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Nintendo Switch Sports

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Total Reviews: 37
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: Nintendo Switch Sports is a nostalgia trip, successfully recapturing the magic of Wii Sports. But its lack of depth makes it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.
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Critic Reviews: 37
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 37

Nintendo Switch Sports is a nostalgia trip, successfully recapturing the magic of Wii Sports. But its lack of depth makes it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.

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High Score - 85/100
85%
Average Score - 73/100
73%
Low Score - 60/100
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7/10
Chris Carter (Destructoid)

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

May 2, 2022 |

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.

May 3, 2022 |
Recommended
Christian Donlan (Eurogamer)
4/5 stars
Chris Scullion (VGC)

Nintendo Switch Sports really is a game of two halves. Offline the game is sorely lacking in features but may still be enough for ‘casual’ families looking for some simple fun. Solo players, however, will want to head online, which is where the game’s progression system (and its real longevity) can be found.

May 3, 2022 |

Chris Carter (Destructoid)

7/10 - (Read Review)

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

Christian Donlan (Eurogamer)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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.

Chris Scullion (VGC)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

Nintendo Switch Sports really is a game of two halves. Offline the game is sorely lacking in features but may still be enough for ‘casual’ families looking for some simple fun. Solo players, however, will want to head online, which is where the game’s progression system (and its real longevity) can be found.

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Get moving in Nintendo Switch Sports with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordplay) using Joy-Con controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the included Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shoot-Out. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system or online. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!

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