Percentile Rank

Forager is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 26, 2019

If you prefer your pleasures somewhere on the periphery of your attention, you’ll find there are plenty to pluck off the branch here.

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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2019

I reviewing this game was a ton of fun. I enjoyed every minute I have put into the game. With so more to be discovered, I can't wait until the next time I have a chance to play it again. Forager is easily one of my favorite games. Players who enjoy crafting, farming and exploration games should definitely check this game out.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019

I am addicted, my sons are addicted and we have to share a Switch. Frankly, its hell. Once Forager gets its long claws into you, you're in trouble. Its so moreish, its a lot of fun and there is always something to be doing, some new items to find or build. Just go and buy this game now its great fun. Its definitely one of my favorite games of the year so far.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 3, 2019

Every now and then, a game comes along that captures our hearts and reminds us why we love the medium in the first place. Forager is the latest in a line of stellar independent games to grace the Switch, featuring wonderfully designed crafting mechanics, addictive progression systems and more charm than you can possibly handle.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 16, 2019

With the promise of DLC, on top of the essentially endless gameplay, Forager is easily something you’ll get bang for your buck with.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Forager is a fiendishly addictive incremental game with crisp, low-fi visuals, compelling game play loop and clever pacing. Just make sure you don't have to be anywhere before you begin playing!

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VideoTime
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2019

There are many games out there called "One Man Game" or "One Man Titles", but why this term? It means that they are developed by a single person with a great passion in certain genres.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

8-bit inspired open world crafting and exploration idle game that will surely capture the hearts of both fans and non-fans of the genre.

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Thumbsticks
Aug 14, 2019

Forager is a game that appeals to all kind of gamers and that is part of its charm. It’s hard not to love the game for what it is. It doesn’t try too hard, and offers you a relaxing but busy place for you to spend your free time in. If you’re looking for something not too taxing, where you can catch some fish, mine some ore and fight some monsters, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

Forager is a quirky, relaxing game that is dripping with charm. A simple premise expanded on in meaningful and tangible ways creates a title that is not only delicious fun but also thoroughly addictive.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 1, 2019

Forager is a lovely surprise, its simple appearance disguising a huge amount of content packed under the surface. Rarely has crafting been as enjoyable and streamlined, whilst the sheer range of things to do means that you never have to feel bored. You're always working towards something whilst the dungeons are well designed and feature classic puzzles which makes for a refreshing change of pace from the relentless acquisition. All in all, Forager is a gem, and well deserves to dig its way under your skin. Just don't complain to me it's 4AM and you're still mining.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 24, 2019

While it isn't without a few faults, it's very much an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or two with, then return to later in the week to see how much more you can take on.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 26, 2019

Despite its lack of difficulty, our time with Forager was enjoyable to the very end. For those seeking out a new chill crafting game, Forager is worth your while.

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PCWorld
PCWorld

Top Critic

May 13, 2019

Forager simply does away with any pretense. It’s incredibly successful at what it does, and by that judgment I’d recommend it. That said, I was relieved when I finally hit max level and the bonds broke. I Alt-F4ed and uninstalled it.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 14, 2019

Forager will never replace Minecraft or Stardew Valley, but it certainly has a good thing going for it. The gameplay is fast, the 2D art is very cute and welcoming. It’s incredibly easy to pick up and leave off. It’s a perfect game for someone who wants something quick and fast. I just hope that maybe we will see updates in the future for more islands, more NPCs and quests.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

Despite some unevenness, Forager is absolutely worth a look. If anyone ever asks me for a relaxing game that they can throw themselves into and become obsessed with for a week, this is my pick.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 22, 2019

Forager marries everything you love about survival-adventures with everything you didn't know you wanted in one. A casual yet chaotic experience that's worth a try despite a slight lack of polish.

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Video Chums
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

I had a ton of fun with Forager for the first 10 hours or so but once I got to the point when the pacing becomes tedious, that fun quickly came to a halt.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 2, 2019

Thanks to simple controls and near constant progression, this can quickly become unbelievably addictive. There's a lot more to Forager than meets the eye. Save for some occasionally fiddly controls, this is a pleasant surprise indeed.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

Forager is a fun 2D open-world simulation game that puts the player on an expansionist endeavour from a small patch of land to an empire...and it does a good job at that. Forager gives a very good feeling of growth and progression to the player while it keeps its mechanics and learning process quick and simple. Pity the game seems to lose some of its performance capacity as the player's empire expands.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Even though completing achievements (Feats) unlocks extras like comics and a music player, the fact remains that getting to 100 percent completion seems to be the primary objective of the game. Reaching this milestone will take hours and hours of grinding and repetition, so this is a game better played in the background, perhaps while watching TV or listening to a podcast. Ultimately, Forager has potential, but a little more scavenging is needed to take it from an appetizer to a main course.

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TechRaptor
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

Forager demonstrates the importance of anchoring players in the world. It has great content, but that's hidden away behind random chance and hours of grinding. The idle-like mechanics are irritating at best, but the dungeon crawling and the puzzles come into their own. I only wish the rest of the game lived up to the excitement of finding a dungeon.

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