Nintendo eShop Selections – May 2022

eShop Selections - May
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Okay, yes, we know we’re a little late with May’s eShop Selects, but come on, it wasn’t an E3 season! Nevertheless, we are back again to round up the best offers of the month; Admittedly it was a relatively quiet one for the most part, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t diamonds in the rough (we might have even been a little cheeky and recorded one or two boxed games this month – hey, it was a quiet one, okay ?!).

So let’s get started! First a few honorable mentions that didn’t quite make our top three, but they’re worth checking out nonetheless.

In the meantime, take a look at the eShop Selections for April 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)

Publisher: SigonoDeveloper: Sigono

Publication date: May 11, 2022 (United StatesMay 11, 2022 (UK/EU

At number three is the beautiful, narrative title OPUS: Echo of Starsong. We called it “an emotional adventure that represents the pinnacle of the series to date and easily one of the best story-driven games on Switch” in our review, highlighting the incredible atmosphere on display and the emotional weight the story carries. .

Read Stuart Gipp’s full review of the title here

2. PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ (Switch)


Publisher: Bandai NamcoDeveloper: Bandai Namco

Publication date: May 27, 2022 (United StatesMay 27, 2022 (UK/EU

Silver Medaling this month is PAC-MAN MUSEUM+, a delightful selection of some of the iconic character’s most groundbreaking releases over the years. It has a lot going for it, with online leaderboards and missions to complete, and we loved how solid the emulation was for each game. Some of the external content may have been a little lacking, but that doesn’t stop this compilation from featuring some of the best 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)

Publisher: Fellow travelerDeveloper: Jump over the age

Publication date: May 5, 2022 (United StatesMay 5, 2022 (UK/EU

And in first place this month is Citizen Sleeper, a game that many of our employees unanimously enjoyed. The strong story and writing style can be compared to that of the incredible Disco Elysium, and we especially enjoyed the beautiful art style on display, along with the great synthwave soundtrack. Definitely one to buy if you like strong role-playing games!

Watch Mitch Vogel’s full review of the game here

How we define our eShop Selects top three: At the end of each month, Nintendo Life employees vote for their favorite titles from a list of games selected by the editors. To be eligible for this list, these games must have been released as a Nintendo Switch eShop digital title in that specific month and must have been rated on Nintendo Life; we select the qualifying games based on their rating scores.

The staff are then asked to vote for three games they feel deserve to be at the very top of that list; first choice gets 3 points, second choice gets 2 points and third choice gets 1 point. These votes are then tallied to create a top three list, with the overall winner receiving that month’s top prize.

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