Pokémon Sword and Shield

Nintendo, Game Freak

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
65%
Critics Recommend
Based on 107 critic reviews
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Pokémon Sword and Shield

Rating Summary

Based on 107 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 107 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 15, 2019

Developer: Game Freak

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: RPG, Turn-Based Strategy

A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokemon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokemon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokemon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokemon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokemon adventure in the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games. - A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. - Become a Pokemon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! - Choose from one of three new partner Pokemon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. - In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokemon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokemon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. - Get ready for the next Pokemon adventure in the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Pok'mon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield are the best games in the series, streamlining its most tedious traditions without losing any of the charm.

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The furore over Dexit may be overblown but even without it this is an underwhelming and unambitious attempt to modernise Pokémon and expand its horizons.

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Gameplay tweaks and attention to detail make Pokemon Sword and Shield the most compelling Pokemon world to date.

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Where to Buy

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OpenCritic Coverage

Pokemon Sword and Shield Getting an Expansion Pass

Pokemon Sword and Shield Getting an Expansion Pass

Pokemon Sword and Shield will add to their rosters considerably with two upcoming expansions, in addition to free updates that will also bring new creatures to the 2019 games.

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Pokemon Direct Coming This Thursday

Pokemon Direct Coming This Thursday

Nintendo will be holding a Pokemon Direct this Thursday

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Pokemon-like Temtem Brings Creature Collecting to PC in 2020

Pokemon-like Temtem Brings Creature Collecting to PC in 2020

Temtem is a creature collecting MMORPG heading to PC in 2020 and it's the sort of game Pokemon fans should keep an eye on, as it's clearly and proudly inspired by Game Freak's industry titan.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Launch Event Has Been Cancelled

Pokemon Sword and Shield Launch Event Has Been Cancelled

Game freak has announced that Pokemon Sword and Shield's launch event is no longer happening

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Trailers

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Nintendo Switch – Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield – The Next Big Pokémon Adventure! thumbnail

Nintendo Switch – Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield – The Next Big Pokémon Adventure!

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield - A New Era of Pokémon Begins - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield - A New Era of Pokémon Begins - Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch My Way - Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield

Screenshots

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