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5 Best Hunting Games on Nintendo Switch



The Nintendo Switch is a console, that at first thought, most people would not associate with hunting. The cute and cuddly world of Nintendo seems rather far removed from the sport of hunting. However, there are quite a few hunting games available on the Nintendo Switch that definitely live up to the title. So if you are someone who has an interest in hunting games, as well as a Nintendo Switch, we have you covered. So without further ado, here are the 5 Best Hunting Games on Nintendo Switch

5. Cabela's The Hunt: Championship Edition

Starting off our list of the best hunting games on Nintendo Switch, we have a traditional pick. Cabela's is a franchise known throughout the hunting world. So it comes as no surprise that they would love to cash in on making a great hunting video game. And, that being said Cabela's The Hunt: Championship manages to do just that, be great. Players have a number of options throughout the game in regard to what and how they hunt. This is great and gives the player plenty of versatility throughout the game's runtime.

There are a number of game modes to choose from as well. Each of these game modes manages to add its own flair to the game, and a great experience for all. Firstly, there is Quick Hunt, and much like the name would imply these hunts are quick. Secondly, there is Cabela Season mode, which is significantly more difficult and realistic, which is great for a subset of players. And lastly, there are Cabela's Challenges, which are for more experienced players. To close, this game is one of the best hunting games one can purchase on the Nintendo Switch.

4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Switching things up quite a bit, we have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This is a game that has been critically acclaimed not only for its stellar gameplay but also for its open-world mechanics. Part of being within the game's massive open world is being able to hunt for your own food and cook them in recipes. This gives the game a rather survivalist element, which is something that lends itself well to the series. Additionally, there is a great variety in how you choose to hunt these creatures as well which is great. 

Additionally, players will be able to participate in large-scale boss fights which will keep them busy. So while players some players may see hunting as somewhat of a sidequest in the game, it can very well be what you enjoy in the game. This is great, as it means that the game is versatile enough for players to enjoy different things about it. So if you haven't already, make sure you check out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for its wonderful hunting mechanics. For these reasons listed above, we list this game among some of the best hunting games on the Nintendo Switch.

3. DauntlessDauntless gameplay

For our next entry, we have a title that is free-to-play, which greatly reduces its barrier to entry. Dauntless is a game made by a small dedicated studio that has a surprising amount of content. The game itself has been compared to the Monster Hunter series and sees players hunting various monsters in a number of ways. The amount of weapon variety as well as tactics that can be used when hunting these monsters is surely impressive to behold.

The game has a distinct art style that makes all of the game's characters, and creatures stand out. This is wonderful and manages to give the game a distinct identity, even thorough it is clearly heavily inspired by the likes of Monster Hunter. So if you are looking for a title that is in the same vein as those games, but is completely free, then check out Dauntless. Simply stated, Dauntless is one of the best hunting games available on the Nintendo Switch and you should definitely check it out if you have the chance.

2. Monster Hunter: Rise

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Next up, we have a title that needs little to no introduction. The Monster Hunter series has stood the test of time to be one of the definitive games that feature hunting mechanics. Players will have to lure, track, and battle great monsters as they go through this game. The game has a great amount of weapon variety for players to learn and master, which also aids in its longevity. As there are almost always new techniques to learn, and new paths to forge in the game.

The game has a class system, which allows players to choose what type of Hunter they wish to be. This is great and allows the player to forge their own identity within the game. So if you haven't done so already, now is a great time to check out this timeless title. There are many reasons as to why Monster Hunter Rise stands at the top of the hunting games available on Nintendo Switch, but it definitely is an experience that players will have to experience for themselves.

1. Hunting Simulator 2

For our final entry on our list of the best hunting games on Nintendo Switch, we have Hunting Simulator 2. This is a game that goes out of its way to recreate the act of hunting in a really realistic way. This is great for those players who wish to have more realism in their hunting games. Players will have to contend with enemy AI, which is rather sophisticated for these animals. This is great, players will be able to hunt in a variety of locations as well, which makes for a great time.

For players who wish to have a lot of variety in the animals they hunt, this game has you covered. Hunting Simulator 2 has over thirty animals to hunt, which is pretty immense. This isn't to say that this journey is one that players have to take alone either. As their furry friend will help them track down their prey right away. There are also a great number of weapons in the game, well over a hundred for players to use. So if you are looking for a hunting experience that is immersive, definitely check this one out.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Hunting Games on Nintendo Switch? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.