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Goat Simulator Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Goat Simulator takes the animal avatar in a cloven-hoofed direction. It’s an open-world third-person action game where you steer your goat to do as much damage as possible. What started as a joke prototype turned into this extremely silly game with a cult following. It's bizarre, silly and involves overblown violence.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 23/05/2014, updated in 2015

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation

Developer: @Coffee_Stain

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete. After finishing the main story there is lots to collect and extra content to try taking duration towards 30 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Goat Simulator offers one free expansion pack and three premium expansions that add locations, content and new things to do. On iOS all the expansion packs require purchase.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

 

Rated PEGI 16+ with occasional use of sexual expletive. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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