Review: Untitled Goose Game (Nintendo Switch)

It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose. Untitled Goose Game combines sandbox-style simulation with slapstick-style shtick and lets players loose on a sleepy village. Make your way around town, from the village green to the high street shops, setting up pranks, stealing hats, and generally ruining everyone’s day.

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 977mb download size.
  • Can rebind buttons.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Be a Goose gameplay.
  • Game-be a Goose and do a list of tasks to open up new areas and tasks.
  • Humor throughout.
  • All actions can be set to hold or toggle.
  • Can reset the current area.
  • Play how you want.
  • So much fun to play.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Smooth lifelike animations.
  • Nice soundtrack.
  • Some quite devious tasks.
  • A joy to experience.
  • Lovable main Goose character.
  • It tells a brilliant story without any spoken words.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Little replay value.
  • Short game clocked in a few hours.

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Accessibility - 10/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9.4/10

Summary

Every once in a while a game comes along that becomes an instant hit, an absolute joy to play and spawns its own series of memes and gifs. Enter Untitled Goose Game, from the very first moment the world saw the game we were all intrigued, transfixed on what this game was going to be. It is very rare a game elicits this thought, let alone following through. Untitled Goose Game follows through and maybe even exceeds expectations. You play as a Goose and basically terrorize a small rural UK village by being a dick! You steal keys, throw toys in the pond or steal a kid’s plane and make him pay for it again for the shop. Every task is fun and varied, new areas open up as you go and all this with no real urgency or need to hurry up. Play however you like with its simple control scheme but for me, it’s how nailed down they had the animations of the Goose its crazy Goose tech. You must try your best to play this game even for a short time as it’s an instant classic and so much fun you can’t help but leave happy.

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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