Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

48%

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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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Apr 22, 2021
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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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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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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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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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