Remember when people used to crack jokes about picking up a Nintendo Switch "to play Zelda," because it was the "only game" game available? By mid-April the "no games" argument had deteriorated, and now, we're absolutely drowning in great games to play. Last week we saw the release of Steamworld Dig 2 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Switch, and those are going to keep many of you busy for a long time, but I'm sorry to have to tell you that this week we're getting more great games. A lot more.
By week's end the Nintendo Switch eShop will be flooded with 19 more games, and whether you're into action games, creative puzzlers, charming RPGs, or rhythm games, there's something here for you. Here's the full list of games to check out this week:
- One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition
- FIFA 18
- Arcade Archives Mario Bros.
- Picross S
- Golf Story
- Tower of Babel
- Sparkle 2
- Earth Atlantis
- Conga Master Party!
- Inversus Deluxe
- Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story: COMBAT
- Astro Bears Party
- Physical Contact: Picture Place
- ACA NeoGeo Burning Fight
With so many games releasing seemingly at once, you could probably do with a little curation, right? The Nintendo Switch eShop is still a bit of a mess, but we have your back. Here are a few recommendations for those of you looking to get the biggest bang for your buck:
Not since the days of Mario Golf on the Game Boy Color have we been so excited to play a golf game. With hordes of fascinating characters, narrative twists and turns, side-quests, and tons of unlockables and upgrades, Golf Story promises to be one of the best sports RPGs we've played in generations. We've been watching this one for a while, and will have our review for you very soon, so stay tuned!
EA did right by Nintendo fans, everyone. FIFA 18 finally changed up the FIFA formula in a big way, and the physics and animations finally feel "right." No longer will you feel like you're running on ice. FIFA 18 runs at a buttery smooth 60 FPS on Nintendo Switch, and though it's lacking some of the narrative single-player components, early impressions point to FIFA 18 as the current standout sports game on Nintendo's hybrid.
You can't see me, but I'm slowly rubbing my palms together and cackling like a mad-man over the prospect of an entire generation discovering the joy and addiction of Picross for the first time. These number-and-logic puzzles can be approached and solved by anyone, and after you knock out your first few, you're going to feel like John Nash from A Beautiful Mind. There are 300 puzzles to solve here, and for only $8, we can't recommend Picross enough. Add it to your wishlist now!