What are the best Switch eShop games?

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    #1Night in the Woods

    Night in the Woods

    Night in the Woods is one of the best interactive games you will find on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Follow the story Mae Borowski, a college dropout who returns to her sleepy hometown.


    Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, Nintendo Switch


    Teresa Walker
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "I see what they did with this game. Realy cool narrative-driven game which I really enjoy games like these. This is one of those that really caught my attention and easily one of the best Nintendo Switch games that I got from the eShop. Love the mini games and knife fights. Creepy but fun"
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    #2Splatoon 2

    Splatoon 2

    Splatoon 2 is the closest Nintendo has been to having an online shooter game that you can get on the Switch eShop. Play this game with no guns and deaths but just pure ink-splatting action.


    Nintendo Switch


    Andy Ma
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "I was looking to download a bloody shooter game for my Switch but ended up with this game. I didn't know about this because I haven't seen the first game but I love this ;)"
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    #3Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a first-person shooter game that won Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2017. It is one of the best Switch eShop shooter games that you will find.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch


    Salvador Durán
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "The slight performance issues in Switch's handheld mode works in docked mode which is good as I got to play it well. I personally love this than the earlier versions and I'm glad they brought this to Switch. "


Did you know that Nintendo started out as a popular card game company? Before its domination of the gaming industry with the best Super Mario Bros games, the company manufactured cards. When Japan cut off its relations with the West in 1633, there was a ban put on all foreign playing cards. The government did this to avoid the proliferation of gambling in society. The enactment of the Meiji Constitution led to government changes that relaxed the ban on playing cards. Nintendo was the most popular card company so they were able to expand faster than any of their competition. Nintendo had been a stable company and was already established 70 years before the first video game was invented. With the emergence of the first U.S.-made home video game console in 1972 (Magnavox Oddysey), the company saw a bigger market. Nintendo found the next steps in electronic games as in 1975, they acquired the Odyssey's distribution rights for Japan.

Almost 50 years after, the gaming brand has is still consistently recognized as one of the best in the world. They had produced modern gaming consoles like the Nintendo DS. (the world's first home gaming system with a touch sensitive screen). Also, their latest cash cow, the Nintendo Switch, has been so successful. It seems like Nintendo will continue to dominate the gaming industry for the foreseeable future. With a 117-year lineage, Nintendo has seen the entirety of video game history. It is also the only console manufacturer to consistently release a system for every generation of gaming consoles

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    #4Mortal Kombat 11

    Mortal Kombat 11

    Mortal Kombat 11 comes to the Nintendo Switch eShop as the latest installment in the critically acclaimed franchise. The game features over-the-top gory fun with its roster of fighters.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch


    Deng Qian
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "This is one of the best games on Switch eshop. The price to download is also reasonable especially if you're a die hard Mortal Kombat fan like me"
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    #5Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate packs is a treat for Nintendo Switch gamers. It features more fighters, stages, gameplay modes, and more tactical elements from the famous game franchise. 


    Nintendo Switch


    David Weber
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "Super upgrade from other Mario games that are available in Nintendo Switch. Everything that a Super Mario fan can ask for is here. Upgrade in gameplay, characters and all. For sure, this is one of the top games on Switch eShop that you can get"
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    #6Into the Breach

    Into the Breach

    Subset Games' second game following FTL: Faster Than Light, Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game where humans battle against gigantic creatures called Vek. It was released in 2018.


    Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch


    Gao Wei
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "Great find for me on the eShop. Though I can't really compare it to other strategy games and that's a good thing I think. Anyway I enjoyed this game"
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    #7L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire
    L.A. Noire is a mystery-solving sandbox game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. You play as an LAPD detective in the late 1940s, in Los Angeles, being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries. 

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch


    Huang Dong
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "Not a fan of these msytery games and all but I liked this quite a lot. I'm glad i keep sticking with the Switch eShop when it comes to my games"
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    #8Sonic 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.


    Nintendo Switch, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Alan Guo
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "I totally love these retro-vibe games on Eshop!! Great gameplay even though its like an old game"


Best What are the best Switch eShop games
1Night in the WoodsGames 4 Paid
2Splatoon 2Games 2 Paid
3Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusGames 1 Paid
4Mortal Kombat 11Games 1 Paid
5Super Smash Bros. UltimateGames 0 Paid
6Into the BreachGames 0 Paid
7L.A. NoireGames 0 Paid
8Sonic ManiaGames 0 Paid

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