Beetling around the streets of 1980s Spandau in vehicles as talkative and tangible as any in Simland, their nostalgia may end up feeling like your nostalgia.
Simming at its purest, OMSI isn’t particularly interested in artificial rewards or punishments.
That greatness is rooted in beautifully observed physics and sumptuous sound, but it also owes something to structure and setting.
Creators Marcel Kuhnt und Rüdiger Hülsmann have painstakingly recreated a small portion of the Berlin of their youth.
A game of mesmeric long-distance motoring, gratifying wealth generation, frivolous truck pimping and tricky parking manoeuvres, ETS2 is far friendlier than most of the sims in this list.
For those times in your play schedule when you can’t face a five minute cold start procedure, for those moments in your week when blotting out Reality with a little war-free motion and monotony seems like a good idea, it’s awfully hard to beat.
Where can I buy it: Developer’s site, Steam, and others What else should I be playing if I like this: Rising Storm Read more: RPS coverage The story of Ivan Buchta’s and Martin Pezlar’s incarceration in Greece Developer: SCS Software Publisher: Various Proof sims don’t need to be achingly accurate or swimming in detail to shine, ETS2 has an innate momentum that has to be experienced to be believed.
The build-your-own-trucking-business concept at the hub of the long game is quicksand of the deadliest type.
The sequel would be occupying this prestigious parking spot if it wasn’t for a few stubborn bugs that, more than a year after release, remain unsquashed.Computer-controlled Spits, Hurris, Bf-109s and Bf-110s pick dogfight tactics from a playbook containing 80 different manoeuvres . What else should I be playing if I like this: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 Read more: First Light by Geoffrey Wellum Developer: MR-Software Publisher: MR-Software This Deutsch delight is the reason I now have editions of Classic Bus Annual on my bookshelf and slow down when I see shapely vintage doubledeckers approaching.When a sim singlehandedly kindles an interest in something as prosaic as omnibuses you know you’re in the presence of greatness.There are just enough landmarks and scenic differences to sell the illusion of trans-European travel.The fact that the Czech devs have zapped Europe’s road network with Duke Nukem’s shrink ray will seem unimportant after your first hour or two at the wheel.