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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: 69 out of 246
  1. Apr 6, 2014
    10
    What baaa it's okey Goat Simulator it's my life... And 2 nice Flappy Goat Bye flappy bird you its nod god. Very goof game buy for fanny life.What baaa it's okey Goat Simulator it's my life... And 2 nice Flappy Goat Bye flappy bird you its nod god. Very goof game buy for fanny life. 10/10

    ~ItsEdvinas
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  2. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    This is probably the most creative game released since Portal. It makes no sense, it is **** crazy, and it is tons of fun. Its strength is itsThis is probably the most creative game released since Portal. It makes no sense, it is **** crazy, and it is tons of fun. Its strength is its random insanity and lack of any real substance. It is easily worth $10 for the humor. 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. Jul 3, 2018
    6
    I'm brother, lol .
  6. Rem
    May 29, 2017
    4
    An example of a game that took Youtube by storm on the back of its own absurdity, Goat Simulator is an interesting look on what passes forAn example of a game 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 suck.
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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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