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.

The Nintendo answer for Journey

It may be long but the journey is definitely worth it

I have not played the Switch version but I played the Wii u version and its great - MarioBros11

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2 Super Mario Odyssey

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.

Great game, a nice step-up - MarioBros11

Best Nintendo game. Best Nintendo switch game. Best video game. Best video game of all time.

Had lots of fun with this game - codgtamk34

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3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Great, long story mode, beautiful graphics, and great stages and fighters! The only problems I have are the online mode's issues and the controls are sort of hard (I got used to them though). I'll give this game an 8/10! I strongly recommend that you play this game at a party. - Pokemonfan10

It shows an amazing quest it is harder to play so there is difficulty and it has all the Nintendo characters we have come to know and love

Yes this was a easy choice best smash game even better than melee - Dvafan2

This is what made me get the switch! - Videogamesgal

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4 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

Good good so good - MarioBros11

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

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5 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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!

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

Played this at my friends house, loved it - B1ueNew

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6 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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

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

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7 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

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8 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

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

This May have been a mistake - Nintendo

One word: BAD - MarioBros11

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9 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

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10 Kirby: Star Allies

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

This game is my favorite

The Newcomers

? Team Sonic Racing
? Outlast 2

The Contenders

11 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

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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 Super Bomberman R

It. Is. Mediocre. - TriggerTrashKid

14 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.

15 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

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16 Doom (2016)

Very cool playing this on a Nintendo console - codgtamk34

This one rocks - TriggerTrashKid

17 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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18 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!

19 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

20 Super Mario Maker 2

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

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

The original was good - MarioBros11

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21 Dragon Quest X
22 Minecraft

It used to be bigger - MarioBros11

Not that bad - ElSherlock

Yeah. I agree. - Pokemonfan10

Minecraft. Is. Not. Bad. - TriggerTrashKid

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23 Pokken Tournament DX

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


24 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

25 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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26 Pokemon Let's Go Eevee


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


I like this game, but I don’t like the idea of that you can’t go back to certain areas. - Videogamesgal

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27 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu

Mediocre - TriggerTrashKid

It’s pokemon

28 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
29 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Best Donkey Kong Till Date. - TriggerTrashKid

The best 2d platformer ever. - SuperInkLink64

30 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.

31 Hollow Knight


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

32 SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
33 Attack on Titan 2
34 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

35 Mortal Kombat 11
36 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

37 Cars 3: Driven to Win

It was on the NS, so it counts

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

38 Civilization VI

My dad owns Civilization V - MarioBros11

Pretty nice - TriggerTrashKid

39 Cuphead Cuphead

The fact that you can play such a revolutionary exclusive on the switch, I have to say this is my favorite game on the switch right now. From its absolute beautiful and unique design, to its challenging bosses, and to its amazing music, this game is a gem. This is truly amazing and it is absolutely worth your time.

40 L.A. Noire
41 Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura
42 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
43 Dragon Quest XI
44 Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite sucks - MarioBros11

I really hate it. - Pokemonfan10

Fortnite gang ooh

Fortnite gang oooh

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45 Peach Ball: Senran Kagura
46 Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure

Just looks wrong - MarioBros11

47 Fast RMX

This is a really good game.

48 Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
49 Gal*gun 2
50 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Awesome game. - TriggerTrashKid

This will be awesome - Ale9991

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Top Remixes (28)

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
2. Splatoon 2
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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