Developer: DoubleMoose Games
Publisher: Curve Digital
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBox One, PC
Reviewed On: PS4
Release Date: 20/05/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
I have to say I do not agree with abusing old folks, even when it is this much fun, Just don’t do it! OK, well if it is in Just Die Already I will let you off.
For the minds who brought you Goat simulator comes their next just as crazy game Just Die Already and there is a story….sort of. You play an old retired person in a world where no one is having kids, so there is no one to pay your pension. Due to the ungrateful millennials who do not want to work. So where is no one to cover your living cost so you will need to survive on your own.
As I said; sort of a story. This is another game where the story is not important, it’s all about fun.
The main focus of the game is to complete your bucket list. This is a massive list of overly dangerous tasks and it is a ton of fun.
As you start your game, you wake up in a retirement home where you have been locked up to well die. After escaping, you join your fellow oldies at a party for a fellow oldie who has just died. However, you are not here to pay your respects, you just cause chaos and mayhem and eventually get kicked out to fend for yourself. SO like all good homeless old folks with a chip on their shoulder its time to do whatever the heck you like.
You get a bucket list that is basically a list of overly dangerous activities to do some more out there than others. As an example, destory one car, to jump on 5 land mines in 10 seconds. Whatever way you slice it, the game will not be your normal run-of-the-mill game. There seems to be one main over arching aim, how many creative ways can you dismember your oldie. And there is a crazy amount of ways, along with a crazy amount of items to cause mayhem with.
Just Die Already is not only crazy with the ways to kill your oldie but also the sandbox level it’s self if fairly large and is just as dangerous as everything else in the game, leading to some craziness. As you traverse the world and be as big a prick as you can be to everyone and everything, you will come across vender tickets these will allow you to buy items you have unlocked by completing your bucket list. Well worth a look see.
Just like Goat Simulator, you will run out of things to do eventually, and then it loses its charm unless you are really sadistic, then power to ya brother. However, this time there is multiplayer, allowing for more varied and over the top killing of mainly yourself.
Overall, Just Die Already is a fun over the top game, that is to be taken lightly and is not at all serious. It is worth playing just for the shock factor alone and the mental ways you can kill an old person.
I recommend this for sure and worth buying