You're a constructer and you’ve specialized in the "bringing up" of skyscrapers. Due to your specialization over the years you constantly get new orders for higher and higher skyscrapers in town. Within your responsibilities are the planning, the supply with construction materials and the worker management.
User reviews: Very Negative (242 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 9, 2010
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You're a constructer and you’ve specialized in the "bringing up" of skyscrapers. Due to your specialization over the years you constantly get new orders for higher and higher skyscrapers in town. Within your responsibilities are the planning, the supply with construction materials and the worker management.

In the beginning you are dealing with multi-storey town houses, but later on you find yourself in realizing magnificent buildings for the rich and famous. A level is considered to be solved, if, within the specified time, the received contracts and tasks have been fulfilled.

During the game the player receives more and more new tools, machines and experience points. On the hunt for the high score, the game can be played with friends too.

Key Features

  • Detailed scenery in 3D graphics
  • Detailed skyscraper models
  • Fully animated machinery
  • Planning, human resource and machinery management
  • Long lasting fun factor due to highscore function
  • Intuitive control via keyboard and mouse
  • Tutorial for beginners

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel or AMD up from 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce ® ATI Radeon ® up from 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I bought this game to play with my 6 year old son, who loves construction vehicles and skyscrapers, and it's easy enough for him to play on his own. What little gameplay exists is very simple and repetitive; there is no escalation of difficulty at all, and hardly any variety. You're pretty much just going to watch skyscraper after skyscraper being built. It seems like there's potential for a much better game based on what's here, but as it is this doesn't feel complete. Still my son did get a kick out of it, so maybe a recommendation if you have small kids who love construction vehicles, but otherwise this just isn't a very good game.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Here's my Experience

> Got In The Game
> Bought two properties
> Sold both of them
> Re-bought one of the properties (already 2 million $ down)
> Started Construction
> Bought an excavator and truck in Excellent condition
> Waited a minute
> Went and popped some Popcorn
> Two in-game months later the vehicles arrived in terrible condition
> Accidentally hired 50 workers
> Put 20 total workers inside the two vehicles
> Excavator dug a hole one meter in depth and broke down
> I don't know how to hire people who fix the vehicles
> Sold the excavator
> Seems the workers that were in the excavator were also sold
> I'm still paying the ten people who were sold their wages
> Press Escape
> Quit game

11/10 Would Uninstall Again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
im positive this is the worst thing ive ever spent money on. if i could choose 1 thing to get a refund on in my steam library its this. Shame on the devs for releasing this atrocity
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
What a horrible game. Spent ages just trying to get it to work... then once I finally got it working ends up being a crap waiting game. Im thank full that I got this on SALE. I can not even remotely recomend that ANYONE EVER buy this game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
this game is full of bugs!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Slightly less boring then staring at a wall.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Not sure this is even a game. This is like the developers had to finish it in the last minute or fail the course they were taking in terrible game design. Awful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Keeps crashing, DO NOT BUY
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This is the absolute worst game I've ever bought. As you can see on my record, it doesn't take very long to beat. And once you've beat it, there is nothing to do.

It is hardly worthy to be called a game, as it actually doesn't require you to take any decisions. There is no way to lose, or do bad in any situation.

This is a terrible game that you should not buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
The biggest steaming pile of crap ever

Not worth even a penny
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
never played because it always crashes to desktop after the dev logo
8/10 because i like my wallpaper
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146 of 155 people (94%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2013
"0.2/10" According to My Own Rating.
Fails to deliver what is promised in the game description. The only "feature" they promised and delivered was the intuitive control. The navigation is pretty much the default for 3d software.

Incomplete. Not a work in progress. Not an early access. It's simply a pre-alpha quality release being sold as a final product. Typos, bugs, endless crashes. Not Steam quality standard.

You can hire extra engineers, but can't get them to do anything. The development was aborted before that. You have a tooltip they call a tutorial on description. But it explains what they planned to develop, not what they actually did. You can sell your skyscraper. And sometimes you'll be able to buy it back for the original land value... and sell again for the skyscraper value... and repeat... If for some reason the game sells you two vehicles with the same name, your save file is wasted. the game will crash when you try to sell or move the vehicle or when the building process is over.

For ages 6 and below. Not challenging. One of the only simulator games where anyone that can read will probably get everything right since the first attempt. If you sell your buildings, you'll get rich. If you rent them out, you'll get rich. You can just set the price to maximum and ensure maximum profits. Nothing to calculate, no need for operations research. Any building will sell for maximum price within one year. And you can't build a new one faster than that anyway... no need to hurry then. If you set the rent out price to the maximum, you'll get the maximum sale value every 4 years. You'll start slower, but will build up steady income faster (exponential income growth). You can use your steady income to ensure you won't run out of money when investing more than you have.

As a matter of fact, your only job is to allocate workforce and machinery. Too bad that's about half a thousandth of the skyscraper building costs. In other words, you can fail pathetically and will still look successful.

For some reason, you can rent out your skyscraper as soon as it's about 20% done constructing (60% total building time). That means you only need money enough for 60% of the building process. From that point on, the rent will give you more than you can possibly spend on its construction.

No maps or modding. No scripting to fix their bugs. Simulators really need modding capabilities. Especially if the developers decide not to finish the game before (or after) selling.

Only worth buying if it has a 98% off discount. The only two challenges in the game are:
1 - Play for one hour without quitting out of boredom or having the game crash.
2 - Try to have fun playing this. Your role is irrelevant. There is no real challenge.
3 - Go bankrupt without intentionally cutting all your revenue streams.

TL;DR: the official game screenshots will bring you more challenge and fun than the actual game. They've worked harder on them than the development.
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91 of 101 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game is just terrible. I don't know what I expected, but it wouldn't even be a fun flash game. Basically skyscraper construction on rails. You control how much construction equipment you own and how many people you hire and not much else. And this determines only how quickly you finish building. And that's the whole game.
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67 of 74 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
What a total waste of money! I love building sims. I saw this in the store... checked out youtube - looked interesting so i bot it. Guess what - it wasn't the same game with the same name I looked at on Youtube. This is a one dimensional game where you select workers... wait wait... select workers... wait... wait... get the picture? Oh and I thought I would be able to choose different building types to build - dummy me. Two hours of playtime and uninstalled in boredom.
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76 of 90 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Beware of this title, for many, like myself, it will not run. The developer does not respond to your emails and steam refused to refund me - even though it has never worked for me.

Burn your money instead, its probably more fun!
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
I think I fell asleep a few times... A great DLC or mod for this game would be to allow you to jump out of the window of the top floor. Hey if clicking a few buttons and watching your screen as a building is built is your thing, you just found paradise.
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43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
Complete disappointment. Please watch gameplay videos of Skyscraper Simulator before any attempt to buy. There is very little interactive gameplay:

1. Start with a set amount of money.
2. Purchase an affordable piece of land.
3. Choose desired size/shape of building to be built.
4. Buy construction equipment
5. Tell “crew” to start building phase one.
6. Wait…
7. Tell “crew” to start building phase two.
8. Wait…
9. Tell “crew” to start building phase three.
10. Wait…
11. Sell construction equipment.
12. Decide between selling new building/property or renting it out.
13. Repeat.

*Since the developer, United Independent Entertainment GmbH, feels the continued need to keep making their horrible “simulator” games, I feel the need to start writing reviews about their games. My hope is to prevent people from wasting their money.
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
DON'T BUY IT! ITS A PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ GAME!

Seriously its not worth a penny.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
Exceedingly dull.

You twiddle a few sliders, buy some heavy machinery and slowly watch a very generic tower get built. Computer game equivalent of watching paint dry.
Avoid.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
This game is horrible and needs a lot of work to be even remotely fun to play. SimTower is more fun to play and it was released in 1994; 20 years ago. Don't waste your time or money on this "Simulator."
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