Switch Player's Scores

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For 591 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 INSIDE
Lowest review score: 20 Rock 'N Racing Grand Prix
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 591
591 game reviews
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Slaps and Beans is a game that shows that living in the past isn't always a good thing. Only those who love their fighting games will see something good in this game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you can power through the dull and repetitive design of God Wars: The Complete Legend you'll find plenty of content. Sadly, this doesn't make up for otherwise lackluster title.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Survive! Mr Cube is too repetitive for a recommendation, and the time that you put in doesn't pay off with a satisfying conclusion.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The developers describe it as simple in its eShop listing, and Voxel Shot is certainly that. You won't be spending a lot of time playing this - it's better picked up in a Switch eShop sale.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    MXGP3 is far more bare bones than it ought to be. It sure does offer some thrills in its racing, but the scale-backs for the Switch version and particularly the loss of the multiplayer modes are impossible to forgive.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    Vegas Party is a game that you do not want to buy. If you really want to experience the casino culture, take the money you were thinking of spending on this game and go to a real casino.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Though the core experience functions as intended, Mecha Storm doesn't do enough to distances itself from its mobile release and ends up falling flat on the Nintendo Switch.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    Repetitive track design, some of the worst graphics I've seen for a Nintendo Switch game and very lacklustre AI results in an extremely unfulfilling experience with Drone Fight; may leave a nasty taste.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Small, dark and not very handsome, Paranautical Activity is a disappointment. Lame weapons, poor controls and a lack of personality nip this one in the bud.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    It's Spring Again is - to put it bluntly - a thorough disappointment. It lacks content, accessibility and replay value, and its basic and repetitive graphics are enough to haunt any child's nightmares. For a game that is based on a popular children's puppet show, so much more could have been done to make it a truly informative and educational experience that players of all ages, abilities and backgrounds could enjoy. The only merit it does have is that it conveys some basic facts about the changing of the seasons - and even this knowledge could be better found elsewhere.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Pirates: All Aboard! is light on content and doesn't carry enough of a personality to be a recommendable package. Other than in its dirt cheap form in the eShop sale, that is.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Assault Gunners HD Edition just misses the mark on being a good title. What should be a title full of thrilling mech actions ends up being dead weight.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Littered with microtransactions, Galak-Z: Variant S quickly becomes too much to bear. Fortunately there are a lot of levels to take on, but you won't be able to smash through them all in a day unless you fancy getting your credit card out.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Never Stop fails to hold the attention for long, and unfortunately there are others in the same genre that do the endless runner job a lot better. Wait til it's available for pennies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bouncy Bob is simplistic entertainment which doesn't really set the Switch alight. There's not really enough here to keep you coming back for more.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Chicken Assassin: Reloaded is a crime against Action-RPGs but a godsend to the clicker genre. It'll serve those who are into this type of game well, but even extensive customisation load outs won't help it appeal to everyone else.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Glaive: Brick Breaker appears to be a game that exists just to pay homage to its inspiration, Brick Breaker. It never tries to be much more than that, and is content wallowing in mediocrity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Go Vacation boasts an impressive number of sporty mini-games, but sadly its focus on quantity over quality makes for an entirely forgettable experience.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    Skee-Ball seems more than happy to resemble an early-2000's flash game instead of a unique take on the arcade classic that it represents.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Awkward is a game that tries hard to be interesting and live up to its infamous name but fails terribly. People who like party games may find it a nice game to kill time with, but it doesn't have anything else that makes it stand out from the crowd.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I really wanted to enjoy Dream Alone. Whilst it's clear that certain aspects are inspired by the likes of Super Meat Boy, the platforming elements just don't hold up as well. The unforgiving deaths and inability to see where you're going most of the time makes the whole experience a bit of a disappointment.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Jolt Family Robot Racer attempts to add a competitive edge to the platforming formula, unfortunately a lack of progression and content holds back already lacklustre gameplay. With little to offer it's hard to recommend the game to anyone in particular but there's something promising about the concept of racing in a platforming style.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One Strike will make a good addition to any gathering of friends but don't expect much life from it as a solo experience.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Drago Dino is a game that hardly works and even when it manages to get past a loading screen the gameplay offered is poorly executed and not enjoyable.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    Defoliation deserves no place on your Switch. It's a poor attempt at a visual novel, littered with shockingly translated dialogue and boring puzzles. Avoid!
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    • 30 Critic Score
    There is no particularly remarkable title in the entire Sparkle franchise. Even then, Sparkle Zero feels like the most barebones execution of the creature-evolving idea. With no quest system, creature variety and different environments, there’s no reason to start from zero here.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Perfect Angle looks to provide a short compelling experience and the interesting perspective mechanic is novel at first but the game quickly runs out of ideas and some minor design decisions only make some of the puzzles even more of a drag.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A Magical High School Girl is a very repetitive and basic rogue like game which puts up a really difficult argument for starting again each time you die.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Henry the Hamster Handler is a simple, inexpensive game that's simple and amusing, but that still doesn't make it worth a purchase. The problem is once I'd finished 10 of the games' 300 levels I'd seen it all. I can't help but feel more effort could have gone into creating some variety in the levels rather than churning them out in a similar fashion to the in-game hamsters themselves.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    With so many other 2D platformers on Switch, playing Cast of the Seven Godsends would be like choosing to eat wood when you're surrounded by a candy shop. It might be earnest in its attempt to pay homage to the classic retro games of yesteryear but it stumbles at almost every hurdle.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Inksplosion is an entirely mediocre experience that fails to stand out amongst stronger titles in the arcade shooter genre. Pretty colours do little to distract from its boring, repetitive gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Infernium delivers a strong visual representation of Hell that bucks the standard trend in entertainment media. Sadly, the game also plays like hell with poor controls and frustratingly obtuse design choices.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    L.F.O mixes strong audio design with retro inspired graphics to great success, but unfortunately its basic gameplay lets it down dramatically.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thud Card is a complicated card game with very poor instructions and a lack of interesting reasons to return to the game, it's hard to see anyone having an enjoyable time with this game and as such I couldn't recommend anyone going out of their way to try Thud Card.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Gate of Doom is an old brawler that was born in the arcade era and hasn’t evolved since then. With its repetitive combat, blurry visuals, and unbalanced difficulty, it is a game that doesn’t hold well in our modern times.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Repetitive and limited to handheld mode due to touchscreens controls, Farm Expert 2018 looks like a lazy mobile port that doesn’t have much appeal to others than hardcore fans of the farming simulator genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Brakes Are For Losers lives up to the promise of being a totally different kind of racer, but sadly these differences are all too often more infuriating than they are fun.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Paper Wars Cannon Fodder attempts a charming take on tower defence gameplay but unfortunately paper thin mechanics and lack of variation in content mean that this game fails to hold the attention for long.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Superola and The Lost Burgers is a game that attempts to use Memes to make itself relevent and instead ends up being a good case for why the eShop needs better quality control, unless you absolutely love memes there's absolutely nothing here worth seeing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    TorqueL has a unique mechanic and the potential to be a fun little game. But the physics that makes it interesting is the same thing that makes it barely playable. Hardcore gamers might get some fun and challenge from this, but it really does feel more like a game suited to mobile than a fully fledged console game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's certainly no Smash Bros, and even referring to it as Smash Bros light is a bit of a push. Guilt Battle Arena offers very simplistic action which is all-too unvaried and repetitive. There are better places to spend your eShop money.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Aeternoblade is a Metroidvania game that has an interesting plot on paper, sadly its gameplay and design leave a poorly executed and tedious game in its wake.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    ESCAPE TRICK: 35 Fateful Enigmas has the premise of a fantastic game, but its execution is absolutely diabolical. It is frustrating, unrewarding, and ultimately not a lot of fun to play - especially as there are absolutely no options available to get help or skip the level you're on if you get stuck or can't work out the solution. Unless a hint feature is implemented, I wouldn't recommend this game to my worst enemy - unless they were as illogical in their thinking as this game is in its presentation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As far as space-set survival horror games go, Hollow sets the standard for a new low.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wanderjahr: Try Again or Walk Away is a bland strategy game that feels more like a mobile game, very little interaction and lack of variety in gameplay make it a passable experience.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Black Hole is a dull title that lacks any lasting appeal. It works and runs well but bad design decisions just leave the core gameplay loop far from ideal.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a shame to report that this one's a disappointment. All of the excitement that should have been is replaced by turn-based u-turns, trying to get into a position to shoot the opponent. Avoid.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Billiard is a run of the mill take on traditional billiards games. Unfortunately an uninspired presentation and lacklustre on the table gameplay mean that really only those truly desperate for some pool action on the Switch should consider this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nuclien attempts to offer up an addicting arcade puzzle game but unfortunately the experience is too boiled down and fails to offer up anything overly interesting to anyone not explicitly chasing the top spot on leader boards.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy should be an additive title with plenty to keep you coming back for countless hours. Sadly, problems throughout the title make this a hard one to love. You may find some enjoyment, but it likely won't be worth the trouble.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Physical Contact: 2048 boasts a number of game modes and customisation options, but lacks those which matter the most. Though the various score-based levels and time-attack challenges are fun, they're soon completed, and when you can get the original mobile game for free, paying £4.49 for this will only ever be a highly-regrettable decision.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tennis is a bite-size arcade take on the famous sport but a complete lack of interesting game modes and seriously lacking gameplay make this less of an ace and more of a double fault.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Completely lacking in humour and with AI opponents that often struggle to put together a coherent sentence, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is one to be missed. Thankfully its sequel improves upon this game in every single way.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    If you love using an analogue stick to move a digital object this game is made for you! Love techno, new age, reggae, hip hop and dubstep all blended into the same ear-bleeding mess? This game has you covered. Suffer from epilepsy and enjoy fitting on a regular basis? Great news. An instant seizure is just a tap away! Otherwise don’t waste your time on Energy Invasion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a difference in price between this and Super Bomberman R but, in truth, neither of these games have managed to set the world alight. There's only so much you can go with walking vertically and horizontally while dropping bombs, and sadly it shows.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a short diversion to stimulate the mental facilities then Energy Cycle just might be what you’re looking for. Though the concept as a puzzler is sound, the overall execution is half-hearted and it won’t keep you entertained for long.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    RXN -Raijin- is filled with wasted potential - it looks great and sounds good, but its core gameplay is severely lacking. With so many better shmups available on the Switch, I cannot wholeheartedly recommend this game.
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    • 20 Critic Score
    Rock 'n' Racing Grand Prix could've been an excellent sequel to my least favourite game of 2017, however it becomes an early contender for my least favourite game of 2018 by worsening the slightly redeeming features of its predecessor - I'd recommend avoiding this game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yodanji manages to take Japanese Folklore monsters and turn them into a dull turn-based rogue-like. The random nature of the game completely undermines any interesting ideas and, unfortunately, the whole experience ends up falling a little flat as a result.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you're after a strong example of a 2D platformer with depth and challenge, you won't find it here. The Deer God may look pretty, but it's a pitiful experience that deserves no place on the Switch eShop.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Woodle Tree Adventures is a mess - an altogether stress-inducing experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone. I only hope the sequel proves to be a better experience.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's another rushed effort from 2K Games which botches the launch of an eagerly anticipated title. It's so frustrating because WWE 2K18 is packed with content and could have been truly special, if a little more care had been applied. Maybe a patch can salvage this release but for now you want to avoid it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tennis in the Face is a good game heavily stifled by borrowed ideas and an insultingly short length. Its cheap price may entice you to pick it up in between bigger releases, but at the rate the Switch's eShop is expanding, you're best off saving your pennies for something more worthwhile.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Caveman Warriors has too many problems to make it fun. If you're playing in 4 player co-op it might be entertaining, but in Single Player mode it's far too dull to be enjoyable. Maybe it should've stayed in the Stone Age?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although not original when it comes to the use the rogue-like template, Tallowmere could have taken form as an enjoyable 2D platform game if it wasn’t for its messy layout choices and poor art style.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Rock ‘n Racing Off Road DX is perhaps the poorest racing game on the Switch at the moment. It has too many design flaws and its AI is too broken to find any enjoyment within its simplistic game design.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Cartoon Network Battle Crashers is so clearly aimed at young kids and the gameplay on offer here is fine for that audience but, on the whole, this is a dull brawler with little to offer. If you have no idea who Clarence is then you're probably better off looking elsewhere.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Monster Jam: Crush It! is a disappointment that takes many inspirations from great games yet doesn't quite nail any of them, resulting in an unsatisfying experience with monstrous control.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everyone's played enough of this type of game by now in order to know what to expect. You're going to be ducking and diving in amongst enemy fire as you tear down waves of enemies coming from the top of the screen. There's just not quite enough here to make Xenoraid memorable.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    While Maria the Witch seems slightly more complicated than your typical game, a better button outlay may have made it a lot less frustrating. I just wanted to be in control, or to feel in control, of Maria far more than I did. Now to go and lie down before I have nightmares of flying my broomstick into yet another wall...
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Wheels of Aurelia is a disappointing attempt at bringing the Visual Novel genre to the Switch, it's too short to be engaging, and at its current price tag seems a bit too steep.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    As I've previously maintained, these games' worth can only really be determined if you have loads of people handy, and people who can think of entertaining answers at that. Sadly, the price point is far too much for what it is - you're going to need to fork out about £100 for all four of the packs. The sum of the parts isn't worth what's being charged for the whole.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Revenant Saga contains a worthwhile story premise that tragically gets lost in the midst of an altogether poor experience. JRPG fans may find some enjoyment in the combat mechanics, but for everyone else, not even its reasonable price should tempt you into this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    Super Ping Pong Trick Shot is a game you probably wouldn't even buy on a mobile device to waste a bit of time, let alone a dedicated gaming system. It's cheap, but so are some other eShop titles and your money is better spent elsewhere.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Unbox: Newbies Adventure is a rough 3D platformer which is let down by poor controls and repetitive gameplay, whilst there are charming characters and fun multiplayer, the game's flaws are glaring and hard to overlook. Unless you have an innate hatred for Italian plumbers I can't recommend this game to anyone looking for something to scratch the platforming itch.
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    • 34 Critic Score
    Tower of Babel feels like a rushed and uninspired game, it can be fun initially but the longer you play and the longer you look at it the less enjoyable and more frustrating it becomes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    36 Fragments of Midnight may look enticing at its price point but fails to provide much in the way of content. It can be enjoyable if you like something quick and easy to pick up and play but otherwise, it might be best to avoid this one.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a first sports fix for the Nintendo Switch, sadly RBI Baseball 2017, the first sports title to come out on it (after NBA Playgrounds, at least) isn't the one you should go after. With FIFA, NBA and WWE on the way, chances are you'd get far more bang for your buck from going with them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    LEGO Worlds is a game full of wasted potential. It has a very robust creation tool, but it is completely overshadowed by a repetitive and uninspired gameplay looping, and a very bad performance overall.
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    • 26 Critic Score
    Possibly the worst game to grace the Nintendo Switch, Troll and I really is something that you will want to stay away from. If you are daft enough to spend full price on this, then I simply have no sympathy for you. It's a shame, as the premise could have made for fun - if everything else in this game wasn't so god damned awful!
    • 61 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Ultra Hyperball is a game that you’d expect to see on your smart phone; something you can pick up for pennies rather than pounds, and then put down when your train arrives. Whilst there is something of a mindless distraction on offer here, this really isn’t the sort of game that we should be encouraging for consoles. Having local multiplayer makes Ultra Hyperball a little more attractive, but it’s still an incredibly unappealing package overall.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Shephy is a goofy, short, single-player card game that is quite entertaining for its genre. It doesn’t stand out graphically nor musically, but may be a cheap option to spend your time with.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers features a gameplay loop that's quite entertaining, and it's definitely one of those pleasurable, time-consuming style titles. I cannot suggest it if you’re not fond of the town-building simulation genre though, as it is not as nice to see as it is to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Skylanders Imaginators feels tired. A game that either needs a significant break or possible retirement, it's difficult to recommend to anyone but younger gamers - and parents would probably prefer to avoid it due to the additional character cost. There are plenty of other games more worthy of your cash, and if you desperately must have this game, buy it on another system where the starter pack will be cheaper.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's Othello, a board game and it can provide a little competitive multiplayer for you and your friends. It's certainly cheap, but I seriously doubt it's something you thought you'd want to buy a Switch for.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The most amazing thing about Vroom in the Night Sky is that it was actually greenlit at all. It's ludicrous that someone at Nintendo thought it would be a good title for the launch line up over some more notable games. You have to wonder if they played it at all. Because it's simply not good.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Has-Been Heroes includes good ideas but is let down by an insanely high difficulty level and a lack of reward. You'll enjoy it in bite sized chunks via handheld mode to begin with, but you'll quickly grow tired of feeling like you're making no progress.

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