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77

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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Donut County is a singular experience that transcends its simple, but potent core mechanic thanks to its idiosyncratic humor, clever gameplay twists, and a gleeful sense of what makes swallowing the world into a hole so cathartic.
  2. Oct 4, 2018
    85
    Although it's a short experience, Donut County is enjoyable. The base desire to see everything destroyed by a simple, ever-expanding hole overtakes the lack of complicated mechanics, and the story is fun, whether you want something with or without some meaning attached. At the very least, Donut County is an experience that will stick with you for some time.
  3. Dec 18, 2018
    82
    Sweet design perfectly combined with destructive mischief.
  4. Aug 27, 2018
    80
    Donut County won’t solve or illuminate that massive, multifaceted societal issue, but it will give you a chance to lay back, relax, and throw it down a hole.
  5. Aug 27, 2018
    78
    It may be a very short diversion, but Donut County is a delight. It’s absolutely brimming with personality, has a killer soundtrack and visual aesthetic, and is based on an irresistible gameplay hook. I’d have loved more, but I guess I’ll just settle for playing through it again.
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    73
    Donut County isn't going to challenge your wits, but it does provide a relaxing experience that's bound to make you laugh.
  7. Aug 27, 2018
    60
    Like a donut, it's sweet and satisfying, but you're acutely aware that there's a hole in the middle of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Dec 27, 2020
    10
    Simply amazing game to play, although short for the price it's hard to beat. Worth every penny if on sale
  2. Jan 14, 2019
    9
    Although the game is short (about 3 hours long), and too easy, Donut County is a hilarious, beautiful, and creative game. The game play isAlthough the game is short (about 3 hours long), and too easy, Donut County is a hilarious, beautiful, and creative game. The game play is clever, and the story is great. Definitely worth the price of entry. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2021
    8
    A cutesy, short and to the point game reminiscent of Katamari Damacy. Bright colors, silly, irreverent dialogue and text descriptions andA cutesy, short and to the point game reminiscent of Katamari Damacy. Bright colors, silly, irreverent dialogue and text descriptions and nothing but the raw satisfaction of playing with object physics and slowly clearing an entire map. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2020
    7
    This game felt like a demo. Its sweet and relaxing but short with no difficulty. I can see this game being really good for young kids.
  5. Feb 26, 2022
    7
    Cute and relaxing art, story, and music, but these things and the gameplay are very light to the point of feeling like filler toward the end.Cute and relaxing art, story, and music, but these things and the gameplay are very light to the point of feeling like filler toward the end. I wish the levels were actually longer and a bit trickier, with the hole maybe growing a bit slower. So, it ends up getting an average score overall from me. Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2021
    7
    I was expecting some mindless hole action but I was surprised by a humorous story about a raccoon.

    Date Completed: 2021-03-07 Playtime: 2h
    I was expecting some mindless hole action but I was surprised by a humorous story about a raccoon.

    Date Completed: 2021-03-07
    Playtime: 2h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: I enjoyed it. Worth the time.
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  7. Apr 17, 2022
    2
    Donut County's goofiness is not entertaining enough to make up for how boring the gameplay is.

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