The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Action 03 March 2017
Another installment in the popular action-adventure game series by Nintendo, and also the first game in the series for WiiU. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you play once again as the main character of the franchise, Link, who gets involved in yet another exciting and dangerous adventure as he tries to learn what led to the downfall of the land of Hyrule. The gameplay is a combination of several genres: adventure, action RPG, and even survival. During the game, you explore the open world, solve puzzles and fight enemies; the combat is arcade-like and requires you to use varied tactics. You also have to gather resources in order to prepare food and drink, which affect your abilities, just like pieces of equipment.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch)
Another installment of the best-selling FPS series, and at the same time a direct continuation to Wolfenstein: The New Order created by Machine Games. The Action of Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is set in 1961 – after waking up from a coma B.J. Blazkowicz and his companions find the United States of America occupied by the Nazis. The main protagonist finds common ground with the leaders of the local resistance, and decides to help them fight the invaders. As in the previous Wolfenstein installment, the gameplay in The New Colossus features exploration, completing consecutive missions, and eliminating scores of diverse foes. The players are given a wide range of murderous weapons – including not only classic firearms but also some more elaborate pieces. Interestingly, once again the developers have decided to abandon health regeneration mechanics in favor of the old-school med-kit system. The game features high-quality 3D graphics – in comparison to its predecessor, the most significant are the texture and special effect enhancements that accompany the gunfights.
Action 10 November 2017
The fourth part in one of the most famous FPS franchises in history, originated by id Software Studio in 1993. Since then, the overall story premise remained basically unchanged, having the player take on the role of a sole commando who has to fight hordes of demons from Hell spawned in a military research base as a result of a failed experiment. In contrast to the third game, which featured numerous horror elements, Doom focuses on fast-paced action, thus going back to the roots of the series. The hero learned some brand new skills, including spectacular finishers, making the gameplay even more brutal. One of the landmarks of the franchise is the considerable multiplayer mode, this time enriched with a useful tool called SnapMap. It lets players create not only maps and locations, but also their own play modes – from cooperative battles against enemy hordes to classic Deathmatches.
Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch)
Action 20 October 2017
Fire Emblem Warriors is a spin-off of the popular jRPG series Fire Emblem that was released on Nintendo Switch. The game that was created by Omega Force and Nintendo is quite different from what we could see in the series' previous installments. Instead of a turn-based tactical RPG, we get a fantasy slasher that uses the series' characteristic elements and characters and adds only a couple of RPG elements. In terms of gameplay, Fire Emblem Warriors uses mechanics similar to those from the Dynasty Warriors game series.
Rogue Trooper Redux (Switch)
Action 17 October 2017
A refreshed version of a shooter game developed by Rebellion (Sniper Elite, Aliens vs. Predator) and released back in 2006. The player takes on the role of a genetically-modified soldier of the future. The game begins soon after the arrival of the protagonist's squad in a strategic warzone, where they got betrayed and slaughtered. As the sole survivor of the massacre, the protagonist has to avenge their comrades and eliminate the adversaries in so doing. Rogue Trooper Redux is played from a third-person view. Particular missions are set in diverse sceneries and are based on dynamic exchanges of fire. The protagonist faces other modified soldiers, but also hostile vehicles and combat drones. The game also features stealth-action sequences. Alongside progression, the player unlocks special skill chips - thanks to them, the protagonist can face challenges that would otherwise require an entire squad of soldiers. Compared with the original edition, Rogue Trooper Redux offers noticeably improved graphics.
The Mummy Demastered (Switch)
Action tomorrow, 24 October 2017
The Mummy Demastered is a metroidvania game developed by WayForward Technologies. The game is based on the license of the 2017 film The Mummy. We play as the agent of Prodigium, an organization that tries to stop the undead army summoned by the Egyptian princess Ahmanet, the titular mummy. Gameplay focuses on going right, shooting our enemies, and avoiding traps and other threats. As we play, we will explore dark forests, military bases, and streets of London covered in sand. In combat, we use a wide range of firearms. Along with your typical, weaker monsters we will have to defeat powerful bosses from time to time. The Mummy Demastered features old-school, pixel-art visuals.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (Switch)
Action 22 September 2017
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is a platform action game released along with The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Just like the previous LEGO games, it was developed by Traveller's Tales. Story in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is based on the film’s plot. The evil Lord Garmadon brought the Ninjago City to its knees. Lead by the wise Master Wu, a group of fearless warriors decides to face Garmadon and bring peace and order back to the city. As we play, we explore various parts of the Ninjago City, use our heroes’ unique abilities when fighting with enemies, and solve simple environmental riddles and puzzles. The game can be played alone or in coop with up to three additional players. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game's visuals are on a decent level and stylistically refer to the film.
Hollow Knight (Switch)
Hollow Knight is a 2D metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry. The game takes us to a fantasy underground world located bellow the city of Dirtmouth. The place attracts numerous adventurers, who disappear without a trace when they enter it. We play as an adventurer who decides to face the challenge and find riches, fame, and the answers he is looking for in that underground world. The game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on the exploration of vast locations, leveling and progressing our character, finding more and more powerful equipment, and fighting with the encountered enemies. During our exploration of the underworld, we will find not only many traps and dangers awaiting us, but also some friendly NPCs that will aid us with their knowledge or useful items.
Splatoon 2 (Switch)
Action 21 July 2017
A continuation of a multiplayer-focused TPP shooter from 2015, developed for the Nintendo Switch console. Splatoon 2’s gameplay follows its predecessor and lets the players control Inklings – joyful human octopuses who fight using paint-based weapons. Those can be used not only to attack opponents, but also to paint the map – which is one of game’s objectives and allows increased movement speed and faster ammo regeneration. Major novelties include e.g. new weapons (Splat Dualities), moves (Dodge Roll) and heroes (including refreshed versions of the old crew). Controls have been adjusted to both Joy-Con and Pro Controller (a more classic gamepad). It is important to note that in both cases the players can use gyroscope, which is useful for aiming.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch)
Action 11 May 2017
A sandbox game that defies classification, developed by the independent Mojang AB studio. Minecraft has been developed with the intention of unleashing the creativity of players, who can freely change the game's virtual world made from voxels (cubic blocks). The gameplay concentrates on terrain transformations, building structures, crafting items, and creating your own adventures. The game consists of two modes: a classic one, which allows for unending experience, and survival, in which we have to prepare to fend off monster assaults at night. In addition to single player, Minecraft also offers online multiplayer. The game from Mojang AB is distinguished by its unique retro visuals.
LEGO Worlds (Switch)
Action 08 September 2017
Another game from Traveller's Tales, featuring the highly-popular LEGO bricks. Unlike the previous installments in the series, this time the game doesn’t take us to any movie or comic book universe. LEGO Worlds was designed as a multiplayer virtual playground, in which the gameplay is focused on creating our own constructions and exploring thus created brick world with other players. The game is a classic sandbox reminiscent of the popular Minecraft, giving us complete freedom to shape the world around us. Players can meet and interact in various ways, as well as take part in a variety of adventures. The game also provides a whole range of popular brick vehicles, and hostile characters with whom we often have to fight. The entire production features a colorful visual style characteristic for the whole series.
PayDay 2 (Switch)
Action 13 December 2017
A sequel to the first-person online shooter PayDay: The Heist from 2012. Both games were developed by Overkill Software in co-operation with Starbreeze AG. Players become members of a gang that specializes in bank heists, kidnapping, and drugs transportation. The main campaign consists of six dangerous jobs, offered via the CRIMENET system. The creators of PayDay 2 took special care to diversify the missions – as some mission elements are random, no two playthroughs are exactly the same. Just as in the first game, gameplay puts emphasis on the cooperation of up to four players. The game's impressive visuals are powered by Diesel Engine 2.0.
Arena of Valor (Switch)
Action March 2018
A mobile MOBA developed by an in-house developer studio of Tencent Games. Strike of Kings is a recreation of League of Legends, recreating all the mechanics and assets offered in the aforementioned game. The players are split into two teams (1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 matches) in which each player controls a single hero, equipped with a set of unique skills and abilities. Both teams are tasked with destroying the base of the opposing side, guarded by turrets and AI-controlled units, which requires cooperation and a skillful use of the available abilities. The game uses a free-to-play model with optional microtransactions.
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Switch)
Action 12 September 2017
The final edition of a popular 2013 platform game created by Ubisoft. In Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, released exclusively on Nintendo Switch, the players get to follow the adventures of Rayman, who, accompanied by Globox and the Teensies, begins a long and dangerous journey through the unknown, once again taking the fate of the entire world on his shoulders. With the action presented from a side perspective, the game allows the players to explore consecutive locations, jump between platforms, avoid the omnipresent traps, and acquire new skills – keeping all this as the gameplay mechanics’ core. The acquired skills can be further utilized to reach seemingly inaccessible areas. Rayman Legends Definitive Edition features colorful and masterfully polished 2D visuals with a distinctive cartoonish style. In comparison to the original release, the Definitive Edition distinguishes itself through the additional content available only on Nintendo Switch.
The Flame in the Flood (Switch)
Action 12 October 2017
A post-apocalyptic survival action game created by The Molasses Flood, an indie developer studio that hires several industry veterans who previously worked on such titles as BioShock, Halo, or Guitar Hero. The game’s protagonist is a woman named Scout, who, together with her dog, follows a long river in search of a rescue awaiting at the river’s far end. The game’s world is inspired by typical American landscapes, such as national parks, the Mississippi Delta, or Bayou. In order to survive, you have to acquire food and look out for the protagonist’s health. If she suffers injuries, you have to treat her with bandages and herbs; spending some time in a shelter, where the character can rest and regain strength, would also be a good idea. Gameplay is supplemented with a crafting system, allowing you to combine the items you find into useful tools. The game features atmospheric, cartoonish graphics, and soundtrack composed by highly regarded alternative musician Chuck Regan.
LEGO City: Undercover (Switch)
Action 04 April 2017
Another installment in the popular series of third-person perspective action games that uses the license of the popular LEGO bricks franchise. This time, the title is available exclusively on Nintendo platforms. The game takes place in a modern metropolis and its main protagonist, Chase McCain, is an undercover cop. His task is to find, infiltrate, and stop criminal operations, which he does in-style, Hollywood style. Gameplay mechanics in LEGO City: Undercover combine the most important features of the LEGO series with elements typical of the Grand Theft Auto and Driver series. The overall feeling of the game is strongly inspired by classic action movies. The gameplay is a mix of various genres and during the game the player will participate in spectacular car chases, fly a police helicopter, chase after suspects on rooftops, and engage enemies in fist fights. The controls are simple and intuitive and the game provides us with many opportunities to employ the unique capabilities of Nintendo consoles and their controllers.
Monster Hunter XX (Switch)
Action 25 August 2017
Another installment in an incredibly popular series of arcade action games enriched with elements of role-playing; the franchise emerged in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 console. Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch is an improved and extended version of Monster Hunter Generations - a game which came out in 2015 for Nintendo 3DS. The player is taken to a fantasy world and their job here is to hunt extraordinary creatures. The game is played from a third-person view and the player freely controls the character that represents one of several available classes. The player traverses 3D locations, where apart from hunting monsters, they gather different resources - thanks to them, one is capable of crafting new types of armors and other parts of equipment. Monster Hunter XX brings a new base of operations, which is a ship named Ryuushiki this time. A series of new locations and additional monsters were included in the game as well. Furthermore, Monster Hunter XX comes with completely refreshed visuals and a system of controls based on the specifics of the newer console.
Ben 10 (Switch)
Action 10 November 2017
An arcade action game based on the license of a popular TV series bearing the same title. The player once again assumes the role of Ben Tennyson - the protagonist has to face the forces of evil threatening the entire world. Ben is not alone however, as both cousin Gwen and grandfather Max support him on his quest. Similar to previous installments of the series, Ben 10 is played from a third-person view. The player traverses diverse locations, jumps across platforms, avoids different threats, solves simple environmental puzzles and fights foes that appeared in the original TV series. In combat, Ben makes use of the special Omnitrix device, which enables him to shapeshift into the forms of ten creatures from other planets - in so doing, the protagonist gains the advantage over their enemies. Juggling quick, light attacks and slower, but stronger strikes skilfully is also crucial for victory, apart from linking attacks into spectacular combos. The game comes with simple visuals inspired by the TV original in terms of the style - the creators made use of cel-shading techniques in the production process.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (Switch)
Action 29 September 2017
Another title from Ganbarion studio set in the universe created for One Piece manga. This time protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his crew land on the Forgotten Island ruled by extremely ambitious pirate called Red. Due to certain circumstances heroes have no choice, but to make their base in Trans Town and defeat Red and his followers. Game-wise One Piece: Unlimited World Red resembles Monster Hunter series. We have nine Strawhats’ members at our disposal, each with unique skills and fighting style and. The game uses third-person perspective and focuses on performing missions (which come down to exploration and fighting enemies) and develop Trans Town with new structures, e.g. shops and museum. These will let us get new equipment, tasks to fulfill and non-playable characters to talk with. All of this can be experienced as a single player title or with up to three other players that will accompany us we hunt monsters and defeat dangerous pirates.
Never Stop Sneakin' (Switch)
Action 10 December 2017
Never Stop Sneakin' is a stealth game by indie studio Humble Hearts, and a parody of the genre, especially of the first installment of the Metal Gear Solid series. The story focuses on the nefarious plans of a terrorist group, which uses a time machine to travel back in time and kidnap every American president. You play as a special secret agent, who is sent to the enemy base to free the presidents. Despite excellent training, the agent has no chance against large numbers of enemies, so he has to avoid being detected and sneak past foes. When it's impossible to do so, he has to eliminate the opponents as quickly as possible. The game features various boss battles and unusual oldschools visuals, based on games for the first generation PlayStation console.
Tiny Barbarian DX (Switch)
Action 10 October 2017
Serial Cleaner (Switch)
Action December 2017
An oldschool 2D action game with stealth elements and a gangster atmosphere, created by Polish studio iFun4all. Serial Cleaner takes place in America of the 1970s and you play as a seemingly ordinary citizen, who's really the eponymous “cleaner,” specializing in cleaning crime scenes—getting rid of the bodies, evidence, and blood. The missions in the game are based on real crime scenes from the 1970s, and your task is to efficiently clean them without getting noticed by the policemen patrolling the area. The game gives you complete freedom and rewards you for exploring, making quick decisions and experimenting with different methods of solving a problem. Your task is made slightly easier by the fact that the policemen are a rather lazy and not quite clever bunch, and they don't pay much attention to their duties.
Action 28 September 2017
A science fiction two-dimensional retro shooter by TransHuman Design. In BUTCHER, we assume the role of a cyborg who is programmed to kill humans on sight. The action is presented in a classical side view, and the gameplay is focused on traversing post-apocalyptic locations and eliminating encountered enemies. The protagonist fulfills this goal with several kinds of weapons, including, among several other things, a chainsaw that is a sort of a nod to the creators of Doom. Opponents can also be killed with elements of the environment and various traps, although it must be remembered that the cyborg we control isn’t immune to them, either. The gameplay is characterized by intense brutality and a high difficulty level, drawing inspiration from the style of the 90s era. The game features incredibly atmospheric pixel-art graphics.
Action 31 October 2017
A combination of a first person shooter, adventure game and 3D platformer inspired by Metroid, Ratchet & Clank and Turok series. In Morphite, we play as a young woman called Myrah who embarks on a journey through space. During her adventure players can visit many randomly generated planets and in order to get to them they use a space ship. When we are on planets' surfaces we can, e.g. jump on platforms, drive various vehicles, solve environment puzzles, find resources and fight with enemies. Myrah possesses many useful tools, a diverse range of weapons and a special scanner which is used for finding weapons, ship and suit upgrades. When we are in space we also need to face aggressive enemies. Morphite's graphics are "angular" and the game uses a more cartoony style.