5) Owlboy (Switch) – Metacritic Score: 87
The developer of Owlboy describes its game as “a love letter to pixel art for a new audience, Owlboy is an open-world exploration game with a unique mix of flight and platforming.” During your journey, you’ll be able to carry anything you like, explore to your heart’s content, and take on bosses in challenging fights.
We may have been waiting a long time for Owlboy’s original release, but it paid off and it is now available on consoles. The platforming is tight and satisfying, the pixel-art style is stunning throughout, and its story of heroism and redemption is compelling and full of interesting characters. It’s is also quite a varied experience – one that introduces many unique gameplay elements and uses them well. There was a couple of frustrating bugs at launch, but the game feels at home on the Switch.