The Best Nintendo Switch Games

The Wii-U may have been a disappointment for Nintendo - at least in terms of sales, but the Switch more than makes up for that. The cross-over console that is as much handheld as it is a big screen TV gaming device it also features the strongest first-party games of any plaftorm.

Any console that sports Mario and Zelda amongst its gaming heroes is always going to have loads of quality games. Here are the best we've seen so far...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Switch is certainly the definitive way to play. Boasting brilliant level design, puzzle creation and ingenuity. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is easily one of the best titles on the Switch, and deserves a second chance to shine.

Our Rating: 8/10

Sleep Tight Review

Sleep Tight Review

Sleep Tight combines honed twin stick shooter and tower defence concepts beautifully while offering up some pleasing visuals to create a thoroughly enjoyable game.

Our Rating: 8/10

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review

An immense collection of classic fighting games that shows off just how good the Street Fighter series is. The games themselves are one thing, but the inclusion of the Museum mode allows you to learn so much about the series. Games are often said to be love letters, this is a love encyclopedia and is essential for fans of the series.

Our Rating: 9/10

Wizard Of Legend Review

Wizard Of Legend Review

Wizard of Legend is a sharp, satisfying and challenging action roguelike title with more than enough variety, difficulty and excellent execution to justify a purchase.

Our Rating: 8/10

The Adventure Pals Review

The Adventure Pals Review

A wonderfully charming platformer than has more character in the first five minutes than some manage in their entirety. The inclusion of local co-op means you can make your way through the story with a friend and share the weirdness together.

Our Rating: 8/10

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review

A brutally challenging game made more accessible by both, being on a better console, and having the funkiest of Kongs as a playable character. Incredibly good fun and with an asburd amount of secrets to find, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a truly impressive platformer that is so hard you will be a more grizzled gamer for coming out of the other side of it.

Our Rating: 9/10

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Review

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Review

Getting all three of these games is great and while the first is showing its age, the second and third instalments are still enjoyable fighting games. It is worth playing through the games in order for the story but for multiplayer the third is definitely the best option.

Our Rating: 8/10

Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack Review

Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack Review

Captures the spirit of Mario and Nintendo, the tunes not only fit the game to a tee but are outstanding themes in their own right. You will be humming these tunes for years to come .

Our Rating: 8/10

Subsurface Circular Review

Subsurface Circular Review

A fantastic exercise in story telling and character driven gaming which could start a new wave of 'short' style gaming. A must play and high bar for other stories to hit for years to come.

Our Rating: 10/10

Super One More Jump Review

Super One More Jump Review

A great e-shop title whose simplicity belies the challenge that lays ahead. The diminutive soundtrack is a drawback but it really is our only major complaint.

Our Rating: 9/10

Aegis Defenders Review

Aegis Defenders Review

A charming set of characters in a post apocalyptic world help to keep the player interested in this fascinating combination of action platformer and tower defence game. While the pace can feel a little off in places overall the game is a lot of fun and the splitscreen co op is a brilliant inclusion to keep you playing through,

Our Rating: 8/10

Sky Force Reloaded Review

Sky Force Reloaded Review

A brilliant shoot 'em up that harks back to the good old days of video games but with a refreshing modern update. You can jump in for one run and leave five hours later because the game play is so enjoyable.

Our Rating: 8/10

The Escapists 2 Review

The Escapists 2 Review

The Escapists 2 builds upon its predecessor rather impressively. However, the expansive crafting options can lead to confusion when trying to plot your escape. Still, it's a fantastic improvement on The Escapists and well worth your time.

Our Rating: 8/10

InnerSpace Review

InnerSpace Review

Overall this is an incredible game and a must play experience. The feel of the game is pervasive and stays with you while you aren't playing it as only the best games do.

Our Rating: 9/10

Resident Evil: Revelations Collection Review

Resident Evil: Revelations Collection Review

If you've never played either of these titles before and a fan of the genre they're a worthy addition to your library. Otherwise there's little added to warrant a re-purchase.

Our Rating: 8/10

Pinball FX 3 Review

Pinball FX 3 Review

A great game for anyone after something that easy to pick up and play that will keep you chasing high scores for a long time to come.

Our Rating: 8/10

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 Review

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 Review

A fast-paced toy box adventure that will leave a smile on fans faces from start to finish, and well beyond that.

Our Rating: 8/10

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

What it lacks in visual fidelity against last year's Special Edition, the Nintendo Switch's port more than makes up for in portability. Couple that with arguably one of the best games of all time and you've got one compelling reason to Fus Ro Dah all over again.

Our Rating: 9/10

Golf Story Review

Golf Story Review

Golf Story is full of character and charm. There's heaps of humour as well as things to do - and the golf isn't half bad either.

Our Rating: 8/10

Super Mario Odyssey Review

Super Mario Odyssey Review

Updated for a new generation, yet full of old school charm and nostalgia for long time Mario fans. Super Mario Odyssey is simply one of the most joyous games of all time.

Our Rating: 10/10