargo, but in UK Truck Simulator there is the option for the player to form their own company once you've carried out enough jobs to afford a garage.

You begin with three cities to choose from; Felixstowe, Sheffield and Plymouth. Each city determines the percentage you make from jobs, which is randomised each time you start a new game, and your cut varies around 15%. Upon choosing your city, you are given a truck and your first job to begin with. All deliveries are now timed and should be easily completed in the time limit, which makes the game far more challenging to it's predecessors where you could spend as much time as you liked delivering cargo.

Unfortunately it does take a fair amount of dedication before you can get to the stage that you can start up your own company; with a small garage setting you back about 75,000 on top of that you will then need to hire drivers and buy lorries so you really need to save up around 150,000 ? 200,000 before you can really start your own business, which is very rewarding to those that are happy to put in the time. Alongside the majesty of owning your own company there are also certain bonuses; for instance fuel and repairs at a garage you own are 20% cheaper than using the public petrol stations and services, in addition to this, by hiring other driver, your money increases a lot faster. When you start up a company you don't have to go to the hassle of finding your drivers jobs, as they are capable of finding work themselves, so all you need worry about is making enough money to upgrade your fleet.

Overall the game looks a lot better than previous incarnations and the ability to run your own business is a very welcome feature, giving you a far greater goal. The introduction of roundabouts was very pleasing to see instead of the large amounts of crossroads that appeared in Euro Truck Simulator. The only thing I would like to see is better thought out layouts of cities, as most are the same squares of road. However these do not detract from the overall experience of the game.

If the roads held more realistic traffic, and the layouts of the cities were more diverse, I would of definitely given it a 5, however the game's concept is a solid idea so it deserves.

four stars

If UK Truck Simulator peaks your interest be sure to check out German Truck Simulator which is out May 28th 2010.

22 comments
Comment from: mahmoud [Visitor]
5 stars
mahmoud

اللعبة حلوة كتير و شكرا

TRANSLATION: The game looks sweet! thank you

21st April 2010 @ 11:27
Comment from: محمود [Visitor]
5 stars
محمود

هلا وسهلا

27th April 2010 @ 11:11
Comment from: esteban becerra [Visitor]
4 stars
esteban becerra

este juego me gusto mucho

TRANSLATION: I love this game

9th May 2010 @ 14:52
Comment from: osama [Visitor]
4 stars
osama

العبة حلوة

29th July 2010 @ 16:30
Comment from: mark antony taylor [Visitor]
5 stars
mark antony taylor

i thimk this game is really really good and think u should release a number 2 bu but europe and uk on 1 game were u have to use the euro tunnel and ferries and proper companies like mairitime chambers and cook and also add all of the towns and cities in the uk like slough ashford places like that and the trucks could do with bein named properly like volvo instead of valliant and iveco instead of stralis but its a really good game

9th August 2010 @ 16:38
Comment from: andy [Visitor]
andy

Ive not had the pleasure of playing this game just yet but i have fully enjoyed playing euro trucks better than some of my other games and i am giving euro trucks 5/5 so hopefully if the uk trucks is even better that will get full marks as well

18th August 2010 @ 00:30
Comment from: Jonathon [Visitor]
5 stars
Jonathon

UK Truck Simulator game is fantastic I will give it full marks.
But can anyone help me please I am looking to buy a steering wheel for the game but I am not sure what one to buy so can anyone help please?

25th August 2010 @ 17:58
Comment from: sal [Visitor]
3 stars
sal

you can use logitech driving force gt. in argos uk
steering wheel

12th September 2010 @ 15:21
Comment from: Jonathon [Visitor]
5 stars
Jonathon

Thank you Sal for your help

16th September 2010 @ 08:37
Comment from: Jonathon [Visitor]
Jonathon

Hi Sal can you use that steering wheel with Euro Truck Simulator.

18th September 2010 @ 22:36
Comment from: Gary [Visitor]
Gary

for uk and euro truck simulator can you use the argos item 25 on pg 1752

2nd November 2010 @ 07:19
Comment from: charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Sorry Gary, unfortunately I've not got an Argos catalogue at home, whats the catalogue number so we can look it up?

2nd November 2010 @ 09:33
Comment from: Anthony Perry [Visitor]
4 stars
Anthony Perry

Verry good game to play, just a few things. 1: Where are the pedestrians? 2: If a veichle bangs into you why does it come out of your money and lost points for a crash. 3: Why are some of the roads there but not open to me but are to others

17th November 2010 @ 20:30
Comment from: charlotte [Member]
Charlotte

Hi Anthony,
Yeah we have loads of fun playing UK Truck Sim, your questions can actually be summed up in one answer really. Because the game is a simulator the titles are usually made for a fairly low workable budget and so cannot include as much as most standard games will. Pedestrians are a bit of a luxury in simulators where generally the modellers working at the companies specialise in vehicles, and so you will rarely spy a pedestrian in a sim.

I've never liked how you are deducted points and cash for other cars bumping into you, and I'm never really sure why they implement that in the games, but I suppose it's their design choices.

As for the roads again, it is a simulator and so the games themselves cannot be too large, and so unfortunately the driving space is limited by the size of the game it is a shame but you'll just never drive down them.

Hope that answers your questions as best I could Anthony.

17th November 2010 @ 21:56
Comment from: KingOfTheRoad [Visitor]
5 stars
KingOfTheRoad

its the best truck simulator game !!!! i hoped that the 18 Wos haved the same quality and gameplay but the Truck simulator King Of The Road remains my no.1

5th January 2011 @ 16:00
Comment from: edward norton [Visitor]
5 stars
edward norton

great game, guys excellent has always, from a person who been through most of the hard truck series, this is the one i most enjoy.

has for steering wheels i have a g25, best choice at the moment who be logitech steering wheels.g25/g27/gt force. look at argos i couldn't see any products in there online catalogue for pc.

26th January 2011 @ 21:57
Comment from: Scott Slayton [Visitor]
5 stars
Scott Slayton

I just played Euro Truck Simulator starting in the U.K. I noted where I was at various times. Now, when I play this simulator, I will note where I was when I played Euro Truck Simulator. I am basically creating a virtual story. The story of the entrepreneur in the U.K. and the European entrepreneur who occasionally run into each other. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

3rd February 2011 @ 07:40
Comment from: Jonathon [Visitor]
5 stars
Jonathon

Can anyone tell me where there is a dealership and which city it is in where I can get a Class A Iveco Truck

4th March 2011 @ 16:13
Comment from: michael [Visitor]
5 stars
michael

can you drive to preston lancashire on this game please contact me on email michael01772@hotmail.co.uk

27th March 2011 @ 18:23
Comment from: nathan [Visitor]
2 stars
nathan

how do i get on uk truck somone plzz tell me i do have have it but i duno how to get onto it

25th April 2011 @ 11:38
Comment from: jess [Visitor]
5 stars
jess

how do you get employees to get and deliver cargo???

4th June 2011 @ 20:27
Comment from: mpigeon [Visitor]
5 stars
mpigeon

I love this game!

Jess, you need to buy them a lorry, then they'll do the rest by them selfs.

7th August 2011 @ 17:47