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...

Saint's Row IV: Re-elected Review

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is crude, violent, vulgar, offensive, and extremely fun to play. It is absolutely over-the-top in all of the right ways and is sure to provide you with countless hours of hilarious, explosive action. Grab yourself a copy and kill some aliens, blow some stuff up, and save the whole damn planet.

Our Rating: 8/10

PuroGamer Volume Limiting Gaming Headset Review

Comfortable, clear and with plenty of depth of sound. Puro Sound Labs have created a near-perfect headset.

Our Rating: 9/10

Exit the Gungeon Review

When I first heard about the change of formula for this sequel I did question it. However, what we have is something that is familiar yet fresh. Exit the Gungeon streamlines a lot of the great gameplay from the first game into something very unique, rewarding and extremely fun. I love it.

Our Rating: 8/10

Bloodroots Review

Bloodroots is a fantastic indie action game - it looks gorgeous, it plays even better. If you're a fan of games like Hotline Miami or even just action games in general, this is one worth checking out.

Our Rating: 8/10

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Review

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a stunning remake of the original Rescue Team games which ceaselessly captures their magic and emotion. While some fan-favourite gameplay elements have been lost, and the game feels much more forgiving than it arguably should be, it is faithful to the source material and is a nostalgic return to the humble beginnings of Pokémon's longest-running spinoff series. Worth picking up for both returning and new adventurers alike.

Our Rating: 8/10

Hayfever Review

Retro in a way rarely touched on in modern gaming, Hayfever is a fun but challenging platformer with plenty of charm to spare.

Our Rating: 9/10

Warriors Orochi 4: Ultimate Review

Loud, colourful, and chaotic. Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is a more than worthy addition to the long-running, entertaining franchise.

Our Rating: 8/10

Two Point Hospital Review

Two Point Hospital is entertaining, quirky and very funny. It has a nice learning curve and its gameplay never gets stale. It improves on the game that influenced it in most areas and does not try to re-invent what was a good game to start with. I really enjoyed it a lot and I think most people will to.

Our Rating: 9/10

Thoth Review

Colorful, chaotic geometry simultaneous made me want to run to the hills and try "just one more time" when playing through Thoth. Excellently polished game that deserves a spot on everyone's Nintendo Switch without a doubt.

Our Rating: 8/10

140 Review

Excellent rhythm game that has truly stood the test of time. At the low price point, it is hard not to recommend 140 for any Nintendo Switch owner looking for an enjoyable jaunt through a colorful beat.

Our Rating: 8/10

SuperEpic Review

SuperEpic's satirical style might not be for everyone, but if you are OK with that aspect then this is an excellent addition to the ever growing Metroidvania genre. Graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay fit together beautifully, making SuperEpic difficult to put down.

Our Rating: 8/10

Civilization 6 - Console Editon Review

A brilliant port and a brilliant game. There aren't any real issues with the game whatsoever and nothing that would put you off purchasing it. If you are a fan of the series or even interested in the Civilization series, it is a must buy!

Our Rating: 9/10

Gris Review

This is the first time I have given a game 10/10. I said I never would give a game that score but I cannot find anything bad to say about Gris. Its near-perfect. Brilliant art style, beautiful music and brilliant gameplay. It all combines into a controllable watercolour of pure joy. Just go and play it now, I wish I could experience it again for the first time.

Our Rating: 10/10

Pokémon Shield Review Review

Bad press aside, I found Pokemon Shield to be a solid entry in the Pokemon franchise. If only the difficulty was a bit elevated for seasoned players.

Our Rating: 9/10

Jackbox Party Pack 6 Review

Jackbox Party Pack 6 is an enjoyable set of party games, albeit one that probably needs an audience at 16-35 years old to get the most out of it. It doesn’t have the raw humour or appeal that, say, Party Packs 2 and 3 embody, but it’s still a solid title in its own right.

Our Rating: 8/10

New Super Lucky's Tale Review

New Super Lucky's Tale is a delight to play, and I strongly encourage young and old alike to give it a try. Just make sure you are patient with loading screens...

Our Rating: 8/10

Sparklite Review

Though levels are procedurally generated, Sparklite succeeds in building a cohesive world that feels as though it has been carefully designed, making it a great entry point for those apprehensive about this trait of roguelikes.

Our Rating: 8/10

Luigi's Mansion 3 Review

Despite a few niggling control and camera issues, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a world of fun, and full of Nintendo's iconic style and substance. It builds on what makes the series great, and is easily one of the best games of 2019. An essential purchase for every Switch owner!

Our Rating: 9/10

Ring Fit Adventure Review

Ring Fit Adventure is not just an excellent fitness game, but the perfect companion to achieving a healthy lifestyle. Between making exercise fun and enjoyable with the battle system and innovative traversal options, and the regular tips and advice that it gives, Ring Fit Adventure is constantly working towards helping you better yourself physically, one day at a time. A must-have for gamers of every fitness level.

Our Rating: 10/10

Travis Strikes Again : No More Heroes - Complete Edition Review

Travis Strikes Again delivers a meaningful experience through meaningless actions. Its hyperactive changes of style and fun combat do plenty to curb some intentionally frustrating design.

Our Rating: 8/10