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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Mar 20, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Essential
IGN
9 / 10
Easy Allies
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
4.5 / 5

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

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.

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...


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Trailers

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

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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Critic Reviews for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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

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9 / 10
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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A new challenge system reinvigorates the familiar core, providing a wonderful incentive to explore all of Animal Crossing's myriad activities. This cheerful life sim is the next best thing to an actual vacation

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons gives you more creative freedom and more to do on any given day while preserving what makes the series special.

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With real-world headlines more harrowing than ever, there's never been a better time to go on vacation within Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Seasonal Items Are Now Available

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Seasonal Items Are Now Available

New seasonal items are available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Fireworks Shows Are Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fireworks Shows Are Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new update is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and will feature fireworks shows

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Latest Seasonal Items Are Available

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Latest Seasonal Items Are Available

New seasonal items for Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been made available

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Gamers Can Get Their Hands on Some Cheese in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gamers Can Get Their Hands on Some Cheese in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is celebrating cheese rolling

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