A heavy narrative game that asks players, ‘can you survive in a world that hates your existence?’ Check out this dystopian visual novel on Switch where choices have meaningful impact on the direction the story takes.
Klei Entertainment’s Griftlands is a healthy mix of genres built around a deck-building roguelite and heavy on narrative. Here’s our review.
Curious Expedition 2 is out now on Switch, bringing lots of new expedition types, characters, and places to explore. The graphics have also been upgraded if the original pixel graphics felt too retro. Here’s our review of this expedition roguelite.
Vaporum is a classic dungeon crawler with a steampunk story that unfolds in a mysterious tower called the Arx Vaporum. The BioShock-inspired story and fun puzzles are great for anyone who likes first-person dungeon crawlers.
Battle Brothers on Switch is a competent port of this deep tactical sim that puts you in control of a band of mercenaries. Will you survive by robbing caravans or make your living trading goods on highly dangerous, but profitable trade routes? Here’s our review.
UnderMine draws lots of inspiration from the countless roguelite games that have come before. But it refines the gameplay into a slower-paced, gorgeous game that feels like 2D Zelda dungeons, distilled. Here’s our UnderMine for Switch review.
Hero U is a great combination of adventure gameplay combined with RPG character management and relationships. Become a disbarred bard at the school for heroes.
Sword of the Necromancer is a slow burn roguelite with a story that unfolds over time as you delve deeper into the dungeon.
After more than a decade, a sequel to Super Meat Boy has finally arrived. But it seems like games with Forever in the title are destined to be mediocre. Here’s our review.
Assume the role of an unlikely desert mystic journeying with a caravan through the dangerous world of Soma. This deck-building roguelite feels like a mixture of Slay the Spire and The Banner Saga.
9th Dawn III is a return to classic old-school RPGs like Ultima online, with a massive open world and lots of jobs and quests to explore.
Faeria is a single-player focused collectible card game on Switch. It’s a great mix of CCG rules on a hex game board for more strategy in where your units are deployed. Here’s our review.
Vambrace: Cold Soul draws a lot of inspiration from Darkest Dungeon, but with more focus on a narrative experience. The combat is much simpler, but no less deadly for your team.
Carrion is a ‘reverse horror’ game where you play a monstrous parasite hellbent on taking over the facility containing it. Outsmart the humans keeping you contained, evolve, grow, and terrify the humans. Check out our Carrion review for Switch.
Dex is an ambitious semi-open-world 2D RPG that draws much of its inspiration from the Deus Ex series of games. It’s worth a look if you like cyberpunk adventures with a rich story.
CrossCode is one of the most original action RPG experiences you can have on Nintendo Switch. Read on to find out why we love this game so much – despite it’s stumbles.
Void Terrarium is a unique mix of ‘mystery dungeon’ roguelike gameplay with a side helping of virtual pet simulator. Care for a tiny human in a post apocalyptic world – and learn the truth of what happened.
The Trails of Cold Steel series finally arrives on Nintendo Switch with the third entry. You’ll have to catch up across a variety of consoles if you want the full story. But even if you’ve never played a game in the series, Trails of Cold Steel III is just plain fun.
Are you on the fence about buying the official Animal Crossing companion guide? Check out our comprehensive review of this companion book designed to help you make the most of your island adventure.
Cat Quest on Switch is an exceptional action adventure game that features plenty of locations to explore and loot to collect. It’s a fun romp as a singleplayer experience.
Almost There: The Platformer is a hardcore platformer with over 150 levels for players to attempt.
Blasphemous is a masterful combination of Dark Souls-inspired gameplay with the sprawling world and lore we’ve come to expect in Metroidvania games.
Graveyard Keeper is finally available on Switch, but it turns out it’s just as broken as other platforms. Underneath a shiny coat of beautiful pixel art lives a deeply flawed and broken game.
Blazing Beaks is a mash-up between Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, and The Binding of Isaac. The game is best played co-op with another person, but it can be a fun single-player experience. Be sure to read the rest of our review.
Monster Slayers is a roguelike deck-building game with eight player classes. Don’t let the game’s simple aesthetic fool you, it’s just as fun as the more well-known Slay the Spire.