Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Job Simulator

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I would have to say that when it comes to VR games, Job Simulator is one of the most iconic that has so far been created. I have so far played this game on every VR device that it has been released on and no matter how many times I play it, I always have a great time. The Oculus Rift may not need its extra horsepower for a game like this, but that does not matter as it is still a great time.

The basic idea of Job Simulator on Oculus Rift is something that I had a lot of fun with. In the future, we have a race of advanced robots who are curious about what humans were really like. One of the most “important” aspects of being human is, of course, having a job. So these robots decided to make a simulator to try and replicate what it was like for humans going to work. The sense of humor that the game has is very tongue in cheek and I really do like that.

Job Simulator for the Oculus Rift has four different jobs for you to do. You can work in a convenient store, you can be an office clerk, you can work in a garage and you can also be a chef. Each of the jobs uses the same kind of mechanics so once you get the hang of the controls, you will be able to go and do a hard day’s work at all of them. What I like is that while the controls may be rather universal, each job certainly has its own feel.

For example, working in a convent store will see you have to take orders, bag groceries, make people fast food and even deal with the occasional robbery. The garage, on the other hand, has you need to use more problem-solving skills as you try and figure out what is wrong with the car that has been brought to you. While there are many tasks for you to complete in Job Simulator a huge part of the fun is just screwing around and doing what you want. If your boss is a jerk in the office, throw something at him! A customer is grouchy in the store, chuck a drink at them! Job Simulator is just so much fun to play that it never gets old.

As I write this a new mode has been added that is kind of like an “endless” mode where the idea is that you work the nightshift and you basically just keep on working, putting in all that overtime! This is something I really liked and it is the perfect mode if you want to fire the game up and just screw around for 10 minutes or so. While four jobs may not sound like a lot, Job Simulator is the kind of game that you will find yourself coming back to time and time again as it is one of the most fun experiences you can have on the Oculus Rift. I played the whole game with the touch controllers and never once had a single control issue.

No matter what version of Job Simulator I have played I have always had a great time. While I am looking at the Oculus Rift version of Job Simulator today. The fact of the matter is that it really does not matter what kind of VR device you have. If you can get Job Simulator for it, you simply must add it to your collection!

Pros:

The tongue in cheek humor is fantastic

I like how different all of the jobs are

The art style really does have a lot of personality

It is a game that is very easy to learn

The endless style mode is a lot of fun

Cons:

It is the same as all the other versions

You can drop an item pretty easily which can be frustrating some times

Oculus Quest Game Reviews – Job Simulator

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As soon as I heard about the Oculus Quest, I knew that Job Simulator would be one of the very first games that would be released for it. In all honesty with you guys, Job Simulator is a game that every VR gamer needs to have, no matter what they are gaming on. The wireless nature of the Oculus Quest actually makes this a pretty darn fun and easy game to get to grips with.

The idea of Job Simulator is a lot of fun. There is a race of robots in the future and they are trying to figure out what made humans tick. Of course, going to work every day is a big part of being human so they created this job simulator to see if they could figure out what it was like for humans to work. There is a very tongue in cheek and dry sense of humor to this game and I love it!

Job Simulator splits the jobs up into four different things for you to do. You can work as a car mechanic, in an office, as a chef and also in a convenient store. Each one of the jobs has different tasks for you to complete and characters for you to interact with. I will say that the one you like best will probably differ to the one I like best. I say that because each job while using the same kind of gameplay has a very different feel to it.

The one that I really gravitated towards was the convenient store clerk. I loved messing around in this store! You can make hotdogs, serve people drinks, get the paper and even make things jumbo sized if that is what the customer wants. Heck, you can even deal with getting robbed! You never know who is going to come through that door and I think that is why I like that mode the best.

The way that you control Job Simulator on the Oculus Quest is great. You need to move around quite a bit, including turning around. The convenient store one, for example, features a lot of reaching and grabbing. The car mechanic requires a bit more precision in your movements. Thankfully the Oculus Quest controllers are more than up to the task. The fact that the Oculus Go is wireless really comes into its own here.

For example, playing this on a PlayStation VR is a rather different experience in some cases as the camera has to be a good distance away. Job Simulator on the Oculus Quest does not have this issue as the device is fully wireless. It may not sound like much, but being able to turn around without any kind of wire getting in the way did make the game much more enjoyable for me. Speaking of enjoyable, each of the different jobs has so many things for you to screw around with. Working as a chef, you can get really crazy and try and serve up all kinds of gross food. It is very amusing and it does keep the game fun, even though there are only four different jobs for you to do.

I thought that Job Simulator was a great game the first time I played it on PlayStation VR and I think that it is even better on the Oculus Quest. This is just a really great game and one that is just as much fun to watch other people play and try and figure out. If you want a silly, immersive and memorable game for your Oculus Quest, you need to get Job Simulator!

Pros:

Great humor to the whole game

Each job is fun in its own way

The visuals have a lot of charm to them

Makes great use of the Oculus Quest

Very easy to learn

Cons:

May get a little thin after a while

You can drop things by accident which is annoying