40. Untitled Goose Game (Switch eShop)

Untitled Goose Game (Switch eShop)Untitled Goose Game (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Panic Inc / Developer: House House
Release Date: 20th Sep 2019 (USA) / 20th Sep 2019 (UK/EU)

Untitled Goose Game boasts more inventiveness, creativity and charm than the vast majority of titles on the Switch eShop, and offers a believable game world that's a real pleasure to explore, investigate and – of course – cause merry havoc in. Superb physics, excellent controls, surprisingly robust AI and unique presentation all combine to make this a real highlight in the Switch's library – it's only the brevity of the experience that lets it down, but this really is a case of quality over quantity.

39. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Switch)

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Switch)Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Switch)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 18th Oct 2019 (USA) / 18th Oct 2019 (UK/EU)

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is a content-packed RPG with plenty to see and do. Its evolution system feels wholly unique when compared to another monster-breeding game series you might find on Nintendo hardware, and while the grind may be too much for some, it’s comfortably one of the best creature-catchers on the Switch – although Pokémon still holds the crown, of course.

38. A Hat In Time (Switch)

A Hat In Time (Switch)A Hat In Time (Switch)
Publisher: Humble Bundle / Developer: Gears for Breakfast
Release Date: 18th Oct 2019 (USA) / 18th Oct 2019 (UK/EU)

A Hat In Time is a hugely enjoyable take on the classic 3D platformer. The tight, familiar controls and varied, innovative levels result in one of the most fascinating and entertaining games out there. The issues with performance and the camera do little to wipe the smile from our faces while playing through this; if you adore the likes of Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, then you'll fall utterly in love with A Hat In Time.

37. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Toys for Bob
Release Date: 3rd Sep 2019 (USA) / 3rd Sep 2019 (UK/EU)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a wonderful love letter to a classic series, keeping everything that made the original games what they were, but slapping on a fresh coat of paint for the HD era. There are a few creaking bones showing their age here and there, but only due to the developers’ desire to keep things as accurate as possible. The Switch version looks absolutely stunning and runs surprisingly well, so if you’re looking for a classic 3D platforming experience, you should definitely give this a look-in.

36. Downwell (Switch eShop)

Downwell (Switch eShop)Downwell (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Moppin
Release Date: 31st Jan 2019 (USA) / 31st Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

This is an excellent port of a game that feels like it’s found a natural home on Switch thanks to a plethora of control options and the console’s natural facility with vertical orientation. Short of popping your 4K TV on its side, Switch offers the very best way to play Downwell. Its roguelike structure and twitch platforming might not be for everyone, but you should really give it a chance. For our money, it’s a modern classic that should be in everyone’s collection.

35. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Switch)

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Switch)Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Switch)
Publisher: Saber Interactive / Developer: Saber Interactive
Release Date: 4th Oct 2019 (USA) / 4th Oct 2019 (UK/EU)

Enjoyment of Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered depends almost entirely on your affection for the movies – we love 'em, but if you don’t then knock at least one point off our review score (and perhaps take a long hard look in the mirror). For the rest of us, this is a wonderful form of time travel. It has no business calling itself a remaster and is best approached as a straight port of a ten-year-old game, but it’s a fine one. Mechanically-speaking, there's little you haven’t seen elsewhere, but it’s a good-looking, fun third-person romp dripping in slimy nostalgia, and the chance to spend time in the company of these old friends – some of them dearly departed – is too good to pass up if you've ever strapped on your school backpack and gone out to catch ghosts in the garden.

34. Tetris 99 (Switch eShop)

Tetris 99 (Switch eShop)Tetris 99 (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Arika
Release Date: 13th Feb 2019 (USA) / 14th Feb 2019 (UK/EU)

The complete oddball of the family, Tetris 99 offers a truly unique way to play the tried-and-tested classic, even if the overall package feels a little lightweight. Playing live against 98 others is chaotic, and the action feels fast, precise, and wonderfully addictive. It’s seriously difficult, too – we’d fancy our chances in Fortnite over this any day – and we’re impressed with the fact that it's forced us to play the game with a completely different approach to our usual slow-and-steady ways. Signing up for Nintendo Switch Online just to play this game might be a bit of a stretch, but if you’re already a member, what are you waiting for? It’s free, and it might just become your next favourite time sink.

33. Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)

Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 26th Mar 2019 (USA) / 26th Mar 2019 (UK/EU)

Final Fantasy VII is the sort of game that speaks for itself, a touchstone of game design that played a large role in setting the standard of RPGs for years to come. It goes without saying that you should give Final Fantasy VII a shot if you consider yourself to be a fan of RPGs, as this is an experience unlike any other in many ways. With that being said, it’s also the sort of thing that has since been surpassed in almost every manner by games that took the concepts it introduced and expanded upon them in plenty of new and more interesting ways. Final Fantasy VII is a relic of its time, but that doesn’t mean it’s to be respected any less; if you can look past the obviously antiquated elements, this is a well-paced, engaging RPG that’s still fun to play today.

32. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch eShop)

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch eShop)Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Brace Yourself Games
Release Date: 13th Jun 2019 (USA) / 13th Jun 2019 (UK/EU)

Brace Yourself Games has crafted a unique Zelda game which fits in perfectly with the rest of the family. A transfusion from Crypt of the NecroDancer gives the old top-down template a fresh spin but it still manages to feel like Zelda. By allowing a talented indie developer to play in the universe, Nintendo has gained a fantastic entry in the franchise that feels like a celebration – specifically of its music, a part of the series destined to take a back seat as the majesty of Hyrule is increasingly conveyed through the scale of its world rather than melodies from the days when the 'kingdom' was really a walled garden. Cadence of Hyrule is not just a brilliant game, it's a brilliant Zelda game - one that you won't want to miss.

31. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Switch)

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Switch)Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Switch)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 11th Jan 2019 (USA) / 11th Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

While Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition doesn’t make an major changes to the original game that launched over a decade ago, it does combine practically every piece of exclusive content into one wholesome package. With the benefit of some improved visuals in both cutscenes and gameplay, it’s very difficult to recommend this JRPG classic on any other system than Nintendo Switch thanks to how well it performs in both docked and handheld modes. If you’ve ever slept on this classic, there’s never been a better way to rectify that error.