Hard Truck

Hard Truck is a series of trucking simulators, published in the United States by ValuSoft. The series currently has 3 released installments, with a fourth to be released soon.

Hard Truck

were simple, usually had 2 or 3 routes to reach the destination, and had no traffic model.


DAF ZIL GAZelle MAZ T-Storm Volvo Scania AB Mercedes-Benz Actros Mack Vision Kenworth Peterbilt Freightliner Century Classic Navistar (International Trucks Kenworth Make: ZIL Model: 133540 Price: 20.000 Power: 250 HP Weight: 8.000 KG.

Make: ZIL Model: 5423 Price: 20.500 Power: 200 HP Weight: 12.000 KG.

Make: KAMAZ Model: 6460 Price: 22.000 Power: 240 HP Weight: 12.000 KG.

Make: KAMAZ Model: 54115 Price: 32.000 Power: 269 HP Weight: 10.600 KG.

Make: MACK Model: VISION Price: 52.000 Power: 405 HP Weight: 14.000 KG.

Hard Truck 2

Very similar to the first, but more of an emphasis on delivery of goods. Police are added to the maps, but still no traffic model. Interestingly, the police only give chase for a limited time period, after which they simply give up and dispatch a machine gun crazy helicopter to attempt to slow you down. Once they've demolished your truck, they write you out a simple ticket. The game is more similar to than to Hard Truck.


*MAZ T-Storm
*Scania AB
*Mercedes-Benz Actros
*Mack Vision
*Freightliner Century Class
*Navistar (International Trucks)

*Make: ZIL
*Model: 133540
*Price: 20.000
*Power: 250 HP
*Weight: 8.000 KG.

*Make: ZIL
*Model: 5423
*Price: 20.500
*Power: 200 HP
*Weight: 12.000 KG.

*Make: KAMAZ
*Model: 6460
*Price: 22.000
*Power: 240 HP
*Weight: 12.000 KG.

*Make: KAMAZ
*Model: 54115
*Price: 32.000
*Power: 269 HP
*Weight: 10.600 KG.

*Make: MACK
*Model: VISION
*Price: 52.000
*Power: 405 HP
*Weight: 14.000 KG.


*BMW Megan

Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel

In this installment, the racing option was removed completely. The game focused on delivery of goods. There were three maps, each depicting an area of the USA, including:
*Phoenix, Arizona
*Los Angeles, California
*San Francisco, California
*Denver, Colorado
*Boise, Idaho
*Chicago, Illinois
*Louisville, Kentucky
*Las Vegas, Nevada
*Helena, Montana
*Reno, Nevada
*Salt Lake City, Utah
*Cheyenne, Wyoming

More Info on Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel

A traffic model was added. It also featured a simple business management sim, where you could hire drivers and set up routes to make profit.

All further trucking simulations from ValuSoft are in a new series simply called 18 Wheels of Steel.

Hard Truck Apocalypse

A completely different take on the hard truck games, developed by the Russian developer Targem, released on June 26, 2006, this game takes place in an apocalyptic, Mad Max like future. A disaster occurred and everyone on Earth has to wear special masks to survive. You can still perform trade runs between villages to make money however, the main method for making money is to loot destroyed enemies of cargo and weapons.

The game takes place in an apocalyptic version of Europe, with different zones depicting countries like Germany, France, England, and many more. You can drive a total of five vehicles, from a simple Van to the gigantic BelAZ. The guns vary from roof-mounted machine guns, shotguns, and mortars to laser and energy weapons.

*Official site: http://www.nival.com/exmachina/

Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of the Clans

The official standalone expansion to Hard Truck Apocalypse, also developed by Russian developer Targem. It has not been released in western stores yet, but you can buy and download it online at [http://www.gamersgate.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=146&category_id=10&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=14 Gamer's Gate] . It takes place in an apocalyptic version of North America. In the game you are a vagrant, a strong loner who is searching for the mythical city of Edmonton in "le canada".

The game reuses a lot of material from HTA; however, most of the vehicles, weapons, & enemies are the same. There are four brand new zones and a whole new storyline.

*Official site: http://www.nival.com/exmm/

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