Stress-busting game: Euro Truck Simulator 2

Gerry Hart takes us on a ride through his favourite game to relax to.

Gerry Hart
5th November 2018
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Euro Truck Simulator 2's an odd title insofar as it was clearly designed for a specific niche that really, REALLY loves trucks yet has attained a kind of cult popularity beyond its intended audience. This might seem baffling at first, as the closest the game comes to a plot is trying to start up your own trucking company.

The draw of Euro Truck Simulator 2 lies in its core gameplay. Much of the game consists of driving packages to and from city to city (including Newcastle, replete with a low-res depiction of The Sage and the Millennium Bridge).

Whilst it might initially come across as cumbersome or monotonous, there is something rhythmic and absorbing about the driving that has captivated more than a few players.

There is something rhythmic and absorbing about the driving.

With a decent podcast or audiobook, it makes for a truly cathartic experience. If you're sick of saving the world and just want the simplicity of delivering household appliances to a warehouse in Grimsby, give this one a go.

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