Goat Simulator 3 review: Goat Theft Auto

It’s more Goat Simulator, but on a grander scale, and that’s a good thing.

Back in 2014, Coffee Stain Studios released a game the world never knew it needed. Centered on a troublemaking goat, Goat Simulator ushered in a new style of game that would bring smiles to faces for years to come: one focused totally on animal hijinks. After almost a decade since Coffee Stain’s capricious Capricorn took center stage, there’s a new sequel that looks to build on the original. Goat Simulator 3 (yes, this is the second game in the series, why do you ask?) is able to do that even if some aspects of the game are more “funny strange” than “ha-ha funny.”

Beyond the farm

Goat blowing up a gas station in Goat Simulator 3

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If Goat Simulator was all about wreaking havoc in a small town, imagine the level of mayhem that an entire open world lends itself to in Goat Simulator 3. Coffee Stain doesn’t do much to mess around with the original title’s formula. Why break what isn’t broken, especially when the whole appeal of the game is to break as much as possible? All of the spontaneous, low-pressure, zany fun of the first game is still in the sequel. There’s just a lot more of it.

Players take on the role of a single goat. Sure, Goat Simulator 3 has missions. In fact, the game features a loose plot involving a Goat Illuminati and building a Goat Castle to its highest level. Players can take on various missions and complete them in order to earn towards building up the Goat Castle and unlocking new areas inside. Those who want to work towards completing whatever semblance of a story this game has, they’re welcome to go nuts. That’s not the main point of Goat Simulator 3, though. The idea is just to go bonkers and have fun causing trouble out in the world.

The goat doesn’t have a lot of moves by itself. It’s possible to do flips in the air, but other than that, the goat is a goat. Players can headbutt objects and people and use the goat’s tongue to drag objects around. They can also use the “baa” button to try and scare folks or get someone’s attention. That alone is worth a few hours of fun. However, what keeps this game interesting is how many different toys Coffee Stain puts out into the world.

License to goat

Goat friends in life vests in Goat Simulator 3

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By the time I hijacked a car to drive around, mow down pedestrians, and explore the world, I started to get the vibe that Goat Simulator 3 is like the golden era of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Remember those days when your friends or someone in your family would grab a controller, not really knowing or caring about the context of the story, and would just go out and play around in the sandbox? Goat Simulator 3 captures that perfectly and without the downside of dying, since the main character is basically immortal. Blow him up, fall from space, or mow him down with a harvester, the goat pretty much can’t be killed by anything.

On top of being able to steal cars and go on joyrides, the open world is filled with random objects, complex apparatuses, and points of interest. Over the course of my time with the game, I was able to find conveyor belts, a giant cannon aimed straight at a ring of fire, and dozens of fans or other wind gusts that took the action to the air.

When I say “to the air,” I mean every word of that, because Goat Simulator 3 is defined as much by its over-the-top ragdoll physics as it is by its main character. People will either slump over completely or get sent flying by marginal contact, which adds that much more of an incentive to blow up a gas station or create a similar kind of disaster that will send random people and objects skyward. The problem is that it doesn’t take much to get the ragdoll physics going at all to the point that they’ll sometimes go off unprompted. I’d sometimes see a person randomly rubberband into another pedestrian or a car teleport into a wall. There aren’t enough of these engine hiccups to totally ruin the experience, but they are noticeable.

Back to the subject of intentional mayhem, completing missions and tasks can unlock various cosmetic items. Sometimes, the items will be purely for show. Other times, they’re necessary to complete certain quests. Then there are items with actual functions, which add another ingredient to the spontaneous fun formula. Functional clothing items can serve a gameplay purpose, such as the paraglider that helps with traversal. Mostly, they’re there for total wackiness, like a holy hat that allows players to ascend pedestrians straight to heaven with the press of a button. The only problem here is that most functions will be mapped to the same button by default. In one instance, I was having some trouble sending people to the great beyond after I realized that the Captain Yankee shield that I had on my back was mapped to the same exact button and knocking people over on contact.

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Getting your goat

Source: Coffee Stain Publishing

Few games define “mindless fun” quite like Goat Simulator 3. This is video game junk food. There’s nothing serious here: no high stakes narrative, gripping characters, or greater lesson about life. It’s just dumb fun with a goat and, sometimes, that’s perfectly fine. Coffee Stain even allows friends to dive in with random events placed throughout the map. While up to four players can get in on the action through local split-screen or online and carve their own path of destruction, mini-games like King of the Hill will sprinkle in some competition to mix up the formula.

Where Goat Simulator 3 feels limited is with its engine. Granted, the ragdoll physics that feel like they’re pulled straight out of the 2000s Havok engine are a major part of this game’s appeal, but it’s less fun when I’m running into random AI quirks, pathfinding bugs, sudden ragdoll hiccups, or texture pop-in. A game like this doesn’t need the most cutting edge engine to work, but it also shouldn’t feel like it’s running on anything limited.

Despite issues with the game’s engine, Goat Simulator 3 is going to go down as a guilty pleasure. It’s relaxing in all the ways the original game was and a fun reminder that gaming doesn’t always have to take itself so seriously.

This review is based on an Epic Games Store digital code provided by the publisher. Goat Simulator 3 will be available on Thursday, November 17 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox for $29.99 USD. The game is rated T.

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can’t enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

‘Goat Simulator’ Mobile Guide: How To Get All Goats Including Anti-Gravity, Space, Tornado And Cheer On iOS And Android

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Just in time for Christmas, Coffee Stain Studios unveiled an unexpected treat for iOS gamers – a free download of their popular game, Goat Simulator. If you’ve just started playing the game, you’re bound to find the quirky antics of the goat plenty of fun in and of itself, but the game does offer an engaging challenge as players complete tasks to unlock various new goats. While some goat can be unlocked by simply accumulating enough goat trophies, others require a number of tricky steps. We’ve been playing the game a couple of days now, and have managed to unlock all the Goatville and Goat City Bay goats – including tricky fellows like the Anti-Gravity and Space goat. We’re still working on the Goatville High Goats, but we’ll add those to this guide as soon as we unlock them. Below we’ve step by step instructions for unlocking all the goats in Goat Simulator on iOS, along with a few YouTube videos to help those who might have trouble visualizing written instructions. Check it out!

‘Goat Simulator’ Cheats Guide: How To Unlock And Get All The Goats In The Mobile Game

When you first start out in the game there are five goats, which are already unlocked for you. They include:

How To Unlock All Goatville Goats

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The Anti-Gravity goat is one of seven Goatville goats to unlock in Goat Simulator on iOS. Find out the secret to unlocking him, here. Photo: iDigitalTimes

Ripped Goat – to unlock, find three trophies in Goatville

Tall Goat – to unlock, find five trophies in Goatville

Pitch Stuff/Pitching Machine Goat – to unlock, find six trophies in Goatville (Special Skill: this goat shoots baseballs)

Feather Goat – to unlock this goat, you need to obtain 10 goats trophies in Goatville.

Anti-Gravity Goat – to unlock, go to the construction site and climb up a ladder to the second level. Find a big black circle leaned against a wall and lick it. Leave the construction site and go behind some houses towards the railroad tracks. You’ll see a big green pipe in front of a bridge. Drop the black circle inside the pipe. A portal hole will be created that you fall down. When you stop falling, keep walking through the portal till you get to the door of an office space. Walk through the office to a metal ramp. Go down the ramp till you see a white cement wall with a big circular opening. Walk through the opening to the back corner of the room where there are some fans on the wall with another doorway above. Jump up to that doorway. There is a fan. Jump on the fan to get up to the next level. Run through the hallway till you get to a wall. Your goat will suddenly start falling out into the town with a bubble around its head. The Anti-gravity goat will be unlocked. (Special Power: Running/jumping up, you actually fly!)

Queen Goat – to unlock this goat you need to climb the tower in front of the spawn location. Then, go through the door/window. Go down the hall to a set of doors and enter. You’ll arrive at a throne room and the Goat Queen will be unlocked.

Evil Goat – find the devil circle/demonic altar at the top of the mountain in Goatville (red circle with goat in middle). You need to capture five humans and place them on the altar. When you do, the Evil Goat is unlocked.

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How To Unlock All “Goat City Bay” Goats

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Repulsive Goat is a nasty little goat you can unlock in Goat Simulator. He is one of 8 goats to unlock in the Goat City Bay location. Photo: DigitalTimes

Rocket-Skate Goat – unlock one trophy in Goat City Bay

Whale Goat – unlocks when you get three goat trophies in Goat City (shoots water but can’t move around much or lick)

Robot Goat – unlocks when you get six trophies (it punches people and licks from the robot arm)

DeadGoa7– unlocks when you go to the rooftop party in Goat City and attack the DJ.

Repulsive Goat – unlocks when you jump at a spot above the water that has a sewer pipe below it and go into the sewer (has a nasty green haze/cloud around it that repulses people and the run away).

Hitchhiker Goat – to unlock this one, go to a home near the bottom of the mountain and find a pool. Grab a towel beside the pool with the number 42 on it. Lick it to unlock (no special powers other than whales falling from sky when you press power).

Tornado Goat – to unlock this goat, go to the windmill without the man standing on top and climb it. At the top, you should find a grey tornado statue. Lick it and run through the skatepark, up the mountain and find the wind altar. Once there the Tornado Goat will unlock (When you press power you summon a tornado).

Space Goat – go into town down an alley between the burgundy and olive colored buildings. Jump on top of the big, blue box and lick the white ring. Continue through the alley towards the road in front of the Ferris wheel. Make a left and head toward a garage on the right. Stick it in the hole in the beige wall. Behind the wall you’ll see something on the floor — it is an alien resurrection device. Go back out the garage to the left towards the Ferris Wheel. Make a right, and head down the road for a while till you get to the mountains. Head up the mountain to the right until you find the spaceship/UFO. There will be a metal structure beside it. Lick it and carry it back to the garage to place on the alien resurrection device. The Space Goat will now be unlocked.

How To Unlock All “Goatville High Goats”

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Goatville High is a tough place to fit in for a little goat. Here you can unlock five goats in the iOS version of Goat Simulator. Photo: iDigitalTimes

We have not unlocked these goats yet ourselves, so for the ones we’re still working on, we’ve posted the hints featured in the game. When we unlock them, we’ll update this guide.

Cheer Goat – to unlock, head to Goatville High football field. Go to the cheerleader on the far right and lick her leg. Drag her to the end of the field towards the goal posts. Jump through to “score” and the Cheer goat will be unlocked.

Artsy Goat – to unlock, attend the outdoor art class at Goatville High and headbutt the art.

Hex Goat – to unlock, head to Goatville High and dispel the wizards (more details soon).

Prom Goat – to unlock, help the prom queen get off the stage – probably by headbutting or licking and throwing her.

Stoned Goat – to unlock, ring the school’s bell and then take a history class in the homeschooling bus and learn something.

Have some favorite Goat Simulator tips and tricks to share? Send them to c.harbison@ibtimes.com and they could appear in our next article — with a hat tip to you, of course, for sharing!

‘Goat Simulator’ Mobile Guide: How To Get All Goats Including Anti-Gravity, Space, Tornado And Cheer On iOS And Android

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Just in time for Christmas, Coffee Stain Studios unveiled an unexpected treat for iOS gamers – a free download of their popular game, Goat Simulator. If you’ve just started playing the game, you’re bound to find the quirky antics of the goat plenty of fun in and of itself, but the game does offer an engaging challenge as players complete tasks to unlock various new goats. While some goat can be unlocked by simply accumulating enough goat trophies, others require a number of tricky steps. We’ve been playing the game a couple of days now, and have managed to unlock all the Goatville and Goat City Bay goats – including tricky fellows like the Anti-Gravity and Space goat. We’re still working on the Goatville High Goats, but we’ll add those to this guide as soon as we unlock them. Below we’ve step by step instructions for unlocking all the goats in Goat Simulator on iOS, along with a few YouTube videos to help those who might have trouble visualizing written instructions. Check it out!

‘Goat Simulator’ Cheats Guide: How To Unlock And Get All The Goats In The Mobile Game

When you first start out in the game there are five goats, which are already unlocked for you. They include:

How To Unlock All Goatville Goats

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The Anti-Gravity goat is one of seven Goatville goats to unlock in Goat Simulator on iOS. Find out the secret to unlocking him, here. Photo: iDigitalTimes

Ripped Goat – to unlock, find three trophies in Goatville

Tall Goat – to unlock, find five trophies in Goatville

Pitch Stuff/Pitching Machine Goat – to unlock, find six trophies in Goatville (Special Skill: this goat shoots baseballs)

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Feather Goat – to unlock this goat, you need to obtain 10 goats trophies in Goatville.

Anti-Gravity Goat – to unlock, go to the construction site and climb up a ladder to the second level. Find a big black circle leaned against a wall and lick it. Leave the construction site and go behind some houses towards the railroad tracks. You’ll see a big green pipe in front of a bridge. Drop the black circle inside the pipe. A portal hole will be created that you fall down. When you stop falling, keep walking through the portal till you get to the door of an office space. Walk through the office to a metal ramp. Go down the ramp till you see a white cement wall with a big circular opening. Walk through the opening to the back corner of the room where there are some fans on the wall with another doorway above. Jump up to that doorway. There is a fan. Jump on the fan to get up to the next level. Run through the hallway till you get to a wall. Your goat will suddenly start falling out into the town with a bubble around its head. The Anti-gravity goat will be unlocked. (Special Power: Running/jumping up, you actually fly!)

Queen Goat – to unlock this goat you need to climb the tower in front of the spawn location. Then, go through the door/window. Go down the hall to a set of doors and enter. You’ll arrive at a throne room and the Goat Queen will be unlocked.

Evil Goat – find the devil circle/demonic altar at the top of the mountain in Goatville (red circle with goat in middle). You need to capture five humans and place them on the altar. When you do, the Evil Goat is unlocked.

How To Unlock All “Goat City Bay” Goats

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Repulsive Goat is a nasty little goat you can unlock in Goat Simulator. He is one of 8 goats to unlock in the Goat City Bay location. Photo: DigitalTimes

Rocket-Skate Goat – unlock one trophy in Goat City Bay

Whale Goat – unlocks when you get three goat trophies in Goat City (shoots water but can’t move around much or lick)

Robot Goat – unlocks when you get six trophies (it punches people and licks from the robot arm)

DeadGoa7– unlocks when you go to the rooftop party in Goat City and attack the DJ.

Repulsive Goat – unlocks when you jump at a spot above the water that has a sewer pipe below it and go into the sewer (has a nasty green haze/cloud around it that repulses people and the run away).

Hitchhiker Goat – to unlock this one, go to a home near the bottom of the mountain and find a pool. Grab a towel beside the pool with the number 42 on it. Lick it to unlock (no special powers other than whales falling from sky when you press power).

Tornado Goat – to unlock this goat, go to the windmill without the man standing on top and climb it. At the top, you should find a grey tornado statue. Lick it and run through the skatepark, up the mountain and find the wind altar. Once there the Tornado Goat will unlock (When you press power you summon a tornado).

Space Goat – go into town down an alley between the burgundy and olive colored buildings. Jump on top of the big, blue box and lick the white ring. Continue through the alley towards the road in front of the Ferris wheel. Make a left and head toward a garage on the right. Stick it in the hole in the beige wall. Behind the wall you’ll see something on the floor — it is an alien resurrection device. Go back out the garage to the left towards the Ferris Wheel. Make a right, and head down the road for a while till you get to the mountains. Head up the mountain to the right until you find the spaceship/UFO. There will be a metal structure beside it. Lick it and carry it back to the garage to place on the alien resurrection device. The Space Goat will now be unlocked.

How To Unlock All “Goatville High Goats”

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Goatville High is a tough place to fit in for a little goat. Here you can unlock five goats in the iOS version of Goat Simulator. Photo: iDigitalTimes

We have not unlocked these goats yet ourselves, so for the ones we’re still working on, we’ve posted the hints featured in the game. When we unlock them, we’ll update this guide.

Cheer Goat – to unlock, head to Goatville High football field. Go to the cheerleader on the far right and lick her leg. Drag her to the end of the field towards the goal posts. Jump through to “score” and the Cheer goat will be unlocked.

Artsy Goat – to unlock, attend the outdoor art class at Goatville High and headbutt the art.

Hex Goat – to unlock, head to Goatville High and dispel the wizards (more details soon).

Prom Goat – to unlock, help the prom queen get off the stage – probably by headbutting or licking and throwing her.

Stoned Goat – to unlock, ring the school’s bell and then take a history class in the homeschooling bus and learn something.

Have some favorite Goat Simulator tips and tricks to share? Send them to c.harbison@ibtimes.com and they could appear in our next article — with a hat tip to you, of course, for sharing!

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