Here is my American Truck Simulator – Utah review.
SCS Software has just – as in two hours ago – released the fifth map expansion for their critically acclaimed trucking simulator, American Truck Simulator. But is it as good as the previous four expansions?
With both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, SCS Software has released a steady stream of high quality map expansions. The latest expansion for American Truck Simulator, Utah, adds, as the name implies, the great state of Utah to the game. Here are some of the main features of the new map expansion:
- 3.500 miles of road network
- 10 major cities, like Salt Lake City, St. George, and Moab
- New quarries and mines including the largest open excavation Kennecott Copper Mine
- Expanded oil industry (oil mining sites, oil storage sites)
- Improved agriculture production chain (country stores, feedmills)
- Famous landmark sites: Great Salt Lake, Monument Valley, and the Virgin River Canyon
- Over 260 recognizable natural and man-made landmarks
- 12 well-known truck stops
- New and improved process of landscape creation
- Utah in-game achievements to unlock.
More of the Good Stuff.
When the American Truck Simulator – Utah expansion was released, I was parked in Elko, Nevada. Having my truck close to the Utah state line wasn’t strictly necessary to immediately cross into Utah. By taking quick jobs, I could easily have enjoyed the expansion even if my truck was elsewhere. But my garage is in Elko, and so it felt natural to begin the journey from there.
My first job took me to Salt Lake City with a Walbert deliver. During the trip, it quickly became apparent that the Utah expansion is of the same high standard we’ve come to know and love every piece of DLC that SCS has release for their Truck Simulator games. The scenery is detailed, and beautiful, and the roads are filled with traffic and events that make the game come alive.
If you enjoy American Truck Simulator, getting the Utah map expansion is a no-brainer. Even at €11,99 it feels like good value for money, and has the potential to give you hours of trucking fun.