Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Reviews

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Apr 29, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a fleeting but delicious Zelda-inspired romp.

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8 / 10
Apr 22, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion takes a pretty bonkers premise, and turns it into a thorough action-adventure game. Not only are the design choices and character dialogue hilarious, but the gameplay hits on all of the beats that make a good Zelda clone. The full game is on the shorter side, but it left me hoping that we haven’t seen the last of Turnip Boy and this curious world.

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Apr 23, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a short action game that lacks replayability, but it provides an adorable experience in a unique package.

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70 / 100
Jun 18, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a cute little game that's over way too quickly. While this means that a lot of its questions aren't answered and its mechanics are underutilized, what's here is still a very enjoyable ride with an adorable protagonist (that may need a calculator or two).

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79 / 100
Apr 26, 2021

If you can call being a menace to society a harmless and casual endeavor, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion will easily bring many smiles to your face. Truly a masterpiece that doesn’t require much thinking to enjoy, all you have to do is pick up your controller and avoid all adult responsibilities by playing as a turnip who is avoiding all adult responsibilities. With the game being released so close to the end of tax season, I would like to think Turnip Boy was intentionally released in April as a joke or perhaps a form of escapism. At the same time, it’s probably also a great reminder to all of us to file our taxes by the end of this month.

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8 / 10
Apr 25, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a delight. Its gameplay is not quite on the same level as some of the more top tier examples of the top-down ARPG genre, but it boasts an outstanding tone and utterly ridiculous characters that drive the narrative beautifully. If you’re after a breezy, cheerful palate cleanser, then look no further; this is a great way to get more veggies into your gaming diet.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

Overall, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a fun ride, albeit a short one. You can get through the whole main campaign within a few hours. However, it's worth it for the fun dialogue, interesting story, adorable characters, and ability to tear up financial documents. There's a lot of surreal Gen Z humor here in all the best ways. While there are issues with the controls, a lack of polish, and a decent helping of padding, I ultimately had a good time with Turnip Boy. It also reminded me to file my own taxes, preventing my greenhouse from being seized by the government for another year.

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GameXplain
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Apr 22, 2021
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7.3 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is the debut title from Snoozy Kazoo and focuses on an adorable yet mischievous little veggie who refuses to follow the rules. After avoiding his taxes, he must now work for Mayor Onion to pay off his debts but discovers something truly rotten along the way.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a ridiculous little game with a twisted sense of humour, uncomplicated gameplay and a surprisingly absorbing plot.

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Ian Howarth
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7 / 10
Apr 22, 2021

It may not be a fulfilling venture, nor something that you ever come back to again, but it's great fun and non-stop grinning while it lasts and that's really all anyone can ask for.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

Due to the short running time the game never satisfactorily unpacks its story, mechanics, puzzles, or gameplay systems. This is one turnip harvested just a little too soon.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is certainly not bad and has some genuine charm, but the incessant need to add jokes to everything leaves the experience feeling a little taxing.

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75 / 100
Dec 21, 2022

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a classic 2D action-adventure game with all the great elements of the genre. The campaign is a little short but has a fun setting, full of good-natured jokes and nice combat and exploration. This results in a good option for lovers of this style of play.

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60 / 100
May 3, 2021

As is sometimes the case with comedy films, the premise and promotional material for Turnip Boy ends up being funnier than the end product. This brief and mostly shallow adventure is rarely amusing, but it at least looks charming in the process.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a super cute and pun filled game starring an adorable Turnip who is in financial trouble and obsessed with ripping any paper he can get his hands on. Will he ever pay off his debt?

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

I want to like this game more than I did, and while I enjoyed Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion well enough, the experience is over far too soon. It would seem that Turnip Boy got off light this time. Must have been for time served or good behavior.

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Recommended
Apr 28, 2021

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is as weird as it sounds, and certainly not without faults, but is nonetheless a solid, bite-sized, 2D Zelda-inspired experience.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2021

Turnip Boy is a fun character. We don’t know why he’s such a prick, he just is. He rips up love letters, commits bloody murder, and for some reason he hates taxes. And he does it all by just standing there… staring… smiling… like he has no other emotion while he gazes into your soul… He’s great and we love him because you can’t get mad at that adorable face!

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7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

While it’s unfortunate that the entire playtime is quite short, the enriched story plot and light puzzle elements make the time worthwhile. It was fun to engage an expanding world during progression, as well as the well constructed campaign so that the players don’t have to experience repetitive aspects within the game. For those who want to spend a productive 1 to 2 hours of gaming, this is the one for you.

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