Today I get to talk about a game that has been on my hit list for quite some time now, Tank Mechanic Simulator. This game was supposed to be released as I write this, but it has been pushed back a little bit to add some more polish. Still, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at Tank Mechanic Simulator and see why it needs to be on your radar.
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The game is available on Steam. To start, click on the Download button below the review. And if you like being a mechanic, you should also reach out for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, My Summer Car or Scrap Mechanic.
The Game Review
When you see “tank” in the title you probably think that this is going to be all about blowing stuff up. That is not the case here (it is not World of Tanks or Tanki Online), Tank Mechanic Simulator does exactly what it says on the box and that is that it allows you to be a mechanic who works on tanks. It is a very interesting idea and one that I have seen for cars, but never tanks.
The idea of the game is that you own a museum that is for tanks. Tanks from World War II and you want to find these tanks and bring them back to their former glory so that they can be enjoyed by people and so that they can see what amazing machines these are.
You have an off-road vehicle and you can use this to drive around to the sites where these long-forgotten tanks lay. Once you find the rough area, you can then use tools like a metal detector in order to find their exact location. Next up you have to get the tank out of the ground which is no easy feat.
This calls for a world-class excavation job and thankfully you are up to the task. Once you manage to get the tank out of the mud or whatever it is in, you can transport it back to your workshop and this is where the real work begins.
The restoration process will be different for each tank. However, you will have to break the tank down and look at all the parts and see what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced. The salvaging is pretty cool as you can get rid of the rust, clean it and then paint it. there appears to be a lot of depth here and it is going to be interesting to see just how in depth this process is when the final build is ready.
Clearly, there is a lot of appreciation for the tanks of World War II in this game and that comes across whenever you hear the developers talk about it. So not only is this going to be a fun experience it is also going to be a game that teaches you a few things too.
Tank Mechanic Simulator is a very interesting game and I am sure if you love history, especially World War II that this is a game for you. However, I do feel that the way you have to excavate the tanks and then fix them up makes this a very appealing game to pretty much everyone. Hopefully, they can get the bugs ironed out and have a bit more polish added to the game and get the final release out sooner than later.
- It is a very interesting idea
- The excavations work like missions
- You will learn a lot about tanks
- The process from digging a tank up to putting it on the showroom floor
- Gameplay is very addictive
- There are still some bugs and glitches
- The game could do with a bit more polish on the presentation