Euro Truck Simulator

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Euro Truck Simulator (ETS) is a truck simulator game developed and published by SCS Software first released on August 6, 2008. The sequel, Euro Truck Simulator 2, was released four years later in 2012.


Players are put in control of a truck and are able to drive around freely. Companies, found in cities, offer jobs in the form of cargo deliveries. Completing these deliveries rewards the player with money, which can be used to upgrade the player's current truck, purchase a new truck, or expand the player's company into other countries.

Starting Country

Upon starting a new game, the player is prompted to choose a starting country. The starting country dictates where the player spawns and what region the player is allowed to travel within before the player can afford expansion into other countries. Players are blocked from leaving the starting region by a wall at the border of the region. If the player chooses a country that only contains a single city (e.g. Portugal), the game includes a neighbouring country in the player's starting region (e.g. Spain) so that jobs between cities are possible.

Buying Trucks

After picking a starting country, players are put into a dealership to buy their first truck. While the player can afford all 4 available truck models with the starting money, only the lowest tier of each truck, C Class, is cheap enough to afford. Buying a truck makes the player leave the dealership. After gaining enough money through jobs, players can return to the dealership and purchase higher tiers of trucks.


After buying a truck, players are immediately put into the driver seat. Players are then free to explore the various cities and highways in the countries they have unlocked. The handling of the trucks in the game is very floaty. Acceleration is generally fast even with starter trucks, though lower-tier trucks may struggle to get up to highway speeds with a trailer attached. Trucks have various features for the player to use while driving, including headlights and high beams, turn signals and hazard lights, windshield wipers, cruise control, engine brake, and more.



Companies, mostly found in cities (with the exception of eAcres), offer jobs to the player which reward money for their completion. Jobs involve delivering a trailer from one city to another. Some cargoes are more valuable than others and reward more money for their delivery. Fragile cargoes are very valuable, however the reward penalty for cargo damage is higher than regular cargo. ADR cargo is also more valuable than regular cargo, but requires ADR certification before they can be transported.

ADR Certification

Truck & Driver Maintenance

Company Expansion



There are 4 trucks for players to choose from. Each truck has 3 variants to purchase at the dealership. Once purchased, trucks can have their paint colour changed and individual stats upgraded at the service shop.

Name Truck Model Alias Image
Mercedes-Benz Actros Majestic
Ets majestic main.png
Renault Magnum Runner
Ets runner main.png
Scania R-series Swift
Ets swift main.png
Volvo FH16 Valiant
Ets valiant main.png


  • Euro Truck Simulator is the first truck simulation game by SCS Software to be set in Europe.
  • Euro Truck Simulator was sold as Big Rig Europe on some game distribution services.[2]


System Requirements

System requirements as listed on the official Steam and Mac App Store pages.

OS Windows XP
Processor 2.4 GHz
GPU At least 256MB VRAM
DirectX Version 9.0c
Disk Space 2 GB available

OS Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
Processor Any Intel CPU
GPU Any except Intel GMA 950
Disk Space 2 GB available

See also