Job Simulator (VR)

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

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Unscored
Apr 5, 2016

It’s delightful, but it’s delightful for about 90 minutes – with the very important exception that you might very well bust it out every time someone new comes around your house.

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7.3 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2016

Job Simulator is a little on the expensive side for a game that doesn't offer a great deal of long-term challenge, but it's a great purchase for those new to VR or who want a fun and funny game to use to introduce VR to their friends or family.

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74 / 100
Apr 8, 2016

Genuinely amusing and one of the slickest VR experiences to date, Job Simulator is perfect for quick demos of your new headset, but has little long-term value beyond that.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2016

Despite some funny moments, Job Simulator doesn’t offer enough depth or variety to be satisfying

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Unscored
May 31, 2016

It’s fantastically silly, but as with many of these “simulator” games, it’s a concept that can wear thin after a while. It’s a well rounded game that’s definitely worth playing, and perfect for showing VR to people, but that’ll be the main reason why you load it up after having played it for an hour or two.

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6 / 10
Aug 5, 2016

These robots have heart, but not depth

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9 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

I’m not the sort of person to throw cold drinks at small children, and I don’t imagine you are either. I would never see how many parts of someone’s car I could remove before sending them on their way or photocopy my bum in the real world, but here you have it; a game that finally gives you the chance to do all this and more without serious repercussions. Aside from all the silliness there is indeed a great game here too; I’d wager if you had an attention span better than most of the NGB writers you could spend hours doing the tasks as they were meant to be performed and enjoy it enormously. But VR is about offering new ways to play, and new opportunities and possibilities to the player. And Job Simulator is a bright, cheerful and great way to remind us all of that.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2016

A brief delight with satisfying gameplay and irreverent charm, Job Simulator is an early standout on PlayStation VR.

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Unscored
Oct 14, 2016

Job Simulator is as garbage as its name would suggest. Ostensibly yet another inane joke "simulator" game, it tasks you with performing dreary tasks like cooking soup or stamping résumés while wry robots (again) crack wise. The difference here is the robots are actually pretty funny.

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Oct 16, 2016

Job Simulator manages to make the most inane tasks fun with satisfying gameplay and witty dialogue. It's easily one of the highlights of PlayStation VR's launch and should be played by every owner who has the space to do so.

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