Game Releases by User Score

Tetris Effect: Connected 1.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it beforean incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.4
DUSK 2.

DUSK

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
DUSK -A retro FPS that looks and feels like the 90s. Inspired by Quake, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Metroid Dread 3.

Metroid Dread

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Shin Megami Tensei V 4.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Platform: Switch
November 12, 2021
The ambitions of god and human clash amidst the horror of a dying world. Neither human nor demon, the newly-forged Nahobino and his friends must decide what is worth saving... and prepare to sacrifice everything in its name. In a world without its Creator, which path will you choose?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 5.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2021
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. Pursue your political dreams in new quests, meet and question more of the city's locals, and explore a whole extra area. Full voice-acting, controller support, and expanded language options also included. Get even more out of this award-winning open world. You're a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Castlevania Advance Collection 6.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces. In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released on Game Boy™ Advance, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth- 7.

Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Galuda is a biological weapon that connects the Holy Spirit and humans through alchemy and mechanical engineering. The "Shinra" military nation, which gained power from Galuda, was destroyed by the two Galuda "Ageha" and "Tateha" they created. Three years have passed since that war. After an experiment involving contraindications, "Soma" artificially acquired Galuda's abilities. And the only Galuda to be born, "Asagi" who was the assassin of King Soma. "Tsubame" and "Janome" who are also artificial Galuda and prince and princess of the Soma country chasing Asagi. Then Ageha and Tateha go to Asagi's rescue to stop the tragedy. The battle with the real Galuda and the Galuda built is about to begin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Olympia Soiree 8.

Olympia Soiree

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform a ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district Red, Blue, and Yellow lead a society governed by the island's rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
TOEM 9.

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Dungeon Encounters 10.

Dungeon Encounters

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
A new dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles. From some of the key development team behind the legendary FINAL FANTASY franchise, DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. The streamlined interface gives you the freedom to prepare and manage your party as you strive to reach the final floor. During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets? ■Events By uncovering and visiting spaces with white numbers, you may obtain items, unlock and change abilities, restore your party to health, find hidden merchants, and much more. Battle encounters, marked with black numbers, are hidden throughout the map. However, they can be revealed with a special ability, allowing you to choose when and where to engage your enemies. Previously discovered events will be recorded in the Event Log, a valuable resource that allows you to reference past experiences to tackle future challenges. ■Battles Test your strategies in thrilling battles, featuring the Active Time Battle (ATB) system made famous by the FINAL FANTASY series. Under the direction of Ito Hiroyuki, creator of the ATB system, battles play out in real-time, utilizing a polished and refined iteration of this classic design, which promises exciting, challenging combat. ■Map The blank map awaits you, and by exploring and investigating every tile on each level, you will be awarded ability points. Navigate obstacles, including secret passages and hidden traps, and conquer the dungeon!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Mario Party Superstars 11.

Mario Party Superstars

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2021
A Superstar collection of classic Nintendo 64™ boards - Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. This and all other modes can be played online**, too! 100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ games and more! Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con™ controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system. Party with superstars near or far Bring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system***, local wireless***, or online** play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition 12.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Ni No Kuni 2 kicks off with the President of a real-world Earth country transported to a magical kingdom in which every person is also sort of an animal as well.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Blue Reflection: Second Light 13.

Blue Reflection: Second Light

Platform: Switch
November 9, 2021
Blue Reflection: Second Light follows the adventures of three students – Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjou – who find themselves transported to a mysterious floating academy, searching for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. One day, a path leading to a new land appears, but when the three protagonists set off to unravel the mystery, they’re met by a series of deadly monsters. By battling the fiendish creatures, they unlock unknown powers that only seem to deepen the cryptic nature of their surroundings. Throughout the adventure, the three friends cooperate and struggle to make their everyday-life as rich and as fun as possible. While spending every day trapped in this unknown world, the characters’ true feelings and personalities will be revealed, and as their bonds grow deeper, they will acquire new strengths and abilities.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Demon Turf 14.

Demon Turf

Platform: Switch
November 4, 2021
The 3D platformer with attitude! Join Beebz in her ambitious goal of taking over the Demon Turfs and becoming the Demon Queen herself! Jump, spin and punch your way across the turfs with unique mechanics like momentum-driven combat and self-placed checkpoints. Time to face the Demon King head on.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Eastward 15.

Eastward

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set 16.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2021
Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Steel Assault 17.

Steel Assault

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this 16-bit retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Dying Light: Platinum Edition 18.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Features: Dying Light - the full award-winning game. Dying Light: The Following - a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive. Dying Light: Bozak Horde - a challenging game mode with its own side story. Cuisine & Cargo - two additional quarantine zones. Ultimate Survivor Bundle - exclusive weapons and outfits. Crash Test Skin Pack - a madcap cosmetic pack. Hellraid - a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting. A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
9.1
A Little Golf Journey 19.

A Little Golf Journey

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
A Little Golf Journey is a relaxing adventure golf experience played on beautiful diorama courses across a variety of destinations. Unlock secrets, discover treasure and take on challenges. Your journey awaits.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars 20.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *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:
77
User Score:
7.8
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 21.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
The Caligula Effect 2 22.

The Caligula Effect 2

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Dive into a reality-warping adventure from Persona scenario-writer Tadashi Satomi and director Takuya Yamanaka! A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to save people from their past regrets by unknowingly imprisoning them in a simulation. However, this "Paradise" is shaken to the core when a virtual idol named X breaks into Regret's virtual reality and restores a high school student's memories of the real world. In order to escape Redo, they form the Go-Home Club, a resistance group that seeks to fight against regret and her enforcers, the Obbligato Musicians.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.5
WarioWare: Get It Together! 23.

WarioWare: Get It Together!

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Microgame mayhem comes to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Take on over 200 quick and quirky microgames—lightning-fast minigames filled with frantic fun—solo or with a friend! When his latest harebrained business scheme goes awry, Wario must use his signature style (and smell) to fix it. How? By playing a twisted collection microgames of course! From assembling a robot to pulling out a statue’s armpit hair, the WarioWare™: Get It Together! game is a comedic, cooperative microgame mashup. Find a friendly frenzy with a mountain of microgames Help out infamous game designer, Wario, after he gets sucked into his latest creation in Story Mode. Go it alone or with a friend in 2-player cooperative play—a first for the series! You can either play on the same system** or via local wireless***. Play as Wario and his colorful crew For the first time, YOU control Wario and friends inside their own chaotic games. Use their distinctly absurd abilities to take on a rush of microgames. Tip a turtle with the help of Wario’s dash or choose Ashley and hurl a spell at it. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, mix and match characters and microgames for maximum fun!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Mary Skelter Finale 24.

Mary Skelter Finale

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Jail - a living prison for humans, buried 666 meters underground. A group of prisoners, Jack and the Blood Maidens, were reincarnations of fairy tales who dared to escape. They climbed from the bottom of the tower up to the surface, filled with hope... But outside were thousands of corpses soaking in a sea of blood. There stood beings known as Massacre Pink, smiling. In that moment, hope was destroyed. Separated, they are each drawn to the devouring Jail that floats in the sky... This is the finale to the tale of the Blood Maidens.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Golf Club: Wasteland 25.

Golf Club: Wasteland

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2021
Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich. The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity. Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars. Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy-to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
ActRaiser Renaissance 26.

ActRaiser Renaissance

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser". ABOUT Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro - now remastered! Help humanity flourish by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil. NEW FEATURES: * Remastered 2D graphics present the game in beautiful HD * 15 new music tracks, as well as re-arranged original tracks by Actraiser composer Yuzo Koshiro! * New stories, expanded action and realm management gameplay, additional action stages, an all-new realm, and new more powerful bosses! * Auto-save and difficulty levels GAME SYSTEM Realm Acts: Strategically cast powerful fire, ice, and other magic in these 2D action stages. Humans return to reclaim the realm after you conquer these stages, allowing you to begin cultivating your settlements. New magic that was not available in the original game has been added along with the ability to dodge. Players can also attack with upward and downward motions for a more dynamic action experience. You will need every new trick in your arsenal to defeat stronger bosses at the end of the new action stages. Realm Management: Help humanity flourish by cultivating your settlements and offering guidance. Use your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles such as trees and boulders that impede the growth of your chosen. Play as the Lord of Light's angel and use your mighty bow and arrows to drive back the evil monsters that prey on your people. Protect your settlements from enemy raids in real-time strategic battles. The placement of your forts and timing of your miracles is key to achieving victory in these engagements. Experience all-new tales of humanity's struggles to overcome their flaws and failings as they learn to love one another and together grow stronger. Altogether, these new scenarios amount to more than twice the story present in the original. Explore the vast new realm and enjoy building your settlements for longer than ever before! MUSIC The original Actraiser composer, Yuzo Koshiro, has re-arranged all of the iconic original tracks and added 15 new tracks as well. Players can listen to the original music or switch to the re-arranged versions while playing the game. Tired from protecting and raising your villagers? Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Dice Legacy 27.

Dice Legacy

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Hot Wheels Unleashed 28.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 29.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
This is the first installment of a quintessential Strategy RPG lover’s collection, which boasts 2 games in 1! With over 60 hours of gameplay between both games, and an exclusive physical Deluxe Edition that includes a CD soundtrack and art book (with music and art from both titles), returning fans can relive time-honored favorites, while new (and old) fans can discover hits they may have missed!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 30.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
The Fatal Frame series lives again! Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. Features: * Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series * Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls * Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts * Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die * Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Just Dance 2022 31.

Just Dance 2022

Platform: Switch
November 4, 2021
Just Dance 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, "Level Up" by Ciara, and more.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Ultra Age 32.

Ultra Age

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Change Your Blade, Change Your Destiny. Ultra Age is a high-speed, sword-swinging action game set in the far future that follows the story of young warrior Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. Use your blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the fate of the planet. Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, 'Orbital Arc,' and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’ Humanity vanished from Earth after civilians from The Shelter failed an experiment that was meant to be the last hope for humanity, while people from Orbital Arc sent expeditions to Earth in search of resources. Failing to find any signs of life, a young sword-wielding warrior named ‘Age’ falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind. -Unleash Combos with Blade-Changing Action- Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly with powerful moves to create linkage and run devastating combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for unique strategy against different types of foes. -Narrow Gaps Using the Wire- Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items. -Get the Edge with Skills- Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items. -Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth- Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
Cruis'n Blast 33.

Cruis'n Blast

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Cruis'n Blast, developed by the crack Raw Thrills studio team, takes Cruis'n into the new millennium as players zoom 200 mph through the bustle of London, blast through the exotic wonders of Madagascar, celebrate Carnival in Rio, amaze to the hi tech splendor of Singapore, and drive an earth-shaking thriller through Death Valley.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Hoa 34.

Hoa

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. - Breathtaking hand-painted art - Originally composed & live-recorded soundtracks - Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere - Lovely & well-designed creatures - Light-hearted but appealing story
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Kitaria Fables 35.

Kitaria Fables

Platform: Switch
September 2, 2021
Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.3
Knockout Home Fitness 36.

Knockout Home Fitness

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
Kick your workout up a notch! Grab a Joy-Con in each hand and get ready to achieve great results with a workout program based on martial arts moves developed specifically for the Nintendo Switch. Knock out inactivity with short and intense calorie-burning exercises using punches, elbows, knees, kicks, and more to get a full body workout in half the time! Exercises designed by experts for maximum efficiency based on strikes from not just boxing, but also Muay Thai, karate, and kung-fu, all to keep you fighting fit! Multiple game modes allow you to exercise in a way that fits your lifestyle and schedule. Take care of your body by properly warming up or cooling down with guided stretches, strive toward your goals in Personal Training Mode, or jump into 3-Minute Fitness Mode for short-duration, high-efficiency exercises when you are short on time. Over 25 diverse music tracks, ranging from electronic dance music to rock, will have you grooving as you punch and kick to the beat. Keep up the training and you can unlock additional exercises and moves to further round out your total body workout. With 60 courses created for both beginners and veterans alike, you can be sure to get a good workout no matter where you are on your fitness journey!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 37.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.4
Sonic Colors: Ultimate 38.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Platform: Switch
September 7, 2021
The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
3.9
Monster Harvest 39.

Monster Harvest

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
Monster Harvest is a monster collecting and farming action RPG with a twist. Grow, collect and mutate your crops then take them into battle! Filled with places to discover and multiple ways to build your farm, get ready to craft, explore and battle across the vibrant world of Planimal Point.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.0
Rustler 40.

Rustler

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
Become a medieval thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. Complete insane quests, kill heroes, steal horses, fight guards, rob peasants, listen to some bard music, and much more! All packed in old-school gameplay style!
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
SkateBIRD 41.

SkateBIRD

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
Grind on bendy straws, kick-flip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks. Above all else, skate birds try their best. Grind on bendy straws, kick-flip over staplers, and carve killer lines through cardboard and sticky tape parks! You're a lonely lil' bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they're barely ever home to play with you. You're gonna fix all that with the power of being a chill little skateboarding bird. You may be tiny, but the more you skate, the more following you get, the more the world of bird skating will open up. Birds will come check out your park, help you find more parks, and together you'll (somehow) fix Big Friend's life! Above all else, skate birds try their best! - Explore lots of bird-sized parks, with simple controls familiar to any pro skating tiny hawk. - Find fancy clothing, secret mixtapes of new music, birbs that need your help, and more! - Skate to an original low-fi birb-hop soundtrack, and unlock new tracks from underground bands as you explore the world!
Metascore:
53
User Score:
3.0
The Good Life 42.

The Good Life

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2021
Play as Naomi, a journalist from New York who moves to a backwoods British town called Rainy Woods in order to pay off her massive debt. The only way for her to escape from debt hell is to take pictures of happenings in the town and report on them. Of course, 'the happiest town in the world' is not your average town... The inhabitants of the happiest town in the world are some of the most bizarre people you'll ever come across. You'll live alongside them as you solve mysteries and experience a hearty helping of craziness. We're sure that you'll eventually come to love all the mystery, horror, and good old charm that this town has to offer.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.5

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 92

    Forza Horizon 5

  2. 91

    Forza Horizon 5

  3. 87

    Football Manager 2022

    • Release Date: Nov 9, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • Platform: PC
  4. 87

    Shin Megami Tensei V

  5. 86

    Unpacking

    • Release Date: Nov 2, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 64

    The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf

    • Release Date: Nov 16, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 67

    Demon Turf

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  3. 71

    Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View

    • Release Date: Nov 2, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  4. 72

    Just Dance 2022

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 74

    Demon Turf

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • Rating: E10+
    • Platform: PS5