Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 16, 2019
    100
    To go for the lazy metaphor, Donut County is like a delicious pastry. It’s baked with the kind of care you’d only get from a homemade dessert. Maybe they could have been a little more liberal with the jelly filling, but it’s a fantastic treat regardless. Modest yet satisfying, it’s the perfect go-to if you’re craving something sweet.
  2. Jan 28, 2019
    85
    Donut County is a pretty simple puzzle game that has a lot of charming and fun puzzles, but won’t strain your brain to complete. While I had a great time with the under two hour story, I feel like there are a lot more places this game could have gone before it felt repetitive and tired. I find myself wanting more levels and characters to swallow. With a great visuals and sound, it’s pretty impressive that this was made by one person, I just wish he made more.
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    83
    Nobody should miss the chance to try Donut County, and I hope that if there are new ideas and its creator will give us a sequel.
  4. Jan 4, 2019
    80
    Donut County is a bizarre experience, but it is one that is well worth having, so much so that there is no other game out there right now with this level of personality. The balance between charming characters, environments and a story that manages to be goofy yet impactful makes it truly special.
User Score
3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    8
    The presentation side of the game stands out in a whole host of areas and both the visuals and sound design are charming and very effective.The presentation side of the game stands out in a whole host of areas and both the visuals and sound design are charming and very effective. Even though the game has a simple idea in play during your play through, I was very surprised by how creative this simple idea was. I really enjoyed the short story that was present in the game because not only does it have decent humour but it’s actually interesting as well. While the game is a little on the short side the content that is available to you is varied enough to make the few hours you have with the game to be very enjoyable. There’s a lot of uniqueness present in Donut County and this does make the game stand out from other similar games in the genre.
    Unfortunately the game is a little too short for my liking and more content would’ve been nice because I enjoyed it. Once completed you’re highly unlikely to return back to the game, which is a shame. Donut County is a game that I’ve heard quite a lot of good things about and one word frequently kept popping up. That word was unique and after playing through the game it became quite clear that this word described the game perfectly because there is without a doubt uniqueness dotted throughout this short game. At the start then you’re introduced to an interesting story that has quite a bit of humour thrown in as well, and thankfully I’m pleased to say that this humour connects well because it’s actually pretty funny. It’s a shame then that there isn’t more of a story and that’s the game biggest problem because there just isn’t enough of anything. This however is a good gripe because the content that is here is very good and it’s varied enough to justify the price tag I just wish there was more of it because the simple gameplay shines bright with creativity throughout your playthrough. Another thing that also shines bright throughout your playthrough is the presentation side of things and both the visuals and sound design were without a doubt one of my favourite things about the game. At the end of the day then because Donut County gets so much right it definitely gets a big recommendation from me and if you’re looking for something different to play then you owe yourself to get this game.
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