PowerWash Simulator is a video game where the objective is simple: to clean dirty buildings, vehicles and objects. And we love it.
I fell into the virtual cleaning trap. One night, when it was already time to go to bed (around 2 am), I launched the video game PowerWash Simulator, notably available in Xbox Game Pass. I only turned off my Xbox Series X an hour later, eyes sore, yes, but with a sense of accomplishment. As his name suggests, PowerWash Simulator is a cleaning simulation. With a karcher and various tips, we must remove all dirt from objects, vehicles or buildings. So much for ecology.
PowerWash Simulator could be another ultra-complex simulation that would please the few purists – and leave the rest alone. This is not the case. Because you can’t imagine how satisfying it is to see a surface get rid of all its dirt after a few times with a pressure washer. You don’t even have to be a lunatic to enjoy the show. The pleasure is immediate and addictive: you always want to shine one more object. You will no longer let go of your controller until the completion rate reaches 100% – hence the risk of shortened nights.
PowerWash Simulator sucked my soul
Manage your music
The soundtrack to PowerWash Simulator is very minimalist and revolves around a few sound effects. In short, schedule your best podcasts and playlists.
IN PowerWash Simulator, the task is simple: you have to clean, clean and… clean. For this we have a karcher with different nozzles, which offers different nozzles. They are characterized by the surface they cover and, by extension, their power. Specifically, the more concentrated the beam, the more powerful and precise it is. At this point, PowerWash Simulator is quite realistic. To this arsenal is added the possibility of using cleaning liquids adapted to the different materials (which are not always of remarkable efficiency) and the possibility of directing the beam (vertically or horizontally). There is also a dirt sensor that is able to detect all the places that still need to be cleaned. Be careful, you have to take out the magnifying glass when there are only a few centimeters left to strip.
In short, there is nothing deeply magical or technical about it PowerWash Simulator. The only real limitations are related to the time required (tackling a building is time-consuming) and the sometimes complex shape of the items to be cleaned. Some less accessible corners require some thinking, or even require playing the acrobats to reach the raised spots. The hero can also squat, lie down or use very practical accessories (stepladders, ladders…). And by collecting money, he will be able to acquire increasingly efficient cleaning tools. This small pleasantness of progression is not the most interesting part of PowerWash Simulatorbut allows you to vary the pleasures a little.
Happiness in a comparison :
The developers of PowerWash Simulator know which levers to pull to motivate players to leave everything behind to spend their lives cleaning up. Besides the visual satisfaction (for example, seeing a metal shine again), there is this percentage that only increases, these hard-fought stars or even this little timelapse movie at the end (as if it was a huge achievement). And since the career mode imposes no time limit, PowerWash Simulator is often nothing more than a good moment of relaxation, combined with a test of patience.
You pause your brain, take aim, pull the trigger and…that’s it. It happens that certain tasks are more stubborn than others, requiring multiple passages of karcher (small confession: it’s even more gratifying). Last good idea from the studio: the missions alternate between the short ones (a simple vehicle) and the long ones, even the very long ones. Finally, nothing is done to rush you and no one can be zero PowerWash Simulator. The only pressure it is in your vacuum cleaner.
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