With its vast library of games, Nintendo Switch has plenty to offer gamers of all tastes. But with so many options, it can be hard to decide which titles are worth your money and time. To help, we’ve compiled this list of the best Nintendo Switch games you can play right now.
Countless indie titles make their way to the Switch every month, each with its own unique charms and appeal. Some, like the incredibly tense bullet-hell shooter Cuphead, deliver the kind of crushingly challenging experience that only a handful of games can manage to pull off. Others, like the charmingly pixelated Celeste, offer a heartwarming narrative and screen-after-screen of precision platforming challenges that are simply impossible to put down.
The biggest shakeup in this week’s update comes thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom skydiving into the number one slot, usurping Breath of the Wild from its spot at the top of the chart. Link’s adorable 2022 reimagining is an impressively faithful retelling of the 1993 Game Boy classic, preserving the original’s clever dungeons and puzzles in an utterly vibrant new art style. Meanwhile, Super Mario Odyssey offers the plump plumber’s most expansive and inventive 3D adventure to date, letting you lose yourself in a series of brilliantly designed sandbox worlds brimming with exciting secrets.
Another notable addition to this week’s chart is Splatoon 2, which has climbed from fifth to third place thanks to its awe-inspiring array of weapons, abilities and modes. This riotously colourful online shooter is even more fun than its predecessor, and its Salmon Run mode presents an addictive new multiplayer challenge that makes it an ideal choice for group gaming sessions on the go.
This month also saw the arrival of a handful of remasters and re-releases that give Switch owners an opportunity to revisit some cult classics without spending a fortune. Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, We Love Katamari ReRoll+ Royal Reverie and Front Mission 2 offer remastered visuals and gameplay that should please fans of this versatile console’s storied back catalogue.
A more traditional Pokemon title rounds out this week’s updated list. Although Pokemon Scarlet and Violet don’t quite reach the heights of previous titles like X and Y or Awakening, they do offer an absorbingly varied adventure that sees you battling trainers, raiding dungeons and exploring a host of diverse environments.
For those who prefer the rumble of a big-budget franchise, look no further than Mortal Kombat 11. The newest entry in this unstoppable series delivers a full AAA brawler experience that lets mainstays like Scorpion and Sub-Zero mix it up with an impressive roster of guest stars. And it’s all wrapped up in a captivating cinematic story with branching narratives that take you from city to wilderness and back again. Nintendo Switch games