Bugsnax Reviews

Bugsnax is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax is a puzzle-adventure packed full of charm, mystery and a surprising amount of emotional depth.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
60 / 100
Nov 9, 2020

It's got well-observed characters and some genuinely weird moments, but the actual bug hunting isn't much fun.

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Recommended
Nov 9, 2020

An island filled with critters is the setting for one of the more memorable games of the year.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2020
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Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax will be remembered for its brilliant crafted world, characters and titular Bugsnax for many years to come, despite some repetition and frustrating load times.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

An ambitiously odd game that has an innovative take on Pokémon style gameplay and features some of the most intriguing characters of the year – but is rarely as much fun as it should be.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

Equal parts bizarre and good-hearted, Bugsnax is a breezy sequence of encounters and puzzles, but the continual errand structure of quests starts to feel like a chore

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7 / 10
Apr 28, 2022

What seems like just another Bugsnax biome has a lot more crawling under the surface.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Nov 9, 2020

Ultimately, it’s that modern-day Mr. Rogers moralism that saves Bugsnax in the end. I’d happily recommend it to any family, and to any parent looking for a few hours to themselves — either in front of the screen for a bit of casual gameplay, or in the next room while the kids enjoy it all on their own.

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8 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax' unique concept is so compelling you'll want to see and catch every one of its cute, crawling culinary creatures.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax sees Young Horses building on the strange sense of humor it developed with Octodad while embracing some familiar, less adventurous gameplay hooks at its core. I let out an involuntary "aw" when I saw my first Kwookie scuttling across the ground, but the real heart of Bugsnax is its cast of lovable Grumpuses. It has great characters, an entertaining story, and all the Bugsnak catching is just varied enough to keep the experience interesting to its end. All that talk about Bugsnax over the past few months wasn't misguided: it's a flavor-blasted joy.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax is an enjoyably dark mystery that deftly handles mental health issues with a superbly voice acted cast of entertaining characters, despite its shortcomings as an adventure game.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

It's been a while since I've played a game with a cast of characters that was so good it elevated the rest of the experience, but that's where I am with Bugsnax. Because they're brilliant. And the concept behind Snaktooth Island is equally brilliant. It's just the actual gameplay here, catching all those 'snax, isn't quite compelling enough to match that brilliance.

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72 / 100
Nov 11, 2020

Bugsnax in a narrative adventure with some interesting ideas, an unforgettable cast of characters, lovely designs and a great script... that fails as a showcase of PS5 technical power, with come trial and error loop in its gameplay that can be frustrating at times.

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9 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax is a unique and wonderful experience, and a must-play for anyone who can get their hands on it. If you're lucky enough to have secured a PS5, make sure you make the most of PlayStation Plus and pick up your free copy while it lasts. If not, this game is still well worth your hard-earned cash.

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Shacknews
Top Critic
9 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

There were several times during my playthrough that something happened to work out and I just laughed. Bugsnax is a game that challenges the player while allowing them to play at their own pace. Young Horses has tapped into the essence of what made their first title Octodad so special with this second game, and the result is a truly emotional ending to the story of the century.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2020

Beyond its rather ugly aesthetic (so it's not really going to bring out the capabilities of PS5), Bugsnax has been a fun and original game that you arrive at by capturing its more than 100 Bugsnax and you stay for the story and character development.

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Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax is a pleasant little gem of a game, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered another title that came so close to ruining it all for me so close to the finish line.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

The new massive Bugsnax are as charming as ever, but the Isle of Bigsnax is over before you know it.

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