7th Day of Construction Gifts: ‘Construction Simulator’ video game for PC and tablets

Updated Dec 16, 2015
A screen grab from ‘Construction Simulator 2015’ for PC/Mac.A screen grab from ‘Construction Simulator 2015’ for PC/Mac. A still from Comstruction Simulator 2014 for the iPad and Android tablets.A still from Comstruction Simulator 2014 for the iPad and Android tablets.

For the heavy equipment junkie on your list this year, there are few better presents than ‘Construction Simulator’. This extremely detailed game puts you behind the controls of real machines from manufacturers like Liebherr and MAN and asks you to complete a wide array of challenging projects.

The 2015 Gold Edition of the game is available on both Mac and PC through the Steam game download service for only $24.99. That version of the game features some impressive graphics and more than 200 project missions including bridge building and high-rise construction. The game even lets you create your own machines and projects with a tool called Construction Kit.

But the 2014 version of the game is also available on both Android tablets and the iPad. Though this version is understandably a bit more stripped down than its PC counterpart, it still features a ton of machines to operate and more than 20 hours of projects. And you can’t beat the price: $1.29 on the Google Play Store and only 99 cents on the iOS App Store.

Don’t forget! As part of the 12 Days of Construction Gifts, we’re giving away a Cat S40 Android smartphone to one lucky winner. Enter to win using the form below.