From Metroid Dread to Monster Hunter Rise: The Best Nintendo Switch Exclusives Of 2021

Published 12/28/2021, 12:58 PM EST

2022 is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time to just relax and look back on 2021 at all the memories. 2021 has been the year of Nintendo Switch with all the fantastic releases this year. From huge announcements to massive releases, Nintendo Switch really stood out the most in 2021.


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Above all, there are tons of titles that have managed to gain the most attention from players. With so many amazing titles, Nintendo Switch managed to balance the insane demand for entertainment with the convenience of mobile gaming. So let’s have a look at the Top 5 Nintendo Switch games of 2021.

Top 5 Nintendo Switch titles of 2021


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There is absolutely no denying the fact that Nintendo Switch had a terrific year, especially in terms of the critically acclaimed titles. Here are the top 5 Nintendo Switch titles of 2021.


Who would have imagined that a simple quirky game would be one of the best Nintendo Switch releases in 2021? The game is much more than simply unpacking stuff from boxes. It’s a beautiful journey of life, love and loss. The fact that this game is on the Top 5 list with some of the best-selling Nintendo Switch titles shows how well designed and creative this game is.

Monster Hunter Rise

Next up on the list, we have Monster Hunter Rise. It continues the franchise in a much better way, with some of the best designs, actions, and concepts. Rise takes inspiration from Monster Hunter World (from 2018) but still manages to make its mark, all thanks to the improvements in the latest game. With this in mind, the future of the Monster Hunter franchise definitely looks bright.

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Metroid Dread

This list would be incomplete without this epic masterpiece. Metroid Dread is one of the most successful and highly acclaimed titles that arrived on Nintendo Switch in 2021. With a great mix of nostalgia, action, gorgeous visuals, and more, this game gets a lot right.

Fully packed with some of the most entertaining and powerful boss fights in the entire series, Metroid Dread is definitely a delightful treat for all the Switch owners.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury in Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch’s list of best games would be incomplete without a Mario game. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is the perfect way to revisit all the classic Mario-game memories.

No doubt, it is by far one of the best Mario experiences that you can enjoy right now on your handheld console. The campaign is fantastic on its own, but the story and the gameplay are the main heroes of this masterpiece.

The House in Fata Morgana – Dreams of the Revenants Edition


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One of the most underrated games of the year in Switch is The House in Fata Morgana – Dreams of the Revenants Edition. Those who have played this exquisite title know why it is at the top of this list. From breath-taking visuals to the narrative, everything about this title is just perfect.

A visual novel with a gothic horror story and immersive background music, The house in Fata Morgana is truly the best choice for novel lovers. Definitely a must-play visual treat.


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What do you think about these top 5 Switch titles? Also, which is your favorite game on Nintendo? Let us know.


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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Masters in English Literature from Lovely Professional University. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.