Just a reminder that there’s still time to rate your favorite Switch games of 2022 and influence the Top 50 ranking that we’ll be publishing later this week. You’ll still be able to rate the games and influence the ranking after publication, too, but there’s nothing quite like that pre-results moment of anticipation, right?
[And also, a note to readers in the comments wishing Sonic Frontiers were included: it is! As stated below, every Switch game released this year is eligible — we’ve only restricted the shortlist displayed below to games we thought highly of to avoid having 42(!) pages of games for you to wade through. If you want to rate Sonic Frontiers, simply head to its game page and have at it.]
Carry on, lovely people!
Game of the Year™ is upon us once more, returning with its insatiable annual lust to rate and rank the best video games released in the most recent 365-day period. It’s been a year packed with both quality and quantity when it comes to Nintendo’s maturing console, and many of us have a substantial backlog to get through over the coming holiday season.
Here at Nintendo Life, we have our own staff GOTY list (which we’re approaching a bit differently this year — watch this space) but the main event is our dynamic community-ranked Top 50 Switch games of the year ranking. We’ve got one for every year of the Switch’s life so far, each ordered according to the corresponding games’ User Rating in our database.
Looking at how things stand in each of those real-time rankings (which, remember, are subject to alteration even now as games’ user ratings change over time), here are the Best Switch Game winners from the previous five years:
But what’s going to be top of the pops this year? Well, that’s entirely up to you lovely people.
Below you’ll find every Switch game we’ve reviewed this year awarded a 6/10 or higher. To rate any games you’ve played, registered users can simply click on the star next to the corresponding title and give them a score out of 10.
We’d strongly encourage you to use the search bar below to find the games you’re looking for, but otherwise you can browse the list. Please note that All Switch games released in 2022 are eligible and available to rate in our database — we’ve simply limited the ones shown below to avoid endless pages of shovelware from appearing. If there’s something we didn’t review (or just didn’t enjoy as much as you did) that you want to rate, you can find it by heading to the search bar at the very top of the page and going directly to the game’s page.
All your ratings will then be sorted into a fluid, malleable list that will still be influenced by User Ratings even once it’s live. So, if an amazing game launches between Christmas and New Year, it still has the opportunity to feature should it get a sufficiently impressive user score to break the Top 50.
Thanks for ‘voting’! We’ll reveal the results soon. Our database should contain every game released in 2022, but please let us know below if there’s anything missing that you’d like to rate.