Game Releases by User Score

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 1.

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:
89
User Score:
8.6
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 2.

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:
7.8
Kirby and the Forgotten Land 3.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2022
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure! Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees! Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities. Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops and leaderboards*. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Nobody Saves the World 4.

Nobody Saves the World

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That's you, you're Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Mini Motorways 5.

Mini Motorways

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Citizen Sleeper 6.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Triangle Strategy 7.

Triangle Strategy

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2022
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictionsUtility, Morality, Libertywhich together make up Serenoa's world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 8.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Switch
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Dungeons of Dreadrock 9.

Dungeons of Dreadrock

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
"Every year, a young boy is chosen to defeat the King of the Mountain." - only this time, it's your brother. After accompanying him to the Dead King's Gate and letting him enter on his own as advised... Well let's just say things go different from there than the Village Elders expected. In order to reach the Dead King's crypt to save your brother from being sacrificed you'll need to solve puzzles, evade traps and fight a bunch of enemies. There are scrolls to decipher, levers to pull, floor plates to step on, fireballs to evade, doors to smash or to unlock, and a whole lot of enemies to kill. But while Zombies or Dread Beetles are easy prey, a lot of other creatures from Ogres to Dark Elves, Minotaurs and Dragons will require more than just brute force to be overcome.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 10.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition 11.

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
Zombie Army 4: Dead War 12.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Platform: Switch
April 26, 2022
The resistance have defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell but the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before. Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond! Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before and lived to tell the tale!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Bugsnax 13.

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:
80
User Score:
4.8
A Musical Story 14.

A Musical Story

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2022
A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition 15.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of "CHRONO CROSS". The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, "RADICAL DREAMERS - Le Trésor Interdit -", is included in this edition. CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself. New Features in the Remastered Edition ・3D models converted to HD ・Refined character illustrations ・Higher-quality background music ・Switch enemy encounters on or off ・Background filter feature ・Battle enhancement features to make combat easier ・Auto-battle function ・Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font ・Change screen resolution
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.4
Revita 16.

Revita

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
A nameless child with no memories awakens in the metro with only a vague sense of purpose and desire to reach the distant clocktower, hoping to find answers at the top. On the way they will discover a melancholic world filled with masked characters, monsters and perhaps the answers that the child seeks. A fast paced twin-stick roguelite platformer. Climb an ominous clock tower in a series of procedural encounter rooms and past challenging boss fights on your way to reclaiming your lost memory.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Andro Dunos 2 17.

Andro Dunos 2

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2022
Andro Dunos (アンドロデュノス, in japanese) is a side scrolling arcade game from shoot’em up category (Shmup). It was originally released in 1992 by SNK. In Andro Dunos 2, players take control of the Yellow Cherry once more, sent to end the long war with the aliens once and for all. The ship has four distinct weapons that can be improved by collecting bonuses as you progress through the different levels. Features: – The direct sequel to one of the most famous shmup from 1990s : Andro Dunos! – An epic side-scrolling space journey awaits you in Andro Dunos 2! – Fight and explode hundred of spaceships thanks to various weapons such as laser, hawk... or even homing missiles! – Recover power ups by killing enemies. – Music composed by Allister Brimble
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Kombinera 18.

Kombinera

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos? Core Features: -Progress through 300 increasingly complex puzzles. -Encounter new hazards and abilities. -Replay levels to achieve best times. -Grab collectibles to unlock new levels -Vibrant neon visual style accompanied by ambient electronic audio tracks. -In-depth, complex, heart-tugging emotional storyline. -Accessible controls.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
.hack//G.U. Last Recode 19.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
.hack//G.U. is back! Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all fully restored and remastered for PS4. Immerse yourself in "The World," a MMORPG, and find out what is real and what is reality in .hack//G.U. Set in 2017, years after the events of the first .hack series, "The World" has now been rebuilt. Follow Haseo as logs into "The World" and hunts PKs (Player Killers), in order to gain strength and track down Tri-Edge, a strong PK who attacked his friend, Shino, in the game and put her into a coma in real life. Relive the drama and epic battles in 1080p and 60fps, and improved battle balance and pacing for the definitive .hack//G.U. experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story 20.

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:
76
User Score:
tbd
Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes 21.

Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes

Platform: Switch
March 2, 2022
Slam giant, super powered pinballs into waves of adorkable zombies - it's a new hot-take on Classic Pinball fused with Tower Defense! Grab your copy today to see for yourself the hot new game that is making a name for itself on Apple Arcade! Choose your Hero, hop aboard a Pinball Ballista and explore a constantly changing world in this epic new game. You'll have to stay one step ahead of the Zombie Plague, fight through hordes of zombies, and face each unique Zombie Boss in order to carry the day. The game changes each run through, so you can play again and again to collect all of the heroes, defeat each zombie boss, and become a Pinball Hero!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Cruel King and the Great Hero 22.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Platform: Switch
March 15, 2022
The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is an RPG with a human child named Yuu and the dragon that acts as her foster parent. In the game, the world was ruled by the dragon overlord, and it was defeated by the hero. But instead of killing the dragon, the hero decided just to cut off its horns where his power came from, and the two became friends. One day, the hero returns to the dragon with his daughter named Yuu asking to look after her. The dragon telling to Yuu about her father's feat and then she decided to become a hero like her father.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Dark Deity 23.

Dark Deity

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
Command legendary heroes to reshape a land fractured by broken oaths, reckless wars, and secret arcane powers. The technological and cultural achievements of a once-great civilization now lie locked inside the ruins of ancient temples throughout the world of Terrazael. Long after society's mighty history is snuffed out by a powerful and mysterious "Calamity", the people of Etlan teeter on the brink of total war. In a desperate attempt to bolster his recruit ranks, King Varic of the Kingdom of Delia expedites the graduation of all students at the Brookstead Military Academy, severing a pact that has stood for a thousand years. With the course of their future undemocratically derailed, these four "graduates" of the Brookstead Academy set out to leave their mark on this world. This is their story.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Nintendo Switch Sports 24.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2022
Swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving. Get moving* with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shootout. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system** or online***. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!**** Play online and face opponents near and far to earn in-game rewards or aim for the Pro League Face off against opponents worldwide and strive to reach the Pro League in every sport. As you play online*** in random matchmaking, redeem points you earn for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories, gear, and much more for your avatar. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back and see what’s in stock! Play with friends and family in the same room or across the world Bowl, spike, and duel with friends in all 6 sports! Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend** for some 1v1, 2v2, or a free-for-all that will get everyone moving. In Bowling, all players can bowl simultaneously—no waiting for your turn. Play each game online***, or team up with a friend on the same system to take on opponents near and far in team sports like Volleyball and Tennis.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.0
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 25.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2022
NIS Classics strikes again with Vol. 2, dude. After over 10 years, two action-packed RPGs‒Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound, and Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman‒will be making their appearance on Nintendo Switch. Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound centers around Lord Zetta, a master of tactical warfare, and his pursuit to invade and reclaim the Netherworld‒as a book. Using cunning strategies, ultra-powerful magic, and a vast range of crazy deadly weapons, Lord Zetta aims to take control of his enemies' lands. Using a feature unique to this battle system, you can summon your army via the INVITE system to do your bidding on the battlefield and dominate your foes! When your thirst for new lands is quenched, ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman will have you coming back for more with the ultimate character customization system allowing you to make your character your own from the toes to the nose, dood! Custom-made to kick enemies to the curb, your character will also establish a base and work their way through a myriad of maps, each randomly generated and all part of your own unique story!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Slipstream 26.

Slipstream

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
It's 199X, you're in the driver seat. As you turn the key and hear the engine starting, a cassette plays on the stereo. The clear blue sky invites you to escape, to explore a world of exotic landscapes and thrilling races. Step on the gas, choose your path, drive across cities, mountains, deserts, forests, beaches — places from all over the world and beyond. Slipstream is a racing game influenced and inspired by the OutRun series, SEGA games in general, Initial D, Vaporwave & Synthwave aesthetics and the spirit of 90s arcades. It uses a real pseudo3D engine to provide an authentic retro experience in a modern shell. After being funded via kickstarter in 2016 and delayed more times than the developer would like to admit, it was released independently for PC in 2018.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1 27.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2022
A total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series have come to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid downloadable content. Eight courses will be released at a time over six waves by the end of 2023, which can all be played locally or online. Courses such as Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain and Tour Tokyo Blur are included in the first wave.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Imp of the Sun 28.

Imp of the Sun

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2022
A fast-paced, high-skill 2D action-platformer. As the Imp of the Sun, players will explore sprawling, hand-crafted 2D environments, using platforming skills to navigate complex levels, and quick reflexes to combat various enemies, while gaining new power and abilities as they progress.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Touken Ranbu Warriors 29.

Touken Ranbu Warriors

Platform: Switch
May 24, 2022
History Revisionists began attacking the past to change history. In order to stop them, the Government of the Time appointed the "Saniwa" with protecting history. Saniwa can awaken tsukumogami (tools with spirits), the Touken Danshi. They travel through time and seek to defeat the History Retrograde Army (HRA) who seek to alter history. The Saniwa and Touken Danshi were enjoying a peaceful life when they were suddenly attacked by the HRA. After a fierce battle, the Touken Danshi managed to overcome the HRA, but the Honmaru was greatly damaged, weakening their military strength. In addition, in the midst of the battle, the Saniwa, who are vital to the Honmaru, disappeared.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
Cat Cafe Manager 30.

Cat Cafe Manager

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
Travel to the sleepy village of Caterwaul Way and rebuild your grandmother's cat cafe. Renovate your restaurant, befriend the local cats and townsfolk, forge lasting friendships, unravel catty mysteries, and build a home for dozens of unique felines!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Big Bang Pro Wrestling 31.

Big Bang Pro Wrestling

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2022
It's about to pop off! Muscle-bound wrestlers take the stage for a bombastic all-out brawl! Easy controls allow you to pull off sick and devastating special moves from the push of a button! -10 fighters to choose from including fledging newbies, masked wrestlers, and hulking heavyweights! The ring is calling you! -Each wrestler comes with their own personalized Finishing Move. Fulfill the proper conditions and let it rip to win the fight! -Change up the rules with exciting modes like Coffin Death Match where your goal is to toss your opponent into a coffin. Or, try to steal away the reward in Reward Death Match to really stick it to your opponent! *The instruction manual featured within the game is from the original NEOGEO Pocket Color version. Therefore, the control explanations may differ from those on Nintendo Switch. *Local "VS MATCH" is possible, but online functions are disabled.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Rune Factory 5 32.

Rune Factory 5

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2022
A new stage, a new adventure... The curtain rises on the next chapter in the Rune Factory series. Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacksjust one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5! Features: * Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world * Defend the frontier and support your community as a member of a peacekeeping ranger * Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates * Cultivate crops in the fields * Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.8
Crystar 33.

Crystar

Platform: Switch
March 29, 2022
Crystar sets you in a grim world where lost souls dwell and your tears grant you power. Swap between a cast of unique playable characters and use their strengths to challenge deranged hordes of Specters and Revenants. Build up your Tear Gauge in battle and use it to summon mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when the Torments from defeated foes threaten to overwhelm you with despair, weep and grieve to achieve catharsis and draw strength from your woes to enhance your attacks and armor.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
Gal*Gun: Double Peace 34.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
When Houdai is shot by cupid angel Ekoro, he becomes immensely popular and suddenly every girl at the academy becomes hot for him. But being irresistible is hardly a dream come true! Every love letter, shout of adulation, and advancing kisses drains his energy! And worse - if he doesn't find his one true love by the end of the day, he will become cursed and forever alone! Gorgeous anime-styled rail-shooter action. Use your targeting cursor to fend off the advancing girls! Story Mode: Play through the story and see if you can successfully confess your feelings to the girl of your dreams. Score Attack: Play specific levels to achieve the highest scores. Collection: Take a look at your achievements, image gallery and information on all the lovely ladies at the Academy! Choose your own love interest. Your choices will change the story and the path you take throughout the game.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 35.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2022
The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice! The Dark Lord of the Sith himself has trained you to use a lightsaber and unleash the power of the Force, but now your destiny is your own. Will you join Vader as the next great Sith, or will you choose to defend peace and justice as a noble Jedi Knight?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.5
Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars 36.

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Platform: Switch
April 19, 2022
Gamninjustri a place where all manner of ninjas gather. As the struggle for control increased between the Daimyos of the nations, tensions rose between the two great nations, each of which was home to one of the major schools of martial arts. The Compa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts based on the Command Technique. The Honeypa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts rooted in the Action Technique. The two camps were stuck in a ruthless competition of skill in order to achieve hegemony, but as they fought on, a mysterious army of mechanical ninjas made their assault. The mechanical ninja army overran the smaller nations in an instant, and the Steeme Legion leader, Yoh Gamer, made an announcement to the world: The Super NINJA War to decide the world's strongest school is about to begin! Key Features: When 2 Become 1 The two warring nations from the Neptunia and SENRAN KAGURA series have now joined forces in one action-packed RPG! Choose from 10 possible characters, including two new characters: Yuuki and Goh, and pick two characters to set forth on your adventure. Swiftly switch between your two chosen characters in battle! The Art of the Ninja Each character possess a unique set of skills, known as Ninja Art Skills. Chain your Ninja Art Skills to leave your enemies in the dust. Ninjas and shinobi are also equipped with projectiles that can inflict physical damage or temporary status ailments to slow down foes. Stay Stylin' with Spirit Gems Collect Spirit Gems for helpful stat boosts! Legend says arranging them in certain combinations can add even bigger boosts... Are You a True Ninja Warrior? The Peaches & Cream Meditation mini-game allows players to test their balance with the PS4 motion controller. Successfully filling the Peach Gauge gives extra stat boosts in battle! Plus, test your might with the post-game content, Yomi-Training! Expert ninjas and shinobi can play through 8 different trials, each set with difficult restrictions!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Taito Milestones 37.

Taito Milestones

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2022
Taito's arcade legacy began in the early 1970s, but it came into its own in the 80s. You now have the chance to play these milestone classics that paved the way for the decades of Taito's arcade dominance which followed. Ten games, each representing a specific breakthrough in development and gaming history, spanning a variety of genres. Platform, sports, shooting, puzzle and more. And now those 10 classics will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 38.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
5.8
Chocobo GP 39.

Chocobo GP

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
Ready. Set. Chocobo! Start your engines and get set for a new racing experience, featuring a roster of dozens of your favorite Chocobo characters, complete with their own unique abilities and variants. Equip Magicites and take out the competition as you drift through various familiar courses in online and offline multiplayer modes. Compete in tournaments and become the reigning champion of GP!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
2.0
The Ramp 40.

The Ramp

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
You crave for flow? You just want to shred through a halfpipe without all the boring stuff? Say no more, The Ramp is your jam! The Ramp captures the unparalleled feeling of real life vert skateboarding and that's pretty much it. There is a lot this game doesn't feature. What it offers you are the 15 minutes of flow that make a boring day great, at the price of a medium sized cinnamon pistachio latte to go.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees 41.

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is a hand-drawn adventure following a lost gibbon as they embark on a dangerous journey into unknown lands. Race to freedom in liberation mode, or play through an hour-long narrative that captures the real struggle of living creatures around the world. Master the gibbon's art of brachiation (swinging from branch to branch) at high speed, building momentum, pulling off spectacular somersaults, and launching yourself higher and further into the air with the help of your fellow Gibbons, feeling the thrill and exhilaration of life in an untamed jungle.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Seven Pirates H 42.

Seven Pirates H

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
Set sail with a crew of monster girls! Join young pirate Parute Kairi and pervy boy monster Otton in an adventure to locate the lost treasures of the Monsupi Sea! Determined to make a legendary name for herself, Parute sets sail with a magic compass and the aid of newfound monster girl companions, but what starts as a raucous romp across uncharted islands gradually reveals something more sinister. Through their colorful encounters with rival pirates and locals in need, Parute and company learn some unsettling truths about the king who governs these waters, all leading to a confrontation that could tear their adorable crew apart! Seven Pirates H is a traditional RPG focused on exploration and discovery with a gigantic dose of fanservice thrown in! As Parute, you'll command your party of monster girls in combat against naughty enemies, exploiting weaknesses to gain the upper hand in turn-based combat. Adventure across islands and ride Otton to reach secret areas, gather items and enhance your abilities as you level up!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro 43.

Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2022
Ganryu 2 is a 2D platformer at its best! It is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO Corporation on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly The Stone and the Sword). Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything happened between Musashi and Kojiro.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake 44.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Nobody leaves here alive! The House of the Dead: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards. * Hordes of the undead monstrosities in a fast-paced rail-shooter. * True to the original gameplay. * Well know arcade classic with modern graphics and controls. * Multiple endings.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.4
Lila's Sky Ark 45.

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:
56
User Score:
tbd

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Hardspace: Shipbreaker

    • Release Date: May 24, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 7.8
    • Platform: PC
  2. 86

    Unpacking

    • Release Date: May 10, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 84

    Citizen Sleeper

    • Release Date: May 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 9.0
    • Platform: XBSX
  4. 83

    Mini Motorways

    • Release Date: May 11, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 83

    Citizen Sleeper

    • Release Date: May 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 56

    DOLMEN

  2. 57

    DOLMEN

  3. 61

    Kao the Kangaroo

    • Release Date: May 27, 2022
    • Rating: E10+
    • Platform: PS5
  4. 62

    DOLMEN

  5. 62

    Snow Bros. Special

    • Release Date: May 19, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch