Top 15 Nintendo Switch Games You Shouldn't Miss

 On Nintendo Switch you can enjoy varied and quality games, covering genres such as adventure, RPG, action, or fighting. Regardless of what the game is about, it is undeniable that the repertoire of this console gives us hours of fun. In this article, we have compiled what we think are the 15 best Nintendo Switch games for 2020. Find out what they are!

This list of the best games for Nintendo Switch does not follow any preferred order.

1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

The classic Nintendo fighting game has arrived in its definitive version for the Nintendo Switch. As a first fact, this installment of the Super Smash Bros saga contains ALL the characters that appeared in previous versions, as well as many other unpublished ones.

In total, counting the DLCs planned for the game, you will be able to choose up to more than 70 characters! You will fight in more than 100 scenarios and you will be able to use about 90 different objects to achieve victory. If you are a music lover, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you will find nearly 900 songs related to the included franchises.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings all the elements known to fans as casual fun and competitive play. You can even choose specific rules, to increase the variety of the games. Of course, there is no lack of improved graphics and all the additional content that is being prepared.

Play this game if:

  • If you want to play a fighting game with the biggest character crossover in video game history.
  • You are looking for an extremely fun fighting game to play at home with your friends or in online matches.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the must-play games for most Nintendo Switch owners. It is a unique game that takes the saga to a new level, to the point that many consider it to be one of the best Zeldas, if not the best.

In Breath of the Wild, you will have an entire open world available to explore. In addition to the size of the stage, the complexity of the mechanics and the possibilities of the game seem endless. There are countless ways to interact with objects, weapons, and enemies, so it's common to discover something new every day!

Another big difference and improvement compared to other installments of The Legend of Zelda, is the greater focus on puzzles within the dungeons. You will need to use more intelligence, precision, and execution of actions at the right times. In summary, it is a very complete and long game that rewards the most curious players.

Play this game if:

  • You want to experience one of Link's best adventures to date.
  • You love to explore open worlds and have great freedom of action.

As an extra option, you can also try the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the same console!

3. Splatoon 2

splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is a shooting game like no other. The goal here is to shoot colored ink to all sides and paint as large an area on the map as possible. To do this, you must manage your paint tank well and be attentive to rivals to temporarily eliminate them.

This game is quite frenetic and does not let you rest for a minute. The fast pace is accompanied by settings and characters that are as striking as they are charismatic. Splatoon 2 is a lot of fun if you play it together with your friends because rivalries and rematches are guaranteed.

The only negative point we can give Splatoon 2 is the lack of innovation compared to the first game. Still, this sequel refined quite a few aspects and improved the graphics, which makes for a more complete experience.

Play this game if:

  • You want a fun and innovative shooter from Nintendo's house brand.
  • You have other friends to play Splatoon 2 with. Together the game wins big!

4. Super Mario Odyssey

super mario odyssey

With Super Mario Odyssey, the saga also underwent some changes similar to those of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This game is a more refined version of the Super Mario formula, where it takes us to kingdoms that we can explore in an open world. As an extra incentive, this installment received different new mechanics.

Super Mario Odyssey has the most varied and unique worlds in the entire saga. We'll even explore the Metro Kingdom, a city totally inspired by New York. You will have the opportunity to control Mario on foot, in vehicles, interact with other people and go through buildings. It really is a refreshing and original experience for the series.

In general, this game manages to keep all the classic elements of the saga, while introducing new mechanics, challenges, and more detailed scenarios than ever before. You can even control creatures with your hat!

Play this game if:

  • You are a fan of Super Mario games. This game should not be missing from your playlist!
  • You are looking for a new and interesting experience, with some mechanics different from the usual ones of the saga.

5. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses offers everything the other titles already have, but with more accessible mechanics. With this installment, the developers chose to remove some unnecessary aspects and strengthen what works very well.

The game follows a specific story that will give you the opportunity to make choices, which will directly influence the development of your characters. Being a plot where there are time jumps, you will be able to clearly see how your decisions affected the course of their lives.

In addition to that, the combats in Fire Emblem: Three Houses are turn-based, as usual in the saga. It is very important to know how to place units in specific slots and have a strategy in mind. Each character has his class, his own abilities, and strengths that you will have to combine to defeat the enemy.

Play this game if:

  • You love tactical RPGs with stories that draw you in from start to finish.
  • You've played other games in the series and are looking for a new Fire Emblem experience.

6. Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi's terrifying days began in 2001 when the first installment came out on the Nintendo GameCube. If it was already an excellent game by then, Luigi's Mansion 3 is a nice improvement on what the saga has given us so far.

You will be in the shoes of Luigi, who must do everything possible to rescue his friends. Trapped in a large hotel, Luigi will have to face a multitude of ghosts and get rid of them to achieve his goal. If at first, it seems like an impossible task, don't give up! As we progress, the game will give us more tools to fight horrible enemies.

In addition to playing solo, Luigi's Mansion 3 allows us to play both cooperatively and competitively. It is possible to enjoy different modes that extend the life of the game, and there are intentions to add more modes. If you are looking for a complete experience, you will surely find it in Luigi's Mansion 3!

Play this game if:

  • You love the characters of the Super Mario saga and you want to accompany them on another adventure.
  • You want a much more light-hearted horror experience full of funny moments.

7. Sonic Mania Plus

Sonic Mania Plus

Sonic Mania Plus is a trip to the past but with a renewed face and reinvented levels. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles return with the mission to once again stop Dr. Eggman's feet and foil his evil plans. To do this, you will need to overcome different levels and defeat bosses.

This game, which in turn is an expanded version of Sonic Mania, is a return to the origins of the saga. It's an excellent platformer that challenges your controller skills right from the start. And if you think that later on, it becomes easier, nothing could be further from the truth!

Each of the characters in the game has its own skills, which are more useful depending on the level and phase of the game. In addition, at your disposal, there are different types of objects that will protect you or help you overcome obstacles. On the other hand, the expanded version of Sonic Mania Plus has additional content and modes to play together.

All in all, a great game for Nintendo Switch.

Play this game if:

  • Back in the day, you fell in love with classic Sonic games.
  • You are looking for a challenging platform game that challenges you to complete everything and beat records.

8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a blast of nostalgia. In terms of gameplay, the game is very similar to the Super Nintendo titles, albeit with updated graphics and increased difficulty.

At first glance, the game may seem simple, but at times it is a great challenge. Not only will you break a sweat to clear stages, but if you go for 100%, you will spend many hours playing this game! On the other hand, it is an advantage, because the great content of the game gives it a long time to live.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze you can play as Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong or Dixie Kong. Each has its own characteristics that are useful in different situations. A big part of the charm of this game is being able to play cooperatively, so encourage a friend of yours to play with you! This will make it more fun to complete levels and beat the final bosses.

Play this game if:

  • You are looking for an experience similar to the classic Donkey Kong but with a greater challenge.
  • You love platform games and prefer to do it in the company.

9.Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2 managed to surpass its predecessor on all levels. Now the game gives us many more tools to create our own stages, as well as including more themes, items, and a surprisingly good story mode.

In this game, you will undoubtedly spend hours both playing and creating levels. The game is perfect to enjoy with your friends or play ultra-difficult stages created by the community. If you love platform games and this franchise, Super Mario Maker 2 will basically give you endless hours of fun.

As an interesting bonus, you will be able to create stages in 5 well-known styles in the series: Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 3D World, and New Super Mario Bros U.

Play this game if:

  • Enjoy platform games and the Super Mario saga in general.
  • You are attracted to the idea of ​​creating your own levels and playing others already created by the online community.

10. Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 has some of the craziest and most frenetic action phases of all time. Considered one of the best action games, the game surpasses the first part in every way. The sequel once again offers us incredible combat, full of grotesque enemies and impressive visual effects.

The story of Bayonetta 2 is another of its great virtues and one of the most praised by players. This game is not just limited to attacking enemies for no reason, and you will soon realize that it has a well-constructed plot. The hack & slash genre has many great representatives and it is undeniable that Bayonetta has become a benchmark.

Play this game if:

  • You want an epic combat experience on your Nintendo Switch.
  • You like to fight against many enemies with style and lead a protagonist who leaves no one indifferent.

11. Dragon Ball FighterZ

dragon ball fighter z

Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the best fighting games based on Dragon Ball. This title gives us battles in the style of the Marvel vs. Capcom game, with graphics and animations that are extremely faithful to the series.

At the moment, we can choose between 30 characters, counting those in different phases such as Adult Gohan and Teenage Gohan. The gameplay, as we have already mentioned, is quite similar to Marvel vs. Capcom, so it is important to execute combos frequently. The player who manages to land the first hit has the opportunity to take a good portion of life from the opponent.

In such a short time, Dragon Ball FighterZ has managed to attract players from all over the world, gradually creating a competitive scene. The reason for this is that the game has deep gameplay, and the company is on the lookout to update the game and balance all the fighters.

Play this game if:

  • You are passionate about 2D fighting games.
  • You are a fan of the Dragon Ball series and would like to play a game that does it justice.

12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The most complete racing game for Nintendo Switch could not be missing from the list. The Deluxe version has everything that Mario Kart 8 already offered us on Wii U, including the DLCs, but it includes more characters and a more refined Battle mode. It's a fun and crazy car game, essential in any meeting with friends.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has more than 40 characters and dozens of tracks to compete on. To win each race, the game invites you to learn all the clues well and use the objects frequently but also wisely. Of course, knowing all the racers and the handling of their cars well is vital to achieving victory.

It's not all about Grand Prix mode. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you will enjoy different modes, each one with its own rules. Many of them allow you to play together or against your friends, so this game is the perfect choice to spend an afternoon.

Play this game if:

  • You are looking for a game to play with your friends over and over again.
  • You love car games and you are passionate about the Super Mario saga.

13. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

Developer Larian Studios took us by surprise when they announced the excellent Divinity: Original Sin. To our gratitude, with the sequel, they went further in their proposal. Divinity: Original Sin II is an incredible turn-based RPG that gives you freedom of action and interaction rarely seen before.

You can choose between predefined characters or create one from scratch. You will be part of a story and world as intense as it is complex, which will be affected by the decisions you make. Throughout your journey, you'll be able to recruit other characters, each with their own abilities and interaction possibilities.

Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition is the most complete edition of the game. You'll have hours of entertainment, and if it grabs you long enough, you'll likely top 100 hours. You can play both alone and in company with hardly any restrictions. The journey is long and difficult, but you will end up with a smile on your face!

Play this game if:

  • You want to enjoy an RPG with unparalleled freedom and an engaging fantasy world.
  • You love games with complex and deep mechanics.



Astral Chain is a brilliant action-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a futuristic detective. Humanity is on the verge of extinction and, as part of the police force, you must discover how to fight the Chimeras, the main enemies of the game.

To achieve that goal, Astral Chain will take you through different phases where you will need to fight, search for clues, and solve puzzles. The combats are from the brand of PlatinumGames, creators of the aforementioned Bayonetta 2. That only means one thing: the game is spectacular both on a playable and visual level.

With Astral Chain, you'll have a few dozen games waiting for you, especially if you're looking to complete it all. It's a challenging game where, if you want to perform well, you'll want to keep an eye on your enemies and use all the tools to your advantage.

Play this game if:

  • You have already enjoyed other PlatinumGames games, such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, or Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
  • You want a title that mixes fast-paced combat with puzzles and detective elements.

15. Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

In Hollow Knight, you will find a game that mixes elements of the classic Super Metroid and Castlevania with Dark Souls. With a 2D approach, you will have a world at your disposal to explore freely, without much-predetermined order.

In this challenging game, you must carefully measure all your steps and movements, especially against the final bosses. Hollow Knight takes inspiration from Dark Souls because of its difficulty, but also because of the game's setting. Of course, for this, you will help yourself with all kinds of equipment and improvements.

The most surprising thing about Hollow Knight is that being from an indie company, it will certainly give you several hours of gameplay. At least 20 hours! And if you are left wanting more, you can always continue exploring and discover all the secrets in gloomy and memorable environments.

Play this game if:

  • You want to play a challenging Metroidvania that lets you explore freely.
  • You are looking for a long game with quite a few secrets to discover.
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