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Video GameGoat Simulator 3 (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Goat Simulator 3 is the sequel to Goat Simulator, where you cause mayhem and destruction as a goat (or other animal) in a relatively realistic world with exaggerated physics. This game adds several new challenges and ways to play to the game, like online multiplayer and unusual mini-games. It's a celebration of strangeness and chaos that lets you wreak havoc to your heart's content.

You play a cloven-hoofed goat in an open-world action game where you steer your goat to do as much damage as possible. the original game started as a joke prototype that caught on due to its extremely silly action and developed a cult following.

The game is popular because of the bizarre, silly and overblown violent action. You head-butt the locals, ram into buildings, cause explosions, and even set off rockets. Unlike other destructible open worlds (like Lego games) here you have no set objectives, goals or busy work to attend to. The incentive is the world itself - both discovering more places to go and even sillier pranks to pull.

Goat Simulator 3 takes you to explore the vast open world of San Angora, filled to the brim with varied locales, wacky characters, mini-games and events to participate in. As you play, you unlock new types of "goat" to play as, including a striped goat (a zebra), a tall goat (giraffe), and even a goldfish. you can also find items to decorate your goat with, including toilet rolls, tea trays, and a working jetpack.

The result is a game that is as fun as it is bizarre. It's one of the experiences that kids love and parents find bewildering (which only makes kids love it more). The latest entry in the series matches the peculiar play of earlier games while adding some new twists, jokes, explosions, and of course an endless supply of goats.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/04/2014, updated in 2022

Price: 80% off

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Coffee Stain (@Coffee_Stain)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can play by yourself or cause mayhem with up to four friends locally or online.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Bad Language and Violence. Earlier Goat Simulator games in the series were rated PEGI 16 for with occasional use of a sexual expletive. Violence consists mainly of your goat character head-butting other goats, people, or anything else that crosses its path. No blood or injuries are depicted to either your goat or the victims of its attackers however; there are locations in which blood can be found on the floor.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The sheer absurdity of the game allows it to appeal to a wide range of different players.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Goat Simulator 3 usually costs £7.19 to £26.99. 

Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator 3

PlayStation Store PS5 £24.99

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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Goat Simulator 3 Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Coffee_Stain) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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