Nintendo Switch Sports Reviews

Nintendo Switch Sports is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports keeps the spirit of Wii Sports alive, but there are some compromises in its design that hold back its potential. But still, multiplayer is fun as ever.

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Apr 27, 2022

It's been a while since a video game got us up and moving like this, and happily it's as entertaining as ever

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IGN Spain
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7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports aims to bring back one of the most iconic Wii experiences, and it achieves this thanks to several implementations that improve some of the classic proposals of the series, and the presence of new sports that, football aside, have been very well interpreted. The negative note is given by a content that, despite having a pending update that will include golf in the autumn, is far from the most complete instalment of the franchise. However, it is still a safe value as a party game and comes at a reduced price.

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Unscored
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports is a fun reminder of the Wii Sports craze, bringing back some classic sports and adding some new ones that make use of the Joy-Con and motion controls in more advanced ways. It's all just a bit shallow, though, and difficult to wholeheartedly recommend unless you expect to play online a lot or constantly break it out for local head-to-head battles.

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7 / 10
Apr 27, 2022

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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68 / 100
Apr 27, 2022

Although the foundations of the experience are quite solid, the lack of content and restricting the progression in the online component are Nintendo Switch Sports' biggest mistakes.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports is already born as a Switch classic. Whether for its classic sports or its fun new features, the title enchants and promises even some free updates for the near future. With such a family-friendly game in a genre already so dominated by Nintendo, it's hard to understand how it appeared on the hybrid console just now, five years after its release. Now, at least, we'll be able to retire our Wii at family lunches.

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70 / 100
Apr 27, 2022

All of these games are great in short bursts. It’s only over repeated play sessions that they start to falter. To that end, your enjoyment is tied to your playstyle. Will you bust out Nintendo Switch Sports whenever friends drop by or log on? Perfect. You’ll get months of use out of this game. But if you lean too hard on these activities all at once, you’ll be burnt out in a couple of days.

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GameXplain
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Liked
Apr 27, 2022
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Unscored
Apr 27, 2022

Another generation of the Nintendo Sports series, that once again delivers a truly enjoyable and entertaining experience. Still, the singleplayer experience could use some love.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports is a funny game for the whole family. Sports selection could have been wider and bolder, just like Wii Sports Resort, but as a light-hearted party game, it still works fine.

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Apr 27, 2022

Ultimately, however, Nintendo Switch Sports thrives in its gameplay, which is captivating despite its simplicity and remains a huge selling point for anyone interested in the title. It's easy to lose hours of a night to burgeoning competitive rivalries among friends in one specific game, and the motion controls get people active enough that it feels like a productive use of time on top of the entertainment. There's some valid criticisms to be made over the shallow game roster and even shallower character customization, but at its core, Nintendo Switch Sports is an absolute blast and is simple enough for anyone who wants to give it a try.

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Unscored
Apr 27, 2022

At the highest level, the AI puts up a genuine fight; I’ve lost more than I’ve won in that difficulty tier. But because the game’s rules are so simple, every win feels earned (I’m was in control, there’s one thing I had to do and I did it right) and every loss can be traced back to the source (I was in control, there was one thing I had to do but I did it wrong). Tennis is probably the best mode to start playing — and the one I know I’ll stick with the longest.

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8.6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

With a good selection of sports and robust motion controls that just work, Nintendo Switch Sports has everything to become an all-star, that is, if the online play holds up to the modern standards.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Unfortunately, Nintendo missed the opportunity to offer a unique experience to Nintendo Switch owners.

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75 / 100
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports brings Wii Sports back for the whole family, but also misses old sports.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports will exhaust all fans of previous installments of the series, because new sports offer a lot of pleasant gameplay, and well-known competitions again do not disappoint. Gameplay rewards a lot, but in terms of content – I was hoping for more.

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Apr 27, 2022

If you've been missing playing Bowling and Tennis in your living room, and are keen to add Football and Badminton to your repertoire, then Switch Sports is the game for you. If you're hoping for a modernisation of everything Wii Sports had to offer, you won't find it here. Switch Sports is the Gerrard slip made video cartridge - so close to greatness, yet so far.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
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6 / 10
Apr 29, 2022

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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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Apr 29, 2022

When Nintendo gets these sort of lifestyle ‘event’ games right, they’re always a slam dunk. Sometimes, the accuracy of MotionPlus is missed. One can see how Nintendo could've done more new, and included more all-new stuff. And yet... Nintendo Switch Sports is pretty much exactly what I wanted. I can see how it'd be one of my absolute favourite games of the year. That's Nintendo's magic power.

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