Euro Truck Simulator 2: Iberia is the 7th expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2 (after Going East!, Scandinavia, Vive la France!, Italia, Beyond the Baltics Sea, and Road to the Black Sea) and from what I can tell it is not going to be the last. Scheduled for release in 2020, the expansion has finally made its way to Steam. It should probably go without saying, but if you are already invested in this game, Iberia is going to be another solid expansion for you.
How to Download Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Iberia
You can download this DLC from Steam. To do so – click on the Download button under this review.
The Game Review
Where the heck is Iberia? This is a question I am sure a few folks may be asking themselves, but what you need to know is that this expansion is themed around Spain and Portugal. It has a more Mediterranean feel to it and features cities such as Barcelona and Lisbon to name just a couple. Driving into Coastal cities is something that is actually quite spectacular.
If you are reading this then I would assume that you already are familiar with Euro Truck Simulator 2. So, you know exactly what to expect from Euro Truck Simulator 2: Iberia. It gives you more cities to deliver to, more cargo to haul, and so on. If you have played any of the other expansions, you know what you are in store for here.
That is both a plus and a negative as to be honest, not much has changed here at all. Small things like, no longer having to stop at all the toll booths are a welcome quality of life improvement. However, for the most part, apart from the setting of the game, this is the same thing you have played and probably enjoyed before.
One thing that I found strangely interesting was delivering cars. Taking cars and car-related items to factories and depots was strangely very cool and appealing to me. I think the biggest, I do not want to say issue, but let’s just say criticism, I have with this expansion is the motorways.
Yes, you do get to drive into parts of the big cities like Barcelona and Madrid and they look fantastic. Yes, seeing the sea and these picturesque Mediterranean-style places is cool. However, it feels like most of what you are driving on in this game is motorways and this can lose its appeal quite fast. The last expansion, Road To The Black Sea, had the opposite problem where it was mainly twisty country-style roads.
I would say that visually, Euro Truck Simulator 2: Iberia is the best expansion to date. I think a huge reason for that is the locations you are driving in. Yet, there is just a slight bit more polish here (even if all the roads do look the same) and I never noticed any issues with pop-in, frame rate, or anything like that.
I do not think that this expansion would make anyone rush out and buy the full game just so they could play this. However, for fans of the game, this is offering you a ton of new places to drive and deliver hauls to. It will keep you busy until the next one is released that is for sure.
- The game looks great
- Some of the scenery is quite spectacular
- I liked delivering cars and car parts
- It tries to be as realistic as possible with some of the landmarks and so on
- It is once again, more of the same
- It felt like I was driving on a motorway for 90 percent of my time