Switch Adventure Games

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2023
THE ANSWERS LIE IN THE SOIL... Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman is writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside, she sets off by train with her assistant a day behind. Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant never arrives. A stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone and (gasp!) wears trousers. The excavation of Hob's Barrow is off to a rocky start. And then Thomasina starts having strange dreams FEATURES: * A dark, complex and evolving storyline featuring interwoven elements from real English folklore. * Traditional point and click adventure game puzzles and interactions, with an easy modern interface. * A cast of intriguing characters, from suspicious villagers to sickly vicars to lordly landowners, all with their own unique stories and motives. * A distinct folk horror tone and grounding. * Evocative pixel-art graphics, featuring cut-scenes and engaging animations. * A suitably atmospheric original soundtrack from The Machine. The Demon. - one half of the duo behind the award-winning "Football Game" soundtrack. * Fiends in the furrows, the smell of damp soil, and a cat or two.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
A Space For The Unbound

A Space For The Unbound

Platform: Switch
January 19, 2023
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Aka

Aka

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2022
Find inner peace in a top-down, small, open-world game. Make things better by growing plants, help others, craft and discover a carefully handcrafted island... but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget. *** Explore different biomes, from cloud forests to snowy mountains. Connect with the island inhabitants. A farming experience inspired by permaculture. Gather resources to craft houses, musical instruments, clothes, etc. Cook and prepare medicines. Relax and the back of a giant monster, looking at the clouds or in hot springs under a cherry blossom tree. But your hardest task will be to find a way to talk to these poor souls who are wandering on the island. These war victims are waiting for your help.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Lil Gator Game

Lil Gator Game

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2022
There's a buddy atop every hill in this open-world, movement-focused adventure and they all seem to need help! Bop cardboard baddies, brave serene hills and forests, and scale sheer rocks that only a kid would dare! Explore a lovingly crafted island full to the brim with areas to discover, friends to make and joy to be had. Each area of the island brings unique quests and characters to meet. Glide through the mountain tops and drop in on the Theatre Troupe kids, swing your stick sword through the forest with the Prep schoolers or find the 'Cool Kids' down in the Creaklands. With plenty more areas to discover, there's no knowing who you might run into!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Witch on the Holy Night

Witch on the Holy Night

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2022
Set in 1980s Japan, Witch on the Holy Night tells the story of fan-favorite TYPE-MOON character Aoko Aozaki as she attempts to navigate the complex world of magecraft while also dealing with the everyday struggles of life as a high school student! Players will experience the thrilling origin story of this much-beloved character, penned by Kinoko Nasu, famed creator of the Fate series, himself.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Paper Cut Mansion

Paper Cut Mansion

Platform: Switch
December 5, 2022
Paper Cut Mansion is a roguelite horror set in a papercraft world. Play as Toby, a police detective arriving at a mysterious old mansion. Explore the mansion floor by floor as you seek to unravel the story behind this bizarre place, with each run giving you the opportunity to collect another piece of evidence to be added onto your Evidence Board. The Mansion also hosts a mysterious cast of characters who may help or hinder your progress on each run...
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Lover Pretend

Lover Pretend

Platform: Switch
December 1, 2022
The main character Chiyuki lives alone and spends all of her time studying for university and doing part-time work. She has two dreams in life. The first is to become a scriptwriter, which was also a dream of her late mother. Another is to find her father who she never met. Chiyuki tries looking for information while working her new job, but in a twist of events ends up cast in the role of their love interest? Can Chiyuki draw up a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Papetura

Papetura

Platform: Switch
December 1, 2022
Papetura tells a story about lonely paper creature Pape, trapped in a flowery prison. One day Pape escapes and finds little Tura, a magical being that he'll take care of. Together they will have to face dark and flaming monsters which will try to burn down their beloved paper world. Papetura is an atmospheric point & click adventure game, handcrafted entirely out of paper.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Goodbye World

Goodbye World

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2022
Programmer Kanii and graphics artist Kumade are two friends who met in college. After graduating, they've been creating indie games together, but so far life has been harsh; Their games don't sell, and most of their time is spent working part time jobs to make ends meet... As Kanii desperately tries to find a way to make a product that sells, Kumade makes a decision-- "GOODBYE WORLD" is a narrative adventure game. Play through 12 stages of a puzzle platformer while following the two protagonists through 13 chapters of their story.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Once Upon a Jester...

Once Upon a Jester...

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2022
Best friends Sok & Jester devise a mischievous scheme to steal the Royal Diamond! To complete their master plan, they must start an improv theatre show and outperform every other act - including their rivals, Hofnar & Bok. Only becoming the best show in the kingdom will get them invited to the Royal Theatrical Spectacle in the Royal Palace, where the king keeps his precious gem. They embark on a grand adventure across a fantasy kingdom, meeting tons of wacky characters, performing improvised shows and singing their hearts out. Along the way, they unintentionally discover the freedom and joy of musical theatre. Will the pair change their wicked ways or do whatever it takes to get rich?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Lonesome Village

Lonesome Village

Platform: Switch
November 1, 2022
Lonesome Village is a cozy, quiet town struggling to rebuild after a strange calamity wiped out their homes. Take the role of Wes the coyote and help bring this village back from the brink of destruction in a puzzle-filled life sim!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Paradigm Paradox

Paradigm Paradox

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2022
The year 25XX. A world where mankind can only live in isolated colonies. The protagonist, a student at the academy, was bored with the drudgery of everyday life. A day-to-day untouched by gossip about "Heroes" and "Vermin," the enemy of mankind, or the good-looking guys at the academy. One night, she slipped out of the dormitory and fell upon colony-invading Vermin, landing herself in a dangerous situation! However, four girls appeared and repelled the Vermin with miraculous abilities. In the aftermath of the event, the protagonist decides to work as a Hero, leading a busy life as both a student and champion of justice. But why is it that she has more opportunities to talk to the good-looking guys everyone is talking about? What is their (the girls' / guys') secret? And what is the enemy's true identity?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Yomawari: Lost in the Dark

Yomawari: Lost in the Dark

Platform: Switch
October 25, 2022
To break a curse placed upon her, a young girl must venture into the haunted streets of her town at night to search for her lost memories while evading the twisted spirits that lurk in the darkness.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Paradise Marsh

Paradise Marsh

Platform: Switch
October 13, 2022
Every single star fell down from the sky into Paradise Marsh, a perfect endless wetland crawling with wildlife. Wander around equipped with your trusty bug net and find a way to replenish the empty night sky. Along the way, pick wild flowers, discover lost poems and meet intriguing and colorful characters who need your help...
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
CHAOS;HEAD NOAH

CHAOS;HEAD NOAH

Platform: Switch
October 7, 2022
"CHAOS; HEAD NOAH", the first in the science adventure series, is here! Takumi Saijo, a second-year high school student just before withdrawal. In Shibuya, where he lives, a series of bizarre murders broke out on the internet and on television. One day, in front of Takumi who is chatting, a person who calls himself "Shogun" appears. At the URL he said, I see an image that predicts the next incident. The next day, Takumi encounters a terrible incident scene where he was killed as predicted. And in front of the body, a bloody girl - Rimi Sakihata - stood up...
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Penko Park

Penko Park

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
Penko Park is a game about exploring an abandoned wildlife park. Meet its mysterious inhabitants by taking photos and interacting with the world! Snap magnificent shots and discover the creatures' most interesting poses. Collect wildlife details & snapshots in your trusty park guidebook. Uncover the park's history, secrets & many hidden paths. Use your trusty Penko Grappling Hand to interact with the environment. Enter the spooky realm by unlocking your camera's Ghost-o-Vision.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Spirit and the Mouse

The Spirit and the Mouse

Platform: Switch
September 26, 2022
Bring kindness and light to the people of Sainte-et-Claire as Lila—a tiny mouse with a big heart! Explore a quaint French village, make electrifying new friends, and do good deeds for those in need in this lush narrative adventure game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Beacon Pines

Beacon Pines

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2022
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate! As the book's reader, you'll navigate the story's turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Piofiore: Episodio 1926

Piofiore: Episodio 1926

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2022
Return to the city of Burlone, Italy in the thrilling sequel to Piofiore: Fated Memories! The year is 1926. The port city of Burlone, known as the “backdoor of Europe,” is home to three powerful mafia families vying for control. Liliana Adornato is a church orphan with a hidden past that is inexorably tied to the fate of the city and the unique marking on her chest. But when a new threat looms over both Burlone and Liliana, the leaders of the Falzone, Visconti, and Lao-Shu families must come together in a temporary truce to retrieve a stolen relic and restore the balance of power. Experience the continuation of each character's story from Piofiore: Fated Memories in five all-new episodes, a thrilling tale of mystery and murder, and an alternative what-if scenario that sheds new light on a familiar face.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
OneShot: World Machine Edition

OneShot: World Machine Edition

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2022
Experience an adventure game with puzzles that go beyond its own window and establish a unique bond with the main character. In OneShot: World Machine Edition, you discover a strange computer operating system with a self-contained world installed. Explore this world to unravel its mysteries and help guide a child on their mission to restore the long-dead sun. You hear that saving the world may no longer be possible... But it's worth a shot, you think. Now with collectible content and features exclusive to the World Machine Edition!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
Amnesia: Memories

Amnesia: Memories

Platform: Switch
September 20, 2022
On the 1st of August, you awake as the Heroine, with previous memories of who you are somehow snatched away from you. In your confusion, a mysterious spirit named Orion appears to help you regain your memories. Youll explore your own world as a complete stranger, trying to understand what was once familiar all while hiding your condition from the five men close to you. Because, as Orion warns, you may jeopardize any chance of recovering your memories if anyone finds out. Its now up to you recover the past to rewrite your future love story!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2022
Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand

Platform: Switch
September 15, 2022
Welcome to the Hospital - It’s the summer of 1978, and Casey Beaumaris is trying to make the most of her holidays, when her mum asks her to spend a long weekend helping out at the airborne hospital where she works. Casey prefers the company of books to people, but she agrees, secretly planning to write an article about her visit for the school newspaper. With her trusty notebook at the ready, Casey arrives on board the airship. The staff are overworked as they prepare for the visit of an important official, while the patients react to grief, or deal with active trauma. In the midst of these and many other interlocking and overlapping stories, Casey spends time with the patients, learning about their lives, and, as the stories unfold, discovering what she can do to help.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Svoboda 1945: Liberation

Svoboda 1945: Liberation

Platform: Switch
September 13, 2022
Svoboda 1945: Liberation takes place in a small village in the Czech borderlands. Locals witnessed the horrors of World War 2 only to face the chaotic and violent events that came after. You arrive to decide what to do with the local school. But shortly, the mundane trip reveals that the scars of the past still run deep in the village. How did the forced expulsions and the communist coup d'état affect the village? Can the horrors of war justify the violence after its end? Your grandpa was somehow in the center of all this, but the details are missing. What happened? If you tread carefully, you might learn the truth and uncover the past that still haunts the present. Svoboda 1945: Liberation is a follow-up to the award-winning Attentat 1942.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Gerda: A Flame in Winter

Gerda: A Flame in Winter

Platform: Switch
September 1, 2022
Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her small Danish village. How far would you go to protect your loved ones?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
We Are OFK

We Are OFK

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2022
Itsumi Saito just moved Downtown and broke up with her long-term girlfriend, leaning into her dream of making it in music. But juggling practice, friends, a brutal commute to the west side, and a full-time job... Itsu is struggling to establish herself in the cutthroat music scene of LA. When she talks her way into a shmoozy Hollywood party and makes friends with a rising music producer, she sees a chance to bring her dreams a little closer. We Are OFK is an interactive narrative series of arguing over lyrics, sending sad texts, and playing Interactive Music Videos, including OFK's debut single "Follow/Unfollow" and more!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
2.1
Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey

Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2022
Join Shin-chan and his family on a 7-day summer vacation in Kyushu. Before the start of your adventure, you'll receive a strange camera from an Evil Professor that serves as your daily companion in recording all of your discoveries and moments during your venture. Enjoy doing other stuff like catching various insects and fishes to fill up your wildlife journal. So, be sure to get your camera and bug-catching net ready as you explore the wonderful land of Kyushu. However, things get a little bit tricky upon realizing that your friends in Kyushu look exactly the same as your friends' way back home. Plus, things get even darker upon your encounter with a giant creature and a strange man. What kind of experience awaits you in Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Lost in Play

Lost in Play

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2022
Go on a feel-good adventure with a brother and sister as they explore dreamscapes and befriend magical creatures. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must stick together and solve puzzles to journey back home. This whimsical puzzle adventure game will make you feel like you're playing a cartoon!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Hindsight

Hindsight

Platform: Switch
August 4, 2022
What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
South of the Circle

South of the Circle

Platform: Switch
August 3, 2022
Antarctica, 1964. A crashed aircraft, tail to the sky. Cambridge academic Peter stumbles from the wreckage in search of help, fighting the cold. As his attempts to escape the ice grow more desperate, the lines between his past and present begin to blur. A love story between colleagues Peter and Clara, set against the backdrop of the Cold War, South of the Circle is a narrative adventure game about memory, survival, and the consequences of not dealing with the past.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
MADiSON

MADiSON

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2022
What would you do if you woke up locked in a dark room, with your hands covered in blood? Play as Luca, and endure the brute torture of MADiSON, a demon that has forced him to continue a gory ritual started decades ago, making him commit abominable acts. Will you be able to finish this sinister ceremony?
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Endling - Extinction is Forever

Endling - Extinction is Forever

Platform: Switch
July 19, 2022
Will the last mother fox on Earth be able to save its three little cubs? Experience how life would be in a world ravaged by mankind through the eyes of the last fox on Earth in this eco-conscious adventure. Discover the destructive eect of the human race, which corrupts day after day the most precious and needed resources of the natural environments. Explore Endling's 3D side-scrolling world and defend your cubs, three tiny and defenseless fur balls, feed them, see how they grow up level after level, notice their unique personalities and fears, and most importantly, make them survive. Use the cover of night to sneak with your litter towards a safer place. Spend the day resting in an improvised shelter and plan for your next movement carefully since it could be the last one for you or your cubs.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen

Platform: Switch
July 15, 2022
THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end. Now power is up for grabs. You may be the official heir, but much of the country's nobility would love to steal the throne for themselves. Aggressive neighbors will take advantage of any weakness to enlarge their borders at your expense. And that's not even mentioning the magical dangers which are lying in wait... Can you survive long enough to reach your coronation?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Mothmen 1966

Mothmen 1966

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2022
Mothmen 1966 is a 'Pixel Pulp' - a visual novel featuring a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics - set amongst the strange occurrences of the Leonid meteor shower of 1966.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Time on Frog Island

Time on Frog Island

Platform: Switch
July 12, 2022
Shipwrecked on a strange Island: A terrible storm ravages the seas around you, casting your mighty vessel into the perilous rocks of a nearby island. You awake to find your ship in pieces, shipwrecked on a strange island filled with… frogs? A spaghetti network of trades will take you all over this strange island as you seek out materials to fix your boat. You will meet a cast of friendly characters, solve head scratching puzzles, find hidden treasures, and much more as you explore the world of Time on Frog Island.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Platform: Switch
June 28, 2022
Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few. The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man. Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

Platform: Switch
June 23, 2022
In 1997 Westwood Studios released a title that won universal praise from gamers and critics all around the world, along with accolades like AIAS's Adventure Game of the Year award. Set in the same time and universe as the 1982 classic science fiction film by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner video game is now making a big comeback on modern consoles! Armed with your investigative skills and the tools of the Blade Runner trade, you'll be immersed in a world that lives and breathes around you with breakthrough lighting and visual effects. Your ability to survive will be put to the test in the richest game environment ever.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
4.8
Lamplight City

Lamplight City

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2022
The Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, Lamplight City - the thriving port city of New Bretagne is a beacon of progress and industrial advancement in the New World. Yet beneath the promises of a shining 19th-century future, the city rests upon foundations of poverty, class struggle, and crime. For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart? Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Card Shark

Card Shark

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2022
Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. "Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover." - Comte de Saint-Germain LEARN AND MASTER NEW TRICKS Cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. Master deceptions using card marking, false shuffles, deck switching, false deals, and more! Use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables. UNCOVER A CONSPIRACY ... as you climb from local card parlors to the King's table. A word of advice: Don't get caught. Your fellow gamblers do not take kindly to cheats… TRAVEL THROUGH 18TH CENTURY FRANCE Discover small towns, remote mansions, and luxurious lounges imagined by Nerial team (Reigns), game creator Arnaud De Bock (Pikuniku). Immerse yourself in the ornate visual artwork of Nicolai Troshinsky. Have your every move accompanied by an original score from Andrea Boccadoro as interpreted by an orchestra.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
The complex and interwoven mysteries you’ll unravel in this investigative adventure are centered around the ill-fated Shijima family, which has suffered a series of inexplicable deaths over the last century. As Haruka Kagami, it’s up to you to use your powers of deduction to uncover the truth behind these mysterious events and the ‘Fruit of Youth’ that allegedly lies somewhere in the Shijima Mansion. You’ll explore both the past and the present in four murder cases, set across different eras of Japan. Of course, unravelling this intricate web of secrets won’t be straightforward. You’ll have to have your wits about you as you uncover clues, speak to suspects, and put all the pieces of the puzzle together to form a hypothesis. Not everyone you speak to will be cooperative, so be ready to counter their arguments when you present your case. And don’t worry if your detective skills are a little rusty - the game is designed in such a way that you’ll be able to reach the correct answer if you don’t give up. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition

OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
"I will claim the starsongs, and bring honor to the clan." Exiled by his people, Jun ventures out in search of starsongs to redeem himself. But progress is slow, until he saves Eda, a witch who can pick up on the sound of asteroids. However, what appears to be a blessed encounter, will end up becoming a lifelong burden... Echo of Starsong is a narrative puzzle adventure game. Asteroids emitting a sound known as "Starsongs" have become the center of conflict for the immense power they hold. Determined to claim asteroids of his own, a young man ventures out with a girl who can imitate starsongs, lending her voice to unravel an ancient myth deep in the heart of space.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Bugsnax

Bugsnax

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answers and a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really? * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them? * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!? We are what we eat Bugsnax takes you on a whimsical adventure to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone... and hungry! It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD? Key features: * Discover, hunt, and capture all 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait! * Explore the diverse biomes of Snaktooth Island to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg. * Stuff your new friends with Bugsnax to customize them with countless new looks. * Follow every lead to learn more about Lizbert's band of misfits and the mysteries of Snaktooth Island.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.2
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Arise: A Simple Story is a critically acclaimed 3D time manipulation narrative adventure. Embark on a journey about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience – the loss of our closest loved ones and how we remember them. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life and see how one’s life can be shaped by the presence of a soulmate. Each level is a metaphorical representation of the stages of life and how our memories shape these recollections. The game also supports an easy to pick up couch co-op feature allowing you to play together with a loved one.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Lila's Sky Ark

Lila's Sky Ark

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
Lila’s psychedelic world is in grave danger. Help her and her eccentric friends stop the Conductor’s minions from destroying all things musical and magical in this meditative action-adventure game. Explore this dark yet groovy world as you unravel the poetic mystery that is Lila’s story. Discover secrets, solve puzzles, and battle bizarre beasts and punishing bosses as you attempt to unite the Spirits and save the mysterious Sky Island from ruin. Along the way, hunt down alchemy recipes to unlock new weapons. Battle enemies with rocks, Titan Eyes, cluster bombs, and anything else you can throw at them as you wander this music-inspired pixel dreamscape during Lila’s strange yet beautiful journey.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Platform: Switch
April 12, 2022
Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life. CHARACTERS: JURO KURABE A mild-mannered young high school student trying to live a normal life in the 80s. Rarely excited, he is fond of campy old Sci-Fi movies, with their giant robots and space invasions. But it seems like everyone in his life is trying to manipulate him for their own ominous ends... IORI FUYUSAKA She believes she's an ordinary high school girl, with dreams and crushes and a sweet tooth. However, she finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy, called on to stop an apocalypse before the world is doomed. What she's not sure about is: can she really answer the call? EI SEKIGAHARA A stoic young man with amnesia, Ei finds himself next to a dead body without any memories of his past. Declared a boy "from another dimension", he's constantly pursued by armed gunmen in black suits, and often finds himself in intense life-or-death situations. Through investing the clues and people in 1985, he chases the truth beyond his lost memories... KEITARO MIURA A dutiful young soldier from 1945, fiercely dedicated to defending his country. He'd lay down his life if it meant saving even a single soul. Chosen as part of a secret military program to pilot a new weapon called a "Sentinel", Miura soon discovers that his true enemies lie beyond World War II... MEGUMI YAKUSHIJI A shy, composed girl of few words, with a nurturing domestic side. While she's devoted to her beloved, Juro, he himself has lost all memory of their past relationship. Goaded on by a mysterious talking cat, she agrees to a "contract" -- willing to go to any length to restore the boy she loves. NATSUNO MINAMI A perky, friendly girl on her high school's track team who loves a good Sci-Fi story. When she discovers a small robot hiding in the school, it seems like a story out of one of her favorite movies. However, she finds herself drawn into a massive, apocalyptic conspiracy in which the dangers of her favorite shows becomes disturbingly real. NENJI OGATA A high school punk with a heart of gold. He prefers to punch first and ask questions later, so when he gets involved in a convoluted conspiracy, most of the geek-talk goes over his head. Still, he's determined to bust through and save the girl -- even if he's resigned to her thinking he's just another thug. RENYA GOUTO A cold, brilliant young man who will use any means necessary to find the truth. Gouto processes information and startling revelations with a calm, ready intelligence that baffles (or outpaces) the adults around him. He's no villain, but he knows what's at stake, and what must be done. RYOKO SHININOME An aloof agent desperate to prove her worth to her unrequited love (and mentor) Tetsuya Ida. A mission gone wrong left Ryoko with traumatic brain damage, and dependent on a medicine of unclear origins. Still, she fights through the mental fog and pain to untangle the conspiracies... SHU AMIGUCHI An easygoing late-80s high school playboy, quick to make friends and quick to flirt. Tries not to take life too seriously, whether it's on his side or not. But when his TV turns on by itself, and an idol starts talking to him through it, begging for his help unraveling a mystery...he rolls with it as best he can. TAKATOSHI HIJIYAMA A confident young Japanese soldier in the 1940s, displaced from his home and dropped into a city both foreign and familiar. Adrift, old-fashioned, and out of place, he struggles to make sense of all the changes in his world...and then, after months of living as a solitary vagrant, he finds the young man responsible for uprooting his life. TOMI KISARAGI A flippant, shy teenager. She often hangs out with her gal pals after school, getting snacks and chatting like any other, but she seems to know more than she lets on. Determined to investigate the mysteries of her fate, she surreptitiously follows whatever lead she can, only to discover even greater peril awaiting her... YUKI TAKAMIYA A surly delinquent who (reluctantly) infiltrates the school as a spy to save her best friend. Despite her disdain for her underhanded allies, she stubbornly seeks the truth when everyone else has something to hide. Tough and caustic, but she's got a protective streak and a sharp mind.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey

Ashwalkers: A Survival Journey

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
From the co-founder of Dontnod (Life is Strange) Hervé Bonin's new studio Nameless XIII. Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows. Set 200 years after the first geological disasters the earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Survive the weather, the ash storm, the grey blizzard and the acid rain. A survival journey through a harsh world without rules or judgement. Only your choices matters in the face of moral dilemmas. Manage your party, food & equipment in this non-linear narrative survival sim with 34 possible endings.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Primordia

Primordia

Platform: Switch
March 2, 2022
Primordia is a sci-fi adventure with an in-depth story and a philosophical bent. Stoic android Horatio Nullbuilt lives with his robot companion Crispin in the deserted dunes beyond the city of Metropol. His existence is a peaceful one: he combs the landscape for machine parts to repair his rundown airship and ruminates upon the Book of Man, which teaches of the humans who came before him. But this solitary life is shattered when a rogue robot breaks into the airship and steals the power core Horatio and Crispin need to survive. Now the pair must travel outside the relative safety of their remote home to Metropol, where the search for power will yield unexpected discoveries about Horatio's origins, his purpose, and the world he thought he understood.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Variable Barricade

Variable Barricade

Platform: Switch
February 24, 2022
A proposal within five seconds of meeting!? The mysterious handsome men who appeared in front of Hibari, the only daughter of distinguished Toujou family, were the groom candidates who had been sent by her natural enemy, her grandfather. Alerted by her intuition Hibari realized that there must be something more behind this. Why now? And anyway, who are these guys in the first place? Though she showed a firmly defiant stance toward this obviously suspicious situation, her grandfathers decision was absolute. While still surprised they were given a villa, and on the premise of a marriage proposal they started living together. The four men try to pursue her in many ways, aiming for the groom position. Within the dazzling days of seduction, Hibari resolutely makes her decision. “There’s absolutely no way I’ll fall for you!”
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
About an Elf

About an Elf

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
The most elf-tastic adventure ever! Join forces with Dam, the magical princess of all elves, and her incorrigible apprentice, Roland the BraveCat, as they fight to save the universe from the King of Terrors and his army of evil monsters. This is a point-and-click-ish, rpg-ish, visual-novel-ish game of gigantawesome proportions. Do you have what it takes to have what it takes? If so, everything might turn out elf-ok! • Explore 4 magical, mysterious lands. • Decipher indecipherable crystal visions! • Fight an assortment of evil monsters, each more monstrous than the last!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Land of Screens

Land of Screens

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2022
When Holland’s social media is lit ablaze by a recent breakup, she embarks on a new mission to ditch the social media saturation and discover some real-world relationships. When a recent breakup lights Holland’s social media ablaze, she hopes to find some breathing room out in the real world—but as plugged-in as everyone is, it seems impossible that she'll ever get a break. In Land of Screens, guide Holland on her new mission to ditch the social media saturation and discover some real-world relationships by enlisting the help of a few new friends, some synthy chiptune jams, and the inimitable chemistry of small children and adorable animals.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Platform: Switch
February 3, 2022
It is now your turn to truly become Sherlock Holmes and lead your own investigation--actually, your investigations, as 8 captivating cases await you in Crimes & Punishments! Murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts, and other investigations will bring you to the cutting edge of the detective written in the pure tradition of Conan Doyle's novels. Each case offers real freedom to players, who will have to make important moral choices instead of simply enforcing justice by the book. All decisions have an influence in the game, so bear the weight of your choices!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Unforeseen Incidents

Unforeseen Incidents

Platform: Switch
January 27, 2022
Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy a mystery only he can solve. An unknown disease is spreading across the country, and between them a scientist, a reporter and a reclusive artist hold the key to stopping it. A perilous journey awaits, and every step brings Harper closer to a cabal of dangerous fanatics. Before he knows it, he finds himself in a fight for the future of humankind armed only with his trusty multi-tool. Can Harper find the courage to expose the truth and prevent an epidemic, even if it means succumbing to contagion himself? Join Harper and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game from Backwoods Entertainment and Application Systems Heidelberg.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Artful Escape

The Artful Escape

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2022
On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti struggles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination. In an attempt to escape the musical legacy of his uncle, a teenage guitar prodigy embarks on a psychedelic journey to inspire his new stage persona, searching for who he isn't in an adventure spanning stolen opera houses, melodic alien landscapes, and the impossible depths of the Cosmic Extraordinary.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
OMNO

OMNO

Platform: Switch
December 16, 2021
Omno whisks you away on a journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. It's a single-player adventure full of puzzles, secrets, and obstacles to overcome. The power of a lost civilisation will carry you on an epic quest through lush forests, sun-blasted deserts, and frozen tundras - even to the clouds. On your way, you'll discover a vibrant world full of strange and wonderful lifeforms, from cute little critters to enigmatic giants, and everything in between.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel

The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2021
When seven people fall prey to a vicious curse, they discover that the true threat rests not within the shadows, but within their own hearts and minds. The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel is an interactive horror-themed drama inspired by classic Asian horror films. Told through an immersive branching narrative, the game casts players in the ever-shifting roles of seven characters as they find themselves entangled in a mystery that’s plagued Ermengarde Mansion for centuries. The choices you make will shape and drive the story forward. Will you mend a relationship on the verge of collapse, or will you let it fall apart? Will you risk saving someone despite the consequences you could face or leave them to meet a gruesome end? Beyond the horror themes of The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel, there is heavy emphasis on character development and interaction. The fate of each of these individuals is in your hands.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2021
Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It's up to you, Chicory's number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It's a big job but you're ready for it! Probably! Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and change the world!
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.8
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2021
The Freelance Police are back on the crime beat in a newly remastered version of their second episodic season. Zombies will dance. Mariachis will sing. A giant battle robot will trash the streets. And when their friends’ lives are at stake, Sam & Max will risk their very souls to set things right.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Twelve Minutes

Twelve Minutes

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2021
TWELVE MINUTES is a real-time top-down interactive thriller with an accessible click and drag interface. What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death... Only for you to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, stuck in a TWELVE-MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again... Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what's coming to change the outcome and break the loop. TWELVE MINUTES blends the dream-like tension of THE SHINING with the claustrophobia of REAR WINDOW and the fragmented structure of MEMENTO.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.3
Beyond A Steel Sky

Beyond A Steel Sky

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2021
You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown. Union City is a utopia, its people loving life under the control of an altruistic AI: ever-attentive androids, designer living, piazzas and bars. What's not to love? But this City has a dark underbelly... From multi-award winning Revolution comes 'Beyond a Steel Sky', a groundbreaking 3D adventure thriller, set in an AI-driven future. Subvert the world, hack the systems and solve dark conspiracies to uncover the devastating truth.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.2
The Kids We Were: Complete Edition

The Kids We Were: Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
December 2, 2021
The Kids We Were is an adventure game originally released worldwide for smartphones in February, 2020. The Complete Edition includes the full story available in the app, in addition to a new bonus episode set after the events of the main game. There are also brand-new collection items to find!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

Platform: Switch
December 2, 2021
Collectible Character cards included inside all first run copies. Ever since she could remember, Akitsu Shino has had the ability to see what others could not: spirits, apparitions, and indescribable creatures. As an adult, this talent leads her to join a secret government agency: The Occult Action Department. Her assignment is with the Sixth Special Preventions Office, and her job is to monitor the powerful beings who travel between her world and the worlds beyond. From her office in Sakuratani, a town in a different dimension, Agent Shino meets several otherworldly individuals with vastly different personalities and abilities: a nine-tailed fox spirit, a mischievous oni, and more. Part gatekeeper, part travel guide, she does her best to get to know these entities and keep them from getting into inter-dimensional trouble.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality

Platform: Switch
November 25, 2021
Wield the sonic screwdriver as you join the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) on a quest to save the universe, and meet the Tenth Doctor along the way (voiced by David Tennant in a guest appearance). Experience an unforgettable adventure through space and time, face terrifying monsters and solve a mind-bending mystery! Enter the Chaosverse, where reality itself is threatened by a series of time-breaking glitches, and partner with two formidable Doctors as you seek to uncover a deeper mystery. Confront a terrifying new threat and face classic Doctor Who monsters, including Daleks, Weeping Angels and Cybermen. Now for non-VR platforms, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality features brand-new gameplay, new challenges and new locations to explore, with a reimagined and expanded story that builds on the previous game The Edge of Time.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2021
Set in the near future, Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Stilstand

Stilstand

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2021
A darkly funny and deeply personal journey into the mind of a lost soul. Experience a young woman’s insecurities during a long summer of parties, dates, dreams and time-wasting. Amid the feeling of being stuck and the desire for isolation, there's still hope that one day, things will change. Maybe the shadow monster in her apartment can help her stay afloat? “This is one of 2020’s hidden gems.” - Finger Guns “This is a story that’s relatable to us all.” - Vulgar Knight ● Flip through the pages of an emotionally-engaging hand-drawn story ● Interact directly with items and characters during your adventures ● Explore themes like anxiety and loss of sense in a whimsical way Made in Copenhagen by Niila Games & Ida Hartmann “With Stilstand I wanted to explore how a game could dig into the core of unpleasant feelings, while balancing comic panels, game design and a dark sense of humour.” - Ida Hartmann, writer, co-designer and illustrator
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Cupid Parasite

Cupid Parasite

Platform: Switch
November 2, 2021
A story about a cupid who ran away from her family after a fight to become the most successful bridal adviser in the human world. One day the heroine's boss calls her up for a job to find 5 hopeless guys (aka parasites) in desperate need of fixing their love life (and prolly their personalities in some cases).
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.9
The Sundew

The Sundew

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
You are Anna Isobe, a cyborg cop abandoned by progress and thrust into the midst of a global conspiracy. Experience classic point and click gameplay as you travel across the dark future. Shibukawa, capital of Japan, 2054. Water drips from the cracked ceiling onto the edge of your bed as the incessant rain masks the whine of a refrigerator and the neon hum of the city outside. You don’t recognise the heavy breath in your ear nor the warmth of the body lying next to you... The world’s gone to hell, and it’s taking you down with it. Welcome to Shibukawa
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
No Longer Home

No Longer Home

Platform: Switch
October 7, 2021
Bo and Ao are graduating university and preparing to leave the flat they've lived in together for a year. Thanks to visa limitations, Ao is forced to return to Japan, leaving Bo in England. Disillusioned by post-educational life and shoved aside by a government who doesn't want them there, both are trying to come to terms with their uncertain futures. And deep under their South London flat, something grows... Wander through an intimate flat and examine the everyday belongings of Bo and Ao. Have BBQs, play video games, and stay up late just talking in bed. Follow the day to day activities and conversations of two queer, non-binary students and their friends. Get to know Lu, the multi-eyed, animal-like new flatmate.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Creepy Tale 2

Creepy Tale 2

Platform: Switch
October 7, 2021
Creepy Tale 2 is a spooky cartoon puzzle adventure inspired by ancient European fairy tales, a new entry in the Creepy Tale series. Help Lars through a spinning carousel of dark events as he travels around his land to find Ellie, his little sister, and other girls kidnapped by an unnamed evil. Fight your fears, gather new allies, and solve numerous puzzles that will lead you to the truth.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Bonfire Peaks

Bonfire Peaks

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind. Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game about closure, by Corey Martin and published as well as co-produced by Draknek, creator of A Monster’s Expedition and Cosmic Express. Navigate expertly designed puzzles in a breathtakingly lovely voxel-based world. Filler content has been burned away to create a perfectly fine-tuned experience, filled with richly rewarding challenges and surprising new mechanics that’ll keep sparking your interest right through to the end.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
A Juggler's Tale

A Juggler's Tale

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2021
Lead Abby the string puppet through a grim fairy tale world, while you solve riddles, evade traps, and shake off pursuers. A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. FEATURES • Make use of the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, cross raging rivers, sneak through bandit camps and make it past dangerous traps to find freedom. • Explore a beautiful and grim world, inspired by the tone and mood of traditional fairy tales. • Live through an intense story of hope and empowerment, while listening to folk-inspired music and the narrator’s ever-present charismatic voice. • Find out what it takes to truly break free from all strings attached.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
TOEM

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Olympia Soiree

Olympia Soiree

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform a ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district Red, Blue, and Yellow lead a society governed by the island's rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Golf Club: Wasteland

Golf Club: Wasteland

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2021
Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich. The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity. Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars. Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy-to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Inked: A Tale of Love

Inked: A Tale of Love

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2021
Inked is a puzzle-platformer where you play as the Nameless Hero, a ronin character drawn by a comic book artist, Adam. By using simple geometrical shapes, you'll solve puzzles and venture through Adam's world to find Nameless Hero's lost love Aiko. The story goes deeper than first perceived entwining Adam and the Nameless Hero. Together they will embark on a journey that will forever change them both.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Out of Line

Out of Line

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2021
Out of Line wasdesigned with a stylized approach. The mechanics of the game revolve around San’s spear, something the character sees as a tool that will help him navigate this strange world. We want players to learn through experimentation, constantly tinkering with puzzles until they find a logical solution. This design philosophy plays a thematic role in our game, as most individuals find their purpose through trial and error.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.0
Road 96

Road 96

Platform: Switch
August 16, 2021
Hitchhike your way to freedom in this crazy procedurally generated road trip made by renowned indie creators. No one's road is the same! Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Fire Tonight

Fire Tonight

Platform: Switch
August 12, 2021
A narrative puzzle game about two people trying to find their way back together in a city on fire.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins

Platform: Switch
August 12, 2021
Building on the terrifying legacy of the Weeping Angels, first encountered in the iconic story "Blink", Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins is a thrilling found-phone mystery developed by the award-winning creators of Sara Is Missing and SIMULACRA. Amidst a sinister series of events at a seemingly abandoned house in London, someone goes missing, and you find their phone. When it begins to self-destruct, ex-UNIT scientist Petronella Osgood enlists your help to uncover hidden clues and solve cryptic puzzles. Will you unravel the truth behind the chilling disappearance before it's too late? But remember: don't turn your back, don't look away and DON'T BLINK.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Curious Expedition 2

Curious Expedition 2

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory. A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure?
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Necrobarista: Final Pour

Necrobarista: Final Pour

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Discover a tale of mystery, magic, and, depending on who asks, the best/worst coffee around. Hidden in an unassuming alleyway lies The Terminal, a café that serves as a waypoint between the lands of the living and the dead, where any one of the patrons could be a spirit from beyond. With strict rules defining how long ghosts can spend in the corporeal realm before being forced to pass on, running this café is more complicated than your typical Melbourne coffeehouse. Apprentice necromancer Maddy has just taken ownership of The Terminal and all its magical responsibilities. Follow her story and those of mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, exasperated necromancer Chay, and a cast of other colorful characters through their dark pasts and the secrets behind the place linking them all together.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Button City

Button City

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
Button City is a colorful low poly narrative adventure game about a fox and his friends banding together to save their local arcade! Explore a diorama world, play exciting arcade games, complete quirky quests and meet cute animal friends.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Black Book

Black Book

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, "Black Book" is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Russian folktales - and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness. A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances. Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out Black Book - a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across Russian countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Haven Park

Haven Park

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
Explore a tiny and peaceful open world. Meet and talk to the campers, find the resources required to build cosy little campings and keep the campers happy. You will also have plenty of side quests on your journey. But no rush, this place is your safe haven to discover. Haven Park was inspired by games like A Short Hike or Animal Crossing, so if you are a fan of those, this game is definitely for you.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Doomsday Vault

Doomsday Vault

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
You're on a lone mission in a post-climate collapse Earth. Adventure around the world in your robotic suit and use your suit's tools and abilities to explore challenging environments. Navigate desolate landscapes, flooded cities and derelict buildings to find seeds from critical plant species and return them to the safety of the Doomsday Vault. Be aware, not everything is as it seems - you will need to evade the AI bots left behind to guard corporate interests. Collect nutrients, restore Carbon Eaters, collect the seeds and nurture them in the Vault to create a sustainable crop.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Bustafellows

Bustafellows

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2021
Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of a strong, smart and gifted journalist in this romantic adventure. You play the part of a young woman with the ability to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, which you use for data collection and helping people. After witnessing the murder of a crooked lawyer – she goes back in time in an attempt to save him. Thus, the journey begins as our protagonist goes back in time in the body of another person and tries to warn Limbo. It's up to you to figure out how to save him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.4
The Long Gate

The Long Gate

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Explore mysterious caverns and solve the puzzles of the ancient machines that fill them. Explore ancient caverns filled with mysterious puzzles and traverse relaxing oases of nature. Repair the three types of ancient circuits and unravel the mystery of what happened to their creators. The Long Gate is a challenging and elaborate puzzle game with puzzles based on real world physics and circuits.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Last Stop

Last Stop

Platform: Switch
July 22, 2021
An adventure set in present day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis. Last Stop is a single-player third-person adventure set in present day London. Written and developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, Last Stop tells three interconnected tales featuring three playable main characters. Donna, a spaced-out high-schooler who feels trapped by her stifling home life and her overprotective big sister. Away from home, Donna seeks teenage thrills with her friends Becky and Vivek, but gets more than she bargained for when the trio become unexpected kidnappers in a game of amateur detective gone wrong. John, an overworked middle-aged single dad. Burdened with debt and the pressures of being an only parent, John jealously pines after the free and easy life of his twenty-something bachelor neighbour, Jack. When the pair unwittingly fall foul of a vengeful stranger, a cursed artefact threatens to transform their lives forever. Meena, a ruthlessly ambitious professional who struggles to find the same satisfaction with her family that she does in the thrill of her work. As Meena vies with an upstart colleague for a crucial promotion, something ancient stirs in the basement beneath her workplace. Last Stop is fully voice acted, featuring hours of dialogue and a voice cast of dozens, with performances from some of the brightest talent in the UK today, including rising stars Lulu Simpson as Molly Smith and Kassian Akhtar as Dylan Hughes. Last Stop features an original soundtrack by BAFTA award winning composer Lyndon Holland, performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Roleplay as 3 unique characters. Make choices to shape their conversations. Walk in their shoes and discover where their individual stories lead.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.3
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective

Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective

Platform: Switch
July 15, 2021
A terrible crime has been committed at the Opera City Museum! Mr. X, Pierre's sworn enemy, has stolen and fled with the Maze Stone, a magical artefact that turns everything around it into a labyrinth. Under the call of the Opera City Museum, Pierre must undertake a new adventure that will lead him from the museum, to the city streets, to a castle in the sky, a haunted mansion and much more! There is no time to lose, lest the whole world turns into a maze! Adapted from the bestselling children's book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Unavowed

Unavowed

Platform: Switch
July 7, 2021
Join the ranks of the Unavowed, and fight against the oncoming darkness. A demon possessed you one year ago. Since that day, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Waking up on a stormy rooftop, you meet your saviors: the Unavowed, an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. Life as you knew it is over, but by joining them you have a chance to reverse some of the damage you’ve done—and, if you choose wisely, to redeem yourself. Shape your hero: Name the playable character, choose their gender, and pick from three origin stories to customize the protagonist. Choose your party: Select two out of four companions to join you on missions across the boroughs of New York City. Each member of the Unavowed has a unique personality and skillset, providing different solutions to the obstacles you’ll encounter. Follow your conscience: Difficult choices await. In Unavowed’s subtly branching storyline, your decisions could come back to help you… or haunt you. Play how you want: Controls refined for Nintendo Switch™ allow you to play comfortably with either the Joy-Con™ controllers or the touch screen.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.1
Mythic Ocean

Mythic Ocean

Platform: Switch
July 2, 2021
What would you do if you were friends with the gods, and your influence on them could change the universe? Mythic Ocean is an atmospheric and charming adventure where you'll befriend a pantheon of gods under the sea, help them find themselves, and make choices that shape the creation of a new world. Explore all the outcomes. Which god will rise above? What kind of world will they create? You decide - choose wisely.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2021
Welcome to the club! Write poems for your crush and experience the terror of school romance in this critically-acclaimed psychological horror story. Enter the #1 Psychological Horror Experience! Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase any mistakes along the way to ensure your perfect ending. Now’s your chance to discover why DDLC is one of the most beloved psychological horror games of the decade! You play as the main character, who reluctantly joins the Literature Club in search of a romantic interest. With every poem you write and every choice you make, you’ll charm your crush and begin to unfold the horrors of school romance. Do you have what it takes to crack the code of dating sims and get the perfect ending? Now, the original mind-shattering DDLC experience is packed with tons of new features and content exclusive to Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Beasts of Maravilla Island

Beasts of Maravilla Island

Platform: Switch
June 12, 2021
Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game where you take on the role of a young wildlife photographer who traverses Maravilla Island's magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty! The protective magic of Maravilla Island is waning, and the only way to save it is to restore humanity's belief in the magical. Assume the role of Marina Montez, an aspiring wildlife photographer who is armed with her grandfather's journal of Maravilla and his camera. To save Maravilla Island, you must climb, explore, and solve puzzles with the island's flora and fauna to find and photograph its fabulous beasts. You'll also need to coax out their unique behaviors! Play with a rambunctious otter-crocodile. Be the wingman for a lovestruck bird-monkey. Discover the favorite hiding spots of birds disguised as bananas. Beasts of Maravilla Island is filled with enchanting opportunities to engage with creatures in unique, wholesome ways! Capture your magic moments with majestic animals, and share Maravilla Island's magic with the world! Features 50+ Unique Creatures, big and small, to engage with and photograph Exploration of 3 distinct ecological zones, each containing their own unique species! Endless possibilities to photograph the game’s beautiful ecosystem. Puzzles that emphasize interacting and cooperating with creatures and plant life
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Alba: a Wildlife Adventure

Alba: a Wildlife Adventure

Platform: Switch
June 9, 2021
From the BAFTA-Award winning studio behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care comes something entirely new. Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realises she needs to do something about it. This is truly a Mediterranean paradise if you ignore all the litter! From the idyllic beaches to the ancient castle overlooking the town a whole island is ready to be explored. With Ines and your grandfather - who is a total bird nerd - by your side, you can start the movement to save the island. Maybe even the world after that.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Umurangi Generation

Umurangi Generation

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2021
Umurangi Generation is a first person photography game in the shitty future. Set in Tauranga Aotearoa off the back of an impending crisis you are a courier for the Tauranga Express. Throughout the game you will unlock a variety of lenses and equipment.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Winds of Change

Winds of Change

Platform: Switch
June 3, 2021
Winds of Change is a 2D Adventure game set in a living, breathing fantasy world. Embark on the journey of a lifetime! Join The Rebellion, amass an army, and liberate the world! Fully voice acted, with romance options, side quests, and optional content! Inspired by Dragon Age and Mass Effect. A huge amount of dialogue choices let you role play exactly as you want! Huge conversational trees! A game-changing 2D adventure project! STORY: In the world of Alestia, the sheltered forest village of Valinorth exists largely independent from every other nation, never taking sides in political conflict and remaining non-partisan. Every generation, a special child is born in Valinorth. They house a vast amount of spiritual energy within them, and they use this to commune with the realm of spirits. Harnessing that energy to induce premonitions of the future, Valinorth has remained forever safe, taking care of any threat foreseen by the "Seer". However, the recent threat is too much to handle on their own. Forced to take sides, the Seer is thrust into the larger world of Alestia and taken in by the wings of The Rebellion after an unbelievable vision shakes the very foundation of Valinorth. Taking up arms against the tyrannical rulers of Alestia -- The Triumvirate -- you take on the role of the Seer. Explore the world, form alliances, and build an army. Every step you take will determine the fate of the world, and everyone in it. The only chance of liberating the world rests in the hands of you, the Seer. The vast amount of spiritual energy within you makes you uniquely capable of wielding a mystical blade: The Blade of Exodus. Capable of manipulating spiritual energy in a remarkable fashion, the fate of the world is in your hands. Explore a large world with an even larger cast of characters. Bond with your comrades, form friendships and relationships, and fight to liberate the world from the clutches of tyranny. The fate of the world rests in your hands, Exodus wielder. FEATURES: * In-Depth point and click interface! * Massive story line set in an incredible fantasy world!* * Voice acted by a stellar cast!** * Bond with your comrades! * Pursue friendships, and even romances! * Non-linear story flow! Feel free to stop and explore! * Open world atmosphere. Return to past areas at any time! * Find hidden objects and books in the environment! Learn about the world! * Stop and chat with your party members at any times! * Watch your party members interact with each other in skits! * View parallel scenes taking place all across the world! Multiple stories at play! * Experience side quests and optional stories! ABOUT THE VOICE ACTING: Winds of Change features a massive voice cast, featuring top talent from the industry! ADDITIONAL NOTES: * Trailer will be updated before final launch with a final version. * This game is a 2D Point and Click adventure game! Dialogue intensive. * More story will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access. ** More voice acting will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Sludge Life

Sludge Life

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2021
SLUDGE LIFE is a first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric stroll through a polluted island full of cranky idiots and a vibe so thick you can taste it. Roam a tiny island stuck on a sludge covered planet as an upcoming tagger GHOST set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite. Traverse the corporately branded landscape, chat up other taggers, and discover secrets and idiots along the way. Will you become the king of the island and tag every open inch, infiltrate sludge-pumping corporation GLUG to find a way out, or just take it all down in flames with you?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Overboard!

Overboard!

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2021
GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault. JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York. Only one problem: you did it. Can you get away with murder? GAMEPLAY Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill... There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies. You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Beautiful Desolation

Beautiful Desolation

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2021
THE BROTHERHOOD has crafted a homage to adventure games from your childhood. BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is a 2D isometric adventure set in the distant future. Explore a post-apocalyptic landscape, solve puzzles, meet new friends and make powerful enemies, mediate conflicts and fight for your life as you unravel the secrets of the world around you. Mark, a man out of time, searches for his lost brother Don, in a far-flung futuristic era ruled by highly advanced technologies which are both revered and reviled. Your surroundings hold echoes of a desolate past, and glimpses of a dark future that has yet to be written by your actions. Be prepared to face many tough choices that will shape this land long after you complete your journey. The inhabitants of this world will help and hinder you, as you make new discoveries and navigate the spectacular African-inspired landscape. Negotiate your passage with local leaders, healers and warriors, or find yourself embroiled in a battle against nanite swarms, enormous scorpions and rocket-equipped robots. From thriving villages to crumbling cities, petrified forests and bone-dry ocean beds, this strange new world holds a multitude of terrains to uncover, beautifully rendered in 2D isometric art. [The Brotherhood]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.3
Mundaun

Mundaun

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
After learning of his grandfathers mysterious death in a fire, the protagonist travels to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. He will soon discover that something old and diabolical is haunting the remaining inhabitants. The quest to find out the meaning behind these sinister events takes the player on an odyssey up Mundaun mountain: From steep meadows across stony fields and to the snow-covered peak. Mundaun is a lovingly hand-pencilled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. Explore various areas full of secrets to discover, survive hostile encounters, drive vehicles, fill your inventory and solve a variety of hand-crafted puzzles.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
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    • Release Date: Aug 23, 2023
    • Platform: PC
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    • Release Date: Dec 29, 2023
    • Platform: PC
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