The Best Nintendo Switch Games Released So Far

Note: This article was updated in December of 2018.

Nintendo didn’t find the success that they had hoped for originally when they released the Wii U. After the short-lived console came to its demise, Nintendo released their next console, a hybrid system that would allow gamers to enjoy video games in a traditional home console setup while also being available to take on the go.

When the system released in 2017 Nintendo instantly knew that they had a hit. The popularity of the console blew up with units still being sold consistently. With that said, if you had purchased the console during its initial first-day launch or if you are a new owner then we have a nice selection of the best video games we suggest picking up today.

This list contains our picks of the best Nintendo Switch video games that are currently available within the market.

#29 Super Mario Party
  • Developer: Nd Cube
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Super Mario Party will be the eleventh main installment to the franchise and developed to make use of the Nintendo Switch motion controls.

Just like the previous Mario Party installments, players will be going through a giant board game where they will collect coins in order to purchase a star that will be randomly placed somewhere on the map. The player with the most amount of stars wins the game.

Of course, one of the more thrilling aspects of the game is the various mini-games available for players to battle through. These mini-games will pin players against each other or team players up after each round is completed during the game board portion.

Likewise, for the first time ever, players will be able to join online and play, however, the full board game mode is unavailable outside of local gameplay. Instead, players will only have the option to compete in mini-games.

#28 Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Monster Hunter World may not be on the Nintendo Switch, but Nintendo Switch owners still received Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. This is a title that originally only released under the Nintendo 3DS platform but now the game will soon have an HD port.

As a result, players can once again take their Monster Hunting experience on the go. The game features over ten different weapon types and a wide variety of monsters. Not only will fans of the franchise see the return of past fan favorite monsters but there are also new monsters that have yet to be seen.

Also, just like past Monster Hunter video game installments, gamers will find that there is up to four players cooperative gameplay where you can jump online and join the hunt or even use the local wireless function if you’re close enough together.

#27 Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee! are two video game titles developed under Game Freak. For those familiar with the Pokemon video game franchise, these are considered remakes for the 1998 release, Pokemon Yellow.

As a result, players will find most of the mechanics that the series is known for such as battling other trainers, capturing Pokemon, defeating gym leaders, purchasing items and exploring the world. Likewise, because this is a 1998 remake, only the 151 original Pokemon will be featured within the games.

Developers over at Game Freak also put a slight spin to that game as well thanks to the Joy-Con controllers. When tossing out a Pokeball, players will have to use the motion controls to get an accurate throw. Similar to how the touchscreen functions are made for Pokemon Go, though it seems that the mechanic system will also work for when the Joy-Con’s are docked to the Nintendo Switch.

#26 Overcooked
  • Developer: Ghost Town Games
  • Publisher: Team17

Overcooked is a cooking simulator type video game where players take on the role of a chef who must prepare a variety of meals within the time limit. However, the game is filled with obstacles and hazards forcing players to quickly work together in order to send out the desired meal recipes that come up.