Game Releases by User Score

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition - 1.

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition -

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more: 1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline. 2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse. 3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices 4: Other additional short stories.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.3
Tetris Effect: Connected 2.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it beforean incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.5
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 3.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
The cat's out of the bag, Super Mario 3D World is on to the Nintendo Switch system. Pounce and climb through dozens of colorful stages! Mario (and his friends) can use power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities, like climbing and scratching. Work together locally or online with up to three other players to reach the goaland to see who can get a high score. The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but also so much more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
DUSK 4.

DUSK

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
DUSK -A retro FPS that looks and feels like the 90s. Inspired by Quake, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Fez 5.

Fez

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.0
Death's Door 6.

Death's Door

Platform: Switch
November 23, 2021
Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power. Talon Sharp Combat: Utilize melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customizing your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain. A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you'll meet along the way. A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Overcooked! All You Can Eat 7.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Platform: Switch
March 23, 2021
Overcooked!, Overcooked! 2 and all additional content are blended together and remastered in this delicious definitive edition! Enjoy hundreds of levels of cooperative cooking chaos across increasingly perilous and obscure kitchens.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Monster Hunter Rise 8.

Monster Hunter Rise

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt. The action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for. Whether it's at home, on the go, online or offline - you'll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
Metroid Dread 9.

Metroid Dread

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Quake Remastered 10.

Quake Remastered

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
The remastered version of Quake is here.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Unpacking 11.

Unpacking

Platform: Switch
November 2, 2021
Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.9
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 12.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
With all the fun and drama of the Ace Attorney series set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, there's sure to be no "Objection!" to the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he turns the courtroom upside down. Featuring an intriguing overarching mystery spanning across two games, it promises to be the most engrossing story in the series yet. [Capcom]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
There is no game : Wrong dimension 13.

There is no game : Wrong dimension

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
There is no game. So don't go messing things up by clicking everywhere. You don’t want to be kicked out of your video game world, do you? Of course not! "There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension" is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes. Will you be able to play along with the "Game" to find your way home? We sincerely think NOT.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Bustafellows 14.

Bustafellows

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2021
Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of a strong, smart and gifted journalist in this romantic adventure. You play the part of a young woman with the ability to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, which you use for data collection and helping people. After witnessing the murder of a crooked lawyer – she goes back in time in an attempt to save him. Thus, the journey begins as our protagonist goes back in time in the body of another person and tries to warn Limbo. It's up to you to figure out how to save him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.6
Overboard! 15.

Overboard!

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2021
GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault. JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York. Only one problem: you did it. Can you get away with murder? GAMEPLAY Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill... There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies. You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Danganronpa Decadence 16.

Danganronpa Decadence

Platform: Switch
December 3, 2021
Danganronpa Decadence contains the three main titles in the legendary Danganronpa franchise, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition, and also features the brand-new title Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, a boardgame-style bonus game with all-new scenes and interactions between your favorite characters!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Sumire 17.

Sumire

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
One Day, One Life. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight. Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish. But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 18.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2021
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. Pursue your political dreams in new quests, meet and question more of the city's locals, and explore a whole extra area. Full voice-acting, controller support, and expanded language options also included. Get even more out of this award-winning open world. You're a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Shin Megami Tensei V 19.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Platform: Switch
November 12, 2021
The ambitions of god and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. Neither human nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving... and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name. In a world without its Creator, which path will you choose?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 20.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: Switch
June 25, 2021
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! 21.

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Platform: Switch
June 30, 2021
Welcome to the club! Write poems for your crush and experience the terror of school romance in this critically-acclaimed psychological horror story. Enter the #1 Psychological Horror Experience! Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase any mistakes along the way to ensure your perfect ending. Now’s your chance to discover why DDLC is one of the most beloved psychological horror games of the decade! You play as the main character, who reluctantly joins the Literature Club in search of a romantic interest. With every poem you write and every choice you make, you’ll charm your crush and begin to unfold the horrors of school romance. Do you have what it takes to crack the code of dating sims and get the perfect ending? Now, the original mind-shattering DDLC experience is packed with tons of new features and content exclusive to Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Mushihimesama 22.

Mushihimesama

Platform: Switch
June 15, 2021
Mushihimesama (Bug Princess in English) is a vertical shooting game set in a beautiful fantasy world. Huge insect-like creatures called Koju roam the forest outside the village of Hoshifuri. When Reco's people fall to a mysterious sickness, the young princess decides to leave the village and meet the God of the Koju, who may provide a cure. Riding her faithful Golden Beetle friend Kiniro, Reco must traverse the wilds, braving the hostile landscape and the aggressive Koju beasts on her journey through the Shinju Forest.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights 23.

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

Platform: Switch
June 22, 2021
Long ago, in the distant reaches of Land's End, an unforeseen rainfall transformed all living things into frenzied undead monstrosities known as the Blighted. Faced with a calamity far beyond their understanding, the kingdom fell into ruin with no end to the accursed rain in sight. Meanwhile in the remnants of this devastated land, a young woman named Lily awakens in the depths of a church Unravel the mystery of the kingdom destroyed by the Rain of Death. Journey through the sprawling and hauntingly beautiful Land's End, traversing a submerged forest, a sealed-off contaminated underground cavern, and a grand castle. Formidable bosses await that will gladly claim your life given even the slightest chance. Defeat these powerful foes and release them from their unending curse to recruit them as allies. Overcome the challenges before you and search for the truth with powerful knights at your side.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Castlevania Advance Collection 24.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces. In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released on Game Boy™ Advance, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Knockout City 25.

Knockout City

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.5
UnderMine 26.

UnderMine

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item Combos Discover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue Characters Discover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover Secrets Explore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly Bosses Each area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly Lighthearted UnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 27.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2021
Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic--over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. It's up to guide your customizable and evolving characters through ten different worlds, fast-paced minigames, and locations including a Sith world, the Wookie homeworld, and the Jedi Academy. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war--and your destiny as a Jedi.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack 28.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Atelier Sophie DX - Atelier Firis DX - Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX - with brand new content and various DLCs. The definitive edition fo the Atlier "Myserious" series is now available.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Dreamscaper 29.

Dreamscaper

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
A surreal, Hack and Slash Roguelite, players battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious. Dreamscaper is an ARPG Roguelite, blending elements from brawlers, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers. Every slumber is a different random dungeon and you must unlock the power of your dreams to see a new day. Play as Cassidy, a young woman trapped in a deep depression. Dive into her subconscious to take on the surreal nightmares she wrestles with.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.1
Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth- 30.

Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Galuda is a biological weapon that connects the Holy Spirit and humans through alchemy and mechanical engineering. The "Shinra" military nation, which gained power from Galuda, was destroyed by the two Galuda "Ageha" and "Tateha" they created. Three years have passed since that war. After an experiment involving contraindications, "Soma" artificially acquired Galuda's abilities. And the only Galuda to be born, "Asagi" who was the assassin of King Soma. "Tsubame" and "Janome" who are also artificial Galuda and prince and princess of the Soma country chasing Asagi. Then Ageha and Tateha go to Asagi's rescue to stop the tragedy. The battle with the real Galuda and the Galuda built is about to begin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Tadpole Treble Encore 31.

Tadpole Treble Encore

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey. The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle 32.

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Sky: Children of the Light 33.

Sky: Children of the Light

Platform: Switch
June 29, 2021
Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky, a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations. In the kingdom of Sky, you can... - Soar and explore 7 dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery - Encounter and socialize with like-minded players from around the world - Feel free to express yourself with a delightful selection of character customizations - Team up with others to adventure into darker realms, save spirits and uncover ancient treasures - Gift candles of light to share appreciation and grow friendships - Enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies together - Join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expansion of realms
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.6
Little Nightmares II 34.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
SOLAS 128 35.

SOLAS 128

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2021
SOLAS 128 takes place within a neon clockwork mechanism that is under attack. A strange external force has taken over, leaving disarray in its wake. Players must carefully repair the machine by learning how it works, and solving over 150 interlocking screens of puzzles. At its heart, SOLAS 128 is a beam deflection game with a difference. Instead of light beams, the game is built around distinct pulses which move in perfect sync with the unique, neon-soaked synthwave soundtrack. Players will need to reflect, collide, merge, split, and filter these pulses to explore the strange space, and reconnect the pathways that have been destroyed. Soon puzzles will start to spill across multiple screens, and they’ll need to think big to orchestrate a solution for the game’s damaged clockwork.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
NEO: The World Ends With You 36.

NEO: The World Ends With You

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
"Only the possibility of you can change our fate". A long-awaited new story in The World Ends with You series has arrived. Rindo comes to the grim realization that his life is on the line when he is forced to compete in the so-called "Reapers' Game." There's no telling how this tale will unfold—but it's up to you to find out! Put your psychic prowess to the test as you duke it out on the stylishly animated streets of Shibuya. Features: Delve into a vividly illustrated Shibuya, animated with style, music and monsters. Collect and wield hundreds of Psych abilities to battle surreal threats. Investigate the world around you and beat the "Reapers' Game" to survive.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Olympia Soiree 37.

Olympia Soiree

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform a ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district Red, Blue, and Yellow lead a society governed by the island's rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Astalon: Tears of the Earth 38.

Astalon: Tears of the Earth

Platform: Switch
June 3, 2021
Uphold your pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus! Fight, climb and solve your way through a twisted tower as three unique adventurers, on a mission to save their village from impending doom! Three heroic explorers wander the post-apocalyptic desert on a mission to save their village from despair. They soon find a dark, twisted tower that has risen from the depths of the planet and seemingly holds the key to their survival. In order to ensure their victory, one of them has made a secret pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus, allowing them to reincarnate until they have accomplished their mission. But what fate lies in store for the heroes and their village? Astalon: Tears Of The Earth is an action-platformer set in a dying world where life is cruel, but death can be a stepping stone to victory! Use the unique skills and weapons of Arias the fighter, Kyuli the rogue, and Algus the wizard, to surmount the mysterious tower and find the answers to their survival. Slay terrible monsters, discover powerful artifacts, and solve fiendish puzzles, reaching new heights in the tower with the aid of a Titan. Follow a story about friendship and sacrifice, building up the courage to take down giants to protect the weak and powerless. Strengthen your party and change their fate by embracing death. Discover the countless secrets of the Tower of Serpents!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.9
Gnosia 39.

Gnosia

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eliminate one victim at a time... The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into “cold sleep” one by one, in an effort to rid the ship of Gnosia. Gnosia is a Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG in which you will engage in discussion with a variety of unique characters, with the aim of identifying the Gnosia among the group. Players will have to use what information they can gather during the discussions to ascertain whom they think is Gnosia and then vote to put them into cold sleep. As you progress, your abilities will improve - but so will those of the crew. As the numbers of crew members, Gnosia, and various “roles” increase, it will become increasingly difficult to determine who is telling the truth. Work in collaboration with or against other crew members to ensure your survival until the end. ・Repeatedly play through “loops”, triggering special events to unravel mysteries in a uniquely original narrative. Certain events will unlock new commands for you to use during discussions. ・Step into a variety of roles to develop different character builds. Your stats will determine how effectively you can sway the group’s opinion or lie, and will also affect your likelihood of being selected for cold sleep. ・Engage with an engrossing and eclectic cast of characters and experience randomly triggered events, each one unique to its subject. Character events will reveal information about your crewmates in the form of special “Notes”.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Cyber Shadow 40.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 41.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
The story takes place on a floating continent, an archipelago of both small and large floating islands where two species known as Caninu and Felineko live. Malt, a young Caninu shepherd, lives with his little sister Mei in Petit Mona, a little village located in the Free Lands of Gasco. Over the course of a single night, the Berman Empire invades and throws the village into the flames of war. Malt and his friends manage to get away thanks to their families who were subsequently captured and taken away. Escaping to a mountain cave, Malt and the other children discover a gigantic tank called the Taranis. They jump aboard, heading out on a journey to save their families!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Umurangi Generation 42.

Umurangi Generation

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2021
Umurangi Generation is a first person photography game in the shitty future. Set in Tauranga Aotearoa off the back of an impending crisis you are a courier for the Tauranga Express. Throughout the game you will unlock a variety of lenses and equipment.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Everhood 43.

Everhood

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
An UNCONVENTIONAL ADVENTURE RPG that takes place in an inexpressible world filled with amusing musical battles and strange delightful encounters. To put it simply: You are in for a ride.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Cotton Reboot! 44.

Cotton Reboot!

Platform: Switch
July 20, 2021
Japan's favorite shooter mascot finally gets a worldwide release as a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks. This is the original "Cute em' up", and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the ultimate celebration of one of Japan's most beloved gaming mascots. Choose between the HD Reboot mode or go legit with the X68000 original mode with pixel perfect graphics from the iconic Japanese home computer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise 45.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise

Platform: Switch
November 5, 2021
Expand your horizons with DLC and help create vacation homes for clients on resort islands. Clients with different dream vacation requests will visit a new resort area located in an archipelago, made up of several different islands, where the Paradise Planning team is located. You can talk to a client and find out the details of their requests for a vacation home, and then make their dreams happen.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Dodgeball Academia 46.

Dodgeball Academia

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
In a world where dodgeball is life, you join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. Across eight episodes, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team. Level up Otto and develop a dynamic team across a vast and customizable party progression system. All the while, explore the vast Dodgeball Academia and uncover the long hidden truths that reside within the very walls you live, learn, and dominate in.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Fly Together! 47.

Fly Together!

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2021
Fly TOGETHER! is a multiplayer game of explosive airplane action that will challenge your inner air traffic controller. The sequel to the award winning Conduct TOGETHER! takes players to the skies in a race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination by drawing flight paths and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles. Fly Solo or hand a Joy-Con™ to your friends and co-pilot through an expansive campaign. Complete contracts, upgrade your airport and collect a growing fleet of airplanes. Fly against your friends in hectic up-to-8-player battles: throw meteors, invoke tornadoes or drop a giant cake on your opponents. The pilot who gets the most passengers safely to their destination wins. Here’s some rad things in this game • Pilot planes in a beautiful 3D world with handheld, stick and motion controls. • Simple and intuitive gameplay for everyone • Seamlessly shift between single and multiplayer. Play as the solo pilot or pass the Joy-Con™ to friends for up to 8 players • Transport passengers, earn coins and unlock new airplanes • Progress through exotic islands with unique themes • Fantastic soundtrack by composer Mikkel Gemzøe • From the Award winning team that brought you Conduct TOGETHER!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 48.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
The Erebonian Empire is on the brink of all out war! Taking place shortly after the ending of Trails of Cold Steel III, the heroes of Class VII find themselves against the full force of the Empire in an attempt to stop its path of total domination. Further, the hero of the Erebonian Civil War and Class VII's instructor, Rean Schwarzer, has gone missing. Now, the students of Class VII, old and new, must unite with heroes from all over the continent to create the only chance the world has to be spared from total destruction.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 49.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Platform: Switch
July 16, 2021
Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Master realistic swordplay that matches your movements. Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 50.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Platform: Switch
July 9, 2021
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Littlewood 51.

Littlewood

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Persona 5 Strikers 52.

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Winds of Change 53.

Winds of Change

Platform: Switch
June 3, 2021
Winds of Change is a 2D Adventure game set in a living, breathing fantasy world. Embark on the journey of a lifetime! Join The Rebellion, amass an army, and liberate the world! Fully voice acted, with romance options, side quests, and optional content! Inspired by Dragon Age and Mass Effect. A huge amount of dialogue choices let you role play exactly as you want! Huge conversational trees! A game-changing 2D adventure project! STORY: In the world of Alestia, the sheltered forest village of Valinorth exists largely independent from every other nation, never taking sides in political conflict and remaining non-partisan. Every generation, a special child is born in Valinorth. They house a vast amount of spiritual energy within them, and they use this to commune with the realm of spirits. Harnessing that energy to induce premonitions of the future, Valinorth has remained forever safe, taking care of any threat foreseen by the "Seer". However, the recent threat is too much to handle on their own. Forced to take sides, the Seer is thrust into the larger world of Alestia and taken in by the wings of The Rebellion after an unbelievable vision shakes the very foundation of Valinorth. Taking up arms against the tyrannical rulers of Alestia -- The Triumvirate -- you take on the role of the Seer. Explore the world, form alliances, and build an army. Every step you take will determine the fate of the world, and everyone in it. The only chance of liberating the world rests in the hands of you, the Seer. The vast amount of spiritual energy within you makes you uniquely capable of wielding a mystical blade: The Blade of Exodus. Capable of manipulating spiritual energy in a remarkable fashion, the fate of the world is in your hands. Explore a large world with an even larger cast of characters. Bond with your comrades, form friendships and relationships, and fight to liberate the world from the clutches of tyranny. The fate of the world rests in your hands, Exodus wielder. FEATURES: * In-Depth point and click interface! * Massive story line set in an incredible fantasy world!* * Voice acted by a stellar cast!** * Bond with your comrades! * Pursue friendships, and even romances! * Non-linear story flow! Feel free to stop and explore! * Open world atmosphere. Return to past areas at any time! * Find hidden objects and books in the environment! Learn about the world! * Stop and chat with your party members at any times! * Watch your party members interact with each other in skits! * View parallel scenes taking place all across the world! Multiple stories at play! * Experience side quests and optional stories! ABOUT THE VOICE ACTING: Winds of Change features a massive voice cast, featuring top talent from the industry! ADDITIONAL NOTES: * Trailer will be updated before final launch with a final version. * This game is a 2D Point and Click adventure game! Dialogue intensive. * More story will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access. ** More voice acting will be added with frequent patches as we progress through Early Access.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Genesis Noir 54.

Genesis Noir

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love. A NON-TRADITIONAL POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE With a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your journey. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life—all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass. JUMP INTO THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE The Big Bang isn’t just the birth of creation as we know it, it's also a gun blast frozen in time, with the bullet speeding towards the love of your life. You’ll jump into pockets of time, explore moments throughout the lifespan of the universe, and search for a way to change the course of destiny. WITNESS THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF MANKIND You’ll observe moments in the history of the universe, from the first microseconds of Life to trillions of years in the future. What will you learn about these new creations, in your search to destroy them?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Boomerang X 55.

Boomerang X

Platform: Switch
July 8, 2021
Whispers bubble from fresh cracks in the ground, echoing through the abandoned depths and primordial woods. A black flow cuts through stone and threatens to spill once more across the world. The ancient tetraform calls, and with it come unearthly powers. Catapult yourself through the air, use the power drawn from fallen creatures to slow time, and cut through the swarms of dark beings with a razor-edge boomerang. Travel through once bustling locales, sacrificed to hide a myth, and descend the Godpath into the lost realms below. Cleanse these halls and ensure that whatever lies beneath doesn’t come back.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
The Longing 56.

The Longing

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
AN UNUSUAL MIX OF ADVENTURE AND IDLE GAME. Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens. As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game. It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited 57.

Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Platform: Switch
March 16, 2021
Discover a tale of war, darkness, and the power of bonds, coming to the West for the first time! The world is plunged into ruin after Ol=Ohma, the Overlord of Darkness defeats the Knights of the Round, the last bastion of defense for mankind. 100 years later, a fallen hero returns to life and must lead a new generation of heroes to defeat Ol=Ohma’s forces and restore light and hope to the world. Explore dungeons, use traps and combat prowess to defeat powerful monsters, and bond with your allies to unlock their true potential in this RPG gem. If you enjoyed your adventures in Saviors of Sapphire Wings, you can also dive into the world of Stranger of Sword City Revisited! Brimming with additional content such as expanded character creation options, in-game events, and new items and equipment, this remastered version of the original dungeon-crawling hit is bundled with Saviors of Sapphire Wings as a bonus game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Samurai Warriors 5 58.

Samurai Warriors 5

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. ・Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. ・Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period. ・Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. ・Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Alba: a Wildlife Adventure 59.

Alba: a Wildlife Adventure

Platform: Switch
June 9, 2021
From the BAFTA-Award winning studio behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care comes something entirely new. Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realises she needs to do something about it. This is truly a Mediterranean paradise if you ignore all the litter! From the idyllic beaches to the ancient castle overlooking the town a whole island is ready to be explored. With Ines and your grandfather - who is a total bird nerd - by your side, you can start the movement to save the island. Maybe even the world after that.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series 60.

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series

Platform: Switch
March 23, 2021
On the unforgiving world of Pandora a Hyperion 'suit' and a con artist embark on an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs. In this award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software, experience the story of Rhys and Fiona, unwilling partners on a quest for greatness.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
TOEM 61.

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Blaster Master Zero III 62.

Blaster Master Zero III

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final installment of the story.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Capcom Arcade Stadium 63.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
Relive the Capcom classics!1943 -The Battle of Midway-comes as a free download. Shooters, fighting, action—all your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you had back then. Just Like the Good Old Days From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming. Brand New Ways to Play With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again! Every game has online leaderboard rankings, so you can see where you stack up against players all over the world! Capcom Arcade Stadium, where retro appeal meets cutting-edge features for a fresh take on Capcom's classics!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Dungeon Encounters 64.

Dungeon Encounters

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
A new dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles. From some of the key development team behind the legendary FINAL FANTASY franchise, DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. The streamlined interface gives you the freedom to prepare and manage your party as you strive to reach the final floor. During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets? ■Events By uncovering and visiting spaces with white numbers, you may obtain items, unlock and change abilities, restore your party to health, find hidden merchants, and much more. Battle encounters, marked with black numbers, are hidden throughout the map. However, they can be revealed with a special ability, allowing you to choose when and where to engage your enemies. Previously discovered events will be recorded in the Event Log, a valuable resource that allows you to reference past experiences to tackle future challenges. ■Battles Test your strategies in thrilling battles, featuring the Active Time Battle (ATB) system made famous by the FINAL FANTASY series. Under the direction of Ito Hiroyuki, creator of the ATB system, battles play out in real-time, utilizing a polished and refined iteration of this classic design, which promises exciting, challenging combat. ■Map The blank map awaits you, and by exploring and investigating every tile on each level, you will be awarded ability points. Navigate obstacles, including secret passages and hidden traps, and conquer the dungeon!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 65.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 66.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: Switch
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition 67.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Ni No Kuni 2 kicks off with the President of a real-world Earth country transported to a magical kingdom in which every person is also sort of an animal as well.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Signs of the Sojourner 68.

Signs of the Sojourner

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and communication. Encounters are conversations rather than combat. Your ability to navigate social situations and understand different perspectives is based on an expressive card game experience.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan 69.

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a wholesome, creature capture, 2.5D Adventure-Puzzle-Platformer with RPG elements. It is a family-friendly and openly accessible adventure in which you must save whimsical creatures by bringing back color to the world you once knew! Rainbow Billy tells a universal coming of age story about dealing with changes in the world and accepting ourselves and the others around us! Sometimes it only takes a conversation, empathy, and a new point of view to make a world of a difference. EXPLORE A WONDROUS WORLD! From dark caverns on secret islands to hidden coves off in the stormy seas, explore a rich world filled with treasure, fish (because every great game has a fishing minigame!), friendship and... danger! SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PUZZLES! Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore! BEFRIEND CURIOUS CREATURES! Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them with their problems in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day! RECOLOR THE WORLD! Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends find the courage to be their true selves in a story about empathy and growth.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Mario Party Superstars 70.

Mario Party Superstars

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2021
A Superstar collection of classic Nintendo 64™ boards - Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. This and all other modes can be played online**, too! 100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ games and more! Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con™ controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system. Party with superstars near or far Bring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system***, local wireless***, or online** play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition 71.

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

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Kaze and the Wild Masks 72.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 73.

Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2021
Relive the 10 classic games that defined the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR! ■Four stellar games have been added to the six already on sale for a total of 10 amazing classics for you to enjoy! ■View 3D models of the games and their cartridges. Zoom in and take a look around! ■Of course, titles compatible with the NEOGEO POCKET can be displayed in monochrome mode! ■Take on a friend in either Tabletop or Handheld Modes! (Not available for some titles)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
New Pokemon Snap 74.

New Pokemon Snap

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2021
Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands. Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex. Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex. This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see. Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Journey through a variety of environments such as beaches and jungles to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex. * See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure, only on Nintendo Switch * Research various Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture Pokémon behaviors that you've never seen before * Explore unknown islands with scenery like lush jungles and tropical beaches throughout your journey * Take in-game photos to make your very own Pokémon Photodex
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 75.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: Switch
April 6, 2021
An atmospheric narrative adventure written by Rhianna Pratchett. Set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where you run on words and use them to interact with the world around you.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Astrologaster 76.

Astrologaster

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
Play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman - unlicensed medical professional and astrologer - and help him win a medical licence. Astrologaster is a narrative-based comedy game. Explore Forman’s life, his work, and his relationships with his clients. Make story choices by performing astrological readings. Choose strategically or make decisions just for fun - but be aware that your choices will have consequences (and unpredictable side effects!) 13 clients come to see you 5-7 times seeking advice for personal, professional and medical problems. By examining the stars in the sky, you diagnose and determine answers for your clients’ problems. As well as affecting the storyline, these choices will alter your clients’ satisfaction levels. Satisfied clients will write you letters of recommendation, and with enough of these letters you can obtain a medical licence from the University of Cambridge. So-called “real” (licensed) doctors call Forman a quack and fraud. Help Forman prove these medical establishment elitists wrong!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium 77.

SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
It's history in the making when 2 premiere arcade game giants settle the score. The greatest fighters of all time will be crowned when 18 of SNK's and Capcom's most popular characters collide. It's the best of both worlds: fighters, techniques and formats.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Unbound: Worlds Apart 78.

Unbound: Worlds Apart

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Explore beautiful, hand-crafted Metroidvanian worlds by conjuring different magic portals. Each portal gives you unique abilities to solve puzzles, outsmart abominable creatures, and unravel mysteries.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos 79.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world. The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Eastward 80.

Eastward

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Curse of the Dead Gods 81.

Curse of the Dead Gods

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Diablo II: Resurrected 82.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.7
Lost in Random 83.

Lost in Random

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Rain on Your Parade 84.

Rain on Your Parade

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud determined to ruin everybody’s day. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Travel across the world, inventing new ways of causing chaos and mayhem. Turn the perfectly dry and sunny wedding day into a wet one, unleash thunder and lightning upon the cities, bring pandemonium to supermarket shoppers, destroy farmer’s crops, sneak around military bases and rain down meteors on dinosaurs! Yes, not even the dinosaurs are safe! As you progress in the game you will unlock new and more comical methods of causing bedlam. Use thunder and lightning to scare people out of hiding and set things alight, tornadoes to suck up everything that gets in its path, rain explosive material that you can blow up and even entire meteors and much more.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set 85.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2021
Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Dying Light: Platinum Edition 86.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Features: Dying Light - the full award-winning game. Dying Light: The Following - a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive. Dying Light: Bozak Horde - a challenging game mode with its own side story. Cuisine & Cargo - two additional quarantine zones. Ultimate Survivor Bundle - exclusive weapons and outfits. Crash Test Skin Pack - a madcap cosmetic pack. Hellraid - a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting. A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Olija 87.

Olija

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. - Explore a mysterious and handcrafted world inspired by sailor's legends and Asian fantasy. - Wield the Harpoon of legend and rethink movement through platforming, puzzle and combat. - Rescue fellow castaways and meet curious characters to learn more about Terraphage and the enigmatic Olija. - Beautiful melancholic soundtrack inspired by Flamenco, lo-fi and traditional Japanese music. - Craft magic hats!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
DARQ: Complete Edition 88.

DARQ: Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Haven 89.

Haven

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
They escaped to a lost planet to be together. A RPG adventure about love and freedom. To play solo or co-op with a special someone. Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Demon Turf 90.

Demon Turf

Platform: Switch
November 4, 2021
The 3D platformer with attitude! Join Beebz in her ambitious goal of taking over the Demon Turfs and becoming the Demon Queen herself! Jump, spin and punch your way across the turfs with unique mechanics like momentum-driven combat and self-placed checkpoints. Time to face the Demon King head on.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Game Builder Garage 91.

Game Builder Garage

Platform: Switch
June 11, 2021
Have you ever dreamed of building your own video games? The Game Builder Garage™ software is a great place to start! Anyone can learn the basics of game design and visual programming with step-by-step lessons created by the minds at Nintendo.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
A Little Golf Journey 92.

A Little Golf Journey

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
A Little Golf Journey is a relaxing adventure golf experience played on beautiful diorama courses across a variety of destinations. Unlock secrets, discover treasure and take on challenges. Your journey awaits.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Heaven's Vault 93.

Heaven's Vault

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world - and the ancient secret of Heaven's Vault. Heaven's Vault is not your usual linear adventure game. Progress through the game in any order you choose - the game's fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act. Some are friendly, some are cautious, and some are out to trick you. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you learn? What will you risk? What will you lose?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars 94.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection 95.

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection

Platform: Switch
August 17, 2021
Space Invaders is a founding block of video game history that filled the arcades. It is said that the game made 100 Yen coins scarce and defined the visuals and mechanics in the first decade of video games. Until this day, Space Invaders remains highly successful in the gaming industry as well as it is highly prominent in pop culture. Now the most complete collection on cart ever, the Space Invaders Invincible Collection, is heading to the West. It combines all titles from the Japanese standard and special releases on one cartridge, the limited Western collection even has the console port of the game Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders on cartridge, a unique title which was only available as a download code in the Japanese version!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The Caligula Effect 2 96.

The Caligula Effect 2

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Dive into a reality-warping adventure from Persona scenario-writer Tadashi Satomi and director Takuya Yamanaka! A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to save people from their past regrets by unknowingly imprisoning them in a simulation. However, this "Paradise" is shaken to the core when a virtual idol named X breaks into Regret's virtual reality and restores a high school student's memories of the real world. In order to escape Redo, they form the Go-Home Club, a resistance group that seeks to fight against regret and her enforcers, the Obbligato Musicians.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.9
Bravely Default II 97.

Bravely Default II

Platform: Switch
February 26, 2021
Step into a brand-new world with four brand-new heroes. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack. * Brand-new entry in Square Enix's Bravely Series * Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light * Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler * New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Blue Reflection: Second Light 98.

Blue Reflection: Second Light

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2021
Blue Reflection: Second Light follows the adventures of three students – Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjou – who find themselves transported to a mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. One day, a path leading to a new land appears, but when the three protagonists set off to unravel the mystery, they’re met by a series of deadly monsters. By battling the fiendish creatures, they unlock unknown powers that only seem to deepen the cryptic nature of their surroundings. Throughout the adventure, the three friends cooperate and struggle to make their everyday-life as rich and as fun as possible. While spending every day trapped in this unknown world, the characters’ true feelings and personalities will be revealed, and as their bonds grow deeper, they will acquire new strengths and abilities.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 99.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition 100.

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2021
In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world. Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd

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    Halo Infinite

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  3. 84

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    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
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  5. 81

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    Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp

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    Chorus

  3. 71

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    • Rating: T
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    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

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