Game Releases by Score

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 1.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. * Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. * Battling enemies requires strategy - The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them. * amiibo compatibility - Tap the Wolf Link amiibo (sold separately) to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you're searching for.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.6
Super Mario Odyssey 2.

Super Mario Odyssey

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2017
New Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario's cap.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.9
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 3.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2017
Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch. Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks. Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster. Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc. Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon. Carry two items at the same time. Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players. Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode. Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition 4.

SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition

Platform: Switch
December 28, 2017
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove 5.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic! Become Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, as he runs, jumps, and battles in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and their menacing leader, The Enchantress. But that's not everything! Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove also features three additional campaigns that are games all unto themselves! Take control of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight on adventures of their own! Together, they form a grand and sweeping saga! With a fully cooperative campaign, a full-featured challenge mode, a 4 player battle mode, and body swap mode, you'll be digging for a long time. With Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, you get it all. Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
SteamWorld Dig 2 6.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Platform: Switch
September 21, 2017
Grab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short... [Nintendo]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Cave Story + 7.

Cave Story +

Platform: Switch
June 20, 2017
Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent, rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. Their only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control, learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Stardew Valley 8.

Stardew Valley

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2017
You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Enter the Gungeon 9.

Enter the Gungeon

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Axiom Verge 10.

Axiom Verge

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2017
Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line. This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line. It's Axiom Verge.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Rocket League 11.

Rocket League

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer and driving with rewarding physics-based gameplay. Take to the pitch for a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special "Mutators" that let you change the rules entirely. Express yourself with one of the deepest customization systems around and battle opponents on other platforms with cross-network play.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Minecraft: Switch Edition 12.

Minecraft: Switch Edition

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2017
The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Sonic Mania 13.

Sonic Mania

Platform: Switch
August 15, 2017
Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core "classic" gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, and adding in completely new Zones with all-new Acts and boss fights into the mix. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Thumper 14.

Thumper

Platform: Switch
May 18, 2017
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + 15.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2017
The latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features: 55+ new items, new final chapter with boss and ending, new playable character, greed hard mode, daily greed runs, 5 new challenges, loads of new achievements, new bosses and other little editions, plus new dev tools! so you can design, edit and play and endless number of mods, features and whole new games that the community will no doubt eventually design.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Mutant Mudds Collection 16.

Mutant Mudds Collection

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you've come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a "12-bit" action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun! Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
NeuroVoider 17.

NeuroVoider

Platform: Switch
September 7, 2017
NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 18.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2017
Welcome to the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. To bring order back to a splintered Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds. Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment 19.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons. If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition 20.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
September 12, 2017
Rayman, winner of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is coming to Nintendo Switch with Rayman Legends Definitive Edition. Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. * Join the team with up to 4 players in local co-op! * Compete with your friends in tournaments with the Kung Foot experience (local wireless multiplayer) * Run, jump & smack your way through 100+ maps * Jump to the rhythm and rock the party to beat the crazy musical levels
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 21.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2017
The open-world adventure from Bethesda Game Studios where you can virtually be anyone and do anything, now allows you to go anywhere—at home and on the go. New features include motion controls, gear based on the Legend of Zelda series, and amiibo compatibility. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them. Live another life, in another world—from battling ancient dragons, exploring rugged mountains, building a home, or mastering hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities. For the first time ever, go into battle Legend of Zelda style: fight with the Master Sword, guard with the Hylian Shield, while wearing the Champion's Tunic. The game also includes official add-ons—Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime 22.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Platform: Switch
October 3, 2017
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action space shooter set in a massive neon battleship. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you dont have to face it alone!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! 23.

Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2017
Partner up with friends or family to solve puzzles, including new comic book and toy box worlds, 3 new activities, and a new stamp mode. Plus, play the original levels in new shapes. If you're new to the game, you can purchase this expanded version at retail. Owners of the original version can purchase and download this additional content in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Snip may need to cut Clip into a needle to pop balloons or maybe you’ll have to team up to form a squawking, egg-laying bird! Prove you're a cut above the rest in Blitz mode, where 2-4 players* can compete in a series of puzzlingly action-packed challenges. Make it a party with Party mode, where up to four players* can team up to solve fun puzzles. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
World of Goo 24.

World of Goo

Platform: Switch
March 16, 2017
The millions of Goo Balls who live in the World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that live in them. World of Goo Balls - Along the way, undiscovered new species of Goo Ball, each with unique abilities, come together to ooze through reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power, and the third dimension. The Sign Painter - Someone is watching you. World of Goo Corporation - Congratulations! World of Goo Corporation is the Global Leader in Goo and Goo Related Product, including World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Soft Drink Beverage and World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Facial Exfoliating Lotion. Succulent! Massive Online Competition - Human players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone's tower building opportunities equally.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Splatoon 2 25.

Splatoon 2

Platform: Switch
July 21, 2017
Ink-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good. Features: New weapons New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons. Local and Online Multiplayer In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return. New ways to play Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control. New Trends Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well. Fresh Updates - Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content. Smart Device Support An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options. Turf War Iconic 4 vs. 4 Turf War battles return. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 26.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Platform: Switch
December 1, 2017
Search for the ultimate paradise, Elysium, with your companion, Pyra. Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyras long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity. Features: * Explore colossal beasts called Titans, the homes of different civilizations, offering expansive regions to discover. * Form powerful bonds with Blades, unique beings granting tremendous power to their users, called Drivers. * Features a deep battle system that builds on triumphs of the Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X games.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Gorogoa 27.

Gorogoa

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Splasher 28.

Splasher

Platform: Switch
October 26, 2017
Splasher is a 2D platformer with unique arcade/action gameplay. It offers gamers challenges that require agility, speed and fast reflexes, and is set in a crazy cartoon universe. The Splashers are in great danger! The quiet and peaceful workers from Inkorp are being led to their doom by the greedy Docteur, the paint factory's evil boss. A young hero rises to fight for what's right. Armed with a splatter cannon, he launches an attack in order to save the Splashers and stand up to the dictator. His amazing paint cannon grants him color superpowers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Worms W.M.D 29.

Worms W.M.D

Platform: Switch
November 23, 2017
The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever. Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield! Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Pinball FX3 30.

Pinball FX3

Platform: Switch
December 12, 2017
Tailored specifically to make use of the unique possibilities of the system, Pinball FX3 supports vertical monitor orientation and HD Rumble, giving the game the perfect feel on this awesome handheld system. On the Switch, you’ll get unprecedented mobility to earn the coveted first spot on a leaderboard. When that high-score and feeling is lit and you are in the flow, but need to catch a train – now you can. The transition from the living room to mobile is seamless with Switch. [Zen Studios]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Slime-san 31.

Slime-san

Platform: Switch
June 8, 2017
Three slimetastic adventures!!! Slime your way out of a giant worm! Take down bosses with surgical precision!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Thimbleweed Park 32.

Thimbleweed Park

Platform: Switch
September 21, 2017
Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero 33.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform: Switch
June 8, 2017
Shantae is roused from a deep sleep, suddenly alert. She plunges into the moonlit forest in search of answers. In nearby Scuttle Town she discovers a mysterious trapdoor, and beyond that, a luminous subterranean cavern. A familiar voice calls out, drawing Shantae to a beautiful fountain. Touching its waters she is immediately spirited away to the fabled Genie Realm. At her feet a magical seal swells as some powerful evil seeks escape. The chamber trembles with a deep, bellowing roar and everything goes white. Shantae sits upright, back in her bed. Was it just a dream? Or a vision of things to come?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
RIVE: Ultimate Edition 34.

RIVE: Ultimate Edition

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2017
RIVE is the metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter you've been waiting for! This 360-degree shooter/platformer hybrid lets you choreograph a dance of destruction in insanely spectacular battles and set-pieces. RIVE feels like the explosive games of yore, pumping megapixels in true 21st century style.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack 35.

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2017
Gunvolt is back and hitting store shelves for the first time in the new Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack! The original critically acclaimed 2D action adventure, Azure Striker Gunvolt, is combined with its highly anticipated successor, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, in one amazing game package. These incredible platforming games harken back to the Japanese classics of yesteryear with their great controls, crisp graphics, unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and epic boss battles. Features: -Two games in one for retail! Players have the opportunity to own both Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, on one cartridge! For the first time, Gunvolt will be available at retail worldwide! -A powerful new enemy emerges! Gunvolt's battle with the Sumeragi Group may be over, but a brand new enemy is looming in the shadows. Can Gunvolt put a stop to the nefarious plot of this new threat before it's too late? -Gunvolt's rival, Copen joins the fray! In Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Copen makes his debut as a playable character! Soar through the air with Copen's dash, slam into his enemies to lock on, and then unleash a devastating flurry of homing shots! His high-flying control scheme is completely unique and engaging on a whole new level, so Gunvolt players will be able to enjoy the game in an entirely new way! Exclusive Features: -Choose your game! Enjoy Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on a single cartridge! In one convenient package, play the game that started it all, Azure Striker Gunvolt, or the exciting new follow up in the series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2! -Experience the Original Japanese Version! For the first time on the Nintendo 3DS, experience the original Japanese version of Azure Striker Gunvolt! The game now includes mid-stage dialogue that is fully voiced in Japanese with an updated English script that has been re-translated to better match the original Japanese version of the game.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Disgaea 5 Complete 36.

Disgaea 5 Complete

Platform: Switch
May 23, 2017
This entry to the legendary Disgaea series tells a tale of revenge, and of rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign-Killia. In Disgaea 5, players lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. Filled with more over-the-top action and hilarious writing than ever before, Disgaea 5's damage numbers are surely headed for the record books. Features: * Alliance Attacks: New to the Disgaea series, your relationship with your teammates influences a new battle system called Alliance Attack. These special moves are only available to main characters and only when their relationships are appropriately aligned. * Recruitment: A familiar feature for Disgaea faithful, this system lets you choose from over 40 races and jobs, and identify new party members with the exact traits you desire. * Revenge Mode: The Revenge Mode empowers your characters with bonus stats when they've become fed up of their allies being beat on. * Explore the Netherworlds: While previous games in the series have shown a glimpse of the darkness that is the Netherworlds, Disgaea 5 takes you to a myriad of those dark lands. * Languages: Enjoy English and original Japanese voices, and French and English in-game text! * Includes Laharl's and seven additional side-stories. Join past Disgaea characters for exciting post-game content! * Add seven great characters to your squad not found in the original retail release including Nisa, Girl Laharl, and more!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Oxenfree 37.

Oxenfree

Platform: Switch
October 6, 2017
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. You are Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Teslagrad 38.

Teslagrad

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2017
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer, where you play as a young lad who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ancient conflict that will shake the foundations of his entire existence, and bring a gruesome truth to light. The game revolves around the use of electricity and magnetism, and your ingenuity will be put to the test as you employ the amazing technology of the Teslamancers to traverse the abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is completely devoid of both text and dialogue, and prefers to tell the story purely through visual means.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
VOEZ 39.

VOEZ

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2017
VOEZ is played by touching falling notes in time with the music. Set in a fictional town named Lan Kong Town, which is modelled after Yilan in Taiwan, the story is centred around six high school students who form a band that eventually achieves international fame. Gameplay is simple, requiring players to touch vertically falling notes that have hit a bar on the bottom of the screen. Depending on the song, the number of lanes for the notes increases and they shift side to side, making the screen look as if it is dancing to the music. There are over 100 songs in the library. Three difficulty levels Easy, Hard and Special are available. Players are able to choose difficulty levels according to their skill so they may enjoy all pieces.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Puyo Puyo Tetris 40.

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2017
Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! The game has tons of different styles of gameplay from the single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to the ferocious competition of the up-to-four player Arcade modes. There's plenty of Tetris/Puyo variety, even an in-game Shop where players can unlock new characters, new skins for Puyos and Tetriminos, new backgrounds and more. Features: * Adventure Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need to overcome in order to win and move on! * Multiplayer Arcade For up to four local players, Multiplayer Arcade offers a wealth of variety that will bring out players' competitive nature! * Online Players can try their puzzle skills on a global scale by playing any of the multiplayer modes with up to four players online, in Puzzle League or Free Play modes. * Solo Arcade Play any of the Multiplayer Arcade modes against the CPU in Battle or Endurance matches, or try the single-player Challenges!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Fast RMX 41.

Fast RMX

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Jump into the driver's seat of your anti-gravity vehicle and put your skills to the test in high octane competitions. Play locally with three of your friends in splitscreen or online against 7 other players from all around the world. Drive through abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, to dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, crossing vast deserts and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond. Become a legend and master all courses on even the highest speed. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad 42.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2017
New adventures and challenges have come to the world of Hyrule. Players won't have to wait long for it. Players tackle a never-before-seen dungeon, defeat enemies using the One-Hit Obliterator, and explore new shrines. Upon completing these tasks, Link gain access to a powerful new way to travel: the Master Cycle Zero.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Battle Chef Brigade 43.

Battle Chef Brigade

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2017
In the fantasy realm of Victusia, the members of the elite Battle Chef Brigade are revered for their ability to skillfully take down monsters and transform their kills into delicious cuisine! But getting in isn't easy; chefs from across Victusia must vie for their spot in a high stakes competition. Follow two contestants, Mina and Thrash, as their journeys through the tournament unfold. In order to become a Brigadier you'll need to hunt monsters with combo-based attacks and prepare your freshly caught ingredients in puzzle-based cooking challenges to serve up winning dishes to the judges – all while the round clock ticks down. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! 44.

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Cut paper characters into new shapes to solve dynamic puzzles and play activities in a wonderfully creative and imaginative world. Work together with friends to cut paper characters into new shapes and solve puzzles – Communicate and cooperate (or not) and move the paper characters on the screen. Get creative and cut shapes out of each other to interact with the environment, move objects, and solve puzzles.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
The End Is Nigh 45.

The End Is Nigh

Platform: Switch
December 12, 2017
The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few "things" that have "survived" the "end of the world." Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest...to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey). [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Ironcast 46.

Ironcast

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2017
Ironcast is a game of steampunk mech combat, set in a fictional version of the Victorian Era. Inspired by science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King 47.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

Platform: Switch
December 21, 2017
Prove your worth by fighting through monster-infested dungeons to save the Kingdom of Blossom!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
VVVVVV 48.

VVVVVV

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2017
There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Chess Ultra 49.

Chess Ultra

Platform: Switch
November 2, 2017
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
GoNNER 50.

GoNNER

Platform: Switch
June 29, 2017
GoNNER is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Pokken Tournament DX 51.

Pokken Tournament DX

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2017
The popular Pokemon fighting game comes to Nintendo Switch with added Pokemon fighters and new ways to battle other players. Take direct control of one of over 20 prized Pokemon fighters to defeat other Pokemon in action-packed arena fights. With Nintendo Switch, you can battle at home or on the go to become the Ferrum League champion. Master the new fighting styles of Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai, and the newly added Decidueye. New modes give you the ability to challenge your friends in intense competition. Duke it out with your favorite Pokemon Fighters in Team Battle. Then record and upload your favorite fights with the new replay feature. Take the battle on the road with the portable Nintendo Switch system or find competition online in the new Group Match Mode. Do you have what it takes to claim the title of Pokken Tournament DX champion? There's only one way to find out, and that's by stepping into the battle arena. * Fight as Decidueye, Darkrai , Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and more * Stunning Pokemon battles come to life like never before * Execute powerful Pokemon moves with simple button combinations * Enjoy an intuitive fighting system for all skill levels
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
The Next Penelope 52.

The Next Penelope

Platform: Switch
December 21, 2017
The Next Penelope is an original 2D racing and action game, set in a futuristic Greece. As Penelope is looking for Ulysses through the galaxy, the player is free to explore the worlds in any order. Each planet features unique situations, races, bosses, and new permanent abilities to get for the spaceship. All weapons cost vital energy when used, so the player is very powerful and close to death at the same time.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
DOOM 53.

DOOM

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2017
Developed by id Software, DOOM returns as a challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
L.A. Noire 54.

L.A. Noire

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 55.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Platform: Switch
April 18, 2017
Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses... With each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons! Play as the games classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl. You can also inhabit Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Lion-Man, and Hawk-Man, and use their unique abilities to uncover the lands deepest secrets. Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types, and switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time - even during gameplay!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Golf Story 56.

Golf Story

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2017
Tee up anywhere - on and off the course. Golf Story combines the sheer excitement of golf with a serious story that plays out over 8 different courses. Play the story of a golfer who is forced to give up all that he holds dear for one last shot at accomplishing his dreams. But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today's players you have to be able to keep up with them both on and off the course. Features: * Tee up anywhere! Youll be surprised by how many problems can be solved by hitting a golf ball at them. * Explore 8 unique environments, each with their own courses, challenges, people and secrets. * Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
TumbleSeed 57.

TumbleSeed

Platform: Switch
May 2, 2017
TumbleSeed is a roguelike about balancing a seed up a dangerous and ever-changing mountain. Avoid holes and defeat corrupted creatures in this dual-stick action adventure.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Blaster Master Zero 58.

Blaster Master Zero

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2017
Blaster Master Zero is a 8-bit style top-down & sideview 2D action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES. Using the original 1988 NES title "Blaster Master" from Sunsoft as a base, with the addition of new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more. This of course includes new areas and bosses, and new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay when battling outside of your SOPHIA 3rd tank, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more. -On the sideview maps, take control of the battle tank SOPHIA III and explore your surroundings as you search for the entrance to the dungeon where the area's boss lurks. -Once you find a dungeon entrance, exit SOPHIA III and make your way inside as the hero Jason and take on the mutants inside in top-down mode. -Defeat the mid-bosses and area bosses to acquire new items, sub-weapons, upgrades to SOPHIA III and Jason's equipment, and new abilities and move to the next area. -Incorporation of HD Rumble features into various aspects of the gameplay. -Player 2 can provide support for Player 1 as they traverse through the game in the co-op multiplayer mode.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Resident Evil: Revelations Collection 59.

Resident Evil: Revelations Collection

Platform: Switch
November 28, 2017
Resident Evil Revelations features Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield as they investigate an abandoned cruise ship where terror lurks around every corner. Resident Evil Revelations 2 features 2 separate, but intertwined storylines featuring Claire Redfield and Barry Burton as they find themselves on an abandoned prison island.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Resident Evil: Revelations 60.

Resident Evil: Revelations

Platform: Switch
November 28, 2017
The fear that was originally brought to players in Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS system returns redefined for home consoles complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. Furthermore, the home console version will deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to Raid Mode such as new weapons, skill sets and the opportunity to play as Hunk and other characters from the series. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades. The critically acclaimed survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus. Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners - Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the 'Queen Zenobia', where horrors lurk around every corner before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
LEGO City Undercover 61.

LEGO City Undercover

Platform: Switch
April 4, 2017
In LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator and indispensable crime scanner. This is the first time that the LEGO City play sets have come to life on a gaming platform and it's exclusively on the Wii U console.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials 62.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2017
The Master Trials comes with a new Trial of the Sword challenge (previously referred to as the Cave of Trials) that begins with Link having no armor or weapons. There are 45 total rooms in Trial of the Sword, and if you beat them all, then the "true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state." The expansion also adds Hard Mode, which increases the "rank" of enemies, making them more difficult to take down. Additionally, especially challenging enemies will show up in some places where they might not otherwise have. Additionally, enemies spot Link more easily in Hard mode. [GameSpot]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Death Squared 63.

Death Squared

Platform: Switch
July 13, 2017
Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2, or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don't mind a little arguing for the greater good. Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a color-coded goal, but the path is beset with deadly traps and hazards. Teams of players will need close observation and communication to keep each other alive and discover a solution together. Complete the main campaign with 1 or 2 players, then take a group into 4-player Party Mode for the ultimate teamwork trial! For those that can't get enough, head to the 'Vault' to find extra experiments recommended only for the brave. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Graceful Explosion Machine 64.

Graceful Explosion Machine

Platform: Switch
April 6, 2017
Skillfully pilot the Graceful Explosion Machine, a fighter ship armed with a ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you'll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting crystalline enemies to find a way home. The GEM fighter is the most advanced single pilot fighter in the galaxy, offering precise controls, nimble movement, and devastating firepower. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Tiny Barbarian DX 65.

Tiny Barbarian DX

Platform: Switch
October 10, 2017
Steel yourself for a relentless display of might and muscle…of brawn and bravery…of magic and mayhem! Can you cleave your enemies' skulls, plunder all the booty and flex to impress the barbarienne of your dreams? Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Ittle Dew 2+ 66.

Ittle Dew 2+

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Fantasy and reality collide on an island of enchantment. Sassy adventurer Ittle and her flying fox friend Tippsie are back for their greatest adventure ever! Lost on a remote island and armed with a magical map, our heroes make new friends and bitter enemies as they search for valuable loot. Help them find the eight scattered pieces of the raft that could be their ticket home!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Lumo 67.

Lumo

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Witness the rebirth of a genre in Lumo a classic isometric adventure with a modern twist for gamers young and old alike! As a contemporary take on the long-lost isometric platform genre, Lumo can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an absorbing, challenging and rewarding adventure. But for those who lived through the golden age of videogames the 80s and early 90s or know about the games and culture from that time, layer upon layer of nods, winks and touches to those times help build upon an experience thats as heart-warming as it is exciting!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
ARMS 68.

ARMS

Platform: Switch
June 16, 2017
The first fighting game of its kind. Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event. Fight via simple motion and button controls Grab onto your Joy-Con with a unique "thumbs-up" grip and use simple motions and button presses to outthink your opponent. Toss and curve punches when you find an opening, and dodge a flurry of incoming attacks. It's fast-paced fun for everyone! * Select from a variety of fighters Select from brand-new fighting superstars like Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, and more! Each fighter has their own special attributes to learn and master. * Fight in arenas with unique obstacles Throw punches around (or through) mysterious liquid-filled columns in a spooky laboratory, or in certain arenas, toss fighters onto trampolines for epic aerial skirmishes. * Choose your arms carefully Each weapon has its own strength. Some are slow and do tons of damage, while others are fast as lighting, but will only serve to set up larger combinations. It's up to you to mix and match your arms to fit your play style.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.1
Human Resource Machine 69.

Human Resource Machine

Platform: Switch
March 16, 2017
The machines are coming... for your job. Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job. Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations. Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Overcooked!: Special Edition 70.

Overcooked!: Special Edition

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2017
Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chefs whites, there isnt mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens! The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it! In Overcooked players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. Youll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together in order to become the most effective and ultimate team!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Mantis Burn Racing 71.

Mantis Burn Racing

Platform: Switch
November 23, 2017
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Syberia 72.

Syberia

Platform: Switch
October 20, 2017
For the young Kate Walker, an ambitious lawyer, the Voralberg toy company acquisition seemed like a textbook case--a quick stopover to a small alpine village in France to buy-out an old automaton factory, then straight back home to New York. But her journey across land and time throws all she values into question, and the deal she set out to sign turns into a pact with destiny. Follow Kate through a magical world of automatons, amazing characters, and mysterious environments. This puzzle-driven adventure blends logical problem-solving with a complex and involving storyline.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Piczle Lines DX 73.

Piczle Lines DX

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2017
Draw lines between two numbers to reveal a hidden picture and complete the puzzle. Hundreds of puzzles with free updates. Draw lines to connect pairs of numbers to complete a hidden picture in this feverishly addictive PICture puzZLE game. Connect numbers of the same color, using the same number of blocks as the number. Easy controls lets you draw line after line as you gradually reveal the picture. Play through 100 levels in Story Mode as you follow the adventure of a professor and his mysterious Piczle-Matic camera. Each puzzle solved unlocks the next step in the story. Continue the fun in Puzzle Mode with 200+ more puzzles. Solve picture puzzles in of all sorts, including sports, pets, vehicles, food and many more! Select them in any order or have multiple puzzles on the go, resuming any one at any time. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3 74.

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2017
Marco, Tarma, Eri, and Fio, the four veterans of the elite Sparrows Unit are back in METAL SLUG 3! The popular action shooting series is in its glory, with gorgeous graphics and all the run-and-gun action you can handle. There is no time for indecision. General Morden is on the warpath and you must prevent him from creating the New World Order. Stop the Rebel Army!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Mighty Gunvolt Burst 75.

Mighty Gunvolt Burst

Platform: Switch
June 15, 2017
The game systems have been completely revamped and powered up with lots of new additions, including a deep character customization system that lets you mold and shape your character into the ultimate hero that works best for you. The new Burst Combo system rewards you for finishing off enemies and bosses up close and personal, and the Dowsing ability triggers the HD Rumble function when you get close to one of the many hidden items/areas in the game. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Embers of Mirrim 76.

Embers of Mirrim

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2017
To save their world from an alien threat, two proud races must set aside their differences and come together... literally. Embers of Mirrim is an adventure-platformer featuring a mystical creature with the ability to split into light and dark embers, each independently controlled by the analog sticks.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Wulverblade 77.

Wulverblade

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2017
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 78.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
With a completely original branching storyline, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 introduces amazing new gameplay features, including the ability for characters to manipulate time and a four-player competitive Super Hero battling mode. With a huge array of brand new characters from the Marvel Universe, including old favorites in new guises, this game is sure to thrill both LEGO and Marvel fans, as well as newcomers to the series.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Floor Kids 79.

Floor Kids

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2017
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 80.

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2017
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the highly popular DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will deliver a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades. * Relive the Dragon Ball story by time traveling and protecting historic moments in the Dragon Ball universe * Brand new hub city more than 7X the size of the original game with 300 players online at the same time * Next-gen visuals bring the Dragon Ball anime experience to life * New characters and boss fights * More in depth character creation system and battle adjustments * Free updates and post launch support for more than a year
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
The Mummy Demastered 81.

The Mummy Demastered

Platform: Switch
October 24, 2017
A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun. The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Yooka-Laylee 82.

Yooka-Laylee

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Weve come together to form Playtonic Games and create a spiritual successor to our most cherished work from the past! Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Using an arsenal of special moves like Yookas tongue grapple and Laylees tactical sonar blast, players will explore and expand gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within. FEATURES: * Heroes Built for Fun: Our new buddy-duo were dreamed up specifically for entertaining platforming gameplay and exceptional colour coordination. We think we've captured the spirit of our past heroes while introducing our most inventive moves yet. * An Arsenal of Abilities: Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring a move roster built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble. * A Dream Soundtrack: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what's sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears - they're in for a treat. * Collect-em-up 2.0: A roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Every collectible type in our new game will expand gameplay in a meaningful way. Yes, we employ the man responsible for DK64's myriad of trinkets, but we've had a stern word. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee. * Expandable Worlds: Experience more of the playgrounds you love by spending collectibles to expand your favourites into bigger, more challenging worlds. * A Cast to Last: A huge cast of memorable characters to meet (or beat) brought to life by the art and audio teams behind Banjo-Kazooie and destined to endure in future games as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks. * Introducing Play Tonics: Discover these unique gameplay modifiers and use them to customise gameplay to suit your style. Will you run faster, hit harder or fly further? Also, are they named after our studio or vice versa? We'll never know. * Arcade machines: Each world hides at least one secret arcade game encasing old-school gaming goodness. Complete its retro-tastic challenge to claim your Pagie!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Bulb Boy 83.

Bulb Boy

Platform: Switch
July 6, 2017
A 2D horror puzzle adventure about a boy with a glowing head. One gloomy night, Bulb Boy wakes suddenly from a frightening nightmare to discover that evil has overshadowed the Bulbhouse. His family has disappeared and there are horrid monsters lurking in the shadows. Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
I Am Setsuna 84.

I Am Setsuna

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
This is the story of Setsuna; a young woman of incredible inner strength and the sacrifice she must make to save the people of her land. The Island had a custom. To maintain peace, once a decade, a sacrifice was offered to a fiend on the island. However, one year, the fiend grew violent before the next sacrifice was due. Those living on the island were afraid and tried to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice; Setsuna, chosen because of her powers of enchantment. Setsuna must leave with her safeguards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held. Key Features: * A great homage to JRPG masterpieces of yesteryear, using the latest technology to develop a truly memorable story and player experience and bring the authentic JRPG style to current hardware. * A new battle system inspired by the timeless JRPG classic, Chrono Trigger. * An emotionally impactful and memorable story which immerses players in the narrative of Setsuna, whose story portrays heartrending sorrow. * Beautiful character designs and varied in-game locales evoke nostalgia for classic RPGs.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Bleed 85.

Bleed

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like! Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
The Flame in the Flood 86.

The Flame in the Flood

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2017
A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators! From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains. Featuring an original full length soundtrack by acclaimed Alt-Country rocker Chuck Ragan featuring The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and other special guests.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Portal Knights 87.

Portal Knights

Platform: Switch
November 22, 2017
Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG. Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
NBA 2K18 88.

NBA 2K18

Platform: Switch
September 15, 2017
Shape your MyPLAYER and write your own narrative, build your dream MyTEAM, take control of the league, or prove you're the best of the best by competing against players from around the globe.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.3
SUPERBEAT: XONiC 89.

SUPERBEAT: XONiC

Platform: Switch
November 21, 2017
Experience SUPERBEAT: XONiC, the new music game sensation that's bound to have you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the visuals and effects as you play your way through over 50 unique songs and unlock tons of hidden rewards and items. Perform and perfect combos and show the world you're the best by climbing the Ranking system.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Implosion - Never Lose Hope 90.

Implosion - Never Lose Hope

Platform: Switch
July 6, 2017
IMPLOSION is a Sci-Fi Hack and Slash game where the protagonist fights against enemies known as XADA using WM-III (WarMech-3) battle suits.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Fire Emblem Warriors 91.

Fire Emblem Warriors

Platform: Switch
October 20, 2017
Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.9
Kamiko 92.

Kamiko

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2017
Wield your weapon bestowed by the gods, and open the gates between worlds. KAMIKO is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs. Fight as priestesses called "KAMIKO" and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Look no further if you are looking for an arcade action game with a twist. Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Cat Quest 93.

Cat Quest

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2017
Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the pawsome world of cats! In search of your catnapped sister you pounce into the massive continent of Felingard -- a world crafted in the style of overworld maps of yore and purrrring with cat-tastic characters, stories, and puns! Leap into a grand adventure in purrsuit of the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister! Explore Felingard's huge overworld map, risk life and limb delving into dungeons for epic loot, and lend a paw to a furry cast of characters in a flurry of side quests.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood 94.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Platform: Switch
December 21, 2017
When Max wishes for his annoying little brother, Felix, to be whisked away by unknown evil forces, he gets more than he bargained for. Armed only with a marker and a hope of undoing what he has just done, he sets out on a perilous journey across deserts, eerie lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush green forests to get his younger sibling back. Along the way Max gains the power to manipulate his environment and overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Mom Hid My Game! 95.

Mom Hid My Game!

Platform: Switch
December 21, 2017
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 96.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Platform: Switch
November 28, 2017
The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favorite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return. Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover whats led to them being taken to this remote island? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn. Headed for the remote prison island in search of his missing daughter, Barry Burton meets brand new character Natalia Korda, a little girl who has a strange power that allows her to sense enemies and hidden items. Using this skill alongside Barrys proven combat abilities, players will need to alternate between the two to survive the mysterious island and find Moira. With terrifying enemies waiting around every dark corner, Barry will need to use his ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style. Evolving the episodic chapter set-up of the original Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will initially release as a weekly series of episodic downloads beginning on February 24, 2015. Players also have the option of choosing Complete Season or Full Bundle, ensuring fans have access to each episode as it releases along with additional bonus content. Each episode in Resident Evil Revelations 2 includes Raid mode content and two full playable scenarios focused on the previously announced Claire and Moira campaign and the newly confirmed Barry and Natalia storyline.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition 97.

Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition

Platform: Switch
November 7, 2017
Take on the challenges of the modern farmer. Explore a huge open world including a detailed North American environment, loaded with farming activities, over hundreds of acres of land. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Harvest many types of crops, tend to your livestock, take part in forestry work, and sell your products to expand and invest in your farm. Transport your goods in trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Yono and the Celestial Elephants 98.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2017
Elephants are a mighty protectors of the world, born from the stars once per millennium. This is the age of Elephant Yono. But Yono is still so very young and in a kingdom inhabited by feudal Humans, undead Bonewights and robotic Mekani, it's not easy to keep one's trunk out of trouble. Yono and the Celestial Elephant is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he's never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Semispheres 99.

Semispheres

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2017
Semispheres is a meditative parallel puzzle game that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Its unique single-player split-screen mechanic challenges your brain by putting you in control of two characters at the same time. Your left and right side must work together to unfold the mystery by solving clever puzzles in an entrancing ambience. Using portals and other abilities to avoid sentries, devise and execute your plan, reuniting the parallel worlds of Semispheres. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Namco Museum 100.

Namco Museum

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2017
Includes Namco classics such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, SPLATTERHOUSE™, and TOWER OF DRUAGA™, or play games such as ROLLING THUNDER ™, SKYKID™, or TANK FORCE™ with friends and family on the Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Coming Soon
  1. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin

  2. DUSK

    • Release Date: Oct 31, 2020
    • Platform: Switch
  3. Projection: First Light

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    • Release Date: Sep 17, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 9.3
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 92

    Hades

  3. 92

    Hades

  4. 91

    Spelunky 2

  5. 91

    Crusader Kings III

Lowest of the Month
  1. 21

    Bounty Battle

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 43

    Tamarin

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 6.6
    • Platform: PS4
  3. 52

    Necromunda: Underhive Wars

  4. 55

    Tennis World Tour 2

    • Release Date: Sep 22, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 9.2
    • Platform: XONE
  5. 56

    Ary and the Secret of Seasons

    • Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 6.8
    • Platform: PS4