Best Switch Games: Top 10 Games On Nintendo Switch In 2022

Best Switch Games: Top 10 Games On Nintendo Switch In 2022
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Aaron Bayne

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7th Dec 2021 17:34

The best Switch games are often a difficult thing to pin down considering what the device has offered in nearly five-years since launch. Whether you want a deep gaming experience while lying in bed, or a quick one to fill in your train journey, the Nintendo Switch has a lot to offer. That's why we are here to help whittle the grand exclusive library down to the top ten best Switch games, in no particular order.

  • More of a PlayStation player yourself? We've got our list of the best PS5 games

Best Switch Games: Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2 is one of the best Switch games.
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One of the best Switch games puts the power in your hands. Super Mario Maker 2 is the sequel to the level designer which you can nuzzle yourself into, with a wide variety of options when it comes designing the hardest/most fun/infuriating/ridiculous levels you can think of. What's even better is that with a wild and creative community, there are plenty of levels for you to tuck into if designing isn't quite your thing.  

Best Switch Games: Metroid Dread 

Metroid Dread is one of the best Switch games.
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One of the newest of the best Switch games, Metroid Dread brought back this infamous franchise with finesse. Whether you were agonising over the twisting maze of a map, or sweating with the sound of an EMMI robot on your heels, Dread lives up to its name as a tense and taught experience. What's better is that controllers feel intuitive and on the OLED Switch model it becomes all the more immersive. 

Best Switch Games: Breath Of The Wild

Breath of the Wild is one of the best Switch games.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is quite often touted as one of the most overrated games of all time, and to a certain degree it is. Yet when you factor in the content, tone, and gameplay and place it on a portable device, it easily becomes one of the best Switch games. It is a true testament to the technology, and in the five years since the Switch's release, it hasn't been equalled. Not to mention losing yourself in the planes of Hyrule has been unmatched by any other game to date.

Best Switch Games: Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is one of the best Switch games.
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Another launch title holding its place among the best Switch game all these years later, Splatoon 2 is a chaotic and fun third-person shooter that switches bullets for gallons and gallons of paint. With some intuitive motion controls as well as fun mechanics, Splatoon 2 rewards those that invest themselves in its gameplay, making it a must for any Switch owner. 

Best Switch Games: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons is one of the best Switch games.
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Forever in the hearts of many as their gaming saviour during the early months of lockdown, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became a pop-culture icon as many turned their attention to their own quant slice of paradise. From managing your townsfolk, to trading fruit with friends, Animal Crossing is easily one of the best Switch games for being as therapeutic as it is fun. 

Best Switch Games: Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure is one of the best Switch games.
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Ring Fit Adventure isn't just one of the best Switch games, but also one of the most unique titles Nintendo has ever made. Thanks to the Ring-Con and Leg Strap, players can attach themselves to a virtual world of fitness where your movement in-game relies on your movement in real life. Ring Fit Adventure will have you running, squatting, and jumping to save the world - merging video games and exercise together harmoniously with some intuitive motion controls. 

Best Switch Games: Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best Switch games.
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Another iconic Nintendo franchise modernised, Super Mario Odyssey took everyone's favourite plumber and dumped him in a massive game that blended all of the best elements from the franchises' past. Whether you were "Yahoo"-ing through 2D segments or taking on 3D Bullet Bills this was an enormous entry for the franchise and one that felt very bit as nostalgic as it did new. And what other game lets you play co-op where one player literally plays a hat. 

Best Switch Games: Mario Kart 8 

Mario Kart 8 is one of the best Switch games.
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Can we really tell you anything about Mario Kart 8 that hasn't been said before? This classic party game can have you filling in those late nights with online players or bashing elbows with friends as you have fall outs over who threw a blue shell at the crucial moment. Mario Kart is just plane old fun, making one of the best Switch games.  

Best Switch Games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the best Switch games.
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Now that everyone is finally here, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game that's brimming with replayability. You can spend dozens of hours mastering your favourite fighters, and much like Mario Kart 8, you can do all of this on your own, online, or in local co-op. This is one of the best Switch games for playing for 20 minutes or three hours. 

Best Switch Games: Pokémon Diamond And Shining Pearl 

Pokemon Diamond is one of the best Switch games.
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Get lost in the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, as you explore mountainous regions, lakes and grassy plains. This is one of the best Switch games for allowing players to get lost in this new setting, building up their collection of Pokémon, exploring the underground or even taking part in dance competitions. Better get to catching them all!

Now you're caught up with all the best games on Nintendo Switch, why not take a look at our picks for the best VR games?

 

Aaron Bayne
About the author
Aaron Bayne
Aaron Bayne was a Guides Writer at GGRecon. His previous experience includes BBC and Fraghero.
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