Top Ten Best Games for the Nintendo Switch

Just vote for your favorite game playable on the new console.

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Such a fun game it took me awhile to get to the point. Has many puzzles and pretty hard bosses. You can go any where and start what divine beast you want to capture first and is also has an amazing story line. Even though it was my first Zelda game I have ever played

I really liked it. So much fun in this game. The physics engine is so good and there are endless possibilities. Nintendo Switch has got a great masterpiece and Horizon Zero Dawn gave it a good fight, but it won the GOTY. Anyways, great game and deserves the title Legend Of Zelda. This game is a true marvel. - TriggerTrashKid

Best thing is, you can play this even if you're broke like me and can't afford a switch - TheInsomniac

Best game in the history of the world

No, not the best game ever, but yeah, it's easy to say it's one of the best open world games. - TriggerTrashKid

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2 Super Mario Odyssey

This game made me feel every emotion: Plenty of joy, Logan of rage, a twinge of fear, and even a tearful moment at the end of a long journey. Breath of the Wild had me addicted for hours, but Super Mario Odyssey is fun every time I play it. Whether speed running, popping balloons, racing Koopas, punching bosses, finding every moon, or even just enjoying these amazingly designed kingdoms, Super Mario Odyssey is pure fun the whole way through. 10/10.

You know I'm not really into the Zelda Series. So Super Mario Odyssey takes the number 1 spot as my favourite game on the Nintendo Switch.

WARNING! This Contains lots of spoilers so when you see the row with the hats then you will not see any spoilers but I just want to tell you all why Super Mario Odyssey is such a fantastic game!

It is even one of my favourite Mario games of all time and in this game you get to use Cappy who can help you posses lots of different things heck you even get to capture enemies. You can even posses a taxi and it takes you from a bright and cheerful city to a dark ally with tanks shooting at you and where it rains really really HARD! With Cappy you can pretty much do almost anything and the kingdoms are great. They include places like the Sand Kingdom a Mexican themed world with a village and a giant pyramid. The Seaside Kingdom a place to enjoy to have some fun in the sun and if you have the winter blues and New Donk City where you can ride ...more

This game was everything I hoped it would be and then some. It reminded me of super mario galaxy, super mario galaxy 2, and super mario 64 while still being original in every way. It is the pinnacle of mario games, and I believe to be the pinnacle of all switch games.

10/10 experience - EvanWellens

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3 Splatoon 2

I'm so happy that this was on the switch in its first year. Splatoon was such a great game that never got to see its potential (because it was on the wii u) but now that its on the switch it has gotten so popular and I'm happy for it - JarJarz

BEST GAME EVER! Its great! The first splatoon was AWESOME and this splatoon introduced new weapons gear and a lot more stuff.

Being a huge fan of the first Splatoon game, I bought this at launch and haven't been able to put it down since. - Atham

Great, addicting and fun gameplay. Want a colorful multiplayer? This is it. The characters are cute, the campaign isn't dissappointing. And the multiplayer stands out. - TriggerTrashKid

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4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

They should've made mario kart 9 not mario kart 8. But who cares GO NINTENDO SWITCH!

This Is The Game I Always Come Back To, It's A Great Game To Play With Friends And Alone I Also Love The Maps

Number 4 what this should be higher

Hands down, best racing game

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5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't mediocre, but isn't all that great. I know it is fun and I sort of have mixed reviews for this game, the only thing that annoys me is how overrated it is. I am going crazy. People are behaving like it will be the BEST GAME EVER. But, guys, it isn't a legendary game, but decent. - TriggerTrashKid

I will have to say that this is one of my favorite game, if not my #1 favorite game of all time. But I do sort of understand where you're coming from as it does have a few flaws. Like why did a Piranha Plant come to mind? - LarryLarrington

This game is terrific. This game itself made 2018 a good year for nintendo!

Hasn't even come out yet and it's already Number 8 on the list. Impressive. Moving on, I'm so HYPED for this game!

Naw fam WhERES waLUIGI

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6 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Superior to most JRPGs. Seriously good game. Brilliant funny loveable characters, masterpiece music, unique outstanding environments, well written story, loads of monsters and enemies to fight. Never gets boring in my opinion. 10/10

The Final Fantasy VII of this generation, and that's a good thing.

Best JRPG I've ever played. Likeable characters, beautiful world's, engaging story, loads of side missions, challenging monsters and bosses, and the best OST I've ever heard. Should be in the top three easily.

I asked Sakurai, No he isn't adding Mythra to smash. We're very upset too. - Nintendo

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7 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

I never really expected THIS to happen. it's a good game though

This May have been a mistake - Nintendo

I know I use this word a bit too much. - TriggerTrashKid

y so low?

8 Arms

Most fun and creative fighting game I have played - Retroman64

Yes! I got to play this game at a preview, can't stress how fun it is

Did you watch the ARMS direct. There is some nice surprises. - ShigeruMiyamoto

Super fun game!

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9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

It's the same game we all know and love, but now we can take it anywhere! Well, there goes my social life again! - Atham

The graphics are a bit downgraded (a bit), but it is the same legendary RPG known as Skyrim. - TriggerTrashKid

Time to play Skyrim for the 5th millionth time. - RadioHead03

Another version of the game to add to your collection.

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10 Kirby: Star Allies

No reason to hate it. Oh, sorry, there are a handful of them. - TriggerTrashKid

This game is my favorite

so great

The Newcomers

? Yoshi's Crafted World

Oh Yeah! I loved woolly world (despite bad advertising) and this looks even better! Super Excited!


? Hollow Knight: Silksong

The Contenders

11 Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

Snipper clips is the best game of all time on the nintendo switch

This game is the best multiplayer game on the switch - Retroman64

A bit boring after a while... - Marxcute19

12 Sonic Mania Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania looks fantastic in all aspects. I loved that SEGA let fan game creators make a Sonic game. After this, I feel like they need to make more games with these people in the developer's seat.

Definitely deserves higher that number 12 spot. Can we get this to the top ten? PLEASE? - JarJarz

This is what most Sonic games can only WISH they could be.

How is this number 12?

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13 Super Bomberman R

It. Is. Mediocre. - TriggerTrashKid

14 Project Sonic 2017

You can change the name to sonic forces now

This game is going to bring sonic back to good. Along with sonic mania

This is called sonic forces and is a sequel to generations

It. Is. Trash. - TriggerTrashKid

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15 Celeste

Bumping this up. Put this to the Top 15 maybe? - SoaPuffball

God, I love this game so much. - Atham

3rd best Switch game behind Mario and Zelda. Should be way higher

This is TOP 5 MATERIAL! - TriggerTrashKid

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16 Puyo Puyo Tetris

Should be below Splatoon 2. - TriggerTrashKid

It is... You probably posted this at a time in which it was higher but still. - JarJarz

This is the best yet!

17 Rocket League

You can take it anywhere and it has all the content as it does on the other platforms. It has decreased visuals but that doesn't take away from how fun this game is. - thunderstar1124

Very good and better due to portability - Jiorl

Rock-it League - TriggerTrashKid

18 Dragon Quest X
19 Minecraft

It does NOT suck. - SuperInkLink64

Better than Fortnite. - qToadRagez

Minecraft. Is. Not. Bad. - TriggerTrashKid

Get it off! It sucks horribly!

20 Fire Emblem Warriors

This game is awesome and deserves to be higher - firebreathingyoshi

This thing is severely underrated, not really as underrated as pm sticker star, but I don't know why people hate this so much. care to explain? - SoaPuffball

21 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
22 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Best Donkey Kong Till Date. - TriggerTrashKid

The best 2d platformer ever. - SuperInkLink64

23 Mario Tennis Aces

Why play this when you can play tennis in real life? - TriggerTrashKid

Why this be at 50 - Feathers111

For our next DLC we're adding a coin and a cheep cheep! we're gonna have to stop this soon... - Nintendo

i agree - SuperMario1

24 Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite, Fortnite, Let's Go. - TriggerTrashKid

I stole your vbucks - B1ueNew


25 Stardew Valley

This is the best version to have it on because you can take it anywhere and play it on your T.V. if you want.

This is TOP 10 MATERIAL! - TriggerTrashKid

26 SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
27 Yooka-Laylee

O god how did this game even touch this sort of list? Please get it away now! - JarJarz

28 Skyrim

Already on the list. - Extractinator04

Listen to the guy above me - JarJarz

29 Pokken Tournament DX

It was good! Before smash came out... Now just get smash - JarJarz

30 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu

Mediocre - TriggerTrashKid

31 Hallow Knight

Speeeld it's wonge. But I don't care this game is AMAZING - JarJarz

32 Doom (2016)

This one rocks - TriggerTrashKid

33 Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

... why is pikachu's version so much higher? - qToadRagez



Eevee. Period.

34 Civilization VI

Pretty nice - TriggerTrashKid

35 Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura
36 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
37 Super Mario Maker 2

Wait we haven't even released this yet why oh why is it number 44 already. - Nintendo

I know its not out yet but come on... MARIO MAKER! - JarJarz

This game just looks AMAZING. Can’t wait for it to take over YouTube again!

38 Splatoon

You mean "Splatoon 2"? - shawnmccaul22

Splatoon 2, guys. - TriggerTrashKid

Wii U game. - Extractinator04

39 Dragon Quest XI
40 Peach Ball: Senran Kagura
41 Fast RMX

This is a really good game.

42 Super Mario Party

It hasn't come out yet, but it still looks awesome, a return to form for the Mario Party franchise.

Best Mario Party ever. Enough is enough. - SuperMario1

43 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Nintendo Switch)
44 Gal*gun 2
45 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

This will be awesome - Ale9991

Awesome game. - TriggerTrashKid

46 Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
47 Just Dance 2017
48 Blade Strangers
49 NBA 2K17

That would be awesome

EA, WHY? - TriggerTrashKid

50 Cars 3: Driven to Win

It's on PS4, image says it *cough*

It was on the NS, so it counts


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1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2. Celeste
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Splatoon 2
3. Sonic Mania
1. Super Mario Odyssey
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