Here I will review all of the PC racing games I own, plus I will also cover all freeware, shareware, and demo PC racing games currently on my PC.The majority of titles on this list are from the second half of the '90s. Maybe I should look up more pre-'94 PC racing games, but I've never done it.There's also a single-trip mode where you choose a start point, a cargo, and a destination; there isn't any multiplayer.
All titles were tested (yes, that took a while), so if I don't say anything, it almost certainly works in 32-bit Vista. Link to a list of all reviewed titles, in order (Full Titles List): *18 Wheels of Steel: America's Long Haul - 2007, Win XP or above.
Also, unless I say it doesn't, presume that games do have gamepad support (for regular directinput, not the 360 controller's xinput of course; that'd only be in a few recent titles. Games that I own the full version of on physical media. Full games that I own through digital download services. By the same developer of the earlier Hard Truck 2 (below), this is a boring 18-wheeler driving game that I got for free.
Beyond that though, these economic-focused games really are not my thing at all.
I don't like delivery-based space games either (X, Elite, etc.), and this is even less interesting than those.
If the truck does break, there's a roadside assistance line to call for repairs.
Still though, don't expect much depth or realism here in the driving model or map design.Driving itself isn't too hard, so this is not a full sim.The game does use a lot of buttons though, and yes, you will be ticketed if you break traffic rules around police -- and this is very easy to do.Racing games have been one of my favorite genres ever since the mid '90s.I didn't play racing games all that often before that point, but since then, I've loved the genre, and have played a good number of racing games.The in-truck view is nice, they put some detail into the interior.