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For a budget title, then, this is an excellent game. It has a few flaws, and can get tedious at times, but also has flashes of surprising immersiveness and depth. Coupled with its extraordinary longevity and low price, this makes 18 Wheels an easy game to recommend to anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to be the king of the road.
Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel is one of those titles that would have benefited tremendously from a larger development budget. A little bit of polish would have added much to what is an intriguing but flawed game. Nevertheless, simulation fans and patient drivers may find a lot to enjoy in this often likeable and surprisingly deep game.