Goat Simulator Review

Goat Simulator Review

Oct 6, 2014

Five dollars for an Android game is quite the price. Especially when that game in particular is Goat Simulator. But you know, this is fun. Even on Android.

By now you could be familiar with the concept of and idea behind Goat Simulator. The development of Goat Simulator started of as a joke during a Game Jam, but quickly gained popularity amongst the internet. The idea was to make a stupid game where players could do everything but nothing and live the life of a goat in a big city, while they ignore the basic laws of physics. It was called a simulator, because of the surprisingly popular games like Farming or Truck Simulator on pc.

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This is a product of mockery. In every pixel. In every sprite. And it’s stupid. And you should not buy this game on pc. Or mobile for that matter. Even the developers said so on their own product page on Steam. But you know what, this game, as dumb as it is, is damned fun. It is the perfect game to escape real life and just goof off in a strange world where the rules of physics are different and where nobody seems to care that a small goat is actually a penguin.

It kept me busy for quite some time – longer than I would like to admit. I missed the hype on pc, because I don’t have a laptop where I can comfortably game on, so I was actually glad I could try it out myself, after seeing some of the most hilarious Let’s Play video’s in a long time (looking at you, Steam Train!). But there were two things I didn’t like: the game world isn’t as big and doesn’t feature as many places to go to as in de pc version and there weren’t many other styled ‘goats’.

But is it worth five bucks? No, God, no. For a gamer, there isn’t anything to invest in. Is it a fun way to escape a busy life? Yes. So if you would like to play it, I’m sure the developers don’t mind you downloading a .apk file from somewhere on the internet, so you can play it without actually have to pay for it (figure of speech, the developers need to eat to, you know :)).

Goat Simulator Review Rundown

8.0
Graphics/Sound - The game actually looks very well on Android.
7.0
Controls - Controls could be better, but I'm not a fan of on-screen digital control schemes in general.
7.5
Gameplay - You can do anything you'd like, and nothing.
7.0
Replay Value - There are some subgoals to go for, but when you're done with it, the fun is over.
7.5
Overall - Goat Simulator on Android is just like it is on pc, only smaller. Much smaller.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

Wesley Akkerman
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