Five Apps for That: Driving after hours with simulation games

| September 12, 2017

Trucking simulator apps are meant to mimic the real deal. They can incorporate realistic elements such as fuel consumption, damage and the ability to customize your rig. Challenges include driving in the snow or rain, urban navigation and parking in different environments.

Truck Simulator PRO 2

Choose from eight models that can be upgraded and customized for driving across a map that covers thousands of miles of U.S. highways and incorporates several big cities. The goal is to deliver your cargo as fast as possible while avoiding accidents.

The app offers 30 cargo options and realistic fuel consumption and fatigue measurements.

Truck Simulator PRO 2 is $4.99 from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Additional purchases are $2.99 to $38.99 per item.

Truck Simulator USA

Upgrade your truck’s exterior, paint and capabilities, then drive it across North America. Trailer types include tanker, dry van and logging, and driving environments include desert, snow, mountain and city. The trucks have a manual transmission and steering controls that include tilt, button or virtual wheel. Visual and mechanical damage can occur.

Truck Simulator USA is free from Google Play and the App Store. Additional in-app purchases are $2.99 to $29.99 per item.

Truck Simulator 3D

This app’s 3D feature almost makes it feel like you’re still driving your real rig. Choose from 11 U.S. cities and eight customizable trucks that can sustain realistic damage. Players can control tilt, button or virtual steering. An interior camera provides a driver’s seat viewpoint.

The game also offers a day and night cycle and traffic obstacles such as construction zones and debris.

Truck Simulator 3D is free from Google Play and the App Store.

Trucker Parking 3D

This app focuses solely on parking. Choose from three trucks, and test your skills in 50 different parking lot levels. You’ll navigate cities, airports and military grounds and work your way around barriers and other obstacles to park as quickly and efficiently as possible on each level. You can skip levels that are too difficult. Four camera angles provide maximum visibility.

Trucker Parking 3D is free from Google Play and the App Store.

Euro Truck Driver (Simulator)

Chances are you’ve never driven a European truck, but now you can see what it’s like to pilot these cabovers. Choose from seven European truck brands, customize your rig, and drive on country roads and highways to over 20 European cities. You experience realistic weather conditions and a day and night cycle.

Controls include tilt, button or virtual steering. Visual and mechanical damage can occur.

Euro Truck Driver (Simulator) is free from Google Play and the App Store.

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