A game in which players live a second life in a virtual town - decorating their houses, interacting with fellow villagers, and more.
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Animal Crossing, the new life simulation game from Nintendo, places you in a virtual village where you can interact with other characters, go fishing, look for treasure, decorate your house, and much more. The town starts off as a modest little burg with barely any citizens, and it's your job to help it grow into an appealing and bustling community. The game uses the Gamecube's internal clock to a great extent; the town reflects the time of day and year in the real world, and there are even special events that happen on actual holidays! Get ready to leave your old life behind - welcome to Animal Crossing! Written by axemblue

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Released as a Nintendo 64 version in Japan, but was upgraded for the GameCube and re-release across the world. See more »


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The Best Game Ever
14 August 2004 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

You may have played The Sims or Harvest Moon, but you have no

idea how perfect Animal Crossing is.

At first, I thought this game was kiddy too... Come on, how many

games nowadays don't have a little bit of violence? The graphics

looked bad and childish, but... I gave it a try.

Let me just put in this way: I played this game for about two hours

every single day for a year and I never, ever got tired or sick of it.

The replay value is infinite, you never run out of things to do.

There's always someone to talk to, some insects, fish, furniture or

clothing to collect... You must be really careful, because this game

leaves you addicted to it like no other. You may spend more time

living your virtual life than your real life and you won't even notice.

Now that you've been warned, I suggest you to play this one, the

best game ever made.

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