Game Releases by User Score

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 1.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Platform: Switch
June 16, 2022
With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder's latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X! Enjoy stunning full-color pixel art graphics and a vintage TMNT vibe that will rock you straight back to the awesome 80s. Every character, vehicle, weapon, item, and background is directly inspired by the 1987 TV show, making you feel like you hopped into the television -- with a dope mix of killer humor and action-packed adventures!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 2.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Platform: Switch
April 12, 2022
Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life. CHARACTERS: JURO KURABE A mild-mannered young high school student trying to live a normal life in the 80s. Rarely excited, he is fond of campy old Sci-Fi movies, with their giant robots and space invasions. But it seems like everyone in his life is trying to manipulate him for their own ominous ends... IORI FUYUSAKA She believes she's an ordinary high school girl, with dreams and crushes and a sweet tooth. However, she finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy, called on to stop an apocalypse before the world is doomed. What she's not sure about is: can she really answer the call? EI SEKIGAHARA A stoic young man with amnesia, Ei finds himself next to a dead body without any memories of his past. Declared a boy "from another dimension", he's constantly pursued by armed gunmen in black suits, and often finds himself in intense life-or-death situations. Through investing the clues and people in 1985, he chases the truth beyond his lost memories... KEITARO MIURA A dutiful young soldier from 1945, fiercely dedicated to defending his country. He'd lay down his life if it meant saving even a single soul. Chosen as part of a secret military program to pilot a new weapon called a "Sentinel", Miura soon discovers that his true enemies lie beyond World War II... MEGUMI YAKUSHIJI A shy, composed girl of few words, with a nurturing domestic side. While she's devoted to her beloved, Juro, he himself has lost all memory of their past relationship. Goaded on by a mysterious talking cat, she agrees to a "contract" -- willing to go to any length to restore the boy she loves. NATSUNO MINAMI A perky, friendly girl on her high school's track team who loves a good Sci-Fi story. When she discovers a small robot hiding in the school, it seems like a story out of one of her favorite movies. However, she finds herself drawn into a massive, apocalyptic conspiracy in which the dangers of her favorite shows becomes disturbingly real. NENJI OGATA A high school punk with a heart of gold. He prefers to punch first and ask questions later, so when he gets involved in a convoluted conspiracy, most of the geek-talk goes over his head. Still, he's determined to bust through and save the girl -- even if he's resigned to her thinking he's just another thug. RENYA GOUTO A cold, brilliant young man who will use any means necessary to find the truth. Gouto processes information and startling revelations with a calm, ready intelligence that baffles (or outpaces) the adults around him. He's no villain, but he knows what's at stake, and what must be done. RYOKO SHININOME An aloof agent desperate to prove her worth to her unrequited love (and mentor) Tetsuya Ida. A mission gone wrong left Ryoko with traumatic brain damage, and dependent on a medicine of unclear origins. Still, she fights through the mental fog and pain to untangle the conspiracies... SHU AMIGUCHI An easygoing late-80s high school playboy, quick to make friends and quick to flirt. Tries not to take life too seriously, whether it's on his side or not. But when his TV turns on by itself, and an idol starts talking to him through it, begging for his help unraveling a mystery...he rolls with it as best he can. TAKATOSHI HIJIYAMA A confident young Japanese soldier in the 1940s, displaced from his home and dropped into a city both foreign and familiar. Adrift, old-fashioned, and out of place, he struggles to make sense of all the changes in his world...and then, after months of living as a solitary vagrant, he finds the young man responsible for uprooting his life. TOMI KISARAGI A flippant, shy teenager. She often hangs out with her gal pals after school, getting snacks and chatting like any other, but she seems to know more than she lets on. Determined to investigate the mysteries of her fate, she surreptitiously follows whatever lead she can, only to discover even greater peril awaiting her... YUKI TAKAMIYA A surly delinquent who (reluctantly) infiltrates the school as a spy to save her best friend. Despite her disdain for her underhanded allies, she stubbornly seeks the truth when everyone else has something to hide. Tough and caustic, but she's got a protective streak and a sharp mind.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 3.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Neon White 4.

Neon White

Platform: Switch
June 16, 2022
Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life? Features: • You play as Neon White, an assassin plucked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a shot at redemption. • Collect “Soul Cards” to attack your foes or discard them to use unique movement abilities. • Compete for the best times by cleverly combining cards to discover massive shortcuts. • Uncover Heaven’s mysteries by getting to know the other assassins… did you know them in a past life?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
OlliOlli World 5.

OlliOlli World

Platform: Switch
February 8, 2022
OlliOlli World is a bold new skateboarding action-platformer that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customize your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. Challenge the world in Leagues or dare a friend to beat your best tricks on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom as you dive into the signature flow state gameplay of OlliOlli World. OlliOlli World marks the third entry in the critically-acclaimed OlliOlli series from Roll7, the BAFTA and multi-award-winning independent studio. Key Features: • Welcome to Radlandia!: Take a trip across a lush skateboarding utopia that is filled to the brim with eccentric characters and vibrant locations that are begging to be explored. Find your grind in Inflatable Alley or blaze down Los Vulgas to discover new paths, fresh side quests, rad rewards, and epic trick opportunities. All perfectly complemented by a hand-picked compilation of IDM and Electronica tracks. • Play at your level: Super tight controls combine with highly refined gameplay to ensure a silky smooth ride. Not a Pro? Don’t worry – OlliOlli World welcomes you with open arms, allowing new players to tear down streets and pull off sick method grabs without fear of faceplanting the curb. Think you’ve got what it takes? Achieve mastery through millions of unique levels in sandbox mode or compete against rivals around the globe in leagues with a hugely deep combo system with over 100 moves to master and combine in your battle for the highest score. • Freedom of expression: Cruise through Radlandia's epic skate-haven and prove your skills to unlock special rewards that let you customize your character’s looks, tricks and style. Want to skate in your flip flops… go for it. Want to wear a bumble bee onesie …ok then… no judgement. In OlliOlli World as long as you’re on board anything goes!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.9
AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative 6.

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Six years ago, the right half of a corpse was discovered under mysterious circumstances. The left half was never found...until six years later, when it was discovered completely fresh with no signs of decay, as though the victim was alive until just recently. Now, newly-appointed Special Agent Mizuki and her AI partner Aiba are tasked to solve the bizarre Half Body serial killings...
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Kirby and the Forgotten Land 7.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2022
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure! Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees! Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities. Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops and leaderboards*. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash 8.

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

Platform: Switch
January 12, 2022
Characters from SNK and CAPCOM clash in this epic card fighting game! Introducing! SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH, a white-hot card fighting game for the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR (released in 1999), is coming to Nintendo Switch™! Back then, SNK VS. CAPCOM: CARD FIGHTERS' CLASH was sold as two separate games; the SNK Cardfighter's Version and the CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version. But now, both have been combined into one game! There's nothing stopping you from collecting all the cards! -SNK icons like Terry, Nakoruru, and Marco clash against CAPCOM legends Ryu, Chun-Li, and Mega Man in this insane card fighter! -There are 300 cards in total, where characters from both SNK and CAPCOM appear as Character Cards for fighting, and Action Cards for support during battle. Go out there and make the strongest fighting deck in the world! -You can trade between both the SNK and CAPCOM Cardfighters' Versions. What's more, you can even use their individual save data to have them battle each other! *You may switch between the SNK Cardfighter's Version and CAPCOM Cardfighter's Version at any time, but each has their own save data. *You may switch between the Japanese and English versions at any time, but each has their own save data. *Trading between Japanese and English versions is not possible. *The manual included in the game it is from the NEOGEO POCKET Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.2
Nobody Saves the World 9.

Nobody Saves the World

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That's you, you're Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Infernax 10.

Infernax

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2022
Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Retro Bowl 11.

Retro Bowl

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
Retro Bowl is the perfect game for the armchair quarterback to finally prove a point. Presented in a glorious retro style, the game has simple roster management, including press duties and the handling of fragile egos, while on the field you get to call the shots. Can you pass the grade and take your team all the way to the ultimate prize? Can you win the Retro Bowl?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.6
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth 12.

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2022
Deedlit awakens suddenly in a mysterious, unknown place. Where am I? Why am I here? With nobody around to respond, her questions are met with only silence. Seeking answers, Deed eventually sets off on foot, alone... Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a 2D action adventure game based on Record of Lodoss War. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous pixel animations, use a variety of weapons and the power of elemental spirits on your journey to solve the arcane mysteries of the labyrinth.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Citizen Sleeper 13.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Pokemon Legends: Arceus 14.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2022
A Bold New Direction. The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games' core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements. You'll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region's first Pokédex. -Catch Pokémon- To catch Pokémon in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball, and let fly! You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you'll seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by choosing from moves it knows. -An Adventure in the Sinnoh of Days Gone By- You'll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed. All around, you'll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. The Poké Balls of old were apparently built a little differently from the ones we know so well. They were made mostly of wood, and steam puffed from their tops when Pokémon were caught. -Meet Your First Partner Pokémon- As you start off on your adventure to create the region's first Pokédex, you'll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner. These three Pokémon arrived with a Pokémon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions. Rowlet Category: Grass Quill Pokémon Type: Grass/Flying Height: 1' Weight: 3.3 lbs. Rowlet is a Pokémon from the Alola region. It uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night. Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks. Cyndaquil Category: Fire Mouse Pokémon Type: Fire Height: 1'8" Weight: 17.4 lbs. Cyndaquil is a Pokémon from the Johto region. It is timid and always curls itself up in a ball. When it's surprised, the flames on its back flare up stronger. When it is attacked, it uses its flames to protect itself. Oshawott Category: Sea Otter Pokémon Type: Water Height: 1'8" Weight: 13 lbs. Oshawott is a Pokémon from the Unova region. With the scalchop on its stomach, it blocks opponents' attacks, then retaliates immediately by slashing. Its scalchop can be used to break open hard Berries as well. Arceus Holding the key to this tale is the Pokémon known as Arceus. Arceus is said to have shaped all there is in this world. Just how is this mighty Pokémon connected to your journey? Category: Alpha Pokémon Type: Normal Height: 10'6" Weight: 705.5 lbs.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Triangle Strategy 15.

Triangle Strategy

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2022
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictionsUtility, Morality, Libertywhich together make up Serenoa's world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 16.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Switch
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Mini Motorways 17.

Mini Motorways

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 18.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined 19.

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Pocky the shrine maiden and Rocky the raccoon are back together in the latest game in the long-running classic shooter series! As the evil Black Mantle attacks, Pocky and Rocky need to team up once again, this time with some new friends to take on the upcoming challenges! With 8 stages of high-paced shooting action, you'll have your hands full with creepy enemies, big bosses, and lots of twists and turns!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition 20.

Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Arise: A Simple Story is a critically acclaimed 3D time manipulation narrative adventure. Embark on a journey about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience – the loss of our closest loved ones and how we remember them. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life and see how one’s life can be shaped by the presence of a soulmate. Each level is a metaphorical representation of the stages of life and how our memories shape these recollections. The game also supports an easy to pick up couch co-op feature allowing you to play together with a loved one.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Dawn of the Monsters 21.

Dawn of the Monsters

Platform: Switch
March 15, 2022
The cataclysmic battle between giant monsters has begun in this manga-inspired, side-scrolling, kaiju beat-'em-up! Titanic creatures known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, and the only hope of stopping them is DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network), which unleashes its own colossal combatants to defend against the enemy hordes! Take control of four hulking behemoths - Megadon, Aegis Prime, Tempest Galahad, and Ganira - each with distinct abilities and play styles, and smash your way through destructible real-world environments spanning more than 35 missions! Power up with DNA augments, crush foes with devastating Rage moves and brutal finishers, and team up with a friend for 2-player co-op action! You are the planet's last line of defense...but will that be enough for mankind to survive the Dawn of the Monsters!?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Card Shark 22.

Card Shark

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2022
Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. "Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover." - Comte de Saint-Germain LEARN AND MASTER NEW TRICKS Cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. Master deceptions using card marking, false shuffles, deck switching, false deals, and more! Use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables. UNCOVER A CONSPIRACY ... as you climb from local card parlors to the King's table. A word of advice: Don't get caught. Your fellow gamblers do not take kindly to cheats… TRAVEL THROUGH 18TH CENTURY FRANCE Discover small towns, remote mansions, and luxurious lounges imagined by Nerial team (Reigns), game creator Arnaud De Bock (Pikuniku). Immerse yourself in the ornate visual artwork of Nicolai Troshinsky. Have your every move accompanied by an original score from Andrea Boccadoro as interpreted by an orchestra.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Dungeons of Dreadrock 23.

Dungeons of Dreadrock

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
"Every year, a young boy is chosen to defeat the King of the Mountain." - only this time, it's your brother. After accompanying him to the Dead King's Gate and letting him enter on his own as advised... Well let's just say things go different from there than the Village Elders expected. In order to reach the Dead King's crypt to save your brother from being sacrificed you'll need to solve puzzles, evade traps and fight a bunch of enemies. There are scrolls to decipher, levers to pull, floor plates to step on, fireballs to evade, doors to smash or to unlock, and a whole lot of enemies to kill. But while Zombies or Dread Beetles are easy prey, a lot of other creatures from Ogres to Dark Elves, Minotaurs and Dragons will require more than just brute force to be overcome.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream 24.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2022
A mysterious story of a mysterious dream... One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell. This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts. ■Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions! In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace. ■2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis! This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced. There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level. The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes 25.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Join Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters as you engage in massive battles across Fódlan Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters return to put their combat expertise on display as you revisit a war-torn Fódlan. Unleash devastating combos and striking special moves in action-packed, real-time combat. Cut through hordes of enemies as characters from the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game. Take down dozens of foes with Edelgard’s axe or Dimitri’s lance, or blast enemies from a distance with Claude’s bow. Slash, swing, and spear your way to a brighter future for Fódlan.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Zombie Army 4: Dead War 26.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Platform: Switch
April 26, 2022
The resistance have defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell but the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before. Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond! Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before and lived to tell the tale!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Tormented Souls 27.

Tormented Souls

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
While investigating the disappearance of twin girls at Winterlake - something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked in a bathtub - and hooked up to some decrepit medical equipment, Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of an abandoned Mansion turned hospital. Tormented Souls deliberately sets out to draw inspiration from classic survival horror. From Resident Evil and Silent Hill, to Alone in the Dark - Tormented Souls is a modern take on the fixed-perspective adventure, offering a modernised control scheme and a more dynamic camera, while retaining everything that made those games so beloved by fans.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Variable Barricade 28.

Variable Barricade

Platform: Switch
February 24, 2022
A proposal within five seconds of meeting!? The mysterious handsome men who appeared in front of Hibari, the only daughter of distinguished Toujou family, were the groom candidates who had been sent by her natural enemy, her grandfather. Alerted by her intuition Hibari realized that there must be something more behind this. Why now? And anyway, who are these guys in the first place? Though she showed a firmly defiant stance toward this obviously suspicious situation, her grandfathers decision was absolute. While still surprised they were given a villa, and on the premise of a marriage proposal they started living together. The four men try to pursue her in many ways, aiming for the groom position. Within the dazzling days of seduction, Hibari resolutely makes her decision. “There’s absolutely no way I’ll fall for you!”
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden 29.

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2022
Set sail on a voyage to change destiny itself. Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden. The second game in the unique Voice of Cards series, where all elements are presented entirely through the medium of cards, in the tradition of tabletop RPGs and gamebooks. A touching tale set in a world of melancholic beauty, brought to you by YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music Director) and Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Designer). *This game is not a direct sequel to Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. Both stories can be enjoyed as standalone game experiences. *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
A Musical Story 30.

A Musical Story

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2022
A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Cotton Fantasy 31.

Cotton Fantasy

Platform: Switch
May 20, 2022
Something sinister is in the making – the willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen entrusts Silk with solving the case. Who could be behind this devious ploy? For a promised lifetime all-you-can-eat supply of tasty willows, the little witch Nata de Cotton is willing to help her old friend out and embark on yet another adventure together, to save the Fairyland. Experience the most precise gameplay in the Cotton series, mixing up the iconic Cotton playstyle with a few new shoot ‘em up mechanics, 6 iconic playable characters and 16 colourful and varied stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal and 3D movement. Each character has their own mechanics and attacks, creating a lot of variation and replayability on your hunt for the high score. Packaged with a light-hearted story full of charming, fun cutscenes, fully-voiced in Japanese, and an exhilarating soundtrack with iconic remastered tracks from the past, this is a great and accessible new shoot ’em up game for fans of the Cotton series and newcomers alike.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
WindJammers 2 32.

WindJammers 2

Platform: Switch
January 20, 2022
The best flying disc game of all time is back! With amazing hand-drawn graphics, crazy new moves, gameplay mechanics and awesome new characters and stages, Windjammers 2 is the sequel you've been dreaming of.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Sonic Origins 33.

Sonic Origins

Platform: Switch
June 23, 2022
Relive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you'll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans of Doctor Robotnik in polished high definition! This latest version includes new areas to explore, additional animations, and a brand new Anniversary mode! Explore the classic Sonic titles in high-resolution, with all-new opening and ending animations for each title! New Unlockables: Complete various missions to collect coins to unlock new content, challenges, and Special Stages through the Museum. Classic and Anniversary Mode. Choose to Spin Dash your way through the numerous zones in Classic mode with the game's original resolution and limited lives, or the new Anniversary mode with unlimited lives and revamped fullscreen resolution.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Revita 34.

Revita

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
A nameless child with no memories awakens in the metro with only a vague sense of purpose and desire to reach the distant clocktower, hoping to find answers at the top. On the way they will discover a melancholic world filled with masked characters, monsters and perhaps the answers that the child seeks. A fast paced twin-stick roguelite platformer. Climb an ominous clock tower in a series of procedural encounter rooms and past challenging boss fights on your way to reclaiming your lost memory.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition 35.

OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
"I will claim the starsongs, and bring honor to the clan." Exiled by his people, Jun ventures out in search of starsongs to redeem himself. But progress is slow, until he saves Eda, a witch who can pick up on the sound of asteroids. However, what appears to be a blessed encounter, will end up becoming a lifelong burden... Echo of Starsong is a narrative puzzle adventure game. Asteroids emitting a sound known as "Starsongs" have become the center of conflict for the immense power they hold. Determined to claim asteroids of his own, a young man ventures out with a girl who can imitate starsongs, lending her voice to unravel an ancient myth deep in the heart of space.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition 36.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of "CHRONO CROSS". The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, "RADICAL DREAMERS - Le Trésor Interdit -", is included in this edition. CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself. New Features in the Remastered Edition ・3D models converted to HD ・Refined character illustrations ・Higher-quality background music ・Switch enemy encounters on or off ・Background filter feature ・Battle enhancement features to make combat easier ・Auto-battle function ・Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font ・Change screen resolution
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.4
Sol Cresta 37.

Sol Cresta

Platform: Switch
February 22, 2022
Sol Cresta is a sequel to 1980 arcade game Moon Cresta and its 1985 successor Terra Cresta.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Andro Dunos 2 38.

Andro Dunos 2

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2022
Andro Dunos (アンドロデュノス, in japanese) is a side scrolling arcade game from shoot’em up category (Shmup). It was originally released in 1992 by SNK. In Andro Dunos 2, players take control of the Yellow Cherry once more, sent to end the long war with the aliens once and for all. The ship has four distinct weapons that can be improved by collecting bonuses as you progress through the different levels. Features: – The direct sequel to one of the most famous shmup from 1990s : Andro Dunos! – An epic side-scrolling space journey awaits you in Andro Dunos 2! – Fight and explode hundred of spaceships thanks to various weapons such as laser, hawk... or even homing missiles! – Recover power ups by killing enemies. – Music composed by Allister Brimble
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Capcom Fighting Collection 39.

Capcom Fighting Collection

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2022
Features 10 classic titles, including two Darkstalkers games never before released in North America! Take on all challengers in online play with rollback netcode for all ten games, and enjoy additional features including a gallery of official art, a music player with hundreds of tracks, and more: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (Japanese version, first official release in North America) Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (Japanese version, first official release in North America) Red Earth (First release outside of arcades) Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Hyper Street Fighter II
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Kombinera 40.

Kombinera

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos? Core Features: -Progress through 300 increasingly complex puzzles. -Encounter new hazards and abilities. -Replay levels to achieve best times. -Grab collectibles to unlock new levels -Vibrant neon visual style accompanied by ambient electronic audio tracks. -In-depth, complex, heart-tugging emotional storyline. -Accessible controls.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 41.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

Platform: Switch
January 27, 2022
Get ready to break into the new apeX of 2D action. Copen and Lola are back in Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.4
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords 42.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

Platform: Switch
June 8, 2022
The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
Bugsnax 43.

Bugsnax

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answers and a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really? * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them? * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!? We are what we eat Bugsnax takes you on a whimsical adventure to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone... and hungry! It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD? Key features: * Discover, hunt, and capture all 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait! * Explore the diverse biomes of Snaktooth Island to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg. * Stuff your new friends with Bugsnax to customize them with countless new looks. * Follow every lead to learn more about Lizbert's band of misfits and the mysteries of Snaktooth Island.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.4
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story 44.

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
The complex and interwoven mysteries you’ll unravel in this investigative adventure are centered around the ill-fated Shijima family, which has suffered a series of inexplicable deaths over the last century. As Haruka Kagami, it’s up to you to use your powers of deduction to uncover the truth behind these mysterious events and the ‘Fruit of Youth’ that allegedly lies somewhere in the Shijima Mansion. You’ll explore both the past and the present in four murder cases, set across different eras of Japan. Of course, unravelling this intricate web of secrets won’t be straightforward. You’ll have to have your wits about you as you uncover clues, speak to suspects, and put all the pieces of the puzzle together to form a hypothesis. Not everyone you speak to will be cooperative, so be ready to counter their arguments when you present your case. And don’t worry if your detective skills are a little rusty - the game is designed in such a way that you’ll be able to reach the correct answer if you don’t give up. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Grapple Dog 45.

Grapple Dog

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
Jump, Swing and Zip your way through colourful worlds and exciting challenges in this unique 2D action-platformer! Master the power of the Grapple on your adventure to save the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
.hack//G.U. Last Recode 46.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
.hack//G.U. is back! Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all fully restored and remastered for PS4. Immerse yourself in "The World," a MMORPG, and find out what is real and what is reality in .hack//G.U. Set in 2017, years after the events of the first .hack series, "The World" has now been rebuilt. Follow Haseo as logs into "The World" and hunts PKs (Player Killers), in order to gain strength and track down Tri-Edge, a strong PK who attacked his friend, Shino, in the game and put her into a coma in real life. Relive the drama and epic battles in 1080p and 60fps, and improved battle balance and pacing for the definitive .hack//G.U. experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Young Souls 47.

Young Souls

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
As orphans, Jenn and Tristan's life path brought them to a mysterious scientist, who took them in and cared for them as his own children. But one day, he disappeared under very odd circumstances. While searching desperately for him, the duo found a hidden cellar and the Moon Gate portal, transporting them to a dangerous parallel world where goblins thrive. Your adventure begins as you fight to bridge these two very different worlds. Young Souls is a gorgeous 2D brawler meets story-rich action RPG. Fight hordes of belligerent goblins, level up with hundreds of weapons and accessories, explore, and journey between worlds, as rebellious twins battle their way to save their foster father.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
3.4
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection 48.

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2022
Make history as the legendary Master Assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, in Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, which includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and single-player add-on content from Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations with enhanced graphics for Xbox One and PlayStation4 system. Live the life of Ezio and learn the ways of the Assassin as he seeks vengeance for the betrayal of his family. Travel through 15th-century Renaissance Italy, including the capital Rome and finally onto 16th-century Constantinople. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's saga begins as you fight and explore through the open world of the Italian Renaissance in an era of arts, riches, and murderous conspiracy. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome. The centre of power, greed, and corruption, as Ezio takes leadership of an entire Brotherhood of Assassins. Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Two Assassins, one destiny. Embark on Ezio's final adventure as he walks in the footsteps of his great mentor, Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation in 16th-century Constantinople and the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.6
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 49.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Platform: Switch
June 10, 2022
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a "demon slayer" so that he can turn his sister back into a human and kill the demon that massacred his family. A sorrowful tale of siblings in which the fates of humans and demons intertwine... begins now! Features: * Exhilarating Arena Battles Master the multitude of spectacular skills of a wide roster of characters from the anime, including Tanjiro and Nezuko , to overcome challengers in headto head battle, locally and online. * Moving Drama Take up the sword of Tanjiro Kamado and guide his journey to become a Demon Slayer and turn his sister Nezuko back into a human. * Thrilling Boss Battles Action and drama reach their peak in specially designed battles against powerful demons that will test Tanjiro's mettle. * Original Anime Voice Cast The original English and Japanese casts of the anime return to bring their authentic portrayals to the game.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes 50.

Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes

Platform: Switch
March 2, 2022
Slam giant, super powered pinballs into waves of adorkable zombies - it's a new hot-take on Classic Pinball fused with Tower Defense! Grab your copy today to see for yourself the hot new game that is making a name for itself on Apple Arcade! Choose your Hero, hop aboard a Pinball Ballista and explore a constantly changing world in this epic new game. You'll have to stay one step ahead of the Zombie Plague, fight through hordes of zombies, and face each unique Zombie Boss in order to carry the day. The game changes each run through, so you can play again and again to collect all of the heroes, defeat each zombie boss, and become a Pinball Hero!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Mario Strikers: Battle League 51.

Mario Strikers: Battle League

Platform: Switch
June 10, 2022
[Also known as "Mario Strikers: Battle League Football"] Tackle, pass, and score in battle soccer with the Mushroom Kingdom gang. Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats (and stats) to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance. Take the carnage online* or pass the ball to players locally**—just look out for the electric fence. Join an online club to push and shove your way up the ranks Band together with up to 20 strikers online* and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. Strive to become the world’s top club each season! Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players 8 players can go for the goal on one Nintendo Switch system, with local wireless**, or online*. Bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.1
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 52.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2022
NIS Classics strikes again with Vol. 2, dude. After over 10 years, two action-packed RPGs‒Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound, and Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman‒will be making their appearance on Nintendo Switch. Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound centers around Lord Zetta, a master of tactical warfare, and his pursuit to invade and reclaim the Netherworld‒as a book. Using cunning strategies, ultra-powerful magic, and a vast range of crazy deadly weapons, Lord Zetta aims to take control of his enemies' lands. Using a feature unique to this battle system, you can summon your army via the INVITE system to do your bidding on the battlefield and dominate your foes! When your thirst for new lands is quenched, ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman will have you coming back for more with the ultimate character customization system allowing you to make your character your own from the toes to the nose, dood! Custom-made to kick enemies to the curb, your character will also establish a base and work their way through a myriad of maps, each randomly generated and all part of your own unique story!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Pac-Man Museum+ 53.

Pac-Man Museum+

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2022
PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ presents a unique curated collection of classic and modern PAC-MAN games from the over 40-year history of the storied iconic videogame character’s library. Fans and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the iconic original arcade classic alongside more modern frenetic titles, including PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE, PAC-MAN 256, and more! *Featured Games in PAC-MAN MUSEUM+, include: PAC-MAN SUPER PAC-MAN PAC & PAL PAC-LAND PAC-MANIA PAC-ATTACK PAC-IN-TIME PAC-MAN ARRANGEMENT Arcade ver. PAC-MAN ARRANGEMENT CS ver. PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION PAC Motos PAC’N ROLL REMIX PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE PAC-MAN 256
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Cruel King and the Great Hero 54.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Platform: Switch
March 15, 2022
The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is an RPG with a human child named Yuu and the dragon that acts as her foster parent. In the game, the world was ruled by the dragon overlord, and it was defeated by the hero. But instead of killing the dragon, the hero decided just to cut off its horns where his power came from, and the two became friends. One day, the hero returns to the dragon with his daughter named Yuu asking to look after her. The dragon telling to Yuu about her father's feat and then she decided to become a hero like her father.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games 55.

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

Platform: Switch
July 5, 2022
Renowned author Homura Kawamoto delivers a twisted, multifaceted story in Yurukill. Accused of arson and the murders of 21 people, protagonist Sengoku Shunju is forced to fight for his freedom and prove his innocence. As one of six Prisoners, he must pair up with one of five victims, referred to as Executioners, within the confines of the strange and secluded amusement park known as Yurukill Land. Together each of the five teams—Mass Murderers, Death Dealing Duo, Crafty Killers, Sly Stalkers, and Peeping Toms—must face and overcome the entertainment venue's so-called "attractions" in order to attain what they desire. Should the Prisoners succeed, their crimes shall be pardoned. But if the Executioners win, they will be granted revenge for their loved ones. The in-depth story offers unique gameplay experiences including collating evidence, gathering testimonies, and solving puzzles.Yurukill’s shoot-‘em-up gameplay developed by veteran developer G.rev features action packed and fast-paced combat. In addition, online leaderboards give players the opportunity to see how they stack up against the competition.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Dark Deity 56.

Dark Deity

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
Command legendary heroes to reshape a land fractured by broken oaths, reckless wars, and secret arcane powers. The technological and cultural achievements of a once-great civilization now lie locked inside the ruins of ancient temples throughout the world of Terrazael. Long after society's mighty history is snuffed out by a powerful and mysterious "Calamity", the people of Etlan teeter on the brink of total war. In a desperate attempt to bolster his recruit ranks, King Varic of the Kingdom of Delia expedites the graduation of all students at the Brookstead Military Academy, severing a pact that has stood for a thousand years. With the course of their future undemocratically derailed, these four "graduates" of the Brookstead Academy set out to leave their mark on this world. This is their story.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Headland 57.

Headland

Platform: Switch
January 13, 2022
A powerful force shatters the imagination core from Nor's Headland. With his robot friends he has to find the fragments and fight to regain his limitless creativity. Headland is a fast paced action adventure game from the award winning studio Northplay. Experience a completely new take on the action adventure genre built entirely around mobile. Fight a host of monsters in our unique swipe-and-tap-based combat system. Unlock new weapons in arenas and upgrade them using resources gathered on your journey. Tap through a story full of vivid characters and explore a big beautiful imaginary world.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Souldiers 58.

Souldiers

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2022
Fight for your freedom in a sprawling fantasy world caught between the living and the fallen. Hone your skills in a retro epic featuring puzzle platforming, metroidvania exploration and crunchy soulslike combat.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.3
Nintendo Switch Sports 59.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2022
Swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving. Get moving* with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shootout. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system** or online***. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!**** Play online and face opponents near and far to earn in-game rewards or aim for the Pro League Face off against opponents worldwide and strive to reach the Pro League in every sport. As you play online*** in random matchmaking, redeem points you earn for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories, gear, and much more for your avatar. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back and see what’s in stock! Play with friends and family in the same room or across the world Bowl, spike, and duel with friends in all 6 sports! Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend** for some 1v1, 2v2, or a free-for-all that will get everyone moving. In Bowling, all players can bowl simultaneously—no waiting for your turn. Play each game online***, or team up with a friend on the same system to take on opponents near and far in team sports like Volleyball and Tennis.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.7
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1 60.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2022
A total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series have come to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid downloadable content. Eight courses will be released at a time over six waves by the end of 2023, which can all be played locally or online. Courses such as Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain and Tour Tokyo Blur are included in the first wave.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
SILT 61.

SILT

Platform: Switch
June 1, 2022
Silt is a puzzle-adventure set deep within a harrowing ocean abyss, where you play as a lone diver searching the deep and exploring dangerous waters to uncover long-forgotten mysteries. But the diver has a secret. Harnessing an unusual power, you’ll be able to possess sea creatures that roam the ocean void, discovering new creatures and using their unique abilities to solve puzzles, traverse the environment, and make your way deeper into the darkness.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.8
Slipstream 62.

Slipstream

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
It's 199X, you're in the driver seat. As you turn the key and hear the engine starting, a cassette plays on the stereo. The clear blue sky invites you to escape, to explore a world of exotic landscapes and thrilling races. Step on the gas, choose your path, drive across cities, mountains, deserts, forests, beaches — places from all over the world and beyond. Slipstream is a racing game influenced and inspired by the OutRun series, SEGA games in general, Initial D, Vaporwave & Synthwave aesthetics and the spirit of 90s arcades. It uses a real pseudo3D engine to provide an authentic retro experience in a modern shell. After being funded via kickstarter in 2016 and delayed more times than the developer would like to admit, it was released independently for PC in 2018.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Imp of the Sun 63.

Imp of the Sun

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2022
A fast-paced, high-skill 2D action-platformer. As the Imp of the Sun, players will explore sprawling, hand-crafted 2D environments, using platforming skills to navigate complex levels, and quick reflexes to combat various enemies, while gaining new power and abilities as they progress.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Cat Cafe Manager 64.

Cat Cafe Manager

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
Travel to the sleepy village of Caterwaul Way and rebuild your grandmother's cat cafe. Renovate your restaurant, befriend the local cats and townsfolk, forge lasting friendships, unravel catty mysteries, and build a home for dozens of unique felines!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Big Bang Pro Wrestling 65.

Big Bang Pro Wrestling

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2022
It's about to pop off! Muscle-bound wrestlers take the stage for a bombastic all-out brawl! Easy controls allow you to pull off sick and devastating special moves from the push of a button! -10 fighters to choose from including fledging newbies, masked wrestlers, and hulking heavyweights! The ring is calling you! -Each wrestler comes with their own personalized Finishing Move. Fulfill the proper conditions and let it rip to win the fight! -Change up the rules with exciting modes like Coffin Death Match where your goal is to toss your opponent into a coffin. Or, try to steal away the reward in Reward Death Match to really stick it to your opponent! *The instruction manual featured within the game is from the original NEOGEO Pocket Color version. Therefore, the control explanations may differ from those on Nintendo Switch. *Local "VS MATCH" is possible, but online functions are disabled.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Rune Factory 5 66.

Rune Factory 5

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2022
A new stage, a new adventure... The curtain rises on the next chapter in the Rune Factory series. Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacksjust one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5! Features: * Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world * Defend the frontier and support your community as a member of a peacekeeping ranger * Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates * Cultivate crops in the fields * Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.5
RPGolf Legends 67.

RPGolf Legends

Platform: Switch
January 20, 2022
Become the legend in this golf-action-adventure and save golf in the world! An evil force has sealed all the golf holes in the world! Join forces with the spirit of a golf club and embark on a fantastic action-golfing adventure to save golf in the world! Travel around in a unique open-world where monsters and golf coexist, get your best scores in 6 unique environments and beat monsters! When you are resting, do not forget to help people with their quests... every encounter counts! Thanks to the class system, you will also get new skills, special items and a brand new look! Whether you spend your time golfing, fishing, crafting or exploring... is entirely up to you. A fantastic journey is about to start!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
River City Girls Zero 68.

River City Girls Zero

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2022
River City Girls Zero is an updated English edition of Super Famicom title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka. It is the first title in the Kunio-kun franchise to feature Kyoko and Misako in action.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Wonder Boy Collection 69.

Wonder Boy Collection

Platform: Switch
June 3, 2022
Bringing together four of the very best Wonder Boy games - from the original 1986 arcade version to 1994's Monster World IV - this remarkable collection gives you a chance to experience one of the most influential series from gaming's past. Through the 1980s and 1990s the Wonder Boy games built up a huge following with their dazzling blend of energetic platforming and action-RPG gameplay. Unlike other titans from the platform genre, however, the Wonder Boy games have seen very limited release in the West on modern gaming hardware. Until now! The Wonder Boy games are designed to be simple to pick-up and play for gamers of every ability - but contain enough depth and challenge to keep even the most skilled players busy. And now they're updated with modern features such as the ability to rewind your game at any moment. So whether you're looking to try this iconic gaming series for the first time, revisit a youth spent playing Wonder Boy, or add a refreshingly distinct platformer to your collection, Wonder Boy Collection is the perfect package for you!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
The Company Man 70.

The Company Man

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2022
Battle the corporate machine in The Company Man! A 2D action-adventure where you can hit your crazy co-workers with a keyboard and shoot your evil bosses with emails. Survive the struggles of working life and fulfill your lifelong quest to be CEO! Jim finally graduates from university, ready to launch his epic career in the Good Water Company. But things quickly spiral into insanity as he finds himself fighting to keep his job. Drink coffee to survive the tortures of working life. Learn the quirks of each department, from the air-conditioned ice lands of accounting to the mountains of paperwork in human resources, beating every floor on your journey to the top!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Touken Ranbu Warriors 71.

Touken Ranbu Warriors

Platform: Switch
May 24, 2022
History Revisionists began attacking the past to change history. In order to stop them, the Government of the Time appointed the "Saniwa" with protecting history. Saniwa can awaken tsukumogami (tools with spirits), the Touken Danshi. They travel through time and seek to defeat the History Retrograde Army (HRA) who seek to alter history. The Saniwa and Touken Danshi were enjoying a peaceful life when they were suddenly attacked by the HRA. After a fierce battle, the Touken Danshi managed to overcome the HRA, but the Honmaru was greatly damaged, weakening their military strength. In addition, in the midst of the battle, the Saniwa, who are vital to the Honmaru, disappeared.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
9.2
Death end re;Quest 2 72.

Death end re;Quest 2

Platform: Switch
February 8, 2022
Mai Toyama seeks an escape from her traumatic past. She enrolls at Wordsworth, an all-girl's dormitory situated in the small, mountainous town known as Le Choara where it was rumored that her sister, Sanae, was last seen. Hopeful, Mai seeks to find her kin, but she soon finds terrifying inhabitants which lurk throughout the town after dark. At night, Le Choara's streets are filled with Shadow Matter -- a horrific group of menacing creatures. Around every cobblestone corner, Mai discovers that her hope of finding her sister lies beneath the long-buried secrets which haunt Le Choara.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Maglam Lord 73.

Maglam Lord

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2022
The Demon King is an endangered species Magic Sword Creation Action RPG! The hero was making a name for himself as the worst demon king. When they wake up from a long sleep, they are designated as an "endangered species"! Craft a magic sword with your friends and fight for a complete revival! In order to avoid extinction, it is possible to "concatenate" with heroes and cooperators ...? An exhilarating action RPG!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Roguebook 74.

Roguebook

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.3
Crystar 75.

Crystar

Platform: Switch
March 29, 2022
Crystar sets you in a grim world where lost souls dwell and your tears grant you power. Swap between a cast of unique playable characters and use their strengths to challenge deranged hordes of Specters and Revenants. Build up your Tear Gauge in battle and use it to summon mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when the Torments from defeated foes threaten to overwhelm you with despair, weep and grieve to achieve catharsis and draw strength from your woes to enhance your attacks and armor.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
Gal*Gun: Double Peace 76.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
When Houdai is shot by cupid angel Ekoro, he becomes immensely popular and suddenly every girl at the academy becomes hot for him. But being irresistible is hardly a dream come true! Every love letter, shout of adulation, and advancing kisses drains his energy! And worse - if he doesn't find his one true love by the end of the day, he will become cursed and forever alone! Gorgeous anime-styled rail-shooter action. Use your targeting cursor to fend off the advancing girls! Story Mode: Play through the story and see if you can successfully confess your feelings to the girl of your dreams. Score Attack: Play specific levels to achieve the highest scores. Collection: Take a look at your achievements, image gallery and information on all the lovely ladies at the Academy! Choose your own love interest. Your choices will change the story and the path you take throughout the game.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Kao the Kangaroo 77.

Kao the Kangaroo

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2022
Join Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. On the course of his journey, Kao will learn under the guidance of his master - Walt, how to become not only an awesome fighter but also a clever one who uses his head as much as his fists.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.0
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 78.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2022
The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice! The Dark Lord of the Sith himself has trained you to use a lightsaber and unleash the power of the Force, but now your destiny is your own. Will you join Vader as the next great Sith, or will you choose to defend peace and justice as a noble Jedi Knight?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.3
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon 79.

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon

Platform: Switch
February 9, 2022
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon combines intense roguelite hack-and-slash action with a stunning dark fantasy world, brought to life through the stroke of traditional Japanese art. As the chosen leader and guardian of the land of the living, wield the otherworldy arsenal and powers of the Getsu clan as you descend deeper into the depths of Hell to eradicate the source of the cataclysm.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.2
Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars 80.

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Platform: Switch
April 19, 2022
Gamninjustri a place where all manner of ninjas gather. As the struggle for control increased between the Daimyos of the nations, tensions rose between the two great nations, each of which was home to one of the major schools of martial arts. The Compa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts based on the Command Technique. The Honeypa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts rooted in the Action Technique. The two camps were stuck in a ruthless competition of skill in order to achieve hegemony, but as they fought on, a mysterious army of mechanical ninjas made their assault. The mechanical ninja army overran the smaller nations in an instant, and the Steeme Legion leader, Yoh Gamer, made an announcement to the world: The Super NINJA War to decide the world's strongest school is about to begin! Key Features: When 2 Become 1 The two warring nations from the Neptunia and SENRAN KAGURA series have now joined forces in one action-packed RPG! Choose from 10 possible characters, including two new characters: Yuuki and Goh, and pick two characters to set forth on your adventure. Swiftly switch between your two chosen characters in battle! The Art of the Ninja Each character possess a unique set of skills, known as Ninja Art Skills. Chain your Ninja Art Skills to leave your enemies in the dust. Ninjas and shinobi are also equipped with projectiles that can inflict physical damage or temporary status ailments to slow down foes. Stay Stylin' with Spirit Gems Collect Spirit Gems for helpful stat boosts! Legend says arranging them in certain combinations can add even bigger boosts... Are You a True Ninja Warrior? The Peaches & Cream Meditation mini-game allows players to test their balance with the PS4 motion controller. Successfully filling the Peach Gauge gives extra stat boosts in battle! Plus, test your might with the post-game content, Yomi-Training! Expert ninjas and shinobi can play through 8 different trials, each set with difficult restrictions!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.8
Breakout: Recharged 81.

Breakout: Recharged

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
The original brick breaker returns with its toughest challenge yet. Survive as long as you can in arcade or take on one of 50 challenges picking up game-changing power-ups along the way. The grandfather of brick-breaking games is back with some of the toughest challenges yet! Breakout: Recharged steps up the excitement with a fresh coat of paint, exciting power-ups, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Breakout: Recharged will forever change what you expect from a brick-breaking title. The endless arcade mode and 50 challenge levels will push you to the limit of your skills. Don’t fret, however, as this wouldn’t be a Recharged title without game-changing powerups. Expect the aid of rail guns, homing missiles, and explosives to join the traditional multi-ball. You’ll need every tool in the arsenal and razor-sharp reflexes to climb the global leaderboards. Key Features: Old Meets New: Classic Breakout gameplay updated with refined control, and modern visual flourishes Power Up: Blast special bricks to pick up paddle-transforming power-ups a rail gun, explosive balls, missile launchers, and more Challenge: Compete in a series of 50 challenges designed to put even the most seasoned players to the test Compete: Reach the top of global leaderboards for arcade and individual challenge modes Bring a Friend: Play local co-op in every mode - breaking bricks is better together! Get in the Groove: Rock out to an original score by Megan McDuffee
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.0
BioMotor Unitron 82.

BioMotor Unitron

Platform: Switch
May 26, 2022
Using the ore mined from the Unitice meteor, humans have been able to develop the man-shaped robots known as UNITRONS. As a Unitron master, you control one of these mighty machines as you explore mysterious dungeons and fight for the ultimate prize in the Unitron Arena! Create - Collect - Trade! Build your own weapons for your Unitron using Arms and Material. There are over 200 possible combinations! Battles against fearsome monsters and skilled Unitron masters await you! If you can defeat them all, you too can become... The Master of Masters!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 83.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.2
EGGLIA Rebirth 84.

EGGLIA Rebirth

Platform: Switch
February 10, 2022
A new Legend begins. A story of hello-s and goodbye-s, bursting from a magical egg. Once upon a time, there was a magical kingdom known as Egglia. Within its borders, all manners of species lived peacefully and in harmony with one another. But these days were not to last. The kingdom was sieged by gigantic, brutish Ogres, who laid waste to all they touched. Faced with imminent destruction, Egglia's ruler and its most powerful wizard, Kuff, sealed his precious kingdom away inside a magical egg. There Egglia remained, kept safe from strife and harm, waiting for the right time to be set free once more. It's here that the story begins: with a fateful encounter between a girl born to save the world, and a red-capped boy born to destroy it. With the crossing of their paths, a new legend is born. Win simple, intuitive dice-roll battles to find more eggs and make Egglia thrive, or enjoy decorating your home and mingling with the unique characters that inhabit your town. Create your personal home-away-from-home in the soft, colorful world of Egglia.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Seven Pirates H 85.

Seven Pirates H

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2022
Set sail with a crew of monster girls! Join young pirate Parute Kairi and pervy boy monster Otton in an adventure to locate the lost treasures of the Monsupi Sea! Determined to make a legendary name for herself, Parute sets sail with a magic compass and the aid of newfound monster girl companions, but what starts as a raucous romp across uncharted islands gradually reveals something more sinister. Through their colorful encounters with rival pirates and locals in need, Parute and company learn some unsettling truths about the king who governs these waters, all leading to a confrontation that could tear their adorable crew apart! Seven Pirates H is a traditional RPG focused on exploration and discovery with a gigantic dose of fanservice thrown in! As Parute, you'll command your party of monster girls in combat against naughty enemies, exploiting weaknesses to gain the upper hand in turn-based combat. Adventure across islands and ride Otton to reach secret areas, gather items and enhance your abilities as you level up!
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Chocobo GP 86.

Chocobo GP

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
Ready. Set. Chocobo! Start your engines and get set for a new racing experience, featuring a roster of dozens of your favorite Chocobo characters, complete with their own unique abilities and variants. Equip Magicites and take out the competition as you drift through various familiar courses in online and offline multiplayer modes. Compete in tournaments and become the reigning champion of GP!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
2.1
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees 87.

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2022
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is a hand-drawn adventure following a lost gibbon as they embark on a dangerous journey into unknown lands. Race to freedom in liberation mode, or play through an hour-long narrative that captures the real struggle of living creatures around the world. Master the gibbon's art of brachiation (swinging from branch to branch) at high speed, building momentum, pulling off spectacular somersaults, and launching yourself higher and further into the air with the help of your fellow Gibbons, feeling the thrill and exhilaration of life in an untamed jungle.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
The Ramp 88.

The Ramp

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
You crave for flow? You just want to shred through a halfpipe without all the boring stuff? Say no more, The Ramp is your jam! The Ramp captures the unparalleled feeling of real life vert skateboarding and that's pretty much it. There is a lot this game doesn't feature. What it offers you are the 15 minutes of flow that make a boring day great, at the price of a medium sized cinnamon pistachio latte to go.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Taito Milestones 89.

Taito Milestones

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2022
Taito's arcade legacy began in the early 1970s, but it came into its own in the 80s. You now have the chance to play these milestone classics that paved the way for the decades of Taito's arcade dominance which followed. Ten games, each representing a specific breakthrough in development and gaming history, spanning a variety of genres. Platform, sports, shooting, puzzle and more. And now those 10 classics will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Monark 90.

Monark

Platform: Switch
February 22, 2022
How far will you go to save the ones you love? Could you face the threats that surround you? Could you face yourself? Your world is plunged into madness when the mysterious and deadly Mist surrounds Shin Mikado Academy. In order to save your friends, you enter the Otherworld, a Daemon-filled dimension beyond the real world. Within this enigmatic realm, you must learn to harness your Authority of Vanity and conjure a battalion of Fiends, whose power comes from the Ego of their master. Develop your Ego through various psychological tests to enhance the power of your Fiends, and lead your forces into battle to fight with and against the seven "Pactbearers" that are corrupting the academy. Embrace the power of your madness to gain strength, but take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself. Fellow students and instructors will lend you their aid in your quest to resolve the anomalies throughout the campus.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
5.6
Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro 91.

Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2022
Ganryu 2 is a 2D platformer at its best! It is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO Corporation on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly The Stone and the Sword). Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything happened between Musashi and Kojiro.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake 92.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Nobody leaves here alive! The House of the Dead: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards. * Hordes of the undead monstrosities in a fast-paced rail-shooter. * True to the original gameplay. * Well know arcade classic with modern graphics and controls. * Multiple endings.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.3
Lila's Sky Ark 93.

Lila's Sky Ark

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2022
Lila’s psychedelic world is in grave danger. Help her and her eccentric friends stop the Conductor’s minions from destroying all things musical and magical in this meditative action-adventure game. Explore this dark yet groovy world as you unravel the poetic mystery that is Lila’s story. Discover secrets, solve puzzles, and battle bizarre beasts and punishing bosses as you attempt to unite the Spirits and save the mysterious Sky Island from ruin. Along the way, hunt down alchemy recipes to unlock new weapons. Battle enemies with rocks, Titan Eyes, cluster bombs, and anything else you can throw at them as you wander this music-inspired pixel dreamscape during Lila’s strange yet beautiful journey.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires 94.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Platform: Switch
February 15, 2022
Empires, a unique "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" experience. Dramatic stories of officers on different sides. All 94 officers who have appeared in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 are playable. In addition, players can control all 700 common officers. A major change from previous series titles, areas around castles become battlefields, evolving into “Storming the Castle” instances. Employ strategic Secret Plans and balance Army Affinity to break through the enemy's gate. Defeat the enemy commander in Decisive Battle mode to claim victory of the castle. The Empires series' signature domestic system is back. With a high degree of flexibility, set long and mid term kingdom goals, recruit new officers, procure logistics, and execute a variety of military, economic and diplomatic commands to strive to unify China.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
9.0

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 82

    F1 22

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 1.2
    • Platform: PC
  2. 73

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 73

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 73

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 73

    Yurukill: The Calumniation Games

    • Release Date: Jul 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 82

    F1 22

    • Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 1.2
    • Platform: PC