Yeah, we know – the whole ‘Simulator‘ thing is getting out of hand. A genre which has already run the fine line between real-world jobbing and utter madness, we thought the gaming take on weirdness had already reached saturation point. We never gambled on there being room for Road Maintenance Simulator.
Available today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S (and this is a Smart Delivery and Optimised for next-gen title, so you’re sure to get the finest version for your console), Road Maintenance Simulator is the latest to fill out the simulator genre, tasking players with getting on with real-life work in the virtual lands.
It’s a game that we’re not sure is needed, but now it is here, it’s one we cannot forget about. Coming from the Aerosoft team (prolific in the sim scene), you’ll be given the opportunity to fly away to the finest German lands, working for a street maintenance service as you land. From there, getting to grips with no less than thirty vehicles will see you completing multiple tasks and objectives, all based around that of road construction and maintenance. How exciting.
A full road network is in place for you to navigate along, with bulldozers, road-marking trucks, dumpers and more all helping you traverse the world. It’s with these in which you’ll be tasked with repairing the roads, placing traffic signs and markings, dropping in safety barriers and the like, all in hope that you can steer the unsuspecting German public down the safest of routes.
Created in Unreal Engine, the development team behind this are selling Road Maintenance Simulator on the back of some seriously realistic graphics. We’re not too sure that’s coming across in the screenshots we’re seeing on the Xbox Store (grab your download of Road Maintenance Simulator on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from there for £24.99), but will be sure to detail what is required in an upcoming review.
The key game features sit as…
- 30 extensive missions on the highway and main roads
- Freely drivable road network with freeway, main and country roads
- Walkable depot with fleet of vehicles and material warehouse
- More than 8 different road maintenance vehicles, such as bulldozer, all-purpose vehicle, road marking vehicle and dump truck
- Realistic tasks such as securing the work area, removing safety barriers, placing road markings, trimming trees, cleaning guard rails, cleaning roadsides, repairing roads, placing traffic signs, placing guard rails, placing delineators and much more
- Several objects for securing and completing the missions (from barks to guardrail to vibration dampers) Openworld map with interconnected road network
- Realistic graphics (Unreal Engine)
Let us know if this is one you’ll be checking out. And if not, what else would you like to see help expand the simulator scene some more. Comment below.
Experience the everyday life in a German street maintenance service and complete a variety of realistic tasks in the area of road construction and maintenance! For your work you will have unique vehicles and various usable tools at your disposal. Numerous tasks await you! In Street maintenance service, 30 extensive missions await you in a freely navigable road network. Complete a variety of exciting tasks in your daily work, including placing road markings, removing safety barriers, trimming trees, cleaning roadsides, installing traffic signs, crash barriers and delineators, and, of course, repairing roads. Choose from a variety of vehicles! Drive in unique vehicles such as platform trucks and all-purpose vehicles in a freely drivable road network with highway, main and country road from your work yard to the site and complete your missions with combination roller and tar machine or even on foot! For your work you have various usable tools and objects at your disposal. Among them are motor vibrators, garbage gripper, cordless screwdrivers, signs, delineators and crash barriers.