Chasm is a beautiful pixel-art Metroidvania with a dizzying array of enemies to fight.
Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, Chasm, Guacamelee 2… there’s a flood of modern Metroidvanias at the moment, but which are worth your time?
Set in the Cold War, this XCOM-a-like strategy game spins a complicated, sometimes bewildering web of espionage, intrigue and layers of game systems.
Daedalic’s promising futuristic thriller falls disappointingly flat.
This classic-style JRPG has an excellent battle system – and invites favourable comparisons with Chrono Trigger.
You know how people are saying Iconoclasts is one of the best games this year? Yeah, about that…
Yep, it’s a duck-based, film noir Punch-Out. Holy quack!
Funny, clever and utterly gorgeous, Unforeseen Incidents has quickly risen to become my favourite ever point and click adventure.
It’s Space Invaders! Again! But even though Super Destronaut DX throws in a few innovations, there’s not much to hold your attention for long.
This Rogue-like Metroidvania is rock hard but thoroughly enjoyable. Reanimated corpses have never been so much fun.
Don’t let its cutesy looks fool you – Bomber Crew is a hard-as-nails wartime experience.
Six years after its release, I’ve finally played Gravity Rush. And it’s an absolute belter.
It’s hockey crossed with Zelda and a dash of Street Fighter II – and it’s a lot of fun with a friend.
Moonlighter is a dungeon crawler mashed up with a retail game – and it’s utterly fantastic.
The Banner Saga 2 improves on the battles of the previous game, but like the first one, it’s really all about the story.
Pode is a co-op Nintendo Switch game with a cutesy looks but fiendishly difficult puzzles. And you can hold hands. Awww.
Comedy stick-figure RPG West of Loathing has made its way over to Switch, with all the funny walks and googly-eyed horses intact. And it’s a absolute beaut.
Stoic’s beautifully written Nordic saga has finally found its way over to Switch, and the storytelling is as electric as ever.
An intriguing, narrative-driven puzzler, Lake Ridden harks back to the heyday of Myst as protagonist Marie searches for her lost sister.
The ghost of your dad is badgering you to lug his coffin to a suitable burial spot. Welcome to one of the Switch’s most unusual and brilliant platformers.