Euro Truck Simulator 2, the premier trucking simulator, continues to systematically map out the entire European continent. The latest DLC is dedicated to good old Eastern Europe.
People who liked Death Stranding for its “experience” and soothing traversal of environments may be better served with Euro Truck Simulator 2. It is the perfect game for long sessions of podcasts and audiobooks. Sure, you have to retain a certain level of alertness to avoid collisions and traffic fines but, after a while, it becomes the most enjoyable, relaxing, and open-ended driving experience on the market.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 perfectly encapsulates the power of huge trucks and the precarious nature of cargo delivery. On top of that, ETS2 is one of those rare driving sims in which driving is not done for the sake of driving. Instead, ETS2 is encased in an economic shell that continues to spur you to finish the rides and get more demanding/rewarding ones in order to buy better trucks, more trucks, hire drivers, and establish upgradeable garages in many cities.
Following the previous DLC maps that covered the Baltic region, Italy, France, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, the Road to the Black Sea DLC finalizes the capture of the European spirit.
Road to the Black Sea covers three large countries: Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. This entails over 10,000 km of roads to test your truck fleet on — along with 20 important cities in those three countries, the most prominent being Instanbul.
Of course, the lands will be peppered with countless other settlements, idyllic towns, and landmarks.
As you drive through this vast space, you will not only have to avoid AI-driven cars, but also trains, trams, and even horse carriages as you enter the more rural regions.
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Road to the Black Sea DLC will expand the economic aspect as well, with:
- 11 new companies to take jobs from
- New industries that offer new cargo types
- Danube ferry rides
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