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 (1,626 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 24, 2014

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April 23

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is out on Steam!

We are proud to announce that Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is available on Steam right now!
Thank you for great support with CMS14 and we all hope you will love new edition of our game.
Steam link : http://store.steampowered.com/app/320300/

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February 3

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 needs your support

As you know, we delivered you Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 Complete Edition with 2 free DLCs. We hope you enjoyed it! It was a great year for CMS2014 and for all of us.
Few days ago we started Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and deliver you new Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 and we need your support to make things possible faster and better.

Here is Kickstarter link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1752350052/car-mechanic-simulator-2015

You can support us by pledging, sharing and spreading the word everywhere. We can tell you now that CMS2015 will be awesome - we listened to all your improvement propositions and we surely want them to appear in game.

Thank you and hope to see you soon in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 forum here on Steam!

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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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Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 now on KickStarter


Help us fund new, bigger and better sequel to CMS14.
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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
180 of 234 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
I take good parts off of customer's cars and replace them with bad ones.

10/10
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Educational & Relaxing // Perfect For Those Looking To Learn

+ Skill upgrades and store discounts are available via in-game surplus, allowing one to improve their performance when working on repairs
+ Wear and tear is visibly rendered
+ Occasional, subtle humor found throughout many of the repair orders
+ Educational and engaging; excellent tool in self-teaching the basics of automotive function and repair
+ Limited, but enjoyable soundtrack
+ Adds depth by use of a feature which allows one to inspect parts for damage or decay; parts inspected are then color-coded for convenience (this feature can be toggled, thankfully)
+ Test drives do much to help one determine what is not performing optimally; game uses nuances of sound and handling in a very polished fashion
+ Includes 2 free DLC packs and an 'unlimited' repair mode; in particular, the 'unlimited' repair mode helps to increase the chances that one will occasionally return for casual bouts of auto repair (highly likely, as the atmosphere of this title is very relaxed)
+ Sound bytes and crisp visuals make for an immensely satisfying experience
+ Diagnostics tests and chip tuning further add to a feeling of immersion; this becomes more pronounced as your garage is 'upgraded' throughout the central 'campaign' (for lack of a more convenient term)
+ Customer description of problems helps one to correlate malfunctioning componenets with their likely presentable symptoms

- Poor optimization; game runs in a way that is inordinately taxing
- Parts shop has no search feature
- Camera can become frustrating in certain circumstances (namely when working with exhaust systems)
- Not enough variance in cars or basic design; problems, therefore, become predictable a bit early on

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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I largely bought this game as a joke since I tend to buy all the simulator games on Steam, but was pleasantly surprised to find a great puzzle (?!) game with lots of potential. If you told me I'd completely finish this game and its two (free) DLC addons I'd have laughed in your face.

If you like cars, puzzle games, and dubstep radios, get it. I hope to see a CMS 2015 because there's loads of potential in this one that just doesn't go far enough.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a game from PlayWay and Red Dot Games. You certainly play as a car mechanic, although I think the ‘simulator’ part of the title is a bit of a loose term.The game is slightly educational though. I knew the basics about the inside of a car and how it works, but I definitely wouldn’t have been able to fix one for you. I still can’t, but at least I can tell you where most of the stuff is. In CMS2014, you are tasked with fixing a stream of cars with various problems. At the start of each level, you receive a clipboard with a check list of objectives. Change the brake pads. Check the exhaust. You’re also given a note from the customer trying to give more details about what’s wrong with the car. I wasn’t sure if the poor grammar in these sections was intentional to give a sense of dealing with idiotic customers, but I fear it wasn’t. Your job is to fix the car, stamp the form, and send your customer on their merry way.Early levels are simple as your customers appear to be mechanics themselves and know exactly what’s wrong with the car, leaving you with the simple task of replacing the broken part.However, it isn’t long before someone shouts “IT’S MAKING NOISES”, and runs off leaving you to figure out what’s wrong. This is when you will have to start examining the ins and outs of the car. Damaged parts will be shown in red and must be replaced. This often means taking large sections of the car apart. Who knew it was so complicated to change part of the suspension? Maybe complicated isn’t the right word here. I’m sure it is in real life, but in CMS2014 it’s just… lengthy. You have to unscrew bolts one at a time by holding in the mouse button, but that’s about as tricky as it gets.The only barrier is knowing exactly where the part you’re looking for is when you’re trying to fix it. This is quite a high barrier when you don’t know, but each part is labelled when you mouse over it, so you’ll find it eventually.The monotony is broken every now and then when you’re asked to take a car for a test drive to test acceleration, braking, handling and suspension, but after the first drive of unresponsive handling, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the next one.You never really feel like you’re progressing. The garage I was working in changed a couple of times suddenly, without any fanfare. It looked nicer and there were some more gadgets, but it was odd that I was plonked in there with no warning. It was as if I had walked into someone else’s garage and decided to work there for a while.Maybe you need to be a lot more into cars than I am to get something out of CMS2014. Objectively though, it just doesn’t seem like a whole lot of fun. There’s a lot in there for the price, but there’s only so much you can fix in a car, and with 75 levels in the main game, along with an “endless mode”, things become repetitive fairly quickly.Overall 6/10.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Took the whole car apart looking for the fuel filter. I know nothing about cars but I do know where the fuel filter is now. Test drove a van to see what is wrong with the front side of the van and to replace anything that is broken and worn out. I gave up on searching what was wrong with it and called my brother who is a mechanic to see if he had any pointers. Instead he was confused and wondered why I took an interest in cars suddenly. I didn't have the heart to tell him I was fixing a car in a game. So I told him it was for a friend. I still haven't figured out what the problem was. Help me before I go hours taking everything apart and replacing everything under 100%...
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
stripped the whole car apart just to replace the fuel filter
also, the soundtracks are good to listen when you stripping apart the car
11/10 would strip again
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
GOTY 2014! But honestly, this game is so much fun, and in my top 10 for all games that came out this year. Its full of fun cars to fix, different types of peoblems, and evey issue has a specific way to fix it. You dont need to be a complete gear head to play this game, but if you are (like me) it really helps out. It is a relaxing change of pace and a hidden gem amongst all the "simulator" games out there.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I've logged quite a bit of hours into this game and I must say its probably the most enjoyable simulation type game I own. Anyone with a love for automobiles should enjoy this game. Yes, it takes a very detailed and complicated industry and simplifies the heck out of it, but thats really what makes it fun for me. The end result is a soothing enjoyment of diagnosing and repairing automobiles without the headache of actually beating a car apart with a hammer.
As a side note, I'm really thankful for the developers continuation of adding new features for FREE. Since I've purchased this game, they have released 2 expansions that brought me back and really keeps me enjoying this game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Very good game if you already know about fixing cars. If you don't it can help you learn. I do wish it were more detailed though...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
1. Unscrew lug nuts
2. Take off wheel
3. Unscrew brake caliper bolts
4. Remove brake caliper
5. Inspect brake pads
6. Remove worn brake pads
7. Purchase new brake pads
8. Replace worn brake pads with new brake pads
9. Assemble brake caliper
10. Screw brake caliper bolts
11. Assemble wheel
12. Screw lug nuts
13. Gouge customer with $1,000 brake repair bill
14. Repeat as necessary

Now all your car repair needs can be performed from the comfort of your computer without having to get your hands dirty. You can perform battery replacement, brake repair, tune-ups, replace shocks, repair a clutch, change the oil, fix the suspension, and so much more!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I graduated as a car mechanic back in 1996 and therefore i was very curious how such a game would be.
Basically its a good game that delivers an amount of entertainment that matches the pricetag.

Besides replacing spareparts the game has a testcourse where you can drive the car thru obstacles to check that its working properly.....however it always works properly on the test course as bad dampers etc doesnt affect the driving experience, so the test track isnt really of any help in regards of finding out whats wrong with the car.

The missions are straight forward in the sense that you get a sheet listing the problems to be solved and some things are more puzzling that others and that gives the game a touch of reality.

It does kinda lack the things like "sound and feel" that you get irl when testdriving a car, where youll be able to tell if the dampers are failing, steering is slugish, engine isnt running right aso.

That leaves you with the option to check all the parts and replace the worn ones to ensure theyre working properly.
On that part I find it hard to define when the game accepts partially worn, but not worn out, parts to be left on the car or not, sometimes itll accept partially worn parts and other times it has to be 100% condition.

Again, adding some rl touch would highly increase the gameplay, like in a real shop when you get a job where the customer says "Imma drive 2000 miles on vacation in my car, can you check it and make sure its up for it?" you can get to use your judgement on which parts to replace/fix and based on how well you do it, the customer will be more or less happy about the job you did.

Also adding the ability to buy up used cars, fix them up and puttem out for sale on the lot would be a nice feature as well, kinda like the way you could in "Gearhead Garage".

All in all, the game is good and i do recommend it, but I also hope to see some implementation of the features mentioned, I wouldnt mind if it came as addons in the form of DLC @ maybe 10 EUR or so each.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Pros
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- Smooth performance
- Challenging puzzles
- No time limit; investigate all you like
- Fairly educational

Cons
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- Camera movement takes some getting used to.
- Controls can be mildly awkward
- Without at least primitive knowledge of cars, puzzles can be frustrating.

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Overall, its addictive and semi-educational, easy to pick up and play, and gives you a carrot to chase.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Incredibly dull and repetitive after the first few cars. It's the exact same car for 20 levels then the same one for another 20, and all you do is buy a part, spend 5 minutes hovering your mouse over bolts with no variation in routine, and replace it (and occasionally save a few bucks by pressing x to repair a part instead). There is pretty much no way to mess up, you can't do anything interesting (like maybe steal parts or something) and I (being someone who knows nothing about cars) am fairly sure nothing even happens at all when you run it through the course or diagnostic machine.

Maybe it gets better after you reach the third garage, but no. Not even worth the two bucks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I recommend this game solely because it is fun. But it leaves a lot to be desired. This is a review about as game that could have been much better, and instead is just a fun play if you get it cheap.

The "simulation" aspect is weak. I am not saying that the game is bad, I am saying that I wish it was better. For instance, a customer's car won't start: I thought it would be a good idea to check the battery cables but alas there are none. There are also no radiators, no fluid in the transmissions, no tire pressure, the list goes on.

The game also features repairs of an individual part; you can, apparently, repair a water pump! I have never known a mechanic to repair something like that. Maybe it can be done but typically they just install a new part on your car and charge you for it. The only part-repairs I have seen are things like splicing wires or welding a busted exhaust pipe. Simple stuff.

The pricing is crazy too. People are spending over 10,000 USD to repair used cars. Things like a new battery cost 350 USD even though they can typically be had for under 100 USD in real life. Other things are odd too, spark plugs are 35 USD but again in real life they are perhaps 2-5 USD.

The game play gets tiring. In the beginning you are using your mind to try and troubleshoot problems and find a damaged part. As the game goes on you learn to, 1: diagnostic scan; 2: test drive; 3: path test; 4: click hide body and show part condition. 9/10 times it will show the damaged parts in red and then you just have to spend the time disassembling the vehicle. The only time this won't show you the damaged part is if its in the transmission or if its the air filter. Very little challenge at that point.

The 4X4 add on is a good idea but it mostly consists of unlicensed Jeep Wrangler models. Not One Pickup, Not on Land Rover, Not One V8, Not One Lift Kit.

The 1/4 mile add on is the best part of the game. In the beginning you have limited money to upgrade the parts and tune a car to hit a 1/4 mile time. This too grows easy over time as the budget increases you start having enough money to simply buy ALL the performance parts for each car. Most of the bolt-ons give ridiculous amounts of extra power. Worst of all, there are no Cold Air Intakes in a performance shop - just crazy. Unfortunately, while drag racing there is no shifting to be done by the player even though many of the vehicles have manual transmissions. What a shame, its one of the main aspects of drag racing titles that you find on your mobile phone.

This could have been an incredible game - and I hope they make another one, because developers can usually build on simulations until they are truly great. For now, its a fun game and I gladly played through the whole thing. I think its enjoyable, but it won't give you any real world knowledge. It might be damaging if you learned that its normal to pay 800 USD for a mechanic to install a new battery, or perhaps you think that your transmission ought not have any fluid in it. I don't consider this any more educational than I do Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. But its still fun - Happy Gaming.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
How to be a pro legit mechanic; Save all your broken and worn out parts you get from repairing people's cars then replace the good parts on other people's cars with the broken parts from the previous people's cars then sell the good parts you replaced them with for totally legal money.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Car Mechanic Sim 2014 this game could be so much better, if you dont know much about cars you cant play this game. On the to do list it says something and then doesnt even give you a clue where it is. IF you know a lot about car mechanics then this is a good game for you but not for anyone else.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Interior is always clean.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a brilliantly made game. It has so many parts u can interact with which makes it really quiet amazing. This game really makes me want to be a mechanic and it feels so real when played. U can basically strip an engine and most of the car except the shell of the car to pieces. It's so much fun to play and the jobs in the career mode can be challenging but when completed is so rewarding. PlayWay has done a brilliant job on this game and also there many other games. Awesome job.
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