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.
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Release Date: Jan 24, 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 3.0GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 650M
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
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CountingSheep
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Good game, basic clean game
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Dovahjun
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This one has surprised me a lot. I thought it would be another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ simulator but no, it is quite awesome and addcitive.
It might be frustrating for people who don't know ♥♥♥♥ about cars, but also it might be a good idea to try and look out about it all because you never know when you're gonna need it right? Oh, and this game helps a lot to understand about car parts and overall car functioning. :)
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MIJY678
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
do not buy this game it does not work
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floaterjr
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Recommendation
Recommended to purchase

Base Game Score
B-

Style
Simulator

Recommendation Summary
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a simulator in which you repair cars as a mechanic. It is a fun little game, and is even somewhat educational. Even if you are not into cars, you will still enjoy this game, whether you play it passively as you listen to music or a podcast, or actively with no distractions.

The game does glitch sometimes, and it also can get frustrating when you can't find the cause of the car's problems.

However, the game is still recommended to purchase.
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LukePlays
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Yes i do recommand this game for only playing a little bit. Would recommend buying 2015!
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NuCleAr
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
i like nuts
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Celtic Batman
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I got this in a bundle so it was like 33 cents. I was anxious to try it wondering how complicated it might get. There are plenty of parts and alot of steps to perform for some of the parts but i found it to be more tedious than fun, really. YMMV.

For me, in the bundle it was 7/10, but I would not buy it at retail or for more than a couple of dollars.
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7odD
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I had no knowledge of mechanical work before this game and I knew how to replace the brake pads of my car after 15 minutes. It's pretty fun and actually useful! I got it for under a buck in a bundle so you can't go wrong on sale!!! It's probably even worth it when it's not on sale.
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Sludgemonster Von Crapenstein
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I know nothing about cars and have no interest in them at all, but I enjoy this game.
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plejerplejerchina
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Great game for educating purposes. Buy it when it goes on sale, you won't regret if you're in this type of games
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I got this in a bundle so it was like 33 cents. I was anxious to try it wondering how complicated it might get. There are plenty of parts and alot of steps to perform for some of the parts but i found it to be more tedious than fun, really. YMMV.

For me, in the bundle it was 7/10, but I would not buy it at retail or for more than a couple of dollars.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Great game for educating purposes. Buy it when it goes on sale, you won't regret if you're in this type of games
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I know nothing about cars and have no interest in them at all, but I enjoy this game.
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358 of 377 people (95%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
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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919 of 1,054 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
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.
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427 of 533 people (80%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
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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125 of 133 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2015
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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295 of 367 people (80%) found this review helpful
367 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 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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519 of 690 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
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.
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111 of 124 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
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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