What are the best Games for Nintendo Switch?

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    #1The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world game and the nineteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series. It was developed for Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. 
    Games

    Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

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    Ao Zou
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "This is the game that came out along with the Nintendo Switch. It is still an amazing game even after 2 years since its release. The sheer scale and things to do in the game is enough to warrant a playthrough."
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    #2Splatoon 2

    Splatoon 2

    The Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. Take Turf War battles on-the-go, and use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer action. 

    Games

    Nintendo Switch

    $19.99

    Mildred Henry
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "pretty fun, (it's like really messy paint-ball, if you haven't played the first one), lot's of weapons and gear to choose from as you rank up. single-player mode was too short, left me wanting more."
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    #3Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a kart racing game by Nintendo where players compete in a race or battle mode with up to four players in a local multiplayer mode. There are also tons of characters make way as guests, including Splatoon's Inklings.

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    Amazon, Nintendo Switch, Walmart, eBay

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    Laura Hawkins
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "The latest deluxe version of the game brings with it a new battle mode with more maps and new modes and other minor improvements. If you loved the first release, this one's an even better version."
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    #4Super Mario Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey
    Super Mario Odyssey is a platformer game released in 2017 by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch console. In the game, you'll be able to explore gigantic 3D kingdoms filled with secrets and surprises, interact with diverse environments, and more. 

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "If you were buying a Switch, chances are, you were planning to either get Breath of the Wild or this game. True to its name, this game features a massive collection of worlds to see and explore with extensive platforming challenges to be done. If you're looking for the best games on the Switch, this one's a top contender."
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    #5Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One

    $24.99

    Scott Day
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "Shovel Knight is a revamped 8 bit platform game, not only does it include hours of enjoyment it is also very memorable, it brings the old school ways of gaming to the modern age!"
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    #6Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactic-based RPG game by Sega. It is a game which serves as a parallel and alternate to the original Valkyria Chronicles and follows a different set of characters. It will be released worldwide in Fall 2018.

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    PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

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    Roger Kelley
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The original Valkyria Chronicles is one of my favorite strategy games of all time. The characters and settings helped set the stage of a unique and engaging combat system. The new game in the series is going to be released this fall, and I am looking forward to getting my hands on it for a play-through."
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    #7Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

    Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

    The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a role-playing crossover title between the Mario franchise and Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids titles released for the Nintendo Switch, as well as being the first and only turn-based tactics game in the Mario franchise.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch, GameStop

    $59.99

    Jorge Luis Aguilar
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "Kingdom Battle is really a rather odd game, but I feel like it works. It's a game that has traditional Nintendo mainstays team up with characters from the Rayman/Rabbids universe, which some gamers might be unfamiliar with. It also is nothing like the typical platformer, etc., you might expect from Nintendo - it's a turn-based game. That said, it is pretty fun and surprisingly strategically deep. It's good to see Nintendo taking a bit of risk like this - it seems like it will pay off for them."
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    #8Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends
    Rayman Legends is a platforming game by Ubisoft. The game is about Rayman and Globox enter new realms by entering a collection of paintings. Players can also play as the Teensies and princesses by rescuing them.
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    Amazon, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

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    Magdalena Navarro
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "The lack of reviews on the game suggest it leaves something to be desired. The link also does not have an option for the Switch counsole. I believe there are others suited better for this category"
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    #9Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a role-playing action game by Capcom that continues in the tradition of immersive open-world gameplay of hunters in a monster-filled world. It will be released in August 2018.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch

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    Alan Gray
    Written on June 10, 2018
    "This game has yet to be released, and so I can't give it a rating higher than 3; I'll return to give it a fair rating when the game is released in August 2018. Certainly I can say based on the promo material that this Capcom game looks super promising. I anticipate it will be a hit for the Switch. "
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    #10Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Larry Fuller
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft takes advantage of the console's unique features fairly well, though it doesn't seem to have any particularly unique content or gameplay features compared to other versions of the game. It has some Nintendo-exclusive content, but the Wii version also has this as well. Fans of the game who own the console should pick this title up, but it's not worth buying the console itself just to try this version, in the end."
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    #11Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania is a 2D platform game by Sega. Players can select as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles, and they have to face the robot army of Dr. Eggman. The game has a retro design with crisp details in HD, combined with high-speed gameplay.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Wayne Davidson
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "I got the Nintendo Switch when it first came out and have been through so many games. If you are looking for the very best, and I mean the best of the best, then you need Sonic Mania. This game is incredible. It is so much fun and you won't want to stop. "
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    #12Cave Story+

    Cave Story+
    Cave Story a classic indie Metroidvania game where you must run, jump, shoot, fly, and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. 
    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Cheryl Douglas
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "I just got a new Nintendo Switch for my birthday. I wanted a cool game to play that everyone recommends and I found Cave Story+. Wow, this is a great game! It's a classic indie game that all my friends recommended to me. I can see why, since after playing it for several hours, I really enjoy it. The game-play is great and the story is awesome. I know the graphics are a turn-off for some people since they're so retro, but to be honest you don't even notice that. It's the whole package that matters. Check it out if you have a Nintendo Switch!"
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    #13Team Sonic Racing

    Team Sonic Racing

    Team Sonic Racing is an upcoming racing game by Sumo Digital. As part of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, it is a kart-type racing game and features 15 of the cast members of the series. It will be released in May, 2019.

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    Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    Larry Payne
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Team Sonic Racing is a largely anticipated game coming for the Nintendo Switch. It is currently available for pre-order and features Sonic and friends across the entire Sonic universe. This is a great title sure to delight many Sonic fans, young and old."
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    #14FIFA18

    FIFA18

    FIFA 18 is a sports simulation video game created by Electronic Arts Sports. It was released in September 2017 and is playable across different platforms. It is the 26th installment in the FIFA video game series.

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    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

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    Heather Perry
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Real Touch + is a big improvement and also a real-time upgrade of PES 2017's Real Touch provides players with the best possible gameplay system. With Real Touch +, the core concept remains but now the whole body of the player is brought into the game. To Players use their thighs, shoulders, belly, chest and legs to control the ball. As a result, players have a variety of ways to interact with the passes, offering more defensive, defensive and interactive alternatives to the ball and teammates. The diversity of this interaction enhances the true feel of PES 2018 games and brings electronic matches closer to actual matches broadcast on TV in the evenings. PES 18 is not too difficult to get used to, it is suitable for new players for the first time "encounter" with this age-old football series"
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    #15The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game, playable from either a first or third-person perspective. The player may freely roam over the land of Skyrim, which is an open world environment. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $39.99

    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "I was a big fan of the Skyrim when I played it on PC. Its Switch port is good and remains as interesting as ever to play and re-experience. It's not a perfect port though and some annoyances carry over. You don't get mods though to address them. Still, it's a good game for Switch that is worth checking out."
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    #16Octopath Traveler

    Octopath Traveler

    Octopath Traveler is a role-playing game by Square Enix that has a 16-bit character sprites inspired by Super Nintendo Entertainment System games. Battles are turn-based and advance their stories based on NPC interactions. 

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Xu Wang
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "It's difficult to replicate retro games and remain faithful to the original source. This game mostly succeeds in this with a nice presentation, a challenging and fresh combat system that is very rewarding. It is only really let down by just an okay story."
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    #17Bayonetta 3

    Bayonetta 3

    Bayonetta 3 is an action game by Platinum Games. It was exclusively created for Nintendo Switch and it follows the Umbra Witch Bayonetta as she hunts Angels in various action-packed stages. It will be released in December 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "A witch hunting angels. Eh, I've played worse. The graphics on Bayonetta 3 are pretty well down, and the action keeps you engaged. At least, it's a fun way to pass some hours."
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    #18NBA 2K18

    NBA 2K18

    NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation game from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It is the 19th installment of the NBA 2K series and was released in September 2017. It features the new game mode: Run the Neighborhood mode.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    $59.99

    Arthur Johnson
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "NBA 2K18 is quickly becoming a classic in the sports game genre. The graphics are easily the most realistic I've ever seen. It's important to note that this game isn't just for gamers: non-gaming sports fans will be amazed at the realistic depictions of sports venues available to explore."
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    #19Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators is a toys-to-life action 3D platformer video game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. Players use the power of imagination to create their own Skylanders and battle in an adventure to save Skylands.

    Games

    PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360

    $74.99

    Ruth Ellis
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Fun 3D adventure. Use with your Nintendo Switch to explore the platform."
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    #20Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Reyansh Chattopadhyay
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Rocket League is super fun and I didn't hesitate at all when I picked up my Switch. Tons of fun with couch multiplayer!"
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    #21Yoshi

    Yoshi

    Yoshi is a platform game by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo which follows several 3D characters in their side-scrolling adventure where camera angles play a key role. It is inspired by the former Yoshi games and will be released in 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Marcos Martínez
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "I love old-school platformers and all the Mario characters, so this was a must get for me. Great replayability, and just difficult enough."
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    #22Metroid Prime 4

    Metroid Prime 4

    Metroid Prime 4 is a first-person adventure game developed by Bandai Namco for the Nintendo Switch. It will follow in the footsteps of the first three games in the series plus upgrades, and it will be released in December 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Hao Shi
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "My nephew has a Nintendo Switch and he's asked me to get him Metroid Prime 4 for Christmas. Not even July yet, and the kid's asking for this game for Christmas. This is going to be one of the best games for Nintendo Switch. "
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    #23Fire Emblem Warriors

    Fire Emblem Warriors

    Fire Emblem Warriors is a Strategy Hack and Slash RPG game that utilizes the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors. Play as the classic or the new characters of the Fire Emblem saga.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS

    $59.99

    Gloria Woods
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "The storyline of this game is fun. I was excited to give it a try, but the graphics are lacking. It really feels like they didn't take the time to fine tune the graphics on this, which is disappointing. With that said, it can be play split-screen cooperatively so it is fun to do this with a friend or family member. I like to do it with my friends. We have a good time on the switch with it and my kid has been asking to try it on his 3ds. I think it could be more polished, but overall still a fun game to give a try."
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    #24Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.

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    Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $24.99

    Kathryn May
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Darkest Dungeon is really a fantastic game. It is original and quite challenging to play and the imagery is fantastic, definitely one to check out if you aren't familiar."
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    #25Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! is an adventure game by GAME FREAK Inc. that allows a player to experience Pokemon training and catching in a whole new immersive and interactive game via the Nintendo Switch. It will be released in November 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Samuel Harper
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "My kids are addicted to Pokemon, which is the problem. Addicted. It's like my Uncle Joe, who's an alcoholic. If you take his bottle away, he can't function. Same with my kids. If I ground them by taking away the Pokemon, they lose all ability to function. Myself, I can't stand it for basically all of these reasons. There's no game, just this Pavlov desire to get more, find more, use more; but only to repeat the loop. I can't stand this, and wish I'd raised my kids out in the wilderness now so they'd never heard of Pokemon."
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    #26Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee! is an adventure game by GAME FREAK Inc. that allows a player to experience Pokemon training and catching via the Nintendo Switch, using Eevee as their main pokemon companion. It will be released in November 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Aurora Zepeda
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "This game is fantastic. I was lucky enough to play it in beta mode at a Nintendo convention and this game really shows how Game Freak just keeps stepping up the Pokemon game to sync with the modern era. I love that you can sync it so you can carry over Pokemon from Pokemon Go and I love Eevee as a companion. He's so cute! "
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    #27Super Smash Bros

    Super Smash Bros

    Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game by Bandai Namco which features classic Mario game characters in a fighting-style game. It will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch and will be released around the end of 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch

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    Tammy Palmer
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "I am so excited about Super Smash Brothers coming out. It is suppose to be a totally new game and I can't wait to play it again on my switch. "
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    #28Lego DC Super-Villains

    Lego DC Super-Villains

    Lego DC Super-Villains is an action-adventure game by Traveller's Tales which has a Lego theme. This Lego game follows the Lego Batman trilogy but focuses on the villains of the DC-verse. It is to be released in October 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    Gerald Marshall
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "I am a big gamer. I love the Nintendo Switch. I found Lego DC Super Villains to be a great game for the Switch. It is so awesome that I even bought my child it for their Switch. This game can really grab your itch for action adventure."
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    #29Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

    Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

    Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is an adventure game by Climax Studios where players can control various Adventure Time characters on a quest to explore the underwater Land of Ooo. It will be released in July 2018.

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    Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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    Chen Zhang
    Written on June 3, 2018
    " Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is going to be one of my grand daughter's favorite games on her new Nintendo. She just loves the characters and animation and says she can't wait for the game to come out. Any fan of the series would probably enjoy it."
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    #30Overcooked

    Overcooked
    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game by Ghost Town Games and Team 17. Hosting one to four players, they have to prepare meals within a time limit while navigating through stage obstacles.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    $16.99

    Barbara Newman
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "Such a cute game! I love playing this in my down time. Bit of a hefty price tag, but a game that will keep you entertained for hours!"
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    #31Celeste

    Celeste

    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry, with the art of the Brazilian Studio MiniBoss. It is available for PCs, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    $19.99

    Sun Yuan
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "Celeste is a game that is full of charm. From the gorgeous pixel-art graphics to the loveable musical score, and the tight and challenging action all throughout. This platforming at its best and one of the best nintendo switch game that you should be playing."
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    #32Hollow Knight

    Hollow Knight
    Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game, in classic Metroidvania style with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. In this game, players explore the world using a variety of movement and combat techniques.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Jack Patel
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "This is one of the best examples of a masterfully crafted game from the level design, clever enemies, interesting story, and tight controls. This was an unforgettable experience from start to finish that I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone as it is one of the best Nintendo Switch games out right now."
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    #33Dead Cells

    Dead Cells
    Dead Cells is a 2D action adventure game for Windows and Mac. Explore and bring back the memories of an era wherein graphics mattered little. It was developed and published by Motion Twins.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch

    $24.99

    Leo Huang
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "Out of all the metroidvania style games that I have tried so far, this is the one that I liked the most. The difficulty is high but not impossible, the controls are perfect and the action is satisfying. Nintendo Switch games have been coming out left and right but this is truly a gem."
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    #34Diablo III Eternal Collection

    Diablo III Eternal Collection

    Diablo III Eternal Collection is a dungeon crawler game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It includes the Diablo III itself, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer.

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    Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    Jacob Williams
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "This game has remained as fun as ever despite the time that has passed since it first launched. The transition to the Nintendo Switch was seamless and somehow makes for better control on the portable console. This collection includes every expansion for the game as well making a really good game even if this is your encounter with the series."
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    #35Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley is a role-playing simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It is available for computers with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Barbara Jordan
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "On the surface, this seems like a simple farming simulation game which I also thought of when I started playing it. As time went on, however, I found myself engrossed in it, playing every chance that I get. This is one of those games that you have to play to really appreciate."

Summary

Best What are the best Games for Nintendo Switch
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildGames 51 Paid
2Splatoon 2Games 49 Paid
3Mario Kart 8 DeluxeGames 48 Paid
4Super Mario OdysseyGames 48 Paid
5Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveGames 43 Paid
6Valkyria Chronicles 4Games 39 Paid
7Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom BattleGames 39 Paid
8Rayman LegendsGames 37 Paid
9Monster Hunter Generations UltimateGames 35 Paid
10MinecraftGames 34 Paid
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