Bee Simulator Reviews

Bee Simulator is ranked in the 14th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
2 / 10
Nov 13, 2019

A short, boring, and painfully repetitious glimpse into the life of bees that will make you wish you had a virtual can of Raid handy.

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Unscored
Nov 13, 2019

I can’t really recommend it beyond its being a pleasant enough child-friendly diversion, but it feels cruel even to judge it that harshly. There’s certainly a good afternoon or two of harmless fun in it. There’s a split screen mode too, with its own maps full of co-operative and competitive challenges, which I can absolutely imagine annoying my sister on.

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50 / 100
Nov 17, 2019

While I definitely appreciate the hard work that went into making this game, and the cute, fun graphics, this just isn't something I can see myself picking up again and playing, though I do believe this could be a fun game for young children to play together.

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Nov 20, 2019

Bee Simulator is fun for a short time, but won't keep people's attention for long. Its charm can't save it from boredom. When you throw in the price tag, it's tough to recommend.

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76 / 100
Nov 23, 2019

Bee Simulator does a very good job of conveying the life of a bee while adding in enough gameplay elements to make it qualify as a game

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8 / 10
Nov 13, 2019

Bee Simulator completely nails the fluidity and speed of bee flight. This is a great tool to have when exploring the world within the game. It isn't a true simulation title. Rather, it throws in a story and collectibles for a wider audience. And if you're into learning new factoids about insects and animals, Bee Simulator wraps all these things into one. Be wary, though, as the NPCs can come off as empty and robotic, sometimes taking away from the immersion.

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4 / 10
Nov 18, 2019

As a game, Bee Simulator isn't all that enjoyable, but its heart is in the right place.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2019

Though simplistic and lacking in some variety, Bee Simulator is a great introduction to open-world games that everybody can enjoy and is also a towering celebration of Mother Nature's most vital workforce.

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7 / 10
Dec 25, 2019

Bee Simulator bears the markings of a fun action game, as well as of an educational experience. With its myriad of information about bees and an enjoyable, relaxing gameplay that will be welcomed by both children and adults, Bee Simulator would benefit from more precise controls, as well as from a more polished visual environment but nothing that precludes it from being a fun experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2019

Bee Simulator on the Nintendo Switch is a unique game experience that combines educational messages, fun mechanics, and a ton of bee puns.

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Unscored
Nov 29, 2019

It’s not a game I can necessarily recommend to a lot of players in any age group, as it’s definitely not as good as it could or should have been in nearly any category. And yet, I have to give it credit for daring to be different in a market of sameness, asking me to play a bee trying to save her world from destruction by heading out into the wilderness, collecting and delivering materials while a story filled with unusual characters unfolds.

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5 / 10
Nov 19, 2019

Bee Simulator is a surprisingly thoughtful game with bags of charm to spare, a wonderful soundtrack and a reasonably detailed world to explore. However, the experience is seriously soured by the sensitive controls, along with the punishing – and very frustrating – racing segments. A few visual and technical problems crop up as well, which – when added to the game's brevity and distinct lack of content (especially for this asking price) – all conspire to make Bee Simulator a much less successful undertaking that it could have been.

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4.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Bee Simulator is more of a kids action game than it is a simulator. While it has an undeniable charm, it's short, repetitive to a fault and feels like it's been hastily cobbled together.

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4 / 10
Dec 23, 2019

The premise for Bee Simulator is good, and I like the idea of doing education through video games in such a uniquely refreshing way, but the execution here has problems.

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2.5 / 5.0
Dec 18, 2019

It wants so badly to be an educational game while being an actual game at the same time, and it never manages to make both elements work.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

Bee Simulator's flying mechanics will frustrate younger gamers, and its grade-school level presentation will turn away adults. If you're able to find some happy ground between the two of them, however, it's a thoughtful, educational, and fun way to live out the life of a bee.

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6.9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2019

You'll even get trapped in spider webs and have to play a mini game in order to escape lest you be wrapped up as a meal for another day.

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Game Debate
Vicken B
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2019

As a game though, Bee Simulator needs a little more meat on its bones. It's not a full on simulator like other simulators; it's an open-world arcade-like experience. It would be nice if we could actually land on a flower to collect pollen, for instance, rather than flying through a gamified light ring.

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GameGrin
Joshua (Shnook)
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Bee Simulator is a somewhat enjoyable game but suffers greatly from horrible flight controls and overly sensitive inputs. Younger children may find it to be an enjoyable game and be able to ignore the overacting of the voice actors. However, it is a game that is educational in teaching players about the world of the honeybee and their importance to nature.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Good educational product but short and trivial game with low content and poor gameplay. At least there is split-screen multiplayer with four bees.

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