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PC Game Review

Digger Simulator


Format: PC
Excalibur Publishing
RRP: £24.99
5 060020 473760
Age Restrictions: 3+
Available 18 September 2009

Operate everything from the small diggers to mammoth earth movers. Get to know what it feels like behind the controls of the largest 240 metre long bucket wheel excavators through a highly detailed control panel. In addition to this there are bulldozers, track-type loaders, dumpers, and excavators all available to help you to perform the variety of tasks included. Tasks take place in an open-pit mine and a gravel pit where you will need to make full use of the equipment available to you to complete the job successfully...

There are three main modes in Digger Simulator: Open Pit Mining, Gravel Pit and Missions.

The Open Pit Mining mode allows you to control the large bucket-wheel excavator. There are five main elements of the excavator that can be controlled. In Gravel Pit mode you are in charge of storage and logistics in the Gravel Pit - you have a choice of four construction vehicles available for transporting sand. In Missions mode you have the ability to engage in five training missions.

While Digger Simulator has potential, I couldn't help feeling that there could have been more to the gameplay. Unlike some of Excalibur Publishing's recent simulator releases, I couldn't help but feel that this has a very limited appeal, and simply driving a digger around wasn't quite as challenging, or as much fun, as I was hoping it would be.

Still, if you're a simulator fanatic then you'll enjoy the chance to drive these machines.


Pete Boomer

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