Let’s make this short and sweet. In Untitled Goose Game, you are a goose. Go figure. Your mission is to inflict mayhem and chaos throughout the fictional village by terrorizing its citizens. Tearing up gardens. Stealing from the market. Invading a pub. Each new scenario becomes just as zany and enjoyable as the last, culminating in a short adventure of mischief that is perfect for any person who enjoys being a troll. Some sections require a straight-forward approach, while others see you employ strategies of stealth and subterfuge.
The controls are simple and work great for honking, flapping wings, and grabbing items, with a little bit of touchiness entering the fray when you’re trying to run and weave your way between obstacles or people. While it was a small nuisance, it didn’t tarnish my enjoyment of the game in the slightest. The ways that you can interact with the world around you are hilarious and innovative, but never anything mind-blowing. I never grew tired repeating shenanigans if I messed up an objective the first time around. The music is nigh non-existent and only consists of a frantic piano tune that rises and falls with the extremity of your goose’s antics. It served its purpose enough, but wasn’t memorable in any way. And it doesn’t need to be.
My final verdict for this tiny game? Get it if you like being an agent of chaos. It is not a perfect creation, but it completes the mission of mischief it sets out to achieve. You will likely only clock in a handful of hours with this title, but it is an enjoyable experience from start to finish and I look forward to revisiting it in the future! I also jumped right back in to start completing some of the bonus objectives that unlock when you complete the main story (although I finished a few during the main game on accident and they were checked off all the same). Being chaotic evil has never been so fun and lighthearted! This game will get your goose, so give it a go!
Final Rating: 4/5
Review Score Translator
5/5- Magnificent! A quality game that goes above and beyond to deliver a near-perfect experience
4/5- Great! A game that is a joy to play despite a few minor hiccups along the way
3/5- Fun! A good game that has some issues, but is still worth playing despite the frustrations
2/5- Meh! A game with at least a handful of redeeming qualities, despite the majority of it being a mess
1/5- Yikes! A game that shouldn’t have been allowed past the final stage of developer approval