Free Tomb Raider Expansion out now for PowerWash Simulator on PC, Xbox, PS5, PS4 and Switch!

PowerWash Simulator is also out now for PS5, PS4 and Switch! Here's what you need to know about it, and the Tomb Raider Special Pack!
By Duncan Heaney

Lara Croft’s magnificent manor is an iconic part of the Tomb Raider series.

You may have visited this ornate house and its grounds before - perhaps you trained on its famous obstacle course, explored its many winding halls and secret vaults, maybe even locked its butler in a fridge.

But we bet you’ve never cleaned it.

Now, thanks to PowerWash Simulator, you can thanks to the Tomb Raider Special Pack, the first free expansion for the smash hit spray ‘em up, is out now! Not only that, but we’re excited to announce that the game has also released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles!

Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know. First though, for those unfamiliar with the game…

What is PowerWash Simulator?

The town of Muckingham has become infested with filth… someone needs to step up and take a bite out of grime! That someone is you.

PowerWash Simulator hands you an arsenal of high-pressure power washers and tasks you with cleaning the mud, rust and gunk off everything, from simple vehicles to multistory buildings.

There are multiple modes to play through, including a lengthy Career Mode with a story that… well, let’s just say it goes places, and a Free Play mode that lets you clean how you like. And both can be played with friends online!

…wait, Power Washing? Seriously?

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it may sound a little odd, but PowerWash Simulator is genuinely one of the most satisfying games you’ll ever play. Naturally, there’s a fundamental pleasure in making mucky things gleam like new, but it goes much deeper than that.

Everything in the game is perfectly pitched to just feel… good. The little ‘ding’ you get when you fully clean a section of an object, the steady influx of cash that you get as you clean to buy better quality gear and items, even the simple way your water jet splashes against the wall is oddly rewarding.

Also relaxing - with no time limits and no pressure (outside of the water jets themselves), you’re free to take things completely at your own pace. It’s no wonder it’s made such a splash with fans.

And now there’s even more to clean thanks with the launch of a new free Special Pack based on the iconic Tomb Raider!

A Tomb Raider Special Pack? Tell me all about it!

Yep, FuturLab and Square Enix Collective have teamed up with our friends at Crystal Dynamics to launch five brand new levels based on Tomb Raider!

While Lara Croft may spend her days crawling through muddy rainforests, and delving into dusty tombs, it’s nice to come back to a nice clean home. Unfortunately, Croft Manor and its grounds have seen better days.

The mansion is covered in dirt. The obstacle course is a mucky mess. Even the vehicles are coated in thick layers of oil and gunk. The illustrious Lady Croft employs your services to bring the estate back to pristine condition.

It’s a big job for your budding Power Washing business, and one you’ll be richly rewarded for. Not just with cash, but Lara may also regale you with tales of past adventures - and as the legendary treasure-hunter knows, knowledge is worth far more than any currency.

What levels are included in the Tomb Raider Expansion?

There are five new levels with a new standalone story included in the new expansion, all set within the Croft family’s beautiful estate. You’ll spray through:

The illustrious Croft Manor

The famous mansion is in a sorry state (although to be fair, it has looked worse - as anyone who’s played Tomb Raider Underworld knows). Even so, it deserves better than this - bring it back to its gleaming best.

The iconic Obstacle Course

Once a great place to develop your adventuring skills, the obstacle course is now a great place to develop some serious stains. Do something about that.

The mysterious Croft Manor Maze:

Finding your way through a maze is challenging enough without it being a grimy health hazard. Clean it up so the only threat is getting lost - not getting grubby.

Lara’s trusty Jeep and Motorboat

Even Lara’s vehicles are due a wash. You’ll need to get right into the nooks and crannies of these marvelous machines to get them back into a state where Lara can take them out (and presumably get them dirty again).

Lara’s majestic Treasure Room

Priceless artefacts meet high-pressure power washer. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but you’re a professional. Make these stunning treasures sparkle as if they were never lost.

And all this is free?

Yep - completely free (to everyone who owns the game at least). I mean, it’s not like Lara needs the money, right?

Even better, the expansion is out now for all versions of the game: PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One… and now PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch!