Street Cleaning Simulator 2011 Review
Ever wanted to drive a street cleaning vehicle? Of course you have. We all have.
Well now you can, well, you can simulate it anyway. Not only that, you can own your very own street cleaning company and become incredibly successful and wealthy. Yeah!
As you become increasingly powerful within the realm of industrial street cleaning, you can upgrade your fleet and purchase even more magnificent street cleaning vehicles to make your enemies urinate with fear and envy (which you can then clean up). Develop a very special relationship with the local authority, secure all the contracts and blow the competition out of the hot, soapy water.
Bathe in your own mind blowing glory as you cruise the highways in your sanitation dream machines, literally washing the scum from the streets. Street Cleaning Simulator is an epic tale one man’s determination to overcome his humble beginnings and make a success of his life.
The resourceful protagonist, a man living in the persistently grimy German town of Sauberhausen, has saved his pennies, bought a street cleaning vehicle and created a sexy sanitation business to exploit the aforementioned griminess and become a magnificent dictator in the process. Yeah!
Surprisingly, I’ve never attempted to drive a real life street cleaning vehicle, but I imagine it’s a lot like this simulation. There are lots of brushes, water jets, flashing lights and whatnot to control, plus the streets can present their own hazards in the form of reckless pedestrians and oncoming traffic.
I found playing SCS 2011 refreshingly relaxing and almost meditative, a bit like a massage, one using spinning brushes and steam jets.
What is impressive about Street Cleaning Simulator is the extremely high level of detail that’s been put into it. The graphics are beautifully rendered, sound design is perfect and this title is top quality, highly polished work. The controls are intuitive and taking charge of the vehicle is satisfying without being mind-blowingly difficult (I’m looking at you DCS Warthog). An unexpected joy are the sections of the simulation spent outside of the vehicles, controlling the human driver – this can be played with third or first person view, and there is even a sprint key! It’s easy to underestimate how much fun re-filling your water and fuel tanks can be.
Stop dreaming of the street cleaning lifestyle and live it now.
Street Cleaning Simulator 2011 is developed by Astragon/TML Studios and published by Excalibur
AMD 4200+ X2 2233 MHz CPU
ATI HD4670 512mb GPU
Windows XP SP3