Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true! WASD to write history.
User reviews: Very Positive (19,711 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 1, 2014

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September 26

Mac/Linux Patch 1.1.29475

  • (Mac)Special characters in the steam profile name no longer cause a black screen with the beach-ball of death.
  • Gamepad support fixed.
  • (Mac)The mouse is captured correctly at startup.
  • The mouse is contained within the screens boundaries.
  • Reset keybindings now works.
  • You can now get the Involuntary QA achievement if the game crashes!
  • The Flappy Goat's hitbox is unchanged.
Enjoy!

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June 26

Mac and Linux versions now available!

Hey goats! The long awaited Mac and Linux ports are now finally availalble for everyone to enjoy. We've been working long and hard to make them happen, but now they're finally here.

The ports might still have a few issues but we will work hard to fix them asap. Please file any issues on the Steam forum or directly to our porter Ryan Gordon (@icculus) at his bugzilla.

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About This Game

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true! WASD to write history.

Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while headbutting a bucket through a window, and you'll earn even more points! Or you could just give Steam Workshop a spin and create your own goats, levels, missions, and more! When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.

Disclaimer

Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.

Key Features

  • You can be a goat
  • Get points for wrecking stuff - brag to your friends that you're the alpha goat
  • Steam Workshop support - make your own goats, levels, missions, game modes, and more!
  • MILLIONS OF BUGS! We're only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we're keeping it
  • In-game physics that spazz out all the time
  • Seriously look at that goat's neck
  • You can be a goat

Mac and Linux Disclaimer

The Mac and Linux ports are still in Beta. Expect problems. We're working on fixing them asap!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible, 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible, 512MB VRAM+; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1,4 GHz Intel i5, 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: MacBook Pro 2011, iMac 2011, MacBook Air 2012
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel i5/i7 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 2013 models or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0-compatible, 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend using proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0-compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend using proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers.
Helpful customer reviews
1,158 of 1,502 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Better Then Call Of Duty Ghosts
Posted: June 4
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276 of 393 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
It's like GTA V but with goats
Posted: April 26
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111 of 146 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Finally, a company takes realistic simulation to its logical conclusion: the most realistic game in human history.
Posted: June 28
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252 of 404 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I don't like it. The gag is as follows.

"Hey! Look at this silly goat! It's doing things that goats don't normally do! lolololololol ragdol fisikz"
As you could probably guess, the gag wears thin quickly. There are some good laughs in the achievement "Micheal Bay", which you get from exploding a gas station, but they're one-time jokes.
The few maps are pretty small, condensed, but don't have enough content to be fun for more than 20 minutes each.

"But you can download more!", I hear you cry, but alas- mods suck. The modding community is smaller than a pinecone that has been grown to a couple pages worth of pinecone-leave-things that crash the game when they're loaded.* The other "goats" you can download and unlock are, again, good for a few laughs. I've never seen another game where Shrek can fly around on all fours with a jetpack before lightly touching a vent and being flung into the stratosphere. The problem is that said experience is just not fun, and it takes control from your hands for a while until you hit the ground again.

The scoring system makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever, it seems to just throw points at you willy-nilly for being airborne and doing some spins or something, but it feels like however many points I got had nothing to do with me, making most of the achievements feel meaningless, as most of them come up to "Score points" or "Stay airborne for x seconds".

I know the game was made in a short time, I know it's meant to be bad, but that doesn't excuse it. Calling a rock a rock doesn't make it better than a rock.* Also, the game doesn't run very well on most computers, and that's weird.

tl:dr
Buy Garry's Mod. Same price, runs better on most computers, the gags in this game can be met and expanded upon with GM, better graphics, more interesting to play, and it also has ragdolls. There's probably a reason why almost every positive review of this game only talks about the fact that goats are in the game, so 10/10.

*Aren't I great at analogies?
Posted: June 13
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
I got more compliments being a goat than in real life.

10/10
Posted: July 11
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18,609 of 20,004 people (93%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
All my life I have been empty. The doctors could not tell me why I was so depressed, and I never knew myself until today. I needed to experience my life as a goat. Goat Simulator has filled the void in my life.

I knew as soon as I hit the truck with my goat that this was what I had been missing. I flew through the air in slow motion, tongue flying around, hitting the edge of the map and rebounding back, landing on (and falling through) the roof of a house. I could not get out, but that did not matter. I was treated with the ability to look down into the house beneath me, seeing the unsuspecting people casually sitting at their computers, oblivious to the sheer terror of the goat above them.

Whether it was playing football with a basketball, swinging lampposts into groups of people or even doing 1080 degree flips, there was no limit to life as a goat. I didn't think it could get any better than this.

I was wrong.

As I jumped and screamed my way around the map, leaving a path of destruction in my wake, I happened upon a golden statue. Curiosity overtook me and I resisted the urge to grab it no longer. My life as a goat changed completely. I had a jetpack.

I knew that this was meant to be, and what my mission from the Great Coffee Stain in the sky was. I was granted the supergoat power of being able to lift people and cars with my tongue. I could survive any impact. I could slow down time with mere thought. Now I could fly. It was time for world domination. Humanity had to be silenced so that the new goat overlords could reign supreme.


All the humans are dead or enslaved. I have won. I am the goat, the goat is me.

Go and goat this game. I kid you not, for mere bucks you can experience a sandbox like no other. Destruction, mayhem, death defying stunts. Seriously, there are more than 921 million goats in the world. Killing the humans was just part of the game. This is a SIMULATOR. Do you understand? A SIMULATOR. This can happen. There are enough goats out there to enslave us and/or kill us.

It is your duty as a human to get this game, so that you may truly know your enemy. An enemy people do not take seriously, an enemy that we know nothing about. Coffee Stain studios have granted us the insight into the true terrifying reality of the impending Goatpocalypse. This is your weapon against the goats. Be prepared, for the goats are coming to get us.
Posted: March 28
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