1-2-Switch

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Based on 60 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 2, 2017

A characteristically imaginative minigame suite that lays out the possibilities of Nintendo's new console, without feeling like a guidebook.

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IGN

Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch is the Switch’s version of Wii Sports, in that it acts as an overall mission statement for the console itself. The quirky, bizarre nature of the unique mini-games make it a funny, memorable experience, but some games are hard to play at first due to unclear tutorials and dialogue cues. Despite its oddities and flaws, I have had so, so much fun playing and watching 1-2-Switch with a small group of friends that I can recommend it in that specific situation, but I don’t have much desire to go back.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

There are a lot of fun ideas, and the general concept of a portable party game works well, but there are just too few mini-games and too little reason to keep playing them.

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4 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch belongs in a mall kiosk with a 10-minute play limit – though most potential customers would probably walk away empty-handed long before then

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch gets old very fast, but it's a great ride while the fun lasts.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

I'd have had no hesitation in recommending 1-2-Switch if it were included with the Switch or maybe $20 max, but as it stands it is far too expensive for the dash of entertainment it provides. 1-2-Switch is a good distraction for parties with people who don't game much, or those looking for something a little different than Cards Against Humanity for the millionth time. Otherwise, wait for a deep price drop.

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

For all its good ideas, inventive uses of the Joy-Con and potential as a fantastic party game, 1-2-Switch has just as many fumbles that make it far from an essential Switch launch title. It can be a lot of fun, but it fails to keep you in the moment, takes too long to explain and set up each game, and no amount of immature giggling at euphemistic games can manage to rescue it from itself. It might be quick on the draw, but what follows is more of a confused fumble.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

Amazing features of the Joy-Con in these mini-games- However, only a few of them are really entertaining and Nintendo could have done better with this brand new social game.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

1-2 Switch fails in its primary goal: show how fun can be a Switch party game. There's literally no reason to buy a game that you shouldn't download even if it was free.

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7 / 10
Mar 7, 2017

A missed opportunity due its lack of depth on almost every corner of its gameplay.

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