5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Smashing heavy duty fun,
This review is from: Demolition Company Gold Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
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My initial thoughts on this game were, how a building demolition simulation could be entertaining and enjoyable?
When I first started it up after installation it was a little slow yes, but I thought I will persevere as I knew things should get more interesting as much bigger demolition vehicles start to become available later. You start the game in career mode at lowly novice level without much equipment or skill to do anything but basic jobs. As your money and skill start to increase by progressing through the game you start to unlock missions and vehicles not previously available.
Playing over a long weekend I couldn't wait to get back and play a new session each time. You start with the absolute basic tools and no money. Your first port of call is the training yard (which you can go to train yourself up every time you buy a new and more sophisticated bit of machinery. There loads of different and varied equipment available to try, certain machines only becoming available once you have enough money, and also have amassed sufficient skill level. There's even a couple of tools thrown in which are pure science fiction for later thrills and spills but I wont spoil your fun if you haven't already seen them. Alas although there a number of missions to complete, there are perhaps too few to aid longevity of the game.
Overall the game has plenty of varied and jobs to attempt in a number of different locations and scenarios. these steadily become available to you after your skill steadily builds up after completing the available jobs. Jobs often require skilful play so as to avoid causing too much unnecessary damage (for which there is a penalty).
The game is played fairly openly in that you go into the office choose from whatever contracts are available and the go off and do them using the equipment specified beforehand (later in the game (after getting to a certain level of skill) you can actually specify which type of equipment you what to use). Once you have finished the job in a satisfactory manner (ie you haven't caused more unnecessary damage than you are allowed) and have fulfilled the objectives of the brief, then the job is deemed complete. You can choose to end the mission there or choose to explore the site and find bonus items like scrap metal for extra cash.
So what are you waiting for? Hard hats on and wrecking ball at the ready for some heavy duty fun as you vent your frustration on a load of bricks!
Pros: varied jobs, plenty of equipment choice, realistic, graphics, sound
Cons: Longevity (game finishes too quickly)