Be the trucker and not the truck in the simulator game Alaskan Road Truckers

A red truck
(Image credit: Motive Games)

New driving simulator Alaskan Road Truckers looks like the perfect way to kill time and answer a vital question for those who have wondered whether life on the road is for them. 

Motive Games has released a trailer for Alaskan Road Trucker at The Future Games Show Summer Showcase and it makes the life of a trucker look impossibly epic. Traverse harsh climates, upgrade and customize your vehicle, and deliver crucial materials in a simulation game that lets players step outside of the truck and finally become the trucker that you're meant to be. 

While you’ll spend a good deal of time driving around the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness there are also opportunities to spend time as a trucker would. You can repair and upgrade your truck, manually attach cargo, refill fuel, and even stop for a quick cup of joe at a truck stop during longer drives. I, for one, just hope flames are an option when picking out a new paint job. 

Of course, it can't all be fun and games; in Alaskan Road Truckers, you'll need to do more than just drive. While out on the road, you'll need to keep your spirits - and energy - up with snacks and canned food, which can be purchased at stores and gas stations along the way. 

You'll also be plagued with various inconveniences, from harsh weather conditions to obstacles on the road, so keep your wits about you as you explore the Alaskan wilds.

The simulator game will be available Fall of 2023 on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation, and Xbox. While this could make our best simulation games list, only time will tell if it can beat out classics like Euro Truck Simulator 2.  

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

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