game language: English
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Tank Mechanic Simulator for PC is a yet another mechanic simulator after Car Mechanic Simulator series, Truck Mechanic Simulator, Train Mechanic Simulator, and Space Mechanic Simulator to be published by the Polish PlayWay. The game is a debut project of the Degenerals studio.
The developers have prepared an interesting proposition for the fans of the tanks from the period of World War II. During the game, one assumes the role of a tank museum owner, who deals with collecting information, searching for interesting machines and renovating them.
The name Tank Mechanic Simulator might be a bit confusing, as the game does not focus only on repairing the damaged vehicles. The gameplay is divided into several stages. In the first stage, one has to search for a machine, do some research, assemble a team of technicians, and set off to retrieve the machine. The search area (set by the information one collects before the search – the more information we have, the smaller the search area is) can be covered with an off-road vehicle. Interestingly enough, this becomes easier after talking to the locals. In the last stage, a player has to utilize special equipment to pinpoint the location of the machine, prepare the transportation and take the tank back to the workshop.
Before putting the new machine out on display at the museum, one has to restore its former glory – in most cases the acquired tanks are nonfunctional and damaged. In the workshop, one has to disassemble a tank, replace all the damaged components, get rid of the rust, etc. At this point, gameplay mechanics resemble the Car Mechanic Simulator series; however, they are not as elaborate, as one does not have the access to that many parts.
Finally, the tank lands on the display at the museum, where the visitors can admire it. Interestingly enough, this is not where a player's role ends – it is worth considering to place information boards around the new showpiece with interesting facts regarding the vehicle or get inside and start its engine to the visitors’ delight.
Similarly to other simulator games published by PlayWay, Tank Mechanic Simulator for PC features good visuals. The developers have put a lot of their effort into polishing the tank models, which have become true copies of the real machines.
Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 30 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 68 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 980 / Radeon R9 Fury or better, 12 GB HDD, Windows 8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 570 / Radeon HD 6970 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit