Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Vive la France Review

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 is published and developed by SCS Software. Euro Truck Simulator 2 got released on October 18th, 2012 and received a really positive response from the community for being a relaxing and flexible experience. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is also packed with an immense amount of content, just like their other title known as American Truck Simulator. It might not be a title for everyone to enjoy, and like most games, it has some things that should be considered. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is identical to American Truck Simulator, which means that the majority of the mechanics and UI is pretty much the same! Euro Truck Simulator 2 is outstanding when it comes to adding more content to the game without changing what we love about it.

Just like in American Truck Simulator, there are some things you will have to do before starting your career as a trucker driving around in Europe. You will have to create a new profile and for that you will have to pick a portrait, logo and also a new name for your company and logo. Then you will have to choose your preferred driving method and it is flexible. First, you will be asked what type of controls you would like to use when you drive and then the complexity. You will be able to choose to if you would like to drive it manually or have it on automatic. Once you’ve made those decisions, the game will ask you whether you would like to go through a tutorial that will explain the very basics of the game. Once you’ve obtained the knowledge of driving a truck, you are ready for your first job!

Since you don’t own your own truck from the very beginning, you will have to pick a job and use the truck that the company will provide for you. Since it isn’t your own truck, fuel expenses will be covered by the company. Sounds great, right? You can pretty much drive around as much as you desire. The only thing that will stop you from doing so is the fact that some jobs actually have a time limit. It is important to get the job done since buying your own truck can be quite expensive at the beginning. The start of the game can be quite slow, but rather relaxing, nonetheless. You can also listen to the radio or your very own audiobook as you play! That is the main reason why Euro Truck Simulator 2 really doesn’t have a soundtrack when you drive your truck.

At the end of the day, Euro Truck Simulator 2 must be one of the most relaxing games out there. You can play it anytime of the day and still enjoy the experience it offers. When I first picked up Euro Truck Simulator 2, I was really curious to see what it really was about and I got really shocked. There are rarely any titles out there that are nearly as relaxing as Euro Truck Simulator 2!

Euro Truck Simulator 2 already provides a lot without the extra downloadable content. But when it comes to adding more downloadable content to Euro Truck Simulator 2, you might wonder whether it will be worth it. Some downloadable content really brings a lot to the table, and some might not bring as much! It is up to you to decide whether you will enjoy it!

The DLC known as “Vive la France!” makes it possible for you to visit France! Drive through France like never before as you the enjoy the relaxing and beautiful scenery. When I first explored the French roads, I really didn’t expect much. But the more I got into it, the more I really enjoyed it. Anything from the wonderful green vegetation to the well-made architecture will really keep you engaged with the environment. All this and more you will be able to enjoy as you transport your cargo to the different companies in France. The fact that you can visit France really adds something extra to Euro Truck Simulator 2! Being able to drive and visit the 21 new cities this DLC offers is absolutely brilliant! That and a lot more can experience in the “Vive la France!” DLC!

For you completionists out there, the “Vive la France!” DLC also has achievements that will be unlockable by doing certain activities in France. The achievements can be anything from completing a certain amount of cargo deliveries for the nuclear plants and visiting all the cities in France. There is also a new tollgate system in which you can interact with! There are plenty of things to do in France!

At the end of the day, the “Vive la France!” DLC is a superb way to take a breather and just enjoy yourself. You don’t have to be on any missions or anything in order to enjoy France! Why not just cruise around in your own truck? I would suggest picking up “Vive la France!” if you enjoy nice sceneries! It is rather hard to beat the experience that the roads of France can give to you!

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Vive la France Review
  • Gameplay - 9/10
  • Graphics - 9/10
  • Sound - 9/10
  • Replay Value - 9/10


In the end, the “Vive la France” DLC really makes the experience special. All the scenery, colours and atmosphere really makes it worthwhile.

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