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  • Summary: Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally been realized!

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Goat Simulator: The GOATY - Official Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Jun 7, 2014
    100
    It's more than stupid, it's so moronic it becomes something almost sublime. [Issue#249, p.66]
  2. Apr 3, 2014
    82
    As long as the modders keep doing what they do best, it’s possible to never run out of things for your goat to destroy.
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    76
    I can’t bring myself to award Goat Simulator an outstanding score because it’s not an outstanding game, by its own admission. There are many, many things wrong with it. Yet I can’t also deny the fact that it’s enjoyable – it’s funny, it’s a ridiculous ride and it (obviously) doesn’t purport to be anything other than a bit of a laugh.
  4. Does this game deserve a 10/10 because of its ingenuity, or should it be scored a 7/10 because it lacks modes and variation? Is it a 5/10 because it’s not really a game? Or is it a 0/10 because, really, who would pay good money just to run around as a digital goat? In the end, Coffee Stain Studios delivered what it promised, a ridiculous game featuring goats and explosions.
  5. Apr 14, 2014
    60
    It might have started off as a joke, but the funny thing about Goat Simulator is that it’s a much better game than it has any right to be.
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    55
    Goat Simulator is meant as a joke, and you can tell. It's hilarious, for an hour. When you've seen everything there won't be much to do and the bugs and controls will soon simply annoy instead of delight.
  7. Apr 2, 2014
    20
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 241
  1. Apr 5, 2014
    10
    Goat Simulator is an excellent depiction of what I would imagine a goat's life to be like, while remaining very entertaining. I also thinkGoat Simulator is an excellent depiction of what I would imagine a goat's life to be like, while remaining very entertaining. I also think this game has a lot of modding potential, perhaps adding a goat multiplayer where two teams of goats fight each other using the object around them (COD Goats).

    The graphics are ground breaking, no game could ever match the level of detail this game has. It's also almost bug free. if you haven't noticed because you're an insect, goats always have their heads in things so this is accurate and intentional, NOT A BUG.

    With all seriousness, goat simulator is a great way to kill a few hours and is very enjoyable for those few hours. I think $9 is a very good price for this.
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  2. Apr 1, 2014
    10
    Infinite fun with user made custom maps. This game is absolute insanity. You could even say that is goat is GOTY. The abilities this goat hasInfinite fun with user made custom maps. This game is absolute insanity. You could even say that is goat is GOTY. The abilities this goat has are amazing. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2014
    10
    This game has truly given me a deeper perspective of life. It has it all, a magnificent story that speaks straight to your heart, stunningThis game has truly given me a deeper perspective of life. It has it all, a magnificent story that speaks straight to your heart, stunning voice acting (baaaa), and a wide room for exploration. Expand
  4. Apr 7, 2014
    7
    Its really hard to score this game properly so this is my best try.

    With taking into how much money the game is, as of right now, you get
    Its really hard to score this game properly so this is my best try.

    With taking into how much money the game is, as of right now, you get about 2 - 3 hours of fun. this is not ok.
    BUT! this game was almost made to be modded, which is alright but shouldnt become a common trend in the gaming industry. The industry has way to much wrong with it right now but have simulation games flooding it with LOL MAYMAY jokes.

    Without taking price in the rating:
    The game is empty. Yes, there it is great at first, but after the first hour or 2 it is a pointless dull game with a ton of bugs. it is being updated soon though, along with alot of community mods.
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  5. Mar 6, 2015
    6
    One of the weirdest games I think I have ever played. It's completely crazy - and you know what...it's an amazing amount of fun. The "MMOOne of the weirdest games I think I have ever played. It's completely crazy - and you know what...it's an amazing amount of fun. The "MMO Simulator" is a brilliant piss-take of MMO's in general - and could even fool you into thinking it's real.

    Its shortcomings are a lack of content. 3 maps is all you get here - and none of them are particularly big. The mechanics also get repetitive and dull rather quickly.

    Get it when it's on sale for a few hours of crazy fun.

    Jimbo Rating: 6/10
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  6. Apr 3, 2014
    3
    After the massive amount of hype surrounding the game, I felt pumped up to lay back and giggle for hours. I was also one of the first peopleAfter the massive amount of hype surrounding the game, I felt pumped up to lay back and giggle for hours. I was also one of the first people to buy the game on Steam so I was expecting big things.

    That is not what I got. A minute into the game I knew something was wrong. I wasn't enjoying myself in the slightest. Not once did I ever laugh, but there were a few moments that were a bit entertaining.
    However they did it, Coffee Stain managed to make a game intended as a joke really popular and look amazing, but the whole thing backfired when people realise that's what it really is - nothing more than a dumb joke that's entertaining for less than an hour, not to mention it's ridiculous asking price.

    As many others have said, this kind of game is somehow brainwashing the community and destroying the industry, and yet this kind of trash continues to be littered all over our beloved PC platform and community. There needs to be a big push for indie developers to put actual meaning and heart back into their games. If that means that each indie game has to be a long, meaningful and completely original, similar to something like FEZ, so be it.

    Ultimately, Goat Simulator is nothing more than 2 minutes of mild fun for each of the small amount of things you can do in the game, and from there it just becomes a dull achievement-hunter.

    This is achievement simulator, not the quirky Goat Simulator we were all expecting. Do not waste your time and precious money and make the mistake that me and so many others did by buying it.
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  7. Nov 19, 2015
    0
    Eğlendirici değil, amaçsız, saçma sapan mekanikler. İnsanlar bu oyuna nasıl gülüyor anlamıyorum. Oyun bug dolup taşıyor, o buglardan da komikEğlendirici değil, amaçsız, saçma sapan mekanikler. İnsanlar bu oyuna nasıl gülüyor anlamıyorum. Oyun bug dolup taşıyor, o buglardan da komik bir şeyler ortayaca çıkıyor. Kaymağını yapımcılar yiyor. Normalde başarılar dilerdim ama bugsuz bir oyun yapmaları onların sonu olur. Expand

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