Construction Simulator 2 – Console Edition
Construction Simulator 2 has some rough patches, but overall provides a fun and semi-realistic experience of one of the roughest and most grueling jobs out there. The game suffers from lulls in action, but when the action kicks in there is a lot to appreciate. A so-so affair throughout makes for a niche game for those looking for a casual experience.
Construction Simulator 2 gives a fascinating insight into building processes, and a deeper appreciation of specialist construction machinery.
The game was enjoyable when it worked. However, there are far too many times that it didn't work that marred my experience. Like many contractors I've dealt with in real life, the game left the job half-finished and with its paycheck anyway. Keep the barrels out and the safety lights on, because this one still needs some work.
So many possibilities exist to make this into an exciting and enjoyable game. Sadly, in its current form, it just isn't.
Despite the small target-audience and poor camera controls in docked mode, Construction Simulator 2 exceeded my expectations. The game offers high replay incentive, no performance issues, and a lot of depth, especially for the price. It is also a newbie-friendly game if you aren't too experienced in simulation titles. Even if construction isn't your forte, it's hard not to recommend picking this title up if you like the genre.
All-in-all, the game is one I would recommend to any simulation fan – though I would advise against a purchase if you’re usually not a fan of the genre – that being said, it is one of the more enjoyable titles available.
Construction Simulator 2 US – Console Edition is a content-rich one-man construction simulator. Touted as the mobile version of the original PC game but with more tasks and vehicles (as we await a true sequel), there is plenty to do and lots of items/machines to unlock through progression. If you enjoy relaxing with a game which doesn’t require you to think too hard, or a game which you can just go at your own pace and perform various tasks, then why not try out Construction Simulator 2? Graphically, the map is quite generic but it’s populated well with a decent amount of town buildings and various stores you can visit.
For now Construction Simulator 2 gives us the chance to drive, dig and build to our hearts content at a less than hectic pace.