There is something about getting behind the wheel of a big rig and taking to the open road that is just incredibly relaxing. Maybe not so much in real life, where everyday truckers are forced to drive grueling hours to get their goods from one place to another, but the less-dangerous video game version of that vocation has really taken off in recent years. There are many games now that simulate that trucker lifestyle, and the community around those games is incredibly passionate. If you’re looking for some of the best truck games currently available, then I have a few suggestions for you on this list of the Top 6 Best Truck Games for PC, PS4, and Xbox in 2022. So put on your trucker hat and fire up your rig, let’s get started!
Construction Simulator 15 was released for PC way back in 2014, but it remains one of the best truck games currently available. In it, you will experience the thrill of handling massive excavators, cranes, and many other realistic vehicles that are made by big companies like LIEBHERR, MAN, and STILL. Realistic controls further let you live out your construction fantasies, as excavators can be controlled with your two joysticks just as they are controlled by two control sticks in real life. With 16 unique vehicles and over 200 missions in a huge, seamless open world, Construction Simulator is easily one of the most fully-featured truck games to this day. There are also two sequels, Construction Simulator 2 and Construction Simulator 3, which are available on PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and smartphones.
In Truck Driver, you’ll play as a novice truck driver who has just inherited a big rig from his late father. You then take that truck, move to a new city, and complete various jobs for your new community in hopes of earning their trust and instilling yourself as one of them. Your truck can be customized with many different parts and paint jobs, as well as tuned to your liking for peak performance. Each job you complete will strengthen your relationship with the community, and it will also make your father proud. Truck Driver is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4, and PC.
Snowrunner is not just an awesome truck game, it is also an incredibly realistic terrain simulator. In over 40 different vehicles from recognizable brands like Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner, You will traverse treacherous locations covered in mud and snow, as well as frozen lakes and powerful rivers. Upgrade the vehicles in your fleet with accessories that make them more effective in extreme locations, such as an exhaust snorkel and chain tires for the snowy ground. In Snowrunner, you won’t need roads, and that makes it an engaging, unique truck game. Snowrunner is available on PS4 and PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The next entry to this list isn’t explicitly a truck game or simulator, but it does involve the use of 4-wheeled heavy machinery. Farming Simulator is a series of games that sees players take over and manage their own farm, completing day-to-day tasks like picking up and planting seeds, harvesting, aerating the dirt, and plowing. Since its initial release, Farming Simulator has exploded in popularity, with the quiet stillness of farm life putting people at ease and relaxing them in a busy world. Plus, there are a ton of trucks, tractors, and 400 other tools for you to use in your farming adventure. Farming Simulator 22, the latest release, is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox, Stadia, and PC.
American Truck Simulator
Drive your truck and deliver cargo throughout the United States in American Truck Simulator. This classic truck game takes you through iconic American landmarks on jobs that will test your skills. Drive through California, Nevada, and even through the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The highly-detailed trucks you’ll drive are all from real truck manufacturers, and intuitive yet complex controls will give you total mastery over each maneuver. You can also build your own company by purchasing fleets of trucks and managing them carefully, for the full trucker life experience. American Truck Simulator is available on PC.
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Despite being released in 2012, the current king of the truck game genre is still Euro Truck Simulator 2. This game nailed the feeling of transporting cargo through European countries like the UK, Germany, Poland, Italy, and many more. This game was actually developed by the same studio as American Truck Simulator, but was released several years before and still stands above its newer iteration. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is available on PC, and with a rating of “Overwhelmingly Positive” and almost 400,000 reviews, it is definitely the undisputed king.
Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.