PSVR Review: Vacation Simulator

After Job Simulator, you’ll need a vacation…simulator…

Welcome to the Vacation Simulator, a rough approximation of VACATION inspired by real human NOT JOBBING, brought to you by the same robots behind the Job Simulator. Reallocate your bandwidth and get ready to splash, s’more, snowball, and selfie your way to optimal relaxation.

Job Simulator has to be one of my favourite VR games and I was always hoping for either more jobs as DLC or a full-blown sequel. Instead, we get a spin-off of sorts as you trade in your jobs for a relaxing holiday, also as a simulation. You can visit different types of holiday destinations like a beach, forest or snowy mountains and try different activities there, including mini-games against AI. You’ll also try your hand at similar activities from Job Simulator like serving food, or you can go hiking, diving and try making sandcastles just to name a few.

There’s a good variety of things to do in Vacation Simulator, even something basic like beach netball is a blast. The PSVR controls aren’t always the most intuitive, but they do work most of the time and resetting the camera usually fixes inaccuracies overall. I have had similar problems with PSVR games in the past, but Owlchemy’s games usually are the easiest to fix when you come across an issue like that.

Job Simulator had tons of witty dialogue and hilarious one-liners as it poked fun at professions. The same level of comedy can be found in spades in this game, while the visuals are just as amusing to watch as before. The load times are mixed, but the locations are nicely designed and the animations are superb.

The Verdict

Vacation Simulator is a great take on holidays through PSVR with the benefits of no crowds and it’s a damn sight cheaper than a real holiday. Owlchemy has done it again, now if we can just get them to make a Job Simulator 2…

Score: 8.5