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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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  • Summary: Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe.
    In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest
    Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe.
    In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island

    * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really?
    * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them?
    * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 12, 2020
    90
    Bugsnax is special. Young Horses have a unique, interesting and charming concept that’s been executed perfectly. There are a few nitpicks here and there but if you have any interest in Bugsnax you’ll find a game unlike any other and one I can’t stop saying good things about.
  2. Nov 9, 2020
    80
    Like its titular creatures, the food-finding game Bugsnax combines a mishmash of weird parts into an endearing, adorable, and eccentric new creation.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Dec 3, 2020
    80
    And underlying it all, the one thing that didn't take us by surprise: the old catch-'em-all urge, as moreish as ever. Whether it's tickling your head or your heart, Bugsnax ensures they're never empty calories. [Issue#353, p.116]
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    70
    Bugsnax is an enjoyable, charming game. We would have loved to have more freedom to discover the story of these creatures, but overall we’ve had a good time catching them all.
  5. Nov 15, 2020
    70
    Bugsnax will leave a lot of players behind because of its sometimes lacking in precision hunting mechanics, or even by its assumed childish side and its strange artistic direction. However, despite these details, the title also holds a number of positive qualities.
  6. Nov 9, 2020
    65
    Inspired by Pixar, Bugsnax offers us a gameplay that is both strange and surprising and that could well touch any generation of players. Made for the general public, the game developed by the studio behind Octodad is colorful in many ways. Between quirky humor and creatures to collect (and to eat), Bugsnax remains above all an adventure game with narration and quests to follow. It will not be enough to just put your brain down but also to think about the different "puzzles" that will be offered to you to capture the bugs half food half insect. That said, even though Bugsnax offers a real mix of quests, adventure and collection, it could be quite confusing and not everyone will like it. One thing's for sure: the game is original.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    60
    It's got well-observed characters and some genuinely weird moments, but the actual bug hunting isn't much fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Kinda Bug and Kinda Snack

    Bugsnax is game of the year and there’s no competition.
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Bugsnax is a work of art that future generations will look back on in awh. One does not simply play Bugsnax but experiences Bugsnax and thenBugsnax is a work of art that future generations will look back on in awh. One does not simply play Bugsnax but experiences Bugsnax and then changes as a person afterwards, you will not breathe or take a **** the same after Bugsnax. When your life flashes before you're eyes you will see Filbo at the gates of heaven waiting for you. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2020
    10
    funny characters, funny dialogue, open world, entertaining missions, good soundtrack. What can I say? Its bugsnax, game of the year
  4. Nov 14, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. holy **** I did not expect a game about bug snack hybrids to actually be this good.
    First off, the characters are pretty well made. Each of them is suffering from a different issue you help solve in their sidequest chain, for example one of them is scared he isn't strong enough to protect his boyfriend and so he wants to take Bugsnax to be strong enough, and one of them is too obsessed with finding out the dirt on everybody - even if that ends up making them hate her. Each character is entirely believable and it helps that they all have really good voice acting. I have no clue how the hell this indie game managed to get such a great cast but I'm happy that it happened.

    The gameplay is really simple but fun. Each Bugsnax is a mini-puzzle, usually not taking that long to figure out. One is hiding in a hole and you need to bring it out by bringing a laser pointer controlled ball into the hole. One is super cold, so you need to lure it into a campfire. One is burrowing underground, so you have to make it hit its head on something. You get an arsenal of tools that increases as the game goes on. Net, trap, hook, sauce slinger with several sauces you collect, ball, and a wire that trips Bugsnax.

    The story is also surprisingly decent for a basic concept with a (SPOILERS) reveal that the Bugsnax are parasites taking over their minds in order to turn them into Bugsnax and continue ensuring nobody escapes the island. Also your employer is working for the illuminati to make sure you can't tell people about Bugsnax. The last part of the game also has you murdering Bugsnax so that's interesting.

    tl;dr play Bugsnax it's a great game with a good story, great characters, fun gameplay, cute Bugsnax, and good music. The only reason this isn't a 10 is because the PC version does have some lag near the end that makes going through the hub town and looking at your journal annoying.
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  5. Dec 17, 2020
    9
    This is unironically a great game. It looks like a meme but it's genuinely well-written and fun to play. The characters in this thing areThis is unironically a great game. It looks like a meme but it's genuinely well-written and fun to play. The characters in this thing are already some of my favourites I've come across and the soundtrack is bangin. Would recommend. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    9
    Amazing game. There is a snak called Daddy Cakelegs. I was surprised how good this game was and I had high expectations after hearing theAmazing game. There is a snak called Daddy Cakelegs. I was surprised how good this game was and I had high expectations after hearing the theme tune from Kero Kero Bonito! Expand
  7. Dec 12, 2020
    0
    I think metascore 72 is honestly fair for this. It isn't anything new or special, any mobile game looks like this.

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