Car Detailing Simulator is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a game where you get to take busted-up cars that need some serious TLC and fix them up to the best of your ability with all of the tools provided to you. The game was developed by Games Incubator and GameFormatic S.A; it was also published by Games Incubator and PlayWay S.A, and released on the 16th of June 2021.
How to Download Car Detailing Simulator
You can download the game from Steam. Click on the Download button at the end of this review. If you like the game, check out also Car Mechanic Simulator 2021.
The Game Review
Unsurprisingly, the game and its overall gameplay are fairly self-explanatory. After all, it is called Car Detailing Simulator, so you kind of know what to expect right from the offset. To keep it simple, though, you’ll be tasked with renovating old, busted cars with a vast supply of tools, each with its own set of uses that you’ll need to master to get the most out of them.
There’s a large selection of tools and cars to choose from, so you shouldn’t find yourself getting tired of the same formula of fixing up each vehicle.
The gameplay loop itself is played from a first-person perspective, so you’ll be able to walk around each car and admire it from all sorts of different angles, all while performing a more than adequate car detail service. With the gameplay, it does a really good job of being simple enough to pick up with ease, without needing to worry about it ever getting too complicated and becoming not fun.
There is actually something the game does really well at and that’s allowing you the opportunity to just switch off your brain. Its overall gameplay allows you to just switch off, maybe listen to some music, and just enjoy the loop that the game provides. This results in a great game to just switch off and relax with, knowing that at no point you have to worry about it becoming stressful or overwhelming.
On the off-chance you’re looking for something a bit more intense, you certainly won’t be getting it from this one, but that doesn’t detract from the overall experience Car Detailing Simulator provides for those interested.
Now, if we take a quick look at the visuals, the game definitely isn’t the best in the ‘Simulator’ space of video games, but it most certainly isn’t the worst either. Some of the more important elements of the game look great, like the cars, but then on the flip side, you’ve got something like your character’s hands which just look like a blocky mess. In terms of the quality, it is definitely a bit of a mixed bag in that regard.
One big issue with the game is its performance at times. For the most part, the game runs exactly as it should, but as soon as you whip out something like the foam cannon, your PC is in for a rough time. Using just this tool on its own can drop your smooth frame rate down to a choppy mess that really demonstrates just how un-optimized the game is in some areas.
It does seem like the devs are aware of this and are making amends to improve the game’s performance, but as it stands, it’s a bit of a problem.
In terms of the audio, I must admit, I’m quite pleased with the game’s attempts to make the tools sound as good as they do. While not all of them may sound as close to the real thing as possible, a lot of them have a really satisfying and realistic sound and tone to them that makes them even more enjoyable to use. The audio is definitely a highlight of the game, as the sound of the tools alone is enough to really ramp up the simulator aspect of this title.
Overall, Car Detailing Simulator is one of those games that take the idea of something as mundane as fixing up a car in need of some serious TLC and making it fun. That’s on top of also making it simple enough for anyone to get to grips with the game within a few short minutes.
Admittedly, the game does have some performance-based issues at times and graphically it isn’t the most impressive title around, but it does exactly what it sets out to do really well. If you’re looking for a fun, enjoyable simulator game to just switch your brain off to for a few hours, you could definitely do a whole heap of a lot worse than Car Detailing Simulator.
- It’s a great game to relax too; one that doesn’t require your undivided attention to enjoy
- The audio for the tools replicate their real-world counterparts very well and that adds to simulator aspect of the game
- There’s a nice variety of cars to pick and choose from to keep things interest for a good few hours
- Performance can take a serious dip with certain tools, especially with the foam cannon
- After a little while, it does get a bit repetitive with the gameplay, so its recommended you take breaks between sessions to avoid burnout