In Viscera Cleanup Detail, you step into the boots of a space-station janitor tasked with cleaning up after various horrific sci-fi horror events. Instead of machineguns and plasma-rifles, your tools are a mop and bucket. That hero left a mess, and it's up to you to deal with the aftermath.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,588 reviews) - 94% of the 3,588 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 23, 2015

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“You know what I really love about violence? Dealing with the consequences! That’s why I’m so excited to see that Viscera Cleanup Detail, the space station janitor simulation, is now available on Steam Early Access.”
PCGamer

“By setting its mundane stall in the days after events that would be taken oh-so-seriously in another game, Viscera Cleanup Detail manages to be morbidly hilarious without ever telling a single joke.”
EuroGamer

About This Game

Disaster! An alien invasion and subsequent infestation have decimated this facility. Many lives were lost, the facility was ruined and the aliens were unstoppable. All hope was lost until one survivor found the courage to fight back and put the aliens in their place!
It was a long and horrific battle as the survivor dueled with all manner of terrifying life-forms and alien mutations, but our hero won out in the end and destroyed the alien menace! Humanity was saved!

Unfortunately, the alien infestation and the heroic efforts of the courageous survivors have left rather a mess throughout the facility. As the janitor, it is your duty to get this place cleaned up.
So grab your mop and roll up your sleeves, this is gonna be one messy job.
Today, you're on Viscera Cleanup Detail!

Key Features


  • Janitorial Simulation - Step into the boots of a space-station sanitation technician and deal with the horrific aftermath of a sci-fi horror event. Blood, viscera, spent cartridges, worker bodies and other messes litter the facilities.
  • Clean - It's your job to clean up the mess, so clean it up you shall! Use your trusty mop, gloves, dispenser machines, plasma laser and sniffer tool to help you get all that blood out of the floor and off the ceiling! You can even try and punch-out if you think you've done your job.
  • Sandbox Gameplay - Don't want to clean? Just want to make more of a mess and play around with the physics? Go ahead! You can save your game as well; that's kind of us!
  • Multiplayer - You can even enlist some friends/coworkers to come and help you clean up (or make even more mess). Split-screen co-op is available too!

Important:

Buying Viscera Cleanup Detail also gets you our spin-off titles, 'VCD: Shadow Warrior' and 'Santa's Rampage' free!
Santa's Rampage comes included in the main game download AND as a standalone copy you can use to connect with others who only own Santa's Rampage.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Win 7
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Win 7
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
410 of 457 people (90%) found this review helpful
392 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
Clean the floor in our house =NO
Clean bodies and blood in a video game= YES
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431 of 493 people (87%) found this review helpful
442 people found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
in the last 20 years, i cleaned more in this game, than in real life
because its fun! especially in coop. really..

99/10
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162 of 171 people (95%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
144.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
I'll admit, I bought this game ironicly. 100+ hours later and I'm considering getting a part time job as a janitor IRL. There's something seriously zen about mopping up the aftermath of all these 'incidents' and not having to worry about trying to stop them for once! As a bonus, the devs have a great sense of humor which is sprinkled throughout the various notes and incident reports in each level.

If you're not into the whole zen thing, there's also a p sweet speedrun mode. There's even character progression of sorts, in that your office is persistant and has its own secrets.

My only complaint is sometimes it's not obvious when my mop is saturated with gore due to colored lighting, but I could probably just pay more attention.

9/10 A+ Would clean again
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121 of 125 people (97%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
This is not an easy game to review. So I'm just going to wing it.

It's long, it's boring, it's dull; and that's explicitly why I love it.

This is not a game about shooting, bleeding, goring, slashing, looting, any of that; this is a game about cleaning after all the aforementioned has been said and done..
You're not a space marine, you're a space janitor.

There are multiple tools, water buckets (which will dirty as you clean off your mop in it, don't spill it either or it'll make a bigger mess), brooms (only efficient for sweeping tiny things), sniffers (to find missed messes though these can be turned off), stationary incinerators (how you get rid of garbage), wastebaskets (to put the garbage in to carry it) and maybe one or two other things I'm forgetting at the moment.

There's something cathartic, something calming about this game and others like it that completely break the status-quo because they try to simulate what is ultimately mundane and boring, but in a game format.
You're not getting shot at, you're not getting killed, there's no real threat (as far as I'm aware) on any of the levels; just you, your mop, and whatever level of determination you have to actually get the job done.

The maps will tell you an estimated time they take to complete, and boy can they actually take HOURS to get done, which is why it's nifty there's a co-op feature so you can call in your friends to expediate the process.

Graphics wise, it looks very nice and is very well optimized.

So, if you want a good looking, boring game about cleaning up bloody messes, then this is definitely the game for you!
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102 of 106 people (96%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
This is an excellent co-op game with friends! The game first might seem like cheap youtuber bait that's fun physics for an hour, but actually it is a really solid game that I keep wanting to play again and again. It might not sound appealing (yeah you're cleaners and handymen and you have to do your boring job, no shooting), but I've yet to play a session that didn't have tons of laughter.

In theory, it could be described as an efficiency puzzle game. What is the best way to sort out this mess? Do you start collecting body parts first because they leak blood around? Do you start mopping the blood first so others don't leave more bloody footprints around? Do you start with the welder to fix bullet holes which will definitely cause some fires and leave messy scorch marks? What is the safest path to the incinerator? Which one of you put this stick of dynamite in my biohazard bin?

In reality though, it becomes this slapstick Laurel & Hardy simulator. Cue the Pat & Mat theme, you're carrying something explosive carefully to another part of the level for safe disposal, but on the way your friend is mopping the floors and walls while having his bucket full of bloody mess in the middle of the corridor. You fail to spot the bucket, trip over it, spilling the red muck all over the clean hall and then whatever you were carrying hits the wall, setting it off, at least causing a fire if not outright explosion. The mess gets hilariously worse, some of you probably die and you're laughing your asses off.

The workplace safety is atrocious here, you can trigger deadly defense turrets, switch on the gravity while your friend is floating 15 meters up, nudge your friend into a Sarlacc pit while he's cleaning near it, you can crank the company boombox volume so loud it will detonate nearby explosives with the bass. All of this would be terrible in an actual cleaning job, but here failure just creates more hilarity (and deaths). For added stupidity, I'd suggest trying out a control scheme you're not too familiar with, spilling buckets with the Steam controller's gyro was amusing.

On top of carrying brains, mopping blood and supplying vending machines and repairing machinery, you can be a detective by discovering clues and investigating the death scenes. What event took place here and killed everyone? Rogue AI? Bioterrorism? Madness-inducing artifact? For bonus points, in the post-level survey you can try to deduce the actual causes of death for each corpse. Was this guy eviscerated by an alien lifeform, but the other guy in the room actually shot himself before that?

The levels are really well designed, full of hidden details and endless nods towards movies. For example, there's a pretty accurate Event Horizon map, complete with toggleable gravity and an accident-prone airlock! There's even a sort of on-going plot throughout the game, one of your colleagues has gone crazy and has hidden clues over the levels, you're supposed to deduce where his hideout is located and how to get there.

Some of the missions take just half an hour, the longest ones might take over three hours if you're really OCD and want to 100% clean every corner. It might work as a solo game for some, but it's definitely best in multiplayer, progress is quicker and there's more possibilities for funny mishaps with a crowd. Because this game isn't actually a shooter or just a walking simulator, it's something really unique and I would recommend everyone to at least try it if they have the chance, unless you can't handle blood and splatter comedy.

Finishing a level is optional, it's even pretty funny to just pick a map and make more mess with the bucket physics so it ends up looking like the lawnmower scene from Braindead. But then again, just cleaning after a horrendous massacre so all that's left is shining chrome and polished corridors is oddly satisfying...
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