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

This game. Is so. Great. Play it. Now. Honestly if this costed 120 dollars I would still buy it. It's the best game for me. This game got me introduced to Zelda and that's pretty great. I didn't grow up with Zelda but this made me as sure as heck wish that I did.

I agree this game is amazing. I wait a better sequel of this unique game

The Nintendo answer for Journey

It may be long but the journey is definitely worth it

2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

I hope the last DLC character Is someone good. Hoping for Crash Bandicoot oe Bandana Dee. - B1ueNew

Everyone is here

Colors weave into a spire of flame!

It is so fun and has so many different games

3 Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is way better than the first and has much better weapons. I'm level 17 and I'm a beast. Nobody likes to mess with the Splatoon 2 king.

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

This is amazing.This is my autistic interest.Got it for christmas and enjoy it after the final splat fest.Would recommend

Good good so good - MarioBros11

4 Super Mario Odyssey

I'm getting this game soon. So far from what I've seen. It is really fun. - B1ueNew

You can be a tree

U can b a cactus 10/10

This should be number 2

5 Mario Kart 8

The drifting and feel of this game is nearly perfect, the graphics being the best yet in the mario kart series! 200cc takes a bit to get at first but once mastered it is so fun to play competitively online and in time trials! This games just provides so well when it comes to online, even the offline grand prix's and VS Races are really good! This makes me want to strive to go for a world record in Time trials, and in my opinion is the best online game on the switch!

YaY! Go Mario

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

Hands down, best racing game

6 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Wow Nintendo actually went to this website

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

Good, the xenoblade seems like xenoverse but the game is great.
I was talking about how the title seem same. - TriggerTrashKid

How is this masterpiece seventh

7 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

This is a very underrated crossover game. - B1ueNew

I hate this game, but the only thing that makes it good is the final boss: a Ridley-like Bowser.

This game is amazing if you haven't played it you should

I played this, but I didn’t really like it. I can see why other people like it, but it is boring to me. - MysticalDream

8 Arms

It's inventive and fresh! Definitely recommend.

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

9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Listen to the guy above me - JarJarz

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

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

10 Sonic Mania Sonic Mania

I love Sonic characters, but never played a Sonic game. X_X - Videogamesgal

The best Sonic game in the history of sonic

This saved the Sonic franchise from certain DOOM. Enough said.

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


The Newcomers

? Just Shapes and Beats
? Asphalt 9: Legends

Good free to play game. - B1ueNew

The Contenders

11 Kirby: Star Allies

This game is fun

Its flipping Kirby. Of course it's in the top ten. - MarioBros11

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

so great

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12 Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

A bit boring after a while... - Marxcute19

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

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

13 Minecraft

It used to be bigger - MarioBros11

Minecraft. Is. Not. Bad. - TriggerTrashKid

Not that bad - ElSherlock

Yeah. I agree. - Pokemonfan10

14 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!

15 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Best Donkey Kong Till Date. - TriggerTrashKid

16 Project Sonic 2017

It. Is. Trash. - TriggerTrashKid

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

17 Super Bomberman R

It. Is. Mediocre. - TriggerTrashKid

18 Super Mario Party

Watched a playthrough, looks pretty cool - MarioBros11

Best Mario Party ever. Enough is enough. - SuperMario1

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

19 Pokken Tournament DX

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


20 Yoshi's Crafted World

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

...anticipation... - MarioBros11


WoShi It's a DoUbLe YoShI ExPLoShi

21 Celeste

God, I love this game so much. - Atham

This is TOP 5 MATERIAL! - TriggerTrashKid

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

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

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22 Super Mario Maker 2

Absolutely my favorite Switch game. I've put 150 hours into it and I'm still not bored. Plus, future updates will add even more. The amount of content is just incredible.

It's out, and I love it a lot. I wonder if people still play the original? - MarioMaster101


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

23 Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

This game is so amazingly made.


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


24 Rocket League

Rock-it League - TriggerTrashKid

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

25 Fortnite: Battle Royale

WHAT!?!?!? WHO PUT THIS ON THE LIST!?!?! whoever did is probably a 7 year old - Swagwarrior

Bad on Switch.


Fortnite sucks - MarioBros11

26 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu

Mediocre - TriggerTrashKid

It’s pokemon

27 Mario Tennis Aces

The matches can get tedious - MarioBros11

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

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

Why this be at 50 - Feathers111

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28 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

29 Yooka-Laylee

On the image it says Xbox One. This list is stupid. - MarioBros11

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

30 NES Nintendo Switch Online
31 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
32 Layers of Fear: Legacy
33 Hollow Knight


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

34 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
35 SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
36 Dead Cells

This may not be the best game on the switch but it's got to be on this list somewhere. Awesome platforming side scroller with very good action! - Jshores

37 Attack on Titan 2
38 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
39 Dragon Quest X
40 Stardew Valley

This is TOP 10 MATERIAL! - TriggerTrashKid

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.

41 Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Why is it in last place? It's really good! - myusernameisthis

42 Doom (2016)

This one rocks - TriggerTrashKid

43 Civilization VI

My dad owns Civilization V - MarioBros11

Pretty nice - TriggerTrashKid

44 L.A. Noire
45 Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura
46 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
47 Mortal Kombat 11
48 Has-Been Heroes
49 Peach Ball: Senran Kagura
50 Fast RMX

This is a really good game.

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