There are simulators for everything from trains and planes, to cranes and more. Now you can experience the unique delights of RECYCLE: Garbage Truck Simulator, building your own garbage empire and cleaning up the city.
Getting started in your garbage career
RECYCLE is not a game, it is a simulator. It's important to bear this in mind, as it makes no attempt to make Garbage collection fun! However, there are some ways in which RECYCLE could have been more accessible. There is no tutorial, meaning you will learn the ropes by responding to error messages, like 'you cannot begin this mission without a garbage truck'. But you can't buy a truck as you have no money, so you have to get a loan from the bank. This could have been a process RECYCLE took players through with instructions.
Similarly, RECYCLE has no in game control instructions, meaning you have to memorize them before you begin your first mission. Once you are in, you control your three garbage collectors. One drives, and two look after collection. The Enter key rotates between them, while Space is a contextual action button. You can start or stop your truck with Space, as well as pick up trash and get on the truck.
Less fun than real garbage collection
RECYCLE's graphics are reasonable, and the truck moves quite realistically. Moving on foot is pretty bad, and the camera angles are poor. The action mixes management of resources with garbage collection performance, but it's so slow you would have to be a real fan of the business to enjoy it! RECYCLE does what it says on the tin, but it could have been so much more intuitive if it featured tutorials and some character.
As it stands, RECYCLE: Garbage Truck Simulator is a very average simulator, that's probably much less fun than the real thing.