The Nintendo Switch is a new hybrid gaming device, being able to act as a home console and also as a portable handheld.
With great AAA titles, such as the Zelda series and Mario series, surely this distinctive gaming device will have its own market, just like the other Nintendo consoles.
If you have this console, I know that you want to know the best Switch games of all time.
Most of you will recognize some of the games mentioned on this list.
Also, if you’re interested in game emulation and stuff, Retro Dodo wrote a piece on Nintendo Switch emulators.
#100. Golf Peaks
Golf Peak is a fine mixture between puzzle, golf, and mountaineering with a minimalist and unique art style.
Golf Peak adds a little twist with card draft features, where you dealt a hand that describe your possible moves.
There is some accomplishment feeling when you finish an intimidating level and come up with an elegant solution.
The game is forgiving, you can undo your move so you don’t need to restart the level from the beginning.
All in all Golf Peak is a short and fun alternative to your heavy game, a puzzle meet card game disguised as a mini golf.
#99. Salt and Sanctuary
A wrecked sailor has been stranded on a cursed and forgotten island built upon salt-like structure.
Beneath the island, a dormant supernatural entity has awakened.
If you like Dark Soul series, then you will enjoy this game, imagine Dark Soul, but it is 2D.
Just like Dark Soul series, you are left to figure things on your own through NPC, item, and bosses.
The level design is great, with many rewarding hidden shortcuts to take.
Combat is really fluid, you can try different build and style that matches your preferences.
#98. Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus
Play Pac-Man like never before, with an absurd amount of ghosts, power pellets, and colors that will leave you baffled.
If you’re the kind of person who thinks classic arcade Pac-Man is a bit too slow, this is the game for you.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus takes the classic formula of Pac-Man and amps it up at every turn.
Besides the noticeable improvement to the graphics and performance, this version of Pac-Man throws some exciting gameplay variations in the mix.
Pac-Man can now chomp down seemingly endless trains of ghosts, gaining insanely high scores.
As you reach the target score for each board, it’ll be impossible to stop playing.
The highly addictive nature of Pac-Man is made that much more rewarding due to the vivid colors and exciting celebrations.
If you want a truly entertaining arcade classic with a modern twist, look no further than this.
#97. Layers of Fear: Legacy
Explore the home of a deranged painter who seemingly lost his mind while trying to finish his mangum opus.
This creepy horror game is more unsettling than it is straight up scary.
There’s no combat to speak of; you’ll mostly be solving rudimentary puzzles while you explore the expansive mansion.
The main quirk of Layers of Fear is its ability to subvert your expectations.
Doors appear out of thin air, rooms change completely as you navigate them, and the house seems to have a mind of its own.
The compelling mystery motivates you to continue, but the disturbing and uncomfortable images and themes make it hard to go on.
Layers of Fear is an all-around awesome horror title that’s as creativity as it is disturbing.
#96. SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
Lead our hero to find the treasure and glory await in the traditional fantasy world where magic and dragon reign supreme in this roleplaying card game.
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is another game with cards drafting battle system.
There are lots of decisions to make regarding the deck building, formation, and gear choices.
The game comes with perfect lengths, long enough to keep me invested and engaged but not too short to leave me unsatisfied.
If you a fan of deck building and RPG genre then this is an obvious choice for you.
#95. Wizard of Legend
Wizard of Legend is a pixel art hack and slash game with a rogue-lite element with one and only one mission, to become the Wizard of Legend.
Wizard of Legend rewards strategy and creativity more than anything, think your strategy first and you’ll reap the reward.
The combo feels fun and exciting every time you successfully execute them, but there is some learning curve to them.
Wizard of Legend is a fun multiplayer spell slinging adventure to play with your friends, with a fluid combat mechanic and rogue lite element that keeps the right balance of difficulty.
#94. Fast RMX
Reach blistering speeds in futuristic races in this expanded sequel of Fast Racing Neo.
Although this game has a different title, a lot of the content has been lifted from the Wii U game, Fast Racing Neo.
This Switch title contains all of the courses and characters from the original Wii U game, and adds twelve new courses into the mix.
The game is often compared to the highly popular racing series, F-Zero.
There are multiple modes of play, including a lengthy career mode, local and online competitive racing, and even a high-difficulty setting called “Hero Mode”.
If going 250 miles per hour is too slow for you, then Fast RMX should fit the bill nicely.
#93. Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
This inventive puzzle game tasks you with cutting shapes out of your gaming partner to solve a wide variety of wack scenarios.
Although Snipperclips can be played solo, the game was definitely developed with coop in mind.
Two players use a single Joy-con each, and control a character that is shaped like the Joy-con.
Players can cut pieces out of each other, changing their shape and providing different uses.
Each puzzle has a unique objective, and often requires ingenuity and strong cooperation to finish.
The inventive nature of the game’s mechanics and puzzles make this a highly creative game with plenty of leeway for solutions.
#92. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad
Explore new dungeons, unlock new costumes, and even ride a motorcycle in this large expansion to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
This expansion for Breath of the Wild features a bunch of fun and exciting content.
You can explore a brand new dungeon and defeat foes with a powerful new weapon known as the One-Hit Obliterator.
Everybody’s favorite owl friend Kass has a new quest for you to experience, as he attempts to complete songs left behind by his teacher.
Besides the new weapon and locations, you can now deck out your trusty steed with some new armor, as well as equip a variety of fun new costumes.
Most exciting of all, Link can now speed through Hyrule using the Master Cycle Zero, a powerful motorcycle.
#91. Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection
Experience one of the best fighting game franchises ever in all of its arcade glory.
Play numerous Street Fighter arcade games from over the years all in one place!
If you grew up around arcades, you probably have fond memories of Street Fighter.
This collection celebrates the game’s thirtieth birthday, and does so by presenting the entirety of its arcade run.
You’re able to play the original Street Fighter, most variants of Street Fighter II, and a wide variety of Street Fighter Alpha titles.
Each game is available in its original glory (and difficulty), and can be enjoyed offline.
Certain titles have online multiplayer included, so you’ll be able to test you abilities against other players online in a variety of classic fighters.
This great package gives you a ton of great fighting games in one place, and at a great price to boot.
#90. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors
A classic retro-style arcade game set in a dystopian world, where an evil dictator has corrupted the nation.
Fortunately, the rebel got a hold on some robot ninja prototype to overthrow the corrupt dictator.
Just like any other beat em up game, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors gives a satisfactory feeling each time you learn a difficult technique that can be applied in the game.
With 8 different levels, the game might be short but the fun is in replaying the game trying to be as fluid and as good as possible.
A true classic beat em up game, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a gift for those who miss the arcade gaming era.
#89. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Collect evidence, interview witnesses and defend your innocent client in the courtroom as Phoenix Wright, the notorious ace attorney.
The main selling point from this game is the logic puzzle, a satisfying experience each time you successfully connect the dot and solve the cases.
Great character writing also helps with the game immersion, alongside with fantastic animation for each character.
Overall a great game to test your deduction skill, a good laugh here and there, and an amazing storyline that holds you invested emotionally.
#88. The Gardens Between
Two childhood friends end up on an island based on their memories where everything is on a super extra-large size.
Manipulate time and space as they trying to discover what secret each island hold.
The game mechanic is stupidly simple but it covered up by the storytelling and surreal level design.
The game best suited up to play on a relaxing Sunday afternoon, since the game can be finished in three hours, but without a doubt, a beautiful three hours.
If you’re relaxing puzzle games with a fresh concept to play in between your ‘heavy’ games then The Gardens Between is the leading candidate.
#87. Baba Is You
Baba Is You is a manipulative puzzle adventure where you can interact and change the rule for each level, resulting in Christoper Nolan’s mindblown experience for each level.
The game sets a new bar for puzzle games, fresh new concepts and the developer successfully executed the idea.
A thought provoking game that left you wanting more each time you finish a puzzle.
Baba Is You is destined to be played on Switch portability, you’ll never know when and where an idea to finish the level you’ve been stuck on forever can pop up.
#86. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
The underdog king of 2D platforming is back again, and you must use Rayman’s disconnected arms and legs to hop across a variety of dangerous yet beautiful stages.
Although the Rayman series might not be as popular as something like Mario, it plays just as well.
This definitive version of the latest Rayman title features a great collection of exciting 2D sidescrolling levels, wherein you hop, punch, and glide your way through numerous obstacles.
There’s a plethora of unlockable content to find, as well as online leaderboards and daily challenges.
The extensive single player mode can also be played in coop, making it a great time both solo and with a friend.
Some of the game includes fantastic music stages, which will have you jumping and attacking to the beat.
This is an incredibly fun and challenging platformer that is guaranteed to have you hooked.
#85. BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
Jump, climb, rift or port your way past the obstacle in this inventive puzzle-platformer game.
In BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! you must think outside the box both literally and figuratively to save the world.
At a glance, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! might comes as a game that way too minimalist, but BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! proves that less is more.
Control two boxy characters on a single player or solve the puzzle together with friends in a fun co-op mode.
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a light, bit-sized chunk puzzle platforming game that worth every penny you spend.
#84. Valkyria Chronicles 4
Valkyria Chronicles 4 happen when you got no choice but to get dragged in a war between two influential nations.
Play as Claude Wallace, a commander of small nation army in between the roaring faction in an attempt to seize Empire’s capital and end the war once and for all.
If you’re looking for some challenge, Valkyria Chronicles 4 missions requires careful and strategic planning to be completed.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 presents a great storyline, well developed characters with a great voice acting and replayability for every completionist.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a standout in the sea of JRPG to this date, with a unique take on the story behind war.
#83. Katana ZERO
Katana ZERO is what you get when you combine neo-noir, cyberpunk, and samurai altogether.
Play as a battle-scarred war veteran with a weak grasp of time and reality as he does the dirty work for his therapist.
Katana ZERO gameplay is enjoyable, a fast paced one-hit kill game where every step matters with a twist on time slowing mechanic.
Soundtrack from this game is fantastic, experience a soundtrack that fits the whole aspect of the game in its execution.
Katana ZERO developer cares for the replayability of this game, there are speedrun mode, additional level and different weapon to try.
I really recommend this game to everyone who loves 2D action game.
Katana ZERO successfully implements the plot hole of gaming in general into the storyline itself in a fantastic and mind-blowing way as well.
Armello is a tabletop video game adaption with deep lore where you control artsy animal trying to topple the ruler.
A digital board game experience, Armello delivers the fun of board games and fuses it with the accessibility of a console.
Play the game with an AI or with a friend with a weekly spin on the game narrative.
For a board game, the lore in this game is shockingly deep and keeps you absorbed into the world of Armello.
Overall, an intriguing ‘board game’ influenced game that delivers an atmospheric element and immersion that can be hard to find on regular board games.
#81. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion
Octo Expansion is a downloadable single player campaign for Splatoon 2 set two years after the event in the first game, where you play as Octoling, a new character who apparently had amnesia.
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion might be an expansion on its core, but it provides an even better single player campaign than the original.
Unlock additional character to play on multiplayer once you finish the expansion.
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion must put a warning on a deceptively simple looking level, but it is quite challenging and would need several tries to complete.
#80. Overcooked! 2
Your favorite Hell Kitchen’s simulator has returned.
Travel back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your trusted team of master chefs in this cooking mayhem and kitchen frenzy series.
A casual looking game with a Dark Soul level of frustration, Overcooked! 2 might look like your relaxing and light games, but deep down it is a game of destruction.
Overcooked! 2 takes a co-op game experience to the max, to have the slightest bit of success in this game, you need to have impeccable coordination with your teammate.
Overcooked! 2 is the closest you can be to yell at your friends or partner for a valid reason and will test your bond within each other.
#79. Ring Fit Adventure
Finally, the long-awaited game by every introvert couch potato has come to Switch.
Now you don’t need to go outside to exercise, explore and exercise your way through more than a hundred levels in this exercise based adventure game.
Everybody knows that excessive gaming might be not the best for your health, Ring Fit Adventure answers with a solid game that can fit in within your hectic schedule while simultaneously keeps you healthy.
While Wii fit from the old Nintendo release feels like a working out app with a hint of gaming, Ring Fit Adventure is the opposite, it is a role-playing game with an exercise as its mechanic.
Ring Fit Adventure might be not the direct substitute for working out properly, but it is a fun game that seamlessly puts physical activity back in the menu for any gamer.
#78. Disgaea 5 Complete
An evil demon lord named Void Dark has grown to power after destroying various Netherworlds.
While under the Void Dark’s reign, powerful Netherworld entities prepare to strike back.
This version of Disgaea 5 contains all of the released content for the game, including all post-released downloadable content.
Unfortunately, it does not contain any new content besides this DLC.
The game sees your character traveling to various Netherworlds in an attempt to rally troops.
This more powerful game can display up to 100 characters on screen at once.
There are new playable character classes, as well as a range of new features added into the series.
You can team up with another character for specialty duo attacks, as well as execute new powerful attacks called Maougis.
#77. Dragon Quest Builders
The world from the original Dragon Quest title, Alefgard, has been destroyed.
You are a builder, and are tasked with reforming the once majestic kingdom into its former glory.
This game borrows gameplay mechanics from Minecraft and uses them to flesh out its fantasy world.
Like Minecraft, you’ll spend time gathering resources from a variety of locations.
You then use your acquired resources to build up bases, towns, and other buildings.
You’ll encounter traditional Dragon Quest enemies like slimes, which you must defeat to ensure survival.
In addition to fending off enemies, you’ll also have to keep healthy by eating and getting enough rest.
This game does a great job taking the exciting world of Dragon Quest and injecting it with a good dose of creativity.
#76. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure
Donkey Kong and his rabbid friends must embark on an adventure to a land far far away to defeat the menace Rabbid Kong in this newest Donkey Kong Adventure.
The DLC brings a fresh take on the original game for the fans.
It is like a side quest for every campaign, less daunting but still holds what is best from the original title.
New abilities to try that offer more possibilities for combo and its execution.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure is a lesson for budding game developers on how to make an interesting DLC and going underwhelming or overboard while you’re at it.
#75. Subsurface Circular
An android detective working in the subway system learns of a disappearance.
He decides to take on the case, which unveils a surprisingly complex mystery.
This interesting game takes its inspiration from classic text adventure games.
The game is presented in a three dimensional world and from a third person perspective, and follows the android detective on his mission.
You explore the subway as you see fit, engaging in conversations, finding items, and solving puzzles when necessary.
The gameplay is a bit light besides the interesting puzzles, and the experience focuses more on the story than anything else.
The mystery being told is interesting and exciting, and well worth your time and brain power.
A ‘dark’ themed puzzle-platformer game about a boy who’s searching for his sister in the “LIMBO”.
The graphic in this game is simple, in that simplicity, it successfully explains the narrative of the game.
LIMBO has a dark atmosphere to it, with an eerie and mysterious soundtrack to follow you as you travel through LIMBO alone.
Each puzzle and each level will complement the minimalist story slowly, and by the end, you’ll get a good grasp of what’s going on throughout your journey.
#73. Killer Queen Black
A casual and hasty PVP multiplayer game where you play as a queen or a worker to defend your hive and destroy other player’s hive.
Killer Queen Black is simple enough to understand but tough to master with a complex mechanic allowing for spectacular play and moment.
Three different ways of victory to strategize with your teammate, transitioning from each path of victory can be done seamlessly in quick succession.
Just like any other competitive multiplayer game, the meta keeps shifting, bringing a fresh and new strategy to the gameplay.
#72. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
A young boy named Oliver experiences unexplainable phenomena since his mom passed away.
Apparently, he is the chosen one and must travel to save the world.
The Studio Ghibli’s influence from the art design is very distinctive and boy it is eye pleasing.
Move freely in the battlefield, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch uses a free combat mode for you to re-strategize yourself on the battlefield.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is definitely up there with other JRPG in terms of gameplay quality and storyline, a good gateway game for anyone new to the JRPG.
#71. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country
Set five hundred years before the event in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a group of the notorious warrior must stop evil Malos to save mankind from doom.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is an expansion to already huge content of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
New characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is well developed and interesting, a good sign for a DLC.
The story narrative is even better from the base game, not to mention the overall better performance and much faster gameplay making this a must have DLC to complete the game.
#70. The Lion’s Song
A tale of a young and talented musician struggling with her writers’ block.
Trying to find solitude, Wilma escapes the hustling and bustling of a city to a solitary cabin in the middle of Europe.
Will she find her rhythm and inspiration to finish her musical masterpiece in time?
The Lion’s Song is a simple point and clicks visual novel game that will immerse you in the twentieth century of Vienna.
The game narrative accurately depicts the main character struggle upon struggling with a writers’ block.
Although there are better games in the story department, The Lion’s Song made it up with a stunning visual and unique theme of young artist struggle.
#69. Battle Chef Brigade
Become one of the worlds greatest chefs by exploring the land and gathering your own ingredients.
Then, craft your delicious recipes in match-three puzzle battles!
Battle Chef Brigade mixes a lot of influences together and still manages to be amazing.
The game will have you engaging in tough match-three puzzle battles, wherein you’ll match certain colored blocks together to cook food.
You can prepare for these battles by scouring the land for exotic ingredients, which plays out in a 2D side-scrolling fashion.
The storyline is over the top and heavily inspired by anime, and it feels a lot like a television show about a food competition.
Generally speaking, this game mixes up a bunch of fun ideas and ends up being an incredibly fun crossover.
#68. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Our beloved Captain Toad is the main Protagonist in this puzzle adventure game.
Track your treasure through a vast environment from smoldering volcano to haunted houses.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker perfectly made for handheld, offering a refreshing break from other story-heavy games.
For a puzzle game, the levels are not challenging enough, but not every game is meant to be challenging right?
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker gives a story to a side character in the universe of Mario World, and Nintendo did it brilliantly.
#67. Pokemon Sword
An all-time classic, Pokemon has come to Switch, this time with a new roster of pocket monster to catch and a new region to explore.
Travel to the Galar region, challenge the antagonist team Yell and encounter the mysterious legendary Pokemon.
Pokémon Sword introducing some new upgrade in the quality of life, while still retaining the core mechanic of the classic game.
The majority of Pokemon design is well done, with several type being a stand out performer.
Pokémon Sword and Shield is the first game in the Pokemon series transition to console, while it maybe tough to label it with a legendary status, Pokémon Sword and Shield proves that Pokemon game still has its place in modern gaming.
#66. Pinball FX3
Play a variety of amazing pinball machines, most of which are based on highly popular media licenses like movies and television shows.
Virtual pinball has never been better, and Pinball FX3 shows us just how much that is true.
The game features an insane collection of fantastic pinball tables, each with their own modes, highscores to beat, and leaderboards to post your scores on.
There’s a wide variety of themes for the pinball tables, including popular licenses like Star Wars, Marvel superheroes, and cartoon classics.
Whether you’re smashing ramps in The Walking Dead Pinball, hanging out with your favorite cartoons in South Park Pinball, or enjoying some horror movie madness with Aliens Pinball, Pinball FX3 has any kind of pinball table you could want.
#65. Final Fantasy VII
Cloud and new rebellious organization, Avalanche, must stop a mega-corporation, from depleting earth’s natural resource and destroying the environment.
Final Fantasy VII is a fan favorite, with it being the first Final Fantasy rendered in 3D.
Expect 60 hours of legendary adventure from Cloud and friends with lots of hidden secret and brilliant ending.
While the graphic maybe not on par with other RPG games on Switch, the fact that this title holds a legendary title might be enough to make you overlook the graphic.
#64. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
A young salvager named Rex takes on a mission to aid some people trying to salvage an ancient ship.
When he discovers a powerful weapon, his life changes permanently.
This expansive and exciting RPG takes place in the beautiful open world of Alrest.
Your journey takes you down to the watery lands, the cloudy cities above, and even more amazing locations.
The gameplay plays out like any other standard RPG; you control one character out of your party, engaging in tactical battles with numerous foes.
There’s a new system in this sequel that deals with the Blades, a group of beings that deliver powerful weapons to use in combat.
The exciting exploration and lengthy story makes this a treasure trove of excellent RPG content.
#63. Splatoon 2
The power source that keeps Inkopolis up and running has been stolen by the evil Octarians yet again.
A rookie inkling joins forces with a pop idol in an effort to foil the plans of those who stole it.
Splatoon 2‘s colorful nature and wacky combat is a great departure from the more violent shooting games of this modern era.
You play as an Inkling, a semi-aquatic being that can shoot ink out of their guns and then swim through it.
This also plays into the major mechanics of the game, which has you shooting and swimming through a variety of levels in its story-driven campaign.
The game also has a dedicated online community, so it’s easy to find opponents to play competitively against.
As you work your way through the online battlefield, your inkling will level up, unlocking new weapons and costumes to express yourself with.
#62. Puyo Puyo Tetris
Two of the most historical puzzle game franchise, Tetris and Puyo Puyo, get mixed together in this monumental crossover title.
It’s no secret that Tetris is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games.
That sentiment rings true for Puyo Puyo as well.
Both games revolve around fitting colored tiles together to achieve big combos and clear the board.
This crossover allows you to play both games in a variety of modes, as well as a special mode that combines both games together.
There’s a seemingly endless amount of content for both group and solo play.
All in all, the game has hundreds upon hundreds of hours of excellent puzzle gameplay for you and your friends.
#61. Torchlight II
Following the success from the first game, the Diablo clone action RPG is back with various upgrades from the first series.
Torchlight II is a stupidly fun Diablo alternative that picks up a goofy and lighter approach in the story.
Maximum replayability with four different classes and three different class trees to explore for each playthrough and the NG+ mode to keep you challenged.
Exploring dungeon and finishing levels feels rewarding with a generous loot and war chest.
#60. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Shipwrecked in a mysterious island, Adol must rally the other survivor to survive, unravel the secret behind the isolated island and defeat savage beast living on the island.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA features an island with astounding scenery and exciting to explore, calling you to step on every inch of the island anytime you play the game.
It provides a generous amount of content with a solid sixty hours of adventure and exploring the island.
The story has a great pace from the start to finish, combine it with interesting character and soundtrack then you got a complete JRPG that made up its shortcoming in the graphic.
#59. Octopath Traveler
Eight different adventurers with their own different stories must band together on a journey to find themselves in the vast region of Orsterra.
Every adventurer has different skill to interact with environments which make exploration very rewarding.
Epic final boss concludes the storyline of all eight characters, an epic way for a send off.
Octopath Traveler while not comparable with Final Fantasy series, is still a must for any RPG fans, with a solid story and unique as well as mature character.
A fresh alternative in the sea of JRPG.
Play both as a profit-oriented shopkeeper and thrill-seeking adventurer in Moonlighter.
Moonlighter is a rogue-lite indie game that brings a powerful relatable story about shopkeepers who personally dreaming of becoming a brave adventurer.
Moonlighter is both a casual shop tycoon game and an action rogue-lite RPG.
Satisfying gameplay with various upgrades, equipment, and loots that you can merchandise.
Moonlighter fast paced nature is suited for any casual gamer who would like to try dungeon crawling games.
#57. Dark Souls Remastered
A genre-defining game that has been frustrated millions of players since it releases comes to Switch.
Play as cursed undead locked on asylum in a God-defying attempt to save humanity from ‘hollowing’.
Dark Souls lore is deeply ingrained through the worlds’ item and NPC, making exploration worthwhile.
The boss fight, although challenging will give rewarding and memorable feelings by the time you beat them.
Dark Souls is a cult classic for its unforgiving gameplay mechanic and expect you to get up and learn from mistakes you made, just like in real life.
#56. Yoku’s Island Express
You’re the new postmaster on Yoku Island, and you must deliver the mail to the best of your abilities.
There’s just one problem; you’re a beetle who rolls a ball around and cannot jump.
This lighthearted and colorful adventure is a mixture of “metroidvania” mechanics and classic pinball gameplay.
You work your way across the large world of Yoku Island, meeting fun characters and working hard at your job delivering parcels.
This can be a bit difficult, as your character cannot jump; instead they simply move left and right.
Luckily, the world is littered with pinball-like boards, wherin you fling yourself around collecting fruits.
The gameplay is addictive and enjoyable, and the end result is a wonderful mixture of adventuring and pinball.
#55. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
A path of two friends intertwined in the most unsettling manner as the existence of the universe depends on their hands.
Definitive Edition adds two playable characters into the game.
Some dialogue and jokes provide some humorous and memorable moments throughout the game.
Enjoyable combat mechanic, not too foolishly simple but not too complicated either.
On the whole, Tales of Vesperia is a solid first game for anyone who wants to try Tales series or JRPG in general.
#54. Hotline Miami Collection
Walk the path of serial shooter rampaging through the street of 1989 Miami in this brutal and fast paced synthwave shooter.
Hotline Miami hooks you right from the start with its fast-paced approach and an amazing soundtrack that gets you in the zone.
It rewards trial and error, as you can sense the progression for each time you replay a level.
Hotline Miami is on a league of its own on creating atmosphere, utilizing the soundtrack, art style, and gameplay into a game that anyone can enjoy, even for nongamers.
#53. Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack is a combo adventure to complete your Pokemon game series, complete your pokemon and character rooster as you travel Galar region.
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack provides anyone with a Daynamax Crystal a new currency in Pokemon game.
Start the raid battle for Jangmo-o and Larvitar earlier in the game.
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack is perfect for anyone wants to buy and share Pokemon game and reap some benefit from buying both.
#52. Pokemon Shield
With the same concept from its predecessor, Pokemon Shield offer difference rooster and gym leader to fight, all within the same world and same mechanic.
Just like the Pokemon series before, Pokemon Shield offers exclusive rooster of pocket monster to catch from its counterpart.
Trade and complete your pocket monster collection with Pokemon Sword owner.
Don’t get confused by the name, Pokemon Shield is the same as Pokemon Sword and it has been a tradition from Nintendo to release two versions of Pokemon for each series.
#51. Resident Evil 4
In this fourth iteration of Resident Evil series, Leon S. Kennedy tasked on a special mission to rescue the kidnapped daughter of President of the United States.
Going up against the mysterious cult of Los Illuminados, Leon must fight frightening creatures and brainwashed villagers in rural Europe.
Resident Evil 4 is a transition from a horror survival game from the first three into an action horror game.
Lots of replay value with the new mode, unlockable, costume to challenge and keeps it fresh after you finished.
You can’t go wrong with Resident Evil 4, to this date still one of the best action games thanks to the level design, epic boss fight, and innovative gameplay in its time of release.
Tap to the beat and refine your musical skills in this active and at times overwhelming rhythm game.
VOEZ looks similar to other dancing-based rhythm games.
As the song plays out, diamond shapes approach you on a static track, and you must tap the diamonds along with the beat of the song.
Since you’re playing this game with your fingers and not your feet, this opens up an exciting amount of gameplay difficulty.
As you progress through the game’s extensive list of EDM and Japanese-inspired songs, the game starts expanding and throwing more complex patterns at you.
By the final stages, you’ll be feverishly tapping to the beat in a hypnotic trance.
When war breaks loose, a young queen Mercia must escape and find new allies in the unlikely-est of place to save her kingdom.
Wargroove packed a solid singleplayer campaign, arcade mode, puzzle mode and online multiplayer mode under one game.
The diversity of the units is mesmerizing, you got flying, aquatic, amphibious, transportation, and siege units with its own weakness to exploit.
Wargroove allows you to be creative, designing your map and campaign to share with fellow players.
#48. Untitled Goose Game
Have you ever wanted to ditch all your possession and just become a goose, quacking around, pranking, stealing and spoiling everyone’s day in a calm unsuspecting village?
For a supposedly humorous light game, Untitled Goose Game is well designed and the puzzles are clever.
The minimalist graphic combined with a charming soundtrack really adds to the nuance of the environment.
Untitled Goose Game flawlessly presents a somewhat absurd premise into a game full of surprises and unique experiences.
#47. Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy audio surf game about the heartbreak of a young woman.
Ride, shoot and dance your way in this rhythm-based runner game to save three Gods by taking down biker gangs with a charming customized soundtrack and trippy game design.
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a trippy audio surf game with a compelling story and tear-jerker moment in the end.
An imaginative game with incredible music and creative visual throughout the game.
While the content is relatively short, Sayonara Wild Hearts will keep you coming back simply for the amazing experience and journey the game delivers.
#46. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
A portal between the Mushroom Kingdom and the Rabbids world has been opened, mixing the two together.
It’s now up to Mario and company to figure out how to reverse this mix up.
Despite the cute and cuddly characters that are in this game, Mario + Rabbids is a highly tactical turn-based game that will require strategy and forward thinking.
You assemble a team of character, each with their own special abilities and powers.
Then, you position the characters on the battlefield at strategic points, cornering your enemies and dealing damage.
The game’s complex mechanics are explained slowly and with time, making it a relatively easy experience to understand.
However, don’t be confused, this is a Mario title for the more grown up fans.
#45. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
A remastered version of a timeless classic comes to Switch.
Yuna and Tidus must embark on an adventure beyond the world of Spira to save Spira from Sin, the evil menace, before he carried out his sinister plan.
Relive your Final Fantasy X memory with a stunning high definition monster and characters.
Very rich in content, the main storyline is only 40% of what this game has to offer.
This remastered version brings justice to the original as it keeps the game up to date and suitable in terms of look for the new generation.
Navigate through a beautifully crafted world of GRIS with no words ever spoken or text ever showed.
A calming gaming experience that will absorb you into the game.
GRIS delivers a moving story about grieving and moving on from the loved one.
The beautiful soundtrack and majestic visual combined to make GRIS a roller coaster ride of emotion.
Play GRIS if you’re ready to feel emotional and to think about the meaning of life, and lesson from every step you take.
#43. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Vaan, a young man who lost his family to war, and Princess Ashe, the remaining royal family from the Dalmascan kingdom, soon find their fate intertwined as their wishes and fantasies will alter the fate of a nation.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is very rich in terms of side content, there are things to do and find beside the main mission.
With the best combat system in an RPG, it is really easy to spend hours trying to min-maxing your character.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a remastered game done well, a great game for nostalgia on your handheld.
#42. Freedom Planet
The Kingdom Stone which holds planet Avalice in peace for years has weakened and war is imminent.
Join Lilac and her friend on their attempt to restore peace into the land and elude agonizing alien attack on Avalice.
Freedom Planet is a game that let you explore the game to find hidden secret and treasure along with the level.
Three playable characters with different moveset and ability adding some depth to the game.
The story is enjoyable, every character is well laid out, amazing graphic and additional game mode beside adventure to keep you hooked to the game.
#41. Ape Out
A rampaging primate is on the loose, and the theme song of choice is jazz.
Ape Out is a rhythmic top-down indie game, where you control an escaping ape, rush your way through the tight corridor and labyrinth while smashing any guard in sight trying to stop your escape.
Ape Out art style is aesthetically pleasing, giving the game a strong indie vibe.
Simple, short but sweet.
Ape Out is a simple and fun four chapters story that will take around half an hour per chapter.
Ape Out is a blast to play, the fluid explosive gameplay combined with a fast-paced jazz drum is a fresh and unique encounter.
#40. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
A prisoner narrowly escapes with his life after a dragon interrupts his execution.
This sets in motion an epic story that sees a destined hero realizing their place in a huge fantasy world.
Heralded by many as one of the best RPGS of the modern era, Skyrim gives the player a ton of choice.
Your character grows more powerful as you use certain skills, meaning that you will naturally become stronger as you play the way you like.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of unique quests and dungeons to complete, as well as a fully fleshed out main quest that deals with a local civil war.
You can join a variety of guilds and complete their quests, such as the Fighters, Assassin’s, Thieves, and Mage’s guild.
There’s just so much stuff to do in Skyrim that you’ll never become bored, and you’re likely to spend hundreds of hours in the world of Skyrim before you notice any repeats.
#39. Tetris 99
It is your classic Tetris but it is battle royale.
Outplay your opponent and craft your winning strategy to be the last man standing.
A battle royale formated ninety-nine players online Tetris to be crown the king of Tetris.
Knocking out your opponent while trying to defend yourself feels rewarding.
Tetris 99 is a new unique way to experience Tetris, it is chaotic, adrenaline-pumping and addictive.
#38. Sonic Mania
Sonic and his friends are back for another retro trip through his colorful world.
With a mixture of classic and new stages, this is a throwback Sonic title you shouldn’t miss!
The Sonic franchise has had it’s fair share of blunders lately, but Sonic Mania rights all of those wrongs.
This amazing Sonic game brings us back to yesteryear, as the graphics are more reminiscent of Sonic’s time on the Sega Genesis.
The game features a combination of both classic Sonic levels and brand new ones, offering a good mixture of familiar and exciting new content.
You can play both singleplayer and coop, and the game also lets you choose what character you want to play as.
There are ton of collectibles and secrets to find, giving Sonic Mania an infinite level of replayability.
Plainly put, this might just be the best Sonic game of all time.
#37. Just Shapes & Beats
As the name suggest Just Shapes & Beats are game about shapes and beats with a hint of flying bullet in all direction.
Evade, run and die repeatedly to the beat in this fun co-op party game.
Just Shapes & Beats stay true to its name, a simple-looking bullet-hell game, but what lies beneath is a perfectly polished game with a pleasing audio-visual stimulation throughout the game.
Challenge mode and better yet, multiplayer will challenge you right after you finish the story mode.
Just Shapes & Beats is at its best when paired with your best headphone, or even better your living room speaker, turn the volume to max and enjoy a pleasant musical gaming experience.
#36. VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
In the post-dystopia world ruled by the corporate, you’re not the hero destined to save the world from corruption.
You play as a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, a small bar in the downtown of Glitch City.
Just like any visual novel game, VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action feels like watching a sci-fi anime drama about life and whatnot.
The story progression depends on what and how you serve your drinks, not about your dialogue option.
Overall, VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is your go-to for a visual novel game on Switch, interesting story, aesthetically pleasing, delightful synthwave soundtrack and likable characters.
#35. Dragon Quest Builders 2
The evil descendant, Hargon has wiped all creativity source from the world, allowing only destruction to thrive.
Embark on an adventure in the isle of awakening as you learn to craft and find building recipes, to rebuild the world and annihilate Hargon once and for all.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a mix of Minecraft, Harvest Moon, and Terraria combined on an RPG style game.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 fit the Switch characteristic with its chill, creative and slow-paced gameplay, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Improving core gameplay and fixing all the flaws from the first game, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an overall solid game for Switch that any Switch fans don’t want to miss out.
#34. Lumines Remastered
Critically acclaimed beat puzzle games arrive on Switch, a block drop ala Tetris game infused with techno-trance music beat.
Playing Lumines Remastered, you’ll need some adjustment to get used to, especially if you play Tetris.
It looked liked Tetris but different, easy to learn but hard to master.
Various modes such as endless, puzzle, arcade, mission and battle mode will keep things fresh and ensure long hours of gameplay.
Highly recommended if you like some laidback rhythm-based puzzle game.
Quite hard to get used to at first, but once you got it nailed down, Lumines Remastered is a fun game to pick up from time to time.
#33. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Ghostbuster but this time it’s Luigi!
Luigi invited to a haunted hotel where Mario and the other gone missing.
Luigi must overcome his fear and hunt down all the ghosts to save his best friend.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 has all the great features from the previous two iterations and adding new elements to make this game fabulous.
No levels were the same in Luigi’s Mansion 3.
I think we can empathize with Luigi, venturing to an unknown room full of ghost don’t know what to expect is a frightening experience.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is thrilling, charming, frightening, with challenging boss fights and puzzles.
Anyone who plays the original will loves this game, and the newcomer will be tempted to try the first two.
#32. Night in the Woods
College drop-out Mae returns to her home town of Possum Springs, where she laments on her situation and considers the finer points of life.
However, townspeople have been disappearing lately, and Mae quickly finds herself tangled in the mysterious and confusing happenings.
If you’re looking for a heartwarming, suspenseful, and incredibly charming story, than look no further than this indie darling.
Night in the Woods tells the story of Mae and her friends, a group of ragtag misfits living in modern suburbia.
You spend your time chatting with friends and choosing who to hang out with, which builds up the strength of each individual friendship.
As you experience Mae’s life (told through sidescrolling exploration and dialogue), you’ll quickly uncover an odd conspiracy tied into the town’s creepy backstory.
Night in the Woods is absolutely fantastic, with great music, fantastic visuals, and an irresistibly addictive mystery.
#31. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
A knight wielding a shovel travels across a medieval land, facing off against other powerful knights in an effort to save the world.
This fantastic indie game recalls classic action platformers like Mega Man and Castlevania.
The insanely colorful game takes you across a number of themed levels, with fun and memorable bosses.
The controls are tight and responsive, and the basic attacks and digging mechanics are incredibly easy to pick up.
The game is challenging in a satisfying way, striking a perfect balance of difficulty.
Even better, Shovel Knight includes other game modes that are essentially full games themselves.
You can play an entire prequel campaign in the form of Specter of Torment, or play a modified version of the original game as Plague Knight.
This pixel art indie is an absolute masterpiece, and should be played by anyone who is a fan of retro sidescrollers.
#30. Rocket League
One of the most popular competitive games ever made, Rocket League mixes fast paced racing with the world’s most popular sport… soccer.
Rocket League is impressive due to its staying power, the consistent updates from developers, and highly active community.
Despite the game’s age, Rocket League continues to be one of the most popular competitive games both casually and in the eSports scene.
The game is deceptively simple; you play a game of soccer using race cars.
There are also tons addition modes like Hockey, Basketball, and the hilarious Rumble mode.
There are hundreds of unlockables in the game, including new cars, boost trails, and a plethora of cosmetics.
There’s nothing quite like it, and Rocket League has proven that it’s here to stay.
#29. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong and his family are threatened when the ice-wielding Snowmads threaten to invade his homeland.
It’s up to DK and his awesome platforming skills to save the day.
This Wii U game was amazing when it was first released, and the Switch version adds even more awesome features.
You can now play as Funky Kong, who offers a slightly more forgiving difficulty than the original game.
Funky Kong has a bit of extra health, can glide through the air, and is even unaffected by spike traps.
This more powerful character alleviates a bit of the challenge of the original game, which was well known for its surprisingly tough difficulty.
You’ll jump and roll through a variety of awesome looking levels across the game’s multiple worlds, before taking on the Snowmads in their frosty kingdom.
This is a great game for those looking for a colorful platforming challenge.
#28. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition
Geralt of Rivia adventure on a handheld experience.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt put you on the latest ‘butcher of Blaviken’ mission to track prophecy child who posses otherwordly power capable of destroying the world.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers unmatched storytelling experience in the gaming industry.
For a AAA game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt runs smoothly on Switch, ensuring an enjoyable handheld gaming experience.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is another must-have title on Switch.
A legendary RPG that will be talked for years to come.
#27. The Messenger
A young ninja apprentice must deliver an urgent scroll package to ensure his clan legacy survives from raiding demon army.
Plunge to a mind-twisting time travel ninja adventure with a tight-packed action and epic ninja adventure.
The Messenger has an amazing narrative with a twist in every corner, be it in terms of story and the gameplay itself.
The Messenger features a lengthy campaign, a lovely soundtrack with neat and challenging level design.
Undoubtedly one of the best indie game on Switch, The Messenger is a proof that there is still some value that can be added to the saturated retro platforming genre.
#26. Astral Chain
Extradimensional enemy has threatened to invade our earth.
As a special unit police corps called Legion, it is your job to solve these cases and investigate the secret behind this extradimensional threat before they launch a full-scale attack to earth.
Although seemingly looked like consist of different genres, Astral Chain is an action game at heart and a good one at it.
Astral Chain victoriously executed detective mechanic with a tight and thrilling action-oriented combat.
The game visual and representation is phenomenal and adding another incentive to return after you finished the game.
#25. Axiom Verge
A scientist named Trace awakens on an alien world, and is asked to hunt down a dangerous scientist.
He sets off to explore the interesting land of Sudra, a land of giant machines and harmful creatures.
This indie game is heavily inspired by games like Metroid and Castlevania, and sees your character traveling across a maze-like map.
As you explore the alien world of Sudra, you’ll unlock new abilties and weapons that will allow you to reach previously inaccessible places.
The game has awesome looking retro graphics that fit its tone, and there’s a good amount of difficulty to boot.
Finding and experimenting with new weapons is tons of fun, and the world is incredibly interesting to explore.
If you’re a fan of classic games like Metroid, than this is totally the game for you.
#24. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
Hyrule needs our help once again, a mysterious man uses the magical flute to put Hyrule into chaos.
Travel across Hyrule and defeat the four henchmen to restore order into Hyrule in this rhythmic action-adventure game.
A new fresh and unique Zelda game in a rhythm-based movement, inspiring and continuously fun.
Exploring, traveling and uncovering the map is rewarding and has an incentive.
It brings back the classic Zelda game spirit with its soundtrack and wonderfully crafted art.
#23. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Awaken far away from his homeland, Hyrule, Link must find a way out from this mysterious island.
Met fascinating characters and tap into the island secret in this beloved Zelda games.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening upgrading the looks but still maintaining what makes the original a great game.
Just as the original, Koholint island looks detailed and very immersive, and the puzzle is challenging as ever.
Grab this game if you are new to the Zelda series or a veteran who wanted some nostalgia from the original Zelda game.
#22. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
World greatest leader’s throughout history racing to build an empire that can stand the test of time.
Decide your path to world domination and establish your nation, from the stone age to robotic age.
Stand toe to toe with other historical leaders and raise the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI builds upon its predecessor and polishes the gameplay into an addictive game.
Switch version comes with the basic vanilla game, while it is great but the DLC is where Civilization VI shines.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is perfect for veteran and newcomer alike, thanks to the portability that Switch brings to the table.
#21. Katamari Damacy REROLL
When your almighty King of All Cosmos messed up the stars in the sky, he throws the responsibility to you, his son to fix his mistake and put twinkly little stars back to where it belongs.
Katamari Damacy REROLL might have a bizarre premise and whacky gameplay but it is one of the funniest and hilarious gaming experiences ever.
The gameplay is short, about six to 7 hours, but it precisely hit all the marks, leaving you with a big grin on your face after finishing the game.
Creative and original gameplay with some sick sense of humor and fantastic art, Katamari REROLL brings you once in a lifetime gaming experience.
#20. Super Mario Maker 2
Good old Super Mario with a hint of creative remark.
Super Mario Maker 2 lets you delve into classic Super Mario world while creating your own course, and sharing it with the world.
The only limit is your creativity.
A true unlimited content, a new course from other creators to try and get inspired from, is always available.
The story mode is worthy of another solo title, and also a great introduction to how level design works.
It is amazing how Super Mario Maker 2 managed to package all these solid gameplay under one title and still keeping it fun around every corner.
#19. SteamWorld Dig 2
A robot named Dorothy travels to the town of El Machino, where she searches for Rusty, the protagonist of the original game.
This leads her on an adventure that sees her digging through a mine, upgrading her powers, and collecting precious resources for cash.
Steamworld Dig 2 tells an interesting narrative while expanding upon the addictive gameplay of the original game.
You control Dorothy, a robot who explores a deep mine searching for her pal Rusty.
As you dig deeper into the mine, you’ll find resources that you can sell for cash.
This allows Dorothy to gain new abilities and upgrades, which aid her in progression.
This results in a highly addictive gameplay loop that makes you feels stronger with each new delve.
As you discover more of the mine’s secrets and the narrative grows more complex, Steamworld Dig 2 quickly becomes impossible to put down.
#18. Minecraft: Switch Edition
Explore a world teeming with life that encourages endless creativity and where the limit is your imagination.
Minecraft is easily on of the most popular games of all time, and the Nintendo Switch is the perfect home for this creative adventure.
In the game, you explore randomly generated worlds, collecting resources and building your own inventions.
This version of the game features Nintendo specific game elements, allowing you to recreate scenes from your favorite Nintendo games.
The massive online world of Minecraft is made even larger thanks to cross-play, which allows you to play with other console and computer players.
For many people, Minecraft is like a home away from home, where they are free to express themselves and explore to their heart’s content.
#17. Dead Cells
Experience a fresh stimulating 2D action roguelite metroidvania game.
You are a failed lab experiment on a cursed island trying to comprehend what is happening.
Dead Cells is a roguevania game interconnected level but with the permadeath from roguelike game.
Semi sandbox experience, Dead Cells don’t handholding your hand for the game progression.
Decide which path you gonna take, whatever suits your playstyle, each with their own style of level and enemy.
Scattered across the world are hidden passages and secret rooms where the story of the game is told.
A solid action-packed game with smooth control that will reward deaths and great replayability value, thanks to the procedurally generated level.
#16. Diablo III: Eternal Collection
The end is near, arm yourself up as heaven and hell clash and humanity is standing in the crossroad.
Slay awaken corpse, seraphim, and occultist as the army from hell coming to take what is rightfully theirs.
Who would’ve thought a Diablo game would excel in a handheld environment.
A fun hack and slash game to play while lounging around that promised hundreds of hours of fun exploring, looting and destroying the demonic army.
A successful port ensures high-performance gameplay, even in the messiest of battle, Diablo III will steadily run at sixty frames per second.
#15. Okami HD
Experience Japanese folktale and lore in a beautiful Japanese ink art style world.
Help Amaterasu the sun goddess to restore Nippon to its former glory.
Okami HD is an original game in terms of graphical style with its Japanese ink style.
Clever dialogue despite the epic scale on which the game takes on, keep the game lights and fun.
The game drew many of its gameplay to a Zelda franchise with some painting features to set both apart.
Okami HD is an underrated game that deserves more love just by the sheer story and exploration aspect itself.
Blast ships to smithereens in this incredibly challenging and endlessly replayable shoot ’em up.
Ikaruga is pure fun and excitement, and it’s a fantastic game to play with a friend.
The concept is pretty basic; you control a spaceship at the bottom of the screen, shooting down enemy ships at the top of the screen.
You can swap the color of your ship between white and black, which absorbs enemy bullets depending on their color.
After the first few minutes of gameplay, Ikaruga quickly becomes a shower of bullets and mayhem.
Despite its insanely hard difficulty, Ikaruga is tons of fun to play and a great challenge time and time again.
The game feels incredibly tight and responsive, and the ability to swap ship colors never gets boring.
This classic arcade shoot ’em up remains fun years after its release, and the Nintendo Switch gives it an awesome boost in portability.
#13. Star Wars Pinball
There is a great disturbance on the force. It is Star Wars on a pinball in the galaxy far far away.
Finally, a Star Wars game franchise comes to Switch shaped in a ball hitting adventure.
It might be a pinball game, but it has a campaign mode and story to the game as well as replay value.
Tons of reference from Star Wars franchise, the perfect game for a life-long Jedi wannabe.
A supportive online community brought an online tournament every week that you can be part of.
Cuphead is a classic run and shoots game with a classic 1930s’ visual.
Pay your contract with the devil while saving your friend from the evil clutches.
A game heavily focused on the boss battle as the fun part with weapon and item you can buy to aid you in the battle.
This game packs a real challenge for a seemingly laidback casual game.
You’ll die hundreds of times trying to memorize the boss pattern.
A fresh-looking game with its classical music soundtrack and theme will keep you hooked even though you had enough of dying.
A grade-based level scoring will make you come back to achieve the perfect score that requires you to pull off some crazy feat.
#11. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
In the land of Fodlan, Three kingdoms are on the edge and war seems inevitable.
You’ll play as ex academy student from each Kingdom, whose friendship tested by the war.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses use a clever mechanic of school to get you to feel connected to every character you’ll play in the game.
Every character is important because they are was once your students.
A selection of three campaigns and more than a hundred hours of gameplay combined.
It is a combination of a social sim and turn-based tactical game that mashed into a surprisingly splendid game.
#10. Hollow Knight
Dive and forge your own path into the forgotten insect kingdom.
Explore intricate cavern in this livid hand-drawn world as the Hollow Knight, unraveling the mystery and evil within.
Hollow Knight delivers a truly sublime gaming experience not many games can achieve.
A sense of progression, compelling narratives, freedom of choice, beautiful level design an art, is what you can expect from Hollow Knight.
The City of Tears is a wonderful world and forever will be remembered long after you finish the game.
Hollow Knight is more than a game, and playing it for the first time is an experience you wish you can relive.
INSIDE is a narrative centered 2D puzzle platformer, with a story about young unnamed boy drawn into something unknown in this dark, gloomy and cryptic world full of danger.
INSIDE‘s game developer successfully created a minimalist dystopian world with an immersive dark atmosphere.
The story itself is always mysterious and engaging as you don’t know what to expect at the end of the story.
A well-paced story and a good balance between story driving and puzzle solving that take two to three hours to finish the game.
INSIDE is a perfect example of an atmospheric game design that’ll leave you with existential dread by the time you finish the game.
#8. Bayonetta 2
The demonic witch Bayonetta is back, and the war between the forces of Heaven and Hell wage on.
Using her devilish style and quick strikes, she battles countless foes and fights for the underworld.
Bayonetta 2 is not only tons of fun to play, but it’s also sexy and stylish.
The main character of Bayonetta 2 is a smooth talking, seductive witch who has guns on her boots.
The combat is fast paced and exciting, and you’ll find yourself performing crazy combos in no time.
The graphics are over the top, and many fights (including the awesome boss battles) have a huge sense of scale.
Although the story might be a bit complicated for some people, the gameplay is undeniably fun.
Bayonetta 2 is easily one of the most exciting action games in the past 10 years.
#7. Sonic Mania Plus
A classic game reimagined in Switch, Sonic Mania Plus draws you back to celebrate the past and future with all-new zone to race with.
Discover new secret and new characters in this classic Sonic adventure.
Sonic Mania Plus is a return of the classic Sonic Mania and arguably the best Sonic game right up to this date.
The plus version add encore mode as well as Mighty and Ray into the playable characters.
If you already own Sonic Mania, Sonic Mania Plus will add several hours of gameplay into the existing game and continue right away to where you left off in the original game.
All in all Sonic Mania Plus is a core game if you wanted to try Sonic game and a great refreshed version from the old game with amazing graphic, entertaining gameplay with a slight taste of retro gaming.
#6. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
Set in the world of Erdrea, play as the prophecy Luminary, a legendary hero destined to save Erdrea from evil and destruction.
You’ll travel across Erdrea and learn to awaken your power, fulfilling the prophecy.
Dragon Quest series has been an industry standard for any Japanese role-playing game genre.
The storyline, although it can be a bit linear, is well-paced, engaging, and expansive with a wondrous underrated soundtrack for an RPG.
If you are a long-time fan of Dragon Quest, have fun finding all of the easter egg referencing past Dragon Quest game, scattered throughout the world.
With a decline of the JRPG genre in recent years, Dragon Quest brings a ray of new hope to the genre.
A masterpiece that always improving from the latest game and sets a high bar for the rest of JRPG.
#5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo’s stars brawl it out on this wonder hit fighting game by Nintendo.
Pick from over seventy Nintendo iconic character, from Mario to Isabelle.
Play locally with your friend at a party or jump straight to the couch online multiplayer battle.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings you the ultimate fighting game experience.
Thirty five years of gaming journey mashed into a brilliantly executed gameplay of fighting.
Stage morph option offers a refreshing feature for venue selection, the fighting arena will transform into one another as you try to outplay and knocking out your opponent.
Select from classic one on one mode, four characters free for all gameplay or hilarious eight-character mayhem.
More than nine hundred music soundtrack from all of Nintendo classic games will bring memories you forget you ever have.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a must-have for every Switch owner, a great game that lives up to the title.
Fun action-packed gameplay that will deliver enjoyment into any living room gaming session.
A girl named Madeline climbs the intimidating Celeste Mountain, as she attempts to reach the peak which is rumored to hold magical powers.
Celeste is one of the most beautiful, colorful, and challenging platforming games in existence.
The joyous visuals and fantastic use of colors shouldn’t fool you; the game is incredibly hard.
You’ll likely die thousands of times before beating the game, but you’ll do so with a smile on your face.
The story is light, but impacting, and deals with heavy topics like depression and anxiety.
Altogether, it’s a redeeming and heartfelt story with incredibly satisfying and challenging platforming gameplay to match.
The game lends itself to short bursts of play, which makes the Nintendo Switch the best platform to play it on.
#3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
This is the most content-filled Mario Kart ever, with a staggering amount of characters, vehicles, and courses to race on.
This version of Mario Kart 8 contains all of the downloadable content and original content that has ever been released for the game.
There are dozens of awesome racers to choose from, including all of your favorite Nintendo characters.
There are a bunch of new vehicles to race in as well, including motorcycles, karts that can go underwater, and a cool new gliding accessory.
This is an excellent kart racing game for both solo and group play, as it features a bunch of modes for both occasions.
You can race in multiple different themed championships, as well as take out your friends in a variety of battle modes.
If you think you’re good enough, you can take your skills online to compete for first place.
Overall, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a great racing title full of awesome content for racers of all skill levels.
#2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Link is back on a brand new adventure, and this time creativity, exploration, and natural storytelling are the focus.
This Legend of Zelda title is a huge departure from the series’ norm, as it lets you go pretty much anywhere you want right from the start.
Using a handful of abilities that you acquire early on, you’re able to complete most of the game’s puzzles in any order you see fit.
If you really want to, you can even try and take on the final boss battle without any preparation.
That’s because Breath of the Wild encourages players to explore its open world at their leisure, solve its puzzles as they see fit, and generally craft their own personal story.
The vibrant world is full of life and has a jovial sense of glee to it.
There’s a great amount of freedom given to the player that we’ve never seen in a Zelda game before, and it pays off incredibly well.
Many people even consider this to be the best Legend of Zelda game ever made.
#1. Super Mario Odyssey
Mario takes on Bowser in another 3D adventure, but this time he is joined by his new pal, the sentient hat Cappy.
Super Mario Odyssey gives us the expected 3D platforming of a traditional Mario game, but adds an exciting twist.
With the addition of Cappy, Mario’s new hat friend, players can now possess different characters and control their bodies.
Additionally, Cappy opens up a variety of new movement abilities that see Mario jumping further than every before.
The game has Mario collecting hundreds of Power Moons, which provide fuel for his spaceship, the Odyssey.
You’ll hop from world to world collecting Power Moons, all in attempt to stop Bowser from marrying Princess Peach.
The game delivers an adventure unlike any other, and it rewards players for being clever and showing off a high level of skill.
All told, Super Mario Odyssey is not only the best Nintendo Switch game, but possibly the best 3D Mario game of all time.
Are your favorite games on the list?
Deciding which Switch game is the best is no doubt a never ending topic (mostly because new games are still being released), but it’s absolutely exciting!
List by ProFanboy