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PowerWash Simulator

By Dwayne Jenkins, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Relaxing cleaning simulator proves less is indeed more.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
I’ve only ever watched youtubers play this! I thought it was a very fun and simple game! Only down side is, PlayStation does not have it.

Is It Any Good?

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It's easy to dismiss a game about cleaning dirt and grime with a high-powered pressure washer as a joke that would be a supremely boring gaming experience. But PowerWash Simulator is anything but boring. The game constantly keeps itself interesting by giving players a host of targets to clean, from houses to playgrounds to amusement parks, from trains to other vehicles. The soothing sound of your pressure washer combines with the satisfaction of watching water seamlessly cut through dirt and filth to make even the most hopeless of cleaning projects a battle of determination and carefulness. The end result of a job well done speaks for itself as players are given a sped-up time-lapse of their efforts from the dirt-riddled beginning to the satisfyingly clean, shiny end. Further heightening the enjoyment is the option to bring friends along as you coordinate to complete a particularly intimidating project.

The glue of your cleaning journey, though, comes from the top-notch, easily accessible options at your disposal. You start with a basic pressure washer that does well on its own, but as you complete jobs, you'll earn money to buy better pressure washers -- and even extensions that increase your cleaning range or a variety of soaps that are specific to certain surfaces, speeding up bigger jobs significantly. The challenge ramps up through the Career mode, as people hear of your elite cleaning skills and offer you more elaborate and challenging projects over time. There's also an easy way players can see even the smallest specks of dirt with the press of a button, a welcome, essential feature as some objects are small or have smaller parts, and it can be difficult to figure out where the dirt is by yourself. Switching between pressure washers, extensions, soaps, and whatever else you may need is quick and easy. There's even a way to have your pressure washer blast water at all times without needing to hold a button, another minor yet crucial available feature. This cleaning simulator cuts absolutely no corners when it comes to considering player satisfaction, an increasing sense of challenge and accomplishment, and a calming experience that manages to make an otherwise ordinary task fun and enriching.

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