American Truck Simulator – Utah Review

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American Truck Simulator is published and developed by SCS Software. It got released on February 2nd, 2016. And is the newest title of the Truck Simulator franchise. It received very positive reviews from the community because of the good-looking scenery and great atmosphere this title has to offer. What really makes people come back for more American Truck Simulator is because of all the content! There is so much to do and see when you travel around in a truck! Just like in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator truly delivers when it comes to adding new content to the game without changing the experience that we know and love! If you are familiar with Euro Truck Simulator 2, then picking up American Truck Simulator won’t be a problem for you! Not sure whether this is your cup of tea? Let me share my experience with this title!

Before you get started with American Truck Simulator and your journey across America, you will have to create your very own profile inside the game. Choose your name and portrait, as well as a name for your company and a logo. After you have created your profile, it is time to do the last preparations before you can get started! What you have to do after is choosing your preferred method of driving and what controls you would like to use when you drive. Because of the settings being quite flexible, you will most likely find a play style that suits you. Mouse and keyboard? Steering wheel or controller? You name it! After you’ve selected your preferred method to approach American Truck Simulator, you will be asked whether you would like to go through a tutorial that will explain the game mechanics! Once you’re ready, it is time for your first job!

At the start of your career, you actually don’t own a truck! Which means that you will have to do jobs until you can buy one! As you do different jobs, you will notice that you will have to refill your fuel tank at some point. Since you drive for another company, the fuel expenses will be covered by your employer. Which means that you technically can drive wherever you want. The only downside would be that you will increase your chances of not making it to the destination before the deadline. Doing jobs in American Truck Simulator will be your main source of income after all. Buying a truck at first will be quite expensive, especially if you don’t take a loan from the bank! When you take a loan from the bank, you will be paying a certain amount every day until the debt has been paid. The interests will change over time, and you may or may not give more money than expected. The pace of the game might be quite slow at first, but that is the beauty of it. Why not listen to some songs you really enjoy? Or why not pick one of the featured radio channels? If you want, you could also listen to a nice audiobook as you cruise through America!

In the end, I feel like American Simulator is one of the most relaxing experiences out there. It is one of those games that you can pick up any time throughout the day and it is absolutely amazing! Since I previously played Euro Truck Simulator 2, I already had a hunch on what to expect from the masterpiece made by SCS Software. If you’re looking for a relaxing title, I am glad to say that your search is over!

Just like Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator also has downloadable content! Some downloadable content brings more to the table than others! But at the end of the day, it is up to you to decide whether you think they are worth it! SCS Software has done an outstanding job when it comes to keeping the experience we know and love the same way, even though new content is being added. This opens up opportunities to make the game even better than it already is!

The DLC for American Truck Simulator known as “Utah” will allow to visit the “Beehive State”! Cruise by and enjoy the rich and local architecture along with the lifestyles of the cities in St. George! The “Utah” DLC also has a new and refined design on rocks and other natural formations for a more realistic approach. There will also be expansions of existing industries because of the new company docks and cargos. There will also be agricultural stores and improved car dealers that will wait for your visit! Utah is the 13th largest state in America, there are approximately three million residents who live their life there. It is also a very large tourist attraction since there are many beautiful and well-known National Park’s there!

There will be ten major cities available for you to explore throughout Utah! You can visit places such as Price, Cedar City, and more! There will also be over 260 landmarks for you to see, and twelve well-known truck stops for you to visit. There will also be a whole 3500 miles of the road network for you to drive on and enjoy to the fullest! And for you completionists out there, the “Utah” DLC has unlockable achievements for you to achieve! Achievements are a great way for the players to experience the game to the fullest since it encourages them to perform certain activities in order to fulfil the requirements. The achievements can be anything from visiting all the cities within the “Utah” DLC or take a job from each company located in Salt Lake City.

In the end, the “Utah” DLC is an overall relaxing experience for those who just wants to enjoy the American Truck Simulator experience. There will be something there for everybody considering the possibilities Utah offers! I would suggest anyone to pick it up if you enjoy American Truck Simulator.

REVIEW CODE: A complimentary PC code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to editor@bonusstage.co.uk.

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American Truck Simulator – Utah Review
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In the end, the “Utah” DLC is just an overall relaxing experience for all trucker alike! I will almost guarantee you that there is most likely something you would enjoy in Utah!


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