The Nintendo Switch is now a little over three years old, and over that time we've been treated to a pretty huge number of games. Some have been real winners, like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, for example, while others have been... Well, a bit pants.
Of course, one of the many ways we can assess the quality of these games is through reviews - ourselves included - and Reddit user yuxbni76 has been busy compiling lots of data from review aggregate site, Metacritic. The chart below plots the Metascore (the weighted average Metacritic awards games based on reviews from well-known outlets) for every single Switch game that qualifies.
As you can see, the average score given out to the 1,408 Switch games on the site has been around 70%, which would naturally be a straight '7' on the Nintendo Life review scoring policy. yuxbni76 has also gone out of their way to share a list of the best and worst reviewed games for the console:
Best-Reviewed Switch Games
1) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 97
1) Super Mario Odyssey - 97
3) Undertale - 93
3) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 93
3) Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition - 93
6) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 92
6) Celeste - 92
6) Bayonetta 2 - 92
9) SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition - 91
9) Sonic Mania Plus - 91
9) Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - 91
9) Retro City Rampage DX - 91
9) INSIDE - 91
9) Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - 91
Worst-Reviewed Switch Games
1398) JCB Pioneer: Mars - 34
1398) Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy - 34
1400) Poisoft Thud Card - 33
1400) Back in 1995 - 33
1402) Superola and the Lost Burgers - 31
1403) ARK: Survival Evolved - 29
1404) Woodle Tree Adventures Deluxe - 28
1404) Tennis - 28
1404) Awkward - 28
1407) Ultra Off-Road 2019: Alaska - 24
1408) Vroom in the Night Sky - 17
Turns out our pretty scathing Vroom in the Night Sky review was slightly generous, then. Wow.
Interestingly, a similar chart produced for all PS4 titles shows an almost identical average:
Would you say the overall quality of Switch games has exceeded your expectations, or do you think the eShop has a few too many bad eggs? Share your thoughts with us down below.