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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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  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: 64 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
  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. Catlyn
    Jan 28, 2007
    10
    This game is one addictive game, even my mom plays it like crazy. Plus young kids can play it without parents having to worry. The worst that This game is one addictive game, even my mom plays it like crazy. Plus young kids can play it without parents having to worry. The worst that could happen would be someone making fun of you for getting stung by a bee. Ha ha thats why it's a bad idea to shake trees. Expand
  3. JenniferR.
    Nov 17, 2002
    10
    This game is so addictive for the whole family, me & my two daughters haven't put the controller down since I got it 4 days ago! Every This game is so addictive for the whole family, me & my two daughters haven't put the controller down since I got it 4 days ago! Every morning our first thought is 'what's going on at animal crossin today?' It's been quite some time since we've all agreed upon a game. Today I had to go buy the GBA adapter & the e-reader... We're hooked! Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. animal crossing gc

    pros
    cheap items allow slow gameplay to be worthwhile
    includes gcn in the game as an item or display
    nooks cranny stays homie
    the train was the best part

    cons
    house upgrades [minor]
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  5. Uter
    Jun 28, 2003
    9
    I've never played a more addictive game. There's so much to do, and plenty of time to do it. The non competitive atmosphere is I've never played a more addictive game. There's so much to do, and plenty of time to do it. The non competitive atmosphere is refreshing. Many people seem to complain about the graphics and sound but I really like both. The graphics have a distinctive style, and everything is very clear (and fun). Plus the sound and music are quite variable. There are too many neat songs to count. One final note is that I wouldn't really compare it to the Sims though many people mention that. The only thing that's the same is that you are in a virtual community. Personally I didn't much care for the sims. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2017
    9
    I positively love this game! The game is relaxing and also entertaining. The only flaw that I could find are the villagers. Most of them areI positively love this game! The game is relaxing and also entertaining. The only flaw that I could find are the villagers. Most of them are mean and can do annoying things. Besides that the game is phenomenal! Expand
  7. JetBlack
    Sep 21, 2002
    3
    Crapster.

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