March was a yet another busy month on the Switch eShop, with plenty of seriously exciting titles popping up all over the place. As such, there's never been a better time to dig out the good old Nintendo Life eShop Select awards!
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 March 2020!
While these titles didn't quite make our top three this month, they're still certainly worth checking out.
- La-mulana 2 | Review: 9/10
- Afterparty | Review: 9/10
- Shinsekai: Into The Depths | Review: 8/10
- Operencia: The Stolen Sun | Review: 8/10
- SeaBed | Review: 8/10
- La-Mulana | Review: 8/10
- Wunderling | Review: 8/10
- Talisman: Digital Edition | Review: 8/10
- ibb & obb | Review: 8/10
- Half Past Fate | Review: 8/10
- Exit the Gungeon | Review: 7/10
Taking third spot this month is Murder By Numbers, a game which somehow manages to successfully blend the likes of Picross and Ace Attorney to make one fine adventure-puzzler. With a brilliantly mad story, lots of great puzzles, and all for a bargain price, it was a no-brainer for us to plonk it on this list.
We called it a "genuinely delightful surprise" in our review, giving the game a very solid 8/10. Check it out!
In second place this month is Doom 64 and yes, we imagine the nostalgia helped a little - sorry!
Nostalgia overload or not, though, the game remains a great example of what makes the DOOM series so great. For such an old title, it's surprising how refined the series' formula was even back then, and new touches like motion control support and the new DOOM Eternal-themed level make it absolutely worth revisiting. It's super cheap on Switch, too, which always helps.
Taking the gold this time around, though, is Good Job!, a quirky new puzzle game published by Nintendo.
When Nintendo takes on publishing duties for a title itself, that's normally a sign that you should take an interest, and this new game developed by Paladin Studios has had us laughing and loving every moment of its whacky gameplay. With its hilarious physics, seemingly menial workplace tasks have been transformed into something hugely enjoyable, leaving us with no choice but to award it a mighty 9/10 and sing its praises.
If you play one new game from last month's eShop offerings, make sure it's this.
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.