Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 takes you behind the scenes of daily life in your garage workshop. Repair, renovate and create your dream cars in an incredibly detailed simulation game where attention to car detail is astonishing.
The game is played from a first person perspective and takes place in a fairly realistic rendition of a garage forecourt. Jobs are received via phone and, depending on your level of skill, can be accepted or ignored. When a job is accepted a vehicle will roll into the garage, and the player must dismantle it in order to inspect and replace broken parts. The reassembled car can then be taken for a test drive to ensure it is working properly before the customer leaves.
It is a very absorbing way to spend time, and even as someone who doesn't have a great deal of mechanical knowledge I found myself enjoying the task. The mechanics are rendered with a fair amount of detail and examining the engine, for example, feels like an enormous jigsaw puzzle as you try to locate parts. I also enjoyed the fact that when a part would not budge, it was possible to use the tools to break it off by applying pressure and then pulling at it to release it.
There are, however, some flaws. One of the most important is the fact that repairing vehicles takes far too long. This is because, despite the fact that every part removed and mounted earns you a small amount of XP, you still need to complete 10 or so jobs in order to reach the next level.