FIA European Truck Racing Championship
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It takes a while for the ETRC’s five tons of thunder to get rolling
I love that FIA European Truck Racing Championship exists and really I hope such a niche audience titles finds the right audience. Developer N-RACING has been faithful to the essence of truck racing, but it hasn't been able to create the structure, close fighting, nor personality the series has to offer. Variety is good, and I really hope they can work on an improved sequel. For now, once the novelty has worn off, you are left with a pretty lifeless game.
Despite some aggressive AI and an unforgiving penalty system, FIA European Truck Racing Championship is a solid and highly enjoyable racing sim
The only official simulation that features all the unique characteristics of the ETRC and offers all racing fans a completely new driving experience: race a giant 5-tonne, 1,000-horsepower truck against 12 competitors while respecting the race rules to avoid penalties.
An admirably niche racing game which gets the look and feel of truck racing just right, but manages to get the single player career experience all wrong.
It's not without positives, but there are far better options for race fans on Switch right now, and far better examples of multiplatform optimisation.
FIA European Truck Racing Championship is between arcade and simulation, and this is synthesize the pro and cons of the game. Physics and IA aren't good, but the driving feeling is correct.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Good to see racing with trucks. However there is nothing special, career is boring and multiplayer is dead.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
All in all, FIA European Truck Racing Championship is a surprisingly good racer, though it’s not going to appeal to all due to the fact that it’s about racing big heavy trucks rather than the latest sports cars.
If you enjoy long track races, and want a new challenge, ETRC is almost certainly that. However, if that's not your thing, there is nothing this game does that will lure you over.