Nintendo eShop Picks – May 2022

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Ok yeah, we know we’re a little behind with the May eShop picks, but come on, it wasn’t E3 season! Nonetheless, we’re back to rounding up the best deals of the month; okay it was relatively quiet for the most part, but that’s not to say there weren’t any diamonds in the rough (we might have even been a bit cheeky and included a boxed game or two this month – hey, it was quiet, okay?!).

So let’s crack! Well, start by summing up a few honorable mentions that didn’t quite make it into our top three, but they’re still worth checking out regardless.

In the meantime, of course, be sure to check out the April eShop selections while you’re at it!

Honorable Mentions


3. OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition (Switch eShop)

OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (Switch eShop)OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (Switch eShop)

Editor: Sigono / Developer: Sigono

Release date: May 11, 2022 (UNITED STATES) / May 11, 2022 (UK/EU)

Arrives at number three the wonderful narrative title OPUS: Echo of Starsong. We called it “an emotional adventure that represents the series’ pinnacle to date and easily one of the best story-based games on Switch” in our review, noting the incredible atmosphere on display and the emotional weight that the game has to offer. story carries.

Read Stuart Gipp’s full review of the title here.

2. PAC-MAN+ MUSEUM (switch)

PAC-MAN+ MUSEUM (switch)PAC-MAN+ MUSEUM (switch)

Editor: bandai namco / Developer: bandai namco

Release date: May 27, 2022 (UNITED STATES) / May 27, 2022 (UK/EU)

This month’s silver goes to PAC-MAN MUSEUM+, a delightful selection of some of the iconic character’s most notable releases over the years. It has a lot to offer, with online leaderboards and missions to complete, and we loved the solid emulation for each game. fact that this compilation includes some of the greatest games of all time.

Check out Tom Massey’s full review for the game here.

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1. Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)

Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)

Editor: Travel companion / Developer: Jump over age

Release date: May 5, 2022 (UNITED STATES) / May 5, 2022 (UK/EU)

And in first place this month, Citizen Sleeper, a game that many of our collaborators unanimously appreciated. Its strong storytelling and songwriting can be compared to that of the incredible Disco Elysium, and we particularly enjoyed the beautiful art style on display as well as the stunning soundtrack of synth waves. Definitely one to buy if you like strong RPGs!

Check out Mitch Vogel’s full review of the game here.


How we determine our top three eShop Selects: At the end of each month, the Nintendo Life team votes for their favorite titles from a list of games curated by the editorial team. To be eligible for this list, these games must have been released as a digital-only Nintendo Switch eShop title during that particular month and must have been reviewed on Nintendo Life; we select qualifying games based on their review scores.

Staff are then asked to vote for three games they think deserve to sit at the very top of this list; the first choice gets 3 points, the second choice gets 2 points and the third choice gets 1 point. These votes are then tallied to create a top three list, with the overall winner taking home the top prize of the month.

Timothy C. Mayo