Nintendo Life’s Switch Game of the Year 2020 – Feature


As 2020 leads to a close (eventually!) And faces 2021 Peak in front of us from above the horizon, it’s time to look back at the best Switch game to release in the last 360-odd days.

Being an extremely difficult year for many, there were positives to be found – at least in the field of video games! A release schedule that was essentially Animal Crossing at the beginning of the year and a group of empty spaces hosted top-quality games, which were released just weeks after their surprise announcement.

But which were the best games of 2020? Well, we told you that very question and tomorrow we will publish the top 50 pics according to the readers of Nintendo Life. Today, however, we will be partnering Team Nintendo Life Our Best Switch Game selections of 2020. It was not easy – the shortlist we did was definitely not too short! – But after each of our individual top 10s have been named with points scored, we’ve rounded down the following ten switch games that represent our current favorites of 2020.

For the Reader-Voted Switch GOTY 2020 list, there’s still time to squeeze in ratings before publication tomorrow, though remember that along with our other reader-ranked lists you’ll be able to rate your favorites and influence that ranking. Will also be able to. After It goes live, too – perhaps the perfect activity to sit on the afternoon couch on Christmas day, bloated with turkey and regret.

The one below, though? It is eternal in a stone. Let’s take a look at the top 10 switch games of the NL Staff for 2020 …

Two point hospital (switch)Two point hospital (switch)

Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Two Point Studio

Release Date: 25 February 2020America) / 25 February 2020UK / EU)

Just sneaking into the top ten for very enthusiastic turnout from two team members, Two Point Hospital This year’s Switch is one of the games we have had the most fun. It’s a great port that loses nothing by transitioning to Nintendo’s console and captures the zany spirit of the bullfrog Theme Hospital. Other games had pointed us to the existential abyss Werner Herzog-style, or weep as we took a deeply emotional journey – Two Point Hospital gave us a lot of pure entertainment and comedy.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Disaster (Switch)Hyrule Warriors: Age of Disaster (Switch)

Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Koi Tekmo

Release Date: 20 November 2020 (America) / 20 November 2020 (UK / EU)

In a year when we are eager to escape from a state full of natural wonder and beauty and Too To force a force with the master sword, put our impotent rage into a crowd of ner-do-wells, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Disaster One managed to kill two birds with one stone. It may stumble performance-wise but never got in the way of our enjoyment of this prequel / side-story Zelda title and its mix Dynasty Warriors Hack-and-slash action with characters and from Empire The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While we await the full breath of the Wild sequel, we await a satisfying and irresistible aperitif that looks forward to hearing more in the coming year.

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Short hike (Switch eShop)Short hike (Switch eShop)

Publisher: whippoorwill / Developer: Adam Robinson-U

Release Date: 18 August 2020 (America) / 18 August 2020 (UK / EU)

A small increase Offered a pretty brief respite from everything in our massive backlog. Combination of attraction Animal cross With an exploratory sense of bite size Wild breath (Not to mention a dollop of 32-bit nostalgia with its visual style), there was a lot left to do after you narrowed the mountain, but developer Adam Robinson-U produced a nice mini-masterpiece. The right time that came with the bus. One of the best indie games of the year or any year, and well deserves the 10/10 that we provided.

Super Mario Bros. 35 (Switch eShop)Super Mario Bros. 35 (Switch eShop)

Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo

Release Date: 1 October 2020 (America) / 1 October 2020 (UK / EU)

“its Tetris 99, But with Mario. “

We fancy to pitch Super Mario Bros. 35 There was a short, but the fact that everything hangs so well together that the complexity of the design and the ideas that go into this online multiplayer takes on the granddaddy of platform games. For Nintendo Switch online customers, Super Mario Bros. 35 is an occasional and fitting tribute to the plumber’s legacy. The worst we can say is that we are disappointed that Nintendo is planning to shut down the server on 31 March 2021 (presumably to do ‘The Legend of Zelda 35’ or something similar). Then again, perhaps its fleeting nature gives us more flavor to it…

only joking. Skip it, Nintendo. You know it makes sense.

Orient and the Will of the Whips (Switch eShop)Orient and the Will of the Whips (Switch eShop)

Publisher: iam8bit / Developer: Moon Studio

Release Date: 17 September 2020 (America) / 17 September 2020 (UK / EU)

Our hearts may belong to Nintendo, but we are fond of video game fans regardless of our home platforms and while we loved Orient and the Will of the Whips On XBox One, we were highly unlikely to follow our predecessor to the switch. 2D Metroidvanias can be a dime on a switch, but it does things on a technical level that it seems to have access to the relatively minor specs of the switch.

And yet it came. Moon Studios above and beyond is running on Nintendo’s console at 60fps, and the fact that it doesn’t feel like a truncated or compromised version in the slightest is testament to the developer’s skills and desire to reach a larger audience . With this grand game. Play it

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