Percentile Rank

Vacation Simulator is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 9, 2019

All VR headset owners should own at least one Owlchemy Labs game, and this is the company's best yet.

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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 22, 2019

I have a lot of VR games because I think they transcend barriers for non-gamers, and they are also a whole lot of fun. Job Simulator was a great way to break in new players, but I have to say that Vacation Simulator will be supplanting (or at least supplementing) their previous effort. While some of the minigames won't keep you coming back, there's enough here to keep you busy for quite a while. Owlchemy Labs has spent four years hard at work, but I'm gonna enjoy bit of my Vacation Simulation.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

Vacation Simulator is without a doubt an amazing follow up to Job Simulator. It brings fresh ideas to the table along with the series trademark humour. Its very fun to play and even more fun to mess around in its varied environments. If you loved the previous game you will love this. Both me and my family were glued to this game the whole time we played it, its a joy to play.

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GBAtemp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2019

A stunning effort in building a range of experiences, in a coherent VR world, that keeps you intrigued throughout. It's a highly polished, physics packed, rollercoaster of excitement and exploration. Highly recommended for a bit of escapism and guaranteed fun.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 5, 2019

Vacation Simulator goes well beyond what we originally expected from this sequel. It cleverly expands on just about everything from the original game while bursting with the same lighthearted humour and the kind of immersive interactivity other VR devs could only dream of achieving. It's a lot cheaper than a real holiday too, and involves less time sharing sweaty metal tubes with other humans, which definitely helps.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2019

Vacations are supposed to be fun and breezy – and that's exactly the way I would describe Vacation Simulator. Full of silly laughs and sunny good times, Vacation Simulator also delivers just the slightest edge of dark humor to keep teens and adults engaged. With a wide variety of puzzles and activities - any of which can be skipped – Vacation Simulator has a bit of something for everyone, while expanding on the original game in interesting ways.

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Flickering Myth
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

Though some of the novelty has worn off, Vacation Simulator serves up another charmingly off-kilter VR quirk-fest.

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Squared Potato
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2020

Vacation Simulator gives us a fun relaxing experience, where any break you take from the real world, can be filled with hobbies, humorous situations and unexpected surprises, in an environment totally conducive to rambling and leaving out the problems and thoughts that disturb you in the day-to-day.

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Game Informer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2019

Going on vacation is an expectedly relaxing experience that doesn't demand much from the player, which makes Vacation Simulator play like an introductory VR experience

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

With some very smart additions, Vacation Simulator is a suitably more free flowing and open ended experience than its predecessor. Larger locations, reasons to revisit, and a huge range of things to see and do, this is a successful evolution of the silly sandbox antics Owlchemy Labs does so well. Despite PS Move tracking issues and no real step forward in writing, this is another mindlessly fun time-waster for when the summer Sun dips behind the clouds.

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Nerdburglars
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

Vacation simulator does a great job as a sandbox that shows all of the cool little things you can do with VR. If you have just bought a VR headset and are looking for games to play, this one is well worth picking up. Much like the narrative, this game feels like more of an experiment than an actual game. You won’t sink a lot of hours into it, but in the 5 or 6 hours you spend playing it, you will encounter a huge amount of the cool gameplay elements that make up VR games.

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INDIANTVCZ
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

Vacation Simulator brings nothing new to the table and is basically same as Job Simulator. It's a nice game for a short period of time, however it starts to be repetitive after a while. Dialogues and texts are pretty funny but it's just not enough for game to be enjoyable for a longer periods of time. It can be entertaining enough for younger players and kids if they are able to understand one of the languages of the game.

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NookGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

I did enjoy Vacation Simulator, but I will note that it is fairly expensive for the amount of time some people may get out of it. If this will be your go-to game for the kids and introducing people to VR, it’s a good investment. If you just want to play it through once yourself, it could be an idea to wait for a sale. It does feel like a pity to say that because of the quality of the game, but you can see most content within two hours.

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