Goat Simulator: The Bundle
Top Critic Average
It's supposed to be terrible, because it's satire, but you reach a point where you begin to feel like the deliberate poor quality is an insult rather than a jape.
For what was initially meant to be a humorous take on the many "simulator" titles, it’s not quite GOATY, but Goat Simulator and the Mmore Goatz expansion does a good job of being entertaining in a way that you'll be laughing too much at the on screen carnage to really care about the 'intentional' bugs.
With its ‘no fail’ gameplay, your titular goat is pretty much invulnerable to all Goat Simulator has to throw at it; huge falls, car wrecks, massive explosions, Billy will pretty much pick himself up again and again. Ironic really as someone needs to put Goat Simulator out of its own misery.
Goat Simulator is a bundle of fun. Its baffling lack of polish and crazy misdemeanours are so charming and, in all honesty, hilarious, making this hard to put down... initially. Playing it with a friend will provide a couple more hours of entertainment, and could liven up a party a little if it needs an ice breaker. That said Goat Simulator is a lot of things and in the end it will wear thin. A fun romp but only while it lasts. In the words of its creators, you'd probably be best to spend your money on something else, if it's not on sale.
Lumo takes all of your rose-tinted memories of the isometric adventure genre and manages to faithfully re-create them – whilst making the much-needed changes that make going back to those old games so painful. True, some gamers won’t appreciate the soft touch, but Noyce caters for them too if they want more of a challenge.