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10 Best Nintendo Switch Games of All Time

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The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

The best part about the Nintendo Switch is the games. Whether you're a fan of Mario or Zelda or just looking for something fun to play with friends, the Switch has something for everyone. Moreover, these games take you on exciting adventures, making the Nintendo Switch a favorite among players of all ages. That said, let us check out the best Nintendo Switch games of all time.

10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

There aren't exactly any major surprises with the tenth place on this list, are there? If anything, we're sort of confused as to why this 2019 super hit hasn't ranked higher. With over eight million units sold around the world, Nintendo was able to strike hard with a familiar face that would always sell whether we liked it or not. With twenty-one unique releases in the original Super Mario Bros. timeline, this Deluxe 2.5D adventure managed to score high as one of the Nintendo Switch U's most-anticipated launch game.

9. Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer

The neon candyfloss third-person shooter (which also goes by Splatoon 2) managed to surpass expectations and rank as the ninth highest-grossing game to date. With over eleven million sales on the Nintendo Switch, this hyper shoot-em-up has drawn in thousands, if not millions, of hours from the online community. But, despite the number of hours one can lose in multiplayer modes, Splatoon 2 also offers a story-driven campaign that stems from the first game. So, there's definitely plenty to do and lose yourself to in the wondrous world of Splatoon.

8. Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo squeezes their Cash Cow franchise for a second time on this list with yet another Super Miario title. Again, with an impressive twelve million sales, the party favorite soars high among the most cherished ranks on the Nintendo Switch. With local couch co-op and offline modes, Super Mario Party offers endless replayability with a great deal of joy from Nintendo's most loved characters.

Super Mario Party dates back to 1998 with its original installment to the party game timeline. Since then, we've seen eleven major chapters, as well as five handheld versions for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. And yes, Nintendo full-well intend on creating more.

7. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Trailer

Rooting from the Pokémon Yellow icon that released on Game Boy Colour in 1998, Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee recreate the spark that once captured our younger years. Adding a more updated look with an Animal Crossing sort of glimmer, these remakes prove to be just as beautiful as the originals. With the 151 first-generation Pokémon to collect and battle with, fans can not only experience a new stylish chapter in the timeline but also reminisce over the glory days of the much-loved franchise.

6. Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

This second batch of games in the eighth generation of Pokémon follows on from Let's Go Pikachu, and Let's Go Eevee that released in 2018. With strong influences stripped from Great Britain, Sword and Shield follows another ambitious trainer on the hunt to take down eight more gym leaders dotted over the lands. With well over four-hundred species of Pokémon to discover and capture, players can depart on a journey that offers both oceans of exploration and challenges to conquer.

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Available Now! - Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been a fan favorite since its launch in 2018. The game serves as a sequel to the Super Smash Bros. The game brings all your favorite game characters together to fight. Similarly, it's like the ultimate party game on the Nintendo Switch

Whether playing with friends on the couch or challenging others online, the game is a blast. With its easy-to-learn controls and exciting stages, every match feels like an adventure. Plus, the game keeps getting better with new fighters and features added regularly. Truly, once you play the game, you will keep on coming back for more.

4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019

Animal Crossing: New Horizons immerses players in their own virtual island paradise on the Nintendo Switch. It is one of the best games where you get to escape to a quiet island getaway and just chill and explore. On the island, you'll meet adorable animal villagers as you decorate your home and immerse yourself in the adventures of the island. The gameplay in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all about freedom and creativity. Interestingly, the experience on the island resembles the real-world islands. You can fish, catch bugs, plant flowers, and even design your island from scratch. 

3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch has one of the best racing games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the amazing games offering a racing experience like no other. If speed appeals to you, then this game will keep you hooked. The game perfectly blends high speed and action, where you get to race as your favorite Mario characters through colorful and exciting tracks. From speeding through the Mushroom Kingdom to drifting around hairpin turns in Bowser's Castle, every race is a thrilling adventure.

2. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey - Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017

Super Mario Odyssey offers a vibrant adventure on the Nintendo Switch. In this game, you join Mario on a journey across various imaginative kingdoms. Mario embarks on a quest to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. 

The game is all about exploration and discovery. In the game, you'll navigate through 3D fantastic environments, collecting Power Moons to power Mario's airship. Additionally, the game features Mario's new companion, Cappy. Interestingly, he can capture enemies and objects that unlock new abilities and pathways. 

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece in the Zelda games. It takes players on an unforgettable journey through the vast kingdom of Hyrule. Plus, players have the freedom to explore and discover secrets in a way never seen before in the series. 

In this adventure, you play as Link, waking up after a long sleep to a broken world threatened by Ganon. What appeals to players most is how it allows you to climb mountains and search for hidden treasures. Also, you can complete side tasks without following a strict order.

Moreover, the game is full of beautiful places, each with its own secrets to find. You have special tools to help you in the game and allow you to solve puzzles. On top of that, you can use magic powers. So, if you enjoy adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is bound to captivate you completely.

So, what’s your take on our ranking for the ten best Nintendo Switch games of all time? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below. 

Cynthia Wambui is a gamer who has a knack for writing video gaming content. Blending words to express one of my biggest interests keeps me in the loop on trendy gaming topics. Aside from gaming and writing, Cynthia is a tech nerd and coding enthusiast.