Nintendo just sold more software than ever before, so it’s hoping to keep things rolling with some cool games coming out in 2022 and 2023. Nintendo’s Switch has proved that a console is only as good as the games it can play, and with such an impressive library of games, picking out only 25 of the best Switch games has been tough.
This list was created by the entire IGN content team, including our resident Nintendo experts, and the NVC podcast crew, and represents the best games to enjoy on the Switch right now, regardless of whether you’re picking one up for the first time or have been a fan since day one. Here we discuss the top most games in Nintendo.
Ring Fit Advantage
Exercise is good for you, but it has two major drawbacks. First, joining a gym can be expensive, and second, it’s boring. You can work out from home with Ring Fit Adventure, which gamifies exercise and somehow makes it feel like a casual game.
Ring Fit is a new fitness game that uses your whole body for combat, coin collecting, leveling up, and pushing past your personal bests – all within the confines of your living room. Using the Switch Joy-Con and the Ring-Con peripheral, you will challenge your opponents, collect coins, level up, and push past your personal bests. Exercise can be enjoyable – particularly when it’s thousands of dollars less expensive than hiring an individual trainer.
To play this game, all you have to do is create a Nintendo account, download the game and start playing.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
The Xenoblade Chronicles video game has a long history. It creates a solid connection to the age of the great PS1 RPGs, thanks to Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of Xenogears, and Yasunori Mitsuda, who contributed to the soundtrack.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, which we dubbed the “greatest version of Xenoblade Chronicles we’ve ever had,” gave the Wii game, which was initially released in 2010, a thorough upgrade in 2020.
With the most robust plot to date without sacrificing the sense of vastness and freedom of the following games, it is still the most okay game in the series yet. When it was published on the Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles was a vibrant, forward-thinking JRPG with a first-class fighting system, and it remains one of the greatest RPGs on the Switch. Choose this one over the follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
The Splatoon 2 game is one of those rare games that can be played for more than a year and not get old. In contrast to expectations, we were given an impressive sequel with an all-new single-player campaign, as well as an impressive amount of free content after its release.
Mario party superstar
Nintendo Switch owners have a few Mario Party options, but Mario Party Superstars are the best. Superstars revert to the classic Mario Party formula, which fans know and love, unlike Super Mario Party, which can’t be played on the Switch Lite or supports any other controller. Despite being a collection of popular boards and mini-games from previous entries, Superstars does enough right to make it a worthwhile game for old and new fans alike.
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is an outstanding example of 3D platforming. It seamlessly blends the best aspects of almost all Mario games with a wealth of new gameplay mechanics to create a game that is simultaneously nostalgic and bold.
New players will enjoy the vivid and vast new environments, while seasoned veterans will remain after the credits have rolled to solve the hundreds of challenging puzzles waiting to challenge their skills and dexterity. Basically, Super Mario Odyssey is pure, sublime joy, and one of the best Super Mario games ever.