It’s time to shut down the GameRevolution Nintendo Switch Game of the Year 2022 Awards! The GR staff have voted for their favorite Nintendo Switch games of 2022 and it’s time to decide the top 10. Which game will win the best Switch GOTY 2022 award?
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10. Cult of the Lamb
Hades x Animal Crossing? This twisted cult simulator is roguelike meets management game that combines fun dungeon crawling battles and managing a small town. The combat is a little barebones, but this is an addictive game.
9. Neon White
One of the best FPS of 2022 might be a demon slaying shooter, but Neon White is no Doom. It’s a blazing fast FPS where all weapons and abilities are cards. It’s fast, addictive and fun.
8. Triangle strategy
Square Enix’s latest HD 2D RPG is another quality work from the team behind Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler. Triangle Strategy is an excellent turn-based tactical RPG with a touch of Final Fantasy Tactics, and the beautiful pixel art style continues to impress.
7. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
The second Fire Emblem Musou/Dynasty Warriors style game based on Three Houses is one of the best games of this style. The story is fun and adds a layer of Fire Emblem-like tactics to the usual over-the-top Dynasty Warriors action.
6. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The latest game in the Xenoblade saga is probably the best in the series and one of the best RPGs for Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 not only offers a breathtaking adventure in a beautiful open world, but also beautifully transforms combat.
5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
After thirty games, it takes a lot to get the world to pay attention to a Kirby game. Kirby and the Forgotten Land did just that. It’s a delightful 3D platformer with more than a touch of Super Mario 3D World, and the transforming Mouthful mode makes it all worthwhile.
4. bayonet 3
Luckily, the very, very long-awaited return of Bayonetta has lived up to most fans’ expectations. The ridiculous campaign is full of awesome set pieces, more open levels, cool new powers, and (kinda) even better combat than the previous games.
3. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
The first Mario + Rabbids was a fun XCOM-style strategy game, but the sequel is far superior. The restrictive grid system of the first game is gone, giving Sparks of Hope wider, more tactical battles. The interactions between Mario characters and the Rabbids are also fun.
2nd turn 3rd
The third Splatoon is both familiar and greatly improved. Although Splatoon 3 doesn’t have any new killer features, it does make previous games obsolete. Salmon Run, fun single player, streamlined gameplay, better graphics, and a cooler hub world are just a few of the many improvements.
1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon made a wild leap into the 3D open-world RPG genre this year, and while it wasn’t always perfect, Arceus is still the Switch game the team had the most fun with all year. Game Freak took the grind back and focused on catching to create the Pokémon game fans always wanted but never thought they would get. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet felt less in comparison.
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