King of the Road
Ever wondered who leaves pornography in lay-bys? You know, those great big fetid piles of Razzle and Fiestas? Lorry drivers, that's who, unloading the evidence before returning home to the missus. That's the theory anyway, although it's not one given any credence whatsoever by King Of The Road, despite its claims of being a comprehensive lorry driving simulation.
This might sound like the most boring idea ever, but the game does attempt to provide a slightly more glamorous interpretation of life behind the wheel. Competing against rival firms, goods must be transported in the quickest time and with minimum damage, offering the quandary of whether to flout the law and risk financial castigation, or take your time and get paid a pittance.
In many respects it's as much a business simulator as it is a driving game, as vehicles can be bought and upgraded, and eventually other drivers can be hired to work for your empire. It's like being Eddie Stobart, but with illicit races and drug smuggling. Quite a technically accomplished effort, it might not readily qualify as fun, but it is perversely playable in the sense that you feel you have a job to do and so persist despite the mind-numbing effects of mile after mile of open road. Ultimately though, you are just driving a lorry, and none of us wants that.
Download King of the Road
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP