Xbox One Review: Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator

The ultimate trolling game?

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator is exactly what it sounds like. You play 1v1 battles and cast insults at each other for maximum damage, but is there more to it than that?

Well, you begin with a board of words and you take it in turns to make an insulting sentence…if you can’t make one or are looking for more bite to your insult, you may be lucky enough to have a “…” icon which means your opponent will take their turn, but you will retain your current insult for the next round in the hope that the next round of words will help.

The problem is that the words are so randomly generated that getting some of the game’s achievement-specific phrases like “Your mother is a hamster” could potentially take forever since there are so many possibilities. The game clearly takes its inspiration from the likes of Monty Python, with the above phrase and one of the scenarios even takes place in a pet shop and is a parody of the classic “Dead Parrot” sketch.

The game is simplistic in its pixilated design, poking fun at us Brits and even having a character called Maggie who looks like Thatcher. You can play standard matches either locally, online or against AI as well as competing in the campaign’s tournament mode which pits you against 5 other opponents.

The game is fun in short bursts, but it does get tedious after a while. Some insults will not make any sense if the words aren’t kind to you, but you should still do some damage as long as you end it properly, while some insults can benefit from starting a combo of the same word after a previous insult.

The Verdict

Oh Sir…The Insult Simulator is an interesting game and a fun one that will have you try and find the best way to offend your opponent. Each character has their own weakness like family issues or fear of technology that you’ll need to capitalize on for victory. It’s good fun, but like I said it’s best in short bursts.

Score: 7.5