Animal Crossing Metacritic

Yesterday, the gaming media was finally allowed to gush about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, sharing reviews of the new release ahead of this week's launch. We awarded the game full marks, and looking at reviews across the board shows that we weren't alone in giving out high praise.

Now, as the review dust settles a whole 24 hours later, we can see that New Horizons has secured itself a Metascore of 91. A Metascore is a weighted average totted up by review aggregator, Metacritic, which takes into account all reviews from well-known outlets.

91 is a mightily impressive average score, and it gives New Horizons the title of 'Best Switch Game of 2020' so far on Metacritic's website, but how does that stack up against the very best-reviewed games on Switch? Well, we've checked through all of the highest-scoring games to bring you this list:

1) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 97
1) Super Mario Odyssey - 97
3) Undertale - 93
3) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 93
3) Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition - 93
6) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 92
6) Celeste - 92
6) Bayonetta 2 - 92
9) Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 91
9) SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition - 91
9) Sonic Mania Plus - 91
9) Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - 91
9) INSIDE - 91
9) Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 91

As you can see, it's ended up in joint ninth place (unless any further reviews alter the score over the coming days). The 91 weighted average is made up of 49 different reviews, all of which awarded the game a positive score. The lowest score it's received so far is 80/100, although the majority of reviews awarded it 90+.

This Friday really can't come soon enough, huh?