Alaskan Road Truckers Preview (Steam Demo)

For this Alaskan Road Truckers Preview, we experience life in the definitive trucker simulator. Deliver cargo to make our business a success. Get out of our truck to explore Alaska while maintaining our vehicle and preparing for treacherous conditions on the road.

Alaskan Road Truckers Preview Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 13.85GB Download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, screen mode, fps limit, view distance, anti-aliasing, foliage, post-processing, shaders, shadow, texture quality, vfx quality, and v-sync.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders along with the ability to rebound.
  • Keyboard settings – can rebind controls.
  • Steering wheel support.
  • The gearbox can be set to automatic or manual.
  • Truck driving simulator gameplay.
  • Water, sleep, energy, and food systems in play.
  • Parking cargo – freestyle, forward or backward.
  • Roadblocks and hazards can happen, you can get out and remove/repair some hazards.
  • Day and night cycle with snow weather.
  • You need to use the heater to stay warm or you freeze to death.
  • When you are tired your eyes close for a short moment making the screen black.
  • Mini map and full map which can be toggled.
  • Wing mirrors can be turned off and on.
  • First-person view when out of the truck.
  • Driver’s seat, out-of-truck, and two angled cameras make up your driving view choices.
  • You can sleep in your truck to regain health, energy, and advance time.
  • In bad weather, you can put snow chains on triggering a mini-game.
  • Visit shops for supplies.
  • You do basic maintenance of your truck out on the road like refilling the oil.
  • Traffic does show up on the roads.
  • When it’s snowing, putting on your full-beam headlights does cause the light to bounce straight back on you.
  • Nice locations.
  • Pressing a button can show all Interactive points depending on where you are.
  • The radio is two choices – in-game soundtrack and Internet radio.

Alaskan Road Truckers Preview Cons:

  • No Steam achievements, this is an FYI as it’s a demo.
  • The controller is not optimized with the right stick acting as an oversensitive cursor and buttons all over the place.
  • The delivery parking of cargo is really bad and unclear. I parked in the lines with a five-star rating but it still didn’t count and in the end it was so frustrating I just turned the game off.
  • The game music is really bad.
  • Controls are loose and not because of the snow.
  • The roads feel way too narrow.
  • Any view is either too close or too far away.
  • Parking as said is a nightmare.
  • So many systems and bars to manage.
  • The detail of the interior of the truck looked blurry and fuzzy despite playing on the highest graphics settings.
  • The tutorial pop-ups are not that clear, especially on hooking a trailer up.
  • If you have no cargo then you don’t get any consequences for smashing into things or police being called.
  • The world doesn’t feel alive in any way.
  • Very easy to damage your cargo.

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Alaskan Road Truckers:

Official website.

Developer: Road Studio Games

Publisher: Green Man Gaming Publishing

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!