Switch Adventure Games

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition - 1.

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition -

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more: 1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline. 2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse. 3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices 4: Other additional short stories.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
Unavowed 2.

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
Florence 3.

Florence

Platform: Switch
February 13, 2020
At 25, Florence Yeoh feels a little stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, sleep, and spending too much time on social media. Then one day, she meets a cello player named Krish who changes everything about how she sees the world. Experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s relationship through a series of bespoke gameplay vignettes – from flirting to fighting, from helping each other grow to growing apart. Drawing inspiration from ‘slice of life’ graphic novels and webcomics, Florence is intimate, raw and personal.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.1
Chicory: A Colorful Tale 4.

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:
7.4
A Short Hike 5.

A Short Hike

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2020
Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you. Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into! Hike at your own pace - there's no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore. Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests. Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out! Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 6.

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:
8.6
What Remains of Edith Finch 7.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: Switch
July 4, 2019
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Gone Home 8.

Gone Home

Platform: Switch
September 6, 2018
June 7, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind. Go home again.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.3
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition 9.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2020
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. An antique furniture delivery man trying to make his small shop's last delivery gets lost along the way and meets a haunted TV repairwoman, a young boy and his giant eagle brother, a pair of robot musicians, and dozens of other characters. Together, they explore the nocturnal highways and country roads of Kentucky, the storied Echo River by ferry, and the mysterious Route Zero, the secret highway that runs through Mammoth Cave.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 10.

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:
8.0
Firewatch 11.

Firewatch

Platform: Switch
December 17, 2018
The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, its your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radioyour only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, youll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have. A Note: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in. Includes * A stunningly beautiful wilderness environment that expands as you explore. * A tailor-made story: the choices you make shape the narrative and build relationships. * An edge-of-your-seat mystery. * Secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.9
There is no game : Wrong dimension 12.

There is no game : Wrong dimension

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
There is no game. So don't go messing things up by clicking everywhere. You don’t want to be kicked out of your video game world, do you? Of course not! "There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension" is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes. Will you be able to play along with the "Game" to find your way home? We sincerely think NOT.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Bustafellows 13.

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:
6.3
Overboard! 14.

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
Return of the Obra Dinn 15.

Return of the Obra Dinn

Platform: Switch
October 18, 2019
In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Sumire 16.

Sumire

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
One Day, One Life. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight. Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish. But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Night in the Woods 17.

Night in the Woods

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2018
Night In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste time around town with your crew of loser friends. Gain abilities that grant passage to new areas. Discover the secrets of a large cast of characters and the town itself. Experience a big crazy world and the remarkable events unfolding there. Play bass. Break stuff.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! 18.

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
Tangle Tower 19.

Tangle Tower

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2019
Unravel a mystery by exploring a strange and twisted mansion, discovering curious clues, interrogating peculiar suspects and solving unique puzzles. Will you be able to uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Steins;Gate Elite 20.

Steins;Gate Elite

Platform: Switch
February 19, 2019
Follow a group of young, tech-savvy “lab members” who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes 21.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Platform: Switch
August 16, 2018
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast. Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Puzzle solving and communication skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Hypnospace Outlaw 22.

Hypnospace Outlaw

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
Hypnospace Outlaw is a '90s internet simulator in which you scour Hypnospace's wide variety of weird and wonderful websites to hunt down wrongdoers, while also keeping an eye on your inbox, avoiding viruses and adware, and downloading a plethora of apps that may or may not be useful. As part of your job as a Hypnospace Enforcer, you'll be watching out for copyright infringement, internet bullying and more, with reports and rewards coming direct from the Hypnospace Patrol Department to your inbox. In your spare time, you can customize your HypnOS desktop however you see fit, with a variety of downloads, wallpapers, screen savers and helper bots to keep you company.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.6
80 DAYS 23.

80 DAYS

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2019
1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
To the Moon 24.

To the Moon

Platform: Switch
January 16, 2020
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads. Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didnt. This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon. * A unique story-driven experience * Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics * Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story * An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Grim Fandango Remastered 25.

Grim Fandango Remastered

Platform: Switch
November 1, 2018
Something's rotten in the land of the dead, and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation. One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango's epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot's Game of the Year award upon its original launch. Grim Fandango still stands as a classic of the genre, with unforgettable characters and unique combination of film noir and Mexican folklore. Remastered version includes: -Repainted, hi-res character textures -New, dynamic lighting -Classic score re-recorded with a full live orchestra -Over 2 hours of exclusive developer commentary -Concept art browser
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Cupid Parasite 26.

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:
6.2
Chicken Police - Paint it RED! 27.

Chicken Police - Paint it RED!

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
Sonny Featherland and Marty MacChicken were once legendary detective partners in Clawville PD. Predatory division, nicknamed as the Chicken Police. But that was a decade ago and time had passed them by... Sonny is a semi-alcoholic wreck of a bird on paid leave, while Marty still hides behind the facade of a star-detective. On the night of New Year's Eve, a mysterious woman visits Sonny with an errand which goes back to a dark corner of his past. Now, Sonny and Marty are back together again on a case stranger than anything they've ever encountered before! Chicken Police is an "Orwellesque Buddycop Noir Adventure", with a carefully crafted world, a gritty, dark story, and absurd humor. The game mixes elements of story-rich adventures with visual novel style dialogue-heavy storytelling, complete with a complex interrogation system, detective gameplay, and an ever-changing city.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.6
Buried Stars 28.

Buried Stars

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2020
Murder at the scene of a collapse in an audition show. Find the truth hidden under the mask. "Buried Stars" is a new mystery adventure game developed by Team Largo and LINE Games Corporation.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition 29.

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2019
As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose And what are you going to do about it? The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition brings players all mind-bending puzzles and the deep psychological story told through both the main game and the critically acclaimed expansion The Road to Gehenna.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth 30.

Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth

Platform: Switch
February 6, 2020
This all happened many, many years ago. The girl searched. Grass withered. The girl searched even harder. Flowers were the next to die. Even so, the girl continued her search. Eventually, the whole land rotted. The girl was a monster -- a lonely monster. This all happened many, many years ago. The poisonous girl who destroyed nature and man alike only sought one thing -- love.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 4: Take Us Back 31.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 4: Take Us Back

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2019
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Tadpole Treble Encore 32.

Tadpole Treble Encore

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey. The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
The Journey Down: Chapter Two 33.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two

Platform: Switch
June 28, 2018
Far below the noisy metropolis of St. Armando, Bwana follows in the footsteps of his lost father together with Kito and Lina. In their search for the mysterious Underland, they discover a dark conspiracy shrouding the fate of Captain Kaonandodo. In the second chapter, the plot thickens as our heroes plunge down into the mist below the Edge and wind up in the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue where they find themselves cornered by pirates and on the run from the law.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Journey Down: Chapter Three 34.

The Journey Down: Chapter Three

Platform: Switch
July 5, 2018
In the jungles of the Underland, scattered remnants of an ancient culture speak of a great evil that dwells in the shadowy depths of the Kwayerumoshi caves. But even the darkest secrets of this lost age are about to be revealed by the brave actions of three unlikely heroes. In the final chapter of The Journey Down, Bwana, Kito and Lina explore the vast reaches of the Underland and unravel its long-forgotten history. Their adventure comes to a bombastic conclusion when they learn the true nature of the Great Asili tree and the Armando Power Company. The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Horace 35.

Horace

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2020
An tale of a small robot on a big adventure. This title from Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn is a classic platformer that tells an emotional and surprisingly rich tale of self-discovery peppered with nostalgic popular culture references that will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era. Made by just two people, Horace offers over 15 hours of exciting platforming and pushes the boundaries of the genre with profound storytelling and quirky and nostalgic pop culture references! A game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers! • “Horace really could be one of the most charming games of the year.” Eurogamer • “A real contender for Indie Game of the Year.” The Sixth Axis • “A frankly gorgeous-looking pixel art platform adventure game” Kotaku UK • 9/10 ""Might very well be the best platformer of 2019"" Cub3d • “Horace’s heartwarming narrative pushes you through the hardcore gameplay, and the high quality aesthetic and music burns themselves into your brain” Escapist Magazine • 9/10 “Definitely one of the best Indie titles I have played this year” Demon Gaming • 9.5/10 “This is one of the best games of 2019 and one of the best independent games I have ever played” Way too many games • 8.5/10 ""Manages to offer his own personal reading of the platform genre, surprisingly walking the streets of narration"" Multiplayer.it Adventure through hours and hours of varied gameplay, dubbed by many as Indie GOTY 2019! Overcome 2D platforming challenges with a unique twist, unlock new metroidvania inspired robot abilities, enjoy plenty of retro-inspired mini games and reunite Horace with his family.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Forgotton Anne 36.

Forgotton Anne

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2018
Step into a hand-animated realm of wonder in which everyday objects take on a life of their own. Imagine a place where all that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; living mislaid objects longing to be remembered. Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure with meaningful storytelling and light puzzle platforming. You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Thimbleweed Park 37.

Thimbleweed Park

Platform: Switch
September 21, 2017
Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Olympia Soiree 38.

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:
82
User Score:
tbd
Gnosia 39.

Gnosia

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eliminate one victim at a time... The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into “cold sleep” one by one, in an effort to rid the ship of Gnosia. Gnosia is a Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG in which you will engage in discussion with a variety of unique characters, with the aim of identifying the Gnosia among the group. Players will have to use what information they can gather during the discussions to ascertain whom they think is Gnosia and then vote to put them into cold sleep. As you progress, your abilities will improve - but so will those of the crew. As the numbers of crew members, Gnosia, and various “roles” increase, it will become increasingly difficult to determine who is telling the truth. Work in collaboration with or against other crew members to ensure your survival until the end. ・Repeatedly play through “loops”, triggering special events to unravel mysteries in a uniquely original narrative. Certain events will unlock new commands for you to use during discussions. ・Step into a variety of roles to develop different character builds. Your stats will determine how effectively you can sway the group’s opinion or lie, and will also affect your likelihood of being selected for cold sleep. ・Engage with an engrossing and eclectic cast of characters and experience randomly triggered events, each one unique to its subject. Character events will reveal information about your crewmates in the form of special “Notes”.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Umurangi Generation 40.

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
The Kids We Were: Complete Edition 41.

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
Oxenfree 42.

Oxenfree

Platform: Switch
October 6, 2017
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. You are Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Paradise Killer 43.

Paradise Killer

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2020
An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors. Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council. The system isn’t perfect, but it will be one day — on Perfect 25, the next island-to-be. But on the eve of rebirth, the Council is murdered and Paradise is killed. In the aftermath, the “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies is summoned from exile to find the culprit. This is the crime to end all crimes. What are the facts? What are the truths? Are they the same?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
The Lion's Song 44.

The Lion's Song

Platform: Switch
July 10, 2018
The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. The Lion's Song is set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria with every episode following a different character. Each character possesses an exceptional mind and the game draws players into a story of personal struggle for creativity, human connections and inspiration: a talented composer suffering from writer's block just before her breakthrough concert, an up-and-coming painter growing through his challenges and a brilliant mathematician trying to make her voice heard in a men's world. The choices players make in "The Lion's Song" will have a direct impact on the story lines of all future episodes and ultimately determine if the protagonists do find the success they are working for. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition 45.

Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
January 30, 2020
Take yourself back to 1848 in Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition. Paris is on the brink of yet another revolution, and the prisons are overflowing with guilty and innocent alike.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Wunderling 46.

Wunderling

Platform: Switch
March 5, 2020
Take control of the Wunderling, a low-level video game goon who has just unlocked the power to jump. Unable to stop or change direction at will, you will need to plan ahead and master the Wunderlings’ abilities to navigate treacherous scrolling levels and chase down that pesky Hero.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker 47.

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2018
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions instead of picking them from a predetermined list. There are no point and click puzzles to solve, just questions to ask and evidence to inspect. Finding out who killed Dr Dekker is only one part of the puzzle; working out how to fix the chaos he left behind will be so much trickier As well as providing clues to the murder, each patient has their own bizarre problem they need your help with from time manipulation and re-animated loved ones to horrors under the sea. Complete with an atmospheric soundtrack, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker invites you to explore the shadow reality that your patients inhabit a world full of paranormal strangeness and horrors that go bump in your head, where all you have to rely on is your own mind. Just try not to lose it...
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Black Book 48.

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:
7.4
Embracelet 49.

Embracelet

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers. Embracelet is a puzzle adventure game with a gripping story, gentle and satisfying puzzles, exploration and a beautiful, orchestral soundtrack. You play as Jesper, a Norwegian teenager who lives with his mom in the city. One day he is handed an old bracelet by his Grandfather who grew up in a fishing community up north. This bracelet has powers - strange, mysterious powers. Jesper is given the task to unravel the mystery behind the bracelet. Where does it come from? Who does it belong to? And why did his Grandfather leave the island and his old life behind?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Littlewood 50.

Littlewood

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition 51.

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:
8.0
Winds of Change 52.

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
Genesis Noir 53.

Genesis Noir

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love. A NON-TRADITIONAL POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE With a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your journey. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life—all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass. JUMP INTO THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE The Big Bang isn’t just the birth of creation as we know it, it's also a gun blast frozen in time, with the bullet speeding towards the love of your life. You’ll jump into pockets of time, explore moments throughout the lifespan of the universe, and search for a way to change the course of destiny. WITNESS THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF MANKIND You’ll observe moments in the history of the universe, from the first microseconds of Life to trillions of years in the future. What will you learn about these new creations, in your search to destroy them?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.8
The Darkside Detective 54.

The Darkside Detective

Platform: Switch
February 7, 2018
Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult occults? *ahem* That's where you'll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways he's there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective. This multi award-winning comedic serial adventure sees Detective McQueen and his sidekick, Officer Patrick Dooley, investigating cases plaguing Twin Lakes and its colorful citizens. Point at everything in sight, click around mysterious and eerie locations, and use your wits (or borrow a friend's) to lay these cases to rest!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Card Shark 55.

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:
7.3
The Red Strings Club 56.

The Red Strings Club

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2019
The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy. The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
ABZU 57.

ABZU

Platform: Switch
November 29, 2018
Discover a lush hidden world as you descend into the heart of the ocean, where ancient secrets lie forgotten and encounters with majestic creatures await. ABZU is an epic descent into the depths of the sea, where players will explore beautifully rendered ocean environments with fluid swimming controls. The experience draws inspiration from the deep innate narrative that we all carry within our subconscious: the story of ABZU is a universal myth that resonates across cultures. The name references a concept from the oldest mythologies; it is the combination of the two ancient words AB, meaning ocean, and ZU, meaning to know. ABZU is the ocean of wisdom.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Children of Morta 58.

Children of Morta

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
The Longing 59.

The Longing

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
AN UNUSUAL MIX OF ADVENTURE AND IDLE GAME. Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens. As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game. It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Stilstand 60.

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
The Artful Escape 61.

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
Alba: a Wildlife Adventure 62.

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:
7.1
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season 63.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season

Platform: Switch
August 28, 2018
After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ's chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine's story ends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series 64.

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series

Platform: Switch
March 23, 2021
On the unforgiving world of Pandora a Hyperion 'suit' and a con artist embark on an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs. In this award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software, experience the story of Rhys and Fiona, unwilling partners on a quest for greatness.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Lair of the Clockwork God 65.

Lair of the Clockwork God

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2020
WHY PLAY ONLY ONE GENRE OF GAME when you could be playing two slightly different ones at the exact same time? BEN is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan. He has one foot stuck in the 90s, his feet never leave the floor, and he's happiest collecting any old junk he can lay his hands on, in the hopes of combining it all together to solve a satisfying puzzle. His cohort and sidekick DAN has aspirations to be the next big hit indie platform character. He's got everything he needs: he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face. LAIR OF THE CLOCKWORK GOD sees you switching between both characters and using their unique abilities together in a race-against-time effort to stop all the Apocalypses happening simultaneously, by teaching an old computer about feelings. Solve classic point-and-click style puzzles as Ben to create unique upgrade items for Dan, so he can jump higher, run faster and blast away at everything with a shiny new gun. Then, run and jump as Dan to unlock new areas and exciting new puzzles for Ben!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.9
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 3: Broken Toys 66.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 3: Broken Toys

Platform: Switch
January 15, 2019
After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Telling Lies 67.

Telling Lies

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2020
An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.2
Dry Drowning 68.

Dry Drowning

Platform: Switch
February 22, 2021
Dry Drowning is a psychological investigative visual novel set in a futuristic dystopian city. Follow the story of Mordred Foley, unscrupulous private detective haunted by his dark past, and look into a series of macabre serial killings inspired by Greek mythology.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Heave Ho 69.

Heave Ho

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2019
Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Signs of the Sojourner 70.

Signs of the Sojourner

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and communication. Encounters are conversations rather than combat. Your ability to navigate social situations and understand different perspectives is based on an expressive card game experience.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
If Found... 71.

If Found...

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
If Found... is a game about going home, coming out and erasing everything.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Layers of Fear: Legacy 72.

Layers of Fear: Legacy

Platform: Switch
February 21, 2018
You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You've created countless pieces of art, but never anything like this. Why haven't you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners soon, they'll all see. But somethings still missing You look up, startled. That melody Was that a piano? It sounded just like her... But, no that would be impossible. She's gone. The'yre all gone. Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn't matter. There will be no more distractions. Its almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Minit 73.

Minit

Platform: Switch
August 9, 2018
Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Wide Ocean Big Jacket 74.

Wide Ocean Big Jacket

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2020
Take part in a classic camping trip: Roast hot dogs on the fire, go birdwatching, tell ghost stories, grab a beverage from the cooler and do cartwheels on the beach. WOBJ is a short story game including 20 chapters, 4 playable characters, 10,000 words of dialog and 8 explorable areas, all rendered in a beautiful 2D/3D art style.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Detention 75.

Detention

Platform: Switch
March 1, 2018
Detention is a unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements and mythology. Based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, in this 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller, the player control characters who venture into the school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place. Incorporated the game provided players with unique graphics and gaming experience. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Variable Barricade 76.

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
Cafe Enchante 77.

Cafe Enchante

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
When Kotone inherits her grandfather’s Tokyo café, she discovers the shop holds more secrets than anyone could imagine. The café is a meeting spot for beings from multiple, mystical worlds. You’ll meet the king of demons, a humanoid beast, a fallen angel, and more. And when government agents monitoring non-human activities show up at your door, your new café is about to become a lot more colorful.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Stories Untold 78.

Stories Untold

Platform: Switch
January 16, 2020
Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four experimental text adventures, including a remaster of the original episode The House Abandon.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Sagebrush 79.

Sagebrush

Platform: Switch
August 9, 2019
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Subsurface Circular 80.

Subsurface Circular

Platform: Switch
March 1, 2018
A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world's secrets and determine its future. Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created a single session story which respects your time and your intelligence. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Carto 81.

Carto

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2020
Carto is a chill adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-shifting puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of new friends, and guide Carto on her journey home.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.6
When The Past Was Around 82.

When The Past Was Around

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between. This is the story of Eda, a girl in her early 20s. Like anyone in her age, she’s lost. She lost her way in the journey to achieve her dreams. She lost her way in the journey to find love. That until she met The Owl. The man that would help her burn her passion, the man that would help her find the spark in a relationship, and also the man that would teach her about heartbreak. The game tells a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms from memories and time. With each gathered clue, solved puzzles, and unlocked door, the girl will find her way, unraveling the secrets between her and her lover, the secrets which she used to know.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Steins;Gate 0 83.

Steins;Gate 0

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2019
If you can't save the on you love... ... How can you save humanity? - A new story in the critically-acclaimed Steins;Gate series. - From the depths of despair - explore a whole new world line - Your favourite characters return alongside a brand new cast!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition 84.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

Platform: Switch
February 28, 2020
Unlike the original Myst, realMyst features real time 3D graphics as opposed to the point and click graphics from the original game.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered 85.

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:
79
User Score:
7.7
Lucah: Born of a Dream 86.

Lucah: Born of a Dream

Platform: Switch
July 3, 2019
You have been MARKED, cursed to have your inner demons come to life as vicious Nightmares. After awakening a false god, you must atone. Traverse the hellish realm of dreams, endure the nightmare onslaught, and uncover the strength to accept yourself.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
TOEM 87.

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:
6.6
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP 88.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Platform: Switch
November 30, 2018
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
I Am Dead 89.

I Am Dead

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2020
I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife. Morris Lupton is the recently-deceased museum curator of the tiny island of Shelmerston who is reunited with the ghost of his dog Sparky, only to discover that a disaster is about to destroy his beloved island. Together, they must uncover Shelmerston’s ancient mysteries, prevent the island’s volcano from erupting, and save the place they call home. Morris and Sparky must unearth a number of Shelmerston's lost and scattered ghosts. To find them, the duo must visit the places they spent time in, dive inside the memories of the people who knew them best, and learn the stories of their lives. To help with their mission, Morris uses his newfound power that allows him to peer inside objects and people to reveal their contents and memories, like a supernatural X-Ray! Along the way you will discover many stories about the history and folklore of Shelmerston, and its cast of curious inhabitants and visitors: tourist finches, the fishfolk, morlos, and the Legend of Aggi - the one who originally silenced the volcano...
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
L.A. Noire 90.

L.A. Noire

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Astrologaster 91.

Astrologaster

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
Play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman - unlicensed medical professional and astrologer - and help him win a medical licence. Astrologaster is a narrative-based comedy game. Explore Forman’s life, his work, and his relationships with his clients. Make story choices by performing astrological readings. Choose strategically or make decisions just for fun - but be aware that your choices will have consequences (and unpredictable side effects!) 13 clients come to see you 5-7 times seeking advice for personal, professional and medical problems. By examining the stars in the sky, you diagnose and determine answers for your clients’ problems. As well as affecting the storyline, these choices will alter your clients’ satisfaction levels. Satisfied clients will write you letters of recommendation, and with enough of these letters you can obtain a medical licence from the University of Cambridge. So-called “real” (licensed) doctors call Forman a quack and fraud. Help Forman prove these medical establishment elitists wrong!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
World End Syndrome 92.

World End Syndrome

Platform: Switch
May 2, 2019
Mixing romance with murders and the living dead, World End Syndrome is a gripping story that will make you shiver but ask for more! Arrive in a beautiful seaside town and join the local school's clubs, before a dead body drifts on the shores of the river and it's up to you and your friends to figure out if the legend of the Yomibito is true and what it means for the town...
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Roki 93.

Roki

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2020
Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore - a dark, contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
The Gardens Between 94.

The Gardens Between

Platform: Switch
September 20, 2018
Best friends Arina and Frendt delve into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship: the memories they’ve built, what must be let go, and what should never be left behind. Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, the friends find that time flows in all directions. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue 95.

Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue

Platform: Switch
August 21, 2020
Welcome to a world where people fly freely through the power of anti-gravity shoes. Become a coach for players who race in the sky and make the acquaintance of four charismatic girls. Follow their adventures as you all grow closer in this emotional story of hope, love and sportsmanship.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Neversong 96.

Neversong

Platform: Switch
July 16, 2020
Upon waking from a coma, Peet's girlfriend is nowhere to be found. Investigate the screams coming from the heart of Neverwood, the increasingly bizarre behavior of the zombie grownups, and the strange truth about Peet's past in this hauntingly dreamlike fable.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Get-A-Grip Chip 97.

Get-A-Grip Chip

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2021
Help Chip save the lost Battery Bots on a perilous journey through the treacherous depths of a robot assembly factory. When piloting Chip, you can't jump, but you can soar over the pits of molten metal, giant crushers, pools of toxic waste, shifting saws and high-powered lasers using your trusty head-mounted grapple. With 30 meticulously crafted levels across 5 diverse worlds, Get-a-Grip Chip is sure to get you (grappling) Hooked! Dodge deadly obstacles, rescue the Battery Bots, and race your friends (or rivals) for the top spot on the leaderboards.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
The Spectrum Retreat 98.

The Spectrum Retreat

Platform: Switch
September 13, 2018
A challenging, first-person puzzle game set in the near future where you will explore a striking art-deco hotel that holds a deep-seeded mystery surrounding your current stay. Your desire to unearth the truth is obstructed by an array of color-coded puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges, and the growing fear of exposing your true intentions.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Murder by Numbers 99.

Murder by Numbers

Platform: Switch
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles, 1996. Honor Mizrahi was just an actress on a hit TV detective show. But when her boss ends up dead just minutes after he fires her,she finds herself starring in her own murder mystery. Teaming up with SCOUT, a reconnaissance robot thrown away after a mysterious incident, she sets out to clear her name - and a new detective duo is born! Investigate a range of murders across TV studios, glitzy award shows, drag clubs, and more - all set to an energetic soundtrack from famed composer Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ghost Trick and Viewtiful Joe). Uncover a dark conspiracy by interrogating a wild range of weird and wonderful characters, designed by the incomparable Hato Moa, creator of Hatoful Boyfriend.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
In Other Waters 100.

In Other Waters

Platform: Switch
April 3, 2020
Play as an Artificial Intelligence guiding a stranded xenobiologist through a beautiful and mysterious alien ocean. A non-violent sci-fi story, enter a world of wonder, fear and vulnerability, unraveling the history and ecology of an impossible planet. What will you discover together? EXPLORE AN ALIEN OCEAN: Freely dive into an expansive section of seafloor, from shimmering reefs to inky depths. Unlock upgrades and make discoveries that allow you to open up new paths, uncovering strange creatures and environments as you do. SEE THE WORLD THROUGH AN AI LENS: Navigate an elegant, intuitive UI via touch or mouse controls. Interpret signals, set headings, and map the ocean through experimentation and intuition. BECOME AN XENOBIOLOGIST: Discover and catalogue species through observation, scanning, taking samples, and interacting with alien life. Read Ellery’s notes, look at her sketches, and help her classify an entirely new ecosystem. PLAN YOUR DIVES: Choose whether to study creatures, investigate secrets or dive new areas, then come back to your base to study samples in the lab, chat to Ellery or read her journals to understand more about this world.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.3
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