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Despite not having any interest in cars whatsoever, Car Mechanic Simulator blew me away with its realism and fun factor. Sure, some people may see this game as a boring, mundane job-like experience where all you do is repair cars for the various clients who contact your shop, but others will find relaxation, satisfaction, and interesting educational aspects to the same concept. As someone who loves to take things apart to find the fault in them, then put them back together and witness the once-dead device come to life, this game was perfect for me. Progression is, unfortunately, a long and tedious journey which will take you many hours until you begin to unlock the more advanced tools and abilities which makes the game much more entertaining and enjoyable. My advice – stick with it as it’s worth it.
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 award Car Mechanic Simulator the Thumb Culture Silver trophy. What it sets out to do is really quite clever however I do not think the Playstation console shows it at its best due to the controller.
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.
Car Mechanic Manager fits in the broad management simulation games genre but unlike many of its counterparts in this sector, this conversion of a free game developed for mobile devices has virtually nothing going for it, as the gameplay experience is almost non-existent and as such, Car Mechanic Manager is a game that will not bring anything enjoyable to any player.
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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.