Here are the best Nintendo Switch games of 2022, ranked by review ratings
The Nintendo Switch is incredibly popular and for good reason. The The switch acts as a bridge between traditional seated gaming and enjoying the console gaming experience and a mobile device to take anywhere. Combine that with the charm of Nintendo’s many games game franchisesand you get a product that has sold more than 111 million units. The Switch is still enjoying a ton of new games and ported additions five years after its release in 2017. Here are the top-rated games released this year that you should be sure to check out.
The bottom of the list features a connection between two familiar, yet very different franchises. Kirby and the Forgotten Land features everyone’s favorite glutton in a 3D adventure platformer. It feels a bit familiar to Mario Odyssey in that players can absorb enemy abilities but have Kirbythe unique feel and playstyle of to keep the concept fresh.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby and the Forgotten Land shares its 85 Metacritic rating with Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn of the Sun. Sunburn is technically an extension of Rise of the Monster Hunter rather than a standalone title. It introduces new monsters and locations to hunt them, as well as new combat mechanics. Critics praised his additions to Rise of the Monster Hunter, although user reviews are more divided. Most complaints relate to a lack of cross-save system with Rise of the Monster Hunter on PC while others thought it was short for its cost, but most agree that it’s a great addition to the franchise.
Jump up to rank 6, OlliOlli World is an expressive take on the skateboard genre. It features a lively artistic aesthetic with 2.5D environments for high-speed gameplay that feels more like a platformer than a Professional skater Tony Hawk. Players noticed that the control scheme takes some getting used to, but those who stuck it out found the game a lot of fun.
For a more nostalgic vibe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge also released on Switch this year. This classic arcade beat ’em up is smooth and fun as the turtles do battle against the infamous Shredder. The game draws tons of 80s inspiration from the 1987 TV series and incorporates references throughout. Some fans are disappointed with the game’s lack of difficulty, but we love it for its retro charm.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ranks second in Metacritic’s rankings alongside neon white. The Xenoblade Chronicles The JRPG series has a very dedicated following and plays on an epic scale. Critics and gamers alike praise the game’s expansive world, technical mechanics, and gripping story. It earned a Metascore of 89 and a User Score of 8.6, making this game a must-have for anyone curious about some of the best JRPG titles. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The Portal Companion Collection at the top of Metacritic’s ratings, but in some ways that feels a bit unfair. The collection combines Valve’s Gate and Portal 2 in a switch port. Don’t get me wrong though, it absolutely deserves its 96 Metascore as one of our favorite puzzle games of all time. If you haven’t played Portal and its sequel yet or are just looking to enjoy its spatial and momentum-based puzzles on the go, this is well worth a pickup.
The complete top 10 – well, 11 with the tie – ranking of Metacritic is inferior to:
Which Switch games caught your attention? Are there any underrated titles released this year that are worth checking out?