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Overall, the game itself is not overly complicated, and anyone can pick it up and play it. For the low price of $14.99 USD anyone who has ever wanted to see the inside of a car, or become a mechanic one day, will be able to take this game for a spin without breaking the bank. It is not a game I would normally purchase for myself, but it gave me a little more insight into why people like these sim type of games. Car Mechanic Simulator is now available.
If you’ve ever fancied having a go at being a mechanic but don’t like being covered in oil or having to actually do hard work, Car Mechanic Simulator is easy to recommend.
I would like to have seen more of the PC game in the Switch version but keep its simplistic part replacement mechanic. For a mindless session of play, it’s good, but don’t expect to get much more than an hour or two of fun here.
This really all depends on whether you enjoy doing the same thing over and over again. Personally, after writing this review, I honestly can’t see me going back to the Switch version when I can power up my PC and play a deeper version of the same game, albeit made by different developers. This “lite” version of the game, however, will be fine for newcomers to the series to get a taste of repairing cars and earning some steady cash.
Avoid Car Mechanic Simulator on Switch. Just download it for free on your phone if you want it that badly. But trust me, even then, your time can be spent on much better things.