With November now well and truly behind us, it's time to look back at the wonderful selection of digital delights that graced the Switch over the last 30 days. Once again, Team Nintendo Life has been passionately squabbling amongst ourselves to vote for our eShop games of the month, all in an effort to bring you a definitive list of the best games on offer.
These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and attention to the games that could so easily be missed in the Switch's ever-growing library.
So, let's get started! Here are the best Switch eShop games of November 2018!
While these titles didn't quite make our top three this month, they're still certainly worth checking out.
- Full Metal Furies | Review: 9/10
- Rogue Legacy | Review: 9/10
- Transistor | Review: 9/10
- Cattails | Review: 8/10
- R-Type Dimensions EX Review: 8/10
- Ms. Splosion Man Review: 8/10
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: 8/10
- Road Redemption Review: 8/10
- Forgotton Anne Review: 8/10
- Battlezone Gold Edition Review: 8/10
- Machinarium Review: 8/10
- Brawlhalla Review: 7/10
- World of Final Fantasy MAXIMA Review: 7/10
Taking third place this month is Grim Fandango Remastered, a now 20-year-old gem that we still love now just as much as we did way back then. There's a whole lot to enjoy here from its adventure and brilliant voice performances to the ability to travel back in time by playing the whole thing in its original 4:3 aspect ratio; we said that it's "still as enchanting and evocative as it was the first time you popped open that oversized cardboard box back on PC in 1998" in our review, awarding it a 9/10. Go on, what are you waiting for?
In second place we have Warframe - a game so ambitious, successful, and popular that it almost feels wrong including it on this list. Technically, this is a digital-only release, however, and Panic Button's usual technical excellence mixed with the game's already-existing co-op shooter goodness made it all too easy to rack up votes among the NL team. We awarded the game an 8/10 in our review, saying that "from the impressive visual fidelity Panic Button has maintained, to the sheer breadth of content you can access for free, Warframe represents another milestone for the console".
The one you've all be waiting for, though, speeding into first-place glory this month, is Horizon Chase Turbo. Scratching that itch for a modern day take on Sega's classic Out Run beautifully, we felt that the game ticks all the boxes that define the best examples of arcade racers. If you're looking for something to fit that bill on your Switch, you won't find much better than this one; we described it as an "absolute must-have for anyone even remotely interested in the genre" in our review, awarding the game a mighty 9/10.
What was your favourite eShop game last month? (190 votes)
Horizon Chase Turbo
Grim Fandango Remastered
Full Metal Furies
R-Type Dimensions EX
Ms. Splosion Man
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Battlezone Gold Edition
World of Final Fantasy MAXIMA
Something else (comment below)
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How we decide our eShop Selects top three: As we reach the end of every month, the Nintendo Life staff vote on their favourite titles from a list of games selected by the editorial team. To qualify for this list, these games must have been released primarily as a digital Nintendo Switch eShop title in that particular month, and must have been reviewed on Nintendo Life; we select the qualifying games based on their review scores.
Staff are then asked to vote for three games that they think deserve to sit right at the very top of that list; first choice gets 3 points, second choice gets 2 points, and third choice gets 1 point. These votes are then tallied to create a top three list, with the overall winner taking that month's top prize.