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Sponsored Game Review: Construction Crew

September 23, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Construction Crew is an Android game that aims to recreate the hustle and bustle of busy construction sites in major environments across the globe. Perhaps aimed at a younger audience, Construction Crew is a game that anyone can easily pick up and play, without difficult controls or anything like that getting in the way. It’s free to play and features a variety of different vehicles and tasks for budding site managers to fulfill as they pass through level-after-level. Take a look at the trailer below for more of a feel for the game, and read on to see what we thought of Construction Crew.

How it Works: You’ll first need to download Construction Crew from the Play Store, and then you’re ready to get going.

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There are three different environments that you’ll be able to unlock as you complete more levels, we’ll be starting with the City stuff.

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The controls are nice and laid out, with it being nice and simple for players of all ages to operate the different types of vehicles included in the game.

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For a lot of the levels, you’ll need to use more than one vehicle, but it’s pretty simple to change between them and all you need do is to swipe and then hit the play button the different vehicles.

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In later levels, you’ll need to use a lot of different vehicles, like this level where you need to cross a river.

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If you just want to have some fun and mess around with the vehicles, you can do that as well as there’s no time limit, so there’s no pressure!

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At the end of each level, a simple yet satisfying congratulations is passed on to players when they complete a level. It’s actually nice that there isn’t a star-rating here and will appeal more to a younger audience as there’s no pressure here.

Opinion: Construction Crew is clearly a little more simplified than other games, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. The physics are still realistic here and it’s a great way to introduce a younger audience to the world of construction, without it being too serious or anything like that. The art style is nice and colorful, while also being engaging for players and the control system is really easy to use as well. I would like to have heard more than one engine sound on the different vehicles, but other than that, there’s nothing to complain about when it comes to presentation.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Construction Crew ran fine on my devices and it’s a smooth gameplay experience.
  • Features (4/5) – A solid game for those of all ages, Construction Crew offers all of the things we associate with a building site, and lets people play around with those ideas. It’s easy to play and pretty gratifying, too.
  • Theme (4/5) – I would have liked for their to be more than one engine sound, but other than that the game looks good, it’s colorful and engaging with some genuine physics to boot.
  • Overall (4/5) – For those looking to experiment with a building site without having to learn tricky controls or learn a more serious game, Construction Crew is certainly something worth looking at.

Pros

  • Works well on both smartphones and tablets, with sharp graphics on both.
  • Physics feel realistic and what you’d expect from a Forklift Truck and so on, all without being overly realistic.
  • A nice way to introduce kids to the world of construction and what it takes to get cargo from A to B.
  • Doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is a nice touch compared to other similar titles.

Cons

  • Engine sound seems the same for every different vehicle.
  • Might be too simple for some users expecting more of a simulator.

Conclusion: Construction Crew is a game that should appeal to a lot of casual gamers as well as a younger audience, and while it is fairly simple and procedural, it’s definitely a fun game. It’s full of different vehicles and you have to use each one in conjunction to complete your missions. It’s well presented and it doesn’t ask too much from its players. A great way to introduce younger players to the world of construction, as well as allowing casual gamers to experiment, Construction Crew is definitely worth taking a look at.

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