These are your favorite auto video games

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If we are talking about pure playtime then I guess mine would be Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. I have hundreds of hours combined in these two.

True, there are truckers who spend long hours away from their families, sleeping in the only barely comfortable cabins of their trucks for days and weeks, traveling thousands of miles a year to earn a living for their families and pay the crush the debt they incurred just for the privilege of doing so, and they would be shocked to learn that some people actually ENJOY playing a (sorry, “simulator”) game of that activity. Most likely could not understand the call.

I couldn’t explain this allure to them, as I don’t quite understand it myself, but too bad if there isn’t something oddly captivating, cathartic, and calming about virtual freight transport across the EU and (currently only westward) US in ETS2 and ATS.

On the other end of the spectrum of being tossed around in a full-scale car, there is Euro Truck Simulator. Although the series has both American and European entries, the EU option still seems to be the more popular of the two. Maybe that’s because, when you’re sitting in the cab of a semi-trailer for hours on end, you want landscapes that don’t match what you see out the window on your daily commute. Or maybe European cab trucks are just cooler.

Submitted by: ReverendTed

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