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It Takes Two
It Takes Two is simply a big step above the co-op competition, earning a pretty rare Hall of Fame rating
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Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan
Having spent far more time with Rainbow Billy than I would have expected, I’ve become a big fan of its unique mix of adv...
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Moving Out

While the Overcooked series is famously (or is it infamously?) known to many fans of local multiplayer I’ll adm...

Blanc Banner
This mesmerizing adventure in black and white is both accessible and brilliant for sharing with a friend or tackling solo
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LEGO® Bricktales
Finally, a LEGO game that truly captures the essence of both its creative and functional play in digital form
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Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Possibly one of the best games to challenge and entertain determined groups either locally or online in this generati...

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SteamWorld Dig 2

Widely, and quite deservedly, regarded as the best one of the best early indie games on the Switch (though perhaps St...

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Frantic multiplayer action you can enjoy online or with friends in co-op or competitive modes
Temtem Banner
There's finally a legit upstart contender for the monster-collecting throne...
The Wild at Heart Banner
The Wild at Heart
Sometimes all you need to get excited about a title are a few evocative words, commonly referred to as an “elevator pitc...
Unpacking Banner
Usually when you think of casual games puzzles and the like are usually what comes to mind, or perhaps something akin to...
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective Banner
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective

As much as I've tended to see people bemoan the "kiddie" nature of Nintendo systems over the years, it ...

Space Otter Charlie Banner
Space Otter Charlie
It’s always a joy to play a new indie title that you’ve never heard of or seen that immediately grabs you, and for me Sp...
Carto Banner
Having played so many of them, unfortunately the first thing I assume I’ll see when approaching any sort of puzzle game ...
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Pumpkin Jack
Ah, tis the season for games that deliver at least a spooky feel, even though I’ll acknowledge more often than not Hallo...
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Star Wars Pinball
If you’re either a massive Star Wars or pinball fan you can stop reading the review now and just buy this… rest assured,...
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Heave Ho
While having played so many indie games on the Switch is interesting and exposes you to all sorts of takes on multiple g...
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Miles & Kilo
Keeping in mind that the levels in Kid Tripp were always designed to support speed running, while you could choose to ta...
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The Jackbox Party Pack 2

By far I’d consider this the cornerstone of this or any Party Pack Jackbox makes and it is why I inherently con...

PHOGS! Banner

While I love great challenging roguelikes and other titles geared towards the hardcore set I’ll fladly admit th...

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Ultimate Chicken Horse
If your goal is to get a group of friends laughing, yelling, and throwing down smack talk, this is a great choice
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Haven Park

As much of an action and shooting game junkie as I am, looking for games that challenge me and provide thrills, a gre...

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New Super Lucky's Tale
A great example of how the 3D Mascot Platformer style is still alive and thriving
Disney Speedstorm Banner
Disney Speedstorm
While I wouldn’t go as far as saying there’s a new Mario Kart competitor on the market, Speedstorm is still quite compelling in many ways
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Train Valley: Console Edition
This seemingly calm and pleasant train sim is actually quite a tastily strategic challenge in disguise
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A Monster's Expedition

One thing I’ve learned over the years as someone both on the programming end of software and on the consumer en...

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Jenny LeClue - Detectivu

One of the more overall neglected flavors on the Switch has been single-player experiences I would consider to be bot...

Piczle Lines 2: Into the Puzzleverse Banner
Piczle Lines 2: Into the Puzzleverse
While the fundamentals of the Lines experience haven’t evolved much, the addition of theming and loads of puzzles of various sizes has appeal
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Please, Touch the Artwork
With its creative use and interaction with modern art, it provides quite a unique experience
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Endling - Extinction is Forever
When you’ve been playing 10 - 20 games a week for the last 4 years it can get to be a challenge for games to really stan...
TOEM Banner
I don’t know whether it was triggered by a pandemic that had everyone stuck in their houses and wishing for a chance to ...
A Short Hike Banner
A Short Hike
We’ve truly been blessed over the past 6 months or so with a strong run of generally bite-sized exploratory adventures t...
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Banner
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
It’s weird how at times in certain genres when it rains, it pours, and exploration-based discovery titles are currently ...
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Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition

Sharing a thought, in many ways I still have a real beef with EA and the fact that they absorbed and pretty well ruin...

Wunderling Banner
Who ever said that puzzle games had to be for casual gamers? Oh sure, Wunderling could likely be enjoyed by just about a...
Forager Banner
When footage of this game was originally shown as part of one of the Nindie Directs any fan of Stardew Valley would have...
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SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
Despite my feeling that it lost some steam towards the conclusion, SteamWorld Quest is easy to count among the most poli...
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Marble It Up!
The baseline key to games of this kind is to get the physics and feel of it right and they’ve absolutely nailed it. The ...
Figment Banner
This is probably the most action-oriented and challenging game in this small list but it also has a somewhat sad family-...
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The Adventure Pals
With a look and quirky sense of humor that feels like it came from a Cartoon Network show, The Adventure Pals is a silly...
Soccer Story Banner
Soccer Story
Who knew that sports RPGs could consistently be so engaging, approachable, and charming?!?
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The Spirit and the Mouse
A mix of cuteness, charm, and engaging exploration make this a winner
Tinykin Banner
The classic collect-a-thon isn't dead if we won't let it be, and Tinykin shows how that prompts exploration of huge areas
Alekon Banner
While there are obvious similarities with Pokemon Snap, Alekon distinguishes itself with more freedom and plenty of odd mini games
Melatonin Banner
Keeping things pretty simple in execution, Melatonin delivers on rhythmic fun and challenges
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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
Super-creative and lovingly animated with hand-drawn and crafted elements, this RPG has a simple charm that works
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Lost in Play
Terrific animation, solid voice acting, and a light but fun puzzle adventure style make this a solid treat
Hoa Banner

Ah, the struggle to properly evaluate games that aren’t really made for you personally as the target audience. ...

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LEGO® Builder's Journey

The first thought people tend to have with a LEGO title is an action-oriented romp you can casually enjoy on your own...

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El Hijo - A Wild West Tale

Stealth games, in general, usually aren’t my bag for whatever reason but while El Hijo heavily involves that me...

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Tin Hearts
A charming mix of story beats and generally smart puzzles help to make this easy to appreciate… once you get going
Ooblets Banner
Without a doubt a charmingly weird little world to explore, capture critters, and then watch them dance battle in
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My Singing Monsters Playground

With release timing that isn’t ideal in such close proximity to the latest Mario Party, and having been let dow...


Having spent a fair portion of my childhood playing with the cars, tracks, and quite a few playsets there’s abs...

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Get-A-Grip Chip

It’s always terrific when you stumble onto a game that offers a flavor that’s a little new but somehow va...

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Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Nicknamed "cute elephant Zelda" by many fans on Twitter Yono doesn't exactly start out the game with a ...

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Hello Goodboy
If you’re into dogs and feel-good vibes, even if there’s not a load of compelling gameplay to match it, this is a soothing and touching adventure
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Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!
Delivers plenty of variety for solo or group play around its classic core play, and throws in an unexpected mash-up for good measure
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Cuddly Forest Friends
While more hardened gamers will likely want to steer clear this mix of pet sim elements and mini games is a more casual treat
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Winter Games 2023
While not every event is medal-worthy, this game’s 10 Olympic events work surprisingly well and make for fun competition
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! Banner
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!

While the genre struggled in the early days on the Switch, the beat-em-up has proven to be alive and well on the Swit...

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Use Your Words

Taking the format that the folks at Jackbox pretty well perfected Use Your Words isn't a collection of distinct m...

The Punchuin Banner
The Punchuin
Putting a bit more action than is typical into the puzzle action genre, making for a more hectic experience
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My Fantastic Ranch
While seasoned gamers will likely bristle at its simplicity, this is a great starter sim for the younger set
Despite its more humble looks, solid controls and smart design make it a great budget action game to roll with
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Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince
Though continuing with many of the charms of the original, the somewhat dumbed down challenge gives it less appeal
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KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series
Having never played or even really heard much about the Klonoa series, I was pretty eager to check it out when I heard t...
Sockventure Banner
While the emphasis in platformers in the past generation, especially when they’ve been 2D, has more often than not been ...
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Pyramid Quest
My tendency with games is to gravitate towards things that are higher in intensity and will throw a challenge my way, bu...
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One Hand Clapping

OK, so to start I’ll admit that this isn’t your ordinary game and that’s both a good and a bad thin...

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The Smurfs - Mission Vileaf
Whenever approaching a licensed property, especially one associated more with kids, veteran gamers are going to come to ...
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Youtubers Life 2
While the original YouTubers Life was certainly novel there was just something about it that felt more one-dimensional t...
Squabble Banner
I’ve stated before that when it comes to local multiplayer games my family has become pretty jaded over time, too often ...
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Kitaria Fables
Family-friendly action adventure titles have a fair amount of representation on the system, but with its cute characters...
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Garden Story
When it comes to relatively chill adventures in more of a classic style the Switch has pretty great representation alrea...
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Epistory - Typing Chronicles
Forgive me, but I’m an absolute sucker for games that do things differently… in fact, I tend to seek them out. One of th...
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Kill It With Fire
While possibly not an ideal game for arachnophobes, Kill It With Fire is what I’d consider a “wacky physics type game” d...
TOHU Banner
Right out of the gate I was honestly a bit nervous with the look and feel of TOHU, concerned that it would go firmly dow...
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Bake n Switch
While there’s no doubt that the Overcooked franchise has been wildly successful, and can be an absolute blast to play wi...
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Wintermoor Tactics Club
When you think of the tactical RPG genre the words “accessible” don’t normally come to mind but Wintermoor Tactics Club ...
Nexomon: Extinction Banner
Nexomon: Extinction
While there have been a few stabs at taking on Game Freak and the Big N’s mega-franchise they’ve tended to be at the hig...
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Radical Rabbit Stew
If you’re looking to make a splash on the Switch eShop who can resist some cute killer bunnies mixed with very accessibl...
Dead End Job Banner
Dead End Job
As a huge fan of twin-stick roguelike shooters, and with plenty of excellent ones already on the Switch, my interest is ...
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A Hat in Time
When it comes to 3D platformers and you’re looking to release on the console that Mario helped make you’d better be read...
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If you’re interested to know anything at all about the story in the game you can check out the video, but as a whole I’d...
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So how well does it work? Depending on the experience you’re looking for and whether you have other people available to ...
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Clouds & Sheep 2
At its base this is a resource management game, you’ll want to keep your sheep provided for with ample food and water. Y...
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Gelly Break Deluxe
Don’t let its somewhat cutesy appearance fool you, Gelly Break is going to challenge you. It starts out pretty simple, l...
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Pizza Titan Ultra
You’re introduced to your eclectic team as a rookie pilot looking to make an impression. After a pretty brief, but effec...
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Another adventure game that takes its own path when it comes to resolving conflicts in this title you'll play as a bard ...
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de Blob
Playing through the game as, you guessed it, a blob who is able to take on colored paint, your task is to return vibrant...
Hexologic Banner
That leads to my biggest criticism for the game, though it’s not crippling, the fact that you’re unable to lock spaces i...
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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
On a general level if you were to make a game with a spirit similar to that of the Zelda series and then remove the comb...
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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Once you move a little further in, the game will shift with the introduction of powers to your handy magic marker. Imbue...
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Party Golf
Going over issues even with the simplicity of the experience that isn’t to say there aren’t some rough patches. Periodic...
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Tiny Dragon Story
Though it may have a simplistic retro look, this tiny dragon manages to deliver solid classic platforming play with a little flair
Bumballon Banner
This budget action title keeps things simple in terms of controls, but still delivers an engaging and fun challenge
HEROish Banner
Mixing together a few different styles of strategic play, HEROish is at least quite unique on Switch
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JellyCar Worlds
With its hand-crafted gameplay (and audio even), quirky charm, and generally light feel this is an accessible good time
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Undeniably creative and having a very unique sense of style, Windosill is absolutely distinctive

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