The Nintendo Switch eShop Recommendation Thread

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  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 13:57:18 5,963 posts
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    With Nintendo desperately trying to sustain releasing 15-20 games on the eShop every week, the store has become incredibly over-crowded. Many great games disappear from the "Recent Releases" within a couple of weeks and it's rare that they get any visibility in the "Discover" tab. If you're new to Switch, the chances are you're not aware of what you may have missed! If you're not familiar to the "Watch List" button there's also a good chance something great has slipped through your fingertips!

    Well, no more! Below is a Google Spreadsheet containing the most popular games on the eShop. They're organised by the very same categories you'll find on the store itself. They also have links to trailers on Youtube and a handy little rating system that will help you see which games are most loved by the Eurogamer forumites!

    This here is the Holy List! In WEB FORM!

    This list will forever be a work in progress. If you really enjoyed something you've played, let us know and we'll add it to the list. If it's on the list we'll bump up the rating for that game by 1! Conversely, if you see something on the list you didn't like, let me know and we'll knock a point off.

    -Latest Update- It's very early days for the list at the minute. I need your help updating the ratings and comments! Also, if you think something is deserving of the list, let me know and I'll get it added. If a game gets too many downvotes, it'll be moved into "Rejected Games" page.
    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 11:49:52 02-10-2018
  • DJCopa 31 Aug 2018 13:58:53 1,927 posts
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    Good stuff!

    The eShop is quite possibly the worst shop I've ever tried to find anything in, including TK Maxx.

    Edited by DJCopa at 13:59:04 31-08-2018
  • BigOrkWaaagh 31 Aug 2018 14:12:57 8,680 posts
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    +1 for Has Been Heroes, I'm surprised it actually got included on the list at all actually but I genuinely loved it.
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 14:14:46 5,963 posts
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    I'm using that post for the comments! :D

    I included it as I know a fair few folk here really loved it. I was kindly gifted a copy of it, but I've still yet to give it a fair crack of the whip. It will have its day, soon enough.
  • rice_sandwich 31 Aug 2018 14:20:12 5,485 posts
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    Good work! I'd perhaps track upvotes and downvotes seperately to see the split of folk who like it or not.

    I give a thumbs down to Snake Pass. The controls are extremely frustrating.
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 14:24:13 5,963 posts
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    @rice_sandwich It has been done. It'll make for a good system should it get enough votes. I'm hoping people will start reeling off their favourite games soon, so I can just add likes/dislikes in bulk.
  • erniewhatbert 31 Aug 2018 14:27:10 2,993 posts
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    +1 for the games I like on it:-

    Death Road to Canada
    Golf Story
    Night in the Woods
    Hollow Knight
    Stardew Valley
  • Jubs95 31 Aug 2018 14:29:05 137 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    Good work! I'd perhaps track upvotes and downvotes seperately to see the split of folk who like it or not.

    I give a thumbs down to Snake Pass. The controls are extremely frustrating.
    Seconded.
  • Singularity 31 Aug 2018 14:30:31 3,133 posts
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    +1 to

    Celeste
    Dead Cells
    Yoku's Island Express
    Lumines
    Into the Breach
  • erniewhatbert 31 Aug 2018 14:30:31 2,993 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 Can I request an add for N++.

    Smooth and minimalist ninja platform challenges, with style and good tunes.
  • minky-kong 31 Aug 2018 14:30:34 14,242 posts
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    Do we submit recommendations on this thread? If so my +1's are for Golf Story, Hollow Knight, Yoku's Island Express, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Pic-a-pix Deluxe.

    -1's for Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and The Mummy Demastered.

    Edited by minky-kong at 15:25:27 31-08-2018
  • Switch024 31 Aug 2018 14:36:05 3,378 posts
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    Nice work Dave.

    +1 for Hollow Knight and Sonic Mania.

    Also +1 for Snipperclips and Overcooked 2 but only in co-op, both games are made to be played that way and they lose a lot of what makes them great in single player.

    Edited by Switch024 at 14:36:44 31-08-2018
  • Switch024 31 Aug 2018 14:37:04 3,378 posts
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    -1 for Fortnite because it's shit.
  • Singularity 31 Aug 2018 14:54:06 3,133 posts
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    Oh, all the upvotes for Battle Chef Brigade. It's excellent.
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 15:05:14 5,963 posts
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    @minky-kong Please do. If its not on the list already, let me know and I'll add it! I initially had plans for 92 games, but wanted the list to better reflect the opinions of everyone here.
  • fontgeeksogood 31 Aug 2018 15:08:54 6,093 posts
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    Someone did something of value on here!

    Well done Dave. I'm a bit of a Switch noob so this is useful
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 15:30:02 5,963 posts
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    @fontgeeksogood I hope it comes in handy! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. :)
  • Phattso 31 Aug 2018 15:32:57 24,671 posts
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    Hollow Knight gets all the +++++1111111 I can muster.

    If there are any other games on the Switch I certainly haven't seen them. ;)
  • Cadence 31 Aug 2018 15:34:10 2,301 posts
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    +1000 for hollow knight please. It's scandalous how cheap it is now especially as its on sale.
  • Cadence 31 Aug 2018 15:34:29 2,301 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Hollow Knight gets all the +++++1111111 I can muster.

    If there are any other games on the Switch I certainly haven't seen them. ;)
    Just beat me to it!
  • DangerousDave_87 31 Aug 2018 15:34:44 5,963 posts
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    @Phattso I hear it's no longer being supported! :o
  • Phattso 31 Aug 2018 15:36:20 24,671 posts
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    It's true! All the other games saw Hollow Knight, realised they were shallow buckets of shit in comparison, and fucked off to the PS4 where gamers are less discerning, and XB1 where gamers are desperate for any old shite. ;-D
  • darrenb 31 Aug 2018 15:53:04 990 posts
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    I'd add axiom verge.. my fave eshop punt by far.. also, although pricy, gunvolt azure is abit good
  • Deleted user 31 August 2018 17:54:41
    Can I add a quote to Lumines?

    An eternal classic that will make your hands very happy at the rumble implementation.
  • Deleted user 31 August 2018 17:55:46
    I will also add that the Watchlist is a godsend.
  • fontgeeksogood 31 Aug 2018 18:21:21 6,093 posts
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    Dear Rodger ReedPOP

    This seems a good idea to put on your website. Please pay user Dangerous Dave 87 one million pounds and then get the community to do the one thing your reviewers won't do (rate games)
  • monkman76 31 Aug 2018 18:55:17 14,724 posts
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    Great list Dave.

    +1 Hollow Knight
    +1 Dead Cells
    +1 Inside (I played it on PS4 but I assume that's OK)
  • BigOrkWaaagh 31 Aug 2018 19:03:22 8,680 posts
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    +1 Dead Cells, Sonic Mania, Shovel Knight and Rocket League.

    Also if you could -1 'actually' from my quote it would make me sound like less of a gibbering moron.
  • Deleted user 31 August 2018 19:14:18
    I need to look at the list and throw any on That may not be there.
  • JoelStinty 31 Aug 2018 19:21:27 7,865 posts
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    Great work Dave.

    I have to give votes for:

    Steamworld Dig 2
    Yoku's Island express
    Snake Pass (Sorry guys :) )
    and Graceful explosion machine.
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