Just Die Already Review (Steam)

This Just Die Already Review takes on this old people’s mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are old and angry and you’ve just been kicked out of your retirement home. How will you survive in a world that wants you to Just Die Already?

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Just Die Already Review Pros:

  • Bright cartoon-like graphics.
  • 2.09GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, graphics quality (low/medium/high).
  • Censor gore option.
  • Have controller prompts set to auto, Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox.
  • Co-op mode.
  • Four characters – Stanislav, Wally, Kamala, and Lucky.
  • Can change characters from the pause menu.
  • Sandbox Mayhem gameplay.
  • The tutorial is just a pop-up of the controls.
  • Takes a lot of inspiration from games like Goat Simulator, Human Fall flat, etc.
  • Do what you want and play how you want.
  • The bucket list is a list of tasks to do for rewards.
  • Button prompts come up on everything you can interact with.
  • You can hold things in your left and right hand.
  • Press a button to attach the thing to your hand then press again to drop or throw or swing.
  • Comical blood everywhere.
  • Vending machines are where you go to get unlocks and rewards. There are 3 vending machine types – red for weapons, yellow for utilities, and blue for ticket items.
  • Can drive vehicles.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • Unlock new respawn points.
  • Instantly respawn with a button press.
  • Co-op mode has online and cross-play. You can host, join a random game or connect via a room code.
  • Crazy physics at work.
  • There are actually tasks you can do.
  • Depending on the age of the person you are harassing determines how they will react.
  • Sunset of people who will chase you down and beat you up or throw you around.
  • So much to do.
  • Find hidden tickets around the world.
  • Discover new areas with new bucket lists.
  • Equip items you find like helmets, hats, or even peg legs.
  • A lot of verticality in the world.

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Just Die Already Review Cons:

  • Never know where you will spawn.
  • Really easy to get stuck.
  • So many challenges and bucket lists that you cant keep track of.
  • Takes a bit of time to get used to the movement and grabbing items.
  • Driving is a real bitch.
  • The people that chase and grab you are annoying and overpowered.
  • Respawning makes you lose your equipped cosmetics.
  • Vending machines are a drag.
  • Takes a while to get going.
  • The Gimmick wears off after a few hours.

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Just Die Already:

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Developer: DoubleMoose

Publisher: Curve Digital

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
7.8/10

Summary

Just Die Already is a sandbox game in the same vein as Goat Simulator. You play as an old person kicked out of the retirement home and go on a rampage of sorts. You can grab and throw items, steal and drive cars, get beat up by bouncers, shoot hoops and find secrets. It has a lot of funny moments and granted they are random and player-created but it’s still a really funny fucking game. I lost a good few hours exploring the world and seeing how much you can do and it turns out you can do a lot! You have a bucket list that acts as a checklist of challenges so there is an aim in the game but, to be honest you will just laugh your ass off being a stone-cold menace. The deaths are comical, the destruction is over the top and it is just a feel-good game. It is a Gimmick though and with all gimmicks, it does have a shelf life. Multiplayer extends the life and increases the chances of repeat play but as a solo player, it’s not a game you necessarily come back to. You play it once for a long time and then come back when you feel like that exact type of experience. I can’t K ock the game, it’s a huge step up in the genre and the world is well designed but I found the Gimmick to wear thin after a few hours.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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