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

Who can question the greatness of Breath of the Wild? I have never poured more hours into a game. The design is perfect down to the tiniest details, and everything about it is just seamlessly flawless. I'd pay 100 dollars for this game.

This isn't even a question at the current time. The only other really viable title is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which, while great, is just a special edition re-release and isn't in the same league. Not only is this the best game of the Switch currently, but it's also probably one of the best games of the year and one of the best Zelda titles ever made.

It's quite possible that this game will be topped in the future with releases like Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid Prime 4, Fire Emblem Switch, and possibly a new DK Country (seeing as how Retro Studios isn't working on either of the new metroids), but until then, Breath of the Wild is head and shoulders above anything else that exists.

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.

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.

This game is like one of the best Switch games ever. Great story, sidekick is good, the kingdoms have so much excitement and the moons feel rewarding to collect. Seriously this game should get DLC and a sequel in 2019 or 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.

3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With the game now out, my vote feels justified. The smash Bros. series has always had a magical feeling to it, and this game pushes everything forward. When you have a game like Smash, you reach a point where you are unsure of what the series could possibly do next, but returning to every past game was the best choice. We get a fun Classic mode from 64, fast gameplay from Melee, a good single-player mode from Brawl, and a huge cast of varying characters from Wii U.
This game is so beloved by fans because it is FOR the fans. Those fan mods feel like a reality. We have every past character and some new highly sought for ones, tons of great returning stages, and addicting gameplay to bring it all home. Or anywhere else. This Switch's being a mashup of Nintendo consoles leaves Ultimate feeling like a perfect fit. I'll be interested to see how Sakurai tops this one.

The better you get the more fun it is. The more fighters you can use the more fun it is. The more captain falcon the more fun it is

4 Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is an amazing sequel for Splatoon. I also heard Splatoon 3 is coming out soon. Anyways, this game is fun and has so many different modes. It has salmon run, hero (solo) mode, splat zones, turf war, rainmaker, tower control... so many! And the main objective is never killing your enemies. You can 'splat' them to help you out but it's never your focus. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes variety and colourful games!

A very good sequel to Nintendo's widely popular third person shooter. Nice new features and additions will make this title to a "must have" on the Switch.

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

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!

I cannot wait to play this game when I own a Switch this year. It has got the coolest additional features such as several new characters (Inklings because I love Splatoon) and features more options for Battle Mode.

I love this game! Me and my family played it for over 110 hours which is over 4 days or something which it is really fun buy it if you have a switch and somebody to play with!

6 Arms

If you want to ever complete your Switch collection this year buy the following games: This one, Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.

This game is one of the most unique fighting games I have ever seen.

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

7 Super Mario Maker 2

You can make Mario levels to fit you style, then play them! Or you can challenge your friends, play other people's levels... the possibilities for your levels are endless!

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.

Super Mario Maker 2 is an awesome game to play where you can make and play Mario levels, however the Versus Online mode is just bad but everything else is awesome.

8 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.

When the fans make better games than modern SEGA. Great soundtrack of course, good extras and good levels overall

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

9 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a surprisingly fun game that shows you that you really can't judge a book by it's cover and I think everyone should give it a try.

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

Kind of weird but oddly addictive and enjoyable.

10 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!

Definitely not the best version of this undisputed masterpiece but Skyrim is still Skyrim.

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

The Newcomers

? Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
? Rune Factory 3 Special
The Contenders
11 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom just takes Breath of the Wild and does everything better. From the story to the dungeons (especially the dungeons) to the gameplay to the abilities to the side quests and even the world itself, TOTK may just be the best open world game of all time.

12 Sonic Forces

It's now called Sonic Forces and is mediocre to bad.

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

Don't fail me, Project Sonic.

13 Kirby: Star Allies

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

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

Colorful, cute, and solid gameplay. 10/10!

14 Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

I like how you have to cooperate with people. It encourages you to have friends.

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

15 Xenoblade Chronicles 2

This game is so epic. I've never been a JRPG fan, but this game has completely changed my opinion. I love Rex and Pyra, really strong leads with some outstanding and funny support from Nia, Tora, Poppi and my favourite Zeke. The story is full of twists, deaths, betrayal, joy and sadness, one of my favourites ever. The wolrd of Titans is full of creatures, towns, secrets and some of the best music I've heard in years. A true masterpiece, if you think you don't like JRPG games, you might surprise yourself with this one. Fantastic game

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

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.

16 Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The game was rough in its early months, and villager dialogue is rather banal, but this game continues to get better with every update and addition. It has the same formula as always, except your tools can break now.

This game came out at the PERFECT time. It helped me through the pandemic. I struggled (and I'm still struggling) with depression through the pandemic. Animal crossing made me feel so relaxed. I was happy. a year and a half later and I still love acnh so much. It should be in the top 10, no doubt.

It's been one week since this game has released and I've already sunk 60 hours into it. I've wanted this for years and it truly delivers.

17 Hollow Knight

This is easily one of the best games I've ever played. I'm literally crying while hearing the music because it's so good. It looks incredible, controls incredible, and has a ridiculous amount of amazing content for a game made by just a small handful of people. It's naturally lower because it's indie but this one should truly be in the top 3. And the lore is also incredible.

Creepy and fantastic. Centering mostly around insects, Hollow Knight is a platformer that has a beautiful art style and contains classic elements inspired by past games. Really gives me flashbacks to both Cuphead and Metroid.

Beautiful storyline and unique visual world like no other.

18 Celeste

Celeste is just an amazing game for the switch, and It will cause you to rage quit but the game is so much fun.

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

God, I love this game so much.

19 Super Bomberman R
20 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

I love donkey kong country. Donkey Kong Country returns was the first video game I ever bought. And DKC Tropical freeze was the first switch game I bought. It's so fun. I prefer the donkey kong country platformers to the new super mario ones.

My first switch game. I love it so much! Fun tropical freeze it's so great! I love Donkey Kong County!

This soundtrack absolutely frickin' SLAPS. Oh yeah, it's also a really good platformer, but it doesn't really differ from previous installments. Maybe that's a good thing.

21 Fire Emblem: Three Houses

I'm sorry but why is it this low on the list.

One of the best games I have ever played.

One of the best Switch games ever.

22 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Just a really fun 3-D platformer. Bowser's Fury offers a really cool new take on Mario games and I think it's actually fricking awesome and even better than 3d world itself.

My hours into this game skyrocketed. Love it.

23 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
24 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
25 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

If you play as Toadette, you can make the game walkthrough easily.

I want this game.

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