Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)

Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)
Publisher: 2K / Developer: 2K
Release Date: 29th May 2020 (USA) / 29th May 2020 (UK/EU)

Borderlands Legendary Collection is an excellent Switch showing for this beloved series, though it's difficult to determine if the price is right; sure, there's an enormous amount of content here so you're certainly not being ripped off, but it's old content and these games are routinely extremely cheap on other services. Still, it's a technically excellent port of three expansive, enjoyable shooters, and they're a perfect fit for the Switch. Whether played alone or with pals, the gameplay is terrific to dip into for 20 minutes or get stuck into for a massive grinding session. If you've somehow never played Borderlands before, you can't go wrong with this set. And if you have, but want to try a different character class on the bus ride home, now's your chance.

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Project Warlock (Switch eShop)

Project Warlock (Switch eShop)Project Warlock (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Crunching Koalas / Developer: Buckshot Software
Release Date: 11th Jun 2020 (USA) / 11th Jun 2020 (UK/EU)

Project Warlock is an excellent throwback to the fast-paced, gory strafe-fests of the '90s. It's got tons of big, meaty weapons, magic attack abilities, some light puzzle elements and an endless procession of freakish hellspawn to blow into tiny chunks across five impressively varied settings. Buckshot Software's debut effort is an easy recommendation for retro FPS fans and one of the better shooter experiences currently available on Switch.

BioShock: The Collection (Switch)

BioShock: The Collection (Switch)BioShock: The Collection (Switch)
Publisher: 2K / Developer: 2K
Release Date: 29th May 2020 (USA) / 29th May 2020 (UK/EU)

BioShock: The Collection stands as yet another fantastic port in the Switch’s ever-growing library, combining three excellent games and all their DLC into one convincing package. Stable performance, engrossing narratives, fun gameplay, and lots of content make this one an easy recommendation, even if these releases show their age from time to time. If you’re looking for a good single-player shooter to pick up for your Switch, look no further - it’s tough to go wrong here.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Switch eShop)

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Switch eShop)Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Gearbox Publishing / Developer: 3D Realms
Release Date: 23rd Jun 2020 (USA) / 23rd Jun 2020 (UK/EU)

A masterpiece to this day, Duke Nukem 3D is done proud by this Switch conversion. It looks and runs briliantly, the online options are a welcome inclusion and it's not compromised in any way from its earlier console release. It's a shame that a handful of previously-available expansion packs are missing, but given the low price of World Tour Edition, it feels churlish to complain. In the words of the Duke himself, come get some.

Crysis 2 Remastered (Switch eShop)

Crysis 2 Remastered (Switch eShop)Crysis 2 Remastered (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Crytek / Developer: Crytek
Release Date: 15th Oct 2021 (USA) / 15th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Crysis 2 Remastered is a super solid port of an excellent FPS that looks and plays fantastically well on Switch. Yes, you lose out on multiplayer, but there's still a generous single player campaign to get stuck into here that does a great job of funnelling you through its blockbuster setpieces whilst ensuring you get plenty of opportunity to tool around and experiment with your crazy Nanosuit powers. Crysis 2 may well be the very best entry in Crytek's franchise, and it's absolutely one of the finest shooters currently available on Nintendo's hybrid console.

DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)

DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)DOOM Eternal (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bethesda / Developer: id Software
Release Date: 8th Dec 2020 (USA) / 8th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

DOOM Eternal has undergone one of the most severe visual downgrades we've ever seen in order to get the game running on Switch, but the fact that it runs at a solid 30 frames per second and, most importantly, is still fantastically good fun means this 'impossible' port is nothing short of a miracle. The looks may have taken a hit, but the non-stop action, incredible soundtrack and sheer satisfaction in taking out hordes of demons all add up to a game that is just as pure as it was on other formats.

Crysis 3 Remastered (Switch eShop)

Crysis 3 Remastered (Switch eShop)Crysis 3 Remastered (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Crytek / Developer: Crytek
Release Date: 15th Oct 2021 (USA) / 15th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Capping off the Crysis Remastered Trilogy on Switch, Crysis 3 Remastered stealths its way onto Switch in a fantastic port that delivers super solid gameplay and very little in the way of noticeable technical issues. However, with its multiplayer aspects completely excised, this is now a fairly slim package that ends up being the hardest to recommend of the three Crysis titles available on Nintendo's console, especially if you're considering picking it up as a standalone title. What's here is still top-notch stuff, it's just a little too short-lived.

Dusk (Switch eShop)

Dusk (Switch eShop)Dusk (Switch eShop)
Publisher: New Blood Interactive / Developer: New Blood Interactive
Release Date: 28th Oct 2021 (USA)

Dusk is one hell of an impressive piece of software and possibly the single best Unity port to Switch we've ever seen, sidestepping typical performance problems and delivering a brilliant experience of a brilliant game. It's not as good a game as Quake, but almost nothing is. There's a relatively limited arsenal of weapons — they're all great, but there's no iconic gun here, just your usual pistol, shotty, assault rifle, explosives, et al. We're being churlish with our criticisms here, though — ultimately, Dusk is another absolute cracker in Switch FPS roster.

Quake (Switch eShop)

Quake (Switch eShop)Quake (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bethesda / Developer: id Software
Release Date: 19th Aug 2021 (USA) / 19th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

Quake returns in a feature-rich remaster that delicately updates the classic FPS, adding lots of optional bells and whistles, packing in a ton of content and delivering the definitive way to play this 25-year-old masterpiece in the process. There's a wealth of online and co-op options here, a glorious new expansion to blast through from MachineGames, super slick performance in both docked and handheld modes and it's all available at a cracking price point. This really is a stellar port of one gaming's true greats and an absolutely essential addition to your Switch library.

Aaaand it appears our clip has run out. Despite being seasoned firearm professionals, we'll still look at our gun in confusion and pull the trigger a few more times - click, click, click - before grimacing, throwing it out of frame and grabbing our melee weapon. Think we've missed anything? This list will get periodically updated, so let us know below.

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