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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,340 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 24, 2014

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July 16

1/4 Mile Add-On coming in October for free!

New 1/4 Mile Add-On entered beta stage and will be released to public in October. DLC will feature new tuning missions and a 1/4 mile racetrack, that will let you check the performance of the car you were working on. DLC will be free for all owners of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014.

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 Complete Edition now available!


Complete Edition with 2 free expansion packs is now available.
1/4 Mile DLC features new tuning missions and a 1/4 mile racetrack, that will let you check the performance of the car you were working on.
4X4 Expansion Pack provides 20 new work orders for various repairs of 4X4 off road vehicles.

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About This 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!

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

1/4 Mile Expansion Pack comes with new test track, where you can check the performance of tuned cars.
Enter the world of car tuners and equip cars with sport parts to increase their performance and meet your customers demands.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
259 of 271 people (96%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Before you ask, no, you won't learn how to replace your busted clutch or how to find that squeaky sound underneath your car- it's not that type of game. What you will find, however, is a great puzzle game that is a breath of fresh air compared to the thousands of other puzzle games out there.

The premise is simple: you own a mechanic shop, and people bring you cars (problems) to fix. You get a short blurb to tell you a bit of information, but the amount of information that you get can vary- going from "Hey, my battery is dead, can you fix it?" to "Something squeaks under the car. Fix it." Your goal is to find and fix the problem while trying not to run out of cash- you get an extra amount of cash for each order, and if that runs out, you can ask the bank for a loan that you have to pay back. To be honest, though, if you're careful about what you buy and aren't replacing stuff willy-nilly, you ought to be fine. Just remember- fix it if you can, or replace it outright if you need to.

And don't worry about losing parts- the game will not only make you remove items in order off the car, but it will also force you to put them back in order, as well- there's no need to worry about missing any parts- unless it's something like a starter or a plastic engine cover, but even then it won't let you mark it as done until the car is completely put back together.

Once each objective is met, you'll be able to mark the car as "fixed" and send it on its way.

There are over seventy problems in the base game alone- plus another twenty in the DLC pack that comes free with the game. There's another free DLC pack launching later this month with another pack of problems, and that will add even more value to it.

The problems I have with this game are actually somewhat slight- for one, some of the detection on th orders can be really, REALLY picky. If it tells you to replace the right front tire, then your new wheel must go on the right front- you can't just move a used wheel from the other side of the car onto there, because it's not explicitly a new wheel. It's smart to take big orders a step at a time for this reason- work on one region of the car at a time, and replace everything needed- or make notes as to what the busted parts were. There is nothing more swear-worthy in this game than completing a huge order, but being unable to continue because you didn't put some tiny part back in its right space- and then you have to pull the whole blasted thing apart to hunt for it.

The only other complaint I have is that you will want to hit the radio with a wrench and kill it dead after a half-hour of its awful music. If you need music, bust out an iPod or turn on an actual radio, because this one will make you want to take it out to the test track and drive over it a few dozen times. Would it have been too much to ask to get a simple MP3 player in there or something?

All in all, though, if you're looking for a puzzle game that isn't something about jewels, you'll enjoy this- especially if you have an interest in cars.
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413 of 513 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This game inspired me to repair my car. After a day of hard works, I realized that, unlike the game, 1. no one will pay me to repair my own car. 2. My car wasn't even broken in the first place.
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111 of 124 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
It's not a tremendously accurate simulation by any means, but it's great fun nonetheless, and it might even teach you some of the basics about how cars are put together. The repairs themselves usually follow a standard plot: run diagnostics (test drive, OBD checker, etc) or examine the parts yourself until you find the one or two parts that are bad, remove as many parts as are necessary to remove the bad parts, buy replacements for the bad parts from your garage computer (or repair them if possible), then install the new parts and replace everything else.

At least, that's how it's *supposed* to go. If you want to go a different (*cough* chop shop *cough*) route, you can make use of the otherwise mostly useless used parts store also on your garage's computer.

Say your job is to replace some bad brake pads. To get to those pads, you'll also have to remove the tire and the brake caliper. The parts that you don't need to replace for a job are usually in pristine condition, meaning that if you sell them, you'll get a much higher price for them. All you have to do is go to the used parts store and see if they have a working caliper and tire for that car that's in okay condition (as long as it's better than red condition, it should work). Of course, they might not have a barely working caliper or tire for that car, but they might have an exhaust manifold that will be just perfect. So, remove the original exhaust manifold too. As long as it's in better condition than what the used parts store is selling, you'll profit. Sell off the originals, buy/install the used parts, and pocket the difference. Your clueless customers will drive off happy, and you will have sold off perfectly good parts of their car for a tidy profit.
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54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
After reading several reviews and noticing it was on sale, I decided to give this game a try. I have a Quad Core 3.8ghz AMD, GeForce 730 2gb Graphics Card, and 8gb DDR3 RAM. As soon as I loaded up the first vehicle in the game, I experienced low framerates. I exited and changed the video settings to Quality High, Resolution 1280x720, VSync OFF, Antialiasing DISABLED (These are the same settings I use for DayZ, which gives me 40+FPS). I now have 0 drop in framerate, and the game still looks beautiful. I've been an experienced mechanic for over 10 years. I am a certified CNC Machinist, as well as a certified Mercedes-Benz Technician. I've been a gamer since the NES days. The graphics are really good, and I haven't experienced any noticeable bugs, glitches, or clipping issues. The sound is ok, but nothing to brag about. I did listen to the radio, but had turned it down 50% before I even started. I never found it to be annoying. Movement around the shop environment is pretty smooth. No issues there. The game starts every level with a worksheet that explains what the customer wants you to check for or replace. Great thing is, you can refer back to this worksheet at anytime. Most of the parts can be visually inspected without removing them, but a lot of parts can only be inspected upon removing something in front of it (i.e. a timing belt before inspecting the water pump). The electrical components must be checked using the OBD Scan Tool. You are also able to test drive vehicles in order to diagnose bad parts, and the physics are good. Right clicking the mouse opens a menu allowing you to install parts, remove parts, turn the chassis transparency off/on, and turn the parts color, such as red, yellow, and green corresponding to the condition, off/on. Some of the parts can simply be removed, others must be unbolted and bolted back on. Everything must be installed in the reverse order of removal. Yes, you can forget to install parts, but you cannot give the car back to the customer until you fix your mistakes. The game automatically checks tasks off your worksheet as you complete them. After a little over an hour of playing, I found this game to be very fun. I'm impressed that any developer would tackle a game like this, and with such detail. Don't expect it to be 100% realistic, such as every nut and bolt, accurate pricing, names of cars, etc. I don't think anyone could learn the basics of car repair from this game, but I do think someone can use this game to understand the overall concept of automotive repair. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this game. I wish the concept of this game would've implemented on Forza, Grand Turismo, or Need For Speed a long time ago! If you're interested in automotive repair, get this game now that it's on sale.
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38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
I take good parts off of customer's cars and replace them with bad ones.

10/10
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Well it's almost more fun then doing on my own car. Realy - 30 minutes for general repair of whole car, no quirks, no broken tools and definitely no unmovable rusty screws. :)
It is not perfect, for example names of spare parts in Czech language are pretty lame and sometimes there is serious pixel hunting when you want to zoom and react with some little parts.
But it's original, cheap and don't know exactly why - but it is fun!
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game is brilliant. gives you some understanding, and lets you freeplay around the cars.
Camera is a little bad at times but you will develop your own techniques to counter that.

Also alot of good and free addons, thats a big plus!

Highly recommended!
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I like this game it show the basic understanding of mechanics and would recommend you to play it. the only thing i would like to see is an other game like this that goes more in depth. Like having to work on more different types of motor vehicles from motor cycle all the way up to over the road truck or 18 wheelers. that you can do miner repairs at the beginning of the game and as you progress in the game the more major the repairs get by doing every thing real life mechanics do. for example rebuilding an engine from the inside and out.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
If you have no interest in puzzle games or working on cars, this probably isn't for you. If you have an interest in one or especially both than you might be surprised that you could enjoy something like this. And that's what this is, it's a puzzle game based on car repair. Customers bring you work orders with complaints or requests much like in the real world and you have to diagnose and repair the problem. There are 76 work orders (many of them with rather humorous descriptions) in the base game and 20 in the included offroad DLC with more to come soon.

Malfunctioning vehicles are basically the puzzle to be solved and it's a very simplistic puzzle at that compared to a real car. You don't have to be a pro mechanic to play this but some basic troubleshooting knowledge does help. Otherwise you might find yourself tearing down the entire car to find the bad parts if you're clueless where to start when someone brings you a car that has trouble starting for instance.

The repair jobs vary in length, time and complexity as you go. You can order the parts you need online at your terminal and fix some of them at your workbench to save costs and increase your profit. You can also spend money on training to increase some basic skills that earn you more money per job, discounts at the parts store and speed up disassembly and bad part identification. There is also a test track and diagnostic path that you can drive the car on to help identify malfunctioning systems.

The in game music is this terrible dubstep crap that just annoys the hell of me but thankfully it can be turned off.

You won't become an ASE certified mechanic or learn to run your own repair shop by playing this, but it's a good way to kill some time without a huge time commitment with no pressure. It's definitely worth picking up on sale at the sub $10 price point that I got it at.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This game is alright, but for the price it's definitely not worth it. I am a hard car enthusiast and thought this might fulfil the kid in me that always wanted to fix and work on cars. I bought it for 10$ during the Steam sale and even then it wasn't worth it. It should be 5$ and feels like a game you would play on a tablet or phone. It's really, really basic and repetetive. It's almost no challenge and the only times it is, is when it doesn't follow the principles of logic. Got bored real fast and no more motivation to play so I feel it's only a waste of money. The overall feel and controls are awkward too. Decent graphics but poorly optimized so my PC can't even run it smoothly. Test driving is the most worthless aspect of the game as well. Would not reccommend unless you can get it for 5$ or under
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
The primary objective of a simulator is to accurately recreate the feeling and control of completing an existing real world task, like driving, managing, farming, dating, etc. Obviously, not all real world tasks are entertaining, in fact, most are repetitive jobs you work day after day for a paycheck. The draw of a well made simulator is the ability to experience a career virtually that you may never have the chance to experience in real life. Sometimes this can be interesting and educational, sometimes a lot of fun, and sometimes extremely boring. It's up to the individual to decide if the simulator is fun or repetitive, which makes this genre extremely difficult to review. Do I review it based on its entertainment value alone, or how accurately it depicts the task it's trying to recreate?

The focus of this particular simulator is in the title. At the start of each job you are provided with a work order explaining what the issue is, and it's up to you as the mechanic to resolve the issue as best as you can. Generally this requires you to remove and check individual parts, and replace the ones that are damaged. If you don't know anything about cars it can be difficult to locate the issues at first, but once you fix the first ten cars or so you'll know exactly where to look for the problems and how to fix them.

Don't worry, there is no time limit or grading system to worry about here. Each job takes however long you need it to, so you never feel rushed or stressed. In fact, later on the game feels entirely too easy, since turning off the body model of the car grants you immediate visual access to most parts, and the ones that are in bad shape stick out like a sore thumb with a very different texture than the rest.

Locating and resolving the issues is very enjoyable. Removing and replacing the individual parts is very intuitive and even a little educational if you have zero experience with fixing cars. The models are easily recognizable, even though the vehicles are generic due to licensing constraints. There's even a radio in your garage to listen to while you work, though I hope in the future they provide a way to point it to your own music directory. You really do feel like a professional mechanic, which is the most important thing when developing a simulator.

As you progress through the 70+ jobs that come with the main campaign, you'll unlock new garages to work in with new tools such as the Path Tester, Workbench, and Chip Tuner. The interesting thing is, you don't really feel like you own the garage, even though it's implied. Each car that comes in is paid for in advance and you have to fix the problems as cheaply as possible to profit. Not being able to set your own prices or contact the customer after inspections seems like a missed opportunity here. There are zero management duties when it comes to running the garage. No rent or utilities payments to make, employees to manage, cleaning to be done, inventory to take, or anything else that comes with running a business like this. Car Mechanic Simulator is very focused on the act of fixing cars, and little else. That can be a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking for, but personally, I hope that these aspects will be added in later updates.

Features such as the OBD Reader and Obstacle Course seem more like novelties than required mechanics. Neither helps with diagnosing the issues with the cars, but both were required on multiple occasions for completing a work order, which is a shame. Providing more feedback from these features in the future would go a long way to improving on this idea. Even having your character mutter to himself while driving about how the car is handling would be a fantastic addition.

Car Mechanic Simulator feels like a great base for what will eventually become a fantastic simulator. I feel that the developers are on to something special, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this franchise. If you are even a little interested in working on cars, but don't have the money, energy, or are generally against getting covered in grease, then look no further. With multiple free add-ons, and an endless mode, you'll get hundreds of hours out of this title. It does a great job of simulating the act of working on cars, so in that respect, it succeeds in its primary goal. As far as the entertainment factor is concerned, I'll let you be the judge.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Who expected Gearhead Garage 2.0 will be disappointed. Who did not may actually enjoy this game.
I expceted some "new GG" and bought the game on Steam Sale without really checking it on some gameplay video.
Here are my main problems with the game.
The UI design and general controls are really touching my nerve. How camera works and how you actually select and use various parts is not very well designed. It lacks some swiftness, it feels really clumsy. Also - the game touches only the surface, it does not go deep, it is very basic level of simulation. One example for all - if you need to determine what is wrong with the car, you just take it to the same track every time, doing exactly the same things and then it will automatically show you which exact parts are damaged or busted. Another example? Starter, that was worned out to the point it showed only 5 % of it's "health" was repaired back to full 100 %. I mean, why do even need spare parts then, if it works like that?
Oh and the soundtrack...I'm only grateful, that you can turn the radio in your workshop off...


It's hard to explain. The game looks good, but I can only recommend you to see some gameplay videos and decide after that.
Maybe I'm just not the target audience, maybe this game is supposed to be for little kids (please explain?). But 20 € for this is hugely overpriced. Even when on -66% Steam sale I would consider if this is a good deal, if I'd had another chance.
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42 of 75 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
A customer ask me to change the air filter. So I took his car out and did a little test drive but somehow turn into a crash test.

11/10 would crash again.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is a fun Mechanic themed puzzle game. The developer has added 2 free DLC packs since release and both have added to the fun as well as a few more hours of game play. When I am in between more serious games I enjoy the relaxation that I get from games like this. It is well thought out and is priced fairly. If you enjoy relaxing games, this would be one of the ones I would highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
I repair cars for a living (Voke school)

I bought this game since I was:

1) Intreged by it
2) To help me "freshen" my skills

This game is accurate for the most part, and it is addicting. Some inaccuracies is that V-6s are vertically split, not horizontal (due to game mechanics, I can see why they did this). Plus, most oil filters are at the bottom of the engine, not next to the dip stick.

Like i said, mostly accurate, addicting, and fun, makes this game its own original series.

Final Rating: 9/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
wow, i got this game because i wasn't getting enough work at work, now i can play while i work and pretend work while im playing....
In all seriousness though, the game could use a little more detail but overall actually really enjoyable little game good job guys
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Very nice game with realistic grahics and the v4 and v6 engine in the game is realistic. And its fun finding out whats wrong with the costumer's car.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Greater variation would have been a welcome addition to this game. More extensive access to components would have made for a more realistic challenge, i.e. being able to do simplified engine rebuilds etc. The tuning component may as well not have been in the game. There doesn't seem to be much sense in trying to get three bars to match at a certain percentage through trial and error.

Nonetheless, it took up a few hours and if you are looking for a mechanic simulator game....go ahead, but it dit get a bit boring and repetitive towards the end.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
tldr; If you enjoyed the demo and feel like you could do that for 10 more hours, buy it. Otherwise, stay away.

I honestly I shelled out 7 bucks for this product simply because this one actually featured a full demo, and seeing that in a game was worth my money. Now that I have completed the main campaign, clocking in at around 8 hours, I have to say.... sure, this was worth my 7 dollars.... but not much more than that.

I enjoyed the automotive themed puzzles, I enjoyed learning (*cough*) more about the underpinnings of cars than I neccessarilly knew before, and generally had a pleasent time with the game. However, there were several aspects of the product that caused it to suffer not only as a game, but as a 'simulator'.

First and foremost: the game is shallow. At the risk of it no longer being offered: after playing through the demo, there really isn't that much more to the game. You basically do what you do in the demo... 73 more times. Sometimes you'll receive a fairly realistic customer complaint "It's making noise when I do this, fix it" and have to tear apart the car to find the solution, but more often then not the game boils down to "Run the diagnostics, testdrive or simulate a test drive, replace the red bits, repeat." There honestly is very, very little more to the game beyond what you see in the demo.

The developers seem to have spent both far too much effort and not nearly enough in developing their little driving simulation. It looks great, I'll give it that. However, as far as I can tell, there was absolutely no feedback you received while test driving the vehicle. You never hear any noises that the customer complained about, despite having 'completely wrecked' suspension a car can handle just fine, etc. Crashing into a wall, peeling out, revving the engine unneccessarilly, or just about any stress at all performed during the test drive seems to have no impact at all once you are back in the garage. Completing the test drive requires you to pass through certain highlighted green areas, and stop in certain red ones. You can completely blow the 'course', as long as you meet those two criteria, the 'test drive' is a success..... which automatically displays the condition of some of the parts for you. Hurrah. It would GREATLY benefit from greater response/interactivity while driving, some added realism, or even just getting a REPORT at the end of it saying what the test driver found... rather than automatically highlighting specific parts green/orange/red.

As previously mentioned, if you've played the demo, you've seen nearly all the game has to offer. Repairing a part never gets more exciting than taking it to a workbench, clicking 'repair', then putting it back into the car. Despite having RPG-esc features involving 'training' your in-game avatar, none of them revolve around any manner of increased skill, ability to repair parts, diagnose problems, or any such thing. You can arbitrarilly get more money, get new parts for cheaper, auto-magickally know the quality of random parts on a new car, and turn bolts faster (that last one being the only actually handy one).

Speaking of turning bolts (Which is all we do), that enterprise itself is surprisingly shallow. From the first time you take off a wheel in the demo, your only interaction with a tool is to click on a bolt and hold down the mouse button until the bolt comes off. The immersiveness of the game could be SIGNIFICANTLY improved by just giving us some darn wrench or ratchet action. Why not make an 'upgrade' being going from a wrench, to a ratchet, to a powertool? You know, get some actual hand movements in there, cranking on a rusty bolt on some of these clunkers. Instead, we get the magical mouse pointer of destiny. The pointer looks like a little wrench icon though, so, that's something.

At several points throughout the experience, I began to feel that I, having watched/supported my uncle do some engine work on my car, had more automotive knowledge than the developers... or they are choosing to be overly simplistic. They make you pull a little oil catcher over to catch used oil or they fine you every time, but not once do they ask you to grab a torquewrench and tighten some sparkplugs to specifications, actually referance some OBD codes from their magical color-painting hand device, worry about the brake fluid line as you yank off the calipers, or ever once worry about putting a gasket back on the crankcase.

Rather than put more effort into the mechanic part of their simulator, the developers seem to have put too much effort into the CAR part of their simulator.... the test-drive, the high-resolution interiors that you get to see when you're waiting for the OBD wand to finish, and the schnazzy custom car you get after completing the campaign!!.... whose parts you can't modify or even inspect... and you can't even sit inside.

Now, onto the GAME part...

You are prohibited from finishing a job unless you caught every broken part and replaced the oil if it was bad. You never lose cash, get reprimanded, or suffer any form of punishment other than being required to find the missing link before moving on.

You might be fooled into thinking you'd be able to haggle prices, make estimates, charge customers for parts and/or manhours.. you can't. The game's claimed 'interaction with customers' consist of you being told what you will receive for the service, regardless of how much it costs you to perform said service.

Despite a customer telling you they want the car to be 'driveable', attempting to purchase and mount a 'used' part and then driving the vehicle around the test area does not count as a successful repair. Only after purchasing and mounting brand spanking new 100% quality parts for almost the entirety of your budget will you be allowed to move on.


This game has a lot of potential and fills a little gaming niche that I haven't seen approached before, but is lacking some serious development and thought put into how to make it a more engrossing and interesting experience. Despite the 'add on' having been published last april, a cursory look at the forums shows the devs crowd sourcing ideas for a new product (Simulator 2015!) rather than improving on this one.

ALL of this being said, I paid 7 bucks and was entertained for 8 hours. Despite all the little annouyances that really bugged me, there's a certain satisfaction to reading off a random customer complaint and now knowing to check X, Y, and Z.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
First and foremost, this game is by no means anything but what it claims to be. Don't expect uber racetracks or incredible realism when you take the car out for a test drive. It's a mechanic game, after all. With that being said, this game is not an accurate depiction of working on a real car (as many, many other reviewers pointed out). It does, however, feel like a good approximation in terms of where a video game should go without overcomplicating or oversimplifying the game.

If you're a real automotive mechanic, then you already do this kind of stuff enough, and don't need to buy this game. If you're a realism nazi, then don't buy this game...or any video game...just go do real world stuff. If you're looking for a game with uber fast paced acion, then this game isn't for you. If you're someone like me who like to dink around with random game titles, then by all means, get this game at the current sale price and have some fun with it.

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