Parents' Guide to

Goat Simulator

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 6+

Silly sandbox game

Whilst the game looks basic and has undeniable control issues, it is full of nice little details to find and explore. Nothing too objectionable in what is clearly a silly comedic setting.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
3 people found this helpful.
age 8+
Rated 12

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36):
Kids say (85):

Odds are you're not expecting too serious of an experience in a game called Goat Simulator. And you'd be right. But that doesn't make the game any less fun. What started as a joke has become a phenomenon and while there's no story to this game and the controls are pretty terrible, it's still a title you can't put down if you're in the right frame of mind.

The downside, and it's a notable one, is that the mobile version of the game is significantly smaller than the PC version (which costs just $5 more). The small environment can be thoroughly explored in a fairly short time period. And while there's still plenty of fun in replaying the game in the same area, it'd be fun to explore new territory.

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