Game Releases by Score

Hades 1.

Hades

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 2.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack. Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities. Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 3.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Platform: Switch
October 30, 2020
No mission is too big for the tiny Pikmin. Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type's unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises. What's new? Whether you've played Pikmin 3 on Wii U or it's your first venture on planet "PNF-404", Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes packed with exciting new modes and features: * 2P co-op: Journey through the main story in two player co-op* on the same console! * New adventures: Go it alone or team up with a friend to take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie! * Quality of life improvements: Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, optional hints and more. * Piklopedia: Unlock profile entries for each character and find out their unique perspectives on each creature you discover. Squad up! If you need a break from your plucky adventure, more fun awaits with returning additional modes. Get competitive with another player in Bingo Battle, or complete unique challenges alone or cooperatively in Mission Mode which includes all DLC from the Wii U version!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Horace 4.

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:
83
User Score:
6.7
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 5.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
It has been 3 years since Travis earned the Number 1 spot in the United Assassins Association ranking, and investments from major corporations have caused the city of Santa Destroy to change... but is it really for the better? You are Travis Touchdown - a punk anti-hero , Japanese anime Otaku, beam katana master and pro wrestling-fanatic assassin. Revenge will bring you back to the UAA tournament. This time though, you begin at the bottom of the ranking and will have to fight your way up to save Santa Destroy and avenge your best friend.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 6.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package. Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy™. Run, jump, and dive with ease! Make Mario move using the Nintendo Switch system’s Joy-Con™ controllers. You can also pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to play the Super Mario Galaxy game in Co-Star Mode! Mario’s movements are as smooth as ever with HD resolution for each game, while still retaining the look and feel of the originals. Listen to timeless Super Mario tunes Listen to a total of 175 iconic tunes from all three games! Whether you want to get up and dance or take a minute to relax—this collection has music to fit your mood! Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most iconic 3D platform adventures, all in one package, available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Experience Mario’s first foray into 3D platforming in the Super Mario 64™ game, originally released in 1996. Wall jump, backflip, and even fly as you explore paintings and collect Power Stars to save Princess Peach! Soak up the sun in the Super Mario Sunshine™ game, originally released in 2002, and spray the goop away with your water-spouting pal, FLUDD! You’ll need to collect Shine Sprites and clear the picturesque Isle Delfino of pollution—just look out for Bowser Jr. Defy gravity as you explore space in the Super Mario Galaxy™ game, originally released in 2007! Help Rosalina restore her ship by collecting Power Stars and save Princess Peach. Gently shake a Joy-Con™ controller to activate Mario’s Spin ability or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some extra help in Co-Star Mode*. Even when you aren’t playing, you can enjoy the sounds that these worlds (and galaxies!) are so famous for. With three games, modern upgrades, and music-player mode, this collection is filled with fun for both new players and 3D platforming Mario masters. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available as a limited-run retail edition and a digital edition that is available for a limited time until the end of March 2021.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.3
No More Heroes 7.

No More Heroes

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an anime fan who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself at the bottom of an Assassins' organization. Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers - all with deep stories of their own - to make his way to the top of the assassins league.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.3
Ys Origin 8.

Ys Origin

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Paradise Killer 9.

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:
7.6
Going Under 10.

Going Under

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
Going Under is a satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus. [The Future is Wack] Failed businesses no longer just cease to exist--they sink beneath the earth, and their employees are cursed to wander the halls for eternity as monsters. It’s your duty to put these monsters out of their misery and repossess their assets--so that your boss can afford a new car, or something. [Not All Heroes Get Paychecks] Battle through the remains of failed startups themed off of gig workers, dating sites, and cryptocurrency. Uncover the true motives of your employer, a carbonated drink startup known as Fizzle, and their parent company, a subscription box manufacturer with an army of helpful shipping drones. Make friends with your co-workers! Hire a freelance goblin! Date a slime! Invest in crypto! Set a rideshare on fire! [Fight Flexibly] In the dungeons of Going Under, almost everything can be used as a weapon, from laptops to brooms to body pillows. Proper weapons can be found as well, but even they can break at a moment’s notice if you aren’t careful. Playing cautiously and picking the right weapon for the situation are musts if you intend on surviving your internship.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2020
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
AVICII Invector Encore Edition 12.

AVICII Invector Encore Edition

Platform: Switch
September 8, 2020
Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Embracelet 13.

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:
80
User Score:
tbd
Crown Trick 14.

Crown Trick

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 15.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Platform: Switch
November 13, 2020
Experience the music of kingdom hearts like never before. Melody of memory features 20+ characters, 140+ music tracks, and online vs multiplayer mode. Explore the music and memories from the kingdom hearts series! Play as familiar faces from the kingdom hearts series, including Disney guest characters who will appear to Lend you a hand. Enjoy a massive variety of music from both the kingdom hearts series and Disney, with a collection of over 140 songs. Dive into rhythm-action gameplay with memorable tunes in this musical journey.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
I Am Dead 16.

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:
80
User Score:
6.6
Chicken Police - Paint it RED! 17.

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:
80
User Score:
tbd
Mad Rat Dead 18.

Mad Rat Dead

Platform: Switch
October 30, 2020
Funky tunes: advance by matching your inputs to the rhythm of addictive music tracks. Or Practice your inputs as you get acquainted with stages in the sound test. Mastering the music: unlock music to Mix and match with Replay able stages for different difficulties. Hit the rewind button for Infinite attempts and jump, Dash, and smash your way to the highest score. Audiovisual art: Cartoon visuals Mix with a Punk Aesthetic for a unique art style that changes depending on the number of combos performed.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
ScourgeBringer 19.

ScourgeBringer

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2020
ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Help Kyhra to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Fuser 20.

Fuser

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2020
Work your way from the basics of mixing all the way to expert level techniques as you perform shows across 6 larger than life stage venues, each with its own signature style.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Alwa's Legacy 21.

Alwa's Legacy

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2020
Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Pure Pool 22.

Pure Pool

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2020
Cue sports have never looked so good on Nintendo Switch, whether you’re playing docked or on the go! ULTIMATE IMMERSION Immerse yourself in the stunningly realistic and endlessly enjoyable world of Pure Pool and rack up your favourite games of pool and snooker anywhere, with absolutely no load times getting in your way. MORE WAYS TO PLAY Play hundreds of pool and snooker events across a wide range of competitive modes including American 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Blackball and Killer. Then challenge yourself in fast-paced modes like Speed Pot, Checkpoint and Royal Rumble to rise up the global leaderboards and unlock new rewards! PLAY TOGETHER Have fun with friends in multiplayer games locally, or join the online Pure Pool community and match up against players around the world in cross-network multiplayer matches. And even after your friends have left, you can play against a copy of their DNA offline!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Sniper Elite 4 23.

Sniper Elite 4

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2020
Welcome to Italy, 1943. Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino. Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before its even begun. If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.1
TENS! 24.

TENS!

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
The ultimate dice puzzle. Combining sudoku-style number puzzles and block-dropping gameplay, the aim of TENS! is simple: place dice on the board, make ‘tens’ in any row or column and clear the board to win. TENS! is a relaxing puzzle game which offers tons of gameplay styles for you to choose from including: an immersive single-player Adventure mode, a local Multiplayer mode where you can challenge your friends and family, and an Endless mode which challenges your skill level. In TENS! there’s something for everyone to enjoy! TENS! Features: - Explore your way through Adventure Mode and experience the world of TENS! - Keep beating your high score and learning new skills in Endless Mode - Challenge your friends with local multiplayer to see who has the top TENS! talent - Add dice skins to your collection by playing through the game your way - Battle bosses through your adventure and unlock new characters - Relaxing gameplay for everyone to enjoy!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Part Time UFO 25.

Part Time UFO

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
Help the citizens of earth as a cute little UFO with a handy extendable claw Move objects to the designated platform and balance, arrange, and build to help earthlings complete jobs! Tasks range from farming, fishing, and stacking cheerleaders. Wait…what? Each puzzling job has multiple objectives hinted at through pictures. Solve them to earn in-game medals and unlock even more jobs—just keep an eye on the timer. Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a friend for some duo UFO puzzle solving Recruit a friend and complete any job in cooperative mode. Each job also has a more difficult variation that’s perfect for two players. Jobs may have more objects to move or other challenges to keep the action fresh for your UFO buddy. Two claws are better than one! Reach for the stars (and a high score) in the Tower of Infinity The sky’s the limit in the Tower of Infinity mode! Stack objects that are flown in on helicopters to build the tallest tower you can. Be careful not to let anything fall of the platform or the round will end. A second player can join you on your journey to build the tallest tower possible. Take on jobs like helping a farmer load a truck, arranging circus animals, and rebuilding a temple. In addition to the medals you’ll earn to unlock other stages, you’ll receive some in-game currency for each job you complete. Redeem your hard-earned currency for adorably useful costumes. Dress like a ninja for a sneaky look and a speed boost, or don the safety helmet to stop quickly when zooming around the screen. Check out the Feats of Glory for extra challenges to complete as you play. For example, try to transport a total of 160 objects across all jobs or get a total of 54 medals. Complete four of these feats to unlock an animated illustration. Once you master your claw-swinging, object-stacking skills, you can go for a treasure hunt! In this mode you must solve puzzles and collect treasure as you explore treacherous ruins. Whether you want to help out earthlings, build your Tower of Infinity, or explore for treasure, the Part Time UFO game is full time fun.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 26.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2020
See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. - Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes - From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty 27.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2020
Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 28.

Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Platform: Switch
December 2, 2020
Climb the Tower of Fortune and Challenge Reeva, the God of Destiny! After stopping the revival of a demon god at the Magic Castle of the Desert, Shiren and Koppa set off in search of new adventures. Soon thereafter, our heroes wandered into small village. This village, Inori, has a legend that claims, If you climb the Tower of Fortune that soars above the enchanted land and face Reeva, the god of Destiny, you can change your fate. Shiren and Koppa, having confirmed many mysterious legends throughout their journeys, decide to embrace this new challenge. Is there really an entity determining peoples fates? And is it possible for a person to change their fate? What adventures await Shiren and his friends in the tower?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The Long Dark 29.

The Long Dark

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. Monitor your Condition, search for life-saving supplies, and master survival skills like fire-building, maintaining your gear, hunting, fishing, and landmark-based navigation. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The hit Steam Early Access sandbox becomes the first survival game available on Xbox One!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Hotshot Racing 30.

Hotshot Racing

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2020
A blistering arcade-style racer fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed. Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible. Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.4
Journey of the Broken Circle 31.

Journey of the Broken Circle

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Can you make a game about life, love and existentialism? We believe we have just done that! In the ‘Journey Of The Broken Circle’ you dive into a beautiful universe, where a satisfactory gameplay, combined with a deep story that throws the main character into a self-discovering journey makes ‘Journey of the Broken Circle’ a rewarding and different kind of game. By overcoming obstacles, meeting NPCs with different personalities and discovering new places, the Circle grows and develops as a character. It learns about the world and itself, and we, along with it.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 32.

The Jackbox Party Pack 7

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2020
Five new games: the hit threequel Quiplash 3, the collaborative chaos of The Devils and the Details, the fierce drawing game Champ’d Up, the speech game Talking Points and the guessing game Blather 'Round. Use phones or tablets as controllers and play with up to 8 players, and an audience of 10,000.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 33.

Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
November 3, 2020
Build your own Jurassic World for the first time or relive the adventure on the go with Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition! Packed with every piece of downloadable content available, Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch includes all three major narrative expansions – Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary, and Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu- as well as four Dinosaur Packs and the Raptor Squad Skin Collection. Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of The Cinco Muertes Archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty and danger of dinosaurs to life. Build for science, entertainment or security interests in an uncertain world where life always finds a way. Bioengineer over 60 dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the world around them. Play with life itself to give your dinosaurs unique behaviours, traits and appearances, then contain and profit from them to fund your global search for lost dinosaur DNA. Control the big picture with deep management tools or go hands-on to confront challenges on the ground or in the air. Expand your islands and choose your own journey in an captivating narrative featuring iconic characters from across the film franchise and decades of Jurassic World lore at your fingertips. Embark on a journey with captivating stories, challenging missions and more remarkable dinosaurs with three major expansions: Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park: Following the events of the iconic 1993 film, you are invited to return to the island where it all started to rebuild the original Jurassic Park. Reclaim the park from the dinosaurs, rebuild beloved locations, and overcome challenges guided by Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm in an original narrative voiced by the film cast. Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary: The once dormant Mt. Sibo is expected to erupt at any time and threatens to send the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar back to extinction. Leap into action with former Jurassic World Park Operations Manager, Claire Dearing, and work together on this rescue mission to save these magnificent creatures. Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu: Hidden within Las Cinco Muertes is an intriguing storyline featuring campaign missions from Dr. Henry Wu, who remains dedicated to his research with hybrid dinosaurs.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Crown Tundra 34.

Pokemon Sword / Shield: The Crown Tundra

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
THE CROWN TUNDRA The Crown Tundra expansion is set in the snow-swept realm of The Crown Tundra. See for yourself the beautiful scenery of this shining, silvery landscape! In this frigid area, with its jagged winter mountains, people live in small communities where they support and rely on one another. A certain person will appoint you as the leader of their exploration team in The Crown Tundra. You'll then be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land. And remember the Pokémon Dens that you've only been able to glimpse during Max Raid Battles? Well, now you'll be able to explore their full depths!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 35.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
Control a real-life Mario Kart with Nintendo Switch and watch it come to life in the game. Race a real-world Mario Kart™ through your home! Use the Nintendo Switch™ system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what’s happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. Your in-home course comes to life on-screen with a view from right behind the driver’s seat.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 36.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2020
Play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods, and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe 37.

Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe

Platform: Switch
October 30, 2020
The Angry Video Game Nerd has been sucked into Game Land! It's up to you to guide him through three terrible and treacherous retro game worlds! Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures: Remassturd and Angry Video Game Nerd II: Reassimilated come together for the ultimate nerd experience! This is the definitive way to play the series... and more! This deluxe collection brings you every stage from both of famously tough action platform games, remixed & re-balanced plus an all-new, never-before-seen final chapter to bring the experience together for the ultimate experience in nerd rage
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.2
MindSeize 38.

MindSeize

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2020
MindSeize is a single player 2D Metroidvania game set in a sci-fi universe. Explore untamed planets and stop the mysterious organization that stole the mind of your daughter. You play as the private investigator M.C. Fox, who is chasing a dangerous criminal organization 'The Ascended' across the universe. The first confrontation between M.C. and the leader of The Ascended severely injured M.C. and left him crippled. They also managed to seize the mind of his daughter Taryn. This left only one choice for our protagonist: hire a crew, connect his consciousness into a robotic body called MAG and continue the chase!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Super Mario Bros. 35 39.

Super Mario Bros. 35

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
Super Mario Bros. with a 35-player twist. Race against time, defeat enemies, and sabotage your opponents in an online battle to be the last Mario standing. Classic Super Mario Bros. gameplay gets an adrenaline boost. Each player is given the same timed stage, but you must defeat enemies to earn extra time and attack your opponents. Don’t forget to pick up some coins on your way—they can be used to get in-game items like power-ups. With speed, skill, and strategy, you could be the last Mario standing.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Pumpkin Jack 40.

Pumpkin Jack

Platform: Switch
October 23, 2020
Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord. Dive into an epic adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good. Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty owl to a snarky crow. Discover stunning atmospheres in a colorful yet spooky scary Kingdom. Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high-quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style, made with Unreal Engine 4. Pumpkin Jack is a classic 3D Platformer before anything else! Every level will challenge you through several themed platforms, all giving you new trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging, timing, and movement to vanquish Jack’s foes. During the dynamic real time battles, choose which weapon you want to use and strike at the critical moment! Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity and reflection. Inhabit a pumpkin head and burn books, hammer some moles, create a path for magic spheres… And there is more: In each level, you will be faced with an action sequence using a new exclusive gameplay!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
Cake Bash 41.

Cake Bash

Platform: Switch
November 19, 2020
Fight to be the tastiest cake! A party game for up to four players, complete with very unique hazards - bash your friends, dash away from danger and have a delicious time!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered 42.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

Platform: Switch
November 13, 2020
Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered on Nintendo Switch™. Unleash a savage sense of speed both as an outlaw and a cop in the world's hottest high-performance cars. Outsmart the heat or take down lawbreakers with the tactical weaponry at your disposal in a heart-pumping, socially competitive racing experience. Updated with enhanced visuals, cross-platform multiplayer – including the asynchronous competition powered by Autolog – plus all additional DLC content, this is the ultimate edition of Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed Need for Speed debut. It’s time to reignite the pursuit. CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER AND AUTOLOG – Bolt down the winding Seacrest County roads headfirst in racing that is socially competitive at its core. The groundbreaking Autolog connects you and your friends in head-to-head pursuits and races and instinctively delivers challenges based on your friends’ activities. This highly dynamic system is fueled by friendly competition and is now supported with cross-platform sync and new multiplayer gameplay so that you can race each other no matter what platform you are on. ALL DLC INCLUDED, PLUS MORE UPDATES – Get all the additional DLC content delivered at launch including an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges. Brand new achievements, wraps, car colors, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and gallery, and multiple quality of life updates create an even more well-rounded gameplay experience this time around. EXOTIC CARS WITH WEAPONS – Drive the world’s most desirable supercars on both sides of the law. Bust suspects in supercharged cop interceptors enhanced with tactical weaponry, or level the playing field with counterattacks and defensive maneuvers as an elite racer. Strategize to gain an edge over the competition, no matter what side you’re on! CHASE AND ESCAPE – A deep and fully-defined single-player career delivers the action of both cops and racers, with a seamlessly linked multiplayer experience across all race modes. Take on friends or play through the career solo to earn Bounty and unlock new cars, weapons, and equipment. ENHANCED VISUALS – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered delivers a timeless racing experience updated for today’s generation of hardware with enhanced visuals.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.6
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm 43.

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
A GRAND ADVENTURE Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has returned with a formidable Dark Army. Will our hero be able to unite the Owrus, Gillfolk, and men in a fight for the fate of the world? THIS TIME YOU'RE NOT ALONE You will not be taking this journey alone. Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia's leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old samurai weapon, will join forces with you, and fight at your side against Mesmeroth's Dark Army. Contextual commands will allow you to direct these allies into battle, or have them help you with the solution of the game's most clever puzzles! FIGHT, SOLVE, EXPLORE Bigger, better, and packed with new features Oceanhorn 2 is not only one of the best-looking adventure games out there, but it also builds a unique experience on the shoulder of classic video games. Collect powerful items, wield the Caster Gun, solve the mysterious puzzles of the ancients, and discover all that Arcadia and its neighboring kingdoms have to offer! Accept the challenge and become a true Hero. FEATURES - An epic RPG main quest spanning 15+ hours of gameplay - Massive boss fights test your reflexes and combat skills - Dozens of side quests grant incredible rewards - Clever puzzles to solve and mysterious dungeons to explore - Beautiful, handcrafted graphics paint a world of legends and intrigue
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.9
Ikenfell 44.

Ikenfell

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2020
A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Moero Crystal H 45.

Moero Crystal H

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Assume the role of “Lucky Pervert” Zenox as he embarks on a mission to retrieve the Bra of Darkness from a mysterious thief who’s corrupting monster girls throughout the land. In this enhanced “Hyper” version of first-person dungeon RPG Moero Crystal, encounter and recruit more than 80 monster girls, including all previous DLC characters, in remastered HD presentation and subtitled in English for the first time! Free the monster girls from the darkness afflicting them and win their affection through “Loving Scratch” mode. This time, “Double Scratch” can even be performed with two monster girls simultaneously.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Control: Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version 46.

Control: Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. Become the new Director struggling to regain Control. You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence. You'll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau's headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse's past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss. Control is Jesse Fadens's story. The main plot focuses on her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Side-quests and Secrets are everywhere. Jesse works with other Bureau agents, decodes cryptic ciphers and discovers strange Bureau experiments. World Within a Location Explore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building. Flexible and Supernatural Combat System Define your playstyle by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts. Reactive Environments6 Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter your surroundings. Reality Meets the Unexplainable Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.6
Worm Jazz 47.

Worm Jazz

Platform: Switch
September 21, 2020
Worm Jazz is a unique, wriggly puzzle game that combines the elongating body mechanic of Snake with the explosion-heavy demolition of Bomberman. You take control of Mr. Mark, an earthworm with a taste of smooth jazz and dapper headwear. Writhe your way through the many intricate, mind-bending mazes filled with mines, wormholes, and powerups! Shrink when you blow yourself up and expand when you scarf down some chow. Are you able to gobble up all the food on each stage to reach the highly coveted golden apple?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition 48.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
Build the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Brought to life in this new Complete Edition, relive the full RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 experience or dive in for the first time and feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with both Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs. Your Park. Your Way. Whatever you want to create, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 gives you the tools and freedom to build the amusement park of your dreams. Manage like a tycoon and make your way to the top Control park finances, shops, services and staff to succeed in dozens of scenarios. Become a true tycoon and embark on your promising new career, or create your ideal park without money woes in sandbox mode. Satisfy your guests’ needs and keep your park running smoothly to succeed. Get ready to get ‘Soaked!’ and venture into the ‘Wild!’ This complete edition includes all content from both Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs. Relish the added challenge of creating and managing exhilarating waterparks and spectacular animal habitats. Reimagined for Nintendo Switch. Experience a reimagined interface on the go with intuitive new controls designed to help you build the ultimate theme park anytime, anywhere. Ride the Rides. Ride your creations with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3’s signature coaster cam.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Fight Crab 49.

Fight Crab

Platform: Switch
September 15, 2020
Claw through 7 Tutorial stages and a Campaign Mode with 34 stages spread out across 7 chapters - 23 types of playable crab, 48 different weapons, and 11 unique battle arenas - A variety of matchmaking options including 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, and both offline and online co-op and versus battle modes - Unlock special Skills like the fabled Kanihameha, the devastating Crab Copter, and more - Level up your crab, recruit new crabs, and purchase deadly new weapons – build the ultimate crab warrior - Use the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ motion controls to freely manipulate limbs to punch, grab, and flip your way to victory - Use Photo Mode to capture, share, and immortalize epic confrontations and intense battles
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix 50.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix

Platform: Switch
October 6, 2020
Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back! We've brought the whole gang and more! Choose from 30 of Nickelodeon's Hall of Fame, incluuding Jojo Siwa, Spongebob Squarepants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his sisters, and more! Speed your way across 28 slime filled tracks to win highly coveted cups and over 80 upgrades for your kart! Shift into next gear by challenging your friends in local or online multiplayer and see who can cross the finish line first! On your marks, get set, slime! Features: - More than Double the Racers! 30 of the most iconic Nickelodeon characters; SpongeBob, TMNT, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Jojo Siwa and more. - Race on 28 different slime-filled tracks, new and old. - Featuring 80 Karts with multiple power-ups and special attacks - Local and and Online Multi-Player! Non-stop action the entire family will love
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Just Dance 2021 51.

Just Dance 2021

Platform: Switch
November 12, 2020
Just Dance® 2021 is the ultimate dance game, with 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa, "Feel Special" by TWICE, and "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello. Start a dance party your friends and family can enjoy. One month FREE of Just Dance Unlimited included. This subscription streaming service lets you dance to over 550 songs. Play with friends and share the fun with co-op mode. Dance the way you like by creating your own personalized custom playlists. Enjoy eight new kid-friendly songs and choreographies for a family-fun experience. Use your smartphone to track moves with the Just Dance Controller app – no additional accessories required! Up to six players can join!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Minoria 52.

Minoria

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2020
Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by Bombservice, creators of Momodora.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Tropico 6 53.

Tropico 6

Platform: Switch
November 6, 2020
In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Will you answer that call?
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Warsaw 54.

Warsaw

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
WARSAW is a challenging WWII turn-based tactical rpg taking place in a war torn city and sporting beautiful hand painted graphics. Lead a small, dedicated outfit of civilians and soldiers with their unique skills in their fight to take back the city besieged by occupying forces.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Prinny 1-2: Exploded and Reloaded 55.

Prinny 1-2: Exploded and Reloaded

Platform: Switch
October 13, 2020
Master Etna demands the ultimate dessert, and it is up to a legion of lowly Prinnies to make it! Jump, slash, and combo your way through different stages of the Netherworld, devastate enemies and bosses with special attacks, and encounter both new and familiar faces in this explosive action adventure from the twisted minds behind the DISGAEA series!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 56.

9 Monkeys of Shaolin

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
9 Monkeys of Shaolin marks a rebirth of the iconic beat 'em up genre in vein of old-school video games. If, as a kid you had hours of fun playing SNES or SEGA beat 'em up videogames crushing foes left and right then this new title from the creators of hardcore brawler REDEEMER is definitely for you. As a mere Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng you have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village. Game protagonist is quite a tough nut to crack as he knows the basics of ancient martial arts only mastered by legendary Shaolin monks. Get your trusty battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies. Action-packed battles, user friendly controls and incredible atmosphere of great kung-fu movies of 70s – all this makes 9 Monkeys of Shaolin a choice for every true fan of really hardcore brawlers.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Mini Motor Racing X 57.

Mini Motor Racing X

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Mini Motor Racing X explodes onto Nintendo Switch™ with local split screen and online multiplayer high-octane racing action. The classic Mini Motor career mode is back, with hundreds of races, dozens of cars to unlock and upgrade, and four fiendish championships to master, but that’s not all. MMRX adds some firepower to the mix in the new Type-X mode. MULTIPLAYER: Full online multiplayer with up to four friends or random player as well as local career mode co-op. LOCAL SPLITSCREEN ACTION: Race with upto 4 players on a single switch! MASSIVE CAREER MODE: Eight huge championships and 52 unique and vibrant environments to master, each with multiple day and night and weather variants. TYPE X’ BATTLE MODE: The same fast-paced racing action, but with the added chaos of weapons. Available for both career mode and multiplayer races. PARTY MODES: Play online or locally with friends with mini games such as Bumper Ball and Micro Motor Racing!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Foregone 58.

Foregone

Platform: Switch
October 13, 2020
Foregone has players take on the role of the city of Calagan’s strongest Arbiter, tasked with investigating the sudden resurgence of an all-corrupting force known as the Harrow. The Arbiter will destroy legions of enemies, battle formidable bosses, and collect a wide array of upgradeable loot as she embarks on a twisted journey to unravel the haunting truth behind the Harrow. The intense, combat-focused title features fluid pixel artwork, combining old-school visual influences with modern 3D animation technology.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.2
The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny 59.

The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
Originally released on the NEOGEO POCKET in 2000, "THE LAST BLADE" is coming to Nintendo Switch. The popular weapons-based fighting game: THE LAST BLADE, is now available in a special edition. Enjoy intense battles, an epic story, mini-games, and more. - The game features a variety of modes, including STORY MODE, SURVIVAL, and TRAINING, in which you can enjoy the story of this series. - The game includes two mini-games and power-up scrolls unique to the main game. Play the game to unlock them. - You can also play VS battles against other players in tabletop mode or handheld mode. Play epic battles against your friends! *The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
TERROR SQUID 60.

TERROR SQUID

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2020
Create your own bullet hell in this relentlessly escalating symphony of destruction. How long can you survive? See how long you can survive in TERROR SQUID, the first game from Norwegian developer Apt Games, winner of the 2019 Norwegian Gameplay Awards and the first ever Norwegian Arcade title, refurbished and improved for Steam! An escalating symphony of destruction Your objective is to survive for as long as possible without getting hit by your own projectiles. Survive for long enough and you can release a primordial blast of dark energy, detonating your projectiles in gloriously satisfying chain reactions. Create Your Own Bullet Hell Dozens of bullet patterns unlike anything you have ever seen. Perfect your strategy to squeeze every precious second out of each pattern.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 61.

Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise

Platform: Switch
December 4, 2020
Work out at home and punch to the beat. Jab, uppercut, dodge, and more to catchy pop tunes in this rhythmic boxing game. Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to an exercise buddy and box to the beat together. Customize your workout with the help of a virtual instructor. Choose from nine virtual instructors, select a challenge level from light to heavy and have a workout prepared for you by your trainer, or create one all by yourself from scratch in Free Training. Check out detailed examples, practice specific moves, and receive helpful feedback from your instructor to get the most out of your workout. Warm up with the original Fitness Boxing game and then transfer your profile to the Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise game. Keep your progress from the original Fitness Boxing game and transfer your profile to the Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise game. Get your daily workout on and box (and bop) to the beat. Pass a Joy-Con controller (or two) to a workout partner to enjoy a 2-player boxing session lead by your in-game instructor. These virtual trainers have different personalities and styles, so try them out and find the one that suits you best! Complete achievements to receive tickets you can redeem for outfits to deck out your trainer in fitness fashion. Whatever difficulty you play on, you can revisit specific exercises for practice or watch detailed examples to observe perfect form. Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise is a way to get in a guided workout, track your activity, and listen to some popular, upbeat jams.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Kirby Fighters 2 62.

Kirby Fighters 2

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2020
Choose from a cast of Kirby’s most iconic copy abilities—including the brand-new Wrestler ability—and duke it out to be the last Kirby standing. Familiar friends and foes like Bandana Waddle Dee and King Dedede also make an appearance as playable characters in the Kirby Fighters 2 game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.9
The Red Lantern 63.

The Red Lantern

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
The Red Lantern is a story-driven, rogue-lite, survival game where you and your team of 5 sled dogs, lost in the wilderness, must navigate the ever-changing encounters of the Alaskan bush to find your way home. Features: - A dynamic world that changes as you play - Nearly 100 different encounters each with varied results - Gain items and upgrades as you discover things about the world around you - 8 different pups to add to your team, each with their own personalities.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
5.2
Lost Ember 64.

Lost Ember

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
A beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover. Play any animal you meet to see the world from new perspectives and chase your destiny in the exploration adventure Lost Ember.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Space Crew 65.

Space Crew

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2020
Space Crew features the same gameplay loop as its predecessor with players controlling the actions of their crew moment-to-moment in the minutiae of navigation, scanning and combat. The new space setting allows much more player freedom and campaign unpredictability with much greater mission variety and deeper strategic gameplay. Players have to be more alert than ever when venturing through space and are challenged to protect their vulnerable crew from alien boardings, getting sucked out into space, running out of oxygen, system failures, ship fires and whatever else the campaign AI can throw at them from mission to mission. It is these moments of seeing your crew triumph over adversity time and time again, albeit with a few casualties along the way, which made the original Bomber Crew such a runaway hit and Runner Duck is aiming for similarly thrilling emergent storytelling in the sequel.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Georifters 66.

Georifters

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Five different bubble worlds lived perfectly in isolation....but one day they were connected by an unexpected event. Now they must learn to overcome their differences to survive.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Seven Knights -Time Wanderer- 67.

Seven Knights -Time Wanderer-

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
Seven Knights - Time Wanderer - focuses on the story of the eighth member of the Seven Knights, Vanessa, and her ultimate magical equipment, a sentient hourglass known as Sandy, as she embarks on a journey to return safely home after falling into the twists of space and time.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed 68.

Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
Unleash the wild mecha power and animal instinct of Zoids, in spectacular head-to-head battles on Nintendo Switch. With stunning graphics faithful to the Zoids Wild anime, and an intuitive 3D combat system that lets you chain incredible combos instinctively, Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is the ultimate showdown between your favorite pilots and their Zoids. But are Zoids merely weapons, or your partners? Your skill in combat will decide who wins between warring factions including Arashi’s Team Freedom and the power-hungry Team Dark Metal, in a new Zoids story. So choose your hero, step on to the battlefield, and fight to awaken the greatest bond between human and Zoid – then use the hidden power known as Wild Blast to defeat your rivals! With a huge choice of characters, Zoids and game modes, Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed takes mecha combat to the next level. Settle scores in 2-player battles, challenge yourself in Mission Mode and Battle Tactics Mode, and hone your skills in Practice Mode. Are you ready to command the strongest lifeforms in the world?
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
WWE 2K Battlegrounds 69.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Brawl without limits. Featuring over 70 WWE Superstars and Legends, take your favorites into battle with unrestrained, unhinged, and in-your-face pandemonium. It's your Battleground! Make WWE 2K Games games BATTLEGROUNDS your own with tons of customizable parts as you create, customize, and edit your own original created characters and BATTLEGROUNDS. Loads of match types wage war in a wide variety of your favorite match types with fun, new twists, including steel Cage, royal rumble, Fatal four way and the all-new BATTLEGROUNDS challenge. Local and online battles! Compete in online tournaments or stake your claim as King of the Battleground and survive the online melee against players from around the world! Plus, battle it out in local multiplayer and dominate your friends.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
4.9
Cloudpunk 70.

Cloudpunk

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2020
Your name is Rania. This is your first night working for Cloudpunk, the semi-legal delivery company based in the sprawling city of Nivalis. You go everywhere, from the Marrow below to the spires that pierce the grey clouds high above before scraping the edge of the troposphere. No delivery job is too dangerous, and no one is faster than a Cloudpunk driver. In this story-based exploration game, you will meet a diverse range of characters including androids, AI and unscrupulous humans at every level of society. Everyone has a story, and in the course of one night in Nivalis, everything will change.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
2.7
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia 71.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

Platform: Switch
November 3, 2020
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is an all-new action role-playing game with an original story that expands on the hit TV series and brings the Bakugan universe to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. The adventure takes players on the ultimate Bakugan journey as they befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan, gear up and customize Bakugan teams for fiercely strategic battles, and master their skills to become the Champion of Vestroia. Players can also play online in head-to-head multiplayer.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
4.3
Coming Soon
  1. Cube Life: Island Survival HD

    • Release Date: Dec 26, 2020
    • Platform: Switch
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

    • Release Date: Dec 4, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS4
  2. 90
  3. 84

    Sam & Max Save the World Remastered

    • Release Date: Dec 2, 2020
    • Platform: PC
  4. 83

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising

  5. 78

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Lowest of the Month
  1. 60

    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light

    • Release Date: Dec 4, 2020
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 66

    Chronos: Before the Ashes

    • Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS4
  3. 66

    Empire of Sin

  4. 66

    Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise

    • Release Date: Dec 4, 2020
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 67

    Twin Mirror