Goat Rampage

Common Sense Media says

Silly action/simulation game gets old fast.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

While there are no instructions to the game, learning the basic mechanics is very easy. The bigger struggle is figuring out why you're so intent on knocking things down. 

Violence

As you might guess from the app's name, the titular goat is intent on knocking down whatever he can find, including crates, humans, and other objects. There's frequent cartoon violence, but nothing graphic.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The free version of the app available for Android includes just one, limited level; you'll have to pay to get more.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

You're not required to register to use the app, but the app maker has no publicly available privacy policy -- raising concerns about what information might be shared with third parties.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Goat Rampage is an action simulation game that, yup, lets you play as a goat on a rampage. You'll race around knocking things down till your heart's content in this absurdist title, which insists that you not take it too seriously. There's frequent cartoon violence, but nothing especially worrisome for parents of tweens and above -- and the game doesn't try to nickel and dime players with unnecessary in-app purchases. 

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What's it about?

There's really not much of a story here... As a goat, you destroy everything (and everyone) within sight by head-butting it (or them). The objects range from barrels to elephants. (No, really.) You also have the option of jumping over objects. After a set period of time, the goat dies for reasons that are never made clear. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Is it any good?

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Goat Rampage makes no effort to make sense, opting instead to revel in its silliness and grabbing firmly ahold of the coattails of the current goat gaming movement. It's an absurd game that, admittedly, is fun for a short period purely for its sheer ridiculousness, but it's a one-trick pony (or, more precisely, goat) that quickly grows tiresome. While it's funny to see a goat knock over an elephant, drive a jeep or fly a helicopter once, it's less so the second time. It's a make-your-own-fun sort of game that doesn't work overly hard to help you do that. 

Families can talk about...

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  • Families can also talk about whether this app is a good value for the money.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free-$2.99
Pricing structure:Free, Paid
Release date:April 17, 2014
Category:Action Games
Size:48.70 MB
Publisher:Swift Apps
Version:1.2.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up

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Educator and Parent Written bysaraz October 11, 2014
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bad language!

Was shocked to see that there is bad language! The title of a challenge my 7 year old daughter was completing was called "F$#K THE POLICE". but used the actual word. please update the language warning for this game.
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Too much swearing

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