18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy
18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy is the fourth game in the series and it is one of the more notable entries during the series early days. It was released all the way back in 2005 and made a few “changes” however, for the most part, it pretty much kept what people liked about the games in the series up to this point.
I’M A Travelling Man
One thing that is more than fair to say is that by this point, you knew exactly what you were getting with this series. I do feel that by the time we got here with 18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy that they could have put a bit more effort into the actual story of the game as nothing has changed really. You still want to be the best trucker around and make your company the number one hauling company in the USA! You do this by bidding on jobs and delivering your hauls on time and in the best condition possible. It is a concept that I enjoy as TV shows like Ice Road Truckers have always appealed to me. However, by the fourth game in the series, they could have expanded it a bit.
Check Me Out
I would say that by the time we got here to this game the series was really looking stale in terms of the visuals. 18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy was the first time that the visuals of the game had been given a noticeable upgrade. Do not get me wrong, looking at this game now, it is nothing to brag about. However, they did update many of the visuals over the last couple of games here. The many different trucks, trailers, and other vehicles on the road have more detail to them as do the environments. Actually, speaking of environments, this game lets you drive and deliver loads in southern Canada which I thought was pretty cool. Although, this does come at the expense of Mexico which was in the first game.
Hauling My Loads!
The gameplay on offer here is the same as it was in the last two games. You take jobs, deliver goods, and make money. Growing your trucking empire is what you are all about and it is pretty addictive. As well as bidding on jobs, you also need to make sure that your truck is in tip-top condition so make sure you take care of it with fuel and any repairs as well as driving good. The gameplay is fun, but it is also challenging. It does take a while to get the hang of driving these big rigs, especially if this is your first time playing a game in this series. Those who have played other games in the 18 Wheels of Steel line will find it very familiar.
I had a fair bit of fun going back and playing 18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy. It is probably the best out of the first wave of games in this series and the improved graphics do make it stand out from what came before it. However, the gameplay and the premise by this point really needed a bit more updating. Still, as far as trucking games go, you can do a heck of a lot worse than this game.
- Lots of open road for you to explore
- You can drive in southern Canada
- A big selection of trucks to drive
- The game has improved visuals over the games
- Overall, the game is a fun time and not bad at all
- Not much has changed in the core gameplay
- While it is better than its processors, later games in the series are better
Download 18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP