3) Octopath Traveler – Metacritic Score: 84
Originally detailed at the Switch reveal event last year, Octopath Traveler finally arrived on Nintendo’s hybrid console this month, and it is as charming as many expected. It’s a turn-based RPG that is inspired by games of old and you play as eight different characters, learning about their own tales and how they fit into the larger narrative.
The combat is fun and rewarding, and the characters are unique and interesting, but it’s the game’s style that makes it stand out. The visuals combine pixel art animation and cinematic lighting to create something stunning, and it’s perfectly complemented by the orchestral soundtrack. If you have more than 50 hours to spend, and love turn-based RPGs, Octopath Traveler will be right down your alley.