Goat Simulator isn’t much of a game, but it’s a hell of a good time. The small but dense map is packed with tons of jokes and bugs that should be seen rather than talked about, and there’s at least a few hours’ worth of entertainment in goofing around with the jetpack alone.
In the future, the community could mod this to be a truly outstanding experience. And I sincerely hope the developers pitch in some new things as well. So, is it a game for everyone? Absolutely not. But if you're looking for something that's really, really out there, you'll enjoy this quite a bit, if only for a while.
More like an elaborate joke than a real game, if you decide to play along with Goat Simulator, you will have a good time. However, it's not much than a fancy tech demo. In the end, Goat Simulator is funny because of the absurdity of the concept rather than because of the game mechanics.
It’s not a particularly baaaad game, and it achieves what it sets out to do, but there’s not enough content there, nor hilarity outside of its initial gag, to keep you playing for more than an hour or so. It’s fun while it lasts, but it doesn’t last for long.
This is a 10-minute laugh, if that – the kind of thing that's here today, gone tomorrow, but for a brief moment in history is the talk of Shoreditch and Twitter. It's the gaming equivalent of a novelty single and even the developers, to give credit where it's due, recommend you don't buy it. Listen to them.
Goat Simulator, released in 2014, is a game that defies conventions and embraces pure absurdity. It's not a game for those seeking deep storytelling or structured gameplay; instead, it revels in providing players with a sandbox of mayhem and laughs. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, Goat Simulator delivers on its promise of unadulterated silliness. The premise of Goat Simulator is simple: you play as a goat set loose in an open-world environment filled with unsuspecting humans, objects, and other bizarre creatures. Your goal? Cause as much chaos and destruction as possible. The game's physics engine adds to the hilarity, as your goat protagonist can perform wild stunts, bounce off objects, and generally defy the laws of physics in the most unpredictable ways. The joy of Goat Simulator lies in experimentation. From headbutting cars into the stratosphere to latching onto helicopters with your tongue, the game encourages players to discover new and absurd ways to wreak havoc. The humor is irreverent and often tongue-in-cheek, poking fun at video game tropes and pop culture references. The open-world environment is rife with secrets, Easter eggs, and hidden objectives to discover, which adds an element of exploration to the chaos. The game's variety of goat customizations, mutators, and unlockable goat types allow players to tailor their experience even further. Goat Simulator's charm also lies in its willingness to embrace its own glitches and quirks, turning them into features. The game's intentional absurdity extends to its bugs, which often become part of the fun rather than detracting from it. However, Goat Simulator's appeal can be short-lived. After the initial laughs and experimentation wear off, some players may find the lack of structured objectives and long-term goals less engaging. The game's randomness and lack of a clear progression system can limit its replayability. In conclusion, Goat Simulator is a game that thrives on absurdity, offering a unique and hilarious sandbox of chaos for those willing to embrace the madness. While it may not provide deep storytelling or long-term engagement, it excels at providing moments of pure, unfiltered silliness. It's a game that reminds us that not every gaming experience needs to be serious, and sometimes, goat-induced mayhem is just what you need.
Obviously don't expect much from a game that goes under the name of 'Goat Simulator'. Apparently this still needs to be underlined...
Once you integrated that fact you can only harvest pure pleasure and laughs from it. Because 'Goat Simulator' is that kind of huge sandbox game with the unique originality that you embody a goat. It literally is Goat Theft Auto. There are numerous (side) quests and missions to accomplish, with overly funny stories or events. Some of them clearly are satires of other (simulation) games or the game industry. Brilliant.
DLC's are worth it according to me even if I recommend getting the 'GOATY' version during sales. Environment is as varied as tasks you can achieve, Steam achievements are interesting as some are really hard to get. The only main flaw is that there are numerous bugs and glitches, some completely ruining your progression. But you only get another chance to have fun doing what you already managed to do. Steam mods are great, graphics are decent, AI is dumb as hell, great ragdoll, mini games are terrific, combo and score ideas are good. You should try it with friends to maximize the laughs!
An example **** that took Youtube by storm on the back of its own absurdity, Goat Simulator is an interesting look on what passes for entertainment. It becomes a shame then that all this $20 title devolves into is the same enjoyment you would get from listening to fart jokes all day long.
Goat Simulator's premise is simple. You play as a goat dropped into an area littered with rag doll humans and objects and there's literally no objective. It becomes up to you to cause mayhem, which racks up a total score and multiplier. The fun to be had here is in how stupid you could things play out. Whether you're riding a rollercoaster with a DeadMau5 helmet or blasting people away with a dragon shout whilst body boarding across the map, the game won't fool anybody that it's a simulator, and nobody's unironically pretending it to be. That ultimately becomes the crutch and only point of the game, to pass off some laughs for a good hour at the silliness of it all, preferably with friends. Once that initial hour wore off for me, laughs diminished into uninterested smirks and eye rolling boredom. There's nothing else to the game save for a few modifiers, although I expect the modding scene to spice it up slightly more, but with the same results. Make no mistake, it's an intentionally bad game, but it becomes up to your volume of tolerance for this sort of amusement. Like Minecraft, it's limited by your imagination, and unfortunately, I don't have much tolerance for this kind of hilarity.
Goat Simulator is painfully aware at what it set out to be, stupid fun. The music speaks volumes of its comedic tone. The rag doll physics are 'fine' tuned for maximum ridiculousness. Despite what it's got going for it, Goat Simulator's form of entertainment didn't last long at all for me and only served to highlight the problem with games of this caliber: poorly made games are passed off for only giggles rather than addressing that they do indeed ****.