Red Dot Games and PlayWay S.A.’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 has officially launch4ed on Steam for $19.99. During the first week of being on sale you can get your hands on the game for 10% off the normal price.
The game has already garnered very strong feedback from the gaming community the day it launched. A lot of gearheads were geared up and ready to take a dive in Red Dot’s latest outing in the car mechanic simulation space.
The new game features improved graphics that they’re calling “photorealistic”, but I don’t think the game looks that good. There are over 40 different cars to work on, more than 10 different tools to use, more than 1,000 different parts, and a host of random jobs to help keep the game going… forever.
You can see what the gameplay looks like in action with the trailer below.
The cinematic for the game is actually a lot better than I thought it would be. But yeah, it’s certainly not photorealistic.
There are test tracks, the ability to create your own levels, car auctions, paint shops, and a car editor so you can add your own cars to the game.
Improved over the last iteration includes features such as making it where car windows are their own parts, a new repair system, new battery charger, new physics system, and custom car liveries.
So why is the ratings for the game currently mixed? Simple: poor optimization.
A large majority of the complaints are that the game runs awful even on high-end rigs running a GTX 980Ti.
Otherwise, a lot of gamers absolutely love how detailed the game is, and the sort of features present in it. If the optimization wasn’t such a huge drawback, most people recommend picking it up.
You can learn more about Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 or check out more user reviews by visiting the Steam store page.
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