The year is moving fast, and so has the Switch relatively busy in relation to major releases. On the eShop, however, April proved to be another packed month with a number of highly regarded ports and fantastic new games. So it’s time once again to pick the best of everyone from the last month.
These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo’s digital store and give some love and attention to games that could so easily be overlooked in Switch’s ever-expanding download library. It’s worth noting that we’re focusing on download-only games, not retail downloads, DLCs, and so on.
So let’s start. Here are the best Switch eShop games of April 2022!
While these titles didn’t quite make our top 3 this month, they’re still worth checking out:
Publisher: 8-4 / Developer: Old
Gotta Protectors was a very fun game on 3DS that we loved, and it turns out Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness is a very fun game that we love on Switch. No surprise!
This title from development studio ‘Ancient’ offers an idea strategic chaos about his campaign. It combines tower defense with action that you can tackle solo or with friends in local co-op. The gameplay is great fun, but it’s made even better by sharp humor and excellent retro-style presentation.
Don’t sleep on it, be sure to read our review for a full breakdown.
Publisher: crows crows crows / Developer: crows crows crows
This particularly iconic indie game hit the Switch in late April but still managed to snag the silver medal.
How to explain Stanley’s parable. Hm. Um… Well, regarding his story It started out as a mod that was so popular it was turned into a full game, and Years later here it is on switch. Thankfully, it’s doing very well, has a ton of new content, and is still as intriguing and memorable today as it was when it was originally released.
You can read Alex’s… travel with the game in our review.
Publisher: Drinkbox Studios / Developer: Drinkbox Studios
This month’s winner is Nobody Saves The World, the latest title from the brilliant Drinkbox Studios (whom you may know from Guacamelee 1 & 2, both of which are also on Switch).
This time around, the studio has delivered a top-down action RPG, and one of its many strengths is the freedom and creativity that allows the player to deploy it. You have the ability to transform into different types of characters, and there are skill and leveling mechanics to help you find your playstyle and advance. As is also typical for the developer, the game has a grandiose graphic style and a lot of humor. We leave the final word to the conclusion of our review.
“Nobody Saves the World is an exhilaratingly fast-paced and fun action-adventure that Switch owners won’t want to miss. An addictive quest system, a surprisingly deep class system, an attractive art style, and hard-hitting combat make for a varied gameplay and immersive experience that exudes quality at every turn. If you’re a fan of RPGs with lots of customization, old-school Zelda games, or classic arcade beat-’em-ups, Nobody Saves the World is definitely a title to add to your library.”
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This is how we decide our eShop Selects Top 3: At the end of each month, Nintendo Life staff vote on their favorite titles from a list of games handpicked by the editors. To qualify for this list, these games must have been released as a digital-only Nintendo Switch eShop title and reviewed on Nintendo Life in that specific month; We select the qualifying games based on their rating results.
Staff are then asked to vote for three games that they feel deserve to be at the top of this list. The first choice gets 3 points, the second choice 2 points and the third choice 1 point. These votes are then tallied to create a top 3 list, with the overall winner receiving the top prize of the month.
https://www.nintendolife.com/features/nintendo-life-eshop-selects-april-2022 Nintendo Life eShop Selection – April 2022