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Bugsnax Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Bugsnax is a whimsical adventure where you track, trick, catch and eat anthropomorphic food in all shapes and sizes. But as you do, you literally become what you eat. It's silly puzzling fun from the creators of Octodad.

You play a newspaper reporter exploring an island in order to write about the edible bugs. While there you discover that Megafig has gone missing. To solve the mystery you explore Snaktooth Island trying to capture different species of Bugsnax using a wide range of contraptions. Some use bait to lure Bugsnax creatures, others are traps that spring shut while others are a laser light for them to chase.

There are over 100 Bugsnak species to capture and eat, which can result in 1000's of transformation combinations. You have to find the right contraptions and bait to outsmart each creature. This takes you through the different locations that offer habitat to ever stranger animals.

"We are what we eat," says the narrator, and it seems with the apparent disappearance of the island ranger, that this might actually be true in this world. It's up to you to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/11/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and PS5

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: @YoungHorses

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Bugsnax usually costs £17.99.
 

Bugsnax

PlayStation Store PS5 £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £17.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Although appearing with a violence rating initially, Bugsnax is Rated PEGI 7 for fear. There is a dark twist towards the end of the game that has mild horror feel to it.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 6+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. One family told us, "My 6 year old would play with my husband and I watching. She would need some help navigating the map or remembering where to go but for the most part was self-sufficient. She talked about it a lot."

It is also worth noting that there is a dark twist towards the end of the game that has mild horror feel to it. Perhaps good for parents to play first, or with children as the family quoted here.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There’s a haptic vibration and sound when you are near a Bugsnax you can catch, regardless of the direction you are facing. A visual equivalent is provided butonly when you are facing in the direction of the Bugsnax.
 
Our Bugsnax Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:


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