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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 236
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    10
    This is truly the most exciting game of the year. Screw the Stick of Truth, screw Dark Souls II, THIS is the best game of the year. No,This is truly the most exciting game of the year. Screw the Stick of Truth, screw Dark Souls II, THIS is the best game of the year. No, decade. This is truly... GOATY Expand
  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. Sep 22, 2014
    6
    Ok, this is probably one of the toughest reviews I have had to consider...
    Have you ever played a game that is made 100x's funnier because
    Ok, this is probably one of the toughest reviews I have had to consider...
    Have you ever played a game that is made 100x's funnier because it's full of bugs that are left in and never removed? Welcome to my life...

    Goat Simulator (GS) is a niche game. You must like niches in all their forms and glory to appreciate this game. You must also not consider the value of money and like to spend hours modding things that earn you no glory except being able to text your one friend with a **** grin saying, 'look! look what you can do NOW! isn't it awesome, it's shiny!'

    Anyways, to point:
    This is a small developer project that leaves the player with the impression that after five minutes of playing, you have really played and paid for five minutes of content too. There just isn't that much to do. There is an arcade style of bonuses for very limited activities- such as ooohh boffo! destroy stuff in under a minute! Do a handstand! Do a barrel roll! When in comparison the complexity really arises, and also the enjoyment, in the form of self-appointed goals that the game will never recognize as an achievement.
    Such as: let's set someone on fire, grab him, drag him to someplace high and see if you can then toss him far enough to light the gas station on fire, blow it up and destroy a passing truck. Can you do that? then pioneer the exhibition by posting that video on youtube, because, well really, NO ONE has done that before, right??? In fact, do that while twitch-ing yourself making fake surprised expressions that no one believes wasn't practiced by you sitting in front of a mirror making faces like you were a Disney Animator.

    The strong point of this game is where the developers stop: the user crafted content. Because unless you find new ways to open end crack this very tiny open world environment, you are looking at the deathmatch version of Grand Theft Auto 4 where no one has ever finished the game, because we never got past the joy of driving over peoples feet, getting 5 star warrants and running into the Emergency room with a rocket launcher yelling "allahu akbar."

    So, really, how do you rate a game like this? If you love indie work, love to mod, and love parabolic motions of goats with a neck that does weird things with collision boxes, this game is a 10. But if you feel the cost of a tiny game with a premise that doesn't grow beyond 2 minutes of chuckles, you don't program and you like Stanley Parable rewards for linear gameplay, then this is a 2.

    So I picked 6, because 10 is more than 2.
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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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