The 5 Top Nintendo Switch Games.
The Nintendo Switch console has just celebrated its third birthday at the time of writing and is still picking up steam. With nearly 3–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>1946/nintendo-switch-outsells-snes-worldwide/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>50 million units sold, it is already more popular than the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which is considered one of the best Nintendo consoles ever made.
This huge success and incredibly large install base means Switch has also become a popular platform for game developers. With latest generation ports, current generation multiplatform games, and plenty of exclusives, the Switch has so many worthwhile games that it’s almost impossible to make a list of the best ones.
That said, this is exactly what we have to do, because as a (presumably) new Switch owner looking to solidify their library, it can be hard to know which games are absolutely worth your money.
We’ve tried to include a good mix of game genres here and haven’t excluded games from consideration because they also exist on other platforms. If the game is on Switch and is (in our opinion) one of the best games on the platform, it can be featured here. So, here are 5 of the best Nintendo Switch games.
Breath of the Wild is both a major departure from previous Zelda games, as well as a return to the series’ roots when it comes to adventure and wonder. Almost everyone seems to agree that BotW is a must-play game for every Switch owner.
Not only is it downright beautiful, but it provides hundreds of hours of open-world hours, it also tells an epic story of a broken world in need of a hero and offers a truly unique evolving gameplay experience.
The BotW world seems to be alive and unpredictable. You can really play in your own way, with many physics-based puzzles in a way the developers never imagined. To summarize, if you love open worlds, fantasy adventures, and incredibly fun gameplay and exploration, you should already be playing.
The Fire Emblem turn-based strategy RPG series has always had a hardcore and dedicated fan base. These games were especially famous for the constant death of characters. If one of your unique characters dies in battle, you’re done.
Fire Emblem went mainstream with the release of 3ds-games-to-catch-before-the-switch-lite-launch/”>3DS Fire Emblem Awakening , which introduced a random version and added a deep romance mechanic in which players could unite characters and then engage their children in battle as well.
Three Houses is the first FE title for the Switch and represents another major overhaul of the series’ formula. Gone are the matchmaking mechanics, although your own character can still romance another character. Instead, Three Houses offers a challenging and deep SRPG (Strategy RPG) experience and hundreds of hours of play.
You play as a mysterious child prodigy who becomes a professor at a military academy in the style of Hogwarts. You have to choose which of the three houses you will join, which also means taking an oath of allegiance to the leader of that house and the kingdom, empire or dukedom that they represent. It’s important not to spoil the plot of the game, but what you do in the first phase of the plot has profound implications for the second phase.
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Three Houses is a game that must be played at least four times to see all of the storylines. A story expansion has recently been released that adds a Ã¢â‚¬Å“fourthÃ¢â‚¬Â house as a side story. If SRPG is your thing, there is no better value for money than Three Houses. This writer spent just over 3–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>100 hours in the game, with at least 50 more hours ahead.
DOOM 203–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>16 is one of the so-called “Impossible Ports” that can hit the Switch. Despite being limited to 30fps, more blurry visuals and less detailed textures, this is pretty much the entire DOOM 203–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>16 experience. As a true shooter, the Switch has nothing better, and it’s certainly the only way to play it handheld and paths.
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DOOM 203–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>16 is an addictive, ripping and demon-slaying piece of pure fun. If any of this sounds good to you (like the award-winning metal soundtrack), buy this game today. By the way, Dooms 3–1610001.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>1, 2, and 3 are also on Switch along with DOOM 64 and DOOM Eternal
You can’t make a list of the best Nintendo Switch games without having at least one Mario game. There are many great games featuring the famous Italian plumber, but only Mario Odyssey stands out as the only title.
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Building on the groundbreaking 3D Mario 64 and the 3D Mario games that followed, Odyssey shows Mario like you’ve never seen it before. He penetrates a wide variety of worlds with incredible power through a sentient hat that allows you to wield enemies and objects.
The level design is inspired, Mario handles like a dream, and the game provides a significant amount of gameplay. Especially if you are a finisher collector. This is the pinnacle of 3D Mario game design, and if you liked any 3D Marios, it should be on your list too.
Cuphead is famous for several reasons. First of all, it used to be a Microsoft exclusive, but it is now on Switch thanks to an odd friendship it seems to have established between Nintendo and Microsoft. At least for now. Another reason this game is special is because of its unmatched classic animation. If you’re a fan of classic flexible animation, you’ll love Cuphead.
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Finally, this game is known to be one of the most challenging, with a focus on boss battles and a great two-player mode. The story is essentially a yarn of “pay the devil his debts” in which you must defeat these bosses in order to save your soul. Cuphead has loads of old school problems and a bunch of polished charms. If you’re not afraid of a little re-death, Cuphead is an important name.
What do you think are the most important Nintendo Switch games for any Switch owner? Let us know in the comments.