Rosealyn's Favorites

Welcome to Rosealyn's curated collection of video game recommendations!

Whether you're a seasoned gamer looking for your next challenge or someone new to gaming seeking memorable experiences, this selection aims to showcase the best that gaming has to offer.

From gripping narratives and breathtaking visuals to innovative gameplay mechanics and timeless classics, each game in this archive has been chosen for its excellence, creativity, and lasting impact on the gaming community.

The Legend of Zelda The Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom green and white ouroboros logo on a background of ruins.The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom green and white ouroboros logo on a background of ruins.

Nintendo

In this sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, travel through Hyrule, mysterious sky islands, and the depths below. Can you harness the power of new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?

May 12, 2023

Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E+10)

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

Nintendo

Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in the earliest story of the Legend of Zelda series.

July 16, 2021

Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E+10)

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening

Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening keyart with a cartoony Link and a mountain with a pink egg.Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening keyart with a cartoony Link and a mountain with a pink egg.

Nintendo

As Link, you awaken in a strange land away from Hyrule, where animals talk and monsters roam. To uncover the truth behind your whereabouts and rouse the legendary Wind Fish, and explore Koholint Island and all its trap-ridden dungeons.

September 20, 2019

Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

The legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild gold logo on a black background.The legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild gold logo on a black background.

Nintendo

Set at the end of the Zelda timeline, the player controls an amnesiac Link as he sets out to save Princess Zelda and prevent Calamity Ganon from destroying the world.

March 3, 2017

Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E+10)

The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker

Nintendo

Play as Link as he attempts to save his sister Aryll from the evil sorcerer Ganondorf and becomes embroiled in a struggle for the Triforce, a sacred wish-granting relic. Aided by pirates and a talking boat, Link sails the ocean, explores islands, and traverses dungeons to acquire the power necessary to defeat Ganondorf.

March 24, 2003

Nintendo GameCube

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

Subnautica

Subnautica keyart of a diver with a large submarine behind them in an ocean of alien fish.Subnautica keyart of a diver with a large submarine behind them in an ocean of alien fish.

Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

March 24, 2003

Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E+10)

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King keyart showing various origami paper Mario on one leg.Paper Mario: The Origami King keyart showing various origami paper Mario on one leg.

Nintendo

The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

July 17, 2020

Nintendo N64, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door keyart showing paper Mario with a hammer and other characters.Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door keyart showing paper Mario with a hammer and other characters.

Nintendo

The X-Nauts are after the treasure behind the Thousand-Year Door! With a map from Princess Peach—and the help of a few locals—Mario must journey through a colorful world made of paper to find it first.

2004, May 23, 2024

Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

Stray

Stray game keyart of an orange cat with a backpack in a robot world.Stray game keyart of an orange cat with a backpack in a robot world.

BlueTwelve Studio, Annapurna Interactive

Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten city. Roam surroundings high and low, defend against unforeseen threats and solve the mysteries of this unwelcoming place inhabited by curious droids and dangerous creatures.

July 19, 2022

Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Audience Rating: Everyone (E+10)

Paper Mario

Nintendo

Embark on an epic journey through the Mushroom Kingdom to release the Star Spirits imprisoned by a power-hungry Bowser. Along the way you’ll fight enemies in entertaining turn-based battles, team up with a variety of uniquely skilled partners, discover secret minigames, and even bake a cake!

2001, 2007, 2021

Nintendo N64, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine keyart of Mario, shine sprites, and his water spraying companion.Super Mario Sunshine keyart of Mario, shine sprites, and his water spraying companion.

Nintendo

Mario's jetting off with Princess Peach for a much-deserved holiday on a sun-kissed tropical island. But the rest and relaxation don't last long- a dastardly vandal has been polluting the beautiful landscape - and to make matters worse, he's the spitting image of Mario himself! Mario sets out to clear up the island - and clear his name.

April 10, 2002

Nintendo GameCube

Audience Rating: Everyone (E)

Okami

Nintendo

Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.

August 9, 2018

Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Teen (T)

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 game keyart of Geralt pulling a sword from its sheath.The Witcher 3 game keyart of Geralt pulling a sword from its sheath.

CD PROJEKT RED

You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

May 18, 2015

Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Audience Rating: Mature (M+17)

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The Garden Path

carrotcake, Mooncat Games

A slice-of-life sim about the joy of gardening, designed to be picked up and played in short and sweet bites. Whether you’re fishing, growing, trading, or making new vegetable friends, a wonderful and wistful adventure awaits when wandering The Garden Path.

July 30, 2024

Steam

Audience Rating: Pending