RPG of the Year! – SwitchRPG Awards 2020


Over the last two weeks of December, we are announcing the winners of the Third Annual SwitchRPG Awards. We’ll be announcing new winners every weekday, leading up to a final announcement on January 1st for RPG of the Year!

RPG of the Year

The one to rule them all!

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Bug Fables



And the Winner Is…

Staff Winner: Hades

Although every nominee listed could have brought home the gold, Hades was the overwhelming favorite of our team. While the Switch may have been lacking a bit this year in terms of new major releases from big companies and established IPs, that takes nothing away from how impressive this indie really is. With excellent visuals, a great soundtrack, addictive gameplay, and a compelling narrative and characters, Hades has it all. On top of that, Hades proves that even a historically niche subgenre – that being the roguelite/like – can achieve widespread fame and receive global adoration, which is why it sits comfortably as our pick for Switch RPG of 2020.

Community Pick: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Although Hades put up a respectable fight in the community polls, amassing 36.7% of the votes, Xenoblade Chronicles ultimately stole the show with 43.1% of the votes.

We hope you have enjoyed the SwitchRPG Awards for 2020! What are your thoughts on the winners? If you disagree with the results, what would you have preferred to make the cut? Here’s to hoping that 2021 is an even bigger year for RPG fans on the Nintendo Switch!

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Ben T.


Owner, Webmaster, and Content Creator. Lifelong RPG fan. Husband. Dog Dad. Beer Enthusiast. Weight Lifter.

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9 months ago

Hades is a great game and I had tons of fun with it. On the other hand, I tried to play Crosscode, but it felt so boring in the first 5-6h that I just couldn’t force myself to play it any more. My game of the year on switch was Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I absolutely loved it, the gameplay, story and characters. Wish I played it sooner tho. It made me love jrpg again.

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