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11-05-2013, 10:24 PM #1
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Truck management type games?
Recently been playing some OTTD and got an urge to play some kind of truck transport management game. OTTD is great for trains, but road vehicles are not the focus. Are there any games of this kind out there? Not the one where you drive a truck, there's plenty of those, but the ones where you could manage a trucking company.
11-05-2013, 10:31 PM #2
11-05-2013, 10:35 PM #3
Simutrans maybe? Seemed like OTTD with a worse interface when I tried it, but it does allow more complex roads.
11-05-2013, 10:58 PM #4
11-05-2013, 11:00 PM #5
12-05-2013, 05:27 AM #6
But based on limited experience I'd warn you away from that "Freight Tycoon" game if it's the one I'm thinking of. I got it in one of those "100 Russian games for $20" packs GamersGate sometimes offers and tried it out hoping for something like Euro Truck Simulator without the trucking. It was very disappointing. Interface and graphics belonged in the 90s in a bad way. Possibly it would have got better given a chance but I just found myself too bored and frustrated to continue.
12-05-2013, 09:01 AM #7
12-05-2013, 08:50 PM #8
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13-05-2013, 06:17 PM #9
I used to play a game in school called Cross Country Canada 2 in which you drove a truck across our wonderfully large country picking up and delivering shipments of commodities and hitchhikers. It was a great geography teaching tool, though it's been too long for me to speak to its merits from a management game standpoint.
EDIT: Sorry, re-read the first post and realized that this is one of those games wherein you drive a truck and don't manage a trucking company. Still a good'un though.
EDIT 2: I think I may have also played the original DOS game at some point, but at that time I was mostly using school computers to play the text-based Carmen Sandiego with Almanac in hand.
14-05-2013, 09:27 AM #10
The Industry Giant series of games focused more on road traffic rather than rails, but they are a bit dated now and probably won't work on Win 7 anymore.- If the sound of Samuel Barber's "Adagio For Strings" makes you think of Kharak burning instead of the Vietnamese jungle, most of your youth happened during the 90s. -