Game Releases by Score

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 1.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
The cat's out of the bag, Super Mario 3D World is on to the Nintendo Switch system. Pounce and climb through dozens of colorful stages! Mario (and his friends) can use power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities, like climbing and scratching. Work together locally or online with up to three other players to reach the goaland to see who can get a high score. The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but also so much more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Grindstone 2.

Grindstone

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards. Features: - Brutal Puzzle-Battle Action - 200+ Levels to conquer - Daily Challenges w/Leaderboards - Dozens of Weapons & Gear to Unlock - Award-Winning Soundtrack by Sam Webster
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Littlewood 3.

Littlewood

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
UnderMine 4.

UnderMine

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item Combos Discover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue Characters Discover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover Secrets Explore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly Bosses Each area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly Lighthearted UnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Tadpole Treble Encore 5.

Tadpole Treble Encore

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey. The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Little Nightmares II 6.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Cyber Shadow 7.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Capcom Arcade Stadium 8.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
Relive the Capcom classics!1943 -The Battle of Midway-comes as a free download. Shooters, fighting, action—all your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you had back then. Just Like the Good Old Days From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming. Brand New Ways to Play With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again! Every game has online leaderboard rankings, so you can see where you stack up against players all over the world! Capcom Arcade Stadium, where retro appeal meets cutting-edge features for a fresh take on Capcom's classics!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
DOOM Eternal 9.

DOOM Eternal

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2020
The demonic invasion is still in progress. Announced at the 2018 Bethesda E3 Showcase, DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to the award-winning and best-selling DOOM (2016). Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal will deliver the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 10.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 11.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2020
Japan's beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo popping and Tetrimino clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same coloured Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent's game. But keep an eye on what's coming your way too. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, you'll have loads of modes that let you play the way you want from single player Adventure to couch competition Versus to ranked Online matches, and more.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Persona 5 Strikers 12.

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
When The Past Was Around 13.

When The Past Was Around

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between. This is the story of Eda, a girl in her early 20s. Like anyone in her age, she’s lost. She lost her way in the journey to achieve her dreams. She lost her way in the journey to find love. That until she met The Owl. The man that would help her burn her passion, the man that would help her find the spark in a relationship, and also the man that would teach her about heartbreak. The game tells a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms from memories and time. With each gathered clue, solved puzzles, and unlocked door, the girl will find her way, unraveling the secrets between her and her lover, the secrets which she used to know.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium 14.

SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
It's history in the making when 2 premiere arcade game giants settle the score. The greatest fighters of all time will be crowned when 18 of SNK's and Capcom's most popular characters collide. It's the best of both worlds: fighters, techniques and formats.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.6
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition 15.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Among Us 16.

Among Us

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 players...IN SPACE! Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone! Originally created as a party game, we recommend playing with friends at a LAN party or online using voice chat. Enjoy cross-platform play between Android, iOS and PC. THE CREW Objective: Fill Group Task Bar or Discover the Imposter! * Win by completing tasks to prepare the ship or ejecting all Impostors. * React quickly to undo the Impostor's sabotages. * Check the Admin map and Security cameras to keep tabs on other Crewmates. * Report any dead bodies immediately to start discussion of who the suspected Impostor is. * Call emergency meetings to discuss suspicious behavior. * Vote to eject suspected Impostors. THE IMPOSTER Objective: Kill Off the Crew! * Kill crewmates and frame bystanders. * Pretend to run tasks to blend in with the crewmates. * Sneak through the vents to quickly move about the ship. * Use sabotages to cause chaos and divide the crew. * Close doors to trap victims and kill in private. Features: * Customization: Pick your color and hat. * Lots of game options: Add more impostors, more tasks, and so much more! * Quickly find a game online from the host list. * In-game text chat. * Rich discord integration. * Cross-platform play between PC, Android, and iOS!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Haven 17.

Haven

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
They escaped to a lost planet to be together. A RPG adventure about love and freedom. To play solo or co-op with a special someone. Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Pixeljunk Eden 2 18.

Pixeljunk Eden 2

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2020
From the mind of Baiyon, creative director and hypnotic soundscape composer, for both the award winning Pixeljunk Eden and Eden Obscura, comes Eden 2, an exploration of life, color and collaboration as Grimps reinvigorate and revitalize the world in a swath of luminescence, painting upon a lush canvas as they play. Return to the spectacular, ever changing gardens of psychedelic sights and sounds as you cultivate new plants and biomes, collect pollen and help seeds sprout new exotic leaves and bloom flowers, all against a dynamic and vibrant backdrop of mellow, multi-hued visuals. Swing and spin from silk threads, in both single and cooperative play as you and a partner pirouette around one another in brush-strokes of light and color in the world on your journey to collect the all important “Spectra,” the source of all life in the world.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Wingspan 19.

Wingspan

Platform: Switch
December 29, 2020
Relaxing Strategy Game About Birds for 1 to 5 players The officially licensed digital adaptation of Wingspan, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres board game award. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats. Each habitat focuses on a key aspect of the growth of your preserves. In Wingspan up to 5 players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. Each beautiful bird that you add to your preserve makes you better at laying eggs, drawing cards, or gathering food. Many of the 170 unique birds have powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock. Features * Relaxing strategy card game where your goal is to discover and attract the best birds. * Single player and multiplayer modes for up to five players. * Based on the award winning, competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game. * Hundreds of unique, animated birds with their real life sound recordings. * Multiple ways to accumulate points with birds, bonus cards and end-of-round goals.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos 20.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world. The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption 21.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Platform: Switch
February 9, 2021
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an epic - and humorous - fantasy adventure and role-playing game in which you take on the role of Shawn O'Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is the work of Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, creators of Quest for Glory, Shannara, Castle of Dr. Brain, and Mixed-Up Fairy Tales. Although Hero-U is not a direct sequel to the Quest for Glory games, it features the same mix of adventure, role-playing, humor, and immersive storytelling that we introduced in that series. Shawn can become the Rogue of the Year while exploring a mysterious castle, making friends and enemies, fighting deadly foes, and uncovering the secrets of his own hidden past. Meanwhile players will enjoy the rich and humorous dialogue and descriptions as they guide Shawn through his adventures. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U. Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Bravely Default II 22.

Bravely Default II

Platform: Switch
February 26, 2021
Step into a brand-new world with four brand-new heroes. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack. * Brand-new entry in Square Enix's Bravely Series * Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light * Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler * New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Olija 23.

Olija

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. - Explore a mysterious and handcrafted world inspired by sailor's legends and Asian fantasy. - Wield the Harpoon of legend and rethink movement through platforming, puzzle and combat. - Rescue fellow castaways and meet curious characters to learn more about Terraphage and the enigmatic Olija. - Beautiful melancholic soundtrack inspired by Flamenco, lo-fi and traditional Japanese music. - Craft magic hats!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Heaven's Vault 24.

Heaven's Vault

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world - and the ancient secret of Heaven's Vault. Heaven's Vault is not your usual linear adventure game. Progress through the game in any order you choose - the game's fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act. Some are friendly, some are cautious, and some are out to trick you. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you learn? What will you risk? What will you lose?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Monster Sanctuary 25.

Monster Sanctuary

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2020
Embark on an epic adventure using the powers of the monsters you collect, and the team you build, to unlock an ever-expanding world. On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection 26.

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot that brings the beloved Capcom franchise back to life and into the 21st century. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The game follows the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a nostalgic, yet fresh adventure that welcomes back its faithful fans, while introduces a new generation of heroes to challenge one of gaming's classic series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Glyph 27.

Glyph

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2021
This 3D Open-World Platformer lets you chill-out or speedrun stunning scenery on your quest to restore the ancient temple city by solving puzzles and beating enemies. Be aware: Glyph is easy to learn, but hard to master! * 80+ levels * Many hours of game time * 100s of rewards * Perfect your skills and earn cosmetics * Explore expansive non-linear levels * Avoid traps and defeat enemies
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest 28.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

Platform: Switch
January 7, 2021
Discover your Rage in an adventure game inspired by the legendary tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Explore the myths and monsters of Europe’s last primeval wilderness. Play as Maia, who arrives at the ancient Białowieża Forest looking to explore her family history. Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your Nintendo Switch™. Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe. Discover beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination. Make tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Rhythm Fighter 29.

Rhythm Fighter

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Commander Chaos, the most infamous Beatarain in this universe. Finally, he set his mind on the Planet Earth, and destroy the peaceful life of animals and vegetables. He use dark Beat Energy, and turn all the lovely vegetables into evil minions in a blink. They wreak havoc all over the world. Countless animal heroes have sacrificed. The evil purpose of Commander Chaos will succeed in an instant. At the critical moment, a mysterious man, Mr. Disco, who also came from Beatara, has befall this planet. He use bright Beat Energy and revival all exhausted heroes. With all the help from this mysterious force, heroes gradually mastered a way to defeat darkness. They can follow the beat! Then, they embark on a journey to save the planet. But the true purpose, no one knows... Rhythm Fighter is a hardcore game that combine 2D Roguelike with rhythm. In this game, you need to follow the beat, fist to meat. At the same time, you need to pay attention to move, roll, batter, etc. You need to face strong opponent and show your courage, create your signature move. Start the game, go to the battlefeild, and follow the beat!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Tanuki Justice 30.

Tanuki Justice

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2020
Inconspicuous combination of a platformer bullet hell with cute, pixel graphics. Tanuki Justice will challenge your precision jumping and shuriken throwing skills. Features: • Dynamic gameplay with visuals that fit the atmosphere. • Dozens of different types of enemies. • Classical shurikens over the head and a giant shuriken for difficult moments. • Playable in single or two-player mode. Description: Tanuki Justice is a continuous intensive action run’n gun in which you incarnate a tanuki brother and sister. You’ll face hundreds of enemies in feudal Japan. Varied environments with landscapes of all kinds, retro and fast rhythmic music, numerous and difficult situations reminiscent of good old arcade games. A gameplay both simple and rich allowing spectacular actions. Possibility to play with 2 people for even more fun. And challenges that will challenge even the most skilled players. Time will be your worst enemy.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Blue Fire 31.

Blue Fire

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
A Dark World Awaits – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles, and more. Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Cathedral 32.

Cathedral

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
Explore a vast world. Wake up in a world with no recollection of how you got there. A world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns. Make your way through more than 600 rooms, and unravel the secrets of your past. From the sunny beaches of Brightwind in the south, to the cold regions of Icepeak Mountain to the north, the map will always be your friend. Find map fragments along the way, and use the map to see which parts of the world you haven't visited yet, where you are supposed to go and which parts you missed the first time around. Use the elemental orbs to find the answers to who you are. The orbs, placed in ancient times by the demi-god known only as Ardur, is protected by five fearsome guardians. Meet these challenging bosses head-on in combat, and see if you can best them!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
SYNTHETIK: Ultimate 33.

SYNTHETIK: Ultimate

Platform: Switch
December 16, 2020
SYNTHETIK is an unforgiving tactical shooter rogue-lite where freedom and experimentation is key. Fight against relentless opponents and unforgiving bosses encased in ever-changing environments. Master the uniquely deep and satisfying weapon mechanics and the unprecedented amount of customization. Discover a seemingly unending amount of weapons, items, perks and character upgrades.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend 34.

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
In celebration of the SaGa series' 30th anniversary, the first three games in the series are coming to Nintendo Switch in one collection! The first Game Boy RPG to sell over a million units and the memorable first installment of the series: THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND. A title that gained popularity through its refined gameplay system and the journey through a diverse world: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II. A unique story that travelled across time that featured a new and an innovative character leveling system.: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III. Experience the origins of the SaGa series with the COLLECTION OF SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, the first complete port of these hugely popular titles. The collection includes new enhancements like high-speed mode as well as features unique to the Nintendo Switch, such as adjustable screen magnification and game screen background customization. Featuring compatibility with, of course, handheld mode, but also with TV mode and tabletop mode. Furthermore, this game also revives the nostalgia of playing the original by enabling vertical usage of the console after removing the Joy-Cons. Take your collection on the go with handheld mode, share your journey with your Nintendo Switch in TV mode, or remove the Joy-Cons and turn your Nintendo Switch vertically for a retro Game Boy experience.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.0
Turrican Flashback 35.

Turrican Flashback

Platform: Switch
January 19, 2021
The carefully selected Turrican Flashback Collection contains 4 of the greatest titles in the history of Turrican in one package: • Turrican • Turrican II: The Final Fight • Mega Turrican • Super Turrican The remasters bring brand new elements to the tried and true formular offering both old and new fans something unique for this edition: A new control scheme Making each Turrican game intuitive and easily accessible for all players. Each button and command correspond to action and allows for even more precise shots and jumps than ever before. The new “Rewind” feature Allowing for an optional easier challenge as the pitfalls for older game designs can be overcome by trial and error instantly. You wish to come back to the adventure at a later time? The save states are there to let you pick up where you left off. Customizable display Missing the scanlines and curvatures of retro monitors? With one of the best CRT shaders in the industry you can customize your display like you remember it looking on your nostalgic monitor. You can also opt for the new dynamic pixel perfect display – allowing you to minimize the on-screen icons and focus entirely on the gorgeous in-game graphics! And – of course – the music! Chris Huelsbeck’s legendary scores are on full display. The games have been painstakingly programmed to ensure the highest quality playback of the original audio across the various sound chips Mr. Huelsbeck perfected. Enjoy the 7 minute epica that is “The Final Fight” in Turrican 2 in pristine original quality, or thump your feet to the beat of “Air Combat” in Mega Turrican, each and every track across every game is a bonafide classic!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.3
PUSS! 36.

PUSS!

Platform: Switch
February 19, 2021
In PUSS! you have to get through mazes without touching walls to reach the exit portal. All the levels are randomly sequenced, so every run is different. The game’s visuals are based on different elements of modern art: glitch art, surrealism, psychedelic art, web punk, vaporwave, naive art, etc.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
9.1
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 37.

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:
5.7
TOHU 38.

TOHU

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Explore beautiful environments and solve intricate puzzles in a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of wonderful fish planets. Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus. Adventure as a little girl Explore vivid and atmospheric locations, meet intriguing characters, and solve elaborate puzzles - all on your quest to repair the Sacred Engine. As The Girl you are light and nimble, and so can reach areas of the world that others can't. Utilise the might of Cubus At any time you can transform into The Girl’s mechanical friend, Cubus. Need something heavy lifting? Need big strong arms to catch lightbulb flies as they pass by? Need to win an impromptu arm wrestle with an arcane and somehow tangible mirror image of yourself? Cubus has you covered. Discover gorgeous handcrafted worlds Each fish planet in TOHU is brought to life through bewitchingly beautiful artwork and is packed with detail. Meet a cast of bizarre characters and uncover cute critters to collect! Solve intricately crafted puzzles You'll need your wits about you to solve TOHU’s unique and wacky conundrums. From a simple search for critters needed to power your expanse-traversing fly-ship, to learning how to operate a moustache-imbuing mole cannon. Bathe in an entrancing soundscape TOHU features a musical score by Christopher Larkin, the award winning composer responsible for the soundtrack of Hollow Knight.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Super Meat Boy Forever 39.

Super Meat Boy Forever

Platform: Switch
December 23, 2020
Super Meat Boy Forever takes place a few years after the events of Super Meat Boy. Meat Boy and Bandage Girl have been living a happy life free of Dr. Fetus for several years and they now have a wonderful little baby named Nugget. Nugget is joy personified and she is everything to Meat Boy and Bandage Girl. One day while our heroes were on a picnic, Dr. Fetus snuck up on them, beat Meat Boy and Bandage Girl unconscious with a shovel and kidnapped Nugget! When our heroes came to and found that Nugget was missing, they knew who to go after. They cracked their knuckles and decided to never stop until they got Nugget back and taught Dr. Fetus a very important lesson. A lesson that can only be taught with punches and kicks. The challenge of Super Meat Boy returns in Super Meat Boy Forever. Levels are brutal, death is inevitable, and players will get that sweet feeling of accomplishment after beating a level. Players will run, jump, punch and kick their way through familiar settings and totally new worlds. What’s better than playing through Super Meat Boy Forever once? The answer is simple: Playing through Super Meat Boy Forever several times and having new levels to play each time. Levels are randomly generated and each time the game is completed the option to replay the game appears and generates a whole new experience by presenting different levels with their own unique secret locations. We’ve handcrafted literally thousands of levels for players to enjoy and conquer. You can replay Super Meat Boy Forever from start to finish several times before ever seeing a duplicate level. It is truly a remarkable feat of engineering and a monumental example of ignoring the limits of rational game design and production.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.2
NEOVERSE: Trinity Edition 40.

NEOVERSE: Trinity Edition

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Card actions, Don't lose your tension!Build a deck that suits your needs!Lady Luck Smiles to the smartest deck. NEOVERSE is a time warping multiverse game consisting of thrilling adventures that are packed with great and exciting challenges; combining roguelite, deck building, strategy gameplay all in one. It puts your skills to the test. Set off on an adventure with unique heroes to save the living realms regardless of time and space.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Gal*Gun Returns 41.

Gal*Gun Returns

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
Gal*Gun is the entertaining story of a young man who becomes "super popular" with the opposite sex and is now living the "unfortunate" life of having every lady that looks his way confessing their undying love for him. But he must steel himself and fend these would-be lovers off with his 'special weapon' (known as the Pheromone Shot), as he tries to win the affections of one of the main protagonists. Gal*Gun is the crazy combination of arcade-style shooting action and dating sim that truly has no equal.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Golden Force 42.

Golden Force

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Defeat forces of evil along with Gutz, Spina, Drago, and Elder! Have some fun with their individual skills and movesets in a journey through Muscle Island. The King of Demons set his sights on Muscle Island, a paradisaical and peaceful place where it’s good to live. This evil person settled his army and persecutes the population with the help of his generals. Wasting their last coins in the taverns of the island, mercenaries from the feared GOLDEN FORCE enjoy their last moments of vacation when they receive a new contract: beat down this new evil in order to take back the mountain of gold in his possession. When there is gold and a promise of great battles, you can count on the GOLDEN FORCE to save your skin!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition 43.

Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition

Platform: Switch
February 2, 2021
Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world. In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn't just advance the narrative -- it also shapes it. Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Space Invaders Forever 44.

Space Invaders Forever

Platform: Switch
December 11, 2020
Space Invaders Extreme has arrived to invade consoles with greatly improved graphics and interactive sound to deliver a new immersive experience! Packed with vibrant visuals and a pulsing soundtrack. Space Invaders Extreme comes with 16 stages, packed with devious invaders and fiendish boss fights. Practice individual stages in Free Play, then boost your high score to new heights in Arcade Mode! Can you find all the countless, hidden bonuses? Welcome to the new invasion!
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light 45.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light

Platform: Switch
December 4, 2020
Play the Famicom classic that started the Fire Emblem™ legacy—localized for the first time. Meet Marth and recruit some of the most beloved Fire Emblem characters in their 8-bit glory as you play through all 25 chapters of this classic Famicom tactical role-playing game, localized and released for the first time in North America—for a limited time. From defending the kingdom of Talys to facing off against the titular Shadow Dragon, this scrappy hero must be poised to take on any challenge. Luckily, he has a capable group of allies at his side: Tiki, Minerva, the Whitewing Sisters, and more. See Marth’s humble beginnings from a refugee in Talys to the hero of Archanea!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.2
Calico 46.

Calico

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed in charge of a run down cat café. Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again! Calico is meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The gameplay reflects that with a laid back, low stress creative environment to explore and play in.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.1
Fatal Fury: First Contact 47.

Fatal Fury: First Contact

Platform: Switch
December 23, 2020
The popular Fatal Fury series in its NEOGEO POCKET debut! The legendary lone wolves are spitting sparks in their latest adventure! Can you survive this explosive battle?!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
NUTS 48.

NUTS

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
Spy on squirrels in the forest. A single-player surveillance mystery set in a remote forest - record the squirrels, report your findings… and uncover the secret that the curious creatures are hiding. Gear up your caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest. As a rookie field researcher, you’ll place cameras during the day, and watch the footage at night, tracking the movements of a scurry of squirrels. Where do they hide their nuts? What puzzling routes do they take? And why do they behave so strangely?
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
WRITHE 49.

WRITHE

Platform: Switch
January 15, 2021
Grab your guns and paint the floor with GRUBJUICE! WRITHE transports you to an alternate ‘70s Thailand, where an endless horde of mutant sago worms terrorize the good people of Bangkok. Suit up and lock ‘n’ load- it’s your duty as an exterminator to hold back this wriggling tide to the last breath. Blast your way through ceaseless swarms of grubs to a thumping industrial soundtrack, and throw yourself into an original arcade FPS that will test your mettle at every turn. Fight to survive for as long as you can and earn your place among top exterminators on the global leaderboards. WRITHE is about knowing when to run and when to gun in a desperate struggle for precious seconds. - Retro style graphics with a modern twist - Endless waves of grubs both big and small to exterminate - Dual-wield a deadly shotgun and plasma rifle combo - Three unique arenas to take on - Defend your rank on the online leaderboards - Slay smoothly in both 30 and 60 FPS modes
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.4
Gods Will Fall 50.

Gods Will Fall

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
You are the last hope for humanity. The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman, and child. To those who don’t submit to the gods’ will, a slow and merciless death awaits. Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of eight Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of the gods’ hellish realms. A personal tale emerges with every decision made. Succeed and see legends born. Fail and watch lives turn to dust.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.2
Sword of the Necromancer 51.

Sword of the Necromancer

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Help Tama to save Koko using the powers of the forbidden Sword of the Necromancer. Turn your foes into allies and reach the depths of the Necromancer's dungeon. Defeat the guardians to gain enough soul power to bring Koko back from the dead, no matter the cost.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.0
The Hong Kong Massacre 52.

The Hong Kong Massacre

Platform: Switch
December 26, 2020
Blast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter. Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the center of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and use of a mixture of raw firepower, slow-motion, and dive/dodge mechanics to tear your way through the criminal ranks. Dive through windows or dodge behind cover - every shot is lethal, so stay aware of your surroundings and exploit the environment however you can. When the heat is on, you can slow down time and plan for the next move. Avoiding bullets whilst taking out enemies is crucial for survival - but beware, your slow-motion ability is limited: plan fast, think ahead and bring down the bad guys unscathed. Each level features a range of challenges, allowing you to unlock new weapons as you progress, trading bullets from restaurants to rooftops across a moody, crime-riddled city.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Commandos 2 HD Remaster 53.

Commandos 2 HD Remaster

Platform: Switch
December 4, 2020
Relive the real-time tactics masterpiece that defined the genre like no other: Originally developed by the legendary Pyro Studios, Commandos 2 - HD Remaster is a true homage to one of gaming's most celebrated masterpieces. Experience Commandos 2 Men of Courage like never before in high definition with reworked controls, UI and tutorial. Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of notoriously demanding missions set in World War II. Go covert into various environments based on authentic World War II locations and lead your team of commandos against overwhelming odds, operate covertly and turn the tide of war.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
The Unexpected Quest 54.

The Unexpected Quest

Platform: Switch
January 23, 2021
Adventure game with strategy and management elements in a medieval fantasy setting. Embark on quests, hunt down treasures and manage your resources as you build, battle, cast magic and brew potions to bring order to the world. EXPLORE Strange creatures living in different locations await you. Some of them will help you, others need your help, and others will take a liking to your head...or, rather, your fresh brains. You will visit quiet villages, snow-capped mountaintops, impenetrable forests, and foul-smelling swamps. But one thing will remain the same - adventure awaits you everywhere! GATHER RESOURCES Collect everything that isn't bolted to the floor! Dwarves don't mind work, but they won't lift a finger in an empty stomach. You can't build a working mill out of mud and sticks, so you'll have to search for the appropriate materials. Keep food stocked and resources plentiful and your world will expand! BUILD Build bridges over turbulent rivers, build docks in the swamps, repair buildings, and build new ones! Mills will provide food, sawmills will provide building materials, forges will improve equipment - and you can always sell the surplus at the market. Many building styles and colors await you in the game.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
tbd
Drawn to Life: Two Realms 55.

Drawn to Life: Two Realms

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2020
The quirky Raposa and your drawn hero return in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, the next installment in the beloved franchise! Uncover the mystery of the Shadow and save Mike and his friends.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
5.1

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 85

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon

  2. 85

    Loop Hero

    • Release Date: Mar 4, 2021
    • Platform: PC
  3. 75

    The Climb 2

    • Release Date: Mar 4, 2021
    • Platform: PC
  4. 73

    3 out of 10: Season One

    • Release Date: Mar 3, 2021
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 72

    Maquette

    • Release Date: Mar 2, 2021
    • User Score: 6.2
    • Platform: PS5
Lowest of the Month
  1. 59

    Monster Jam Steel Titans 2

  2. 63

    Neptunia Virtual Stars

    • Release Date: Mar 2, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS4
  3. 72

    Maquette

    • Release Date: Mar 2, 2021
    • User Score: 6.2
    • Platform: PS5
  4. 73

    3 out of 10: Season One

    • Release Date: Mar 3, 2021
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 75

    The Climb 2

    • Release Date: Mar 4, 2021
    • Platform: PC