Animal Crossing: New Horizons review roundup points to a must buy title come March 20


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Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are mad excited about the game but they’ll be glad to know that their excitement is fully justified because the next installment in the series is racking up super positive review scores, with majority of the reviews hitting 9’s and 9.5’s with some 10’s sprinkled in between.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently sitting at a score of 91 over at metacritic over 48 critic reviews, making it an absolute must play for fans and newcomers alike.

  • Telegraph:10
  • VG247:10
  • Nintendo Insider: 10
  • Trusted Reviews:10
  • VGC:10
  • God is a Geek:10
  • Nintendo Life:10
  • Daily Star:10
  • CGMagazine:10
  • GamesBeat:9.5
  • The Games Machine:9.4
  • Wccftech:9.4
  • SpazioGames:9.3
  • Areajugones:9.3
  • IGN Italia:9.2
  • COGconnected:9.2
  • Nintenderos:9.1
  • Meristation:9
  • Game Informer:9
  • USgamer:9
  • My Nintendo News:9
  • XGN:9
  • Screen Rant:9
  • TheSixthAxis:9
  • Vandal:9
  • IGN:9
  • Metro GameCentral:9
  • Eurogamer Italy:9
  • GamesRadar+:9
  • Hobby Consolas:8.8
  • Jeuxvideo:8.5
  • 3DJuegos:8.5
  • Destructoid:8.5
  • Critical Hit:8.5
  • Post Arcade (National Post):8
  • GAMINGbible:8

Telegraph writes about ACNH, saying “With a game this broad and lengthy, there’s more to discuss than I could fit in one review, but suffice it to say, this a game that Nintendo have clearly worked incredibly hard to get right. It shines at every moment, from the wind rustling through the trees, to the sunset glinting off the water to the jaunty tunes at the start of the day fading into more relaxing melodies in the evening. Add dozens of much needed quality of life features (hello player customisation, autosave, couch co-op, and eight-player online play) and it all adds up to the perfect DIY recipe for the most chilled out, relaxing, and engaging life simulator ever.”

VG247 also loves it, calling it “everything I hoped it would be, and it’s yet another stellar release that showcases a confident Nintendo at its best. It is excellent, and is easily another must-own Switch title – at least, if you can understand and embrace Animal Crossing’s uniquely lazy pace.”

IGN gave it a 9, saying the game is “an expanded, polished, next-generation reboot of a classic Nintendo game that’s full of surprises.”

You’ll definitely want to find ways to make Animal Crossing a day one purchase for your Switch when it releases on March 20. If you want the perfect pair to your game, why not get the themed Switch unit as well!

Nintendo announces an Animal Crossing themed Switch to release on March 13

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