Digital Foundry Switch

FeatureOverwatch on Switch: an overly compromised conversion?

It's playable, it works, but do the cut-backs go too far?

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The 20 per cent off sale returns, now with up to 75 off.

Rebellion's Sniper Elite 3 Switch port hits the target

Scoping out some impressive conversion work.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: spotless on Switch, superb elsewhere

Making Nintendo's console hybrid the lead platform pays dividends.

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The biggest shopping holiday of the year is almost here.

Jelly DealsLG B9 OLED discounted to 1299 with five year guarantee from John Lewis

The 65-inch model has also been reduced substantially, to 1799.

FeatureWhat's really going on with Zelda: Link's Awakening performance?

And can overclocking Switch iron out the hiccups?

Divinity Original Sin 2 on Switch is the perfect handheld complement to the PC game

The cross-save mechanic is superb - but does the port itself hold up?

FeatureZelda: Link's Awakening tech analysis: a simply stunning Switch remake

Performance drops are noticeable - but the overall experience is unmissable.

Jelly DealsLG B9 OLED gets a rare, deep discount to 1449

The best deal we've seen on a 2019 LG OLED.

The new Nintendo Switch review: the updated Tegra X1 tested in depth

A massive increase to battery life - but what else has changed?

FeatureTech Interview: How was The Witcher 3 ported to Nintendo Switch?

DF talks with CD Projekt RED on the conversion process.

FeatureHands on with The Witcher 3: is this Switch's most ambitious port yet?

First impressions of the game running in mobile mode.

FeatureSwitch overclocking: how powerful is the fully unlocked Tegra X1?

Demanding games tested with CPU and GPU pushed to the max.

Everything that's right - and wrong - with the new Doom console ports

The first two games need a lot of work - but Doom 3 is golden.

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Deals on the best PC & gaming kit recommended by our experts.

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Deals on the best PC & gaming kit recommended by our experts.

FeatureSwitch Lite is coming - but what's happening with the Pro model?

Is the mini handheld really the only new launch?

Red Faction Guerrilla on Switch is a portable joy, but docked play falls short

Plus: the Re-Mars-tered Edition revisited on PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Bloodstained is unmissable - but the Switch version needs a lot of work

One of the best games of the year on all other platforms.

Crash Team Racing: Switch gets another classy kart racer

And it compares nicely to PS4 and Xbox One.

FeatureBeyond 'arcade perfect' - Virtua Racing is a triumph on Switch

UPDATE: Now available in the UK, EU and US.

FeatureSwitch's next Tegra X1 looks set to deliver more performance and longer battery life

Nvidia's cooking up a new chip - and details are starting to emerge.

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Sorry, European readers: these deals are for Americans only.

FeatureIn Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?

Rumours suggest it's happening, but if true, the technical challenges are immense.

FeatureSuper Mario Maker 2: how Nintendo's switching up its DIY platformer

Mario 3D World style support, story mode and more.

Jelly DealsOne of the best budget 4K TVs for gaming is heavily reduced today

The 55-inch LG UK6300 is just 399 after an 80 discount.

Saints Row: The Third on Switch is a great idea that's poorly executed

Last-gen performance and input lag issues mar the experience.

FeatureSwitch's 'boost mode' tested: what is it and how does it work?

Mortal Kombat 11, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey analysed.

FeatureLabo VR: how Mario and Zelda look and play in virtual reality

Can Switch handle VR ports of its most advanced games?

Darksiders Warmastered Edition on Switch: high res or 60fps - it's your choice

An impressive port for both docked and portable play.

FeatureYoshi's Crafted World: an epic yarn for Switch?

Powered by Unreal Engine 4 - a good fit for Nintendo?

How New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on Switch improves over Wii U

A by-the-numbers port or something better?

FeatureArk: Survival Evolved on Switch is cut back to the absolute barebones

It's playable, but the visual compromises are extraordinary.

Warframe on Switch: Panic Button delivers another tech showpiece

The developer's run of superb conversions continues.

Dark Souls on Switch is a current-gen port with last-gen visuals

But smoother performance, improved resolution and portable play set it apart.

Zelda: Twilight Princess tested under official Tegra X1 emulation

What does the Nvidia Shield version tell us about prospective retro Switch releases?

Okami HD's Switch release is a nigh-on flawless port

Whether you're playing docked or on the go.

FeatureSwitch's mobile mode analysed in unprecedented detail

And the hardware mod that makes it possible.

FeatureOctopath Traveler: a 90s-style JPRG brought to life with cutting-edge tech

Unreal Engine 4 powers a hybrid game for a hybrid console.

Crash Bandicoot's Xbox, PC and Switch ports tested

And we look at the new PS4 patch too.

Paladins runs at 60fps on Switch and it's superb

Resolution takes a hit but this is close to the complete package.

FeatureHands-on with Super Mario Galaxy at 1080p on Nintendo's official Wii emulator

Powered by Tegra X1: a preview of how well Switch back-compat could work?

FeatureHyrule Warriors' decent Switch port is marred by weird tech decisions

1080p resolution in mobile mode cripples frame-rate.

FeatureIn Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

To what extent is a current-gen handheld feasible?

How Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is improved on Switch

Resolution upgrade when docked plus big loading time boosts.

Switch hacked: unpatchable exploit is a security nightmare for Nintendo

Linux already running, custom firmware in development.

Outlast 2 on Switch compared with PlayStation 4

Another impressively handled port.

FeatureWhat should we expect from Dark Souls Remastered on Switch?

Digital Foundry assesses the first trailer footage.

FeatureIs WWE 2K18 really the worst game on Nintendo Switch?

Digital Foundry assesses the latest, patched version.

Payday 2's Switch port looks fine but runs poorly

A shooter that misses the target.

FeatureDoes Switch's new Doom patch improve performance?

And what about boosts to image quality?

Is Bayonetta on Switch the definitive console version?

Faster than Wii U and Xbox 360 - but what about Xbox One X back-compat?

Switch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port

Minor visual boosts and performance improvements in both docked and handheld modes.

Switch's Resident Evil Revelations is best played in mobile mode

Great on the go but falls short when docked.

FeatureIs Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

Impressive when docked but portable play has issues.

LA Noire's Switch port tested: could the system handle GTA5?

Rockstar's debut Switch offering reveals the challenges facing a potential port.

Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

A remarkable technical achievement, but are the cutbacks too much?

FeatureSonic Forces focuses on PS4 with clear issues on other systems

Xbox One and Switch have big downgrades, while Pro and Xbox One X deliver meagre improvements.

FeatureHow Super Mario Odyssey pushes Switch to its limits

Digital Foundry on the techniques used to create the most advanced Mario title yet.

FeatureHow Super Mario Odyssey scales across docked and handheld modes

HDTV gameplay moves up to 900p, mobile hits 720p60.

FeatureDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Switch's 'impossible' Doom port

And can a PC specced to match Nintendo's hybrid deliver the same experience?

FeatureSwitch's Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is far from definitive

A great game still shines, but it should have been better.

FeatureMario + Rabbids is Switch's unlikeliest tech showcase

The Division's Snowdrop engine transitions beautifully to Nintendo's console hybrid.

FeatureTech Evolution: 25 years of Super Mario Kart

Nine games analysed across nine consoles: Digital Foundry charts the evolution of the classic series.

FeatureDigital Foundry: Hands-on with Skyrim on Switch

Nintendo reveals first playable code at Gamescom.

FeatureMonster Hunter XX: Switch's first 3DS remaster analysed

A dramatic visual upgrade from handheld to hybrid.

FeatureSonic Mania is the sequel we've waited 23 years for

Digital Foundry on how today's tech powers the perfect follow-up to Sonic Team's classic work.

FeatureSwitch Minecraft's 1080p patch improves more than just resolution

Smoother split-screen and mobile performance.

FeatureWhy Wii U ports on Switch are good for Nintendo - and for us

A generation of evergreen titles deserve a second chance on the new console hybrid.

FeatureHow Splatoon 2's Switch tech improves over Wii U

It's about more than just the resolution.

FeatureSuper Mario Odyssey: Switch's next big technical showcase?

Digital Foundry goes hands-on with the E3 demo.

FeatureSuper Bomberman R's 60fps patch comes at a cost

Switch update improves gameplay by dropping pixel-count.

FeatureMario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

Switch's enhanced Wii U port works beautifully on the go.

Lego City Undercover on Switch holds up well against PS4

Significantly revamped over Wii U, with higher resolution than Xbox One.

FeatureStandard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

Nintendo's claims of a custom chip come under scrutiny.

FeatureBlaster Master Zero: Switch vs... NES?

A retro classic finally gets the revamp it deserves - 29 years later.