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Streets of Rage 4
Look no further for the top-of-the-line beat-em-up on Switch!
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Dead Cells
This was probably my favorite game of 2018, though since it's also a very challenging title it won't be for everyone. I ...
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Oh man, where do I begin to properly convey my total love for this title? First and foremost I’ll start with the game’s ...
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

As with my review of DOOM before it you’ll notice that to this point I haven’t brought up the Switch itse...

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Neon White
Right out of the gate, the highest compliment I can pay Neon White is how quickly its tight controls and smart design ca...
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Nobody Saves the World

One of the things I love most about indie games is their tendency to bring surprises to the table of some kind. Drink...

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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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Dodgeball Academia
While I’ll admit that when you mention a game with the name “dodgeball” right in the title you already have my attention...
Grindstone Banner
There’s nothing I like more than a surprise game that shows up, slaps you around a bit, and leaves you thirsting for mor...
Spiritfarer Banner
While many gamers enjoy blowing away enemies, racing through hairpin turns, or guiding their team to victory there’s a g...
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Slay the Spire
While deck building games would usually fall into the category of titles I’d file under “an acquired taste” the Switch n...
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With a mix of brutal boss battles and challenging run and gun sections Cuphead is notorious for being a tough game. Whil...
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Assault Android Cactus+
Starting with the basics the game gives you a starting roster of 4 androids to choose from, with another 5 that you’ll u...
GRIS Banner
As the game starts you’ll witness the main character, Gris, losing her voice. This seems to be both literal and symbolic...
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The Messenger
Possibly one of the best retro console titles I've ever played, The Messenger actually feels like a collection of multip...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Having played the game already at PAX East this year where I was blown away, this review was a bit of a foregone conc...

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Katana ZERO
Katana Zero was absolutely one of the best games of 2019 and I’d be shocked it if didn’t end up in my Top 10 (and those...
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Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe

Brigade is a game that immediately sounded appealing when I heard the premise and then delivered something truly uniq...

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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon
Original, brilliantly designed, varied, challenging, and loads of fun the Shovel Knight series has shaken up the action puzzler genre nicely
DUSK Banner
When I played just a demo of this well over a year ago at PAX East on the Switch hardware I knew it had massive potentia...
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Nuclear Blaze
A creative take on a puzzle platforming adventure that’s challenging but fair, and has plenty of secrets to discover along the way
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
If you don’t mind the sometimes glacial pacing of the adventure aspects, the art and story here are top-tier within the space
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Disco Elysium - The Final Cut

While I’ve played indie games with a pretty wide variety of styles and levels of quality since the launch of th...

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DOOM Eternal

At long last the conversion of DOOM: Eternal has made its way to Switch to satisfy your itchy trigger finger and much...

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Hotshot Racing
With its low-poly look coming straight out of classic Sega arcade titles like Daytona Racing we have Hotshot Racing, and...

Bless the indie devs that are determined to just completely go off in left field and do something unique. What the Go...

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Untitled Goose Game
Bless indie developers and their ability to come up with weird concepts for gameplay that you probably never considered ...
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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

While it is certainly playable, enjoyable, and challenging as a single-player game where Lovers really shines is in p...

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Frantic multiplayer action you can enjoy online or with friends in co-op or competitive modes
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Midnight Fight Express
If you’ve ever dreamt of a beat-em-up that would effectively flow and feel like John Wick this gets really close
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There's finally a legit upstart contender for the monster-collecting throne...
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The Jackbox Party Starter

While there aren’t any new games included in this pack, you could definitely consider it a bit of an All-Star p...

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Citizen Sleeper

As regulars probably know well by now, I don’t tend to be a fan of visual novels and even sometimes struggle wi...

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Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes
While I’ll open by admitting that, in general, any game with the word Pinball in the title gets my attention, in the cas...
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Retro games looking to take on the rough look and feel of classics like Castlevania are always going to face a bit of an...
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OlliOlli World
Given the overall lack of sports-oriented titles on the Switch in general, let alone from indie developers, it’s always ...
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Loop Hero
The thing I tend to love most about indie titles is their ability to surprise with remixes of gameplay elements you’ve n...
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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...
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Usually when you think of casual games puzzles and the like are usually what comes to mind, or perhaps something akin to...
Unsighted is interesting to me, in part because at just a casual glance, or even just a very short play session, I belie...
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Tails Of Iron
This is a title that hit me a bit out of nowhere, took my lunch money, and is now making me earn it back one challenging...
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Lost in Random
Full disclosure, up front I’ll admit that I’ve always tended to be fond of games from the Zoink crew, in particular find...
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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 ...

Overboard! Banner

While I typically look to games to provide some action and excitement there are sometimes games that come from less h...

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Kingdom Two Crowns
Since I was already a pretty big fan of the first installment of the Kingdom series (New Lands) that arrived on the syst...
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Shady Part of Me
There’s something pretty delightful when you encounter games that you’ve never previously heard of that, once you begin ...
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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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West of Dead
While there are many roguelike shooters on the Switch (and quite a few of them are absolutely terrific) none of them pla...
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Kingdom Rush
While one of the sequels in the series has already been released on the system (Frontiers), the OG Kingdom Rush has now ...
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For me, Atomicrops is a story of early frustration, followed by a slow warming up, which eventually became a pretty deep...
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Kunai was a title that left me excited but a bit uncertain from its PAX demo last year. I loved the look, and the abilit...
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Skullgirls 2nd Encore
While I’ve consistently heard nothing but great things about Skullgirls from my friends who are massive fighting fans up...
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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
A quick admission, while I’ve always appreciated the beauty of the Trine series overall I was just never much of a fan o...
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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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The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse
While I know there are people out there who’ve kind of gotten tired of the label roguelike being thrown around I continu...
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Ape Out
As someone who loves playing things that are different and a bit daring, Ape Out has easily shot out as one of the games...
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Guacamelee! 2
While I really enjoyed the original Guacamelee I actually thought it got a bit more hype than it deserved overall. Whate...
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Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
While it may be a port of an older title I can't say that I've played any other game that has nailed making stealthy pla...
Let me say very clearly that I’ve never been a Dragon Ball Z fan, so I won’t be able to comment on any of the nuance for...
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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
This is a world defined by a very different turn of events from World War II, one where the Nazis defeated the United St...
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Shantae: Half- Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Oddly up until this year I'd only consistently heard good things about Shantae but I'd never had the chance to indulge f...
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Steredenn: Binary Stars
Moving in a very different direction Steredenn is a bullet hell roguelike space shooter that has some truly bonkers weap...
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Enter the Gungeon
At the time of its announcement as one of the most anticipated roguelike shooters for the Switch among the people "in th...
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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...

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Harmony: The Fall of Reverie
In many ways playing out as a more mature and deeper Choose Your Own Adventure take, Harmony offers great dynamic storytelling
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Rogue Legacy 2
One of the OG roguelike classics has been given an overhaul but retains its unusual charms and challenges
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Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space

Oh, Sam & Max, I simply can’t resist your weirdo humor, references, and charm. Once again the dysfunctional...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition

While one has to wonder at the overlong reluctance EA had to bringing this seemingly perfectly-matched family-friendl...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Going way back to the days of playing games with friends on my Commodore 64 I’ve always enjoyed Olympic-style m...

Ash of Gods: The Way Banner
Ash of Gods: The Way
If you’re up to the strategic challenge, Ash of Gods tells a compelling story and will push you to improve your tactical skills
Tunic Banner
Undoubtedly the most well-crafted “tough Zelda” game out there, with tons to discover and learn (usually the hard way)
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The Jackbox Party Pack 7

My family and I have become massive fans of the Jackbox games over time, having played through each party pack at som...

Gunbrella Banner
There’s no doubt that it does some things differently, and there’s merit to that, but Gunbrella just falls short of next-level greatness
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The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo
While its puzzle solutions aren’t typically intuitive, there’s no question its unusual art style and humor carry the experience
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Marble It Up! Ultra
Delivers pretty well what you’d want to see in a follow-up with added features, unlockables, secrets, and challenges
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River City Girls 2
The girls are back with some new friends, new moves, and new challenges for beat-em-up fans
Sifu Banner
If you’re a huge fan of beat-em-ups or crazy martial arts action Sifu delivers, but you’ll need to work for it!
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Beacon Pines
Can you make the crucial decisions it takes to save your friends and your struggling town?
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Capcom Fighting Collection

Considering the fact that I originally bought my SNES expressly to play Street Fighter II at home against my friends ...


Having grown up spending far too much time and money in the arcades of old, the Pac-Man series is near and dear to my...

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Having always been a big fan of the LEGO series, mainly because they’ve always made for terrific experiences to...

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Young Souls

With the volume of titles I’m typically reviewing on a weekly basis I’ll admit that anything that calls i...

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Kathy Rain: Director's Cut

While there have been a great number of LucasArts-esque point-and-click adventure titles on Switch, not all of them h...

Haven Park Banner
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
DOOM Banner

DOOM has done something I think most people would have considered impossible a year ago, bringing a full-featured AAA...

Thumper Banner

As has been the case with quite a number of games I’ve enjoyed on the Switch to date I would gladly recommend T...

Rob Riches Banner
Rob Riches
A satisfying budget puzzler that’s visually polished and constantly changes things up, while crucially properly introducing new mechanics
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WRC 10 The Official Game

Having always been more of an arcade and combat racing kind of gamer, titles that are more simmy have always been a c...

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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...

The old-school arcade icon is back for a pretty unique adventure
Hindsight Banner
There’s just something about playing the right story-driven game that speaks to some aspect of your own life or trials t...
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South of the Circle
Telling a tale that spans multiple times and places, it makes for a different sort of romantic journey
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Azure Striker Gunvolt 3
With its signature visual extravagance and flair, the addition of a new character spices the series up
Maybe it’s the 80s kid and 90s twenty-something in me, but I’ll admit that when a game features a slice of life from my ...
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Agent Intercept
Looking back at my days in the arcade games there were a few titles that were legendary in their coolness and reputation...
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Gunborg: Dark Matters
More budget-friendly titles are almost always a challenge to know how to score against their more full-priced brethren. ...
If you’re an old-school arcade shooter fan the Nintendo Switch was already bordering on a dream console. Now, with the a...
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Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure
I’m pretty much always a sucker for the classic noir detective style, and when a game instead chooses to skewer it a bit...
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While we hardcore types love our games, that isn’t to say that when confronted with examples of the silliness we regular...
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Flynn: Son of Crimson
There’s something to be said for games that know what they want to be, even if not necessarily revolutionary in any part...
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...
Black Book Banner
Black Book
Whenever you see new titles show up in a genre that seems to be currently having its moment you end up taking a moment t...
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Astalon: Tears of the Earth
I tend to have a love/hate relationship with retro throwback games of various kinds. Sure, I have fond memories of the 8...
Pathway Banner
Elevator pitch time: Set off on an adventure with a party of your choosing with a wide variety of skills. Every step of ...
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Curse of the Dead Gods
Roguelikes have exploded in popularity in the past few years, with games like Dead Cells and Hades showing the way the l...
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Blizzard Arcade Collection
Before they became Blizzard and released the likes of the WarCraft and Diablo series, among others, the folks at then Si...
Wildfire Banner
Stealth-oriented games have never typically made for my favorite experiences but there are times when the mechanic is ei...
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Chicken Police Paint it RED!
While it has been a pretty long time since the genre was even remotely in style I’ve always been a fan of the hard-boile...
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No More Heroes
There’s something to be said for being authentically original, for me that’s especially the case for when the general pl...
Along the Edge Banner
Along the Edge
On a general level interactive fiction titles haven’t been my cup of tea. It isn’t that I don’t appreciate that such an ...
Roki Banner
When you’re young your imagination can truly be a powerful (and sometimes scary) thing. Being fed by your parents, the m...
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Kingdom Rush Origins
Finally the last unreleased version of the Kingdom Rush franchise is on the Switch, and Origins also happens to be my pe...
Dodo Peak Banner
Dodo Peak
There’s nothing I enjoy more with indies than games that defy expectation. At first glance Dodo Peak looks like a pretty...
Biped Banner
I first encountered Biped at PAX East, repeatedly walking by the booth on the way to other appointments and seeing small...
The Outer Worlds Banner
The Outer Worlds
Before fully getting into why I think this is an excellent title, and a breath of fresh air I’ve been needing on Switch,...
Huntdown Banner
As a fan of old school shooters and beat-em-ups of all persuasions perhaps it was inevitable I’d be a Huntdown fan. Thro...
Jet Lancer Banner
Jet Lancer
With so many high-quality shooters of all types and styles it takes some effort to put something new on the table, parti...
Void Bastards Banner
Void Bastards
While I’ve seen a few titles try to step up to the plate to establish a solid roguelike FPS to date nobody has really na...
The Complex Banner
The Complex
Having played “interactive movie” style games since way back when CD-ROMs first allowed them to exist with the likes of ...
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Kingdom Rush Frontiers
If you’re going to bring a tower defense title over from the mobile space the Kingdom Rush series is absolutely the one ...
Cardpocalypse Banner
While deck building and battling games were never something I got into physically, I’ll admit that in the digital space ...
Tangle Tower Banner
Tangle Tower
When there are so many point-and-click style adventures available on the Switch it pays to try to stand out. Smart puzzl...
Megaquarium Banner
Manage your own aquarium and try to "lure" in the public in this pleasant sim
80 DAYS Banner
Though the act of traversing the world is no longer such a grand feat in the time of Jules Verne, when he wrote Around t...
Hotline Miami Collection Banner
Hotline Miami Collection
Shadow dropped as a surprise this year, Hotline Miami was one of those indie darling titles that had shocked me continui...
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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My Friend Pedro
All in all My Friend Pedro handily delivers what it promises, bonkers gunplay, challenging scenarios, and when you’re on...
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The World Next Door
As the final credits rolled The World Next Door felt like a satisfying experience on the whole but I was also left with ...
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OlliOlli: Switch Stance
While lacking the variety and skateboarding craziness of something like the Tony Hawk series both the original and seque...
Downwell Banner
If you’re looking for something that’s quick to pick up and put down (you know, a great mobile experience) Downwell is a...
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Unruly Heroes
Especially considering it’s pretty modest price Unruly Heroes is a rock-solid platformer that looks phenomenal and plays...
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Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax
To think that when this title snuck onto the eShop I almost missed it. Since I'd not heard of it in advance of its relea...
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This War of Mine: Complete Edition
Combine this somewhat bleak situation with survival game mechanics and you get a very interesting take on the genre, one...
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Super Hydorah
While inspired by the classics like R-Type and Gradius, Super Hydorah has a great feel and style all its own. You're abl...
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Reigns: Kings & Queens
Borrowing its left/right swiping interface from the likes of apps like Tinder, Reigns is all about making choices and th...
Velocity2X Banner
Working with a quick-warping mechanic, some tricky stage designs, and an ever-growing arsenal of abilities that you’ll n...
The Spectrum Retreat Banner
The Spectrum Retreat
You begin by waking in a somewhat modern-looking hotel room and are pretty quickly greeted by one of the staff, an almos...
Freedom Planet Banner
Freedom Planet
In the game you’ll have the option to play as the quite different Lilac, Carol, or eventually the unlockable Milla, each...
Into the Breach Banner
Into the Breach
Coming from the people behind the infamous FTL (which somehow still isn't on Switch), this bite-sized strategy title wor...
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Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2
Another sequel that took what worked in the original and then made it better on all levels, this side-scrolling zombie-b...
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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FRAMED Collection
While its comic book-style presentation is clean and outstanding it’s the unusual gameplay in both Framed and its sequel...
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar
While this RPG is turn-based and has more of a classic JRPG feel to it, there's no question that its comic book art insp...
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Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition
Starting out the game with only the game’s main character Wilson as an option you’ll find yourself dropped into the wild...
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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...
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Joe Dever's Lone Wolf
If the game was merely an interactive novel of sorts, where you’re simply making decisions that branch the storyline, it...
The Pale Beyond Banner
The Pale Beyond
While certainly quite text heavy, this sea-faring survival adventure sports strong character development and moral quandaries aplenty
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Cassette Beasts
Granted, in many ways it’s another variation on the “creature collector” RPG subgenre, but it is able to differentiate itself nonetheless
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Children of Silentown
Forgoing the typical adventure tendency towards humor, Silentown instead sprinkles in a sense of foreboding that’s refreshing
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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
Silt Banner

Too often in the indie space I’ve found that games that bill themselves as being horror in some way have genera...

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Windjammers 2
I’ll admit to having a bit of an old school weakness for the weird spectacle that the original Windjammers managed to cr...
Quiplash Banner
I’m so pleased that Jackbox Games has decided to release my absolute favorite game of theirs as a stand-alone title now ...
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Kingdom Eighties
You can hear the elevator pitch now: Kingdom micro-strategy meets Stranger Things… and it works
Wildfrost Banner
While there are quite a number of quality roguelike deckbuilders already in the eShop, Wildfrost makes a strong case for some attention
This pretty cool throwback to the age of classic cinematic adventures like Out of This World (and others) is a retro treat
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Gal Guardians: Demon Purge
With its stunning pixel art visuals and an intense mix of slashing and shooting challenges, Demon Purge satisfies
A Space for the Unbound Banner
A Space for the Unbound
Some surprising depth and creative storytelling mechanics help this pixel adventure stand out
Prodeus Banner
Delivers the old-school looks and thrills of the Doom generation with some smart tweaks but inconsistent level design
Who knew that the life of a Roomba could be so exciting, just look out for that corpse grinding feature...
Lost in Play Banner
Lost in Play
Terrific animation, solid voice acting, and a light but fun puzzle adventure style make this a solid treat
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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 The Official Video Game

While the games were delayed by the global pandemic, now that the summer games are coming (well, perhaps not given th...

GoNNER Banner

I'm not gonna lie, GoNNER gets off to a very rough start and it a true roguelike in that it is frustrating and ha...

Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness Banner
Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness
A meeting of well-written characters, some unnerving moment, and classic point-and-click adventure beats
Mixing together impeccable artistic design and aesthetics with ever-changing puzzle objectives, Cocoon is quite endearing
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Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
Even not really knowing or caring about the Warhammer 4k universe, there’s no question that this visceral retro RPS is a lot of fun
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Aliens: Fireteam Elite
If you have the connection to support this “cloud play” game, it offers intense and compelling squad-based shooting
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Have A Nice Death
While there’s no question this challenging roguelike slasher has style to burn, some performance issues hold it back
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Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers
Undeniably novel and entertaining with its decision to run with the vintage 50s black and white sci-fi look, but just a decent arcade shooter overall
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Figment 2: Creed Valley
While perhaps a bit too similar to the original, and only weighing in at a little over a handful of hours, it still has loads of charm
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The Oregon Trail
The educational classic, with a few upgrades of note, remains challenging and more insightful than ever
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The Jackbox Party Pack 9
An old favorite and 4 very different games make this pack fun, but as usual not all will probably be a hit for everyone
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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STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic

It’s always a bit tougher with revered classics to return to them long after they were originally made, worried...


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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The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition

Among the indie titles that I’ve played and loved on the PC there aren’t too many that still haven’...

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The Jackbox Party Pack 6

The Jackbox games have pretty well become a staple at my house for fun when we have people over. In the case of this ...

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Sine Mora EX

As a full package Sine Mora EX fills in a gap in the Switch line-up unless you’ve been indulging in the NeoGeo ...

30XX Banner
While more of an evolution than revolution from its predecessor, some refinements, new weapons, and enemies improve it nicely
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Unidentified Falling Objects
Mixing in an element of platforming action to the falling puzzle piece subgenre, UFO does its own thing
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Little Friends: Puppy Island
Going above and beyond its contemporaries have been satisfied with, this adds what ends up being a nice sense of adventure to the mix
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Smushi Come Home
For gamers out there looking for an excuse to explore and generally just enjoy discovery without things being too taxing, this delivers
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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
The Pathless Banner
The Pathless
Mixing together exploration and puzzle-solving, while never really cranking up the challenge, The Pathless has a unique feel on Switch
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Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher
If you don’t mind the repetitive grind of bringing up your giant beastie, it can be quite endearing
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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
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Jack Move
Fans of Cyberpunky vibes, turn-based battling, and a bit of techno-jargon being thrown around should enjoy this one
Islets Banner
With its colorful art and slightly different-than-the-norm Metroidvania flavor, Islets has legs on the Switch
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Rogue Lords

Roguelike deckbuilding games have been quite the rage for the past few years, but not everything in the space strateg...

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Monster Train First Class

While I’ll admit to having a bit of deckbuilding strategy fatigue, there have been a number of titles on Switch...

Sam & Max Save the World Banner
Sam & Max Save the World

I will gladly and freely admit to my bias here, ever since the original Sam & Max Hit the Road made way back when...

Fibbage XL Banner
Fibbage XL

The third stand-alone title released by Jackbox Games outside of its Party Pack series (the first was Drawful, a whil...

Grand Brix Shooter Banner
Grand Brix Shooter

While I’m a big fan of arcade-style shooters of all types I’ll admit that generating excitement for them ...

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Banner
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Damn RPG lovers, the Switch has been a terrific return to Nintendo fully delivering a variety of options in this genr...

Chess Ultra Banner
Chess Ultra

From top to bottom Chess Ultra is a complete package and perfect for anyone who either loves or would like to develop...

Kingdom: New Lands Banner
Kingdom: New Lands

This is a game that’s very hard to categorize but Strategy seems to be the best banner to put Kingdom under. St...


Somewhat picking up the mantle from the popular Puzzle Quest series, Ironcast constructed a very compelling, though u...

Poosh XL Banner
Poosh XL
Sometimes one-button play, when done right, can be a compelling challenge despite the simplicity
Storyteller Banner
A really cool and pretty high-concept idea that can lead to some fun and creative stories, but sometimes you can really get stuck
Remnant: From the Ashes Banner
Remnant: From the Ashes
Feeling like it was designed to take some inspiration from the challenge of Dark Souls, and the format and look of Fallout, this feels pretty different
Backbeat Banner
Fun, funky, and more challenging than it can look, this fresh take on a puzzle game simply does its own thing
The Punchuin Banner
The Punchuin
Putting a bit more action than is typical into the puzzle action genre, making for a more hectic experience
My Fantastic Ranch Banner
My Fantastic Ranch
While seasoned gamers will likely bristle at its simplicity, this is a great starter sim for the younger set
McPixel 3 Banner
McPixel 3
Embrace the madness, and join McPixel through loads of silly puzzles, peeing on things, and violence
Dorfromantik Banner
While its name is undoubtedly odd, this very chill-but-smart puzzler delivers a unique challenge
Card Shark Banner
Card Shark
Bless the indie developers who are determined to take ideas that may sound a bit crazy in concept and run with them, rev...
STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed Banner
STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed
It has been pretty wild to return to many of the classic Star Wars titles on the Switch, and consistent with their origi...
Sockventure Banner
While the emphasis in platformers in the past generation, especially when they’ve been 2D, has more often than not been ...
tERRORbane Banner
When it comes to adjectives I like to see associated with games, weird and funny are pretty high on my list, though I’ll...
A Memoir Blue Banner
A Memoir Blue
I’ve been impressed so far this year that story-driven games on the Switch have continued to show up in force, but most ...
Time Loader Banner
Time Loader
When it comes to puzzle platformers the Switch has them in pretty well every shape, size, and form. That said, I can’t s...
Conan Chop Chop Banner
Conan Chop Chop
Having always been a fan of beat-em-ups, despite their tendency to get bogged down to some degree with repetition, I’ve ...
Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator Banner
Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator
I’ll just open with the fact that I truly despise pretty well all forms of alcohol, so in theory I’m a tough sell for a ...
Rise of the Third Power Banner
Rise of the Third Power
There’s no doubt that for many the 16-bit era was where JRPGs really exploded into the mainstream, so titles that bring ...
The Artful Escape Banner
The Artful Escape
One opportunity that the smaller teams and budgets behind typical indie games have is to take bigger risks, either blend...
One Hand Clapping Banner
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...

Archvale Banner
This is just one of those titles that’s hard to describe in a way that gives it justice, a sort of retro-looking twin-st...
Beyond Blue Banner
Beyond Blue
Perhaps it’s the pandemic or the challenges of parenthood talking, but as much as I enjoy blowing things up or slashing ...
Circa Infinity Banner
Circa Infinity
Simplicity in games is always a bit of a double-edged sword. Making something easy to pick up and play is great, but tha...
Tunche Banner
With its attractively-animated characters and environments, Tunche absolutely doesn’t look like any other beat-em-up on ...
Happy Game Banner
Happy Game
Like a moth to a flame I tend to be easily drawn to the oddball titles on Switch, and there’s no doubt that Happy Game q...
Suzerain Banner
If you’ve ever pondered what it would be like to take control of the reigns of government, or perhaps that being in char...
Super Arcade Football Banner
Super Arcade Football
With the general lack of options for sporting experiences on the Switch, it’s always great to see a new contender enter ...
QUAKE Banner
OK, so I don’t think anyone needs to tell you that Quake is one of the most influential first-person shooters of all-tim...
Garden Story Banner
Garden Story
When it comes to relatively chill adventures in more of a classic style the Switch has pretty great representation alrea...
B.ARK Banner
What can I say, when you throw some cute pups into a game you’ve got my attention. B.ARK, as pained as that acronym seem...
Blaster Master Zero 3 Banner
Blaster Master Zero 3
One of the surprise redux hits in this generation has been the return of the Blaster Master series with the Zero titles,...
Eldest Souls Banner
Eldest Souls
For me, Eldest Souls is a bit of a pleasant surprise. You see, whenever I see any game that’s tough and is in any way im...
Night Book Banner
Night Book
I’ve continued to be impressed with the strides the FMV game genre has made since its more humble CD-based beginnings. I...
Crying Suns Banner
Crying Suns
When it comes to strategy games, on a general level it feels like the Switch hasn’t been terribly well-represented as a ...
Raiden IV x MIKADO remix Banner
Raiden IV x MIKADO remix
With an abundance of retro shooters on the Switch it can be a challenge to differentiate them, but for old school arcade...
Smelter Banner
Appropriately named, as it combines elements of multiple styles of gaming, Smelter is a game that defies a simple explan...
Stick Fight: The Game Banner
Stick Fight: The Game
Oh how perilous the eShop is in the budget category, filled with games that look like they could be promising but with m...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Banner
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Remasters of past games, even ones that are at least somewhat revered, can be a tricky business. Giving everything a vis...
Kill It With Fire Banner
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...
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Banner
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
It’s a tough thing to make a follow-up title to a game that is revered in part because it breaks the mold. On either sid...
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials Banner
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials
What’s interesting with indie games is their consistent ability to seem familiar at first but then consistently surprise...
Space Crew: Legendary Edition Banner
Space Crew: Legendary Edition
When it comes to strategy games we’re finally to the point where the Switch has a fair amount of diversity. One of the m...
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! Banner
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!
Following up the previous delectable outing on Switch, CSD3 is back with a new somewhat silly story with your empire hav...
Wintermoor Tactics Club Banner
Wintermoor Tactics Club
When you think of the tactical RPG genre the words “accessible” don’t normally come to mind but Wintermoor Tactics Club ...
Faeria Banner
Truth be told only recently have I been able to play deck-building games of any kind that I’ve found interesting. Usuall...
Radical Rabbit Stew Banner
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...
Broken Lines Banner
Broken Lines
Let’s face it, while there have been quite a few titles out there that have decided to try to take on the likes of X-Com...
Hidden Through Time Banner
Hidden Through Time

If you’ve ever had kids or were a kid at some point you may recall the Where’s Waldo books. Given a dense...

Cat Quest II Banner
Cat Quest II
Meow let me tell you about a purrfect game for fans of furry cuteness and action RPG action. While perhaps it isn’t a ve...
A Hat in Time Banner
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...
Trine: Ultimate Collection Banner
Trine: Ultimate Collection

Bringing together 4 progressively-improving puzzle titles you can enjoy solo or co-op, this collection is a win for a...

Jet Kave Adventure Banner
Jet Kave Adventure
When it comes to reasonably-prices platformers typically retro pixel art games are what comes to mind, but in the case o...
Hue Banner
With an abundance of puzzlers available on the Switch it is taking more and more effort to come up with ways to stand ou...
Super Cane Magic ZERO Banner
Super Cane Magic ZERO
Though it’s not an experience everyone will enjoy Super Cane Magic Zero does more right than wrong and is simply a game ...
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Banner
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
In terms of downsides I’d say there aren’t many with the primary concern being whether you’re looking for something that...
Death Coming Banner
Death Coming
If you’ve got a bit of a sick streak this game absolutely delivers great moments that will make you break out your most ...
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Banner
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
All in all if you’ve been a fan of food prep games of this type, or have been watching them from a distance, there’s qui...
Blaster Master Zero 2 Banner
Blaster Master Zero 2
Determined not to let itself get in a rut and become too predictable, Zero 2 is a rewarding walk through nostalgia while...
Pikuniku Banner
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...
Goat Simulator: The GOATY Banner
Goat Simulator: The GOATY
Among the many weirdo physics games I’ve played there’s never been anything quite like Goat Simulator. At a highly count...
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong Banner
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
While the system has a number of bridge building physics games, this one takes that general premise and does some new th...
Build a Bridge! Banner
Build a Bridge!
For the most part if you’ve played a game like this before the setup should be familiar. You’ll need to lay down your pa...
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Banner
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
The game’s main character, Alex, is a pretty major departure from a typical hero in the genre, a generally reluctant hip...
Catastronauts Banner
So how well does it work? Depending on the experience you’re looking for and whether you have other people available to ...
Sundered: Eldritch Edition Banner
Sundered: Eldritch Edition
Coming from the same team that worked on the boss fight-centric Jotun, Sundered has the same signature gorgeous hand-dra...
Horizon Shift '81 Banner
Horizon Shift '81
Trying to describe everything that happens in the game gets to be quite a laundry list but here’s an attempt at a summar...
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition Banner
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition
For the most part gameplay is everything you’d wish for and a bit more in an arcade-style football experience. On both o...
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 Banner
The Jackbox Party Pack 5
Starting with the known quantity You Don’t Know Jack is really where these games originally got started so it’s always g...
Tricky Towers Banner
Tricky Towers
Offering up a mix of iconic tetronimoes with a tower-building mechanic and some real concerns with gravity and your crea...
Shift Happens Banner
Shift Happens
In the game you play as Bismo and Plom, two lab experiments who’re trying to work their way through a gauntlet of challe...
Alwa's Awakening Banner
Alwa's Awakening
In the game you’ll play as Zoe, a young girl who has been summoned to another world to save the land of Alwa. Zoe, even ...
Wandersong Banner
Another adventure game that takes its own path when it comes to resolving conflicts in this title you'll play as a bard ...
Broforce Banner
While playing with friends adds a layer of frustration, and potential for brutal trolling, to the mix, Broforce gets abs...
Little Dragons Cafe Banner
Little Dragons Cafe
Consistent with the fact that last year's Stardew Valley isn't a game that everyone adored, Little Dragons Cafe seems to...
Minit Banner
Going with visuals that are very simple and reminiscent of the likes of Undertale (another indie darling), pretty well t...
Road to Ballhalla Banner
Road to Ballhalla
The first thing you’ll notice is that aside from the somewhat unusual style of play the game has a wicked sense of humor...
Hand of Fate 2 Banner
Hand of Fate 2
Part card-based game of chance, part classic D&D-esque dungeon exploration, and part action game Hand of Fate 2 has ...
20XX Banner
As a non-fan of Mega Man the roguelike nature of 20XX at least appeals to me more than that series as a whole. The quick...
The Lion's Song Banner
The Lion's Song
In each of the first 3 chapters you’ll be working with a different character. In the first it will be the budding compos...
Smoke And Sacrifice Banner
Smoke And Sacrifice
This survival title has a mix of a main storyline driving your progress and some challenging survival play as well. You'...
Wizard of Legend Banner
Wizard of Legend
Even with as many roguelikes as I’ve played Wizard of Legend is a bit of a surprise, but that cuts both ways. On the one...
Hyper Sentinel Banner
Hyper Sentinel
Where things get complicated, and nuanced, is in everything layered on top of that. You’ll have to constantly keep an ey...
Light Fall Banner
Light Fall
When Light Fall is firing on all cylinders it feels absolutely incredible, and it’s easy to see where it will be terrifi...
A Hole New World Banner
A Hole New World
When it comes to issues what first comes to mind is the degree of challenge. While everything can be conquered through s...
Shadow Bug Banner
Shadow Bug
When everything is clicking the fun and flow of ShadowBug is quite a rush. While it could have probably had some success...
Clustertruck Banner
While endless runners have become a pretty popular genre you'll find that they're almost always in 2 dimensions. This is...
Aegis Defenders Banner
Aegis Defenders
Mixing together action platforming with tower defense, Aegis Defenders has a style all its own. While the game works wel...
InnerSpace Banner
What will absolutely thrill some people and aggravate others is that aside from some very general help provided by the A...
Furi Banner
This was a tough title to find a genre for since it isn't so much of a strict beat-em-up as a tough-as-nails boss rush t...
Hammerwatch Banner
While many games have tried to emulate the look and feel of Gauntlet over the years I don’t think any that I’ve played h...
Riptide GP: Renegade Banner
Riptide GP: Renegade
While it has far more in common with traditional racing games than my beloved Wave Race this mobile conversion looks gre...
Serial Cleaner Banner
Serial Cleaner
Oozing retro 70s style in both its art and soundtrack Serial Cleaner is a more action-oriented game but it still boils d...
Prison City Banner
Prison City
A very ambitious retro-styled Metroidvania experience that works pretty well within the confines of classic expectations
Solar Ash Banner
Solar Ash
There’s a sense of freedom and fun as you’ll explore the world, and it has terrific moments, but it doesn’t all work well on Switch
Best Forklift Operator Banner
Best Forklift Operator
Despite it not being a very thrilling activity (known from experience), I’ll admit that this is an accurate simulation if it sounds cool to you
Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot Banner
Mechanic 8230: Escape From Ilgrot
While this budget-friendly adventure is pretty humble overall it delivers a reasonably-good core experience and solid puzzles
UnderDungeon Banner
If you don’t mind the simplistic aesthetics, this is a reasonably-solid Zelda-ish adventure on a budget
OneShot: World Machine Edition Banner
OneShot: World Machine Edition
A game that, from presentation to play, simply does its own thing…
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition Banner
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition

As a fan of the previous OPUS titles, each of which offered up their own unique sort of world with rich characters an...

GONNER2 Banner

I absolutely adore the original GoNNER but I won’t deny that it’s a love that wasn’t easy to develo...

Alwa's Legacy Banner
Alwa's Legacy

Games that aspire to capture the look and feel of earlier eras can be a mixed bag, but when executed well can be quit...

Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition Banner
Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition

Oh Bulletstorm, you were a title that I don’t think ever got quite a fair shake back when it was released. Buil...

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Banner
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Bethesda has continued its streak of bringing games with ambitious scope to the handheld-capable Switch, but of their...

Super Adventure Hand Banner
Super Adventure Hand
Quirky and generally well-implemented, this variation on platforming is far from being all thumbs
It's a Wrap! Banner
It's a Wrap!
Undoubtedly a pretty unique mix of puzzle and platforming elements, along with a sense of humor, it’s a good time but the novelty can wear off
The Case of the Golden Idol Banner
The Case of the Golden Idol
Truly a bit of an odd bird, with its own pretty minimalist style on point-and-click adventuring, but daring to tell an overarching story its own way
Trinity Trigger Banner
Trinity Trigger
With its classic look, structure, and support for 3-player co-op ala the classic Secret of Mana, Trinity Trigger has appeal for the right crowd
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Banner
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
This return to the all-night coffee shop means more brewing satisfying drinks and taking the time to listen to, and often help, your patrons
Rhythm Sprout Banner
Rhythm Sprout
With a reasonably-low price point, and a nice variety of musical tracks, this is a humble rhythm winner if you’re ready to be challenged
Pilgrims Banner
Though not terribly long, this quirky wordless adventure has an odd charm and sense of humor that makes it engaging
Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books Banner
Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books
Well-animated, voiced, and composed, this game has some great positives, but it somehow struggles to be interesting
Princess Farmer Banner
Princess Farmer

When you try to tackle coming up with a new and exciting take on the action puzzler space it’s a bit of a tough...

Grapple Dog Banner
Grapple Dog

With a colorful and cute look, some pretty solid level design, and a generally approachable level of challenge, Grapp...

Lyrica2 Stars Align Banner
Lyrica2 Stars Align

When it comes to music and rhythm games the Switch library has been a real mixed bag, both in terms of gameplay style...

JARS Banner

With a visual style somewhere between Tim Burton and the characters in Don’t Starve, there’s a timeliness...

Inked: A Tale of Love Banner
Inked: A Tale of Love

The thing that will obviously grab you with this title is its unique (and quite lovely) art style. From there, though...

PiCTOOi Banner

The Switch has had quite a 3 (or 4, depending on how deep you’re looking to go in the roster) way race in the P...

Skellboy Refractured Banner
Skellboy Refractured

When it comes to action adventure titles it is no doubt a challenge to do something that somehow feels fresh and new....

Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche Banner
Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche

When it comes to weird games I’m a bit of a connoisseur on the Switch, I’ve even set aside an entire cate...

Hexagroove: Tactical DJ Banner
Hexagroove: Tactical DJ
While not everything clicks and it feels like you need to read a user manual worth of instructions, it makes for a unique experience
Azure Striker GUNVOLT: STRIKER PACK Banner

If you’ve never indulged in the series until now this pack would be an excellent opportunity to do so. They def...

The Jackbox Party Pack 10 Banner
The Jackbox Party Pack 10
One of the most eclectic mixes of styles yet in the series, it is likely that from person to person results and impressions will vary
Whateverland Banner
While there have been quite a number of solid retro point-and-click adventures on Switch, none have quite had this flavor to them
GrimGrimoire OnceMore Banner
GrimGrimoire OnceMore
Interesting characters, some drama, and a pretty light but engaging take on real-time strategy help this stand out some
Mosaic Chronicles Deluxe Banner
Mosaic Chronicles Deluxe
Given the intricate elements in your typical artistically-driven stained glass window, working a puzzle for one quickly gets tricky
Maximus 2 Banner
Maximus 2
While there’s a fine line between homage and ripping off, the Golden Axe beats in this budget beat-em-up spice things up
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef Banner
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef
A very attractive and satisfyingly violent run-n-gun shooter, though dogged by periodic performance issues
Roguebook Banner

While we’re to the point where there are quite a number of roguelike deckbuilders on the Switch, it’s nic...

KeyWe Banner

Cooperative games that rely on a mix of careful communication and a fair degree of control dexterity have really come...

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room Banner
Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room

With escape rooms having been a pretty popular group activity over the past decade or so (with the exception of the p...

Rune Factory 3 Special Banner
Rune Factory 3 Special
Wonderfully pleasant, but also quite predictable, the strength here is in the characters you’ll be working to build relationships with
Brotato Banner
Combining dodge-em-up style with roguelike weapon and character variability makes it distinct, though in execution it’s merely middling
End of Lines Banner
End of Lines
If you don’t mind opportunities to make decisions being periodic, even if seemingly of consequence, the post-Apocalyptic story does work
Kraino Origins Banner
Kraino Origins
With a colorful but still retro look and style, Kraino Origins has some old-school appeal but feels a bit generic overall
Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2 Banner
Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2
Landing somewhere between Reigns: Kings and Queens and a Choose Your Own Adventure, this has narrative merit
Watch Over Christmas Banner
Watch Over Christmas
There’s nothing wrong with being timely in this business, so of course we can have a seasonal adventure in the mix
From Space Banner
From Space
While it’s by no means perfect, the almost RPG-like progression in this twin-stick shooter helps it to stand out
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home Banner
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home
With a pretty unique canine protagonist and the power of its senses, Space Tail dares to be different
The Darkest Tales Banner
The Darkest Tales
This very dark take on childhood fairytale characters is quite cool pretty, but it gets let down by less inspired combat and controls
Moonscars Banner
While it has visual flair, challenging combat mixed with not-so-great mechanics make it “Souls-like” in more ways than one
Soundfall Banner

As a fan of both multiplayer twin-stick shooters and rhythm games, a title that tries to find the sweet spot where th...

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition Banner
Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition
All in all Save Me Mr. Tako is a surprisingly lengthy and challenging title, much moreso than its cute, almost Kirby-lik...
Monster Truck Championship Banner
Monster Truck Championship

Having never really seen the appeal of packing into an arena to witness the over-the-top smashing, bashing, and ear-s...

Evan's Remains Banner
Evan's Remains

This is a bit of a tough one as the overall package is an interesting mix, but whether you’ll be game for it wi...

Blazing Chrome Banner
Blazing Chrome

As a huge fan of the classic arcade run n’ gun shooters I hold Contra in very high regard, so it’s always...

Phantom Trigger Banner
Phantom Trigger

I found Phantom Trigger to be a challenging and distinct experience, mixing up some elements I appreciate in multiple...

Train Life: A Railway Simulator Banner
Train Life: A Railway Simulator
While pure simulation fans who are into trains should be happy, the play is definitely limited in excitement and real variety
Lone Ruin Banner
Lone Ruin
This roguelike twin-stick shooter has its own sense of style, but its somewhat vanilla arcade-like grind detracts from its long-term viability
Warpips Banner
While playing out in real time, your lack of direct control of your units in Warpips makes for a pretty unique feel in play
Jade Order Banner
Jade Order
Let’s face it, making a mark with a puzzle game in the crowded Switch eShop is a bit of a challenge, and developers need...
Regular Factory: Escape Room Banner
Regular Factory: Escape Room

If you’re unfamiliar with the Escape Room series, or escape rooms in the real world, the intention is to genera...

Ultreia Banner
Pairing a grieving robot who starts out in search of revenge for the loss of his father but may instead find enlightenme...
Blackwind Banner
What can I say, my ears always perk up at the suggestion of a game that in any way features mechs. Whether full-blown si...
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders Banner
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders
While there have been quite a variety of point-and-click adventures on the Switch to date, they’ve mostly been of a more...
Gas Guzzlers Extreme Banner
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
Though my natural tendency is to giggle at the use of EXTREME in any title, and I won’t try to argue that the game’s pre...
Retro Machina Banner
Retro Machina
With a pretty cute protagonist, a generally steampunk look, and a mix of puzzles and combat that at least feel novel, Re...
OK, so The Game of Life… you know, that board game probably everyone has played a bunch. Do you really need an electroni...
Disjunction Banner
Both stealth games and cyberpunk theming have been pretty popular in more recent years, and Disjunction does an admirabl...
Supermarket Shriek Banner
Supermarket Shriek
Ah, I do appreciate a weirdo title and Supermarket Shriek is more than happy to deliver. Played either solo or with a fr...
Disc Room Banner
Disc Room
As a self-avowed lover of the classic days of arcade games a title like Disc Room makes almost perfect sense to me, thou...
The Red Lantern Banner
The Red Lantern
Typically when you hear about roguelikes your mind conjures up images of action-oriented and intense play, whether slash...
Ring of Pain Banner
Ring of Pain
With a variety of titles proving that the tight and challenging strategy of a roguelike can make for compelling play it’...
Flipon Banner

When it comes to action puzzle games the tendency is to think of the big and well-established guns when looking for s...

Adventures of Pip Banner
Adventures of Pip
While there are loads of reasonably-good platformers on the Switch many of them typically have a difficult time to stand...
No Straight Roads Banner
No Straight Roads
Brash, rebellious, and certainly a bit silly, the two members of the band Bunk Bed Junction you take control of in No St...
Raji: An Ancient Epic Banner
Raji: An Ancient Epic
While this statement may inspire some eye-rolling for some people out there as a life-long gamer I deeply appreciate att...
Ion Fury Banner
Ion Fury
Titles that don’t just tap heavily into nostalgia but fully embrace it are always a risky proposition. There’s something...
Immortal Planet Banner
Immortal Planet
While the label “Souls-like” has gotten to be a bit overused and trite, there’s certainly a market out there for people ...
Heroland Banner
Full of quirky and unusual characters, and built on a somewhat unusual premise of there being a hero amusement park of s...
Black Future '88 Banner
Black Future '88
Roguelike shooters have been a staple for me on the Switch, generally providing a great outlet for intense play for some...
REKT! High Octane Stunts Banner
REKT! High Octane Stunts
When you’re dealing with budget titles the bar for evaluation is a tricky thing to evaluate. For me the focus ultimately...
Felix The Reaper Banner
Felix The Reaper
If there’s one thing that Felix the Reaper isn’t lacking in it’s quirky personality. The rotund but surprisingly agile m...
Neo Cab Banner
Neo Cab
When it comes to cyberpunk stories/adventures who knew that the Switch would slowly end up with a collection of them of ...
Silence Banner
On a variety of levels Silence manages to stand out from the majority of its classic adventure brethren on the Switch. W...
Hob: The Definitive Edition Banner
Hob: The Definitive Edition
In the end as critical as I’m being with Hob it’s a pretty enjoyable game, and I like it, but it’s just aggravating so s...
The Red Strings Club Banner
The Red Strings Club
In the end what you’ll want to understand is that this is a cyberpunk semi-interactive adventure that explores society, ...
Valley Banner
As a total experience Valley was pretty satisfying and, overall, exceeded my expectations throughout its run time. I was...
Beat Cop Banner
Beat Cop
All in all while it got off to a bit of a slow start, once I eased into my daily routine I found the game to be pretty f...
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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
Trying to specifically describe in words how Back in the Groove plays would be a challenge, mainly because while it has ...
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Mana Spark
Despite my complaints I was surprised at how much the loop of Mana Spark got me hooked. There’s some smart tactical comb...
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Party Hard
Given the theme and morbid action of the game it’s absolutely not something for everyone. With its pixel art looks it ne...
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Full Metal Furies
As a game that you can enjoy with a group of friends (the more the merrier) Full Metal Furies is a unique take on a beat...
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Rogue Legacy
While it hasn’t aged particularly well, especially trying to follow such a strong title as Dead Cells which really took ...
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NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
Starting with the positives the game absolutely looks great, has a ridiculous roster of players (including the likes of ...
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While it’s unclear why you’re the one who’s having this online chat pretty quickly it’s easy to get into a sort of rappo...
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Manual Samuel
What story there is over the handful of hours you’ll play tends to be odd as well, but the strange characters and the ev...
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Everything starts out pretty simply as the game does a fine job of walking you through its mechanics one element at a ti...
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SpiritSphere DX
Imagine if you took a relatively simple 8-bit tennis game and then infused it with some unique characters and a fair amo...
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Die for Valhalla!
In the game you’ll take control of one of 4 Valkyrie (4 players is cool but the screen gets awfully busy) who have some ...
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This title which, at a glance, looks like a twin-stick zombie shooter meets Hotline Miami won't be for everyone but I re...
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Jotun: Valhalla Edition
All in all Jotun is a gorgeous and well-made game that plays quite well as a boss battle challenge with decent elements ...
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Saturday Morning RPG
If you’d like a trip down the 80s memory lane with some decent RPG gameplay layered on top you probably will enjoy Satur...
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Sky Rogue
As a whole package, Sky Rogue is very attractive in a very retro-esque kind of way and manages to set itself apart from ...
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Swim Out
The slow and steady progression in difficulty is managed well and typically new swimmer or obstacle types are introduced...
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Taking it all in Mulaka is an attempt to do something fascinating, to use a video game as a vehicle for helping to prese...
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The Final Station
The Final Station was a surprise of a game that absolutely snuck up on me and that’s primarily thanks to the story. The ...
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Aside from nimbly moving about the forest, climbing up and then jumping from trees, your other greatest asset is your ab...
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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
Possibly the most aggravating aspect of the game, especially when you pair it with the relative difficulty of dealing wi...
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World to the West
Overall, while its pacing can and excitement can wane at times World to the West is an engaging and creative take on the...
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Nine Parchments
While not everything in it is quite to its final level of polish (a patch is planned for early 2018) Nine Parchments is ...

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