Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. Sep 15, 2018
    70
    For everything it brings to the table, it still left me wanting just a bit more.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Sep 13, 2018
    70
    A wonderfully honest game that points out how important it is to acknowledge the hole, but reminds us that, at the end of the day, it's what's - and who's - around it that counts. [Nov 2018, p.121]
  4. Sep 3, 2018
    62
    Donut County sports a rich and lovable cast, but its whole gameplay idea is too shallow.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2019
    60
    Core gameplay becomes wearisome with time, but fortunately the game is short (3 hours tops) and the developer tried to vary the levels with additional mechanics. If you need something to make you smile and want to escape from your responsibilities by focusing on simple tasks, this little indie game can be fun. [11/2018, p.72]
  6. 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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  1. Aug 27, 2018
    As it stands, Donut County makes for a light, airy snack of a gameā€”it's a tight circle of satisfying, empty calories. But like a real donut, finishing one often just means you want another.
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    The weirder your tastes run, the more you'll find to love here. Good comedy is a rarity in video games, and the simple-yet-engaging puzzles are crucial to sewing this ridiculous story together. Donut County makes you laugh, loudly and repeatedly. That's all it really needs.
  3. A very middling execution of an extremely lovely idea.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. mno
    Sep 25, 2018
    6
    It's fun to play the hole and to swallow stuff. Sadly the unique idea isn't utilized to its potential. The puzzles in the themed levels areIt's fun to play the hole and to swallow stuff. Sadly the unique idea isn't utilized to its potential. The puzzles in the themed levels are very easy and the game is rather short. The music is nice. Characters and story are annoying. The game performs badly and in a rare cases the physics engine goes nuts, so, that you need to restart a level. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2018
    9
    Donut county tells a cute and funny story. The puzzles are not hard and it took me about two hours to beat it. I don't think that's wrong.Donut county tells a cute and funny story. The puzzles are not hard and it took me about two hours to beat it. I don't think that's wrong. It's like going to a cinema, you pay for the single experience. There is a cut scene after every level which allows characters to be more fleshed out and I warmed up to them. Even tough it's a short story, I really felt something after these two hours. The music and the artstyle really add to the whole experience. Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2018
    7
    Donut County's short two-hour length is full of delightful humor and cute and charming characters, as well as some unexpectedly clever puzzlesDonut County's short two-hour length is full of delightful humor and cute and charming characters, as well as some unexpectedly clever puzzles spicing up its repetitive gameplay. Full Review »