Assessment – PowerWash Simulator VR

PowerWash Simulator is likely one of the oddest success tales within the historical past of gaming, in case you ask me. There are dozens, perhaps a whole bunch of menial job simulators out out there, with nearly all of them being completely boring duds the place I continuously query the chance of the existence of a fanbase or demand for them. Then comes FuturLab, a small staff from the UK, making a recreation all about cleansing completely disgusting objects with high-powered equipment, with no penalties, occasions, or failstates. It’s simply meant to allow you to calm down whereas cleansing a van, or a backyard, or Cloud’s motorbike from Last Fantasy VII. Contemplating its easy-going nature, and the very fact it’s a first-person recreation, a VR model was mainly an inevitability. PowerWash Simulator VR is right here, and simply as anticipated, it’s nonetheless fairly good.

PowerWash Simulator VR relaxing

Nonetheless oh so stress-free, regardless of not being visually spectacular.

That is, by and huge, the identical recreation because the “base” model of PowerWash Simulator, except the licensed-theme expansions, such because the SpongeBob or Again to the Future ones. The remainder of the sport is right here, from the prolonged profession mode to the possibility of cleansing the Mars Rover, in case you so want. The primary distinction between PowerWash Simulator VR and its non-VR counterparts, when it comes to gameplay, is the extra intuitive aiming system. You need to use your fingers to succeed in that pesky spot stopping you from getting a 100% price on an object, for example. That alone makes this specific model the best-playing of all of them, even when the added problem of getting to shove a visor in your face to be able to play it doesn’t make it essentially the most COMFORTABLE of ports.

Both that is set in a post-apocalyptic suburb, or I used to be employed to wash a crack den.

Compromises needed to be made in for PowerWash Simulator VR to correctly run on the already dated Quest 2 {hardware}. I say this though I’m penning this proper after taking part in Murderer’s Creed Nexus, a recreation that proves the little visor can render some spectacular visuals. It appears simply pretty much as good/unhealthy because the Nintendo Swap model of PowerWash Simulator, with the issue that you simply’re taking a look at dated fashions with restricted textures proper in entrance of your face, making these setbacks really feel extra noticeable.

Then once more, this visible compromise and the occasional framerate hiccup weren’t essentially main deal-breakers. PowerWash Simulator VR has no fail states, being a recreation meant so that you can merely decide up and calm down in a borderline static state, so not wanting the half wasn’t a lot of a problem as, say, the setbacks taken to be able to shove GRID Legends into the Quest 2. It nonetheless appears first rate sufficient, and the act of seeing layers of grime disappear after a stream of pressurized water continues to be fairly satisfying.

We’ve lastly found water on Mars! We will lastly clear our rover!

Digital actuality makes PowerWash Simulator extra intuitive and immersive, however nonetheless very stress-free. Positive, the convoluted nature of getting to place a visor onto your face for prolonged intervals of time implies that this recreation received’t be performed in classes so long as those you’ve been taking part in on PC or console. Nonetheless, you’ll nonetheless have tons of enjoyable with PowerWash Simulator VR. I positive did. The superior management scheme, and the novelty of taking part in such a recreation on VR are sufficient to make this specific port of the cult hit my favourite, though I don’t suppose it’s one of the best one, at the least technically talking.


It doesn’t look pretty much as good as its console counterparts, and it does endure from the occasional framerate problem, although the latter isn’t an excessive amount of of a problem in such a static recreation. It nonetheless appears charming, although.

Much more intuitive than PowerWash Simulator on a console, as you should use your fingers to succeed in that tough spot stopping you from getting a 100% price on an object.

I hope you just like the sound of extremely compressed water popping out of a nozzle. That’s all you’re getting on this recreation. Although I’ve to confess that there’s one thing oddly soothing and stress-free about it.

Digital actuality makes PowerWash Simulator extra intuitive and immersive, however nonetheless very stress-free. Granted, having a giant visor in your head isn’t the definition of rest, however the level stands. It’s wonderful in shorter bursts.

Last Verdict: 8.5

PowerWash Simulator VR is on the market now on Quest 2.

Reviewed on Quest 2

A duplicate of PowerWash Simulator VR was supplied by the writer.


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