40 Best Nintendo Switch Games (Gamers Guide)


Nintendo did something special with the Switch, but this would not mean much if it didn’t have a fantastic gaming library to choose from.

Luckily the Nintendo Switch has some of the best exclusives in gaming, and this generation Nintendo’s third support has also improved a lot. Are you ready to find out the very best 40 games for your Switch? Let’s get to it!

Table of Contents

JRPGs(Japanese Role Playing Games)

1.Pokémon Sword and Shield(Amazon Link)

Pokémon Sword and Shield is a brand new Pokémon game with an entirely new collection of monsters to catch and a new region to explore. Although there have been issues as not every Pokémon from the entire franchise is included, but you still have a solid Pokémon game here.

The new region Galar is based on the United Kingdom with a variety of environments from lakes, forests and hills that are filled with wild Pokémon some of which are in large wild areas and can see before you battle them which is a big change for the series. A new mechanic Dynamax battle allows you to temporarily make your Pokémon giant with new epic moves for giant gym battles.

The main adventure is roughly 20-30 hours long with plenty of end game content that is standard for a Pokémon game such as Battle Tower and post-game areas filled with tough Pokémon to catch and train. Check out a before you buy of the newest Pokémon game here.

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2.Fire Emblem: Three Houses(Amazon Link)

The Fire Emblem franchise has always been infamous for its permanent death mechanic, the first Switch instalment has kept the strong turn-based strategic gameplay whilst further fleshing out the relationships you have with your characters and the events that happen in between battles.

Now you have a fully explorable school where you can do everything from interacting with all your units, gift them presents and even eat with them! This greatly improves player emersion and makes losing a character even more tragic.

The game has three different campaigns which take around 50 hours to complete centred around three Game Of Thrones-style houses with tons of replay value with different options in the story and multiple different endings. Due to the sheer length, this makes it a perfect option for the Switch as you can simply stop and resume your play through whenever you wish.

If you’re looking for a fantastic squad turned based RPG, you can’t go wrong with the fantastic Fire Emblem: Three Houses with its potential 150 hours run time. Take a peek of the review down below.

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3. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee(Amazon Link)

Pokémon Let’s go takes it back to where it all started with a remake of the classic turn-based monster-catching RPG of the Kanto region and the original red/blue/yellow games on the Game Boy, with a Pikachu or Eevee by your side which you can customise with cute outfits and hairstyles.

Everything is remade with gorgeous 3D textures but the game is quite easy and is very accessible for newer players. You can even import your Kanto Pokemon from the incredibly popular Pokémon Go into this game and place your Pokémon into the fantastic Poke Ball Plus accessory which you can use as a controller or level up your Pokémon in real life by walking.

Pokémon Let’s go will deliver buckets of nostalgia for anyone who played the original games or even the remakes FireRed/LeafGreen and is the ideal Pokémon game for newcomers to the series. Take a peek at the review below.

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4.Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age(Amazon Link)

Dragon Quest 11 was one of the first games announced on the Switch and is a traditional JRPG at heart. The traditional turn-based battle system with the games constantly evolving mechanics make for a highly entertaining game.

The story is standard JRPG as you are a young 16-year-old hero who finds out he’s a reincarnation of a past hero and you need to restore balance to the world. The characters make Dragon Quest 11 as all the NPCs you will meet are interesting and will give you excellent side quests to do so you can level up your party.

Overall Dragon Quest 11 is a very good JRPG so if your into those types of games you cannot go wrong because this is one of the best in the genre. Check out a review of the game here.

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5.Xenoblade Chronicles 2(Amazon Link)

If you’re a fan of RPGs and especially action RPGs like Final Fantasy 12 you will LOVE Xenoblade Chronicles 2! You play as Rex a scavenger in a world where humanity was banished by titans who swallowed the. previous world. The main quest is. fantastic, with tons of side quests, monsters to hunt, and NPCs to talk to.

This quite is quite challenging and you will need to grind sometimes, the combat is action RPG like FF 12 and revolves around utilising your blade, which are weaponised lifeforms that back you up by powering your weapons and will release super attacks if your patient enough. The combat is super deep as your other party members have blades of their own which can stack up to super powerful combos.

If you’re a fan of JRPGs you will love this game with an interesting world to explore with great characters and a battle system that will always keep you guessing. Check out a before you buy right here.

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RPGs

1. Diablo III: Eternal Edition(Amazon Link)

Diablo III was released in 2012 on windows PC and Mac to universal critical acclaim earning a 9.5 on IGN, and a 90 on Metacritic, since then it has been ported on several consoles but the Switch outside of a laptop has been the first truly portable version of the same, packed full of DLC content.

The eternal Switch edition offers all the free and paid content Blizzard has released for the game complete with easy to use multiplayer. With one joy-con you can easily set up couch co-up within seconds, with online multiplayer also being supported.

Overall the game is gorgeous for the switch, handheld and in docked and is very polished maintaining a crisp 60FPS which is crucial for having the optimal Diablo 3 experience. If you never played Diablo 3 this is the most content-rich portable version of it.

Check out an enthusiastic review by IGN.

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2.DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2(Nintendo Store Link)

Divinity: Original Sin 2 isn’t just your typical top-down RPG, like the Mass Effect Series you have plenty of options not just to kill everything that moves, but instead use intelligent charismatic based conversations options to allow you to curb the bloodshed. Everything is fantastically well written and voiced with some good performances.

It will remind you of the classic Fallouts and Baldurs Gate but filled with modern improvements to physics, realistic lighting and fully realised 3D environments that look gorgeous.

Divinity 2 is one of the finest RPGs of recent memory and one of the best on the Switch with tons of side quests and things to do. Of course, the Switch version will not look good as the PC version but it’s still pretty and you can see all the action. You can even cross-save with your steam version if you have both games!

If you’re looking for a game to give you bang for your buck look no further, check out the review below.

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Grid-Based Strategy Games

1.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Amazon Link)

Before this strange strange collaboration with Nintendo and Ubisoft happened no one wanted it or thought it was thinkable yet it here we have it. It’s like XCOM for kids with a top-down view where movement around the area is very important and planning out your moves is everything.

The game is aimed at kids but at times can be quite difficult and it will stomp you if you don’t take it seriously. All your squad has different powers allowing you to chain attacks together in interesting and exciting ways.

The games art style is wacky and this crazy mashup and the Rabbids potty humour creates a game that is as goofy, and charming as it’s strategically rich and is unlike any Mario game you will ever play. Check out a review of the game below.

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2. Into The Breach) (Nintendo Store Link)

Turn-based games can take a very long time to complete which makes them perfect for the Switch, as you can bring it with you everywhere and simply stop playing whenever you want. Into the Breach is one of the best entries into the genre for a while, as your tasked with controlling robots to destroy a plague of giant bugs.

Don’t let the simple graphics fool you, there is a tremendous amount of depth and strategy, where you need to weigh the profit and loss of going through every decision. This never gets too much or confusing as Into the breach has fantastic presentation, giving you access to all the information you need at any time you want.

The 2D graphics don’t brain your battery that much. meaning you can play for a long time without needing to charge. If you want a fantastic turned based grid strategy game don’t look further. Check out a review below.

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Action Games

1.Bayonetta 2(Amazon Link)

Bayonetta 2 on the switch is the best version of one of the best action games ever made and improved on the Wii U version as now there are no frame rate drops and even when in handheld it runs at a smooth 720p.

You play as Bayonetta a super-powerful witch who can freeze time(witch time) and continue to execute wonderful combos to destroy your opponents. The gameplay is fast-paced and frantic very similar to the Devil May Cry series and it’s full of amazing setpieces and crazy cool cutscenes.

Overall, Bayonetta 2 is the best version of a phenomenal action game and the ability to pick it up and play whenever you want is reason enough to buy it again. Check out a review right here.

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2.Astral Chain(Amazon Link)

From platinum games, the creators of Bayonetta & Nier: Automata, comes one of the most unique games you will ever play, a hack and slash allowing you to perform any number of insane combos via controlling your main character and 5 different legions that control completely differently. They all have different skill trees to develop changing your play style even further; sounds cool right?

Together with the fantastic combat, you have everything from environmental puzzles, detective missions all in a gorgeous futuristic sci-world that is tied together with a delightful metal soundtrack that sets the tone.

If your a fan of JRPG and action games you can’t go wrong with Astral Chain people are annoyed it’s a Switch exclusive, check out IGNs review right here.

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3.Resident Evil 4(Amazon Link)

Resident Evil 4 simply put is one of the best games of all time and pioneered the third-person shooting, over the shoulder view. It marked a big change in the series that was known for static camera tank controls and is a modern masterpiece.

You play as Leon Kennedy a special agent on a mission to find the kidnapped US Presidents daughter who is somewhere in Spain, everything from the story, the atmosphere, the sense of progression, the music is just gaming at it’s finest.

The problem is Capcom didn’t do a good job on the port and it’s a direct port of the PS4 version complete with certain issues and no features like gyro controls being added.

Check out a review here, but regardless of the problems, you are still getting one of the best games of all time and with Amazon, you can get Resident 5 & 6 included and all being completely portable which is cool in itself!

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4.THE BINDING OF ISAAC: AFTERBIRTH PLUS(Amazon Link)

Now The Binding Of Issac is not for everyone, this drop-down camera RPG is quite difficult and it doesn’t hold your hand. If you love to shoot them up action games like Megan Man you will LOVE this game.

I’ve seen people on Youtube claim to have played up to 600 hours on this game because there is so much variety in the game. Levels are randomly generated and so are the weapons and items you will find, making some runs of the game so much harder or easier depending on luck. With 15 playable characters, every run will be different and there’s tons of replay value.

The Switch handles the 2D graphics with tons of juice to spare and the game is perfect for 5-10 minute intervals as each room can take seconds to complete. Be very careful with this game as it could take over your life! Check out a review below.

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Adventure Games

1.Luigi’s Mansion 3(Amazon Link)

I remember being so scared as a little kid playing Luigi’s mansion a launch title for the GameCube back in the day and the latest 2019 version is the best yet as instead of a classic mansion, Luigi needs to clear out a swarm of ghosts in a hotel to save Mario, Peach and a couple of toads.

You will still do the same thing, walking around room to room looking for ghosts to flash your flashlight on to suck away their ectoplasm souls away. But, due to the Switches power, there’s a lot more to suck up and swing round which is just pure gaming fun.

You can play couch co-op throughout the game as anyone can hop in and become Lugis alter-ego Gooigi, he only has a fraction of the health as Luigi but the games a blast to play co-op. Check out a review of the game right here.

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2.The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening(Amazon Link)

Best Nintendo Switch Games

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a faithful remastering of one of the best 2D adventure games ever made. Everything you loved from the 1993 Game Boy classic is still here, all the puzzles, fantastic dungeons are still here but in a gorgeous kind Windwaker like cartoon art style.

This isn’t like a remake as the majority of the original structure of the game is the same which isn’t a bad thing, but it does allow you to create your dungeons. If you want one of the best 2D action games ever made, it is a mastermind in remaking a classic and you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Check it out below.

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3.Okami HD(Amazon Link)

Think the Legend Of Zelda but you play as the Sun God personified into a dog and you will get Okami HD. You are tasked with destroying the evil that has invaded the land and you use your magical brush powers that you paint right onto the Switch like slowing down time to destroy enemies and bring beautiful colour back into the world.

Whilst the motion controls of the Wii version of the game were decent, they felt a bit clunky but this is all ironed out in the Switch version and the game feels like it was destined to be there. The game looks gorgeous and is perfect in handheld mode and the colourful characters you meet in the long story will bring joy to your experience.

Okami HD is the best version of a game that has 93 on Metacritic, check out a review of the game below.

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Open World Games

1.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Amazon Link)

Breath Of The Wild isn’t just the best game on the Switch it is one of the best games ever made having a 97 on Metacritic and being the most ambitious Zelda game ever. Nintendo took a game that was somewhat linear to being completely open-world leaving the freedom completely up to the player.

You just have so much freedom to transverse the massive map filled with different environments from Lava volcanoes to ice-cold snow peaks, you can run in a straight line from one side of the map to the other without ever needing to stop or see a loading screen(assuming you are wearing weather-appropriate gear).

You can tackle any dungeon in any order, and even go straight away to the final boss within the first hour! Due to the fantastic game physics, you can work out for yourself clever ways to solve puzzles that the developers didn’t foresee which is amazing to see. I’ve put in 100 hours and there’s still so much more to do.

If you have a Nintendo Switch? Then this game is simply a MUST purchase there are no excuses. Check out a review of the modern masterpiece

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2.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition(Amazon Link)

Arguably the best game this decade the Witcher 3 coming to the Switch was greeted with complete shock. How can this massive open-world game fit on a 32GB cartridge and be playable on the Switch? I’m here to say it is a fantastic port and this edition includes all the superb DLC in a truly complete edition.

Whilst on the Switch it isn’t as pretty as on the PC or PS4/Xbox One but it’s still very playable and having access to one of the best games of all time from the comfort of your couch or on a plane is a fantastic achievement, on handheld it still looks good but whilst docked you will notice some poorer textures.

Regardless with an easy 100+ hours on game time not even talking about DLC you get so much content here. See GameSpot’s review right here

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3.Elder Scrolls V Skyrim(Amazon Link)

Best Nintendo Switch Games

When Skyrim releases in 2011 it was met with universal critical acclaim with its massive open world, tons of side quests, and different approaches to combat. Porting Skyrim to the Switch wouldn’t have been as difficult as the Witcher 3 but it’s still a massive game and Skyrim being playable on the go is crazy to think about.

It actually looks better than the Xbox 360/PS3 versions and includes all the DLC, but still maintains some glitches that are in every Skyrim version. If you’re a fan of RPGs and want one of the best in recent years to play on the go, then you can’t go wrong with Skyrim on the switch. Check out GameSpot’s review here.

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Platformers

1.Super Mario Odyssey(Amazon Link)

With the most recognisable character in gaming, Super Mario Odyssey builds upon its predecessors Super Mario Galaxy/64 but combines a new range of jumps, doges and a magical hat named Cappy that gives him special powers and unique abilities. The story is standard Mario as Peach is kidnapped by bowser for the 1000000 times but a Mario game isn’t about the story is it!

For the first time in Mario games, you can take control of enemies and temporarily use their powers using Cappy, these range from standard Gombos to a T-rex! The cartoony graphics are gorgeous and the worlds are quite large and detailed and so are the draw distances.

Odyssey is a showcase that Nintendo can still reinvent Mario even 39 years after he first appeared in arcades, again and again, and again. Check out IGN’s review of the modern masterpiece right here.

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2.Celeste(Nintendo Store Link)

The Masocore genre is made up of games that need the player to die repeatedly to beat a stage and can be super infuriating to play. Celeste tries to encourage the player with beautiful 2D artwork and a storyline that will tug at your heartstrings to see what happens. Importantly it offers an “assist mode” allowing players to change in-game settings to make the game easier.

Celeste is still punishingly difficult but whilst the main game isn’t too hard, game+ levels are super difficult and will make even the most seasoned platform players up their game. Celeste can apply to both hardcore platform players and casuals alike with a gorgeous art style and story-driven adventure which is just superb game design.

The game got a perfect 10 score from IGN, check out the review here.

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3.Super Mario Maker 2(Amazon Link)

Have you ever wanted to create your own Mario levels for you, your friends and the whole world to play? Super Mario Maker 2 has fantastic controls with a superb interface with an astounding number of options to make creating your levels a cakewalk. Utilise the Switches screen to excellent precision with easy placement of al level components.

If you don’t want to design levels? Then the game comes with its story mode with unique Nintendo created levels, and you can play the very best fan-created levels that are constantly being updated so you will never run out of levels to play.

Fans of 2D Mario will adore these changes to classic mechanics and a strong online presence means you will have content for years to come. Check out a review by IGN

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4.DEAD CELLS(Amazon Link)

Difficult games are easier to play on the Switch as they can be passively played with all those spare minutes on a subway ride or whilst commuting without you getting frustrated. Dead Cells has crushing difficulty with a gradual progressive system but stick with it long enough and you will transcend difficulty as all the mechanics start to make sense as you breeze through the difficult levels and feel competent which is a beautiful feeling.

Dead cells is a mash of many game genres, and it excels whilst I would struggle to recommend it to a casual gamer if your a fan of action-RPGs or hardcore platforming you will find a fantastic game here. It being portable just makes it better.

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Indie Games

1.Untitled Goose Game(Nintendo Store Link)

Have you ever wanted to be a Goose and terrorise a quaint English village? Well, the Untitled Goose Game is one of the most unique experiences in gaming as your tasked with fulfilling a checklist of evil pranks that range from terrorising a child for no reason to destroying a farmer’s pumpkins which are as funny as they are intelligent.

The game is very short at 1.30 hours to complete the main game with further time needing to complete all the hard objectives. But you will have a blast whilst playing! Check out a review by IGN right here.

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2.Cuphead(Nintendo Store Link)

Cuphead is a nod to the extremely difficult platformers of the 80s like contra with a soundtrack and animation style inspired by 1930s cartoons like early Disney. The game might look cute but it is one of the most difficult games of recent times and will frustrate you to no end. The Switch version runs smooth and only slightly increases the load time of boss fights.

The main draw is the bosses which can be massive and take up the whole screen and are a joy to beat after dying countless times with a great sense of accomplishment. when you’re victorious. The game is a “Get good” kind of game as there is no hand-holding or easy mode, you can do couch co-op to have someone help you defeat a super difficult boss but unfortunately, there is no online multiplayer.

Overall, if your a fan of seriously difficult platforms or love beautiful hand-drawn cartoon art styles you should love Cuphead. However, be warned as it’s very difficult and will make you pull your hair out. Check out a review of the game down below

Cuphead - REVIEW (Nintendo Switch)

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3.Tetris 99(Nintendo Store Link)

The first Tetris came out in 1984 but this free to play version changes the original formula as it puts you against 98 other Tetris players in a last man/woman standing scenario.

Tetris has usually been a single-player experience but Tetris 99 makes the gameplay far more intense as it’s a battle royale who can beat 99 other player scenario, so only the very best will make it to the top 10 let alone win. However, the game pushes you to achieve your best ranking and perhaps one day you will make it to that 1 spot, but you will need a Nintendo online subscription to play.

If you want a more single-player experience, you pay $9.99 for the Big Block DLC  which adds offline battle royale mode, with a classic Marathon mode. Check out a review of the classic puzzle game.

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4.Stardew Valley(Nintendo Store Link)

Stardew Valley is a farming sim created mostly by one designer which puts you into the shoes of a new farm owner on the outskirts of a small town. What initially starts as doing basic tasks (planting seeds, hoeing the dirt) slowly becomes something a lot more, as you explore dungeons, forge relationships and engage in events that bring the world alive!

It finds its home on the Switch as the nature of pick up and play works perfectly with a dungeon farming simulator, and as you progress it can prove to be quite difficult yet rewarding. To see more of Stardew Valley check out a review right here.

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5.Rocket League(Amazon Link)

Rocket League is Football/Soccer with cars and it fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch allowing you to continue playing whenever you are. It has tons of modes and playlists that range from ranked playlists to complete chaos with many players on the screen. The Switch version has exclusive Mario and Metroid theme battle cars.

You will notice some texture drops but the gameplay still runs smooth and it even supports cross-play with Xbox One & PC players allowing you to play with your friends even if they don’t have a Switch. Take a gander of the review.

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6. BABA IS YOU(Nintendo Store Link)

Baba Is You graphics are not the best but it’s a fantastic modern puzzle game that redefines the genre in amazing ways. You are Raba the rabbit and you must move Baba to a flag to complete a puzzle of which there are roughly 200.

It might seem simple at first glance but the level of ingenuity and creativity you can do to complete a level is astounding and you will find yourself smiling with that “Aha” moment when you figure out a new mechanic to complete a level.

If you’re a fan of puzzle games Baba Is You is one of the best, but if you want to see the fantastic puzzle game in action check the video below.

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7.CADENCE OF HYRULE(Nintendo Store Link)

Nintendo has always been highly protective with its franchisees, and handing the massive Zelda IP to an independent games developer might seem risky but to the creator of the Crypt of the NecroDancer Zelda is in safe hands.

Cadence adopts one core element of NecroDancer as movement and any action can only occur to the beat of the soundtrack. Enemies have to also obey the rules, this leads to a fantastic dance of slicing up monsters with some cool remixed tracks. If you want to ignore the music and make the enemies only move when you do you can.

The graphics are beautiful 2D artwork and the fantastic score makes the game feel like a proper Nintendo game. Slap in a completely randomised map makes every adventure feels unique making this the best Zelda spinoff ever made.

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8.TOWERFALL(Nintendo Store Link)

One of the biggest draws to the Switch is the detachable joy-cons making multiplayer a breeze, few non-first party titles take advantage of this as well as TowerFall. You have multiple ways to approach combat with a variety of different playable heroes, from heroes who shoot arrows to using stomps, doges and jump pads to destroy the competition.

Up to four players can play easily even with the mini Switch screen as the colours are bright and pop so well, making keeping track of your character easy. For your money, this is the best competitive multiplayer game on the Switch If your a fan of Super Smash Bros you will love this game. check out a review.

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9.Hollow Knight(Amazon Link)

Hollow Knight has finally arrived on the Switch and it is perhaps the greatest Metroidvania(Metroid + Castlevania) game ever made. Hollow Knight just screams atmosphere with the massive haunted world that is creepy as well as beautiful, just waiting for you to explore it.

It is completely nonlinear and no two players will take the same approach to the same dungeons which are huge and just stacked with optional content that never feels like filler. You get equipable charms that let you customise your playstyle but combat is all about studying your enemies attack patterns and finding time to heal.

This 2D MetroVania game is fantastic and will battery on handheld mode will last a very long time. Check out IGNs review but if your a fan of these games just buy it you won’t regret it.

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Fighting Games

1.Super Smash Bros Ultimate(Amazon Link)

There are certain games that it’s worth buying a console to play. For me, this was Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the biggest Smash game ever with 74 non-DLC characters to unlock and play and it features every character from all four previous smash games. The game looks gorgeous on the Switch with rich textures and no frame rates drops even with up to 8 characters battling out on the same screen.

The game is very accessible to casual players and competitive players alike. You can have fun with the ridiculous amount of items and Smash balls you want, whilst being competitive and stringing together true combos to completely devastate your competition. You have a single player where Kirby is the last character alive as you work to free all other characters from a dark influence with set battles that have unique battle characteristics, kinda like challenges in the older Smash games.

Overall, ultimate is a fantastic action game and is one of the best games on the Switch. Competitively it will have a very long shelf life, and appealing to casual and competitive gamers alike is no easy thing. Check out IGN’s review here.

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2.Pokkén Tournament Dx(Amazon Link)

Are you a fan of Pokemon games but would love to battle as the Pokemon themselves? Well, your prayers have been answered as Pokkén Tournament DX allows you to play as 21 different Pokemon from Darkrai to Machamp.

This is an improved version of the first Pokkén Tournament on the Wii U and features 5 new characters and modes such as 3 V 3 mode, ranked battles, daily challenging mode and split-screen multiplayer.

If you’re a fan of Pokemon games or fighting games give.Pokkén Tournament Dx a try. Check out a review down to see the game in action down below.

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First Person Shooters

1.OverWatch(Amazon Link)

Apex Legends borrowed a lot from Overwatch, it’s a classic arena shooter similar to Team Fortress 2 developed by Blizzard sitting two six-person teams of 21 drastically different characters with equally different abilities against each other in a cartoonish battle to the death.

The maps are varied and built with different game modes in mind such as King Of The Hill and Capture The Flag which gives the game a beautiful cohesive feel. All characters control differently and navigate the map in different ways.

You need to work together to win and if your a fan of FPS and squad-based games, in general, you will LOVE OverWatch. The Switch version suffers from some performance dips but that’s the price you pay for one of the best squad shooters in recent times being portable.

Check out a review of the squad-based shooter down below.

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2.Doom(Amazon Link)

Doom is a modern reboot of one of the most important FPS games ever made, Doom (1993) which was first on the MS-DOS operating system. It is FPS at it’s most pure, messy frantic and just action-packed at every corner, it is just pure fun.

You can perform special melee finishers on hellspawn to satisfy your bloodlust and all classic weapon types & enemy types return with additional upgrades and the ability to double pump shotguns. It truly is one of the most enjoyable FPSs ever made.

The Switch suffers from noticeably performance drops compared to the Xbox One/PS4 versions but you can’t play them on a train/plane, can you?

Want to see more? Check out the review by the fantastic gaming channel gameranx down below

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 3.Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(Amazon Link)

Wolfenstein 2 developed by MachineGames is a sequel to the hilarious yet serious Nazi killing first game and is set in an alternative 1960s Nazi-controlled America. The combat is fast-paced with dual wielding weapons feeling meaty and consumable are now picked up automatically.

What separates this game is the story between the action sequences, the entire cast is excellently well written and the main antagonist is one of the most interesting you will see in a game. You see things like a Nazi rally in New Mexico and Nazi soldiers having a conversation with Ku Klux Klan members and sharing common ground, these little moments in the world is where the game shines.

This Switch port is fantastic and for the hardware, the game looks phenomenal, even with heavy action you will not notice frame rate drops. Gyro controls are a game-changer and make aiming a freeze, the graphics are better on the non Switch version but the nazi killing portability is worth it.

Check out a review to see the Nazi killing in action.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - REVIEW (Nintendo Switch)

Racing Games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe(Amazon Link)

Mario Kart 8 is arguably the best Mario Kart ever but it came out on the Wii U a console that no one owned. The Switch edition keeps everything that made it great with seamless multiplayer and plenty of single-player challenges to keep you busy. However, Mario Kart has always been a party game and having 2 controllers with one joy-con makes couch-co-up a breeze.

There are 42 different racers across Nintendos universe and 48 tracks to keep you busy, the core gameplay is the same as the original but now you have 2 item slots that changes your racing strategy a lot. It’s easy to host even 8 players on the same TV all wirelessly using joy-cons or other controllers. Best of. all no messy wires in your living room!

To see the racing in explain take a look at GameXplain down below.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - REVIEW (Nintendo Switch)

Third Person Shooters

1.Splatoon 2(Amazon Link)

Splatoon 2 is a sequel to the cult classic on the Wii U and improves on the that original, with more weapons and the abilities like dual-wielding pistols, and performing strong ground pounds. What makes this third-person shooter different is the ink mechanic, as the more of the map that is sprayed with your ink the better as it greatly improves your movement across the map and is a big competitive advantage.

The game’s campaign is excellent for new players to understand the mechanics of the game as the game lacks a real tutorial mode, it is a solid platformer with some fantastic boss fights and it’s cool that it was added. Salmon run is a new game mode that’s like Horde mode and captures the flag combined, where randomly generates maps are filled with monsters and you need to capture eggs and bring them back to your base; it’s just great fun.

Overall Splatoon 2 looks like a kids game but it has tremendous depth and is very competitive and is one of the most unique third-person shooters, and you will have blast playing it. Check out gameranx review of. the game down below.

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Splatoon 2 - Before You Buy

2.Fortnite(Nintendo Store Link)

In case, you’re not familiar with the battle royale game off 100 players of groups of 3 or solo in a face-off to the death that has “250 million” players and has moved into pop culture. The games cartoony graphics with its unique building mechanics make it special and it’s spawned countless inferior copycats that don’t do it justice.

It’s got a reputation as a kids game and it is as a 16-year-old is now $3 Million Richer(NewYorkTimes) after playing the game. It is genuinely challenging and updates all the time with new seasons with tons of fresh content such as different maps and weapons like Apex Legends. The third-person shooting is solid and the game has a luck element as you need to open chests that spawn different guns and accessories like armour and med kids.

And the best part is? It is completely free for your Nintendo Switch and every other platform in existence and you don’t need Nintendo Online! Cool right? Check out how it plays on the Switch below.

How Well Does Fortnite Play on Nintendo Switch?

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