As a collector of physical Switch cartridges, my principles forbid me buy a digital download for more than $10, so every week I find five great budget Switch games in the Nintendo eShop discounted to $10 or less. (in no particular order.)
This week’s top five:
In this stealth game, you play as a young boy who snuck into the neighbor’s house and need to escape before he catches you. The game’s AI learns from your past escape attempts; and will change the layout of the traps forcing you to take a new route next time. If you like Hello Neighbor, you’ll be happy to hear that the prequel Hello Neighbor: Hide And Seek is also only $7.49 right now.
Layers of Fear: Legacy
Layers of Fear is a first-person horror game where perspective is everything. Driven mad by guilt over your wife’s death, you’re an artist trying to finish your latest masterpiece. Doors and objects appear and disappear as you move through the house collecting materials you’ll need to complete the painting. If you enjoy this perspective-shifting gameplay you should also try another of Bloober Team’s great games, >observer_ for only $8.99.
Typoman is a puzzle-platformer where you must solve word puzzles to progress to the next area. It’s more difficult than it sounds because it’s part platformer, part word game; and it keeps you thinking of what words you need to spell to keep moving.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
The 80’s nostalgia is strong with this game as you play as the psychotic serial killer ‘Skullface’ taking revenge on teens at a classic campground. Each level is a sliding-box style puzzle where you move your character around killing the boxy (minecraft-like) campers. Execute hilarious over-the-top gory deaths while avoiding the police and traps. While there is an option to turn down the violence, you probably won’t use it since the characters are all low-pixel cubes the violence is more funny than gory.
Hidden Through Time
If you were a fan of Where’s Waldo or Highlights Magazine, you’ll love Hidden Through Time. I think this game is made for kids, but I actually enjoyed playing it. There’s a fair amount of content in the game’s base 26 levels across four time periods; however there’s almost infinite replay value with the game’s level editor. You can make your own levels and upload them for others, or browse an online catalog of user-submitted levels to play!
Bioshock: The Collection
$49.99 $19.99 (physical cartridge at Amazon)
The Bioshock 1, 2, and Infinite are classic first-person adventure games, and the port to Switch for all three was done masterfully. If you haven’t ever played these games, this is your chance to experience Rapture. The eShop download is marked down to $29.99; but Amazon has a single physical cartridge with all three games for less than half of the MSRP right now.
For more great deals, check out last week’s list as many of those games might still be on sale! I’ll be back next week with another list of five great budget Switch games in the Nintendo eShop discounted to $10 or less!