There are no ifs, ands, or maybes about it - Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the cutest games of all time.
Of course, the gameplay and the atmosphere are precious, but what makes this game especially charming is its gigantic roster of villagers. The game offers a whopping 397 lovable animal friends across 35 different species, and there are so many wonderful choices to choose from that it can be incredibly difficult to choose just 10 to invite onto your island.
That being said, there are plenty of villagers who help narrow down this playing field considerably.
Sure, it must be quite hard to design 397 characters without knowing how the public will respond to them beforehand, but there are too many villagers who almost make me wonder if they were ideated with the intent of being hated. So many, in fact, that it was near-impossible to narrow it down to just 10 entries.
Now, to keep things interesting, I've only included one villager per species. If I hadn't, then I'm sure that this list would be occupied almost entirely by gorillas, mice, and frogs. Secondly, understand that this list is entirely subjective, so if your favorite villager is on here then I am sorry... that you have such awful taste.