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What 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.
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?
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.