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Now you can own and operate your own auto repair service with PlayWay’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 gives you the behind the scenes view of the daily dealings at local garages and dealership repair shops.
Release Date: Jan 24, 2014
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4x4 AddOn for Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 now available!

April 28th, 2014

The Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 4X4 Expansion Pack provides 20 new F2P work orders for various repairs of 4X4 off road vehicles and is available at no cost to owners of the baseline Steam-enabled release.

The primary 4X4 car is a separate body frame with rigid, live front and rear axles. It presents unique new maintenance challenges far different from those in the base version of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Once installed, new parts appear in the garage shop including front and rear axles, drive shafts, special off-road shock absorbers and a rear muffler. The new vehicle is also available in endless mode.

Add On is available in English, German, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish. Other languages will follow soon.

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4x4 Add-On Update

March 12th, 2014

New screenshots from upcoming 4x4 AddOn are added to the gallery. Expect new car and new repair orders soon.

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4x4 AddOn coming in April 2014 for free!


4x4 AddOn is almost complete. AddOn features:

  • Brand new 4x4 car with new set of parts.
  • 20 new repair orders to complete

About the Game

Now you can own and operate your own auto repair service with PlayWay’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2014.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 gives you the behind the scenes view of the daily dealings at local garages and dealership repair shops.

  • Interact with car owners seeking repairs
  • Order parts and materials necessary to maintain inventory including used car parts to help keep consumer costs low.
  • Purchase repair manuals to enable you to work better, faster and earn more income!
  • Work on eight different car models including Town Cars, Compacts, Sedans, SUVs, Family Cars, SUVs VANs, and Limousines
  • Gain experience with over 120 different repairs including brakes, transmission fixes, body shop work, steering and alignment adjustments, chip tuning, diagnostic analysis, test drive pad, OBD scanning, oil changes, fix broken parts and engage in dozens of other tasks.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a must have for auto mechanics and fans of the world’s most popular autos!

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 4X4 Expansion Pack : provides 20 new F2P work orders for various repairs of 4X4 off road vehicles and is available at no cost to owners of the baseline Steam-enabled release.
The primary 4X4 car is a separate body frame with rigid, live front and rear axles. It presents unique new maintenance challenges far different from those in the base version of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Once installed, new parts appear in the garage shop including front and rear axles, drive shafts, special off-road shock absorbers and a rear muffler. The new vehicle is also available in endless mode.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800GT or better w /512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatble
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForceGTX 650 Ti or better w/ 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatble

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 9800M GTS / Radeon HD 6770M
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 3.0GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 650M
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
897 of 1,030 people (87%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
Several notable annoyances, but this is an enjoyable "lite" simulator of working on cars!

I say lite because it is not a true simulation by any means. It's a moderate approximation of working on modern day cars, but plays more like a puzzle game. That said, what it does offer is quite enjoyable if you like cars or just problem-solving in general. You're given a car and a description of the problem, sometimes specific and sometimes vague, and it's up to you to figure it out.

Often this will involve poking around with a magnifying glass to see if something is glowing red, other times it will mean taking a test drive and seeing what rattles. Come back, take it apart, buy a part online or repair it, replace the part, there you go. Sometimes it'll be as straightforward as changing the oil or brake pads, other times it'll involve tearing down a significant portion of the drivetrain to get to a hard-to-reach part. It's not too complex either, with just the right amount of detail to be believable, but not *every* nut, bolt, and wire from a real car is accounted for. I find it very satisfying to be presented with a car that doesn't work for who knows what reason, poke around and inspect all sorts of parts, go shopping for new ones online, install them, find you need more parts, finish it off and finally take it for that successful test drive around the track. It also looks and sounds fantastic while you're doing it, which is not a requirement in this genre but it's a nice plus if you have the hardware.

My biggest issues: sometimes it's far too vague and makes a lot of assumptions about what you know. If you don't have a basic knowledge of car parts and their locations, too bad, you're going to be stumbling around a lot since it doesn't tell you where most things are or how many of them to look for. It's also not initially very clear *how* exactly to get to the parts you need to repair, even if you can see them, which is made worse by the camera being finicky. Also, some jobs are insanely picky, like one where you have to replace an ignition wire with a new one: the game gives you the option to replace the wire with used ones, but nope, it has to be new (or over some ambiguous percentage of quality) even though it doesn't tell you this. It is also incredibly easy to screw yourself out of money, since there is a way to upgrade your abilities in the game. If you spend too much on these upgrades before finishing a job, you may not have the cash needed to buy the parts to finish it, leaving you stuck.

I'd still recommend it for sim enthusiasts and the car-curious though, as the price seems *just fair enough* for the amount of enjoyment I've gotten out of it! However, it's lacking in some areas as far as accessibility, clarity, and variety in things to do. It's not as in-depth as some previous games like Gearhead Garage, but it's not nearly as simple as some of the flash games I've played either.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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518 of 687 people (75%) found this review helpful
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5.8 hrs on record
Video First Look Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYnJF_35Yx4

I'm going to say that I recommend this but I think it's worth pointing out some things first, as it's definitely not for everyone but I think there are some people that will like it so I'll explain why.

Basically the aim of the game is to order in parts from the computer, then go and find where those parts are on the car and to take them off and replace them, then run some checks. There isn't that much more to it.

The major part of this game that is worth pointing out is that apart from the very first level, you're left completely on your own. If you don't know where something is or how it works you may find yourself stuck. I spent a great deal of time trying to find where the fuel filter was despite me knowing where one belongs on my own car in real life. However because of this fact, I do feel that makes the simulation part of this game rather accurate. I am not a mechanic and obviously I don't know how to work on a car all that much, and you do kind of feel that way when you play this game. Is that really a sign of a good simulator game though? Should the simulation of menial tasks in a video game make the game almost as boring as real life? I think the prospect of at least tinkering and having a go in the comfort of your house without getting dirty is what may warm some people towards this game. Perhaps namely, the teenage car enthusiast / wannabe mechanic market.

This game is different to the usual game with "simulator" thrown at the end of the name though, although maybe that could be due to the fact for the most part, games that have simulator in the title generally set the bar quite low other than a few of the major players in the simulator genre. I do feel like this one actually gave it a go. It feels like there has been some thought put into it, it doesn't feel half-arsed as you may initially think. When you compare it to other simulator games, it does actually have a lot of things to do, and the way the gameplay works it means you won't ever run out of things to do if you were to find yourself continuing to enjoy playing the game. It's not linear or working to a dreadful storyline, it's just completely honest. Here is a car, here is a list of jobs, go buy the bits, go change them. Admittedly though this will probably get monotonous rather quickly.

As for the feel of the game, the graphics are actually rather pleasant. Nothing was too garish and nothing of low quality popped out at me, it all felt quite warm and had a nice charm to it. The cars are kind of all the same. They are all generally front wheel drive European style cars. However they do look rather nice, and clearly take inspiration from real life cars but with a few twists and tweaked badges to perhaps avoid any legal issues. The driving aspect is pretty dreadful, the handling is terrible and it's definitely more of a very small almost mini-game function of the game rather than a key element.

I think it's reserved to perhaps car enthusiasts who want to try a car game that's different to the norm, but I wouldn't expect a huge amount of game time. Maybe in the future this game will see a modding community as seems to be the case with a lot of car games. I think this game would appeal most to the typical teenage car enthusiast, but not much more.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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149 of 186 people (80%) found this review helpful
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12 reviews
17.6 hrs on record
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a game where you play the role of a mechanic with your
very own workshop/garage.

There are two modes available, Career Mode and Endless Mode, though Endless Mode isn't
available until after completing the main Career Mode.

In Career Mode you'll be given an invoice, one invoice at one time,
(There are a total of 75 in the game)
and this invoice will usually detail the job that needs done to a vehicle in question.
For example someone might want their brakes changed out.

As you play the invoices because increasingly more difficult, albeit with a little play
in them.. meaning you might be given a fairly difficult job in one invoice, then the next
one could be just changing some brakes again.

The jobs you can be give can range from changing brakes, as mentioned above,
or changing oil, air, and fuel filters, to changing the entire transmission/gearbox/clutch.

You can also test-drive vehicles, take them on a track where their braking and suspension
is tested, as well as tuning them to increase their performance.
Though I quickly tired of test-driving vehicles, since I could never see the issues that
were described in their invoices.
For example the invoice stated rattling coming from the front of the car when driving,
but I couldn't hear anything.
Or the invoice stated that steering was loose, but it was kinda hard to tell
since the steering mechanics of the game aren't the greatest.

Personally I don't have much experience with car mechanics in general..
I worked on semi-trucks for a short during in my teens, but never really learned much hehe.
However regardless of the complex nature of mechanics this game was surprisingly easy
to get into, and I found myself learning a lot.

From the way you get around in game, to how you inspect parts, both with in-game
visuals such as worn out parts being dirty, to the color-coded Inspect Mode;
the game was quite easy to learn and get into.

A lot of things are simplified and made easier than in real life..
you don't have to go scrounging around for the right sized wrench..
your jack automatically is placed under the vehicle when removing a wheel, etc.

However there's the other side of the same coin; about halfway through the game I began
to realize the game was becoming too easy.

Money was piling up and in jobs where you're supposed to be stingy and only replace a
few of the broken parts I was like 'what the hell' and replaced all the broken parts just
for the heck of it, because I wasn't concerned about profit.
Which is quite contrary to in real life.

Another thing became quite prevalent as I was breezing through the missions.
I started wishing there was more.. more everything.

By the time I completed the game I knew every part modelled in-game inside and out
and have replaced every part many times, sometimes even replacing every part in one job.
I was starting to wish I could do more complex things, and more mechanical things
in general.

This is both the games blessing and it's curse.. that you'll love the game for it's ease
of learning and it's fun factor, but then once you become a pro there's just not enough
meat on the bone.

Luckily it seems over the course of the next year or so (possibly longer I'm not completely sure) the developers are planning DLC and patches, some of the DLC I believe is free as well.
Personally, being the impatient person I am, it couldn't come soon enough, I can't wait
to see what depth will be added to the game, as it can only improve upon it.

Overall this game was a great experience, taking me 16 hours to complete the main
campaign, and though there's still Endless, I have a general feeling of
'been there done that' when it comes to replacing any parts in the car at this point.
Though at the same time if there was more meat to the game I'd be gulping it down
like my pet cat gulps down chicken. ;)

Sound 7.5 (Overall good sound quality, but occasional hitches/pops in the sound)
Gameplay 8.5 (Easy to learn and get into, but by the end of the game it's too easy)
Graphics 9 (In some places slightly muddy textures, but for a simulator it looks darn good)

Overall 8.5
Great experience with it's only real downside being it leaves you wanting for more.
Posted: January 26th, 2014
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1,194 of 1,836 people (65%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
I expected something in the vicinity of gearhead garage but it truly wasnt. I had been looking forward to this game and perhaps therefore my expectations were a tad too high. This game seems hastily thrown together, all the cars look like ssangyongs or toyotas, they all seem to be mostly front wheel drive, front engined, there are no v8s, there seems to be no variation what so ever except a few exterior details.

Yes the fact that you could drive the cars to diagnose them would have been a nice touch if it didnt feel like I was driving a maxed out clown car propelled by rubber bands with suspension made out of matches.

The worst part is that I dont seem to get to buy my own car, fixing it up and trying to turn a profit but rather grind my way through repetetive tasks with a bunch of whiny women who are not able to change their oil or even their own air filter.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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354 of 593 people (60%) found this review helpful
693 products in account
28 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
It seems this software is decent at what it does, namely beign a car mechanic simulator. But if you're looking for a game, take caution - you might get disappointed. There are few minor problems here and there, but the major one for me is that the Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 seems to expect you beign an experienced car mechanic in the first place, knowing where all the parts are and what they are, and more strangely, what are the rules of playing this game.
After something like 2 hours of playing I have messed up a job by spending the money on the wrong things and it seems all I can do is to restart my career. Cancelling a job isn't an option. Oh well.
But if you are the kind of person that likes high learning curves and, most of all, fixing cars, you might just enjoy it. Perhaps even a lot?

Also, this is "few hours after the release review", changes and patches might occur.
EDIT: The "restart order" button has been added.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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