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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 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: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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. Expand
  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. Dec 24, 2018
    8
    This is a more relaxing and zen kind of Katamari Damacy game. Low challenge in the gameplay but I do not believe it was the point either. CuteThis is a more relaxing and zen kind of Katamari Damacy game. Low challenge in the gameplay but I do not believe it was the point either. Cute little "Sit back on the couch and relax" kind of game. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    7
    Honestly, it was cool the time it lasted, but honestly it's just about as entertaining as your average mobile game in the long run. I suggestHonestly, it was cool the time it lasted, but honestly it's just about as entertaining as your average mobile game in the long run. I suggest you buy this game when it's on sales and ONLY on sales. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2018
    6
    A delightful yet somewhat safe game.

    The game relies very heavily on it's story to make it enjoyable and, luckily for itself, that IS fun
    A delightful yet somewhat safe game.

    The game relies very heavily on it's story to make it enjoyable and, luckily for itself, that IS fun and ocasionally, even very funny. I adored BK and Mira, and how they played off one another, and also how every character had a distinguishable personality.

    Unfortunately, the problem comes with the gameplay and pacing.

    The game itself feels very repetitive. It sticks to a formula for a majority of the game and it doesn't really spice it up until the end. Its structured like this: he characters talk about how BK disturbed their life with the "donut"; we have flashback in which we relive that moment, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat. The game doesn't innovate enough mechanically as these levels repeat themselves, and since there's no challenge, dialogue or character interaction during the levels, it really feels like filler. Outside of it getting a bit puzzly in the end, the game is very straightfoward.

    Overall, I think the characters really elevate the game. And if it wasn't for them, and for how undeniably creative the game is, I wouldn't recommend it. But the game is worth a try. It's cheap and even if the game didn't come out great, it is a very lovingly-crafted indie game, and I think everyone should give those a try.
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  7. 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. Expand

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