The 50 best games released in 2017 on Nintendo Switch.

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Once again, 2017 has been a great year for video games, we have selected the 50 best games released in 2017. The games may have been available on other platforms before, but if you only play on Nintendo Switch here is the best 50 games that you could play this year.

1# The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2017

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It is the nineteenth main instalment in the The Legend of Zelda series and the first original Zelda game developed with a high-definition resolution. See also: Gameplay of The Legend of Zelda series The gameplay of Breath of the Wild is a departure from most games in The Legend of Zelda series, as the game takes place in an open world environment, approximately twelve times the size of the overworld featured in Twilight Princess, with less emphasis on defined entrances and exits to areas. Throughout the game, Link possesses a piece of technology known as the Sheikah Slate, which provides players with a map and allows Link to create waypoints and investigate enemy stats. For example, the Wolf Link Amiibo summons Wolf Link as a partner character that helps Link battle foes.

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2# Super Mario Odyssey - 2017

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An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit that possesses Mario's hat and allows him to take control of other characters and objects, as they set on a journey across various worlds to save Princess Peach from his nemesis Bowser, who plans to marry her. Super Mario Odyssey is a platform game in which players control the titular protagonist, Mario, as he travels across many worlds on the Odyssey, his hat-shaped ship, in an effort to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to marry her. The game sees Mario traveling to various worlds known as "Kingdoms", which return to the free-roaming exploration-based level design featured in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, with each featuring unique designs ranging from photo-realistic cities to more fantasy-based worlds. Certain levels feature areas called "flat" zones, where Mario is placed in a side-scrolling environment similar to his appearance in the original Super Mario Bros. In addition to Mario's existing repertoire of moves, such as triple-jumping and wall-jumping, Mario is able to throw out his cap, which is the physical form of a spirit named Cappy.

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3# The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 2016

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Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the power of mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.

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4# Rayman Legends - 2017

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Michel Ancel, the celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil®, and the Raving Rabbids®, returns to unleash his innovative creativity on this new entry into the Rayman® franchise.When Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies discover a mysterious tent filled with captivating paintings, they are suddenly transported to a series of...

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5# Severed - 2016

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Severed Is a first-person dungeon crawler that uses touch based combat mechanics. It has a loot and crafting system based on severing enemy body parts to create and upgrade armor.

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6# Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 2017

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"Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.! "

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7# Stardew Valley - 2016

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As you make your way from a struggling greenhorn to a master farmer, youll level up in 5 different areas: farming, mining, combat, fishing, and foraging. As you progress, youll learn new cooking and crafting recipes, unlock new areas to explore, and customize your skills by choosing from a variety of professions. As you travel deeper underground, youll encounter new and dangerous monsters, powerful weapons, new environments, valuable gemstones, raw materials for crafting and upgrading tools, and mysteries to be uncovered.

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8# Enter the Gungeon - 2016

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Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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9# Thimbleweed Park - 2017

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A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes... youve never visited a place like this before. ...Will aspiring game developer Delores abandon her dreams and stick by her family? By the end of a long, strange night in Thimbleweed Park, all of this will be answered -- and youll question everything you thought you knew.

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10# RiME - 2017

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A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful, rugged world of RiME. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.

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11# Skylanders Imaginators - 2016

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Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands' greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands. Now with Skylanders Imaginators on the Nintendo Switch™, Embark on an Epic New Adventure on-the-go Use the Digital Library for easy on-the-go access to your Skylanders toy collection Use the Imaginite Creation Crystals to Create Your Own Skylanders Sensei Skylanders are the Ultimate Masters of the Almighty Sky-Chi Powers Battle to Save Skylands with the Sensei and Imaginator Skylanders Use 10 Different Battle Class Types to Defeat Kaos and his Minions Conquer All-New Side quests & Mini-games

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12# Thumper - 2016

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Thumper is a rhythm violence game. It combines classic rhythm-action with breakneck speed and brutal physicality. Thumper strips rhythm gaming down to its core. Classic rhythm-action is combined with breakneck speed and brutal physicality. With one analog stick and one button, you control a space beetle while hurtling through stunning and treacherous worlds. Each rhythmic hit, crash, and impact is interwoven with an original soundtrack by Brian Gibson of the acclaimed noise-rock band Lightning Bolt. There’s no blood or gore, but you’ll feel the violence. The basic move set of thumping, sliding, and turning is easy to learn. But as you careen onward, you’ll need to master new moves and survive adrenalizing boss encounters. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell. And nothing can prepare you for the ultimate confrontation with an insane giant head from the future: CRAKHED.

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13# Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - 2017

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Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure!

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14# FIFA 18 - 2017

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Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, bringing to life the players, teams, and atmospheres that immerse you in the emotion of The World’s Game. The biggest step in gameplay innovation in franchise history, FIFA 18 introduces Real Player Motion Technology, an all-new animation system which unlocks a new level of responsiveness, and player personality – now Cristiano Ronaldo and other top players feel and move exactly like they do on the real pitch. Player Control combined with new Team Styles and Positioning give you the tools to deliver Dramatic Moments that ignite Immersive Atmospheres around the world. The World’s Game also takes you on a global journey as Alex Hunter Returns along with a star-studded cast of characters, including Cristiano Ronaldo and other European football stars. And in FIFA Ultimate Team™, FUT ICONS, featuring Ronaldo Nazário and other football legends, are coming to FIFA 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when the game launches on September 29, 2017.

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15# Worms W.M.D - 2016

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The worms are back in their most destructive game yet! With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

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16# NBA 2K18 - 2017

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The highest rated annual sports title of this generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court.

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17# Puyo PuyoTetris - 2018

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Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as global phenomenon Tetris® and SEGA’s famous Puyo Puyo™ combine in a super mash-up of ferocious competition, adorable looks, and addictive puzzle fun!

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18# Yooka-Laylee - 2017

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Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!

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19# Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - 2017

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This is the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the Rabbids into the once-peaceful area, splintering this beloved land. To bring order back to the Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds.

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20# The Escapists 2 - 2017

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Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

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21# Fire Emblem - 2017

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"Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team."

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22# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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23# Splatoon 2 - 2017

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See also: Gameplay of Splatoon Like its predecessor, Splatoon 2 is a multiplayer third-person shooter in which players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to attack opponents and clear goals. Like the previous game, the game features the Turf War modes for Regular Battles, and a rotation of Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Rainmaker modes for Ranked Battles, which are now ranked individually. The game will once again feature a single-player campaign, Hero Mode, in which the player must battle through various levels fighting the evil Octarians. Players can play multiplayer online through an internet connection or play locally, although local play requires multiple consoles and copies of the game.

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24# Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 2017

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As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index. During these escapades you'll get to know a large cast of eclectic characters, including the weaponized life forms known as Blades. Gather these allies, bond with them to increase their power, and utilize their special ARTS to devastate enemies. But to save the world of Alrest, you must first demystify its cloudy past. A new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles series The next adventure is on the Nintendo Switch console—set on the backs of colossal, living Titans. Discover each Titan’s diverse regions, culture, wildlife, equipment, and hidden secrets. Find, bond with, and command weaponized life forms known as Blades to earn abilities and enhance them. Uncover the history of Alrest and the mystery of its endless ocean of clouds.

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25# LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - 2017

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It's about TIME! Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2!

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26# I Am Setsuna - 2016

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I Am Setsuna introduces the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear to PlayStation®4 and Steam! Journey with Setsuna as she prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save the people of her land. A powerfully nostalgic experience, blending a classic style of story-telling, battle system and gameplay.

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27# Disgaea 5 Complete - 2017

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The release in North America will be May 23, 2017, and Europe and Australia will follow in May 26, 2017 under the title Disgaea 5 Complete which will include all DLC content from the original, but no new content. The game features new systems not seen within prior titles in the Disgaea series. In addition, the number of characters displayable on-screen has increased to 100, compared to 10 characters on the earlier PlayStation 3 titles. New playable character classes include dark knights with melee weapons, maids with guns, and fairies with support magic, while the soldier, magician, priest, priestess and archer classes from earlier titles returned.

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29# SteamWorld Dig 2 - 2017

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Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. Wishlist today!

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30# Overcooked - 2017

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Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff.

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31# Gorogoa - 2017

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Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

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32# The Sexy Brutale - 2017

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The Sexy Brutale — a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the (quite possibly) occult! Relive the same mysterious day where the guests at the casino mansion are being murdered by the staff over and over again.

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33# Portal Knights - 2017

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Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights! Play with your friends in this action-packed crafting adventure across dozens of sandbox islands connected by ancient portals. No one can remember how long it’s been since the peaceful world was torn apart by The Fracture, plummeting it into darkness. Is there any soul brave enough to reunite the shattered realm? Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!

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34# ARMS - 2017

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ARMS, a mix of boxing and shooting where you use extendable arms to battle your friends both locally and online! Take a Joy-Con in each hand and punch forward, twisting your fists to bend your attacks. "Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event! "

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35# Battle Chef Brigade - 2017

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"Battle Chef Brigade features fantasy chefs, including Orcs, Elves, and Humans, who need to hunt dangerous monsters for ingredients. With those ingredients, before the critical eye of the judges, the chefs create culinary masterpieces in an intense tournament. Battle Chef Brigade pairs one part combo-based action hunting and one part puzzle-based cooking, all as the round clock ticks down."

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36# Sonic Mania - 2017

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Sonic Mania is an all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.

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37# Crawl - 2017

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Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! Battle through dungeons and power up your hero - if a friend kills you they take your place and it’s their turn to crawl. It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to take on the hulking final boss!

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38# Lumo - 2016

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Witness the rebirth of a genre in Lumo – a classic isometric adventure with a modern twist for gamers young and old alike!

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39# Layers - 2017

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Layers is a puzzle platformer that has a unique twist. A level is made of up the 2 different layers which can interact with each other in certain ways. Use this interaction to solve the puzzles and get all the characters to the exit doors.

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40# Neon Chrome - 2016

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Blast your way through enemies and walls with guns and cybernetic abilities. Upgrade your character stats, discover new cybernetic enhancements and build up strength. - Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors - Explore procedural levels with endless variety - Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights - Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons - Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons - Local co-op devastation for 2-4 players

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41# JYDGE - 2018

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Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive. JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg.

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42# forma.8 - 2017

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Explore, fight and solve puzzles Uncover the secrets of a mysterious alien planet in this open world metroidvania adventure, where nothing is what it seems… Accidentally stranded during a crucial mission, the forma.8 probe will need to survive and accomplish the unthinkable. What really happened on this planet? Who, or what lived here? And when? What’s the secret behind its history? These are only but a handful of the questions in need of answers. Or else…everything will be lost. The peculiar visual style, coupled with a deep lore and classic action-adventure mechanics makes forma.8 a unique experience, worth savoring and enjoy to the fullest.

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43# Riptide GP: Renegade - 2016

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Experience a future of illicit hydrojet racing, where armored riders kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, dodge cops, and boost across surging waves. Unlock new vehicles, characters, and customization features as you take down bosses and build your crew in Career mode.

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45# Human: Fall Flat - 2016

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Human: Fall Flat is a platform-puzzle video game developed by No Brakes Games and published by Curve Digital. Human: Fall Flat is a physics puzzle game where players play a customizable human, referred to in-game as Bob. Bob has no superpowers; he is purely human. The game is open-ended.

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46# Snipperclips Plus - Cut it out, together! - 2017

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Partner up with friends or family to solve puzzles, including new comic book and toy box worlds, 3 new activities, and a new stamp mode. Snip may need to cut Clip into a needle to pop balloons or maybe you’ll have to team up to form a squawking, egg-laying bird! Prove you're a cut above the rest in Blitz mode, where 2-4 players* can compete in a series of puzzlingly action-packed challenges.

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47# Pokken Tournament DX - 2017

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Pokkén Tournament (Japanese: ポッ拳 Hepburn: Pokken) is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokémon Company. The game combines gameplay elements from Bandai Namco's Tekken series with characters from Nintendo's Pokémon franchise.[4] It was released for Japanese arcades in July 2015, and worldwide for the Wii U in March 2016.[5] An enhanced port for the Nintendo Switch, titled Pokkén Tournament DX, was released in September 2017.

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49# One Piece: Unlimited World Red - 2017

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A remaster of the latest installment of the “Unlimited” series, with over 50 DLC’s included

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50# Tumblestone - 2016

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Tumblestone is a casual puzzle and competitive multiplayer game from the creators of The Bridge. Tumblestone's beautiful, hand-drawn artwork will captivate you while the maddeningly addictive gameplay will keep you playing "just one more round" with your friends. At first glance Tumblestone may resemble other Match-3 games, but it completely reinvents the genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle solving experience that you won't forget.

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