My Summer Car - Buyer's Guide

Embark on a perilous journey in rural Finland, assemble, maintain, and customize your own vehicle, and survive the challenges of daily life.
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In MY SUMMER CAR, players embark on a perilous journey to assemble, maintain, and customize their own vehicle, while navigating the challenges of life in rural Finland during the 1990s. With hundreds of parts to work with, assembling the car is only the beginning. As the days go by, players must ensure their own survival by managing their hunger, thirst, and exhaustion. When not busy repairing and upgrading their vehicle, players can explore the countryside, participate in reckless activities, and take part in rally competitions. But beware - death is permanent, and players must be meticulous in their car-building endeavors to avoid the long arm of the law. With a vast array of cars to own and operate, including everyday vehicles and boats, the game offers a rich and immersive experience that will test the limits of even the most seasoned gamers.

Should I play My Summer Car in 2024?

The good

Almost all of the reviewers loved this game, calling it “very rewarding”, “hilarious”, “charming”, and “one of a kind”. They praised the game’s attention to detail, realism, and the sense of accomplishment when building and fixing cars. Many reviewers appreciated the game’s unique atmosphere and the feeling of being in Finland. Some even reported changing their behavior in real life after playing the game, such as practicing drunk driving techniques.

The bad

Some reviewers did mention the game’s rough graphics, poorly optimized performance, and clunky controls. A few players also got frustrated with the game’s difficulty and repetitive tasks.


Despite its flaws and challenges, “My Summer Car” is a unique gaming experience that will appeal to those who enjoy simulation games, car enthusiasts, and fans of quirky, indie games. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to learn and master the game’s mechanics, you’ll be rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and a memorable gaming experience. If you’re a masochist who enjoys a good challenge, this game might be just for you. In 2024, I would still recommend “My Summer Car” to those who enjoy a good challenge and are willing to put in the time to master the game.

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