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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

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.

This game is legendary. The fact that it was a launch title for the switch just blows me away. The graphics, the soundtrack, the movement. All amazing. I love so much about this game. A must have for the switch.

Definitively the best modern-era Zelda game of all time. With its open-world structure and variety of ways to play, this game soars to the top of any list.

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.

2 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

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.

When we look at the best things that have ever happened in history they are gonna be saying 3 things

1.The invention of Basketball
2. Super Mario odyssey
3. I haven't got anything else

3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Product Image

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.

Anyone who knows Super Smash Bros knows that it's a really popular fighting game. All the smash games are good, but brawl and ultimate are the best because they have the best adventure modes. World of Light took me almost a whole month to finish it. My mom loves challenging games such as Legend of Zelda the best. And World of Light is one of the reasons I have a Switch. Also, it is the best games to play with my friends, we all have a switch and we all have Nintendo Switches. My top 10 favorite characters are right here.
1. Pit
2. Toon Link
3. Kirby
4. Cloud
5. Mario
6. Inkling
7. Pikachu
8. Zelda
9. Marth
10. Link

I love the story mode it is so immersive (even though I spent so long on the first map and got angry when I realized there was more).

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the best games that I've ever seen. It has amazing graphics and the variety of fighters is vast. Overall, 10/10.

4 Splatoon 2 Splatoon 2 Product Image

An online third person shooter from nintendo? Yes please! The day I got Splatoon 2 I just stayed in my bed, playing round after round.

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!

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

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.

5 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Product Image

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!

I got this game right before the pandemic hit. It was so fun. I played it so much. Perfect to play with family and friends, too.

6 Super Mario Maker 2 Super Mario Maker 2 Product Image

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.

This game is just constant fun. It's also the best Mario game I could think of.

7 Arms Arms Product Image

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.

It's inventive and fresh! Definitely recommend.

My Eyes just won't get off this awesome game!

8 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Product Image

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

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

Decent.
I know I use this word a bit too much.

9 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?

Come on. Bring it up higher! Most Sonic fans own Nintendo systems so it's no surprise that it is the best on Switch and not on XBO or PS4!

10 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Product Image

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.

In my opinion, I think this is better than Xenoblade Chronicals 1. Honestly it's a great game, this is once again another masterpiece you should own on your Switch. Story, Gameplay, Music, Characters, Wolrd, Bosses, all brilliant. 10/10

The Contenders
11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

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

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

Another version of the game to add to your collection.

12 Kirby: Star Allies Kirby: Star Allies Product Image

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!

This game is my favorite

13 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Animal Crossing: New Horizons Product Image

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.

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.

It's pretty good game and deserves more recognition. I also witch the villager actually had souls and interesting conversations

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.

14 Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! Product Image

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

15 Celeste Celeste Product Image

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.

16 Hollow Knight Hollow Knight Product Image

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.

17 Super Bomberman R Super Bomberman R Product Image
18 Minecraft Minecraft Product Image

The same game as always. Complicated in its simplicity and full of memories. Why change near-perfection?

Hummm I've been playing Minecraft java edition for 8 years and I see bedrock edition on switch...

Favorite game. The port is okay, but it's basically the Xbox 360 version.

Get it off! It sucks horribly!

19 Sonic Forces Sonic Forces Product Image

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.

20 Mario Party Superstars Mario Party Superstars Product Image
21 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fire Emblem: Three Houses Product Image

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.

Should at least be top 5.

22 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Product Image
23 Pokken Tournament DX Pokken Tournament DX Product Image
24 Dragon Quest XI Dragon Quest XI Product Image

I want to finish this.

25 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Product Image

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.

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.

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

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