Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 124 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 124 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

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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Essential
Mar 16, 2020

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

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9 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020
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Mar 16, 2020

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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9 / 10
Mar 16, 2020

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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9 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

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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Unscored
Mar 16, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a respite from the current state of the world. I find my general anxiety slowly subside as I run through my town, water my plants, and build furniture for the sassy chicken gentleman living down by the beach. It’s exactly what I need right now.

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9 / 10
Mar 16, 2020

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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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Mar 16, 2020

I know this can’t last forever. But in the meantime, I’m going to absorb as much from my time here as possible in the hopes of taking at least a little bit of Aurora back with me.

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Mar 16, 2020

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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