Developer: 2BIGo
Publisher: All in! Games
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 15/04/2022
Price: £12.29 £8.11/$14.99 $9.89
On sale until 08/05/2022
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

Lumberhill is a party game about chopping Wood and herd sheep? With up to three other players. But is it any good? 

There is no story, just multiplayer mayhem. 

lumberhill game

I’m A Lumberjack And It’s OK

Lumberhill plays like what you would expect from a party style game, over the top crazy fun. 

Each round has a time limit, and within that time limit, you will need to complete tasks. Like collecting different types of wood. The more tasks completed, the more stars. Stars are used to unlock more Lumberjacks and levels. 

The tasks are very repetitive and get grindy fast. There is, however, a saving grace. It is the levels they are by far the best parts of Lumberhill. There are loads of weird and wonderful traps to put a damper on your wood collection. 

Where Lumberhill shines is in the multiplayer. Not because the game gets easier, it just turns into all out madness and chaos, but it can be a load of fun. You have wood flying everywhere, players falling in traps, and herding sheep that never goes well. But fun, mostly. 

Lumberjack Problems 

While most of the game is fun and enjoyable, there are a couple of really overly annoying problems. First, there were too many times where the wood would bounce off the edge of the map. In a game where time is of the essence, this really puts a downer on a good time. 

The other is that there is a fair amount of input lag. This makes a time-based game, really bloody annoying and sucks out all the fun. As we know, that’s just a total pain in the arse. And it happens way too often.

Overall, Lumberhill tries to get in on the multiplayer party games. In some ways, it does with the chaotic nature of party games. But misses the mark with the persistent bugs. It is a shame, as it was fun for the most part.  

5-10
AVERAGE

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