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PowerWash Simulator is one of those games that we definitely didn’t think we needed until we tried it. A game that replicates the chore of thoroughly cleaning with pressurized liquid, PowerWash Simulator is an incredibly relaxing and satisfying experience. Methodically removing the grime from things to make them look brand-new again is a whole lot of fun whether you’re playing on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, or PC.
The base game already has enough PowerWashing-joy to transfix players for many zen-like sessions, but publisher Square Enix has also released two official crossovers this year that take PowerWashing aficionados to locations in Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII Remake. The latter released earlier this month and contains five levels set in Midgar. Meanwhile, the Tomb Raider update lets players clean Croft Manor, the obstacle course from Tomb Raider III, and more. her Both DLCs are available for free to existing owners of the game, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers can find PowerWash Simulator on Xbox and PC.
Is this the start of a new metaverse, in which players can visit famous video game locations that are in dire need of some liquid-based physical therapy so that they can shine once again? The answer is a definite we hope so, and if developer FuturLab wants to strike while the pressure-washer iron is hot, we’ve got a few ideas of where it can point it tools next. While most gaming locations are surprisingly sterile, the last couple of years have seen developers embrace the filth, utilizing advanced rendering technologies to create biomes that look like they’ve been on the receiving end of a muck tsunami.
We’ve rounded up some video game locales that are in desperate need of a nice powerwash.