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In a post-apocalyptic world that is slowly trying to rebuild itself, you play a young man setting out on his own for the first time. In a similar style to the classic Elite, you start off with a basic, poorly armored vehicle (in this case, a truck) and then what you do is largely up to you.

There is a central storyline that you can follow at your leisure, but apart from that you are free to travel around, exploring the scenery, trading between the small towns and outposts that have sprung up, taking on delivery, escort or bounty-hunting missions and fighting off vicious raiders and nomads at every turn.

You can repair and refuel your vehicle at gas-stations, take missions in bars and, as you build up your money, you will be able to upgrade your truck with a better cab and chassis and more destructive weaponry. Eventually, you'll be able to buy a whole new vehicle.

As you progress through the game, you'll find out some truths about the world and yourself, and your mode of transport will look less like a truck and more like a battleship on wheels.


Hard Truck: Apocalypse Windows Ships' graveyard
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Windows Combat #1: These two vicious bandits ambushed me and are shooting up my truck!
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Windows Interesting sign! (Note: The 'FU' on my truck means 'Farmer's Union,' if you were wondering)
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Windows Opening menu

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Hard Truck: Apocalypse Screenshot
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Screenshot
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Screenshot
Hard Truck: Apocalypse Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars" -- Alternative title
  • "Ex Machina" -- Russian title

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Critic Reviews Jan 16, 2006 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Absolute Games ( Jan 17, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2007 60 out of 100 60
JustPressPlay Jul 06, 2006 5.3 out of 10 53
GameZone Jul 14, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
The A.V. Club Aug 02, 2006 C- 42
IGN Jul 18, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Digital Entertainment News (den) Nov 07, 2006 4 out of 10 40 (UK) Jul 07, 2006 4 out of 10 40
PC Powerplay Mar, 2007 27 out of 100 27


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xroox (3970) added Hard Truck: Apocalypse (Windows) on Jul 13, 2008