- Release date: 4/5/2016
- Developer: Owlchemy Labs
- Publisher: Owlchemy Labs
- Genre: Simulation
- Languages: English
- Features: Single-player, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, SteamVR Collectibles, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Tracked Motion Controllers, Room-Scale
- Requirements: View details
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- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
- Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Sound Card: N/A
- Additional Notes: VR ONLY!
Job Simulator Review: Goofy and Fun Workplace Video Game
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Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is a video game in the genre of virtual reality simulation that gives you a chance to explore some real job task with a comical twist. The game was developed by Owlchemy Labs, and you can download Job Simulator for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.
There is not much to say about the graphics of the game, as it’s not intended to be realistic or overly complicated. The game is created in the cartoonish style and has bright and colorful visuals that make you feel like you have entered a fun reality where you need to do certain tasks. The graphics definitely work for this game and are quite pleasant so that they can be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike.
As it was mentioned previously in this Job Simulator review, this game is a workplace simulator. Depending on a certain job that you are given in the game, your goal is to complete a series of tasks that a person having this job would commonly do. The job options include a store clerk, an office worker, a chef, and a repairman. On average, it takes 15 minutes or more to complete the given tasks for each job.
What makes the game even more entertaining is that you can do whatever you want with the objects and see whether developers have foreseen such turns of events. You are likely to be surprised at how the game reacts to your mischief. There are plenty of hidden gems in the game, and you just have to explore them and have fun. When you are in virtual reality, even mundane tasks can turn into something comic.
After you explored all the jobs that were given to you, there will be access to some bonus modes that add a little bit more replayability and variety to the game.
You are likely to run into some insignificant issues when it comes to grabbing objects in the game. Unless the PlayStation camera is positioned perfectly, it can be difficult to take items and open cabinets that are below your waist. If you drop something from the table, the item will automatically appear on the table again, but it can then become difficult to remove all the stuff. In most cases, there isn’t anything behind you in the game, but you can expect your hands to disappear if you turn around as your body will be blocking the view for the camera.
Replay Value: 2
The replay value of this game is quite low. Once you have explored everything that it has to offer, and this won’t take a long time, there are no challenges there to keep you interested. The game offers you the same types of scenarios for each job, and while it’s entertaining while it lasts, it’s unlikely that you will want to play this game again. To have higher replay value, the game definitely needs a lot more job options and environments.
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is an entertaining game to play with both other people and on your own. The game allows you to explore a certain job-related environment in whichever way you want. The game is quite short and sweet, so there is no reason to expect anything grandiose from it. If you want to spend some fun times playing a VR game, it is undoubtedly a great option to download for yourself.
It is a goofy little game that is likely to make your laugh thanks to some absurd situations. If you are into having some fun, download Job Simulator and challenge your creativity.
Pros : Plenty of opportunities to have fun and explore;
Bright and colorful graphics in a cartoonish style;
Extra game modes.
Cons : Not challenging enough to make it truly exciting;
The game is too short;
Low replay value.
Replay Value 2.0