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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo
Mar 20, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

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

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

Animal Crossing: New Horizons revitalizes the series formula with a fully customizable island that players get to design from the tent up.

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

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Overall, playing New Horizons was well worth the wait. The game is relaxing, enjoyable, well thought out, and fantastic chilled out fun for all ages. Right now, we really need a distraction from the chaos around us, and this game has come at the perfect time. So relax, hop on that plane, and enjoy your new life on the beach, in the woods, or even by the river. The choice is yours.

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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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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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