Game Releases by Score

Hades 1.

Hades

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.0
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 2.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack. Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities. Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 3.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Platform: Switch
March 20, 2020
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service. But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered. Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
5.5
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 4.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2020
Join the fight between man and machine in the definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed RPG. Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all. In addition to the Mechon, you’ll run into wildlife that ranges from docile to deadly. Keep an eye on what attracts monsters’ attention to avoid unwanted conflict…or try your hand at bringing down an ultra-powerful Unique Monster. Upgrade your party as you progress through the adventure by selecting equipment, enhancing weapon skills, and using benefit-granting gems. Put your dependable companions to work by filling the party gauge to trigger a Chain Attack and attack enemies in quick succession.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
A Short Hike 5.

A Short Hike

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2020
Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you. Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into! Hike at your own pace - there's no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore. Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests. Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out! Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Super Mega Baseball 3 6.

Super Mega Baseball 3

Platform: Switch
May 13, 2020
Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator. Super Mega Baseball 3 features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical enhancements, and on-field additions including pickoffs and situational player traits.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.8
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition 7.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2020
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. An antique furniture delivery man trying to make his small shop's last delivery gets lost along the way and meets a haunted TV repairwoman, a young boy and his giant eagle brother, a pair of robot musicians, and dozens of other characters. Together, they explore the nocturnal highways and country roads of Kentucky, the storied Echo River by ferry, and the mysterious Route Zero, the secret highway that runs through Mammoth Cave.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Grindstone 8.

Grindstone

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards. Features: - Brutal Puzzle-Battle Action - 200+ Levels to conquer - Daily Challenges w/Leaderboards - Dozens of Weapons & Gear to Unlock - Award-Winning Soundtrack by Sam Webster
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Streets of Rage 4 9.

Streets of Rage 4

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2020
Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore. The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a beat ‘em up series known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand-drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack. Team up with iconic and brand-new characters Streets of Rage 4 got its iconic characters back: Axel, Blaze, and Adam teaming up with new brother and sister in arms Floyd Iraia and Cherry Hunter. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Huntdown 10.

Huntdown

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2020
Challenge yourselves in this hard-boiled co-op arcade shooter! Run, jump, and take cover in the mayhem-filled streets of the future. Kill the henchmen, take their guns, and Huntdown the leaders! Collect the bounty, level by level, and make a healthy living by making living unhealthy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition 11.

Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2020
Action RPG rogue-lite Heroes of Hammerwatch is finally out on Nintendo Switch™ in its most complete form, as this Ultimate Edition comes with all the DLCs. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and tons of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire. Upgrade to grant your persistent heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest, and even bring them to your friends' game.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling 12.

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2020
Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality! The game combines colorful platforming with the heroes' unique abilities as they explore a wide variety of areas in the kingdom. Battles are turn-based and make use of action commands that can enhance attacks.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Two Point Hospital 13.

Two Point Hospital

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2020
Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful - or functional - healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County. Optimize your hospital design to increase patient (and cash) flow, arranging corridors, rooms and waiting areas to your exact specifications. Expand your hospital to multiple buildings as you look to get as many patients through the door as possible. Place decorative and functional items around your hospital to improve its prestige, lower patient boredom, increase happiness and keep those end of year awards flowing in.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 14.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Platform: Switch
October 30, 2020
No mission is too big for the tiny Pikmin. Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type's unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises. What's new? Whether you've played Pikmin 3 on Wii U or it's your first venture on planet "PNF-404", Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes packed with exciting new modes and features: * 2P co-op: Journey through the main story in two player co-op* on the same console! * New adventures: Go it alone or team up with a friend to take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie! * Quality of life improvements: Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, optional hints and more. * Piklopedia: Unlock profile entries for each character and find out their unique perspectives on each creature you discover. Squad up! If you need a break from your plucky adventure, more fun awaits with returning additional modes. Get competitive with another player in Bingo Battle, or complete unique challenges alone or cooperatively in Mission Mode which includes all DLC from the Wii U version!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Lonely Mountains: Downhill 15.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Platform: Switch
May 7, 2020
Just you and your bike — take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash — all the way from the peak to the valley.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales 16.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2020
Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran and queen of two Northern Realms Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. KEY FEATURES AN ALL NEW EPIC TALE * Experience an all-new 30-hour Witcher world tale with 20 possible world end-states. * Embark on a grand adventure full of thought-provoking quests. * Influence the state of the world around you by making difficult choices and face their consequences. * Meet a cast of rich, multidimensional characters some of them will join you on your quest, others you'll have to face on the battlefield. TRAVEL TO NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN KINGDOMS * Explore new and mysterious regions of the monster-infested world of The Witcher. * Traverse vast lands and unique locations, all with their distinct theme from vibrant countrysides and war-torn landscapes, to grand castles and snow-capped mountains. * Save villages from hordes of monsters, look for treasures hidden among ancient ruins, scour the land for resources, and more the world of Thronebreaker is teeming with things to do. PREPARE FOR WAR * Develop and customize your very own battle camp. * Train and recruit units, unlock new skills and work on your tactics. * Manage resources you find and trade them with local merchants. * Learn more about your companions and increase their strength in battle. LEAD YOUR ARMY IN EPIC BATTLES * Build an army from characters you meet and interact with during your journey. * Fight in epic story battles and solve unique puzzles and challenges. * Use unique skills and abilities of your army and lead it to victory.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
WHAT THE GOLF? 17.

WHAT THE GOLF?

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2020
The golf game for people who hate golf! A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF? Golf a house, a horse or car! Features: - More surprising new golf mechanics than you can imagine - Epic golf boss fights - Made by people who know nothing about golf - First (and hopefully the last) game that let you golf a horse - Will NOT make you a better golf player - Surprises!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
BioShock: The Collection 18.

BioShock: The Collection

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2020
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the Columbias Finest pack, and Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson. BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you. *Museum of Orphaned Concepts *Challenge Rooms BioShock 2 Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival. *Minervas Den *Protector Trials BioShock Infinite Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt. The year is 1912. Deep in debt, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity for a clean slate: rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood in the flying city of Columbia. *Clash in the Clouds *Burial at Sea 1&2 *Columbias Finest Pack Features *Remastered in 1080p. *BioShock main game and all single player DLC. *BioShock 2 main game and all single player DLC. *BioShock Infinite main game and all single player DLC. *Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Sega Ages: Fantasy Zone 19.

Sega Ages: Fantasy Zone

Platform: Switch
January 23, 2020
Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. Once you've destroyed the bases, you'll have to beat the stage boss in order to move on to the next level. By using your guns and bombs wisely, you'll be able to take down your enemies and explore each of the crazy environments in this side-scroller. You can also buy upgraded weapons for your ship by accessing the shop.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
To the Moon 20.

To the Moon

Platform: Switch
January 16, 2020
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads. Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didnt. This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon. * A unique story-driven experience * Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics * Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story * An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III 21.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2020
The end of the civil war led to the turning point of a new era for the Erebonian Empire. Centering on Rean Schwarzer as the Ashen Chevalier, the young man who came to be seen as a hero within the country, a new story of young heroes will unfold.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Knights and Bikes 22.

Knights and Bikes

Platform: Switch
February 6, 2020
Knights And Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship. The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box. Along the way they'll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onward down the island's country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins. Together their friendship will create an adventure as big as their imaginations.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection 23.

Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2020
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 24.

Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
Super Speed! Sonic's back and better than ever. He's a blur in blue! A blaze of action! With his new Super Spin Dash. And a new, fabulous friend, "Tails" the Fox. You won't believe it 'til you see it. And when you play, you won't stop. Super Play! Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops. Grab Power Sneakers and race like lightning through the mazes. All at break-neck speed! Super Power! Sonic's attitude is can-do. The mad scientist Dr. Robotnik is planning a world takeover. Sonic gets tough in the fight to save his friends and squash Robotnik for good!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Horace 25.

Horace

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2020
An tale of a small robot on a big adventure. This title from Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn is a classic platformer that tells an emotional and surprisingly rich tale of self-discovery peppered with nostalgic popular culture references that will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era. Made by just two people, Horace offers over 15 hours of exciting platforming and pushes the boundaries of the genre with profound storytelling and quirky and nostalgic pop culture references! A game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers! • “Horace really could be one of the most charming games of the year.” Eurogamer • “A real contender for Indie Game of the Year.” The Sixth Axis • “A frankly gorgeous-looking pixel art platform adventure game” Kotaku UK • 9/10 ""Might very well be the best platformer of 2019"" Cub3d • “Horace’s heartwarming narrative pushes you through the hardcore gameplay, and the high quality aesthetic and music burns themselves into your brain” Escapist Magazine • 9/10 “Definitely one of the best Indie titles I have played this year” Demon Gaming • 9.5/10 “This is one of the best games of 2019 and one of the best independent games I have ever played” Way too many games • 8.5/10 ""Manages to offer his own personal reading of the platform genre, surprisingly walking the streets of narration"" Multiplayer.it Adventure through hours and hours of varied gameplay, dubbed by many as Indie GOTY 2019! Overcome 2D platforming challenges with a unique twist, unlock new metroidvania inspired robot abilities, enjoy plenty of retro-inspired mini games and reunite Horace with his family.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth 26.

Code:Realize - Guardian of Rebirth

Platform: Switch
February 6, 2020
This all happened many, many years ago. The girl searched. Grass withered. The girl searched even harder. Flowers were the next to die. Even so, the girl continued her search. Eventually, the whole land rotted. The girl was a monster -- a lonely monster. This all happened many, many years ago. The poisonous girl who destroyed nature and man alike only sought one thing -- love.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Spiritfarer 27.

Spiritfarer

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2020
A cozy management game about dying. What will you leave behind? Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. A unique, endlessly varied adventure! Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Unwind for hours into cozy and relaxing gameplay. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Learn how to say goodbye. Experience moving, emotional stories filled with unforgettable moments. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
CrossCode 28.

CrossCode

Platform: Switch
July 9, 2020
This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story. CrossCode is all about how it plays! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Ruiner 29.

Ruiner

Platform: Switch
June 18, 2020
In the year 2091 pervasive advancements in technology and computerization haven't changed human nature. Playing with people's lives has never been more fun.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 30.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package. Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy™. Run, jump, and dive with ease! Make Mario move using the Nintendo Switch system’s Joy-Con™ controllers. You can also pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to play the Super Mario Galaxy game in Co-Star Mode! Mario’s movements are as smooth as ever with HD resolution for each game, while still retaining the look and feel of the originals. Listen to timeless Super Mario tunes Listen to a total of 175 iconic tunes from all three games! Whether you want to get up and dance or take a minute to relax—this collection has music to fit your mood! Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most iconic 3D platform adventures, all in one package, available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Experience Mario’s first foray into 3D platforming in the Super Mario 64™ game, originally released in 1996. Wall jump, backflip, and even fly as you explore paintings and collect Power Stars to save Princess Peach! Soak up the sun in the Super Mario Sunshine™ game, originally released in 2002, and spray the goop away with your water-spouting pal, FLUDD! You’ll need to collect Shine Sprites and clear the picturesque Isle Delfino of pollution—just look out for Bowser Jr. Defy gravity as you explore space in the Super Mario Galaxy™ game, originally released in 2007! Help Rosalina restore her ship by collecting Power Stars and save Princess Peach. Gently shake a Joy-Con™ controller to activate Mario’s Spin ability or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some extra help in Co-Star Mode*. Even when you aren’t playing, you can enjoy the sounds that these worlds (and galaxies!) are so famous for. With three games, modern upgrades, and music-player mode, this collection is filled with fun for both new players and 3D platforming Mario masters. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available as a limited-run retail edition and a digital edition that is available for a limited time until the end of March 2021.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.3
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 31.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Platform: Switch
July 10, 2020
Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action! Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-Bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multi-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself. Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the game's many stages. Game Flow Battle through stages filled with fearsome enemies and dangerous traps, each with a massive boss waiting at the end. A chance encounter with a potential ally awaits you after defeating a boss. Will they serve as a trustworthy partner on your perilous journey? Increase Combat Abilities You can instantaneously switch between allies you have recruited at any time! Allies have their own life bars, so with each ally you recruit, you're survivability is greatly increased! Shortcuts that Only Allies Can Access Allies have special, unique abilities which allow them to use shortcuts to skip parts of stages or access new areas! There are no special items obtainable by taking the long way around, so take every shortcut you can find! If your allies are out of commission, you'll have to take longer routes, where stronger enemies await! When your life gets low, be sure to switch then out so they'll be available when you need them. Multiple Episodes The story is told over the course of multiple episodes. Only the first episode is accessible at the beginning, but more episodes will unlock as you progress through the game. The events that unfold in each episode continue into the next one, so be sure to unlock all the episodes to see the true ending. Curse of the Moon 2 had two play styles, "Veteran" and "Casual". Veteran Style Choose "Veteran" style to experiment a difficulty reminiscent of older games. An enemy's sttack knocks the player to their death...something very familiar to retro game fans. Casual Style Even if you're a fan of challenging games, sometimes you just want to take it easy! Casual mode is perfect for times like that. On Casual Style, things are more forgiving. Attacks don't knock the player back and lives are unlimited, alongside other changes. Changing Style Style can be changed when starting a game, loading a save file, or on the Game Over screen.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
No More Heroes 32.

No More Heroes

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an anime fan who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself at the bottom of an Assassins' organization. Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers - all with deep stories of their own - to make his way to the top of the assassins league.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Ys Origin 33.

Ys Origin

Platform: Switch
October 1, 2020
700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] 34.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
Cold friends & New under night In-Birth exe: late[cl-r] introduces a brand new character-icyy Fighter londrekia and his frosty new set of moves. Balancing act the new game features new moves and balance adjustments to every character-totalingg roughly 1, 000 improvements. Show your true colors each character will receive five new Color schemes (for a total of 40 new Color schemes), so players can customize their fighters to suit their every Mood.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Borderlands Legendary Collection 35.

Borderlands Legendary Collection

Platform: Switch
May 29, 2020
Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value. * Enjoy all three games solo or cooperatively with local two-player split-screen or four-player online play * Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Discover the co-op shooter-looter that started it all, crammed with content and enhancements! Equip bazillions of guns as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, each with unique RPG skills. Take on the lawless desolate planet Pandora in pursuit of powerful alien technology rumored to be inside an ancient Vault. * Borderlands 2 - Play as one of six vault hunters attempting to liberate Pandora from evil mastermind and corporate CEO Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in a relentless quest for revenge and redemption. * Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power. Set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay and features the genre-blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love. The Borderlands Legendary Collection versions of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come complete with loads of extra content, including the following major add-ons: Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned - Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot - The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - Claptrap's New Robot Revolution Borderlands 2 - Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty - Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage - Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - Mechromancer Pack (play as Gaige) - Psycho Pack (play as Krieg) Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Claptastic Voyage - The Holodome Onslaught - Baroness Pack (play as Aurelia) - Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (play as "Jack")
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition 36.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
Set before the original Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition follows Dante's journey as he battles his evil twin brother in a final confrontation. Along the way, you'll encounter both formidable foes and unusual characters. When attacking, you can choose to use short-range, long-range, defensive, or evasive play styles. Each system has its own set of gameplay features, and you can choose to power up your favorite style for increased special attack abilities. The Special Edition adds the ability to play as Dante's nemesis Virgil and a survival game mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Among Us 37.

Among Us

Platform: Switch
December 15, 2020
An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 players...IN SPACE! Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone! Originally created as a party game, we recommend playing with friends at a LAN party or online using voice chat. Enjoy cross-platform play between Android, iOS and PC. THE CREW Objective: Fill Group Task Bar or Discover the Imposter! * Win by completing tasks to prepare the ship or ejecting all Impostors. * React quickly to undo the Impostor's sabotages. * Check the Admin map and Security cameras to keep tabs on other Crewmates. * Report any dead bodies immediately to start discussion of who the suspected Impostor is. * Call emergency meetings to discuss suspicious behavior. * Vote to eject suspected Impostors. THE IMPOSTER Objective: Kill Off the Crew! * Kill crewmates and frame bystanders. * Pretend to run tasks to blend in with the crewmates. * Sneak through the vents to quickly move about the ship. * Use sabotages to cause chaos and divide the crew. * Close doors to trap victims and kill in private. Features: * Customization: Pick your color and hat. * Lots of game options: Add more impostors, more tasks, and so much more! * Quickly find a game online from the host list. * In-game text chat. * Rich discord integration. * Cross-platform play between PC, Android, and iOS!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 38.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2020
Play and discover 51 board games, tabletop games, and more all in one package -- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. This diverse collection includes games from all over the world across multiple genres, from familiar favorites like Chess to international hits like Mancala that have been around for 100s of years! Enjoy familiar favorites and learn hidden gems from around the world in this collection of 51 board games, tabletop games and more! Whether you like to sit and strategize or rely on reflexes, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics contains games from across an array of genres for you to play and discover. Each game is presented with stunning detail as dice clack and marbles glimmer. Strategic players will feel right at home with games like Four-in-a-row and Renegade, while those who prefer to use their reflexes can enjoy games like Slot Cars and Toy Boxing! With board games, card games, sports, solitaires and more, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is an eclectic collection of games to play and discover on your Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 39.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
It has been 3 years since Travis earned the Number 1 spot in the United Assassins Association ranking, and investments from major corporations have caused the city of Santa Destroy to change... but is it really for the better? You are Travis Touchdown - a punk anti-hero , Japanese anime Otaku, beam katana master and pro wrestling-fanatic assassin. Revenge will bring you back to the UAA tournament. This time though, you begin at the bottom of the ranking and will have to fight your way up to save Santa Destroy and avenge your best friend.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore 40.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Platform: Switch
January 17, 2020
The worlds of the Fire Emblem series and Atlus games have crossed paths again and the result is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. An interdimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical barrage of music, style, and yes, danger. So, fight back! Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively decimate your foesbefore all hope fades to black. You and the rising stars you call friends will need to call on your own creative powermanifested as iconic Fire Emblem characters -- to wage a secret war on rogue spirits that feed on creativity. Each encounter will immerse you in deep, turn-based battles that blend the combat of the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series into one brutal harmony. Fuse items to craft weaponry; then play to your strengths and crush your foes. Around every corner you'll find fun nods to multiple fandoms, including Fire Emblem references, dungeons themed to the entertainment industry, and stunning musical performances.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.2
Paradise Killer 41.

Paradise Killer

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2020
An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors. Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council. The system isn’t perfect, but it will be one day — on Perfect 25, the next island-to-be. But on the eve of rebirth, the Council is murdered and Paradise is killed. In the aftermath, the “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies is summoned from exile to find the culprit. This is the crime to end all crimes. What are the facts? What are the truths? Are they the same?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Chicken Police - Paint it RED! 42.

Chicken Police - Paint it RED!

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2020
Sonny Featherland and Marty MacChicken were once legendary detective partners in Clawville PD. Predatory division, nicknamed as the Chicken Police. But that was a decade ago and time had passed them by... Sonny is a semi-alcoholic wreck of a bird on paid leave, while Marty still hides behind the facade of a star-detective. On the night of New Year's Eve, a mysterious woman visits Sonny with an errand which goes back to a dark corner of his past. Now, Sonny and Marty are back together again on a case stranger than anything they've ever encountered before! Chicken Police is an "Orwellesque Buddycop Noir Adventure", with a carefully crafted world, a gritty, dark story, and absurd humor. The game mixes elements of story-rich adventures with visual novel style dialogue-heavy storytelling, complete with a complex interrogation system, detective gameplay, and an ever-changing city.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Going Under 43.

Going Under

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
Going Under is a satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus. [The Future is Wack] Failed businesses no longer just cease to exist--they sink beneath the earth, and their employees are cursed to wander the halls for eternity as monsters. It’s your duty to put these monsters out of their misery and repossess their assets--so that your boss can afford a new car, or something. [Not All Heroes Get Paychecks] Battle through the remains of failed startups themed off of gig workers, dating sites, and cryptocurrency. Uncover the true motives of your employer, a carbonated drink startup known as Fizzle, and their parent company, a subscription box manufacturer with an army of helpful shipping drones. Make friends with your co-workers! Hire a freelance goblin! Date a slime! Invest in crypto! Set a rideshare on fire! [Fight Flexibly] In the dungeons of Going Under, almost everything can be used as a weapon, from laptops to brooms to body pillows. Proper weapons can be found as well, but even they can break at a moment’s notice if you aren’t careful. Playing cautiously and picking the right weapon for the situation are musts if you intend on surviving your internship.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Jet Lancer 44.

Jet Lancer

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2020
Jet Lancer is a high-velocity aerial combat shooter where you duel enemy aviators, hunt giant robots, and defy death at supersonic speeds. You are Ash Leguinn: badass pilot, highly paid mercenary, and flight-school drop out. Your day job is fine - the daily grind of dealing with Sky Pirates pays the bills - but nothing compares to the rush of demolishing a ninety-ton mechanical monstrosity at the speed of sound. And you’ll have your chance. As mechanized weapons converge on Root City, you’ll have to be at the top of your game to survive, and you’ll have to surpass your limits if you want to save the world.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition 45.

Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
January 30, 2020
Take yourself back to 1848 in Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition. Paris is on the brink of yet another revolution, and the prisons are overflowing with guilty and innocent alike.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Operencia: The Stolen Sun 46.

Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Platform: Switch
March 31, 2020
Operencia: The Stolen Sun embraces everything you love about classic first-person dungeon-crawlers, enhancing the old-school turn-based RPG experience with modern sensibilities. Gather your team of memorable characters and guide them through a world inspired by Central European mythology, where history meets legend. Unreal Engine 4 powers breathtaking environments, from traditional tombs and dungeons to enchanted castles and a forest made of copper.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Wunderling 47.

Wunderling

Platform: Switch
March 5, 2020
Take control of the Wunderling, a low-level video game goon who has just unlocked the power to jump. Unable to stop or change direction at will, you will need to plan ahead and master the Wunderlings’ abilities to navigate treacherous scrolling levels and chase down that pesky Hero.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Rune Factory 4 Special 48.

Rune Factory 4 Special

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2020
Rune Factory 4 marks the return of the popular Harvest Moon spinoff that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. For the first time in the series, the player can select to play as a male or female hero, and potential suitors of either gender are also available in order to pursue love, marriage, and possibly a child. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties of protecting the town from invaders, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the days itinerary, you can select from the castles vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along a companion or friendly monster to aid you during your travels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
The Last Campfire 49.

The Last Campfire

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
DISCOVER A PURPOSE The Last Campfire is an adventure, a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home. ON A JOURNEY Travel deeper into the lands beyond the dark forest and overcome the adversities before you. UNCOVER A WORLD Discover beautiful wilderness filled with lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins. LIGHT THE LAST CAMPFIRE Find hope and carry it with you on your Journey to light The Last Campfire. FROM A SMALL STUDIO A unique tale from Hello Games and the creative minds behind LostWinds.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Nowhere Prophet 50.

Nowhere Prophet

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2020
Prepare your decks and go on a pilgrimage through the wasteland! Travel across randomly generated maps and lead your followers in deep tactical combat. Build a loyal band of followers and survive the journey across a broken world. Barely. Take on the role of a powerful leader and mystic. Empowered with the gifts of technopathy, the ability to sense and affect electrical currents. You are the last hope to a band of outcastes and refugees. Lead them across the randomly generated wastelands. Pick fights with greedy slavers and crazy machines using the turn-based card combat. Can you survive long enough to reach the mysterious Crypt?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
DOOM Eternal 51.

DOOM Eternal

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2020
The demonic invasion is still in progress. Announced at the 2018 Bethesda E3 Showcase, DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to the award-winning and best-selling DOOM (2016). Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal will deliver the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
AVICII Invector Encore Edition 52.

AVICII Invector Encore Edition

Platform: Switch
September 8, 2020
Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Metro Redux 53.

Metro Redux

Platform: Switch
February 28, 2020
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. But will they even listen? Rather than stand united, the factions of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. Including the epic single-player campaigns of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux takes you on a journey from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, now available on Nintendo Switch™ Newcomers to the series will get the chance to experience two of the finest story-driven shooters of all time in one vast package; an epic adventure combining gripping survival horror, exploration and tactical combat and stealth. Those who favoured the more survival-horror oriented gameplay of ‘Metro 2033’ can play both campaigns in the ‘Survival’ Play-Style, a fraught, slow burn fight for survival. Those who enjoyed the more action-oriented gameplay of ‘Metro: Last Light’ can try the ‘Spartan’ Play-Style, providing Artyom with a powerful set of combat skills. With the legendary Ranger Mode included to offer an extra layer of challenge and immersion, and all previous released DLC, Metro Redux offers 50+ hours of AAA FPS gameplay for an incredible price.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 54.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Platform: Switch
November 10, 2020
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Vitamin Connection 55.

Vitamin Connection

Platform: Switch
January 17, 2020
By blasting subatomic foes with your Vitamin Beam, utilizing a special claw tool, and navigating maze-like stages, you'll save the members of the Sable family - including the dog! - from a variety of hazardous and increasingly wacky predicaments. Each level also includes sub-games featuring rhythm challenges, Pong-like reflex tests, and more.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Embracelet 56.

Embracelet

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2020
Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers. Embracelet is a puzzle adventure game with a gripping story, gentle and satisfying puzzles, exploration and a beautiful, orchestral soundtrack. You play as Jesper, a Norwegian teenager who lives with his mom in the city. One day he is handed an old bracelet by his Grandfather who grew up in a fishing community up north. This bracelet has powers - strange, mysterious powers. Jesper is given the task to unravel the mystery behind the bracelet. Where does it come from? Who does it belong to? And why did his Grandfather leave the island and his old life behind?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Catherine: Full Body 57.

Catherine: Full Body

Platform: Switch
July 7, 2020
Dark. Intense. Intoxicating. Our indecisive protagonist, Vincent, has been with his long-time girlfriend, Katherine, for five years. But instead of taking the next step into marriage, Vincent finds himself in an affair with the provocative blonde bombshell, Catherine! Thrown into discord by his own infidelity, he finds solace in the innocent Rin – further complicating matters. Adding to Vincent’s dilemma, he begins having nightmares that force him to climb for his life... Will he survive the trials and tribulations of love, or fall to temptations?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Crown Trick 58.

Crown Trick

Platform: Switch
October 16, 2020
Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 59.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Platform: Switch
November 13, 2020
Experience the music of kingdom hearts like never before. Melody of memory features 20+ characters, 140+ music tracks, and online vs multiplayer mode. Explore the music and memories from the kingdom hearts series! Play as familiar faces from the kingdom hearts series, including Disney guest characters who will appear to Lend you a hand. Enjoy a massive variety of music from both the kingdom hearts series and Disney, with a collection of over 140 songs. Dive into rhythm-action gameplay with memorable tunes in this musical journey.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC 60.

Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2020
Fasten your seatbelts! It's gonna be an eye popping, pulse pounding, mind blowing ride! Your super-powered starship is under attack on land, air and sea in this Action/Arcade thriller. But you're prepared to go out with a bang. Zap! Blast your way through a fire storm. Splash! Use the wave weapon to pulverize an enemy. It's an 8-stage intergalactic fight to the finish. And even the multi-level scrolling and haunting sound effects are out of this world. Boss characters with the most chillingly realistic graphics try to show you who's the boss. But if you're quick enough and smart enough, you can prevail.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
ScourgeBringer 61.

ScourgeBringer

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2020
ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Help Kyhra to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Mr. Driller: Drill Land 62.

Mr. Driller: Drill Land

Platform: Switch
June 25, 2020
The popular action puzzle game “Mr. DRILLER DrillLand” makes its Western debut on the Nintendo Switch™! You’re invited to a secret amusement park known as “DrillLand” – 500 meters underground! Explore and conquer the five “attractions” with simple, yet exciting, gameplay that guests of all ages can enjoy! Mr. DRILLER returns! – The first Mr. DRILLER game for the Nintendo Switch™ featuring updated graphics and HD cutscenes! Dig your way to victory! – Each of the five attractions in DrillLand features their own set of unique gameplay rules. Can you dig your way through each attraction and defeat the final boss?! Competitive multiplayer modes! – Play with up to 4 players on one console—race to the finish or battle it out in “Free-for-All” or “Pairs”! Take it easy! – All new “Casual Mode” for those who want to enjoy digging through DrillLand at a leisurely pace!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Fuser 63.

Fuser

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2020
Work your way from the basics of mixing all the way to expert level techniques as you perform shows across 6 larger than life stage venues, each with its own signature style.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Faeria 64.

Faeria

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2020
With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory! A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory. Enjoy 100+ hours of solo content, co-operative missions, and puzzles! Explore a vast array of challenges that reward you in return. Journey through the Oversky and defeat devious World Bosses - or even play enemy AI in draft mode! Enter Pandora, Faeria's unique draft mode that where your deck-building skills are put to the ultimate test. Choose to play against the AI or put your deck to the ultimate test in PVP. Earn rewards based on how well you do. It’s the perfect way to increase your collection, or just have fun!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Telling Lies 65.

Telling Lies

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2020
An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 66.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Platform: Switch
December 8, 2020
Japan's beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo popping and Tetrimino clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same coloured Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent's game. But keep an eye on what's coming your way too. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, you'll have loads of modes that let you play the way you want from single player Adventure to couch competition Versus to ranked Online matches, and more.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Paper Mario: The Origami King 67.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Platform: Switch
July 17, 2020
Featuring a new ring-based battle system that mixes puzzle-solving skills with traditional turn-based combat, Paper Mario: The Origami King aims to put new twists in the series' established formula.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
I Am Dead 68.

I Am Dead

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2020
I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife. Morris Lupton is the recently-deceased museum curator of the tiny island of Shelmerston who is reunited with the ghost of his dog Sparky, only to discover that a disaster is about to destroy his beloved island. Together, they must uncover Shelmerston’s ancient mysteries, prevent the island’s volcano from erupting, and save the place they call home. Morris and Sparky must unearth a number of Shelmerston's lost and scattered ghosts. To find them, the duo must visit the places they spent time in, dive inside the memories of the people who knew them best, and learn the stories of their lives. To help with their mission, Morris uses his newfound power that allows him to peer inside objects and people to reveal their contents and memories, like a supernatural X-Ray! Along the way you will discover many stories about the history and folklore of Shelmerston, and its cast of curious inhabitants and visitors: tourist finches, the fishfolk, morlos, and the Legend of Aggi - the one who originally silenced the volcano...
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
If Found... 69.

If Found...

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2020
If Found... is a game about going home, coming out and erasing everything.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Wide Ocean Big Jacket 70.

Wide Ocean Big Jacket

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2020
Take part in a classic camping trip: Roast hot dogs on the fire, go birdwatching, tell ghost stories, grab a beverage from the cooler and do cartwheels on the beach. WOBJ is a short story game including 20 chapters, 4 playable characters, 10,000 words of dialog and 8 explorable areas, all rendered in a beautiful 2D/3D art style.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Indivisible 71.

Indivisible

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2020
INDIVISIBLE is inspired by classics like Valkyrie Profile and Metroid, and has the unique character, world, and gameplay depth Lab Zero is known for. Meet Ajna, Indivisible protagonist. Ajna is a headstrong girl raised in a remote village. Her father, the town's guardian, has trained her to be strong in mind and body to prepare her for things to come. Ajna discovers a mysterious power in herself, and sets off on a world-spanning journey. Along the way, a number of unique heroes will join her on her quest.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Shantae and the Seven Sirens 72.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2020
New locations, abilities, and friends await in Shantae's biggest adventure yet! Shantae and the Seven Sirens sends the belly-dancing, hair-whipping, half-genie hero to a tropical island where Shantae and her friends encounter other Half-Genie allies, but they soon learn there's trouble in paradise. As Shantae gets caught up in the island's sinister secrets, she'll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world where she'll visit multiple towns, overcome treacherous labyrinths, and battle dastardly bosses. The game also features a new collectible card system that grants players the freedom to augment Shantae's powers to suit their own style of play. Key Features: * Explore an interconnected world using new Fusion Magic creature transformations, including a newt and other aquatic forms! * 4K-resolution hand-painted visuals (on 4K devices only)! * All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious Risky Boots! * Collect and power up with monster cards! * Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets! * Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
Alwa's Legacy 73.

Alwa's Legacy

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2020
Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto 74.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto

Platform: Switch
April 24, 2020
The latest game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is finally here for Nintendo Switch. It features all DLC, including the latest "NEXT GENERATIONS" DLC Update Pack. Relive the Fourth Great Ninja War that unfolded in Naruto Shippuden, and experience the story of Boruto: Naruto the Movie featuring Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki. Plus, choose from 124 ninja—the most in the series! Join in action-packed battles, whenever and wherever you want.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Stories Untold 75.

Stories Untold

Platform: Switch
January 16, 2020
Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four experimental text adventures, including a remaster of the original episode The House Abandon.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix 76.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix

Platform: Switch
May 15, 2020
[Also known as "Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega39"] Based on the popular Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix takes the series to a new dimension on the Nintendo Switch, giving both new fans and Project DIVA veterans ways to play at home or on the go. Rhythm game modes features both traditional button controls, as well as a new game mode exclusive to the unique functions of the Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Sniper Elite 4 77.

Sniper Elite 4

Platform: Switch
November 17, 2020
Welcome to Italy, 1943. Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino. Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before its even begun. If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
TENS! 78.

TENS!

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

Mad Rat Dead

Platform: Switch
October 30, 2020
Funky tunes: advance by matching your inputs to the rhythm of addictive music tracks. Or Practice your inputs as you get acquainted with stages in the sound test. Mastering the music: unlock music to Mix and match with Replay able stages for different difficulties. Hit the rewind button for Infinite attempts and jump, Dash, and smash your way to the highest score. Audiovisual art: Cartoon visuals Mix with a Punk Aesthetic for a unique art style that changes depending on the number of combos performed.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Neon Abyss 80.

Neon Abyss

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2020
Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelike action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss as part of the Hades formed ‘Grim Squad’. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and makes it so every choice alters the ruleset. As you explore the underworld and face the modern gods of Neon Abyss you will craft your own upgrade path but also change multiple aspects of the game’s experience including bosses, rulesets, items, and even access new endings.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.2
Part Time UFO 81.

Part Time UFO

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2020
Help the citizens of earth as a cute little UFO with a handy extendable claw Move objects to the designated platform and balance, arrange, and build to help earthlings complete jobs! Tasks range from farming, fishing, and stacking cheerleaders. Wait…what? Each puzzling job has multiple objectives hinted at through pictures. Solve them to earn in-game medals and unlock even more jobs—just keep an eye on the timer. Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a friend for some duo UFO puzzle solving Recruit a friend and complete any job in cooperative mode. Each job also has a more difficult variation that’s perfect for two players. Jobs may have more objects to move or other challenges to keep the action fresh for your UFO buddy. Two claws are better than one! Reach for the stars (and a high score) in the Tower of Infinity The sky’s the limit in the Tower of Infinity mode! Stack objects that are flown in on helicopters to build the tallest tower you can. Be careful not to let anything fall of the platform or the round will end. A second player can join you on your journey to build the tallest tower possible. Take on jobs like helping a farmer load a truck, arranging circus animals, and rebuilding a temple. In addition to the medals you’ll earn to unlock other stages, you’ll receive some in-game currency for each job you complete. Redeem your hard-earned currency for adorably useful costumes. Dress like a ninja for a sneaky look and a speed boost, or don the safety helmet to stop quickly when zooming around the screen. Check out the Feats of Glory for extra challenges to complete as you play. For example, try to transport a total of 160 objects across all jobs or get a total of 54 medals. Complete four of these feats to unlock an animated illustration. Once you master your claw-swinging, object-stacking skills, you can go for a treasure hunt! In this mode you must solve puzzles and collect treasure as you explore treacherous ruins. Whether you want to help out earthlings, build your Tower of Infinity, or explore for treasure, the Part Time UFO game is full time fun.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Sega Ages: Puyo Puyo 2 82.

Sega Ages: Puyo Puyo 2

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent's grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent's grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you've won the game.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue 83.

Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue

Platform: Switch
August 21, 2020
Welcome to a world where people fly freely through the power of anti-gravity shoes. Become a coach for players who race in the sky and make the acquaintance of four charismatic girls. Follow their adventures as you all grow closer in this emotional story of hope, love and sportsmanship.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Wingspan 84.

Wingspan

Platform: Switch
December 29, 2020
Relaxing Strategy Game About Birds for 1 to 5 players The officially licensed digital adaptation of Wingspan, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres board game award. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats. Each habitat focuses on a key aspect of the growth of your preserves. In Wingspan up to 5 players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. Each beautiful bird that you add to your preserve makes you better at laying eggs, drawing cards, or gathering food. Many of the 170 unique birds have powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock. Features * Relaxing strategy card game where your goal is to discover and attract the best birds. * Single player and multiplayer modes for up to five players. * Based on the award winning, competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game. * Hundreds of unique, animated birds with their real life sound recordings. * Multiple ways to accumulate points with birds, bonus cards and end-of-round goals.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Ibb & Obb 85.

Ibb & Obb

Platform: Switch
March 5, 2020
ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local cooperative couch fun or match up online. Fall up and jump down through 15 levels filled with double gravity puzzles and discover 8 hidden worlds that will test your new non-Newtonian skills to the maximum.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle 86.

Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle

Platform: Switch
February 20, 2020
DOUBLE DRAGON & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle, consists of 18 titles including 7 DOUBLE DRAGON and Kunio-kun vintage games from the 80’s and 90’s, and all 11 Kunio-kun classic titles from the Family Computer Disk System that have been localized into English for the first time ever. Game genres vary from side-scrolling action, beat-’em-up, sports, and action RPG. Online play mode is available for all titles, and a total of 55 in-game missions are waiting for you to obtain nicknames and avatars to show off to your friends! Can you complete all the games?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 87.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2020
See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. - Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes - From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Immortals Fenyx Rising 88.

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2020
Play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods, and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
In Other Waters 89.

In Other Waters

Platform: Switch
April 3, 2020
Play as an Artificial Intelligence guiding a stranded xenobiologist through a beautiful and mysterious alien ocean. A non-violent sci-fi story, enter a world of wonder, fear and vulnerability, unraveling the history and ecology of an impossible planet. What will you discover together? EXPLORE AN ALIEN OCEAN: Freely dive into an expansive section of seafloor, from shimmering reefs to inky depths. Unlock upgrades and make discoveries that allow you to open up new paths, uncovering strange creatures and environments as you do. SEE THE WORLD THROUGH AN AI LENS: Navigate an elegant, intuitive UI via touch or mouse controls. Interpret signals, set headings, and map the ocean through experimentation and intuition. BECOME AN XENOBIOLOGIST: Discover and catalogue species through observation, scanning, taking samples, and interacting with alien life. Read Ellery’s notes, look at her sketches, and help her classify an entirely new ecosystem. PLAN YOUR DIVES: Choose whether to study creatures, investigate secrets or dive new areas, then come back to your base to study samples in the lab, chat to Ellery or read her journals to understand more about this world.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Root Double: Before Crime * After Days - Xtend Edition 90.

Root Double: Before Crime * After Days - Xtend Edition

Platform: Switch
November 26, 2020
The year is 2030. Business is as usual in the isolated research city of Rokumei–that is until several explosions suddenly go off in the nuclear research facility known as “LABO.” The city sends in “Sirius,” an elite rescue squad, to deal with the situation. But the situation only gets worse when LABO’s nuclear reactor melts down, sending the facility into lockdown–with members of Sirius and survivors still trapped inside. With lethal radiation leaking everywhere and not enough anti-radiation medication to last until lockdown lifts, the survivors make more and more grim discoveries. In their struggle for survival, in a deathtrap full of fire and radiation, they learn that doubt is their greatest enemy, and trust their greatest asset. The story of Root Double features two different protagonists: Watase Kasasagi, a rescue squad captain who has lost his memories in the hours after the incident, and Natsuhiko Tenkawa, a student piecing together the clues in the six days before. The only key to survival lies in the player’s hands with the Senses Sympathy System (SSS). Unlike traditional visual novels, Root Double does not have clear cut “choices,” but rather, the game uses SSS to allow the player to manipulate the story based purely upon emotion. Your emotions projected upon the characters, particularly your trust in them, shape the progression of the story. Only with effective use of this system and completion of both protagonists’ stories can the player piece together the truth and hope to discover a way out of the facility.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Burnout Paradise Remastered 91.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Platform: Switch
June 19, 2020
Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever! Burnout Paradise Remastered provides the ultimate driving playground for you and your friends to play online. This remaster includes all DLC from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition 92.

Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition

Platform: Switch
January 31, 2020
Not Tonight is a post-Brexit management game, fusing a time-pressure RPG with a politically charged story where every decision matters. Will you join the resistance and fight the regime -- or keep your head down and hope that one day this will all be a distant memory? Not Tonight: One Love is a full, extra chapter that follows on from the main Not Tonight storyline. King's Head Dave has had just about enough of everything happening in Britain, and has decided to pack up and move to France, in the hope of finding true love. In an alternative Britain where Brexit talks have collapsed, an extreme far-right government has taken power. Citizens of European heritage have been rounded up and exiled. Forced out of your previous life, you find yourself in the midst of a booming gig economy, fighting to scrape by and return to the city you call home.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.8
Touhou Spell Bubble 93.

Touhou Spell Bubble

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2020
Rythmic puzzle action meets arranged Touhou beats! A fusion of rhythm and puzzle in a simple to pick up action puzzle game! 20 characters and 48 arranged tracks from Touhou to do battle with! ■Puzzle action with a new, rythmic beat! A simple to control puzzle game with an added layer of rhythm-action combine to produce a whole new puzzle experience played to a catchy beat! ■Play with Touhou Project characters! Make use of all 20 characters from Touhou Project, including Reimu and Marisa, and a total of 60 different spell cards to aim for victory! ■Story mode! The game also includes a story mode that you can play by yourself. Travel through the world of Gensoukyo and enjoy an original story, only available here! ■Challenge mode! You will fight against strong enemies with designated characters and spells in the challenge mode. There are also stages with higher difficulty level. Let's challenge it!" ■A collection of 48 arranged tracks from Touhou Project! A total of 48 tracks including, of course, many fan favourites along with 12 exclusive, new tracks only available in Spell Bubble!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Murder by Numbers 94.

Murder by Numbers

Platform: Switch
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles, 1996. Honor Mizrahi was just an actress on a hit TV detective show. But when her boss ends up dead just minutes after he fires her,she finds herself starring in her own murder mystery. Teaming up with SCOUT, a reconnaissance robot thrown away after a mysterious incident, she sets out to clear her name - and a new detective duo is born! Investigate a range of murders across TV studios, glitzy award shows, drag clubs, and more - all set to an energetic soundtrack from famed composer Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ghost Trick and Viewtiful Joe). Uncover a dark conspiracy by interrogating a wild range of weird and wonderful characters, designed by the incomparable Hato Moa, creator of Hatoful Boyfriend.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Sega Ages: Shinobi 95.

Sega Ages: Shinobi

Platform: Switch
January 23, 2020
Shinobi. It's Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. And that's exactly what you are! Armed with throwing stars and finely-honed battle skills, you must defeat the Ring of Five. Fight your way past mercenaries and karate thugs. Take out the meanest martial artists and rescue hostages. But these dangers pale in comparison to your ultimate challenge: A fight to the death against five evil Ninja Assassins whose mastery of the deadly ancient arts may well surpass your own!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Good Job! 96.

Good Job!

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2020
As the clumsy child of a CEO, you must climb the corporate ladder one office-themed puzzle at a time! Complete puzzles in multiple ways as you experiment with the interactive environments—a projector can be wheeled gently through an electric door…or catapulted through the wall. So toil (or tumble) your way to the top and make your father proud.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
PHOGS! 97.

PHOGS!

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2020
Two heads are better than one. In PHOGS! you play as a duo of dogs on a captivating, puzzle-filled adventure. Linked by a stretchy belly, you’ll need to bark, bite and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep and Play, in co-op or single-player. Forage through Food World, teeming with tasty treats. From hot buttered toast to chopped celery... even a river of chocolate! Stroll through Sleep World, complete with teddy bears, cushions and quilts, all nestled in the glow of the soothing night-light. Pounce through the crazy toybox of Play World, exploring a beach amusement park, a retro arcade, and everything in between. Woof! Supporting single-player and shared-controller gameplay, plus local and online co-op, Red and Blue are always ready to play!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Inmost 98.

Inmost

Platform: Switch
August 21, 2020
Inmost is an atmospheric, story-driven puzzle platformer, following three playable characters within one dark, interconnecting story. In an old abandoned castle, you’ll need to explore every nook and cranny, avoid detection, slice your way through enemies and spring deadly traps in order to escape the evil that lurks within…
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Depixtion 99.

Depixtion

Platform: Switch
February 28, 2020
Based on the popular Picross series, Depixtion blends color mixing mechanics with the rules of nonograms to create a uniquely colorful experience.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town 100.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2020
Originally released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers. * Rediscover one of STORY OF SEASONS' most beloved entries: This Nintendo Switch remake of the classic game preserves the compelling gameplay, colourful characters and rustic charm of the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release. With buttery-smooth HD visuals and a heartwarming reimagining of the iconic locale, series veterans and newcomers will soon find themselves welcomed by the gentle rhythms of Mineral Town. * Live the simple life in Mineral Town: Tap into the power of nature as you breathe life back into your grandfather's farm, tending crops and raising livestock to earn your keep. With more than 20 varieties of crops to grow, and animals ranging from alpacas to angora bunnies, no day is the same as seasons cycle and new skills await. * Forge friendships with the townsfolk and win their hearts: Mineral Town is full of friendly faces willing to help you find your feet in your new hometown. Get to know the locals and learn their stories as you go about your daily life, and you might even find love along the way! * Activities galore for days off from the farm: Whether it's high-tailing in horseraces, catching a champion trout or showcasing your culinary creativity, the busy calendar full of festivals means that there's never a dull day in Mineral Town. If you're looking for a quieter time, take yourself away to the local hot spring, delve deep into the mines, or seek out the seasonal secrets of the town.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 88

    Hitman 3

  2. 88

    Hitman 3

  3. 84

    Hitman 3

  4. 82

    Sunlight

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 79

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

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 7.7
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 69

    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

    • Release Date: Jan 7, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 69

    Rhythm Fighter

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 72

    MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross Videogame

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Platform: PS5
  4. 75

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

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 76

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

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 6.9
    • Platform: PS4