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Goat Simulator 3: Everything We Know

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We'll be the first to say that 2022 has been one of the weirdest years in gaming, no thanks to chaotic titles like Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Saints Row, and, I don't know—Hatoful Boyfriend. And honestly, it's only about to get weirder, with Goat Simulator 3 set to launch later this year on consoles and PC. But what else do we know about the second (yes, second) instalment to the legend of the rampaging goat? Here's everything we know about it.

What Is Goat Simulator 3?

Goat Simulator 3 is a third-person simulation game that puts you in the trolling hooves of a rampaging goat. Like its first two chapters, the game will revolve around an open world setting, which will let players roam around and wreak havoc in for points, achievements, and absurdly unorthodox memories. Again, there's no real structure to it, other than the one that you and you alone develop as you pot around causing mindless chaos.


So, is there an actual story to this monstrosity of a simulation game? Well, technically, no. But then, I suppose it all boils down to what you'd class as a story. If, for whatever reason, you'd consider a goat tooling around headbutting innocent pedestrians in the groin a “story,” then sure, Goat Simulator 3 has a story. Other than that, though, this is very much a run-of-the-mill endless runner with a whole lot of creative sandbox elements. With a goat in it.


The good news is, Goat Simulator 3 will feature a four-player co-op mode, which means it isn't just you who can destroy the poor city of San Angora, but an entire herd. There is, of course, still a single-player mode that will allow for lone goats to patrol the neighborhood and shake up the community. Unlike its previous chapter, though, multiplayer is very much recommended, if only to squeeze all the wacky goodness from the root.

You'll no doubt recognize the traditional half-baked open world setting that made an appearance in the first game, too. This time, you'll take to San Angora, a tropical city resort that reeks of wasted potential. With a destructible metropolis at the tip of your hoof, the world truly is your oyster. It's time to suit up and turn civilization on its axis — the goat is here to stay, and it's your job to make sure people know it.


So, what on earth happened to Goat Simulator 2, anyway? Well, that's the thing. As it turns out, developer Coffee Stain Studios never actually made a second chapter of the game; Goat Simulator 3 is a title the studio came up with to troll its audience. And funnily enough, it was actually a toss up between that, or Goat Simulator 4. You know, basically anything to throw in some sort of tongue-in-cheek banter before releasing it to the world.

It isn't clear when exactly Coffee Stain Studios begun stringing together the pieces for Goat Simulator 3, though it was confirmed that a lot of DLC that was originally built for the first game did contribute towards establishing the foundations for the sequel. The game itself ended up being announced during the Summer Games Fest in June 2022, at which point it was given a late-2022 release window.


Goat Simulator 3 Gameplay Trailer

Does Goat Simulator 3 have a trailer? Yes — yes, it does. And if you've seen the early teaser footage of Dead Island 2, then you'll no doubt recognize quite a few of its elements that Coffee Stain Studios made no effort to cover up whatsoever. You can check out the trailer for the sequel just above.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Goat Simulator 3 will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on November 17, 2022. At the time of writing, neither Sony nor Microsoft has mentioned anything about the game coming to Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus as a day-one exclusive. This is subject to change, of course, as the first Goat Simulator did eventually make its way to both platforms a year or so after its initial release. As it stands, though, you will only be able to purchase Goat Simulator 3, either physically or digitally.

Goat Simulator 3 will come in two editions: Standard Edition, and Digital Downgrade Edition. You can see what comes included in each version down below.

Standard Edition — $29.99

  • Goat Simulator 3 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC)
  • “Jiggly in-game Pre-Udder” — if pre-ordered

Digital Downgrade Edition — $39.99

  • Goat Simulator 3 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC)
  • “Jiggly in-game Pre-Udder”
  • Old school Pilgor
  • Full Tank armour (Goat Simulator MMO)
  • Goat Zero skin (GoatZ)
  • Space helmet & suit (Waste of Space)
  • Masks of Don Pastrami, Valentino Salami, Dolph Spaghetti & Humphrey Ciabatta (Payday)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • 3D Printing Files for Pilgor, Tony Shark, Goat Tower, and a Trinket

For more information on Goat Simulator 3, you can follow the official social handle here. You can pre-order your copy of the game today from any major retail outlet, either in a physical edition, or a digital one.


So, what's your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Goat Simulator 3 later this year? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.