Powerwash Simulator lore will be quite a trip for PS Plus subscribers

With Powerwash Simulator hitting PS Plus Essential in December 2023, it's the perfect time for subscribers to catch up on some insane Powerwash Simulator lore.

Powerwash Simulator lore will be quite a trip for PS Plus subscribers
Lee Brady

Lee Brady


Many players may have come face-to-face with all the secret Powerwash Simulator's lore back when those Powerwash Simulator trophies first hit PS5 in January 2023. However, now that the game can contend for a spot on the best PlayStation Plus games list, there might be a whole host of players who don't know about all the weird twists and turns hiding in this game. So, let's go through it all together — it's undeniably vital to the experience.

How did the world of Powerwash Simulator get so dirty?

As I'm sure many PS5 and PS4 players have been wondering now that Powerwash Simulator has been given away as one of the PlayStation Plus December 2023 monthly games — what is the deal with this game? Does Powerwash Simulator have a story? Is there a reason the world is covered in dirt?
Well, while it is a little threadbare, there actually is a story in Powerwash Simulator. However, before we get started, we'll pop a little spoiler warning here. If you're already sold on Powerwash Simulator and would rather take the hints you've read so far and find out the rest for yourself, that's perfectly respectable. For those who want to dig up some real dirt on this game, keep reading.

Now, if you've ever seen any screenshots of Powerwash Simulator, you might have noticed that the game's world is utterly covered in filth. You might then assume that this game doesn't take place in a comprehensive world — everything exists in some sort of power-washing fantasy. Not so: the world of Powerwash Simulator got all grimed up because the in-universe Elon Musk wanted to find Atlantis.
Across Powerwash Simulator's various jobs, you'll work for a few somewhat wealthier clientele — even Lara Croft from Tomb Raider can be your Powerwash Simulator DLC boss. One such exceptionally wealthy individual, Blake Thrust, hires you to clean some of his stuff — like a giant drill and a private jet. It's this individual and his attempts to mine a nearby volcano, Mt Ruthless, that ends up putting the world on the brink of collapse and covering much of it in soot, dirt, and grime.

Thus, you begin the journey to set the world aright and powerwash the apocalypse away. Upon your travels (as told through in-game text messages), a job you take will introduce you to some time travellers led by someone called Ceruleon Skye.
Hailing from a timeline in which Mt Ruthless erupts, blots out the sky, and destroys nearly all human life, Skye's crew have travelled back to prevent their deepest darkest timeline from occurring. To do so, they'll need the help of a brave powerwasher, and so the "events" of Powerwash Simulator are set in motion.

We don't want to spoil the whole thing — let's just say this does require you to powerwash some extra special stuff in order to stop Mt Ruthless from killing everyone. For those hungry for just a little more lore, here's one hint we'll also share: keep an eye on some of those curious statues that you encounter on your journey.

Powerwash Simulator PS5That ain't coming off.

That should be plenty to help you dig into what is easily my favorite pick from this month's PS Plus games. Have you been playing Powerwash Simulator since it hit PS Plus? Have you unearthed any further secrets? Let us know down in the comments below.
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy 16). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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