Release date: February 2, 2016
Developer and publisher: SCS Software
Platform: PC (Windows)
Interface language: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and others
Version: 18.104.22.168s from 12/7/2023
Description: Simulators are a genre of games that allows us to feel ourselves in the role of a racer, shooter, hunter. But this is all trite, and, at times, has nothing to do with life. Want to play the game of life? Then hurry up to download American Truck Simulator.
The project will teach you how to be a trucker. There is no casualness like in standard racing simulators. American Truck is a combination of strategy and economics. The game will teach you strategic thinking and show you the basics of heavy haulage. The key component is driving, the first person view can help you feel the game.
You are a trucker who has to travel all over America in search of the best and highest paying contracts. You will start in California and continue driving through more than 100 cities in the United States of America. Think carefully about the logistics paths to reduce transportation costs – your profit depends on it.
The main nuance is that it is always necessary to follow the rules of the road, otherwise there will be a fine. The latter can hit your budget hard as traffic rules are different in each state, and, accordingly, the amount of the fine is also different. When crossing the border, a hint with traffic rules in a particular region pops up on the screen.
The cargo is divided into different categories:
A tank with fuel (there will be a lot of such orders) is simultaneously a valuable, explosive and expensive cargo. Any damage is fraught with loss of cargo and payment. Valuable metals such as gold, silver, platinum are expensive and valuable goods. A good reward is provided for them. AI automatically and in advance determines the importance of the cargo, and the cost of transportation is transferred to the player’s account before starting the trip.
You are honored to drive such legendary trucks as Peterbilt 579, Kenworth T680, Kenworth W900, Volvo VNL. They are distinguished by their large dimensions, but also high power. These nuances must be taken into account when choosing a vehicle.
To improve the technical characteristics of cars in American Truck Simulator, you need to properly upgrade them. We recommend spending the earned money on modernization first – it will bring you even more money. The in-game store sells professional tire kits, improved motors, gearboxes and items that separately enhance the truck’s power.
Do you want to receive more finance? Then start your own shipping company. In “American Truck” simulator you will go from a simple truck driver to the director of a prestigious enterprise. Buy modernized trucks, get rights and licenses for them, buy containers for the transportation of expensive and explosive goods.
Important: “American Truck” simulator game comes with the 7Launcher. Therefore, you receive all game updates automatically. Download American Truck Simulator and provide yourself with a pleasant pastime.
Unlock a world of unlimited possibilities on the roads of North America and exciting add-ons in American Truck Simulator.
- Oklahoma: Discover the unique landscape and culture of Oklahoma.
- Texas: Explore the vast expanses of Texas.
- Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas: Travel through these states, each with its own features and attractions.
Vehicles and Tuning:
- W900 Tuning Pack, Freightliner Cascadia®, International LT®, International 9900i, Mack Anthem®, Western Star® 49X, Western Star® 57X, Western Star® 5700XE, Volvo VNL: Expand your fleet with these powerful trucks.
- Heavy Cargo Pack, Wheel Tuning Pack: Upgrade your trucks for the toughest jobs.
- Lode King & Prestige Trailers Pack, Forest Machinery, Michelin Fan Pack: Add variety to your trucking operations.
Accessories & Decoration Packs:
- Cabin Accessories, Steering Creations Pack: Personalize your cabin.
- Goodyear Tires Pack: Get the best traction on the road.
- Retrowave, Space, Classic Stripes, Steampunk, Valentine’s, Halloween, Christmas, Wild West, Pink Ribbon Charity Paint Jobs Packs: Express your style with unique coloring books.
- Special Transport, Volvo Construction Equipment, Farm Machinery: Take on the challenge of transporting special and oversized loads.
With American Truck Simulator, every journey is a new adventure full of discoveries and exciting tasks. Download the game and all add-ons today.
- ОС: Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit)
- Processor: Dual-core 2.4 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB
- Video card: 1 GB, GeForce GTS 450 or Intel HD 4000
- Free disk space: 20 GB
- OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10/11 (64 bit)
- Processor: Quad-core 3.0 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB
- Video card: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 760 or better
- Free disk space: 20 GB
As a European having originally played Euro Truck Simulator 2 for a few months before trying this one out I have to say, this game feels very different. I remember that for my first couple deliveries I struggled to tame the monsters that are American trucks: long noses, 18 gears and HUGE trailers. But I feel somewhat richer for having managed that. It gives you a feel for America: everything is enormous and very proud of it, whereas European cabovers and cities are more on-the-point, silent and quaint. The environments feel like nothing Europe could offer- not that Europe doesn’t offer tremendous sights- so as someone from this part of the world, you will find a lot to learn and gander at. I will always be more fond of a DAF XF than a Kenworth, because it’s what I grew up seeing on the streets. But this game has helped me appreciate American trucks to the extent of furthering a passion which has filled a void in my soul. I will always love these powerful beasts.
Look, there’s no two cents about this – either you like driving or you don’t. It’s that simple.
ATS (and the older sis ETS) is all about taking your time to haul heavy cargo with the big buckos while building an small company for yourself. Sure you can be a little insane and hit that speed pedal at times, but honestly, the game isn’t about speed – it’s about precision and learning how to maneouver a vehicle that is actually oversized for the streets we’re so used to on our daily basis (assuming you’re not part of the share that actually works with transportation).
In short, you’ll either find it boring and repetitive – as day-to-day driving in real life can actually be for some – or you’ll end up in YouTube at 02:00am looking for videos on how to back an articulated trailer into a barn without putting a scratch on it.
This is absolutely the best simulator around for the latter group of people.
When I first picked up ATS’s older brother, ETS, I got it heavily discounted while drunk, thinking “Might be fun to ram cars off the road.” 5 or so years later, I got my Class A Commercial Drivers Licence because of these games. The first time one of my friends saw me playing this, he thought it looked boring as hell. I didn’t think he was wrong, but I told him to try it for himself. He got his CDL before me.
This is a game that has the potential to inspire people, due to its deceptive, relaxing nature. This may be simply a game, but it’s ramifications can be life changing.