Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a game I would’ve never played if it didn’t support the Oculus Rift. I wasn’t a big fan of simulators and didn’t understand what people liked about these games, but from the moment I put on my HMD I was sold to truck driving! From the dusty journalist I was, I transformed into a real truck driver! You start with a very small tutorials which shows you a few buttons, but after a few minutes of training your off to your fist mission.
You gear up your truck and slowly drive away. Then you noticed the Oculus Rift is a great simulator. You can take a look left and right to see if there are any cars coming and then drive away. A truck has 12 gears, so you need to gear up really fast. In the first minute I had my first speeding ticket (over $500!). Slowly I continued my journey and after a few miles I arrived. Now the most difficult part of driving a truck: parking. You can easily skip this part by pressing a button, but Since we bought a caravan and I have you learn it. I must say it went actually good and it is a really good training of you want to learn to park with a hangar. So after a few turns I parked the truck backwards and continued the game.
Now it was time to choose a real job. I started a job in Hungary, because that is a long way from home and I love to see other countries. From there I hope to earn a really long trip home to Holland if I’m good enough. Every delivery you earn (experience)points and money so you can level up and buy your own truck. If you level up, you can add skills, so you earn more money with those skills. You can lone money from the bank also and buy your truck. But then you also have to pay interest. I’m wise and will save all my money so I can buy my own truck. I started my second job and drove to Austria. It went really well an everything felt really natural with my Xbox One controller. I also hooked up my Logitech G27 racing wheel, but it didn’t quite felt as good as a good old controller. One small turn and the wheel in the truck went three turn, so the Logitech and truck weren’t so good aligned.
After over an hour of truck driving I took off the Oculus Rift and was back in the real world. I felt relaxed and satisfied with my results. Now I know how to drive with my caravan and have found a new game I love to play. I can’t wait to so where my next job bring me to! Truck driving is really fun (in my own living room) :).
If you have an Oculus Rift and wanted to buy this game, stop you hesitating and buy it. It is one of the best games I played together with NoLimits 2, Project Cars and Lucky’s Tale.