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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Total Reviews: 109

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Critics Consensus: Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a next-generation reboot of a Nintendo classic. There’s nothing else quite like Animal Crossing, and New Horizons is a much-needed escape that couldn’t have come at a better time.
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 109

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a next-generation reboot of a Nintendo classic. There's nothing else quite like Animal Crossing, and New Horizons is a much-needed escape that couldn't have come at a better time.

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Critic Reviews for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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45% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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Russ Frushtick (Polygon)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a respite from the current state of the world. I find my general anxiety slowly subside as I run through my town, water my plants, and build furniture for the sassy chicken gentleman living down by the beach. It’s exactly what I need right now.

March 16, 2020 |

I know this can’t last forever. But in the meantime, I’m going to absorb as much from my time here as possible in the hopes of taking at least a little bit of Aurora back with me.

March 16, 2020 |
Recommended
Ian Walker (Kotaku)
10/10
Dave Thier (Forbes)

Know that if you’re overwhelmed with the world, stuck inside, or adrift in a life that you know will look totally different next week — get Animal Crossing.

March 16, 2020 |

Russ Frushtick (Polygon)

Recommended - (Read Review)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a respite from the current state of the world. I find my general anxiety slowly subside as I run through my town, water my plants, and build furniture for the sassy chicken gentleman living down by the beach. It’s exactly what I need right now.

Ian Walker (Kotaku)

Recommended - (Read Review)

I know this can’t last forever. But in the meantime, I’m going to absorb as much from my time here as possible in the hopes of taking at least a little bit of Aurora back with me.

Dave Thier (Forbes)

10/10 - (Read Review)

Know that if you’re overwhelmed with the world, stuck inside, or adrift in a life that you know will look totally different next week — get Animal Crossing.

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Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

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