May 6, 2021

Metacritic Reveals Top 50 Highest-Scoring Nintendo Switch Games Of 2020


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Metacritic recently shared the worst rated game of 2020 for the Nintendo Switch (it was Tiny Racer, in case you’re wondering), and now it’s revealed the top 50 highest-scoring Metacritic titles – according to critic scores – for the same platform.

The Nintendo Switch game of the year, according to Metacritic, goes to the indie-hit Hades by Supergiant games. Ori and the Will of the Wisps received the same score (93). And the highest-rated Switch exclusive of 2020, unsurprisingly goes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons by Nintendo.

These games were followed by titles like Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and further down the list were titles like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, No More Heroes, Among Us, Spiritfarer and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. Here’s the full list:

Game Publisher Metascore
1 Hades Supergiant Games 93
2 Ori and the Will of the Wisps Microsoft Game Studios 93
3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo 90
4 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Nintendo 89
5 A Short Hike Whippoorwill Limited 88
6 Super Mega Baseball 3 Metalhead Software 87
7 Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Annapurna Interactive 87
8 Streets of Rage 4 DotEmu 87
9 Huntdown Coffee Stain Studios 86
10 Heroes of Hammerwatch – Ultimate Edition BlitWorks 85
11 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling DANGEN Entertainment 85
12 Two Point Hospital Sega 85
13 Pikmin 3 Deluxe Nintendo 85
14 Grindstone Capy Games 85
15 Lonely Mountains: Downhill Image & Form 84
16 Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales CD Projekt Red Studio 84
17 WHAT THE GOLF? Triband 84
18 BioShock: The Collection 2K Games 84
19 Sega Ages: Fantasy Zone Sega 84
20 To the Moon Freebird/X.D. Network 84
21 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III NIS America 84
22 Knights and Bikes Double Fine Productions 83
23 Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection Capcom 83
24 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle XSEED Games 83
25 Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega 83
26 Horace 505 Games 83
27 Code:Realize – Guardian of Rebirth Aksys Games 83
28 Spiritfarer Thunder Lotus Games 82
29 CrossCode Radical Fish/DECK13 Spotlight 82
30 Ruiner Devolver Digital 82
31 Super Mario 3D All-Stars Nintendo 82
32 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Inti Creates 82
33 No More Heroes XSEED Games 82
34 Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] Aksys Games 82
35 Ys Origin DotEmu/Limited Run 82
36 Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition Capcom 82
37 Borderlands Legendary Collection 2K Games 82
38 Among Us Innersloth 82
39 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Nintendo 82
40 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Nintendo 81
41 Paradise Killer Fellow Traveller 81
42 Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition Vertical Reach 81
43 Going Under Team17 81
44 Jet Lancer Armor Games 81
45 Wunderling Retroid 81
46 Operencia: The Stolen Sun Zen Studios 81
47 Rune Factory 4 Special XSEED Games 81
48 The Last Campfire Hello Games 81
49 Nowhere Prophet No More Robots 81
50 AVICII Invector Encore Edition Wired Productions 81

As for the highest-scored game of 2020 – that honor goes to Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation 4, with a Metacritic score of 95. What do you think the Nintendo Switch highest-scored? How many have you played? Leave a comment down below.


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