Nuts

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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4 / 10
Mar 3, 2021

I cannot, in good faith, recommend a game that I could not finish thanks to game-breaking bugs. Looking past that, on the grounds that said bug can be squashed in time, you have a great concept that is just poorly executed. For all its atmosphere, for all its potential, the game feels totally hollow. Perhaps the point of the game was that you feel closer to the squirrels than your boss, who you hold in such contempt you refuse to speak to her. Perhaps the game is just dull.

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Recommended
Jan 25, 2021

Embrace the bucolic life as a grad student tracking some squirrels across a forest in this unique narrative puzzler.

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4 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Nuts is a short hike through mostly uninspiring terrain.

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Feb 25, 2021

Springwatch fans who crave mystery may enjoy this slow-burning minimalist adventure

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9 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Games like Nuts don't come along very often. A compelling storyline and intriguing puzzles combine to create my favorite gaming experience of 2021, so far. Don't let it's simple demeaner fool you. There is far more going on under the hood than meets the eye. This is an investigation that deserves your attention, as soon as possible.

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6 / 10
Feb 12, 2021

The overarching story within NUTS is probably worth experiencing on its own, despite the repetitive gameplay. It’s reasonably well written and is just about compelling enough to hold your attention for its 2-3 hour duration. There’s nothing here that you’ll connect with on an emotional level, but the voiceover work really helps drive the mystery. Unfortunately, there also a number of framerate dips throughout the experience that will really hamper your enjoyment; hopefully, this will be ironed out in the future.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2021

With its interesting story and unique art style, Nuts is a narrative puzzle game worth exploring a forest of squirrels for.

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5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

The visual design harms the experience, and there are frequent framerate stutters and hiccups while playing the later levels. I enjoyed the premise and the ideas the game presents, but within this context the Switch version does not do the game justice. There is nut much to be gained here.

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Liked-a-lot
Feb 19, 2021

NUTS is an adorable walk through a forest of tranquillity. The gameplay is fun and unique, and nicely paced. The game doesn’t feel too hectic or too slow, and the specific requests from Nina players must achieve for each level increase in difficulty and keep the game interesting. The story is fabulous, especially if you love (or even just like) squirrels. A small group of people trying to protect animal habitat from a huge mega-corporation that wants to tear it all down in the name of profit. It is a story that is, sadly, all too real in this day and age. You’ll be rooting for yourself, the forest, and the squirrels the entire time as you try to capture their adorable furry faces in your camera. Definitely pick up this game if you like: calm, relaxing games, squirrels, photography and unique art!

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Feb 4, 2021

NUTS is a story focused adventure game, with a heavy emphasis on exploration and developing lore. As a recently hired employee, you will traverse the wilderness and collect data about the endangered squirrel population. As data is collected, the world begins to develop, showing Nina, your boss, how dire the situation you have encountered truly is.

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