The 12 Best Games For The Nintendo Switch

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You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. Now it's time to figure out what games you want to play. We've got you covered.

Since the Switch came out, Nintendo has managed to maintain a solid ratio of good games on their system. At this point there's a healthy selection of fantastic Switch games to choose from.

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As with all of our Bests lists, we'll continue updating this one as long as people keep putting out new Switch games. Each game we add will need to replace an existing entry. This list in particular got really good relatively quickly, so expect it to become even better as more and more games come out.

Here are the 12 best games you can get for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a monumental artistic achievement, a video game so creative and full of surprises that we'll be talking about it for years to come. It's also unlike any Zelda game before it. For years, Zelda games were defined by "no." You can't reach this place until later; you can't solve this puzzle until you get the right item. Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game to date, and it accomplishes that simply by saying yes.

A Good Match For: Anyone who likes games that let you explore and make your own fun; horse lovers.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who preferred the strict structure of other recent Zelda games.

Read our review.

Study our tips for the game.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

Stardew Valley is an already-great game made indispensable by the Switch. The 2016 farming/dating/life sim lets you forget your worries and embrace a soothingly banal life in the countryside. You water your crops in the morning, and think about how you're going to improve your farm. You head in to town and stop by the general store to get seeds and chat up the cute boy you've had your eye on. And if you want, you explore the mysterious mine, gather magical materials, and uncover the deeper secrets of the valley. It's a game with a seemingly endless amount to do, and it fits perfectly onto a handheld.

A Good Match For: Fans of games like Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, or Minecraft. Anyone looking for a relaxing but terrifyingly addictive game.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for a straightforward game. Stardew Valley is calming and low-key, but it's also extremely complex and doesn't alway explain itself that well.

Read our impressions of the Switch version.

Study our tips for playing the game.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Available digitally on the Nintendo eShop.

Look, we weren't expecting much from Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle either. We were right there laughing along with the rest of the internet when we first saw those leaked promotional images of Ubisoft's annoying Rabbid mascots dressed up as iconic Mario characters. But then Ubisoft showed the game itself, and… wait, a Mario-inspired take on XCOM tactics? One that looks like a first-party Nintendo game thanks to Nintendo's developers lending a hand with production? As it turned out, yep, Mario + Rabbids is a fantastic game. It's a smart, streamlined take on the XCOM style of turn-based, positional tactics. It's beautiful looking, and has an excellent musical score. And it's just really goofy and fun. Each fight is an unpredictable scrum between team Mario and a bunch of chittering, idiot Rabbids, and the constantly escalating challenge will force you to think on your toes. And its digestible, 5-10 minute battles and "just one more match!" addictiveness make it a perfect fit for the handheld Switch.

A Good Match For: Anyone waiting for a good Switch strategy game, XCOM fans, people who think they might like XCOM but are put off by how complicated it seems.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who just can't stand Ubisoft's Rabbids. The game is actually a lot more charming than the corny, Minions-like mascots on the cover might suggest, but if you really hate 'em, you really hate 'em.

Read our review.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

SteamWorld Dig 2 takes the backtracking, exploration and gradual upgrades of a Metroid game and combines them with the strategic spelunking of Dig Dug. The result is a charming, engrossing side-scroller loaded with smart ideas and clever challenges. That's... pretty much all we need to say about it. It's a straightforward gaming pleasure.

A Good Match For: Fans of sidescrollers, Metroid-inspired games, and digging.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone who hates platforming. SteamWorld Dig 2 isn't as hard as some other similar games, but it does have some tricky challenges.

Read our impressions of the Switch version.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Available digitally on the Nintendo eShop.

Ah, the blue shell. There may be no better metaphor for the bleakness of life. One minute you're cruising along, on top of the world, and then… BAM, you're totally hosed. Just when you thought you had it in the bag, life throws a blue shell.

Mario Kart 8 isn't really all that philosophical, of course. It's the same Mario Kart formula re-tuned and polished to an absurd degree, easily one of the most fun party games you can play on the Switch or any other console. Best of all, the Deluxe version on Switch includes all the DLC maps and characters from the Wii U game and also completely overhauls that version's woebegone battle mode. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version of an already great game.

A Good Match For: People who like moving really fast, people who like seeing Luigi look really mean.

Not a Good Match For: People who don't like Mario Kart? Do those people exist?

Read our review of the Wii U version, and of the Deluxe Switch version.

Watch a tournament that we staged at company HQ. 

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

Golf Story is exactly what it sounds like. It's a story about golf, and the emphasis is placed equally on both words in the title. It's a narrative game with light RPG elements that also happens to have an in-depth golfing system. Combining aspects of pop golf movies like Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore with a more traditional underdog sports story, it tells the tale of a talented young wannabe golf pro and his rise through the ranks to the heights of golfing glory. To do that, you'll need to master the intricacies of its golf gameplay, which gracefully walk the line between realistic and arcade-y. This one's a real charmer, and a lovely Switch surprise.

A Good Match For: Fans of story-heavy sports games, people who like golf but want something less dry than your average PGA-licensed game.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate golf. Golf Story may be a story-centric game, but you still play a lot of golf.

Read our impressions.

Study our tips for playing the game.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Available digitally on the Nintendo eShop.

Splatoon 2 builds on the foundation laid by its fantastic Wii U predecessor with a more fleshed-out singleplayer mode, an addictive new co-op mode, and league play at launch. At its core, though, it's the same brilliant mix of fine-tuned gameplay, Nickelodeon slime and J-pop dazzle that made the original great. It's a simple idea: you paint the floors, then swim through your paint to move faster and reload your gun, and it works beautifully. It's easy to get sucked into the grind for the freshest fashion and the highest ranks, but none of that would work if the game weren't fun, which it most certainly is.

A Good Match For: Anyone looking for an online shooting game that's a little bit different from the rest. People who like colourful style, fashion, and goofy memes.

Not A Good Match For: Those looking for a more traditional online shooter to play with friends. Splatoon's party and chat systems are pretty terrible, and it's way too difficult to casually play with a group.

Read our review.

Study or tips for inking your spawn, motion controls, and drawing good art.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

Overcooked asks you to team up with your friends to fill orders at a restaurant. Sounds easy, right? Of course it is not, and of course any one person's failure leads to all sorts of hilarious chaos. The fun of the game is in keeping a cool head as things go off the rails, and it works well with the Switch joy-con, making Overcooked a perfect couch co-op game. The Switch version had some performance issues at launch, but it's been subsequently patched, making it a cinch to recommend.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Available digitally on the Nintendo eShop

If you play video games, you've probably played Skyrim at some point. Even if you haven't played it, you probably know what it is. Bethesda Game Studios's epochal 2011 RPG is one of the most widely known, beloved role-playing games ever made. Even if you've already played it for hundreds of hours, it's different to be able to take it with you on the go. Skyrim makes the jump to Switch without missing a beat, bringing along all the DLC and improvements that were included in 2016's Special Edition, along with motion controls that, like in Breath of the Wild, actually make aiming a bow a lot easier.

Read our impressions of the Switch version.

Study our tips for playing the game.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

Shovel Knight is a brilliant reminder of what we loved about the best classic NES-era platformers. It combines tight controls, bouncy game feel, an extremely good soundtrack, and a charming cast of characters into a game that feels like a classic, even if it comes with many of the conveniences we associate with newer games. The Treasure Trove includes two expansions, with a third free one on the way. The first two let you play as Plague Knight and Specter Knight, and while the latter campaign is more fun than the former, both expand on an already fun game. It all looks and plays great on the Switch, and is a natural fit for on-the-go gaming.

A Good Match For: Fans of old-school platformers, people who like a little challenge -- and a lot of good music -- in their games.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for something with modern graphics, or who doesn't like challenging 2D platformers.

Read our review of the original, and the new Specter Knight campaign.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Available on the Nintendo eShop

In Arms, you get in a ring and punch people with your long, slinky arms. That's pretty much it. Pick one of ten fighters, pick a pair of super long arms, and get fighting. It's fun enough in single-player or split-screen at a party, but this game thrives on its 1v1 online battles. The basic fighting is easier to understand than it is to master, and you'll have to adjust your tactics on the fly to beat your opponents. Each character plays a little bit differently, and each arm you equip changes things further. The game displays Nintendo's signature fine-tuning and polish, and every punch you land feels like a small, satisfying victory. Arms does one thing, and it does it well. Nintendo will be support the game with free updates for the foreseeable future, too.

A Good Match For: Competitive people, Punch-Out!! fans, anyone looking for an approachable fighting game.

Not A Good Match For: Anyone looking for substantial singleplayer content. At launch, Arms doesn't have a whole lot going on outside of its enjoyable online duels.

Read our review.

Study our tips for the game.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

Super Mario Odyssey is all about freedom, and it is glorious. Unlike recent Mario games, the red-hatted plumber no longer must move forward in a straight line. The timer is gone , and each level is a toybox filled with platforming challenges, surprising secrets, and all kinds of goofy fun. It's one of the best feeling, most charming, freshest games we've played in ages, and a cinch to recommend on the Switch.

A Good Match For: Platforming fans, Mario 64 and Sunshine fans, people who like hats.

Not A Good Match For: People who hate 3D platforming, people who hate hats.

Read our review.

Study our tips for how to jump really, really far.

Watch it in action.

Purchase From: Amazon | EB Games | JB Hi-Fi

How has this list changed? Read back through our update history:

6/12/2017: We've added Super Mario Odyssey, Overcooked, and Skyrim and taken off The Binding of Isaac, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Thumper.

12/10/2017: We've added Golf Story, SteamWorld Dig 2 and Stardew Valley and taken off Jackbox Party Pack 3, Minecraft, and Snipperclips.

14/9/2017: We've added Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and removed Cave Story +.

9/8/2017: We've added Splatoon 2 and bumped off Disgaea 5.

28/6/2017: Time for our first update, and it's a big one. We've added Minecraft, Arms, Cave Story+, Disgaea 5, Jackbox Party Pack 3 and Thumper, and removed I Am Setsuna and Mr. Shifty. The list will remain capped at 12 games from here on out.

3/5/2017: And lo, the Switch Bests list was created! No updates yet. Expect more in the near future as we add more games, eventually capping the list at 12.


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Comments

    Sif put Isaac in there ahead of Blaster Master.

    There's 8 games for switch?

      No, the whole article is clearly a lie. The literal millions of people enjoying their Switch are actually staring vacantly at a blank screen, suffering of collective delusion. Nintendo's reports are a fabrication and they are actually about to go out of business.

      But you always knew better, eagle eyes piercing the see-through gossamer of that web of lies. And today, you have bravely exposed the truth to us. What a champion.

        Salty Nintendo fan detected.

        I love how Nintendo fans are always the most akin to zealots.

        Say something bad about Nintendo on reddit and they'll downvote you into oblivion. It's hilarious. It's like they just can't comprehend that Nintendo would ever do wrong. Could ever do wrong!

        Look, it's fine you're having fun with your Switch. Doesn't change the fact its a cheaply made Wii U that has a garbage roster of games that are basically all indie games or re-releases that are 3+ years old.

        I don't hate Nintendo. I just wish they would stop this stupidity and release their games on real consoles and PC. Something that has a bit of firepower behind it. That E3 tech demo they did of Zelda like 5 years ago still looks better, graphics and gameplay wise than BotW. Because Nintendo is ALWAYS limited by their shit ass hardware. I'm not talking about graphics only.

          Necro much?

          Listen, the reason why you get downvoted everywhere is that you have this attitude where your subjective opinion somehow has more value than the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people. I don't think that Nintendo is perfect and they certainly have made their fair share of mistakes, but people like you will complain, criticize and mock even unarguable successes like the Wii or the Switch only because Nintendo doesn't do what is more convenient to your established gaming behaviour and catering to the things that you value and prioritise.

          You call me salty but in reality, it is you the one who cannot cope with the fact that you know that Nintendo games are fantastic, but they are not released for the platforms you already own and prefer. And of course, you wouldn't buy their platform because fuck them for not getting in the stupid spec race and become the /third/ power PC inside a shiny brick of a console. If it is to cater to your desires, you'd gladly wish away their hardware department, costing the company millions and leaving thousands of people jobless. To get their games that you want in the most convenient way to you, you'd gladly take away the enjoyment of thousands if not millions who are engaged precisely by the very features that you elitistly dismiss as "gimmicks". In order to validate your marketing-indoctrinated values that are mostly tangential to fun such as "power", "resolution", "fps" and the such, you'd pretend Nintendo has not proven itself capable of making some of the most critically and commercially awarded games in history /regardless/ of the specs of their machines instead of limited by them. And yet, you crave those games. Such cognitive dissonance predictably result in these angered, dismissive posts, time after time.

            *wipes away tear* Beautiful. I love Nintendo's wacky games. They often do stuff others won't touch with a 10 foot pole.

          Except that as an adult with a salary that's decent, I can afford to buy any gaming system I want and own a PS4, Switch and a beefy gaming PC with a 1080ti and 8700k all shown on a 34 inch Rog monitor (and yes that's just me bragging ;p ). So I hope my opinion might hold more weight as not just another brainless nintendo zealot.

          While I agree the Switch could be more more powerful, they did what they did with the switch to make it accessible and affordable. The Switch isn't competing against the PS4 or Xbox or even the 3DS. It exists in its own market share as a device that can float between both. The switch has succeeded where the Vita failed. It's brought a system that allows console games to be played on the fly.

          To be honest I play most of my games on my PC. But my switch has gotten a lot more use than my PS4 over the last year and I can't see that changing any time soon.

          Switch isn't your thing? That's cool... don't buy one. But you can't ignore that it's sold 8 million units in a year. And if you have nothing better to do then whinge and moan in forums about it, then mate I pity you.

          8 million people world wide are enjoying it, and for some reason this offends you? Why does people enjoying something that you don't offend you much? Would you get happiness by making them stop liking it? People like you make me scratch my head. Why would you want to ruin people's enjoyment of something? Are you really that sad?

          The switch is far from perfect. But it does what its set out to do. And the fact that games like Doom 2016 and Skyrim have been fully ported show that this system has so much potential.

          TLDR - Don't be a hater. Game and let game.

      They just release 4 games so the list had to be updated to Top 12!

      Lol, sort of true I guess, but it's only 6 months in, the ps4 library was pretty lean at that point too yeah?
      Good thing for me is that I'm utterly hooked on Zelda still, so I'm still yet to need or buy another game haha.

    Yay, another US article. Isaac still has no Australian release...

      And yet I've been playing it endlessly. No region restrictions anymore so bugger waiting.

    Number 9 with a bullet: Ascribe Your Own Barometer of Success to the New Games Console From Nintendo Even Though It's Only May 8.

    I love a bit of AYOBS NGC FENTIOM 8.

      Gotta agree, Kotaku's Nintendo fandom is getting beyond a joke.

        Really? I hear people say this, but as conisseur of all gaming platforms, I find it balanced and fair. Yeah, doing a Top 8 is a bit iffy (coulda waited for another two games worth adding to make it Top 10), but yeah, the "too much Nintendo content!!!" noise seems to come from people that don't do Nintendo, feel left out because, and now want to ignore all the fun people have with Zelda.
        It's okay not to own a Switch or 3DS! Sad, but totes okay! Just let the rest of us who do enjoy the content, friendo.

          I own a 3DS, and a Wii U. However Kotaku's nintendo coverage seems to diverge into retro-nostalgia benders that borders on cognitive dissonance.

            I mean, no, it doesn't. If Nintendo articles on a video game website annoy you, perhaps take a break from the internet for a while.

          I think the coverage Kotaku has provided on Nintendo has been fair, during the bleak WiiU era developments were lacking and sparse between.

          Now that Nintendo has a hit on their hands and with a critically rated launch title - that they deserve what ever coverage news outlets provide. Plus the switch is a breathe of fresh air in this somewhat of a stagnated graphically-focused industry. Positive competition from Nintendo can only mean better games for everyone else and i'm no fanboy either :)

      Be happy that it at least relates to video games. I'll take near-daily Nintendo articles to near-daily articles about MMA anytime.

    Top 8 Nintendo Switch games! Happens to be the only 8! Also, 75% of this list is compiled of indie 2D games that cost an exorbitant amount on Switch for some reason! Also one of them is literally a Tetris game.

    Nintentards.

      I read this in a WWE wrestler's voice.

      That was what you were going for wasn't it.

      haha... this guy

      You don't like the switch so how dare anyone else like it! hahaha

        Used to love Nintendo. Now I can't stand them or their gimmicky bullshit.

          you know what, i get that. I hated the Wii because of the stupid controllers.

          But dude, the switch is shaping up really well. It really does feel and play really well. I never thought the ability to seamlessly go from TV to portable would matter but it doesn't only make it convenient, its makes it super fun and easy to play.

          also, im glad someone is trying something different. Competition and innovation are essential to a good gaming market.

        Nintendo! Exploiting Zelda fans since 1986!

          yeah, exploiting them by giving them game of the decade.......

            By making them buy a Switch for a WiiU game.

              how is that exploiting people by giving everyone the option of buying it on any current console?

              I bought the Wii U version, then changed over to the Switch version (buying a switch in the process) so that I could play it on the plane to and from Europe. Nobody made me buy anything, and I'm quite happy with the result!

                Nintendo is obviously holding a gun to your head! No one really likes Nintendo! (I love Nintendo =P)

      The Switch's library has 34 games so far which is 9 more than the Xbone released in the same period. You come here to disseminate disinformation and feel the need to append -tards to a word describing other people? Back to 4chan with you, little one.

        30 indie 2D games and re-releases of 3-5 year old games. 4 actual games designed FOR the switch.

        Hilarious.

          Clearly, you didn't bother to check how those percentages looked for the other platforms for the same starting period in their lives. PS4 did somewhat better, having a few more AAA exclusives, but also more shovelware. XBOX definitely did worse, having released fewer titles and with more or less the same ratios of exclusives-rereleases-shovelware. Could have been better? Sure, but it's nowhere near the exaggerated barren scenario people like you paint, nor is it endemic to Nintendo.

        I could play devil's advocate. I've got a neo geo arcade machine with a bootleg cart in it and I have 14 games that are on the switch :P

        Xbone released 57 games in the first 9 months of release.

          You are responding to a 5-month old post. The Switch has already gone well over that 57 mark.

    8 best games on the switch is pretty easy to do when there is only 8 games released on it.

    Puyo Puyo on the the list and Bomberman not being on the list makes me happy ;)

    Also Snipperclips is okay but I'm not seeing the huge fuss, must be the new console smell!

    I have a Switch, and BOTW, but honestly... The console needs more exclusives, not games I can buy on steam for cheaper (that are locked to my account that will keep working on any computer system I buy or make for the foreseeable future).

    More exclusives damn it!

    Ok, let's remove everything that's not a port/remake/remaster/re-release... We're left with Zelda & Snipperclips.

    I guess on a slow news day you gotta do something in the office. I would like to see this list remade in 12 months when the Switch has a lot more Nintendo only games that could be included... Or just new games in general.

      Super Bomberman R, which is better than Mr Shifty, is also a completely new game that you can't get on other consoles.
      In fact 1-2 Switch is also better than it.

      Nah just Snipperclips. Zelda is a Wii U port.

        More like the BoTW on Wii U is a port of the Switch version.

          The Wii U version is a neutered/watered-down version of the original to make porting to Switch easier :P

    Mr Shifty should be replaced by Lego City Undercover and I am Setsuna should be replaced by Fast RMX.
    Those two are average games aimed at cashing in on nostalgia value for two narrow genres, and there are many far better games on the Switch.
    There's also Jackbox Party Pack thats worth getting.

    Kamiko is also pretty good. Probably not something that could compete with the bests, but it is good.

    I could easily appreciate these four rounding out the 12 for now:

    • Tumbleseed (tough-as-nails roguelike)
    • Master Blaster Zero (retro shmup fun)
    • VOEZ (frantic, enormous rhythm game)
    • 1-2 Switch (outrageous fun when drunk)

    Aside from the 12 games you were showing I would have to say 1-2 Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and ARMS are definitely my most favorite games but The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ is not my favorite game Disgaea 5 I don't think so SEGA'S Puyo Puyo Tetris I've got nothing to say about that game I'm more into some Sonic action with Sonic Mania coming to the Nintendo Switch soon along with Sonic Forces which is also coming to the Nintendo Switch in the holiday season later this year with a new villain aside from other villains like Shadow Metal Sonic the return of Zavok from the Deadly Six Edition of Sonic Lost Worlds.

    Wow still no Blaster Master. Guys.

    But hey, at least we have TWO actual Switch games now.

    GEM is a fun game too. And a handful of NEO GEO games (King of Fighters, Mark of the Wolves, Metal Slug etc). I love ARMS, Shantae and Wonderboy too.

    wow, these comments. You don't actually care about the number of Switch games that are out, you're just interested in attacking it because you're feeling threaten by it (Console fanboyz war). It's only been out for 4 months you silly fish! In 12 months time, you'll have drop that argument and be arguing about some other silly reason to hate on it.

    If you don't like it, fine, move on with your life. But don't feel personally threaten about a gaming console some people like, its just sad, man.

    I love disgaea games, but the port on the switch seems to crash a LOT :(
    have autosave turned on if you wanna stay sane

    Why are there so many article reposts lately? Is Kotaku making up for a lack of news?

      I think it's because they updated the list again. That's all.

        They should have probably just made an entirely new post instead of updating and reposting this one, because the majority of comments in here are from earlier in the year, replying to a different version of the article, and are outdated.

          Agree, but it is the US article and the Aus editors don't really have any control over that

    I haven't got the Jackbox Party Pack 3 for Nintendo Switch yet but I do love playing the trivia quiz game You Don't Know Jack hosted by Cookie Masterson who is always full of mouth every time he bleeps his mouth no matter what bad word he says. I still love Breath of the Wild but I won't be getting The Master Trials DLC yet until The Champions Ballad DLC comes out at the end of this year because when The Champions Ballad DLC comes out at the end of this year I'm going to get both DLC packs as part of the Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass. Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a great game and I can't wait for a new story mode early next year as part of the Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle Season Pass.

    Interesting how the meta in this discussion is about downvoting people for pointing out, quite legitimately that the switch has an intensely disappointing games lineup (and don't say it has only been X months - there is no indication it is going to get any better, bar mario odyssey).

    Of course it is possible to buy it and have fun, but if you're someone who already has a Wii U and a stacked steam account, even the biggest switch superfan should be able to recognise that the offerings for the switch are underwhelming.

    I don't want nintendo to fail. I want to buy the switch. But its pure facepalm to read announcements like "Skyrim coming to Switch!".

      I mean, it's only disappointing if you're not a Nintendo fan, really. And if you owned a wii u too I suppose. But for someone who has an xbone already and loves their first party stuff, I have Zelda, splatoon 2, mk8, the surprisingly quality looking Mario and rabbids, odyssey just around the corner, and I have yooka laylee, rocket league and more to look forward to. Doom and skyrim point to decent ( admittedly downgraded ) support of older games that people may want to play on the go, and 2k and Wolfenstein 2 are giving people hope that some newer third party games might just make it to switch after all. Yes I'd say ps4 is still the console king, but in terms of exclusives I'm looking forward to Nintendos more than Sonys. For the generic third party games like destiny I have my xbone so I'm covered however as always owning a Nintendo as your only console would be tough ( not so if you had a pc too tho ) .

    One day people will realise how good Has Been Heroes is.

      Absolutely... For the $10 it cost me in the Switch bundle I bought, I've gotten incredible value out of it.

    Ya'll need to wipe the comments when you update these.

      I like charting the stupidity. We can follow the trend from "durr, switch has no games!" to "damn, this is a great launch year!".

      I now have a switch backlog, and splatoon 2 and rocket league fill in any spare time. It's nuts how much I've played this thing!

      Xenoblade 2 is also fantastic.

        I now have a switch backlog

        Not big enough to be a Wall of Shame, but more a Pocket of Shame?

        Jokes aside, I don't mind seeing the dated comments either. As you say, its fun to track how things have changed from First! to now.

        I know what you mean. Splatoon 2 is an evergreen title for me so far and I've never played Stardew Valley before either. Poor old Rabbids has hardly had a look in. Mario Odyssey is rounding out my current roster of played games and RL hasn't been touched once. I'm sure hte addiction will come when I have some time to actually play it!

        Ok so now we've got four Switch games listed :P

    I’m enjoying my Switch more than I have a Nintendo console since the Gamecube (at least).

    It still doesn’t have quite the line-up I’m looking for, but I can’t complain given the standard of some of these titles and the newness of the system.

    It’s a bit of a dilemma because Nintendo only ever releases a small handful of good games a year, and because the Switch is a bit of a hybrid console, depending on the type of game and what you use it for sometimes even a big release won’t necessarily appeal to some users.

    Obviously a personal choice thing but to me games like Splatoon are a complete waste given the (often Nintendo-imposed) limitations of the system. I can only imagine how well a game like that would work on Xbox live or a PC (or with cross-play), but on a handheld with Nintendo online systems…. no thanks.
    Ditto Mario Kart, which is dull as hell without friends and is a desperately hollow experience to play online with strangers. Even though it’s fun, as a handheld game I didn’t get much more than a single play through on 150cc out of it before I’d seen it all.
    Ditto ARMS…. and probably Rocket League too.

    It’s just hitting that sweet spot where it looks/ sounds good enough to play on a TV, doesn’t require an internet connection and is satisfying to play alone on a small screen. There’s lots of game types that can do that, but for me too many games on that list don’t.

    I’d love to see a port of Divinity: Original Sin 2 next year. The first one worked really well on a console and would be PERFECT for the Switch.

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