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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 task of deep cleaning with pressurized fluid, PowerWash Simulator is an incredibly relaxing and satisfying experience. Methodically removing dirt from things to make them look like new again is a lot of fun, whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, or PC.
The base game already has enough PowerWashing-joy to wow players for many a zen session, but publisher Square Enix 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 allows players to clear Croft Manor, the Tomb Raider III obstacle course, and more. Both DLC are available for free to existing owners of the game, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers you can find PowerWash Simulator on Xbox and PC.
Is this the start of a new metaverse, where players can visit famous video game locations in dire need of some liquid-based physical therapy so they can shine once more? The answer is definitive, we hope so, and if developer FuturLab wants to strike while the pressure washer is hot, we’ve got some ideas of where you can point your tools next. While most game locations are surprisingly barren, recent years have seen developers embrace filth, using advanced rendering technologies to create biomes that look like they’ve been on the receiving end of a tsunami of slime.
We’ve rounded up some video game venues that are in desperate need of a good power wash.