Advertisement

Goat Simulator


  • Currently 4.1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.1/5 (49 votes)
| Comments (0) | Views (1,372)

Goat Simulator

JoelyBeanWhat's this?—a majestic billy goat in its natural habitat. It emits a gentle piercing shriek before charging gracefully through the glass walls of a nearby greenhouse. After executing a very impressive backflip, the goat explodes a gas canister, scattering a crowd of protestors. Finally, the goat latches its long adhesive tongue onto a passing truck and tumbles away with dignity. Truly, this sublime beast is a sight to behold. If this description has you confused, you haven't yet had a chance to play Coffee Stain Studios', ah, unique new simulation game, Goat Simulator. Described by the developers as "small, broken and stupid," the game employs abstract humour, open-ended sandbox gameplay, and a tone of indulgent silliness to craft an experience enjoyable for nearly anyone.

Goat SimulatorThe [WASD] keys are used for movement and the [spacebar] to jump, but players can also headbutt or kick with by left-clicking, enter ragdoll mode with [Q], "lick" things with [E], and perform a variety of other tricks. There is no overarching objective to the game or even a way to "win," but there are points to earn, countless goals to accomplish, collectibles to find, and even a hidden mini-game or two to discover.

Though the concept satires typical "realistic" simulation games much like Surgeon Simulator 2013 did, Goat Simulator's gameplay stands up extraordinarily well on its own. Though it often feels like a skateboarding game or even something from Garry's Mod, for the most part Goat Simulator is simply incomparable. The game's visuals, background music, and completely irrational physics make it clear that this game is not to be taken very seriously, but this is part of what makes it so much fun. The first time you careen down a waterslide while dragging a helpless person along with your elongated tongue is pure gaming joy... and the second time you do it is no less wonderful either.

The feverish excitement surrounding a game like this has the potential to mask criticism, but in this case, the hype is not misplaced. It has its glitches and flaws, but these problems are celebrated rather than hidden. It will take much longer than you'd expect to exhaust the resources of the admittedly small default world, but when you do, there are a myriad of maps and mods created by the game's already substantial community. If you have some extra money and this seems like your brand of humour, the $9.99USD is more than worth it for a game that, more than anything else, is just plain fun. This is one time that it's definitely okay to follow the "herd mentality."

WindowsWindows:
Get the full version

Mac OS XMac OS X:
Not available.
Try Boot Camp or Parallels or CrossOver Games.

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
394 Views
1 Comment
Primary Max> Lori.h Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.  ...
372 Views
0 Comments
Manor Memoirs> starchild Scarlett has just moved into an old, decrepit manor, looking for inspiration for her new book. But who can write in a house that's falling apart? That's where you come in. As a seasoned interior decorator/garage sale organiser, you will do your best to raise money to renovate the old place. Manor Memoirs is a wonderfully sweet hidden-object/time management hybrid that's guaranteed to make you smile.  ...
2,946 Views
14 Comments
History Museum Escape> Dora Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.  ...
891 Views
6 Comments
Letter Monsters> JoelyBean Building off the success of games like Triple Town, Threes!, and 2048, Letter Monsters puts a cute (and fuzzy) new face on combine-three grid games. Re-learn your A-B-C's across over sixty levels of strategic sliding, and use eight unique boosters to help yourself out on iOS, Android, and in your browser!  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret

Browser game of the week

Gridland

Mobile game of the week

History Museum Escape

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.