The top 30 Best Nintendo Switch games of all time

Top 30 Best Nintendo Switch games

We all love a good best-of list, and this time, we are exploring the top 30 best Nintendo Switch games of all time.

Featuring many of our favorite characters, we can explore some of the best Nintendo Switch games around, that otherwise may have been forgotten.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in and begin our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games countdown.

30. Yoshi’s Crafted World

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As we begin our countdown of the top 30 Best Nintendo Switch games of all time, coming in at Number 30 we have Yoshi’s Crafter World.

This delightfully charming platform game features Yoshi as the star of the show. The platform game takes players on a colorful journey with pretty easy overall gameplay, however, don’t be fooled. The collection aspect to the game takes things to another level and can prove really quite tough.

But as we all love the Mario family, Yoshis Crafter World is, without doubt, a game that can quickly become a household favorite for players of all ages and abilities.

29. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

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At Number 29 in the best Nintendo Switch games, we remain with the Mario family with New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.

True to style, you must help Mario along a course of obstacles and enemies to save Princess Peach.

Featuring 5 playable characters, Mario, Luigi Toad, Nabbit, and Toadette, players can select who they wish to share the journey with. Plus a bonus feature unlike any other game; Nabbit doesn’t take damage from enemies meaning if you’re struggling, as we all know how tricky those Goombas can be, Nabbit can make things a little easier.

28. Monster Hunter Rise

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At number 28 in the best Nintendo Switch games, we have Monster Hunter Rise.

In Monster Hunter Rise, you become the hunter, exploring maps and using a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters.

Hunt down a plethora of monsters with distinct behaviors and deadly ferocity. You need to think fast and master your unique tendencies to reap the rewards!

Packed with action and adventure, Monster Hunter Rise is one to play!

27. Minecraft

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At number 27, we have the one and only Minecraft!

Our favorite mining game made its way to Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Exploring randomly generated worlds, players can unleash their creativity by mining, crafting, building, and fighting off a hoard of dangerous mobs.

It’s easy to see why we all love Minecraft. Play at your own pace in creative, or work hard to stay alive in survival mode, there’s something for everyone.

26. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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Over the years, Donkey Kong has grown from strength to strength. From the pixelated monkey-dropping barrels to try and detain Princess Peach, to a ruler of vast lands!

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze brings players everything they love about a platform game, collections of challenges, enemies to encounter, and of course our favorite team, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong.

Sure to be loved by all the family, we love Donkey Kong here at The Click and are proud to feature it in our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games of all time.

25. Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee

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At number 25 in the best Nintendo Switch games, we have Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee!

Pick your game to choose your gameplay, a clever marketing strategy by Nintendo and Pokemon, the game takes you on a journey through the Kanto Region to be the best, like no one ever was.

A must-have for any Pokemon lover out there!

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24. Bayonetta 2

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In this climactic sequel to the Bayonetta game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish and is featured here at number 24 in our best Nintendo switch games.

Filled with battles, and a stunning array of cut scenes, this game is action-packed from the second you begin.

Fight on top of a jet as it soars through a downtown city. Duke it out against a giant angelic monster with a deadly whip-like arm on top of a speeding train. And take to the skies in a fight against a demonic dragon while ascending to the top of a skyscraper.

23. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Looking sweet and innocent, but packed with talent and abilities, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is taking place at Number 23 in our Top 30 best Nintendo Switch games.

The 13th in the line of Kirby game installments, players must join Kirby to rescue Waddle Dees.

Fighting your way through a colorful landscape, Kirby and the Forgotten Land and is the best-selling Kirby game to date, and one worthy of a play.

22. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

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At Number 22, we have Super Mario 3D World and Bowsers Fury – 2 for 1 with this game!

Featuring all of our favorite loveable characters from the Mario series, players must progress through the stages to defeat Bowser in Super Mario 3D World.

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In 2021, the game was further released to include Bowsers Fury, a game in which players can play as Mario to survive in a land filled with black sludge, and save the world from well, Bowsers Fury.

A must-have for any Mario fan out there, and with twice the fun in one game, we can’t complain.

21. Stardew Valley

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At number 21 on our Best Nintendo Switch games, we have Stardew Valley.

In a pixelated, simple game, players can grow crops, raise livestock, and marry and have children. A very relaxed-paced game, with online capabilities meaning players, can join others and farm and socialize together within their worlds.

It’s the perfect game to pick up and put back down to play at a later date.

20. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2, is an action-filled battle game, cycling through day and night, which in turn affects players’ abilities to complete quests.

Taking place over several lands, the new story mode-based game sees players uncovering the full history of Jin and the fall of Torna that took place 500 years before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

This gripping story requires skill and patience, but the journey you embark on certainly makes it worth it.

19. Ring Fit Adventure

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Oh, how things have developed since the days of Wii Fit.

At number 17 in our rundown of the best Nintendo Switch games, we have Ring Fit Adventure, the must-have go-to game to get everyone up and moving.

Supplied with a ring for your joy cons to be placed in, Ring Fit Adventure takes you through a whole host of games, but you act as the controls. If you want to get fit and be active whilst playing, this game will certainly do just that.

18. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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Three realms, three houses, your decision.

As War draws near, the continent of Fodlan is divided by three ruling nations.

At the center, Garreg Mach Monastery lays, where all future leaders of Fodlan must train. Follow the journey of the three academy houses to lead them to the battlefield.

The future of Fodlan rests on your decision… a worthy contender in the best Nintendo Switch games.

17. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

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Encountering monsters big and small, journey across a vast landscape on an epic voyage in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.

Complete quests to improve your gameplay, and work as part of a team to reach Victory.

Full of intense battles, but also filled with a storyline where you can learn about the characters within the game, we are sure you’ll find Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition a game worthy of completion.

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16. Luigi’s Mansion 3

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At number 16 on our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games of all time, we see the return of the Mario family, but this time, Luigi is the star of the show.

Take Luigi on an adventure through some very spooky levels, exploring every nook and cranny to uncover what lies beneath. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced, and well, it’s Luigi! What’s not to love?

15. Splatoon 3

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Splatoon returned! And who doesn’t love Splatoon? It had to be somewhere in the best Nintendo Switch games!

This game is so much fun! As you arm yourself with various weapons, you quite literally splat your way through levels, covering the world in your own team color, to dominate and win!

With so many game modes to explore, this game is nothing other than a lot of giggles, and we personally love it!

14. Pokémon Legends Arceus

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Another game in the Pokemon Series was released on the Nintendo Switch, it’s not surprising that Pokemon are featured throughout the Top 30 best Nintendo Switch games of all time.

As you journey into Pokemon past, you can explore a vast untamed wilderness, in an adventure full of new discoveries, and of course, new Pokemon to encounter.

A must-have for all Pokemon fans out there.

13. Paper Mario: The Origami King

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At number 13 in the best Nintendo Switch games, he’s back again, but this time, something a little different.

Face off against the Origami King and his army of paper invaders, team up with some extraordinary companions, and master magical powers on your quest to save the world.

As King Olly transforms Princess Peach into Origami, players must cross lands to help restore peace across the world.

A different take on the usual Mario adventure, and something we know any Mario fan will enjoy.

12. Super Mario Maker 2

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At number 12 in our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games, we have Super Mario Maker 2.

Let your imagination run wild, as you design the levels.

Create the course of your dreams, and even share it online for others to explore. The possibilities truly are endless.

11. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

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He had to feature at some point, and sure enough, here we have Link in the Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening, placing at number 11 in our best Nintendo Switch games.

Help Link escape a strange land in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch. Befriend a colorful cast of characters, battle myriad monsters, and explore perilous dungeons in this classic adventure – reimagined in a charming new art style.

10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

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Through a chance encounter, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sees a group of six soldiers hailing from rival nations resolve to put aside their differences and work together to expose a new threat.

Featuring stunning vistas, diverse wildlife, and landmarks so dreamy that you can only picture them in your wildest dreams, the epic world of Aionios is ready to be explored! Scaling mountains on foot, gliding across chasms on ropes, or sailing across vast lakes, new discoveries await beyond every horizon.

9. Pokémon Sword/Shield

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Featuring for the final time on our rundown of the top 30 best Nintendo Switch games, we see the return of Pokemon, in Nintendo’s release of Pokemon Sword / Shield.

Experiencing Galar, a region full of diverse environments, players must collect their team, train, and ultimately become the champion of the region.

Featuring new Pokemon and some firm favorites too, Pokemon Sword / Shield is yet another must-have for any Pokemon fan out there.

8. Hades

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Hades is a dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant’s critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

At number 8 in our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games, this one is definitely one to try if you like the darker side of games.

7. Celeste

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As we approach the end of our best Nintendo Switch games, this incredibly charming game takes players on a journey to help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain. A real journey of self-discovery.

This game is all about learning lessons. Simplistic but challenging.

6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing is a truly delightful game, for players of any age.

Explore your island, and develop its landscape with a whole host of characters to meet along the way. Craft tools, and create your perfect little nest, whilst also having the ability to join online and share your community with others and explore the landscapes of other players too.

This is one of those games that can be picked up time and time again, and enjoyed for many years to come.

5. Metroid Dread

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Exploring a planet, Metroid Dread is an action-filled game, in which players control bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores the planet ZDR.

IRetainingthe side-scrolling gameplay style of the previous Metroid games, players can explore as they discover new items and weapons, allowing them to access new areas whilst avoiding the EMMI robots who are on a quest to capture Samus.

Can you escape unscathed?

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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At number 4 on our top 30 Nintendo Switch games, we have the one and only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

By far the best Mario Kart game available. Featuring a whole new range of tracks to complete, and 42 characters giving players more choice than ever before to play as their favorite Nintendo characters, this fast-paced racing game has everything and more that you’d expect from Mario Kart.

3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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With 74 fighters, 100 stages, and more than 800 music choices to really make the setting truly your own. Take to the battlefield and earn trophies, as we place Super Smash Bros at number 3 in our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games.

Can you become the ultimate champion?

2. Super Mario Odyssey

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A very close contender for the top spot in our top 30 Best Nintendo Switch games, is Super Mario Odyssey.

Journeying across many lands, and packed full of amazing music like no other Mario game, Nintendo really excelled with this one.

The adventure is jam-packed from start to finish. This really is a must-have game for anyone to play.

And finally, at Number 1 in the top 30 best Nintendo Switch games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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And here we are, we’ve made it to the top spot in the top 30 Nintendo Switch games.

Coming in at number 1, it’s our favorite hero Link, in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This game teaches you to forget everything you though you knew about The Legend of Zelda games, as you step back into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure.

After a 100-year slumber, Link wakes up to remember nothing. Now, he must explore a vast and dangerous land to regain his memories before Hyrule is lost forever. Armed only with what he can scavenge, Link sets out to find answers and the resources needed to survive.

A worthy first place holder as we conclude our top 30 best Nintendo Switch games of all time.

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