PowerWash Simulator Reviews

PowerWash Simulator is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2022

After a promising start, PowerWash Simulator begins to expand in a way you cannot tackle feasibly, but only in scale. It's one mechanic polished well enough to get by for a short while.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2022

I’m conflicted when it comes to PowerWash Simulator. On one hand, it’s an absolute bore and a chore with one-dimensional gameplay – can I even call it gameplay? – but on the other, it’s still strangely fun and moreish, and seeing the grime trickle away and the percentage done counter ticking slowly upwards was enough to keep me wasting water for hours on end. It’s an oddity, for sure, but one that I can’t seem to peel myself away from, and the more I play it, the more I wonder if the world wouldn’t be a cleaner place if we could all get the job done with a gamepad.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a very accomplished game despite its rather limited concept. The handling is easy to take in hand and the cooperative mode adds a bit of fun. The content is quite imposing and this is sometimes a flaw. Many missions will take more than an hour to complete. For me, the title is a relaxing game that can be played in small doses here and there. If content updates are planned, I would have liked to go a little further in the concept with why not much more powerful tools. If you're a fan of this kind of game, you'll clearly enjoy cleaning everything. For the neophytes, the game quickly becomes repetitive despite the diversity of places to clean.

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INVEN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2022

A simulator that delivers pure joy of cleaning by removing all inconveniences of water pressure cleaning in real life. Though it can be a boring chore for some people, but there are some people out there including myself whose being healed by this beautiful and quiet cleaning missions.

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PCMag
Top Critic
Apr 19, 2022

PowerWash Simulator pairs water-powered cleaning with relaxing tasks, resulting in a surprisingly zen-like gameplay experience.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 26, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a novel and soothing chore-core game that only occasionally breaks up its own relaxing flow.

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IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2022

PowerWash Simulator's simple yet therapeutic style of gameplay provides an enjoyable way to chill out across its numerous generously sized levels.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

PowerWash Simulator turned out to be a relaxing and immersive experience that gives its best in short and immediate missions, thanks also to a series of gadgets that further enrich the gameplay of the game. Everything gets complicated when the cleaning activity involves levels of considerable extension, monotonous in the long run and marked by some design problems that break the zen formula so sought after by this simulation.

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77 / 100
Jul 19, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a game for people who love a clean space. It’s a meditation for those who need a stress-free break. The gameplay is easy and straightforward, the controls handle beautifully, and the colors jump out with vibrance and life. I do feel like the game is hurt with such a soft delivery on its story and lack of soundtrack. The dirt highlighter could also benefit from multiple color options. I feel that the requirements on smaller objects and crevices could use some tweaking. I love booting this up for some relaxing gameplay. It’s easily one of my favorite games to play on Xbox.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a fantastic and oddly satisfying real-to-life title. With many areas to clean, plenty of cash to earn, and new equipment to buy, you are spoilt for choice. Sadly, though, the action is a little repetitive and some minor tweaks will resolve this problem.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2022

Overall, PowerWash Simulator is one of the best casual game experiences I have ever had. It does get irritating in some places but in the end, it is a fun and relaxing experience that’s worth playing. I would recommend the game to relax or just chill and hang out with friends in co-op.

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8 / 10
Jul 13, 2022

So, that's PowerWash Simulator in a nutshell. It's a really chill addition to Xbox Game Pass that you'll likely end up enjoying a lot if you're into this sort of thing, while others will inevitably think it's boring and too repetitive. It does what it says on the tin though, executing on its concept very effectively, while the addition of online co-op with cross-play between Xbox and PC is a great touch.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

Powerwash simulator is a very pleasant game to unwind. It offers many scenarios and cooperation is a nice addition. However, it is a very big time killer.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is just a comfort game for me and I can see myself playing this for months to come. There is something extremely satisfying about its progression. Playing with friends is a blast and I just love zoning out and making slow progress. These simulation games are getting wild and this is by far the one to click with me. It had me searching prices of power washers in real life, so mission accomplished I supposed developers.

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TheGamer
Top Critic
Jul 12, 2022

Power Wash Simulator is a darling escape into a profession I never knew I had any passion for. I’m not saying I’m about to quit writing and start going to town on my nan’s filthy patio, but there’s something about living a distant occupation through the medium of video games that pulls you in and refuses to let go. Life is stressful right now, so having a place to set my worries aside and clean up virtual arenas while also giving my own mind a good cleanse is more than welcome, and FuturLab has more than delivered on that grounded fantasy here.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 22, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a rare example of a game that more than lives up to its expectations. If the calming loop of the gameplay gets you then you'll easily find hours of your life disappearing along with the dirt and grime. Add in some interesting challenge modes and a story that caught me by surprise and you have a game that more than deserves your time.

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8.1 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a very simple, and very good game. Alone or with friends it’s both fun and stupidly satisfying to clean dirt with water. A healthy variety of locations, tools, a solid upgrade path, and even new looks are on hand to make this one well worth checking out.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Powerwash Simulator is a very zen game. I lost hours of my life just spraying away doing something that felt menial but scratched an itch I didn’t even know I had. This game isn’t for everyone, though. If you don’t find cleaning relaxing, or have issues with finer details, don’t play this. But if you give it a shot, you’ll find a game that is the perfect wind-down game after a long, stressful day.

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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 21, 2022

The 80 hours I spent with PowerWash Simulator were gloriously relaxing; I powered through my favorite podcasts on one screen as I powerwashed the days away on another. It’s an easy way to just unplug from life’s stresses and… you know, powerwash those worries away (along with all that muck and grime, of course). Any perceived issues are extremely minor considering how much bang you get for your buck, and that goes doubly so if you’re an achievement hunter. Make no mistake — PowerWash Simulator deserves the Overwhelmingly Positive rating it’s received on Steam, and if you’re looking for the best way to chill after a long day of work, Muckingham is a dirty stone’s throw away.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

PowerWash Simulator is a fun experience, due to its addicting mechanics and progression system while acknowledging it is still in development. However, it will likely improve as development progresses, and we look forward to seeing what FuturLab has in store.

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