|Hard Truck 2: King of the Road or simply "King of the road" is a sandbox-style truck simulation game, created by a Russian company called SoftLab-Nsk and was released in various European countries by JoWooD Entertainment on June 7, 2002.
Since the game is really old I'm not going to review it in details, Just briefly. It's one of my favorite games and I still play it, so wanted to review it. Plus I should mention I review it as 2002's standards.
Back then there was no such simulation titles except previous Hard Truck version. So this game was a revolution is this genre. An open world game with excellent variety of trucks and a magnificent map. The game features many cities. It simulates European style map. Player should open his own company, This is the main gameplay aim. You should race to different cities and if you win (Take the cargo to the desired destination as the first place), You will gain a License so you can hire a driver. You also can visit a repair shop and gas station. You visit repair shop to repair your truck or to add additional items and parts. You can use cars in the game as well.
Graphics were great, but what used to distinguish this title was it's great designing. Specially truck designing and cities. Both American and European trucks were feathered in the game. From Peterbilt and Kenworth to Volvo and Scania.
The sound system was amazing. specially when it comes to soundtracks and music. Tracks from a Russian band called Aria was put in the game. 12 pure instrumental heavy metal songs. This part is one of the most memorable and fantastic parts of the game.