With 2020 coming to an end (finally!) And a sneak peek at the new 2021 on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the best Switch games to have released over the past 360 days.

In what ended up being a very difficult year for many people, there were positives to be found – at least in the video game arena! The release schedule that was at the start of the year is Animal Crossing and a bunch of blank spaces belie a bunch of high-end games released within weeks after their surprise announcement.

But what are the absolute best games of 2020? Well, we asked you that very question and tomorrow we will be publishing the 50 Best Picks according to our Nintendo Life readers. Today, however, we from the Nintendo Life Team will be participating Our Our picks of the best Switch games of 2020. It wasn’t easy – our shortlist certainly wasn’t too short! But after each nomination for the top 10 character games with points assigned, we’ve narrowed down the next 10 Switch games that cumulatively represent our absolute favorites of 2020.

For the reader’s rated Switch GOTY 2020 list, there’s still time for that Compression in the ratings Before posting tomorrow, though, remember that as with our other reader-ranked lists, you’ll also be able to rate favorites and influence this ranking. distance The live broadcast begins, too – perhaps the perfect couch-sitting activity on a Christmas afternoon, bloated with turkey and remorse.

The one below, though? This one is in stone forever. Let’s take a look at the top 10 NL Team Switch games of 2020 …

Just sneaking into the top ten thanks to the extremely enthusiastic vote from two team members, Two Point Hospital It’s one of the Switch games this year that we enjoyed. It’s a great port that misses a thing in the transition to Nintendo console and captures Bullfrog’s humorous spirit. Subject Hospital. The other games made us think of existential abyss in Werner Herzog style, or cry while we took a very emotional journey – Two Point Hospital gave us a very welcome shot of pure fun and comedy.

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

publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Coy Tecmo

date of publication: 20 November 2020 (United States of America) / 20 November 2020 (UK / European Union)

In general when we yearn to escape to a kingdom full of natural wonders, beauty and Also Direct our helpless anger into giving the hordes of those who do not wells a blow with the expert sword, Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Catastrophe I managed to hit two birds with one stone. You might falter in terms of performance, but that hasn’t hindered our enjoyment of the pre-title Zelda / side-story and its mix of Dynasty of warriors Breakout and slash action with characters and a kingdom from The Legend of Zelda: A Breath of the Wild. Irresistible aperitif while we wait full The sequel to Breath of the Wild Which we hope to hear more about in the next year.

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Short Trip (Switch eShop)Short Trip (Switch eShop)

publisher: Weiborwell / Developer: Adam Robinson Yu

date of publication: 18 August 2020 (United States of America) / 18 August 2020 (UK / European Union)

A short walk It offered a beautifully short respite from anything else in the big backlog. Combines charm and Animal crossing With an exploratory spirit a little bite Breath of the wild (Not to mention a nostalgic 32-bit doll with its visual style), there’s not a lot left to do after climbing the mountain, but developer Adam Robinson Yue produced a satisfying little masterpiece that came in just the right time. One of the best indie games of the year, or any year, and totally deserves the 10/10 we’ve given it.

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

publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo

date of publication: 1 October 2020 (United States of America) / 1 October 2020 (UK / European Union)

“It Tetris 99But with Mario. “

We imagine a stadium for Super Mario Bros 35 It was short, but the fact that everything connects so well contrasts with the design and thought complexity that has been carried over to an online multiplayer game that takes upon itself the platform game. For Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, Super Mario Bros. 35 as a timely tribute to the plumber’s legacy. The worst thing we can say is that we are disappointed that Nintendo plans to shut down servers on March 31, 2021 (presumably to give way to that). The Legend of Zelda 35 Or something like that). Then again, her fleeting nature might make us taste her even more …

Just kidding. Leave it, Nintendo. You know it is realistic.

Our hearts may belong to Nintendo, but we are passionate video game fans regardless of their home platforms and while we love Uri and the will of wisps On XBox One, chances are it will follow its Switch predecessor. 2D Metroidvanias might be ten pennies on the Switch, but this one does things on a technical level that puts it out of reach of the Switch’s relatively modest specification.

Yet he came. Moon Studios have gone above and beyond to run this at 60fps on a Nintendo console, and the fact that it doesn’t look like a shortened or hacked version at the slightest is testament to the developer’s skill and desire to reach the largest possible audience with this great game. . Play it.