Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game in which you are wreaking havoc, and it’s now out on PS4! Read below to see why this is a must-have game in our Untitled Goose Game review!
Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.
A horrible goose (that’s you)
A town full of people just trying to get on with their day (you hate them)
A dedicated honk button (!!!)
As the adventure begins, it is clear that Untitled Goose Game will bring us into new gaming territory! As we begin, we are introduced to our goose friend who was hiding inside of a bush. As we get out of the starting zone, we are introduced to the control scheme, which is quite easy to use: the Circle button uses your beak, the L2 button lowers your neck so you can reach stuff on the ground, and the R2 button spreads your wings. That’s all you’ll have to worry about!
The first mission you get to do once you’re out of the starting zone is completing some chores in the garden, generally making the gardener’s life miserable by stealing his lunch, getting him wet, stealing his keys, and tools. I felt bad for him, and yet it was oddly satisfying at the same time. Once we are done with him and complete everything needed to ruin his day, we move past his shed and garden and into a new area where we must now annoy a shopkeeper and a scare a small child. Once we’re done with them, we continue to annoy other residents of the city.
Each section of the game features a checklist of things that must be completed to be able to progress to the next section, and I liked how it was puzzly enough so that you have to stop and think about how you’re going to tackle the next thing on the list. A few checklist items are quite harder to complete and will require thorough thinking on your part. As you press through the campaign, the difficulty of each task starts to increase at a steady pace, so you’re certainly in for a good challenge by the time it’s all said and done.
The presentation of Untitled Goose Game is amazing, with the game’s great art style, and everything is running at a fluid 60 frames per second. Also worthy of mention is the game world itself, which doesn’t load at all as you carry on to new areas, and is a single coherent map – the whole game fits in a city block of a few houses with paths opening as we annoy the residents. I also have to give a shout out to the menu, which is hilariously built using a camping site style.
Untitled Goose Game took me around three hours to complete once, and it will require some extra work if you’re aiming at getting the Platinum trophy for this particular game. Trophies are awarded for completing all the tasks of each sector, some miscellaneous feats through the game, as well as for doing a speedrun of the whole thing, so good luck with that!
Untitled Goose Game is a really enjoyable and original title, and I liked how it is presented to you on a silver plater, so that you can become the most annoying you’ll ever be… and the get rewarded for it! This game is an easy one to recommend if you’re looking for a different experience on PlayStation 4 as you’ll have a lot of fun playing through the handful of hours worth of content its campagin has to offer.
PSN Game Size: 890MB
This Untitled Goose Game review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Panic.