So I found myself writing this to an old high school friend of mine recently:
There was a driving simulator I adored that I’d love to see replicated. There were roads, and other traffic. No racing, you just drove a sedan around, and you could see other cars in your mirrors. If you went over the speed limit you’d get pulled over if you passed a cop and ‘lose.’ Cross into traffic, you’d usually hit another car and ‘lose.’ Drive off the edge of the road and ‘lose.’
I’d wander all over in it.
Now I use Grand Theft Auto the same way. Sometimes I rarely play missions, I just drive around the open world and look at stuff for a while and then go to bed.
At first I was like, ‘Damn, I’m getting old,’ and then I realized ‘no, I used to love doing this even back in the day.’
Half the time I play Forza I’m just looking at the mountains.
Anyone know of any mundane open world driving simulators like this?
update: Wow, some help from people and some poking around on the internet, and I found that a) I slightly misremember how ‘open’ the world of this game was and b) I found the game!
Wow, blast from the past.
further addendum: A number of people suggest Euro Trucker for an open ended driving simulator…