There are a lot of people wondering how realistic is Car Mechanic Simulator 2021, particularly newer players, or players with basic knowledge of cars. It is a reasonable question. I’ve always been really fond of this game, even with those questionable first releases. Mainly because, it gives players a basic understanding of how cars work, and it gives players a way to expand their knowledge without it being too complex or technical.
Is Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 Realistic?
Simulation games won’t ever be an exact copy or a substitute for the real thing. I wanted to get that out of the way before explaining my reasoning on why I think this game is pretty realistic.
Car Mechanic Simulator is pretty realistic. It has almost all of the parts that you can find on an actual vehicle, and a lot of them can be openly manipulated or played with. However, I can’t say that it is the most realistic simulator I’ve played, and I don’t think it will ever be.
The reason is, cars are really technical. Each part has a lot of complexity and opening those possibilities to be manipulated with is extremely difficult. Still, don’t get discouraged, as the fundamentals, and even beyond them, are covered in the game.
I can also confidently say, that after playing the game, you’ll be able to do basic maintenance on your vehicle with relative ease.
Now, of course, some things aren’t covered in the game. One of them is tools. While I did say that players that have played this game can do basic maintenance on their vehicle, which isn’t an easy task by any means, still most might struggle finding the tools needed.
Just as an example take a wheel and the whole brake system on a car. Wheel nuts vary from car to car, and will require different torque tools. The disk and pads as well.
The whole point I’m trying to make is, while the game does capture the fundamentals and the general gist of how working on cars feels like, it is a drastically simplified and slightly more optimized to have a quicker pace.
Players won’t leave the game being able to take apart a whole V8 and put it back together, it is simply impossible. But will players leave knowledgeable above-average about how cars work, what parts do what, and basic mechanical technologies? Yes.
With that said, I do recommend Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 to anyone that has an interest in working on cars, or interested in cars in general. It is as close as it gets to the real thing at least.