Animal Crossing GameCube

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings

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  • Summary: Animal Crossing allows you to interact with a virtual village of animals that are doing something different every minute of every day. With Animal Crossing's 24-hour clock, the game's unique events can be in synch with real time--as day turns to night in the real world, the sun will alsoAnimal Crossing allows you to interact with a virtual village of animals that are doing something different every minute of every day. With Animal Crossing's 24-hour clock, the game's unique events can be in synch with real time--as day turns to night in the real world, the sun will also begin to set in the game. The dynamic setup requires you to come back every day and carry out your daily routines, build relationships with villagers, celebrate special days, collect furnishings for your homes, and just live life in the unique world of Animal Crossing. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. AceGamez
    100
    While kids will love the bright and colourful characters and graphics, adults will love the subtle nuances of collecting, decorating, Feng Shui, natural history lessons and sheer delight of pleasures as simple as catching a huge bass in the nearby river.
  2. Perhaps the deepest and most immersive game I have ever played. The community aspect is on a par with any MMORPG you care to mention, which is a hell of an achievement for an offline console game.
  3. Ultimately, what makes Animal Crossing stand out is its sense of personality.
  4. GMR Magazine
    90
    The game that never ends... So why is it so much fun to play? [Feb 2003, p.96]
  5. Unlike most developers Nintendo can take an ingenious and unusual idea and turn it into an inventive game of discovery and fun. This, you might say, is the Nintendo difference.
  6. Very much a game for a family or someone looking for a change of pace, and for that audience it provides an enjoyable, relaxing experience with a long life span.
  7. Play Magazine
    70
    Certainly not for everyone, this "life simulator" seems tailor made for the younger set. [Oct 2002, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
  1. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    I was never disappointed by the game. It took a year of waiting for the DS version to come out to get old. The game thrust me into colorfulI was never disappointed by the game. It took a year of waiting for the DS version to come out to get old. The game thrust me into colorful characters, events, and randomness. It was an amazing experience and I love the customization. The newer games are great, but the originals are always the best as they introduce the true meaning of the series. Expand
  2. GothGal
    Jun 9, 2005
    10
    Absolutely the BEST!!! Even for teens its pretty kool.
  3. BrandonS.
    Sep 26, 2002
    10
    The best game i ever played.
  4. Chris
    Jun 23, 2008
    10
    This game is THE single most addicting game ever made. I would play this for hours and hours. I caught all 40 fish and 38 bugs (I could never This game is THE single most addicting game ever made. I would play this for hours and hours. I caught all 40 fish and 38 bugs (I could never seem to find those snails and bagworms) also I got the golden shovel and axe (plus the golden fishing rod) Oh, the golden fishing rod does NOT make fish go directly to the bobber! it just makes you catch rare fish more often! I couldn't decide to give this game a 9 or 10, but I give it a 10 because it's so addicting and there's so much to do, with endless gameplay! too bad I lost my memory card. Expand
  5. KeatonS.
    Nov 14, 2002
    9
    This is a really cool game!!!
  6. May 20, 2011
    9
    With a ton of variety and depth in gameplay, Animal Crossing is a life simulation phenomenon that some gamers are STILL playing. Pros:With a ton of variety and depth in gameplay, Animal Crossing is a life simulation phenomenon that some gamers are STILL playing. Pros: Addictive and seemingly limitless gameplay; rich, colorful visuals; variety of things to do and items to collect; charming characters; lots of extras/secrets; additional NES games. Cons: Requires a GBA, link cable, and at least one friend to uncover all extras/secrets; dull graphics. Expand
  7. JetBlack
    Sep 21, 2002
    3
    Crapster.

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Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#7 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002