Game Releases by Score

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition 1.

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2019
Set a thousand years after the first game, Divinity: Original Sin II presents a darker, more grounded narrative and expands on the tactical combat system of its award-winning predecessor. In Divinity: Original Sin, you were on a quest for the forbidden Source magic. Now, you yourself are a Sourcerer: a dangerously powerful individual whose abilities summon creatures from the encroaching Void. The Divine is dead and the Void is everywhere. Sourcerers are blamed and the Divine Order is leading the charge against the threat: you. Captured and sent to Fort Joy, you will be "cured" of your powers -- no matter the cost. But the Order has secrets of its own that may cast doubt on its so-called holy mission. As you escape from Fort Joy, you realize that if the world remains godless, it will be consumed by the Void.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition 2.

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

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2019
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, Dragon Quest XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to long-time fans and franchise newcomers alike. A young man, about to participate in his village's coming of age ceremony, travels to a Sacred Stone alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age. The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past... but the welcome he receives is far from warm. Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as "The Dark spawn" and hunted by a relentless army. Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is actually The Luminary reborn. The hero and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition 3.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2019
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition delivers a multitude of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay upgrades that should appeal to both new and seasoned Ori players.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 4.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Platform: Switch
July 26, 2019
War is coming to the continent of Fódlan. Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer's Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
What Remains of Edith Finch 5.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: Switch
July 4, 2019
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Super Mario Maker 2 6.

Super Mario Maker 2

Platform: Switch
June 28, 2019
Mario fans of the world, unite! Now you can play, create, and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle. Make your own courses, alone or together. And with a Nintendo Switch Online membership*, share your courses, access a near-endless supply made by others, enjoy online multiplayer, and more. A new side-scrolling Mario adventure that unleashes the creative potential of Super Mario Maker 2 awaits in Story Mode, which contains over 100 built-in courses. And in Course Maker, a wide range of parts, tools, and more are available so you can construct your own courses. Want coin-shooting cannons? Bowser riding on a giant Goomba? Cat Mario sliding down slopes to take out an army of baddies? Go for it! You call the shots. Pass a Joy-Con controller to a partner to build cooperatively on a single system.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
Downwell 7.

Downwell

Platform: Switch
January 31, 2019
Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Cuphead 8.

Cuphead

Platform: Switch
April 17, 2019
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Astral Chain 9.

Astral Chain

Platform: Switch
August 30, 2019
As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world. In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed. Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron. In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability...
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 10.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Platform: Switch
September 20, 2019
[*Reviews will go up on September 19 at 5am Pacific] 26 years after its original release on Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be reborn as a new experience on Nintendo Switch. Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return home, Link must overcome challenging dungeons and battle against fearsome monsters. This new version of the classic adventure includes many unique elements that appeared in the original Game Boy release, such as 2D platformer-style rooms and appearances from characters outside of The Legend of Zelda series.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Star Wars Pinball 11.

Star Wars Pinball

Platform: Switch
September 13, 2019
May the Force be with you! Use the Force to guide the silver ball! Will you choose the Light or Dark side? Feel the power of the Force in Star Wars Pinball! Set in a galaxy far, far away, each of the tables in this brand new pack lets you interact with the most iconic characters, and relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Boba Fett. May the Force be with you! Influence the Balance of the Force! Join either the Light Side or Dark Side and take part in the epic struggle by simply posting scores for your chosen side! Full list of features: -Three brand new tables: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars -Compete against other players to achieve the highest ForceScore, and team up with your friends to increase your TeamScore -Hotseat multiplayer mode -New tables released regularly through the Nintendo eShop
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
AI: The Somnium Files 12.

AI: The Somnium Files

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2019
One rainy night in November, a woman's body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, a crash rings out through the rain... AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES chronicles an investigation through both dreams and reality. A thrilling neo-noir detective adventure following Date and his partner is about to unfold.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Luigi's Mansion 3 13.

Luigi's Mansion 3

Platform: Switch
October 31, 2019
Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends upon receiving an invitation to a luxurious hotel. However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and friends. With the assistance of Professor E. Gadd once again, the reluctant and cowardly hero Luigi traverses up and down treacherous floors of the now-ominous hotel on a quest to save them. Wield the upgraded Poltergust G-00 to slam and blow away the ghosts’ defenses, or summon Gooigi, an all-green doppelganger that can help Luigi overcome obstacles he can’t get past alone. Interchange between Luigi and Gooigi as one player, or grab a friend and control one each. For more frenetic multiplayer action, race the timer to clear various objectives on a series of floors in ScareScraper mode. ScareScraper mode can be played online* or locally with up to eight players on four Nintendo Switch systems (additional games required; sold separately).
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Assault Android Cactus+ 14.

Assault Android Cactus+

Platform: Switch
March 8, 2019
Experience an arcade style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci fi universe. Junior Constable Cactus is outside her pay grade when she responds to a distress call and ends up stranded on a crippled space freighter under attack by its own robot workers. With a draining battery mechanic instead of lives, Assault Android Cactus+ challenges you to think fast and shoot faster. Charge head first into an army of refitted robots, transforming stages and massive boss showdowns.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition 15.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition

Platform: Switch
February 7, 2019
BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the newest installment in the storied BlazBlue franchise and stands alone as the pinnacle of next gen 2D fighters! Like a well-timed 2D punch, BlazBlue: Central Fiction bashes massive amounts of content and innovation into one slick title that hits hard and keeps the pummeling steady! Prepare yourself for a brand new story, new characters, levels, modes, system mechanics and more! Choose from over 33 unimaginable fighters as you battle for 2D supremacy!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda 16.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

Platform: Switch
June 13, 2019
In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and bossor face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule's most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms! * A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of the Legend of Zelda series * Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda Use items from the Legend of Zelda series, plus spells and weapons from the Crypt of the Necrodancer game * Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat * Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda tunes
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Blaster Master Zero II 17.

Blaster Master Zero II

Platform: Switch
March 20, 2019
The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a brand new sequel to "Blaster Master Zero"! Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth's mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, "GAIA-SOPHIA"! The story of Blaster Master Zero 2 begins a few months after the events of the first game (released on March 9, 2017), where the main protagonist Jason saves planet Earth from the mutants. Eve has been infected by mutant cells that are slowly corrupting her body, so together with Jason and Fred, they board G-SOPHIA and begin an intergalactic journey to Eve's home planet, Sophia, in hopes of finding a cure for the mutant infection.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 18.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2019
Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age improves upon the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With newly implemented trophies and share functions, as well as stark visual and sound improvements in true HD for the first time, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely fresh and improved way.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Slay the Spire 19.

Slay the Spire

Platform: Switch
June 6, 2019
Slay the Spire is an energetic fusion of card games and roguelikes. Choose your cards wisely. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and make your way up the ever-changing Spire.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition 20.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2019
AKA "Switcher 3".... A whole world to explore, at home and on the go. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe. You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. It's the perfect opportunity to enter this world for the first time or relive the adventure on the go! Features: * A gigantic open world to explore. Visit the luxurious and corrupt city of Novigrad, face the frigid cold of the wind-swept Skellige islands, and challenge the dark forces roaming the forlorn, ravaged No Man's Land. Sail through open seas, dive in search of long lost artifacts or gallop your mount into combat the world of the Witcher beckons to be explored. * Unparalleled novel-like story spanning over 150 hours of gameplay. With over 100 hours of core and side-quest gameplay and over 50 hours of additional content, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt combines the intense, plot-driven pull of traditional RPGs with the freedom of choice only open world games can offer. Make choices and face their consequences to unlock endings tailored to how you play. * Now on Switch play at home and on the go. Developed to take advantage of everything Nintendo Switch has to offer, the game delivers a truly powerful on-the-go experience.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Dragon Quest Builders 2 21.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Platform: Switch
July 12, 2019
To stop the worshippers of an ancient evil, you must join forces with the mysterious Malroth and build a ravaged world into the realm of your dreams. In this RPG adventure, you’ll explore huge islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them from monsters and bosses alongside townspeople. As you progress, you’ll unearth crafting and building recipes. Dash, glide, explore underwater, fast travel, and play in optional first-person perspective as you try to find them all. In the Isle of Awakening, you and up to three other Builders can explore together in local wireless*; or play online** together too.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Tangle Tower 22.

Tangle Tower

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2019
Unravel a mystery by exploring a strange and twisted mansion, discovering curious clues, interrogating peculiar suspects and solving unique puzzles. Will you be able to uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Steins;Gate Elite 23.

Steins;Gate Elite

Platform: Switch
February 19, 2019
Follow a group of young, tech-savvy “lab members” who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster 24.

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Platform: Switch
April 16, 2019
Two of the Most Celebrated RPGs of their Generation - Now in Beautiful High Definition! Over 200 hours of gameplay, including the International version content never before released in North America. Relive the fateful journey with fully remastered HD visuals and rearranged music.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Disgaea 4 Complete+ 25.

Disgaea 4 Complete+

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
When the Corrupternment threatens to disrupt the way of life in Hades, Valvatorez finds himself at the helm of a fiery revolution. Dive into a tale of revolution and redemption, woven throughout a dark and hilarious realm of vampires, werewolves, and other devilish denizens. Engage in immersive and in-depth tactics-based gameplay brimming with over-the-top destructive action, and unload a horde of special features to take your Netherworldly adventures to another level.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.1
80 DAYS 26.

80 DAYS

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2019
1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action 27.

VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Platform: Switch
May 2, 2019
Welcome to VA-11 Hall-A! In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and the terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws. But, this story is not about those people. You are a bartender at VA-11 Hall-A, affectionately nicknamed "Valhalla." Although it is just a small bar in downtown Glitch City, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Wargroove 28.

Wargroove

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2019
Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players. Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout 29.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2019
Even though everyone has them, the memories we create with our friends are special to each and every one of us. The story of "Atelier Ryza" is about a girl and her friends on the verge of adulthood, discovering what is most important to them.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Baba Is You 30.

Baba Is You

Platform: Switch
March 13, 2019
Baba Is You is a puzzle game in which the rules of the game can be changed during gameplay, leading to surprising and unique interactions. In this tricky puzzler, you don't just make the rules – you are the rules!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Sayonara Wild Hearts 31.

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2019
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores, and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Timespinner 32.

Timespinner

Platform: Switch
June 4, 2019
Travel back in time to change fate itself, in this beautifully crafted story-driven adventure, inspired by classic 90s action-platformers. With her family murdered in front of her and the ancient Timespinner device destroyed, Lunais is suddenly transported into an unknown world, stranded with seemingly no hope of return. Using her power to control time, Lunais vows to take her revenge on the evil Lachiem Empire, but sometimes the course of history isn’t quite as black and white as it seems...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Ape Out 33.

Ape Out

Platform: Switch
February 28, 2019
Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.3
Sega Ages: OutRun 34.

Sega Ages: OutRun

Platform: Switch
January 10, 2019
Brace yourself for the most realistic racing experience yet. And to play, you've got to have what it takes: NERVE, SKILL and BRAINS. NERVE - you're behind the wheel of a supertuned race car with one speed only: fast. SKILL - you're maneuvering a car that can nearly reach a simulated 270 KMH. BRAINS - because you're in control of your car's speed and handling at a dangerous pace, you have to use your head and not just your hands to survive. So get geared for the ride of your life and stay alert. The track may look terrific, but at these speeds anything can turn into a danger zone.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 35.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Platform: Switch
September 20, 2019
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered. Journey back to the other world in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. LEVEL-5's classic tale returns better than ever. Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard's Companion in his hand and his trusty friend Drippy by his side, he will travel across this rich fantasy world to tame familiars, take on enemies, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother's salvation. Features: This charming tale unfolds through the use of animation storyboarded and created by the legendary Studio Ghibli and music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling, and a sweeping score to create an epic role-playing adventure like no other. * TAKE THE OTHER WORLD WITH YOU - Take Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch wherever you go on Nintendo Switch * ALL-STAR PRODUCTION - LEVEL-5's mastery of the RPG genre is combined with Studio Ghibli's world-class animation and music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi * CAPTIVATING STORY - A charming yet tragic tale unfolds through the use of animation storyboarded and created by Studio Ghibli with English and Japanese voice-overs * ROLE-PLAYING MASTERY - A rich mixture of familiar RPG elements, expertly crafted and designed, and featuring dozens of locations to explore, hundreds of creatures to battle, and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover * DYNAMIC COMBAT - Switch freely between characters and familiars in an exciting battle system that combines real-time and turn-based tactical elements
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Tetris 99 36.

Tetris 99

Platform: Switch
February 13, 2019
The free to download online software, Tetris® 99, is available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members. In large-scale, 99-player battles, it'll take speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition and become the last player standing. You can target opponents by sending them Garbage Blocks, but be careful…your rivals can target you back! Defeat opponents to acquire KO badges that may give you the advantage on future attacks. Survive the onslaught and look forward to upcoming online events.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 37.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
January 11, 2019
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of this RPG with new fully playable characters, events and other additional content never released outside of Japan. Follow Yuri Lowell, a former Imperial Knight, as he befriends a colorful cast of characters throughout the world of Terca Lumireis and finds himself in the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Alien: Isolation 38.

Alien: Isolation

Platform: Switch
December 5, 2019
HOW WILL YOU SURVIVE? Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripleys daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive. Overcome an ever-present deadly threat Experience persistent fear as a truly dynamic and reactive Alien uses its senses to hunt you down and respond to your every move. Improvise to survive Hack systems, scavenge for vital resources and craft items to deal with each situation. Will you evade your enemies, distract them or face them head on? Explore a world of mystery and betrayal Immerse yourself in the detailed setting of Sevastopol, a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space. Encounter a rich cast of inhabitants in a world scarred by fear and mistrust. When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mothers ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows. In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Ring Fit Adventure 39.

Ring Fit Adventure

Platform: Switch
October 18, 2019
Traverse grass-swept plains by jogging in place, attack enemies with overhead shoulder presses, and refill your health meter by striking some yoga poses. Two new accessories, the Ring-Con™ and Leg Strap, measure your real-world actions and help turn them into in-game movements. With additional minigames and customizable workout routines, Ring Fit Adventure is great escape for players of all skill levels and schedules. In Adventure mode, defeat enemies with attacks based on real-world exercises as you traverse more than 100 levels in over 20 worlds. As you work through each level (and possibly work up a sweat), you’ll earn experience points. Between fights, you may encounter some unusual methods of transportation such as squat-powered launch pads. Then, pass around the Ring-Con and leg strap accessories and select from a few minigames: break boxes with gusts of air, craft pottery using squats, and more.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Duck Game 40.

Duck Game

Platform: Switch
May 1, 2019
It's DUCK GAME! Enter the futuristic year of 1984 and challenge your friends to a frantic battle for glory. Win over the crowd and gain a following while you battle using Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxaphones, Magnet Guns, and pretty much anything else a Duck could use as a weapon. One hit, and your duck is feathers. So Don't blink. - 2 to 4 PLAYERS in Local Multiplayer Couch Combat - New Single Player challenge mode - Easy to pick up, emphasizing strategy over twitch reaction - 50+ Levels, 50+ Weapons - Level Editor Enter the universe of DUCK GAME. The year is 1984 - and ducks have covered the known world with brutalist office spaces, factories, and construction projects. Fueled by a colossal military- and defense-weapons industry, the ruling government of Duck World recently installed instant-access weapon portals within every office space and simulated forest environment in the spirit of convenient self defense. Four ducks are sick of working. Now it's time to play!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Shovel Knight: King of Cards 41.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards

Platform: Switch
December 10, 2019
Play as King Knight, the gilded goon himself, as he travels through 4 new worlds and more than 30 all new courses, on a journey to best the Three Kings who rule over the land. With a high flying spin and a boisterous bash, he can crash through all who would dare stand in his way.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
OlliOlli: Switch Stance 42.

OlliOlli: Switch Stance

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2019
OlliOlli: Switch Stance includes both OlliOlli and OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood - bringing together the defining Skateboarding Series of this generation! Making it’s Nintendo Switch debut, OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds to pull across 50 deviously crafted Levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all Challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode. Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the Leaderboards.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Collection of Mana 43.

Collection of Mana

Platform: Switch
June 11, 2019
The long-awaited "Trials of Mana" is now available outside of Japan. Play all three games in the original Mana series. Quintessential JRPG series "Collection of Mana" is now on Nintendo Switch! Fall in love with the Mana series all over again, including the first-ever release of the action-packed third game in the trilogy: "Trials of Mana".
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Katana ZERO 44.

Katana ZERO

Platform: Switch
April 17, 2019
Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Killer Queen Black 45.

Killer Queen Black

Platform: Switch
October 11, 2019
Fly solo, or team up with three of your friends as you race to complete one of three possible victory conditions. Killer Queen Black, a new take on the arcade eSport Killer Queen, has been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for console. The gameplay is immediately recognizable and familiar, yet it introduces exciting new twists and online play for the home audience. Killer Queen Black is the follow up to Killer Queen that fans have been begging for.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Reventure 46.

Reventure

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2019
- One hundred different endings. Choose your path, every decision leads to a new ending. Will you find the real one? Is there such a thing? Only one way to know... - Lots of "Aha!" moments. The world doesn't change with each new game, you do. Well, actually it DOES change, but that's a secret for you to find out.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Sega Ages: Virtua Racing 47.

Sega Ages: Virtua Racing

Platform: Switch
June 27, 2019
From the arcade to the armchair! Sega's revolutionary SVP chip puts you in the driving seat of the most technically advanced game ever. Stunning polygon graphics, four selectable viewpoints, and high-speed action combine to make this the greatest race of your life!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Terraria 48.

Terraria

Platform: Switch
June 27, 2019
Terraria? What's that? Terraria is a land of adventure! A land of mystery! A land that's yours to shape, to defend and to enjoy. Your options in Terraria are limitless, are you an action gamer with an itchy trigger finger? A master builder? A collector? An explorer? There's something for everyone here. Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint. Grab your tools and go! Make weapons to fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes. Dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things. Gather resources to create everything you need to make the world your own. Build a house, a fort, or even a castle. People will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you... Are you up to the task? Key features: - Sandbox Play - Randomly generated worlds - Free Content Updates
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon 49.

Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon

Platform: Switch
March 1, 2019
Command your troops against fiendish foes in colourful 2D strategy romp, Swords & Soldiers II, on Wii U Preview Image Its battling time, as side-scrolling action and strategy come together in Swords & Soldiers II for Wii U, a sequel to the award-winning WiiWare game. While ever-hungry Viking chieftain, Redbeard, is locked in combat with his old nemesis, Blackbeard, two fiendish factions arrive to create a fresh twist to the proceedings. Enter the Demons and the Persians! Use real-time tactics to command your troops on a 2D battleground, and save the world from these marauders! Build structures and create an army to overpower the enemy theres a variety of units to sally forth, each with a different role, but they all start attacking automatically. With touch screen controls, it only takes a tap to turn your tactics into actions: heal your units, cast lightning, and unleash meteor strikes, all with simple touch controls. Once the war proper begins, itll be a riot of flying axes, exploding barrels, and the odd barbecue, all rendered in comedic, cartoon colour. Get together with a friend for a rowdy one-on-one Skirmish game, where one person plays entirely on the Wii U GamePad, and the other solely on the TV, ensuring battle plans stay secret until the last moment! As well as choosing Redbeard, you can also assume the role of his new adversaries: the brutal Demons overwhelm enemies with strength in numbers, while the Persians combine magic and technology to surprise opponents! Whichever side you choose, youre guaranteed fun, fast-paced strategy, tongue firmly in cheek, and only on Wii U. -Use brains and brawn to defeat Demons, Persians and your old nemesis, Blackbeard, in this 2D strategy outing -Command your troops, build structures, and battle enemies all with the Wii U GamePad touch controls -Take on a mate using just the GamePad or TV, where surprise gives you the upper hand -Humour and hue meet to create light-hearted, high-octane hijinks
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Hotline Miami Collection 50.

Hotline Miami Collection

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2019
Hotline Miami Collection contains both legendary games in the neon-soaked, brutally-challenging Hotline Miami series from Dennaton Games.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Vectronom 51.

Vectronom

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2019
Vectronom is a rhythm-based 3D platformer played in isometric view. Obstacles in the levels change in sync with the music, forcing players to memorize patterns and solve environment-specific riddles while moving to the beat of the music.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition 52.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
August 8, 2019
Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite on the PC. Now, Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles -- bringing Pillars' fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package. But Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition goes beyond just offering everything together. Paradox Arctic has thoroughly updated the Xbox One version of the award-winning RPG for play with a controller, and have entirely redesigned the UI for easy viewing on televisions. Players will be able to easily navigate the game's detailed character creation, real-time-with-pause combat, and party management from their couches thanks to new TV-friendly menus and controls. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition features: Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II Countless character creation options, from races and classes to character backgrounds which drive your personal story An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse All major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels New UI and controls designed from the ground up, presenting the Pillars of Eternity experience like never before
Metascore:
82
User Score:
2.4
Unravel Two 53.

Unravel Two

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2019
In Unravel 2, you play as two Yarnys (tiny magical creatures made of yarn and joined by a thread) in a puzzle-platforming adventure. Run, jump, swing, and solve your way through a world of natural beauty and shadowy dangers, either on your own or with a friend in local co-op.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Final Fantasy VII 54.

Final Fantasy VII

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2019
Mako. The discovery of this natural resource drawn directly from the planet's life force marked the dawn of a new era, and now the energy sustains the lives of people across the world. However, the Shinra Company has monopolized mako production, and in doing so established a powerful hegemony--its influence reaching the far corners of the globe. Cloud, a former member of Shinra's military organization, SOLDIER, joins the anti-Shinra resistance group AVALANCHE, despite caring little for their motives. During one of the group's attempts to stop the company, they learn of the return of Sephiroth, Cloud's nemesis, and that with his reemergence, the planet is in greater danger than anyone had expected. With the fate of the world riding on their success, Cloud and his allies set out to quell this deadly threat.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Cytus Alpha 55.

Cytus Alpha

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2019
Cytus Alpha is the evolutionary version of the popular mobile game, Cytus. The Switch version features new visuals and over 200 songs, including newly written songs and collaboration tracks. A new leaderboard mode is added where players can post scores against other players online.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Contra Anniversary Collection 56.

Contra Anniversary Collection

Platform: Switch
June 11, 2019
The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of players. Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Untitled Goose Game 57.

Untitled Goose Game

Platform: Switch
September 20, 2019
It's a lovely morning in the village and you are a horrible goose. Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples' back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Torchlight II 58.

Torchlight II

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2019
Beyond the town of Torchlight lies a world shrouded in adventure and mystery. Guardian-warrior Syl appears in a prophetic dream, summoning the player to the Estherian Steppes. There, you meet with the Destroyer and soon venture across the continent of Vilderan, an exotic frontier besieged by forces of evil. A discovery unfolds, that the Alchemist, following his conquest of dark ember, disappeared on his quest to defeat the unknown corrupted force responsible for destroying the mystical race of Estherians. Aided by Syl, the remaining Estherian Guardians, and clues left behind by the missing Alchemist, you will find yourself battling a powerful enemy that threatens to unravel the elements of the entire world.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode 59.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2019
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 60.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Platform: Switch
May 16, 2019
Classics that defined the Castlevania series. This KONAMI Castlevania Collection is designed to be a collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy. Released as part of the KONAMI 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre. Game List: Castlevania (1987/US, 1988/EU) Enter At Your Own Risk! If you think it's scary on the outside, wait till you see the basement. You're in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats creatures lurking around every corner. Better pick up a weapon or two, because when you finally meet the Count, you know he'll be going for the jugular. Castlevania Simon's Quest1988/US, 1990/EU) NES This title tells the tale of Simon's subsequent adventures following the events in Castlevania. Unlike the previous installment, this one was developed as an action RPG. It maintains the action elements of its predecessor but mainly focuses on exploration and puzzle solving within a far more expansive game world. Castlevania Dracula's Curse (1990/US, 1992/EU) NES Led by the immortal Count Dracula, the greatest army of evil ever assembled is poised to bury mankind in a tomb of terror. Destroying His legions will be the supreme challenge for the mightiest warrior. 100 years before Simon Belmont's birth, Dracula is young at heart and it will take more than a stake to penetrate his evil. Luckily, you command the role of Trevor - Simon's forefather and the original vampire slayer. Super Castlevania (1991/US, 1992/EU) SNES A century of Transylvanian tranquility is about to come to a shocking end. Once again the mortifying screams of helpless villagers shake the ground as they shrink from new horrors unleashed by the Duke of Darkness, Count Dracula. And this time he has a tombstone with your name on it, Simon Belmont. Castlevania The Adventure (1989/US, 1991/EU) GB This is the first title in the series to be released on the Game Boy handheld game console. The variety of power-ups available for the whip added depth to the strategy of the gameplay. Castlevania Belmont's Revenge (1991/US, 1992/EU) GB Fifteen years after vanquishing the evil Count Dracula, Christopher Belmont now faces a vampire swearing vengeance. Drac's back. And he's turned your son, Soleil Belmont, into a deadly demon to do his dirty deeds. To rescue him from the Count's clutches, you must first track him down through four creep packed castles. Castlevania Bloodlines (1994) GEN Unlike the medieval setting of the other titles, this installment takes place during World War I. It introduces new elements to the series, such as the ability to choose one of two characters when starting the game. Huge bosses with dynamic, multi-jointed limbs that move erratically are just one of the many examples of the cutting-edge effects the game had for the time. Kid Dracula (1990/Japan exclusive) NES With its laugh-inducing content and world full of gags, this spinoff is unlike anything else in the series. Players take control of Dracula's son (or so he says...), Kid Dracula, as he goes on a hilarious adventure filled with laughs that also satisfies as a full-fledged action game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 61.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Platform: Switch
September 26, 2019
The hero, Copen, can dash into enemies to lock-on onto them so his shots never miss their mark. Put your ingenuity to the test, and you can use his "Bullit Dash" to fly through stages without touching the ground! You have many tools at your disposal, so make find a style that works for you and conquer each stage with style.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 62.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2019
Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth! As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection. -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. -Two classic gameplay segments: --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court. --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses. -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech 63.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2019
SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards. What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Songbird Symphony 64.

Songbird Symphony

Platform: Switch
July 25, 2019
Songbird Symphony is a musical adventure game that combines platforming and rhythm gameplay mechanics to emulate the magical role music plays in a Disneyesque storytelling experience. Join Birb as he leaves the safety of his nest in search of his parents, confronting the dangers of the outside world and ultimately unveiling his destiny.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! 65.

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Platform: Switch
April 26, 2019
The fan-favorite puzzle series is back for the first time on Nintendo Switch with a brand new game. In addition to 270 new levels, two players can work as a team to solve puzzles in a new co-op mode. As a bonus, players who complete the game can access a new adventure starring Qudy.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair 66.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2019
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure. They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair. * The overworld isn't just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience. Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue Royal Bees and find collectibles. * Alternate Level States. Think you've got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. * Bee-at the Impossible Lair. Players are free to tackle Capital B's Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Bee Guards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
The Red Strings Club 67.

The Red Strings Club

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2019
The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy. The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled 68.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Platform: Switch
June 20, 2019
Crash is back in the driver’s seat. Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max: • Start your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups, weapons and controls • Power slide to glory in additional karts and tracks from beyond the original game • Race online with friends and Crash the competition with online leaderboards With Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. It's the CTR you love, now kicked into the highest gear.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
Children of Morta 69.

Children of Morta

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Resident Evil 4 70.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2019
Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now an agent with the US Secret Service, is sent on a rescue mission in Europe. His target is Ashley Graham, the president's daughter. Leon locates a man in a remote house in the mountains and inquires about Ashley's whereabouts, but receives no answer. Suddenly, the man turns and attempts to strike Leon! Visions of the horror of Raccoon City flood Leon's mind as he realizes his nightmare has not yet ended.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince 71.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2019
The Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger. Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince's shadows.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection 72.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection

Platform: Switch
December 6, 2019
Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Take part in an award-winning naval experience and explore a massive open world. Become the ultimate assassin hunter in Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, and play as a Templar for the first time in franchise history. Experience enhanced features like Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touch Screen Interface, and Motion Control Aiming.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack 73.

Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
A new generation of Pokémon has come to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. * Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region * Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon * Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! * Players can control the camera in the vast Wild Area * Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles**! * Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them** ** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online **
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.3
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 74.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Platform: Switch
January 11, 2019
Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters. Two games in one. Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 75.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2019
In a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Edea takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey to fight against Sorceress Edea, who shows hostility toward the Garden. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Pokemon Shield 76.

Pokemon Shield

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.6
Resident Evil 77.

Resident Evil

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2019
The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil. In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive. Graphics: * More detailed graphics that retain the horror. * The environments come alive with detail thanks to resolution upgrades and non-static 3D models. * Post-processing effects like Bloom filters, which were not easy to do at the time of the original release, have been added to make the HD graphics even more realistic. * High-Resolution Environments - We've increased the resolution of the background environments by recreating them with a mix of high-res static images, plus animated 3D models. * Widescreen (16:9) is supported, so players can experience a greater sense of immersion. In widescreen mode, the screen will scroll. The parts of the screen that get cut off on the top and bottom will scroll into view automatically depending on the character's position. * You can switch the display mode during gameplay in real time. Sound: * High-Quality Sound - The audio has been remastered to increase the sampling rate, and of course 5.1ch output is also now supported. * You can play using the original control scheme or an alternate control scheme that lets you just push the analog stick to move in the direction you want to go. * You can switch the control scheme during gameplay in real time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Blazing Beaks 78.

Blazing Beaks

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2019
Blaze your way armed to the beak through hordes of mutants, monsters & other creepy creatures. But beware, collecting too many shiny things can hurt you in this unique rogue-lite game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Pokemon Sword 79.

Pokemon Sword

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.6
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore 80.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2019
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer, and support for PlayStation3 system fight sticks.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Heave Ho 81.

Heave Ho

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2019
Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 82.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Platform: Switch
April 11, 2019
An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Valfaris 83.

Valfaris

Platform: Switch
October 10, 2019
Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Tangledeep 84.

Tangledeep

Platform: Switch
January 31, 2019
Enter the magical world of Tangledeep, a beautifully polished dungeon crawler inspired by classic 16-bit RPGs! Colorful characters, a unique job system, tons of skills, items, and diverse environments with deep, turn-based roguelike gameplay. A different adventure every time you play.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Yoshi's Crafted World 85.

Yoshi's Crafted World

Platform: Switch
March 28, 2019
Discover the flip side of Yoshis world. Lead Yoshi on a brand new adventure that will turn everything youve come to expect from side-scrolling games upside down! Explore a great, big world decorated like a miniature diorama in a new art style for the franchise, where each side-scrolling stage has the traditional front side as well as a flip side with different views and surprises. Look for items throughout the stage as Yoshi makes his way to the goal. You can even join up with a friend. Features: * Join Yoshi in this new action platforming game * Each course offers both a main path and a hidden path that offers different views and surprises * The lively art style looks like a minature diorama * Enjoy simultaneous 2-player action
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 86.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2019
Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors 87.

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2019
In TAITO’s latest arcade action title you’ll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future. Over a total of eight levels, you’ll take on the tyrant Banglar and his henchmen either alone or - for the first time in the history of the series - with a friend. So settle into a night on the couch with your friends, and reminisce about the golden era of 90s co-op game evenings you know and love.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
The Touryst 88.

The Touryst

Platform: Switch
November 21, 2019
You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments..
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Crystal Crisis 89.

Crystal Crisis

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2019
An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Blazing Chrome 90.

Blazing Chrome

Platform: Switch
July 11, 2019
In Blazing Chrome, bring your best pal and kick some metal butts to free the humankind while enjoying a classic run’n’gun, fully loaded with action and exciting fights!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Spyro Reignited Trilogy 91.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2019
The original roast master is back! Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there's a realm that needs saving, there's only one dragon to call.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution 92.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Platform: Switch
August 20, 2019
Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch. Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Fight'N Rage 93.

Fight'N Rage

Platform: Switch
September 26, 2019
Fight'N Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat'em up. Inspired by the classics from the "golden age", and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90's arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic gameplay features that makes this genre one of the best from its time! Details: Genre: Classic 2D side-scroller beat'em up / brawler. Number of players: From one up to three players local co-op. Available languages: English and Spanish. Features: * A lot of Combinations: Alternative paths, cutscenes and endings that can change based on the selected characters and your own decisions! * Fast and intense single-session gameplay: Each possible route in the arcade mode can be finished in less than one hour! (at least if you have mastered it.) * Explosive Combo System: Characters are capable of performing several skillful juggle-based combos that can make your enemies blow up into pieces! * Simplified Controls: Using only three buttons (attack, jump and special attack), you will be able to combine lots of movements in order to perform amazing combos! * Easy to Play, Hard to Master: Difficulty is not about bad controls or unfair rules it is about mastering your character's moves and dealing with tough enemies! * Local co-op mode: Up to 3 players with optional friendly fire (which is even more challenging!). * Custom Display Modes: Display settings includes optional CRT feels, scanlines and various color styles and more! * Lots of Unlockables: Earn in-game coins with your scores and get extra content like character's costumes, extra difficulty settings, more gameplay speeds, new game modes, new characters to use on these modes and much more! * Play as Enemies: More than 20 unlockable characters to play in the extra modes! * Training Mode: You can practice a lot of techniques and combos while earning new belts! Are you good enough to get the Black Belt? * Different Weapons: Each protagonist handles them in their own way. * Speedrun Timer: An exclusive in-game gadget compares current stage times against your best ones! (Of course, the cutscene time does not count, in order to let your fingers take a break believe me, you will need that.) * Fully Skippable Cutscenes: All cutscenes can be skipped or fast-forwarded in order to provide an (even more) intense gameplay. * Fair Score Rules: There's no easy way to increment your score while playing the score is directly related to your skills. * VS Mode: Perfect to play one vs one battles against another player or the CPU, or simply watch CPU vs CPU battles. * Parry System: A parry system lets you take the advantage even in the most dangerous situations! * Real challenges: It is all about how good you are at the game, not about an "exp" system or other RPG elements that reward your patience. The full moveset of every character is available from the start, so, you do not have to worry about leveling-up anything except your own skills as player! * Additional Insane Difficulties: Near impossible extra challenges for pro-gamers (which are not mandatory to unlock all game content). * Extremely Polished Gameplay: The playability is focused on fully responsive controls and intuitive commands. The characters can cancel normal attacks into special attacks, release themselves from enemy grabs and perform several chain movements. You will feel the power of controlling a character that perfectly responds to your actions! Story: In a far future, Earth was devastated by mutants who took control after a worldwide catastrophic event known as "the big pulse", a global scale electromagnetic pulse that put an end to all electronic technology on the planet. Humans are now enslaved by mutants led by "The Boss" in a world ruled by "the law of the jungle". However, not everything is lost two humans and a mutant rebel are willing to fight in order to stop this madness. Will they be strong enough? Well... that's up to you! Main Characters: Gal: A girl who escaped from traders of humans. She's an expert in her own kick-boxing-derived martial art. While her attacks don't have a long reach, her speed and agility have no equal and her technique and endurance are pretty good too. She is capable of avoiding almost every attack, an ability that comes in handy when facing multiple foes. Ricardo: A minotaur human-rights activist and a powerful wrestler. He's not very fast and his technique isn't as good as his comrades', but he has a pretty long reach, and his power and endurance are amazing. He's capable of destroying any enemy in record time! F. Norris: A runaway ninja whose past is a mystery. He's the one who mastered the ninjutsu style known as "the forbidden technique". While he might be pretty fragile compared to Gal or Ricardo, he has a great combination of reach, power and speed, plus an amazing technique that (when mastered) can take control of any situation. Credits: All the game (graphics, design and programing) was created by Sebastián García, while the full OST (composed of more than 40 great tracks!) was created by Gonzalo Varela.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
River City Girls 94.

River City Girls

Platform: Switch
September 5, 2019
Kick butt, take names, and pound punks in this all-new installment of the classic co-op beat-'em-up series! River City Girls stars Kyoko and Misako, two street-tough high-schoolers who must fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. Along the way, they'll utilize an arsenal of combos, counters, throws, and special attacks; battle an assortment of enemies; accept numerous side quests; level up with experience points; interact with NPCs (including guest stars from past River City games); and shop for a variety of items, food, and gear to boost stats and unlock new abilities. The girls can even wield weapons and recruit defeated foes to join them in combat! The one- or local two-player bare-knuckle brawling is complemented by spectacular 16-bit-style graphics and an epic synth-pop soundtrack (featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!), while the story roars to life via glorious anime cutscenes and manga-style intermissions. Key Features: -Furious beat-'em-up action for one or two players! -Stunning pixel-art graphics plus anime and manga cutscenes! -Fantastic soundtrack featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee! -Six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests! -Loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines! -Guest appearances by classic River City characters!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
GRID Autosport 95.

GRID Autosport

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2019
Its all about the teams, the rivals & the race in an intense world of professional motorsport. Racing alongside a teammate, overcome key rivals & satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass & position counts. In a huge career, specialise in your favourite racing discipline or conquer them all feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, manage tyre wear in Endurance events, show car control in Tuner events & react on the fly in Street races. Each category features series for different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Drift cars & many, many more. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 locations & the worlds most exciting high-performance racing cars. Development has been driven by Community feedback to include the return of in-car view, authentic handling & multiplayer racing powered by RaceNet to deliver new weekly challenges & all-new Racing Clubs for online team competition.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise 96.

Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2019
Agent A is a spy themed puzzle game for Smartphones, Tablets and erm, Shoephones?! Your mission (should you choose to accept of course) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge's secret hideaway and catch her! Uncover a stylish 60s themed world full of hidden contraptions and clever logic based puzzles. Oh and do be careful, Miss La Rouge has a taste for dismissing agents such as yourself!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Mechstermination Force 97.

Mechstermination Force

Platform: Switch
April 3, 2019
Battle against massive bosses, jump and climb onto them to find their weakspots and blow them to kingdom come in this action packed platforming boss rush, from the creator of the Gunman Clive series. When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers are still fighting for humanity's independence. Join them and lead the charge against the mechanical menace.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.7
World End Syndrome 98.

World End Syndrome

Platform: Switch
May 2, 2019
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition 99.

Octahedron: Transfixed Edition

Platform: Switch
January 17, 2019
Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ hand crafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat. Fry enemies with laser beams, crumble walls, and solve puzzles, while obstacles & enemies move along with the beat. Ascend through the subterranean world of Veetragoul as you lose yourself to a pulse-pounding soundtrack from Chipzel, Andre Sobota, Derek Howell and Monomirror. Enjoy brand new features & content exclusive to the Transfixed Edition: New time trial medals, dozens of new special challenges and new post-game unlockables
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Mortal Kombat 11 100.

Mortal Kombat 11

Platform: Switch
April 23, 2019
Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat's best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
3.9
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 92

    Demon's Souls

  2. 90

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon

  3. 88

    Tetris Effect: Connected

    • Release Date: Nov 10, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 7.0
    • Platform: XBSX
  4. 87

    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

  5. 87

    Observer: System Redux

    • Release Date: Nov 10, 2020
    • User Score: 8.3
    • Platform: PC
Lowest of the Month
  1. 32

    XIII (Remake)

  2. 35

    XIII (Remake)

  3. 40

    XIII (Remake)

  4. 43

    YesterMorrow

    • Release Date: Nov 5, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 52

    Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

    • Release Date: Nov 3, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 4.6
    • Platform: Switch