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...

Blazing Beaks Review

Blazing Beaks Review

Blazing Beaks is a lot of things, all at once, splitting focus between a rogue-lite Story mode and twin-stick local multiplayer shenanigans. Neither mode is perfect, and there might be stronger options available if you’re only interested in one of these genres, but there’s an astonishing level of replay value here, across the board. You’d be quackers to miss it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Table Top Racing World Tour: Nitro Edition Review

Table Top Racing World Tour: Nitro Edition Review

A unique racing experience boasting a variety of game modes, once you grasp the controls and get past the loading screens, this upbeat racer is a great ride for thrill seekers.

Our Rating: 8/10

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

Mortal Kombat 11 Review

An easy to learn yet hard to master fighter with a feature rich package and plenty of content to keep players busy for tons of hours.

Our Rating: 9/10

Katana Zero Review

Katana Zero Review

Katana Zero was a pleasant surprise. I did not expect the emotional roller coaster I was about to embark on. It ticks all the boxes; great soundtrack, great gameplay, a well told story. I don't think there are enough words to explain how much I enjoyed this one. It is easily my favorite game of the year so far and I suggest you play it.

Our Rating: 9/10

Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

If you like turn-based RPG’s or card battlers you will adore this game. If you like both of these genres you may as well stop reading and go buy Steamworld Quest now. Its battle system is equally unique and superb. It has a lot of options for tactical play and lots of possibilities for experimentation, the whole battle system is a massive task of managing all the elements at your disposal. The deck building and card creating are fun and nice to get stuck into. Its characters and story are funny and never boring, I really enjoyed exploring the world and interacting with its inhabitants. It's art style and graphics are flawless and really stunning to look at. It's sound design and performance are also very good. I can't find anything bad to say really, it's an amazing title that runs well and looks nice. Go buy it now.

Our Rating: 9/10

Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 Review

Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 Review

Deceivingly easy to pick up and incredibly hard to master, Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 may just be the most addictive thing on the simulation genre menu.

Our Rating: 8/10

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review

Over a decade after their first releases, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy collates and returns the courtroom sleuth to the limelight in style. As funny and gripping as it ever was, fans of crime dramas as well as language and logic puzzles are going to love Wright's redux.

Our Rating: 8/10

Pitfall Planet Review

Pitfall Planet Review

Perfect for the Nintendo Switch and the use of the Joy-Cons, Pitfall Planet brings co-operative gameplay back to life if only for a short while.

Our Rating: 8/10

Yoshi's Crafted World Review

Yoshi's Crafted World Review

Nintendo's trademark charm runs through the core of Yoshi's Crafted World and as a result it shines brightly. Perfectly quaint visuals abound as much as interesting level designs and puzzles that test a player's ability to use Yoshi's abilities to their fullest.

Our Rating: 9/10

The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode Four ‘Take Us Back’ Review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode Four ‘Take Us Back’ Review

Considering there was a time not long ago where it seemed we would never see a proper conclusion to The Walking Dead, the finale we do get is wonderful. There are a few end outcomes based on your path through the story, each as strong as the one before. But, most importantly, there is real closure here, and a sense that this was a journey worth taking.

Our Rating: 8/10

Ape Out Review

Ape Out Review

An addictive riot of a video game, and an essential purchase.

Our Rating: 9/10

Pode Review

Pode Review

Some flawed puzzles don't stop this beautiful, adorable platformer from being well worth your time.

Our Rating: 8/10

WarGroove Review

WarGroove Review

With impressive tactical depth, a challenging campaign, an excellent multiplayer suite and an outrageously deep set of tools for user-generated content, Wargroove is one of the games of 2019 and is well worth a look - doubly so for Advance Wars veterans.

Our Rating: 9/10

BlazBlue Central Fiction Special Edition Review

BlazBlue Central Fiction Special Edition Review

Good value for money coupled with some of the most gorgeous 2D hand drawn graphics on the market and new player accessibility make this fighter an exceptional buy.

Our Rating: 10/10

Pang Adventures Review

Pang Adventures Review

Pros: - Classic Pang gameplay with added mechanics - Story mode and boss battles - Couch co-op - ReplayabilityCons: - Blue is OP

Our Rating: 9/10

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode Three 'Broken Toys' Review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode Three 'Broken Toys' Review

Filled with twists and turns, the penultimate episode delivers one explosive finale and, with only one instalment left to tie up Clementine’s story, it still feels like anything could happen.

Our Rating: 8/10

My Time At Portia Review

My Time At Portia Review

My Time At Portia isn’t a game as much as it is a holiday, an adventure, and an achievement in indie game production. The intriguing world, compelling systems, and simple gameplay all makes it a fantastic experience.

Our Rating: 9/10

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Review

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Review

Old, familiar concepts and designs mix with the new in this worthy re-release. Owners of the original game wont find much new here, but for the many that missed Super Mario Bros. U the first time are in for a treat, especially those with friends or family to play alongside them.

Our Rating: 8/10

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

Perfecting the mechanics the franchise established way back in 1999, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a crazy, chaotic joy. With a gargantuan roster of fighters, an amazing adventure mode and more unlockables than would ever have seemed possible, this is a game that packs one heck of a punch.

Our Rating: 10/10

Gris Review

Gris Review

Gris is an immensely important game, one that is another shining example of how much can be done with the medium. The visuals and the sound design are both complemented perfectly by the intense story and serve to create an incredible experience. Gris is a must play and shouldn't be missed for any reason.

Our Rating: 9/10