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Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo
Apr 29, 2022 - Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports successfully recaptures the party game magic of Wii Sports, but quickly falls victim to a lack of depth that holds it back from achieving greatness.

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Ultimately, though, these games are so refined, and delivered with such odd, coffee-shop-and-library charm, that it doesn't matter how you play. My daughter is of the age where she completely missed the Wii, so when this new game arrived and we started moving the furniture around, she didn't have a clue what we were up to. But that afternoon we must have played together for hours, with breaks for when a diving header animation made her laugh so much she needed her breath back. The whole thing was intoxicating.

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A well-thought-out online mode lifts Nintendo Switch Sports from being a sheer nostalgia trip, to an experience well worth the investment.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A muddled reimagining of the groundbreaking Wii Sports, with an unwarranted focus on online play and new game additions that are never as much fun as the originals.

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Switch Sports’ singleplayer is bafflingly hollow. All six events are available, but the reward system is absent. Gratification might come from defeating the CPU on the inconsistent “Strong” or “Powerhouse” difficulties, but don’t expect to receive anything flashy in exchange. As of right now, there are no incentives in place to keep casual players invested in returning to their favorite sports, which is a disservice to a sizeable percentage of the fanbase.

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Nintendo's latest motion-controlled sports game resparks the magic of playing with others, but not without a few fumbles along the way.

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Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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