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...

Bravely Default 2 Review

While just falling short of being towards the top of my favourite JRPG's, Bravely Default does a lot right. Its job systems and battle system are great fun and the sleep mode sailing game always gives you something fun to return to. The characters and voice acting, in parts, leave a bit to be desired and some of the environments are a bit fuzzy. On the whole you get a lot of game for your money, its an enjoyable, challenging experience and worth your time.

Our Rating: 8/10

Pumpkin Jack Review

Pumpkin Jack is a fun, quirky 3D platformer that will both entertain and challenge you over the course of its 6-8 hour campaign. Though its platforming and camera controls can sometimes be a tad clunky, the experience is engaging enough for that to not be a problem, and you'll be far more concerned about the monsters trying to take you down. If you liked MediEvil or similar games, you'll love Pumpkin Jack.

Our Rating: 8/10

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Review

While sometimes skirting a bit close to the line between inspiration and clone, Rogue Heroes has a lot to love. If you have a few friends to take dungeon crawling with you, you will laugh together, you will loot together, and you will have to work as a team to succeed. My boys and I got a lot of enjoyment from playing Rogue Heroes, and I think most other players will do too.

Our Rating: 8/10

Tadpole Treble Encore Review

Rhythm games are all about music, and in Tadpole Treble Encore, the music is literally centre stage.With additional and original content added to the Switch release, it feels the perfect platform for Bitfinity's musical platformer.

Our Rating: 8/10

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review

Near-perfect platforming, gorgeous visuals and a joy-filled soundtrack make Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury one of the best Mario titles of all time, and an essential purchase for all Switch owners.

Our Rating: 9/10

Little Nightmares II Review

A perfect sequel. Expanding on what worked last time, improving what did not work, adding ideas that were missing, and taking the story to places we have never seen before. As a fan of Little Nightmares, you could not ask for more.

Our Rating: 10/10

Neoverse Trinity Edition Review

Neoverse Trinity Edition brings the strategy of a deck-building game together with rougelite elements. Similar to a game like Slay the Spire, but with a different polish. The story is virtually non-existent, which is unfortunate, but understandable for the type of game. Purely from Neoverse’s aesthetic, the expectation is that the game will be simple, but you will slowly start to uncover a deep and multifaceted strategy game that remains fresh throughout numerous hours of play.

Our Rating: 8/10

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights (Early Access) Review

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights is a gorgeously haunting game, in both visuals and sounds. A few oddities in controls but overall a wonderful, tear-jerking and somewhat eerie experience.

Our Rating: 9/10

Cyber Shadow Review

Cyber Shadow by Mechanical Head Games is an 8-Bit masterpiece entangled in a beautiful, dystopian world of ninjas action and deadly automatons.

Our Rating: 10/10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition Review

A fun and thrilling classic beat 'em up that is best enjoyed with others, though a frustrating single player experience and some network issues can interrupt your good time.

Our Rating: 9/10

Super Meat Boy Forever Review

While some glaring struggles were noted throughout my time with Super Meat Boy Forever, it is also worth noting that I dealt with them and stuck with it as the heart of the game is incredible.

Our Rating: 8/10

When The Past Was Around Review

When The Past Was Around is a beautiful game by Mojiken about love, loss, and life. Through art and music we discover the love story of Eda and Owl, putting pieces together scene by scene by solving puzzles. It's a short, sweet game clearly made with a lot care, and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for days.

Our Rating: 9/10

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Review

While still a bit rough around the edges, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a solid entry with excellent developer support that shows great potential.

Our Rating: 8/10

DOOM Eternal (Switch) Review

DOOM Eternal is considered to be one of the best first-person shooters of this console generation. Jump into this fast-paced sequel to DOOM (2016), fight against the arbiters of Hell to save the last surviving humans. Now on the Switch, it’s a feat to behold, because Nintendo isn’t known for FPS’s. The quality may be downgraded and the controls clunky at times, but it’s definitely one of the best Switch ports I’ve ever played.

Our Rating: 8/10

Immortals Fenyx Rising (Switch) Review

With a set of characters who never take themselves too seriously, or anything for that matter, and a combat system that makes Fenyx a joy to control, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a whole lot of fun.This debut outing from this IP from Ubisoft's Quebec studio has its flaws, but ultimately I want to keep playing it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Monster Sanctuary Review

While clearly inspired by other similar titles, Monster Sanctuary takes that inspiration and runs with it, carving out its own spot in the gaming world. I can't wait to see how things flourish in the future!

Our Rating: 10/10

PHOGS! Review

PHOGS! is a fantastic puzzle-platformer for all ages, combining well-designed mechanics with a bright, enchanting aesthetic. Playable alone or with a friend locally or online, there are plenty of levels to keep you busy, and plenty of collectables to seek out and invest your hard-earned bones in. Though at times the lack of camera controls and collision glitches can lead to some unfortunate demises, the experience is one well worth investing in and is not to be missed.

Our Rating: 8/10

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review

Katamari Damacy Reroll is a hugely satisfying remaster of a PlayStation 2 classic. It may be dated in some areas but the core gameplay is utterly timeless and for good reason. There is nothing else like it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Part Time UFO (Switch) Review

Part Time UFO is simple, it's cute and it's a huge dose of fun. This port of the 2018 mobile game comes with numerous additions for Nintendo Switch, and might just be the best co-op title on the console for some time.

Our Rating: 8/10

Fuser Review

Fuser brings back something that has been so sorely missed this generation, something that Harmonix does better than anyone else; connecting us to the music that defines us. This game is an absolute joy.

Our Rating: 9/10