The Best Nintendo Switch Games, So Far

Published: Dec 5, 2021

Nintendo Switch is a great console with a ton of games to play. Since this is a current generation console, we are not going to make a “best of all-time” list. Instead, this is our list of the top 5 Nintendo Switch games so far. It wasn’t easy to choose with Nintendo having a very strong lineup of first-party games, so we tried to pick out 5 games that offer the most value as far as replayability, features, and modes.

The Nintendo Switch is a video game console that was released on March 3, 2017. The Switch can either be docked to a TV or used as a mobile console with the included Joy-Cons. There are two controllers that have an analog stick and four buttons on each side, as well as ZL and ZR buttons (the ZL and ZR buttons are absent on the left and right sides of the controller). The Switch is a hybrid console: it can be used as a handheld or it can be attached to a TV. The ability to game on the big screen or convert to a mobile device, gives the switch an edge for active and casual gamers.

While Mario and Donkey Kong often make it onto our lists, we tried not to use our love for the classics to affect our decisions. With that said, a Mario game did make it on and somehow Luigi did too. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a close consideration, since it was a huge upgrade from the Wii version, but it still lacks a certain variety that you can find in the games below.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizon


About Animal Crossing: New Horizon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a Nintendo Switch game that released on November 14, 2020. The game is a 3D sandbox-life simulation video game, and the player is able to explore many exotic islands. In this world, there are many animals, and the player is able to interact with them. They also have the opportunity to help out the animals by tending to their needs. The player has the opportunity to decorate their island with tons of furniture, plants, and decorations all while enjoying a picturesque view of palm trees and mountains.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


About The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo. It is the 19th main installment in the series, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo Switch. This new game marks a departure for the series. You are Link, a Divine Retribution Knight who takes on the task of defeating Calamity Ganon to save Hyrule. To defeat him, you will need to explore the vast, uncharted world around you in search of weapons and armor that will help you in your quest.


Pokémon Let’s Go (Pickachu and Eevee)


About Pokémon Let’s Go (Pickachu and Eevee)

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! is a Role-Playing Game for the Nintendo Switch and is the first Pokémon game to be released on the Switch. The game is a remake of Pokémon Yellow and also features updated graphics, updated gameplay mechanics, updated Pokémon capture methods, and updated Pokémon battling mechanics. The first game in the Pokémon series is an RPG that follows the journey of a newly-transferred Pokémon Trainer who has just arrived in Kanto, a region rich with diverse characters and natural environments. This Trainer will make friends, encounter battles, receive badges from Gyms along their journey, and meet many rare species of Pokémon.



Luigi’s Mansion 3


About Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch is the third installment of the Luigi’s Mansion series. This time, Luigi will have to go through a mansion that has been infected with a new type of ghost called Glooms. With his trusty Poltergust G-00, he will have to suck up these pesky ghosts and find out how to save the day. Players will be able to use the new Hero Sight system, which will allow them to track enemies' movements in real time, set up ambushes, and find out their weak points.


Super Mario 3D All-Stars


About Super Mario 3D All-Stars

The three games included in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch are Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. All three games are classic and well-known for their many years of success and their innovative and revolutionary gameplay and graphics. With the opportunity to experience three previous-generation Mario games, fans both old and new are sure to love the hours of gameplay and adventure that await.

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