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Resident Evil 5

Switch
6.00
George FosterJul 07, 2020
Resident Evil 5 isn’t a bad game, it’s just one that was already showing its age on more powerful hardware. This is really one for the Resident Evil fans.

Catherine: Full Body

Switch
8.00
Cullen BlackJul 03, 2020
The Switch is a perfect system for his game, and this port is the definitive version of a great re-release. I hope this troubled tale of love coming to Switch is a sign that ATLUS will be putting a greater focus on developing for the system, and this is a great first start.

NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol 2

Switch
5.00
Darren PalmaJul 02, 2020
If you don’t have a pair of nostalgia glasses to hand, then it’s hard to justify purchasing two separate compilations that are little more than a ROM dump with a price tag. The only reason why both of the Namco Museum Archives volumes are worth investing in is if you have a childhood attachment to any of the console versions listed, or have a genuine interest in compiling together yesteryear gaming history in a portable library.

NAMCO MUSEUM ARCHIVES Vol 1

Switch
6.00
Darren PalmaJul 02, 2020
Sure, many of the games don’t hold up well, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be celebrated. It’s just a pity that Namco can’t seem to be that bothered. While M2 does a fantastic job as always in actually handling the emulation process, the disappointing lack of extra features leaves a lot to be desired.

Mr. DRILLER DrillLand

Switch
8.00
Ryan JanesJul 02, 2020
Mr. DRILLER DrillLand is a brilliantly fun puzzler that takes its core mechanic and twists it in some really interesting – and more importantly fun – ways. I’ve played a lot of puzzle games on Nintendo Switch and while Mr. DRILLER DrillLand plays very different from any of them, it still has that same compelling force that brings me back for one or two more runs.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Switch
8.00
George FosterJul 01, 2020
With games like Jedi: Fallen Order and The Old Republic, it’s hard to say that Star Wars: Episode I Racer is one of the best Star Wars games out there, but I’d be hard-pressed to find another licensed racer I enjoyed as much as this one.

Death Come True

Switch
8.00
Cullen BlackJun 26, 2020
There are some flaws and it’s too straightforward in parts, but if you’re looking for a fun way to spend a night then this is an easy recommendation. Even with those issues and how simple it is, Death Come True is a really cool game and upon reflection, I only find more small touches that make me like it even more.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Switch
9.00
Ryan JanesJun 25, 2020
Lonely Mountains: Downhill is one of those prime examples of a game so simple in its concept but executed so well. There’s a constant force pulling you back in for one more death-defying ride that fans of the Trials series will be no stranger to. Unlike Ubisoft’s loud and goofy rider though, Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a beautiful experience – often times tranquil – that proved an obsession of mine for weeks, the call of the mountain too strong to drag myself away.

Collar X Malice

Switch
8.00
Cullen BlackJun 25, 2020
I feel it’s the perfect introductory Otome game because the mystery is interesting enough to appeal to casual visual novel fans, and Otome fans can enjoy both that and the great cast of guys. Takeru is the best of course, but you’ll just have to see that for yourself.

Huntdown

Switch
8.00
Darren PalmaJun 24, 2020
Its strength is in how it never takes itself seriously, while the tried-and-tested gameplay and the clear attention to detail is a prime example of how to carve in quality presentation with a First Blood Survival Knife.

Moving Out

Switch
7.00
Ryan JanesJun 13, 2020
Moving Out is a silly, simple but enjoyable romp that follows the successful blueprint of series like Overcooked very closely. As a result, you have a game that delivers the same style of loud and manic cooperative fun but at the same time fails to do much that’s new and surprising. In the end, Moving Out is perfect for those hungry for ‘another one of those’ but perhaps a tad too safe for others who have since moved on.

Felix The Reaper

Switch
6.00
Alex SeedhouseJun 13, 2020
Never keeping his dancing to a minimum, the dark humour that underpins Felix The Reaper seeps into the game’s head-scratching puzzles. Who knew that making sure that people die according to ministerial plans could be this challenging, as the greatest flaw can be found in the uneven and baffling difficulty in places which comes in sharp contrast to Felix’s energetic enthusiasm for Mortal Music.

BioShock: The Collection

Switch
8.00
Darren PalmaJun 03, 2020
Whether you are adding it for the novelty of compiling together a digital library on the go, the practicality of finding gaming time within a busy lifestyle or even to simply experience a past title released for the very first time on a Nintendo system, BioShock: The Collection is most definitely a worthwhile addition to the Nintendo Switch library.

Liberated

Switch
6.00
Darren PalmaJun 01, 2020
Regardless of its issues, Liberated shows potential in combining one of the oldest methods in storytelling with the new. Having the gameplay segments fit within the panel of a comic strip is a nice touch, even if the gameplay is average at best. The script is certainly a relevant subject in spite of how many times the idea has been recycled. It’s just unfortunate that, in this case, simply reading the source material would have been a better experience compared to playing it.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Switch
9.00
Ryan JanesJun 01, 2020
51 Worldwide Games is a brilliant collection of some of the best (and in some cases oldest) games out there. From cards to dominoes and boards to balls, you’ll find a varied mix both familiar and fresh all wrapped in a wonderfully clean and polished package.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted

Switch
6.00
George FosterMay 31, 2020
VR isn’t something that everybody can afford to have and, with that in mind, this may be the only way that many can experience Five Nights At Freddy’s: Help Wanted. If you can get past the weird controls and optimisation then this is actually a really fun time for fans of the series and those just looking for some cheesy scares.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Switch
9.00
Alex SeedhouseMay 27, 2020
Still, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition delivers an outstanding adventure that will linger long in your memory as ranking among the best JRPG experiences ever created. This remake is undoubtedly the definitive way to uncover the secrets behind the Monado, that, despite some imperfections, has seen Monolith Soft meaningfully modernise Shulk’s grandiose journey across the sprawling Bionis and beyond.

Hero must die. again

Switch
8.00
Cullen BlackMay 24, 2020
I had a great time with Hero must die. again, and really recommend it to anyone looking for a game that utilizes the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch. With each playthrough only lasting around an hour or two, it’s perfect for playing in short bursts. It has a great story, fun time-management mechanics, and while the combat could have been more engaging, I think it doesn’t hurt the package too much.

Golf With Your Friends

Switch
8.00
Ryan JanesMay 24, 2020
Golf With Your Friends is a simple, silly take on miniature golf that’s at its best when online with a group of players you know. It’s not pretty and it’s not always perfect but at the end of the day, I’ve had more fun with this game than most other golfers out on Switch right now. Not quite a hole in one but certainly a birdie effort.

Ion Fury

Switch
8.00
Darren PalmaMay 20, 2020
It’s a game ready to show off forgotten mechanics like a matured cheese hidden away and ready to eat. And not forgetting the modern ability to aim with motion controls – a feature I’ve learned to heavily rely on – as well as the relevant beat of drum and bass, a bit of techno and everything in between to get the blood pumping. In the words of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison as she paints the walls violent red, “Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto!“

The Wonderful 101: Remastered

Switch
8.00
Matt FurtadoMay 19, 2020
Anyone who enjoys superheroes, comics, or fast-paced action games will love The Wonderful 101 Remastered. The game could have used a few more quality of life improvements — like the camera system, a noticeable boost in frame performance, and better explanation of in-game combat systems. At its core, it is the same game you played on the Wii U – for better or worse.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered

Switch
4.00
George FosterMay 18, 2020
If you’re a fan of the more than decade-old series then chances are that you’ve already played Assassin’s Creed III before and have your own opinions on it. Unless you like portability, there’s no reason to get the Nintendo Switch version over any other and the game hasn’t really aged well as it is. Both Assassin’s Creed newcomers and series veterans deserve a better experience than this.

WHAT THE GOLF?

Switch
8.00
Ryan JanesMay 18, 2020
WHAT THE GOLF? is a short but entertaining WarioWare-esque time that’s full of surprises and with the addition of a two-player mode, the Switch version easily ranks as the best out there. It’s also exactly the sort of bright and silly game we could all do with right now. Is it golf? Is it not? Who cares when the end result is so damn funny.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix

Switch
8.00
James GalizioMay 14, 2020
Taken as a whole, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix as a title certainly lives up to its moniker – as a game, it feels like a bag of trail mix. Not everything really fits together all the time, but it’s still a ton of fun, and I doubt many are going to complain. That doesn’t make it any less weird, but if anything that weirdness feels at home with Project DIVA’s identity. If anything, I’m more than happy to bring this mix of treats with me on the road.

Jet Lancer

Switch
8.00
Darren PalmaMay 12, 2020
I liked how the extra modules to customise L4-NC-3R provided the incentive to experiment and change tactics depending on the mission at hand, and how the gameplay would drastically improve as a result. If you’re looking for an action-orientated Top ugn sim that involves blasting dozens of enemies in an open sky, then Jet Lancer is certainly one worth checking out.