Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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90
Top Critic Average
100%
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Based on 126 critic reviews
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90

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 126 critic reviews
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Reviews Summary

Summary: Animal Crossing New Horizons provides the perfect escapist fantasy with new features and stunning visuals providing plenty of reasons to keep coming back again and again and again...

Updated Features

A number of welcome features make the game an absolute delight to play.

Brimming With Content

New Horizons is brimming with stuff to collect, plant, build and decorate.

Crafting Mechanics

Crafting mechanics add new depth and purpose in the Animal Crossing series.

General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 20, 2020

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Simulation

If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: his brand-new, ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colourful characters near and far. Had a grand old time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that just longs for…freedom? A chance to do what you want, when you want? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered! Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more! FEATURES: - Customise your character and home, and decorate the landscape (with furniture, if you like!), as you create your very own island paradise. - Experience a robust new crafting system – collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! - Enjoy a variety of relaxing activities like gardening, fishing, decorating, interacting with charming NPCs, and more, as classic Animal Crossing experiences come to life in fun new ways within the deserted-island setting. - Up to eight players can reside on an island; four residents of the same island can play together simultaneously on a single system. - Eight players can play together on one player’s island via online multiplayer or local wireless. Your new home is still being prepared – why not check out these other Animal Crossing games until it's time to move in?!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Critic Reviews

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An impressive suite of improvements combine with a more clearly defined structure for Animal Crossing's finest outing to date.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an expanded, polished, next-generation reboot of a classic Nintendo game that's full of surprises.

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Metro GameCentral

Animal Crossing finally gets a sequel that moves the franchise forward, in a surprisingly timely release that is perfect for this year in terms of both its gameplay and its philosophy.

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There continues to be nothing quite like Animal Crossing, and New Horizons proves that there's life in the old Nook yet.

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Details for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update Have Been Revealed

Details for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update Have Been Revealed

Details on what to expect for the next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update have been released

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Autumn Has Come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Autumn Has Come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you're into sweater weather, leaf-peeping, and pumpkin spices, it's time to return to Animal Crossing New Horizons, as fall has, uh, fallen.

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Fireworks and Dreaming Are Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fireworks and Dreaming Are Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The second wave of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Summer Update will add fireworks and dreaming

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Animal Crossing Adds Swimming and Diving with the First of Two Summer Updates

Animal Crossing Adds Swimming and Diving with the First of Two Summer Updates

Coming on July 3, a new update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons will allow players to dive into the waters surrounding their island vistas.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019 - Nintendo Switch

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2019

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