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Big Mutha Truckers

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
67
4.1
Windows
63
2.7
GameCube
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2.6

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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 2 2.6
PlayStation 2 5 4.1
Windows 12 2.7
Xbox 3 2.1
Combined MobyScore 22 3.0


The Press Says

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85
PlayStation 2games xtreme
Big Mutha Truckers is one of those games that will amuse. While not frustrating, it's not the world's greatest game realistically so the comedy side and angle works well. I like it, it's nothing too serious but it had me addicted and laughing along while I played cletus the slack jawed yokel.
77
XboxPlay.tm
Essentially, you'll want to think about what kind of racers appeal to you before picking this up - if you like the sound of a slower-paced Crazy Taxi-style game, with the addition of an RPG like upgradability and limited trading, then you will like this. It's a commendable effort from Eutechnyx, and contains much quality.
76
PlayStation 2Game Captain
Neben dem bereits beschriebenen Truckerleben gibt es noch einen weiteren Spielmodus. Im Missionsmodus müssen verschiedene Aufträge nacheinander ausgeführt werden. Da sollen z.B. Geschenke am Muttertag pünktlich ausgeliefert, andere Truckfahrer beim „Trucktauziehen“ besiegt oder eine Ladung Popcorn zum Kino gebracht werden, die mit dem Wasser aus am Straßenrand stehenden Hydranten gekühlt werden muss. Grafisch gibt es auf der PS2 bessere Spiele, so dass die gelegentlichen kurzen Slowdowns nicht unbedingt nachvollziehbar sind. Für eine erhöhte Langzeitmotivation können Cheats freigespielt werden, die z.B. einen neuen Truck bringen oder dafür sorgen, dass man nicht mehr tanken muss. Ein größeres Fahrtgebiet und mehr Städte wären mir persönlich jedenfalls lieber gewesen.
75
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
his is the best trucking title. Is that possible? Yes, it is. Big Mutha Truckers isn’t a marquee game, but it does make this sub-genre (are truckers a demographic?) more interesting. Saying that Big Mutha needs more freedom and faster driving may sound damning. However, the game’s got a great head of steam going already, and it’s definitely got more teeth than the other slack-jawed truckers already on the road.
73
PlayStation 24Players.de
Big Mutha Truckers ist eine merkwürdige, aber durchaus reizvolle Mischung. Als Rennspiel geht es nicht durch, dazu fehlen die stetigen Rennen. Eine Simulation ist es schon gar nicht, dazu ist das Fahrmodell viel zu simpel. Womit haben wir es hier also zu tun? Mit einer witzigen Mischung aus allem, mit einem Schuss Handelspart und viel Humor. Leider verliert sich die Langzeitmotivation in den begrenzten Handelsmöglichkeiten, denn hat man alle wichtigen Upgrades mal ausprobiert, fehlt irgendwie der Reiz um weiterzumachen. Doch für ein Spiel zwischendurch ist Big Mutha Truckers, nicht nur dank der klasse Musik, immer wieder gut.
73
XboxWorth Playing
All in all, Big Mutha Truckers is an entertaining ride for the first couple hours, but after you realize that you’ll be doing the same thing for the duration of the game you’ll quickly grow tired of its simplistic formula. The economy-based gameplay system instills a certain innovation into the game that is rarely seen in arcade-style trucking games but the gameplay is basically hit and miss, so to speak. So keep on truckin’, but steer clear of high expectations or you might end up disappointed.
72
Windows4Players.de
Big Mutha Truckers ist ein simples, aber sehr launiges Rennspiel für zwischendurch. Die actiongeladenen Jagden über die Straßen machen Spaß, gerade weil der Realismus nur eine kleine Rolle spielt. Der Karriere-Modus ist durchaus gelungen, auch wenn das Handelsmodell arg einfach ausgefallen ist und die Welt zu schnell zu klein wird. Habt Ihr dann jeden Streckenabschnitt gesehen und jedes Upgrade für den Truck gekauft, wird das Spiel schnell langweilig. Austoben könnt Ihr Euch dann im Missions-Modus, der leider auch nur für kurzzeitigen Spaß sorgt. Schade ist allerdings, dass der Mehrspielermodus komplett fehlt. Wenn Euch King of the Road gefallen hat und Ihr zugleich auf actionreiche, dafür aber realitätsarme Rennspiele steht, dann könnte Big Mutha Truckers das richtige Spiel für Euch sein.
72
XboxNext Level Gaming
Big Mutha Trucker is a good game. I always take into consideration that the game is extremely cheap when it is released [$20]. It really is worth the $20 because of the redneck humor as well as the cool little details like biker dudes trying to steal your cargo. There is nothing like watching a bicker punk fly off the back of your rig. The graphics are so-so but they seem to fit this game perfectly. It can also be very fun to play and you will get some good laughs out of the characters in the game.
72
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Big Mutha Truckers has finally hit the Playstation 2 and the Xbox videogame systems. A trucking simulation based on redneck characters. Not I must ad that I live in the Florida Panhandle at the moment, and I can honestly say that the characters in this game are not fictional, they are real. I HAVE SEEN THEM IN PERSON! Redneck Truckers! Now that sounds like a lot of fun doesn’t it boys and girls? OK, well, maybe not. But I took a ride in this $20 game and here is my full review just for you!
71
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Big Mutha Truckers macht Spaß – wenn Sie Rennspiele mögen, die sich nicht allzu ernst nehmen. Jeder gestandene Brummi-Fahrer schlackert wahrscheinlich mit den Ohren über das unrealistische Fahrverhalten der Riesenkisten! Aber wenn Sie Crazy Taxi mochten und Ihnen King of the Road zu simulationslastig war, ist Big Mutha Truckers genau das Richtige für Sie.
71
WindowsPC Gamer
If you’re getting the sense that Big Mutha is an unusual game, you’re right. It’s filled with a ribald sense of humor as well, with extensive dialogue between your character and the various colorful traders, mechanics, and bartenders you’ll meet in each town. While it isn’t the flashiest game going, you’ll see a lot of amusing kitsch if you can keep your eyes open.
70
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
We kunnen er lang over lullen, kort over lullen, maar één ding is zeker: Big Mutha Truckers is een superleuk spel. Ik heb niets met auto's, niets met trucks, maar deze game wist me enorm te vermaken. Natuurlijk, er zitten bugs in, het geluid is niet briljant, de graphics ook niet, maar who cares. De gameplay is bruut, de humor is super, de game heeft gewoon een hoog fungehalte. En daar draait het tenslotte om!
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Un titre amusant et au concept plutôt sympathique. Son gameplay s'avère néanmoins assez limité au bout d'un moment avec par ailleurs quelques éléments assez agaçants. Sans être extraordinaire au niveau de sa réalisation Big Mutha Truckers s'avère un jeu correct et qui devrait séduire pour un temps les amateurs du genre en mal de jeux originaux.
70
PlayStation 2GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
It’s also worth mentioning that Big Mutha Truckers is a budget title and rings up for a cool $19.99 (U.S.). Hidden under than aww-shucks redneck exterior is the patented Eutechnyx difficulty (read-challenging) and a solid racing game with a unique buy/sell system that adds the much-needed replayabilty that the other big rig simulators lack.
69
WindowsGame Captain
Die Verquickung eines Rennspiels mit einem Wirtschaftsteil ist an sich eine gute Idee, leider hapert es aber an beiden Parts des Spiels, so dass Big Mutha Truckers kaum jemanden längere Zeit vor den Monitor wird fesseln können.
69
PlayStation 2GameSpy
While some critics would argue that an average game remains mezzo-mezzo regardless of price, I feel Big Mutha Truckers is undeniably more appealing at $20 than at $50; the surprising depth of the campaign mode, and the simple pleasures of smashing into oncoming traffic, helps negate the weak audiovisuals and onslaught of "yee-haw!" hee-haws.
69
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Heißt Ihre Lieblingsband Truck Stop? Haben Sie das Fernfahrermagazin abonniert? Vielleicht Verwandte in Texas? Dann müssen Sie jetzt ganz stark sein, denn Empires rasende Transportsimulation nimmt die Trucker-Romantik gehörig auf die Schippe. Die klischeehaften Rednecks, die irrwitzigen Dialoge und Radiosendungen sind für mehr als einen Lacher gut. Mit den 60-Tonnern den Gegenverkehr plattzuwalzen oder sich Verfolgungsjagden mit der Polizei zu liefern, macht genau so viel Spaß wie in Grand Theft Auto mit geklauten Wagen zu kreuzen. Allerdings fehlt Big Mutha Truckers die Missionsvielfalt des kleinen-großen Bruders. In Hick State County ist einfach nicht so viel los wie in Liberty City. Und so ebbt der Spielspaß nach den ersten paar verdienten Millionen schnell ab.
67
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Empire levert met BMT een aardige arcaderacer af, niet meer, niet minder. Dat het beter is dan het oude Hard Truck staat wel als een paal boven water. Gelukkig maar. Voor de liefhebbers van 19-wheelers en andere wegmastodonten levert Big Mutha Truckers toch de nodige uurtjes arcadevertier op.
66
XboxGame Chronicles
Big Mutha Truckers is a fun little racing game that manages to incorporate some interesting economic elements to get you thinking. Buying low, selling high, upgrading your rig, and beating your family is what it’s all about and the thrill of racing trucks just can’t be beat. Sure, it has all the cultural significance of Smokey and the Bandit and reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, but it’s just as fun when taken in small doses.
65
XboxGameZone
Big Mutha Truckers only manages to fully immerse gamers into the backwoods-redneck trucking lifestyle but fails to make it fun or challenging enough to keep us interested in seeing the game through to the very end. The fact that there’s no multiplayer mode just keeps the focus on a single mode that shows all its cards way too early in the game and giving us not much to look forward to the farther into the game you go. If redneck humor and ramming rigs into stuff sounds like fun, renting this one might just be what the doctor ordered.
65
WindowsGameSpy
The name is a bit misleading. With a title like Big Mutha Truckers, you might expect Empire Interactive and Eutechnyx's new console port to be little more than a value-priced action-driving game where weight-challenged rednecks navigate 18-wheel semis around the countryside. While all of this certainly applies, there's actually more -- and less -- to Big Mutha Truckers than its hokey title and flashy box artwork would suggest.
63
XboxIGN
Big Mutha Truckers is an arcade game. It really is fun for a while, but the monotonous gameplay will soon catch up with you. There are only so many times you can bring yourself to traverse the highway from Capital City to Greenback. Although the novelty of driving a big rig soon stretches thin, the overall humor (until it gets recycled) of the game eases you through your sixty day excursion. A little more variety in gameplay and the ability to choose different routes to cities would really have helped the longevity of this title. However, at $20 you can’t really resist the short lived entertainment that the southern stereotyping brings.
63
GameCubeIGN
Big Mutha Truckers is an arcade game. It really is fun for a while, but the monotonous gameplay will soon catch up with you. There are only so many times you can bring yourself to traverse the highway from Capital City to Greenback.
62
XboxGameSpot
The saddest thing about Big Mutha Truckers is that it earnestly tries to be a fun game. The mechanics of the game's economy are actually fairly well put together and do provide a surprisingly deep level of gameplay. Unfortunately, the game's arcade elements aren't done well enough to ever balance with the simulation elements, and the end result is a game that's too wacky to be a sim game and too simulation-based to be an arcade game. If you're looking for an amusing weekend rental, then Big Mutha Truckers might be right up your alley. However, as a full-on purchase, Big Mutha Truckers just doesn't measure up,
62
GameCubeGameSpot
Though there haven't been a great number of games about the world of professional trucking, recent years have seen a notable increase in the number of truck driving games for both consoles and the PC. Most of these games, however, tend to revolve around truck racing and never really dive into the fascinating lifestyle of the pro trucker. Big Mutha Truckers, a game by UK-based developer Eutechnyx, tries to remedy this by combining a simulation-style, economy-based gameplay system with the campy, over-the-top characters and storylines that have been so prevalent in previous trucking games. Unfortunately, Big Mutha Truckers falls short of successfully achieving this goal and thus never fully reaches its potential.
62
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Ya'll remember Sega's 18-Wheeler: American Pro Trucker? Well don't cha!? Yessir, that there was a Dreamcast race drivin' title ported over from tha arcade, and then ported over again there to tha PlayStation 2. Its concept: become a truck driver an' race a rival across tha country ta deliver a package of some sort. While it ain't been tha most successful of them games, it did introduct a real fine idea fer publisher THQ an' developer Eutechnyx ta take on over. Wit' Big Mutha Truckers, yer not only some no name trucker...yer part of tha truckin' family bestin' yer siblings.
62
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Though there haven't been a great number of games about the world of professional trucking, recent years have seen a notable increase in the number of truck driving games for both consoles and the PC. Most of these games, however, tend to revolve around truck racing and never really dive into the fascinating lifestyle of the pro trucker. Big Mutha Truckers, a game by UK-based developer Eutechnyx, tries to remedy this by combining a simulation-style, economy-based gameplay system with the campy, over-the-top characters and storylines that have been so prevalent in previous trucking games. Unfortunately, Big Mutha Truckers falls short of successfully achieving this goal and thus never fully reaches its potential.
62
WindowsGameSpot
The saddest thing about Big Mutha Truckers is that it earnestly tries to be a fun game. The mechanics of the game's economy are actually fairly well put together, and do provide a surprisingly deep level of gameplay. Unfortunately, the game's arcade elements aren't done well enough to ever balance with the simulation elements, and the end result is a game that's too wacky to be a sim game, and too simulation-based to be an arcade game. PC gamers looking for a fun trucking experience would perhaps do well to pick up a copy of last year's Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel and just ignore Big Mutha Truckers.
60
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Sadly, victory is a long ways off for budding truckers, and I often found myself thinking I was doing really well only to visit Ma Jackson and discover I was in last place. What's more, though the game is initially good fun, there just isn't enough variety to sustain interest for too long, and I can't see myself picking it up again anytime soon for another blast. With a little more content this could well have been a winner, but ultimately this one is bound for the shelf of doom. It's certainly worth a rental, but I would find it hard to recommend a purchase.
60
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
At one point during a truck truck-of-war minigame. Big Mutha Truckers strips truck driving- and gaming—down to its depressing bare essentials: hitting a single key as last as you can for two wrist-cracking minutes. But that’s as bad as the game gets; other than that, it’s never outright terrible. Which qualifies Big Mutha Truckers for some kind of best in breed award.
60
XboxX-Power
Big Mutha Truckers doet een verdienstelijke poging om een origineel spel op de markt te brengen en slaagt daar dan ook gedeeltelijk in. Eutechnyx verdient alle krediet voor de innoverende elementen die ze in de game hebben verwerkt. Het concept is origineel maar had met een beetje meer creativiteit deze game heel wat meer variatie kunnen bieden. Big Mutha Truckers wordt wel eens vergeleken met GTA en dan komt deze game maar zwakjes voor de dag. Maar een game vergelijken met GTA (wat toch wel een klasse apart is) is natuurlijk niet echt fair. Erg veel diepgang hoef je in Big Mutha Truckers niet te verwachten maar het kan je heel wat uurtjes spelplezier bezorgen en is een leuke afwisseling ten opzichte van de "serieuze" games. Een ideale game voor eventjes tussendoor.
60
XboxTeamXbox
Although not the masterpiece of AM2’s 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker, Big Mutha Truckers sets out to give the player an enjoyable truck-driving game, and it accomplishes its purpose. Considering that this is a value title, releasing with a street price in the range of a platinum hit, you get a quality game for the money. It’s a niche title that will appeal more to those that appreciate driving simulations. The moneymaking aspect of the game gives it additional flavor, but it’s not going to draw any new acolytes. Driving game enthusiasts should give it a rental to see if it’s up their alley.
60
WindowsSuper Play
Kul men enformigt. Ett måste för alla som någonsin övervägt att ta lastbilskörkort.
60
PlayStation 2Factornews
Un jeu assez sympathique qui devrait plaire aux fans d’arcade un peu bourrins sur les bords. Les défis sont assez variés et la durée de vie conséquente malgré le peu de modes de jeux. On relèvera une conduite à la physique agréable, l’originalité du mode principal, bien que pas encore super au point, et enfin une bande son excellente.
60
WindowsJoystick (French)
BMT n'est pas le jeu de course de l'année, oh ça non. Mais, contrairement aux apparences, il offre une bonne variété dans les missions ainsi que divers moyens de terminer la campagne. Comme on pouvait s'y attendre, il joue la carte de l'humour beauf à l'instar d'un grand titre aujourd'hui oublié : Redneck Rampage.
60
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
"Ma Jackson, owner of Big Mutha Truckers Inc., has announced to her four kids that she's planning on retiring. Choosing the new owner of the company will not be easy though - Ma's four kids are a difficult bunch.
60
PlayStation 2GameZone
While gamers everywhere are having a good time smashing up cars and racing customized rvehicles sometime around midnight, there are those of us that want to know what it’s like to be on the open road driving a truck filled with goods city folk are demanding. Big Mutha Truckers, though, is not your average trucking simulator. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the life of a small group of truckers out get their fortune as well as the approval of dear old Ma. Sibling rivalry just doesn’t get any better than this . . . or does it?
55
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Het idee achter Big Mutha Truckers is origineel te noemen; de uitwerking jammer genoeg niet. Zowel de gameplay, het geluid als de graphics stellen teleur, en de herspeelbaarheid is ook niet om over naar huis te schrijven - wat we hier dan ook niet doen.
55
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Have you ever wanted to be behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler and feel the power behind those trucks and their potential? I certainly have. In the PS2 version of Big Mutha Truckers, I was able to live the dream and experience it first-hand (as far as a video game will allow, at any rate).
53
WindowsIGN
If you have a love for the open road, big rigs, and the hillbilly south of Hick State County then you might want to stick out your thumb and get picked up by one of the Big Mutha Truckers. Eighteen wheels are your weapon to clear your path of pesky police and badass bikers. Steer your rig through icy slopes, desert drives, and neon illuminated cities as you visit hot spots like Smokestack Heights or Skeeter's Creek.
50
WindowsGameguru Mania
Overall, Big Mutha Truckers is fairly interesting arcade racing game with some nice ideas. Unfortunately, repetitive game play and difficulties with the truck control brings it back to average overall score.
50
WindowsGamerDad
To a 7-year old in 1977, Star Wars was the coolest thing ever conceived. The second coolest thing was Evel Knievel and his insane jumps on motorcycles with factory suspensions. The third coolest thing however, was American trucker phenomenon. The mid 1970's saw independent truckers and their CB lingo pull out of the truck stops and drive head-on into the American psyche. Like most great American pop-culture mishaps (i.e. disco, 50's sock hops, teenage scientists, wire-fu, bullet-time, etc.), it all started in the movie theatre.
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XboxGameSpy
Big Mutha Truckers is limited in scope and repetitive in nature, but it's inarguably fun for a while, and it's really hard to get too cranky about a $20 game (although some would argue, and not without merit, that a game's MSRP shouldn't be a factor in its critical evaluation). The surprising depth of the campaign mode, and the simple pleasures of smashing into oncoming traffic, helps negate the weak audiovisuals and onslaught of "yee-haw!" hee-haws.