A nice little challenge,
This review is from: Construction Simulator (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
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This was my first attempt at one of these games in the 'Simulator' series. It loaded easily and was simple to navigate for a computer numpty like myself.
The principle of the game is exactly what you would expect; you build things! And those things get bigger and bigger. It is pleasant to look at without being state of the art. The fun and skill comes in mastering the cranes, lorries, cement mixers, diggers and fork-lifts.
I had a couple of reservations which held back my star rating. Firstly, the game mixes quite precise controls with some free-for-all scenes. Using the cranes is a skill but the lorries can be crashed into every object with impunity. Secondly, the game saves after a completed 'section'. It took me two hours to dig out the swimming pool after three near-misses.
It is oddly addictive but in bite-size chunks rather than becoming an overwhelming obsession. If you are thinking of buying one of the 'Simulators' it is better suited to smaller kids or 'big kids' who are not games fanatics.