The Nintendo Switch is a great hit amongst the gamers. The console-handheld hybrid has been on the market for more than three years now, and it has been offering a healthy diet of new titles to enjoy. Here are the 9 best Nintendo Switch games that are exciting, thrilling, and fun.
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
It is the long-awaited game, which is finally here. The game is set on a deserted island that you must develop from scratch as part of a vacation getaway package. This game offers amazing freedom and customization options. You can place the furniture and decorations anywhere on the island, and create custom patterns for flags and even face paint.
This game continues the series’ online multiplayer tradition with support for up to eight players. You can trade items like fruit back and forth to help to build up home. Tom Nook is in charge and wants mortgage payments, but the joy of New Horizons gameplay means it won’t appear to be a big deal. With regular updates, New Horizons is going to stay here for a while.
2. Astral Chain
Released by Platinum Games studios in the world, Astral Chain has critical darlings like Bayonetta 2 and the existential Nier: Automata. Designed by Automata lead designer Takahisa Taura, the Switch-exclusive Astral Chain doubles down on the insane action that Platinum Games has prided itself on for the last decade. You will find yourself in a bustling stylized sci-fi city that is under attack by mysterious inter-dimensional forces, and you have to stop it. Astral Chain offers control of the protagonist and several Legion characters. This game is a mix of direct and indirect combat where you will also investigate mysteries and solve puzzles.
3. My Friend Pedro
In this game, you will find a mix of precision-shot action of Hotline Miami, the acrobatics of Trials, and the slow-motion bullet time effect from the Max Payne series. It is also packed with one sentient banana! My friend Pedro is split across several creative and perplexing levels, where your goal is simple – kill everyone and reach the exit. Doing this is not easy though, of course, especially when turrets are locking onto your position to shower a torrential downpour of bullets.
It is a perfect game to play in the Switch’s handheld mode also as a single level takes only a few minutes to complete. A dreamlike story gradually unravels as you progress, and special vehicular sections offer a decent burst of all-out action that differs from the methodical play of the rest of the game.
4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
This game is a popular series of visual novel adventures with a dedicated following on Nintendo handhelds. The Ace Attorney Trilogy has a great novel series’ of all time and is also one of the best video game trilogies period.
You need to play as the titular defence attorney where you have to work your way through a series of courtroom cases. The entire gameplay revolves around narrative choices that come from collecting and examining evidence and interviewing witnesses. It has amazing content, a cast of interesting characters, and a well-made anime art style.
5. Exit the Gungeon
Created by the action masters at Dodge Roll, Exit the Gungeon is a full sequel to Enter the Gungeon. It not only adds more levels to the existing game structure, but it’s a “dungeon climber” that tasks players. You escape and move upward as you blast away at enemies in multiple rooms and find several unique weapons.
It is full of difficulty and bullet hell inspiration in tricky shooting segments, and also has goofy characters and a sense of humor. It may not be the same as you have expected as an Enter the Gungeon player, but you must expect surprises when it comes to sequels.
6. Katana Zero
This game is developed by the Devolver Digital title. It translates Hotline Miami‘s one-hit pace to a side-scrolling plane while deploying time mechanics that feel like an extension of Superhot. You need to work as a samurai in a layered neo-noir storyline. In this game, you go on missions to hunt down high-value targets. You will find different levels in different rooms of varying sizes, with each one feeling like an action-oriented puzzle. Swift and incredibly stylish combat it the core of this game. This game has addictive gameplay, a well-written story, coupled with a bevy of twists that are brilliantly played.
7. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Already have 2 sequels, in Luigi’s Mansion 3 the titular anxious hero will have to rescue his brother and friends from a haunted hotel, using his trusty Poltergust G-00 vacuum and new viscous pal Gooigi.
This game is a mix of environmental puzzles with creative combat against several different types of ghosts. He game has themed floors varying from a botany-themed area to a medieval arena. All of the floors are hilarious, and the game’s self-referential jokes and zany animations aids in its entertainment.
8. Splatoon 2
This is a multiplayer game and an excellent addition to Splatoon 2. It can be played by groups of four players to collect golden eggs while fending off waves of evil Salmonids, and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Every player should have their systems, as the game doesn’t support split-screen multiplayer.
9. Ape Out
This game is a top-down kill fest featuring an ape that makes humans explode into a junk of blood-soaked limbs. This is the latest game from Devolver Digital and is simplistic but delightful. In each of the game’s four chapters, you will have to navigate an ape from captivity to freedom. The way to freedom is paved with gun-wielding guards that will shoot rather than ask questions. You can convert every guard into mush by shoving them, or you can use them as body shields before tossing them aside.
With an addictive rhythm and jazzy soundtrack, it goes well with what is happening on screen. Snare drums beat continuously, speeding up when in danger, and cymbals crash to mark the deaths of enemies. Ape Out is a challenging game and randomization keeps each successive retry as intense as the last.
These are the 9 best Nintendo Switch games that you can play anytime with your friends and have a great time and fun.