The human imagination is indeed fruitful. It’s not every day that you see a goat game being released worldwide. But Goat Simulator is no ordinary animal game. In this bizarre reality, players must evoke their darkest wishes and destroy everything around them using just one tool, a goat. Yes, a goat. This terrific mammal is capable of unimaginable destruction and this simulation represents the true power of goats in a very entertaining and hilarious way.
11. Aesthetics: The Art of Destruction
Aesthetics Score: 8.5/10
It really surprised me to see Goat Simulator powered by the Unreal Engine 3. Mostly because the game is so amusing that it looks strange to visualize such comedy in the shape of stunning graphics. The overall map is relatively small but most of the environmental scenes are quite detailed and realistic. On the other hand, I’ve noticed that some small objects lack definition but that’s probably part of the “small, broken and stupid” game description from Coffee Stain. The special effects and lightening are generally well displayed and I particularly enjoyed seeing my burning goat flying around like a living jet. Besides, most of the environment is interactive. Players can really change the appearance of the world by breaking glass, destroying objects, killing people or even exploding cars. At the end of a playing session, it’s hard to recognize the initial town. It’s as if a hurricane passed by and destroyed every single object.