PowerWash Simulator is the perfect game for those looking to have a blast while cleaning up a variety of locations. From a van to a fire station, a playground to the Perseverance Mars Rover, there are plenty of items and locations to clean with a pressure washer. You have a variety of nozzles, cleaning products, and attachments with which you can streamline the process and make it as efficient as possible. It’s absolutely no surprise that PowerWash Simulator is as much fun as it is, whether you’re going solo or joining friends online for a co-op squirt session.
The same satisfying gameplay loop found on other systems remains entirely intact here, and performance (although halved to a maximum of 30fps) is pleasingly stable. The ‘resolution’ of the dirt cleaning process is a bit pixelated when you get in close, but it by no means ruins the fun. Loading times may range from around 30 seconds to over two minutes, but jobs can take so long that you won’t be seeing too many of the loading screens in your time.
Also available is the Tomb Raider-themed DLC, which is strangely not included in the base game, but is free to download from the eShop at the time of writing, with no indication of being paid-for down the line. With this pack you get a whole load of Tomb Raider-y goodies to remotely scrub, and although it’s nothing the base game doesn’t really already offer in terms of cleaning experience, it’s more content to clean, and it’s free.
One thing that is sorely missing, however, is gyro aiming. Gyro aiming would be a match made in heaven in a game like this, but unfortunately it’s not included. However, the dual analogue setup is still satisfying, so it’s not a dealbreaker.
Overall, PowerWash Simulator is a great game that offers a unique and fun experience. With its variety of locations, nozzles, cleaning products, and attachments, you can have a blast while cleaning up various places. It’s also great that the Tomb Raider-themed DLC is free to download, adding even more content to clean. Although gyro aiming is missing, the dual analogue setup is still satisfying.