Touch Mechanic review

Become a grease monkey without the grease


  • Cool cars to work on
  • Nice story element
  • Able to mod cars as well


  • Painting is too fiddly
  • Screws all look the same
  • Modding options are limited

In the same way Trauma Center let you %26lsquo;be%26rsquo; a doctor without the risk of endangering real lives, Touch Mechanic gives you the chance to tinker under car hoods without any danger of causing a pile-up by mis-fitting a gearbox. Garage procedures are much like operations %26ndash; select a tool, pick a part to fix, replace the right screws and so on. They%26rsquo;re competent enough, though intricate paint jobs are too fiddly and all the damn screws look the same. You can do a spot of car modding as well, but the options are pretty limited.

Of course, you couldn%26rsquo;t just have a mechanic sim %26ndash; there has to be a story. Here, you%26rsquo;re a keen young fellow eager to make a name for himself as an engine-tinkerer, although there%26rsquo;s a troubled past%26hellip;

June 3, 2009

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionTrain yourself in this electronic version of fixing cars but those looking to mod their rides should look elsewhere.
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+