This simulation as fun as it is ridiculous, and the concept of how silly it is is constantly reinforced from the start of the game. (Even in Goat Simulator +'s description, you're encouraged to spend your money elsewhere, maybe to buy a real goat with some friends. Players are even told how many bugs were left in this game.) Parents may like that it's less graphic than the original 2014 version on computers, and is closer to its mobile successor for iOS and Android. And as an Apple Arcade title, there are no in-app purchases or ads to sit through. So this is the version to get for your family, but be sure to pack a game controller to make it easier to play than the finicky touchscreen controls for iPhone and iPad. Along with its over-the-top premise and multiple challenges, Goat Simulator+ excels in the feeling of freedom -- the developers really nail the "sandbox" vibe -- plus it's a blast to unlock additional "goats" like a giraffe (called a "Tall Goat"), an Ostrich ("Feather Goat"), a Great Whale ("Giant Goat"), Spider-man-themed goat, and so many others.
You may even laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of it all, such as head butting a car and having it explode, sending your limp body down the road several feet. Or jumping off a mountain and landing on a water tower, before kicking people around trying to enjoy a picnic. To keep things fresh, the different worlds each have their own theme and missions. Aside from some finicky touchscreen controls and no multiplayer, which would have been a blast, you won't find much to complain about with Goat Simulator+. For those looking for something different and funny, this download is a no-brainer as an Apple Arcade subscriber (even if you've played other console, computer and mobile versions in the past). The game won't go down in history as the GOAT (greatest of all time), but no doubt you'll have a fun and memorable time with it.