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10 Best Switch Games, So Far

Our list of the top ten games for the Nintendo Switch so far.



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Nintendo Switch was released early this year, bringing another era of portable Nintendo-esque gaming.

The Nintendo Switch: the successor of the DS, starts a new generation by including innovation, adaptability, and exhilaration.

There have been up and downs with the current Nintendo Switch releases, but beneath the layer of debris lies a gem filled treasure chest.

This article contains:

  • The 10 best Nintendo Switch games of 2017
  • The highlights of each game
  • Similar games, to get a feel for the genre and style

10. Fast RMX

Fast RMX

Fast RMX

A revolutionary outbreak of the racing genre. Fast RMX combines the modern futuristic style with that classic fast-paced dynamic racing feeling.

You would expect a fast-paced racing game to have complicated and difficult controls, but Fast RMX implements easy, simple, and effortless controls to allow for a fun experience.

This racing game allows for a fast paced, high energy, experience. The HD rumble feature creates a sensual experience for the user that increases the fast-paced feeling with new and improved vibrations.

Not only does Fast RMX excel in its gameplay, the graphics are improved from the Wii U version. From the dynamic effects of the rain to the futuristic city map, the Switch in combination with Fast RMX brings out the best of its visuals.

Fast RMX is definitely a one of a kind game, something you won’t be able to find on any other portable device.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • The Crew 2
  • Forza 5
  • Need for Speed

9. Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!

An extremely inventive and innovative game for an innovative system. Snipperclips- Cut it out, together! is an “action” puzzle game that is perfected both for a single-player experience and a chaotic couch co-op experience.

The game involves you and a group of friends or family controlling a band of paper characters, with the aim of the game being you cutting each other into the right shapes in order to solve inventive puzzles that challenge your sense of creativity and childlike imagination.

The art direction of this game fits the imaginative aspect extremely well, as every object in the game, from the background to the borders of the levels, are designed to be normal household objects like graph paper and rulers.

Snipperclips is truly a cute, colorful masterpiece that showcases the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch to great effect. The game fits its main demographic very well, only limiting the puzzles to the players’ imaginations, and offers a hilarious and chaotic cooperative experience to play with your friends.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Little Big Planet Series
  • Rayman Legends
  • Castle Crashers

8. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

As the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles 1, Chronicles 2 is a newer, more refined version that adds a new world and whole new characters.

The stunning use of the open world concept in Xenoblade and protagonist focused gameplay, creates a grander feeling.

Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are relatable and balance the duality with the villains. It hits the rights spots between humor and dramatic action.

Graphics in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are also a huge upside. The open world creates a huge environment that the player can explore. Even within the Switch portable mode, the open world still looks as grand as ever. From the lush green grass to the hardy industrial towns, and even the large mountains that seem endless, the open world concept brings out the potential of the Switch’s graphics abilities.

Furthermore, the OST of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is by far one of the greatest music lists in video games. Each song is fitted with the environment and adds on to the user experience.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 1
  • The Final Fantasy Series
  • The Fire Emblem Series

7. Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2

After the release of Splatoon, many players wanted more, and when the Switch was released Splatoon 2 arrived. Splatoon 2 is a colorful shooter multiplayer game for all ages alike.

It is definitely one of the greatest Switch games since it is very adaptable and likable by many age groups.

The ambiance of Splatoon 2 gives a mellow feeling to the game overall. It is something not seen often in shooter games, the vibrant colors allow Splatoon to be family friendly, as well as calming.

Splatoon 2 is a one of a kind video game that hasn’t been seen before. Territory control, shooting, and special abilities make each game different from each other. Strategies and competitive gameplay are also included in Splatoon 2. This entices both competitive players and casual players to coexists within a single game. Splatoon 2 is positively a flexible video game.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Overwatch
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Team Fortress 2

6. Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Simplicity and good graphics appeal to many audiences. Puyo Puyo Tetris combines a simple puzzle game with appealing graphics to make a fun game for all ages.

The price of the game is $30 which is a little on the expensive side for a puzzle game. But it’s ability to attract different groups of audiences is what makes it worth it. If you are a parent, you would still have fun when you are playing with your child. If you have friends, this would be a great game to play if you are looking to have fun.

The simple game combined with the hours of the story makes this game great for younger children. The soundtrack for this game is attractive, with a variety of different music making the game more vibrant and enjoyable.

Puyo Puyo Tetris is an entertaining game that you should definitely get if you are into puzzles and stories.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Tetris Series
  • Super Puzzle Sisters
  • Super Mini Puzzle Heroes

5. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

The nostalgic feeling of Mario added on to the newly popular Rabbids creates a new fused game.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, is a strategic turn-based game similar to popular titles such as XCOM, and Fire Emblem. What makes this game so great, is the nostalgic graphics you receive while playing the game. These are conglomerated with the stunning cutscenes that really brings back what Mario is, just with a twist.

The style can also be enjoyed by many audiences, as the funny looking characters mixed in with blasters, and weapons can be enjoyed by all age ranges.

The learning curve on Kingdom Battle is also very forgiving. The gameplay isn’t that hard to understand or pick up. This can easily hook you in for an adrenaline filled ride.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • XCOM series
  • Fire Emblem
  • Civilization Series

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim has been a classic staple ever since its release. It has hopped on many different consoles and has even migrated to an Elder Scrolls Online.

Skyrim on the Switch is superior compared to the other consoles. The new portable mode of the Switch allows players to experience Skyrim on the go.
The storyline and the outstanding medieval/fantasy genre is a one of a kind portable game. From the weapons to abilities, you can’t find a game on the market that is portable and is triple-A.

Skyrim has blessed the hearts of many, picking it up a second time for the Switch won’t hurt. Being one of the greatest RPG games ever created, Skyrim is surely one of the best Switch games released so far.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • The Witcher 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Far Cry 4

3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes old ideas and combines them with fresh, new, and innovative ideas.

The game includes 48 maps which are incredibly detailed and appealing to many audiences. The game also includes 42 different characters to choose from making it almost impossible for someone to be unsatisfied with who they want to play.

Mario Kart is a staple video game and the new and improved graphics over the Wii U version gives it an extra edge.

Being a classic, the anti-gravity is a new modernization of the old Mario Kart Style. Being a family friendly game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a promising game, on the go or stationary.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Mario Kart Series
  • Sonic All Stars
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was accessible to players who picked up the switch on launch day.

The game is different from its other Legend of Zelda games, it provides a large open world and scenic setting.

The complexity of the setting goes down to every single little detail. The world looks grand, and sparks curiosity within the player, allowing the player to have the will to explore and enter new places.

There are many new mechanics as well, flying in the air with a cloth, getting dragged by mysterious creatures, and even cooking.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild brings to the table many new and unexpected things seen in previous Zelda games.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Legend of Zelda Series
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2

1. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

One of the most hyped up video games ever since its announcement, Super Mario Odyssey definitely delivers.

Super Mario Odyssey is different, every scene, the setting is different. The amazing visuals and unexpected gameplay make a great combination. One time you’re roaming around as a small Mario in the city, or going old school in a 2-D fashion, even flailing around on the sunny beach.

A perfect mixture of humor and action Super Mario Odysseys stunning videos and unlike gameplay act as a perfect duality between the video game realm.

You’ll probably going to like this game if you also like:

  • Super Mario Series
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

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