Goat Simulator

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 67 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The controls of the game are difficult to manage, making precision impossible and often leading to navigation troubles or awkward camera angles. 


This is one angry goat, head butting people, cars, and pretty much anything he feels like. He can also blow up a gas station. Good thing he's indestructible, too. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Goat Simulator is ... well, a simulation game about goats. There's all sorts of violence as the goat goes on a rampage, gets run over by cars, and falls from tremendous heights. But the game is all meant as a joke -- and the use of a ragdoll physics model makes the goat (and his victims) pretty indestructible and harmless. Users can play locally (in the same house) as others or have a multiplayer-like experience, though you're really only playing against the game and not other players. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byEpicMonkey447 November 27, 2014

ALOT of demonic references

This game is not for any Christian families that want a funny game. it has lots of other innapropriate language in it too (for the PC version). Firstly there is... Continue reading
Adult Written byFather10147 November 9, 2019

Demon goat is unbelievable

Any good religious family would not let their children play this game with a sacrifice to a demon that’s a sin.
Teen, 15 years old Written byppom9 November 17, 2015

Great Game, One Recommendation

I love this game, and think it is for young kids. On Steam, I think you should buy it when it's on sale. One thing I say is, you should TURN OFF EXPLICIT C... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 21, 2020

best game ever

bruh its like fun and yea violnt but i dont even know how to get the dEmOn ThInG sooo stop also y is it 9 plus on the app store then? (iOS user here i dont like... Continue reading

What's it about?

There's really not much of a story in this simulation that started off as a spoof. As a goat, you'll run and prance around a town, head butting whatever you'd like and jumping from great heights, earning achievements along the way. Collecting items around the town will unlock "tall goat" (a giraffe) which does the same sort of things. Players control the goat with their thumb on the bottom left side of the screen, while jumping, head butting and initiating other actions on the bottom right.

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how something silly can still sometimes teach you something. Watch a YouTube video on how ragdoll physics works in animation and game design.

  • Families can also talk about goats and what they're really like. 

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For kids who love goofy fun

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