Top 10 Nintendo Games of All Time

Published 11/02/2021, 12:28 AM EDT

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles, competing with the likes of Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox. Nintendo has some of the most classic IPs and these franchises went on to have titles in Switch as well. Besides, Switch has a few phenomenal games which could provide a perfect gaming experience.

In this article, let’s find out the Top 10 Switch games of all time.

10. Hollow Knight and Ori


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Metroid Vania games like Hollow Knight and Ori are some of the best games in the genre. For players who are fans of combat gaming, Hollow Knight is just one exciting game to watch out for. The game has a somewhat dark and gloomy theme which seems more of a Metroid Vania style of Dark Souls game. The game has a good risk factor in its gameplay and carefully crafted boss encounters that will definitely take the players for a thrill.

Ori and The Will place most of its focus on platforming and stand toe-to-toe with some of the best platformers in the gaming industry. The boss sequences test the players’ platforming skills and will definitely be worth the gameplay experience. The game has stunning visuals, an emotionally engaging story, and a beautiful game environment.

9. Hades

Hades has won several awards from game shows and these statistics prove why it is considered as one of the best games out there. Although the game might seem quite infuriating to play in hindsight, it offers players with an experience to guide their skills through the gameplay. Hades allows players to invest more than 50 to 70 hours of gameplay and engage in its amazing narrative with phenomenal depth. The game is worth spending hours on and a definite hit within players in the community.

 8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing became a global phenomenon ever since its initial release and has taken the world by storm. The game is subject to several internet memes and is known for its cute and wholesome environment. On this note, the latest installment in the franchise- New Horizon, will definitely take up one of the top spots within Switch Games. ACNH sold 30 million copies worldwide, which is absolutely phenomenal. The gameplay is quite relaxing because players get to create their ideal paradise. The social simulator has many villagers who go on to become fan favorites within the community.

7. Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo

In recent years, Monster Hunter has risen in popularity because of the introduction of the Monster Hunter world. Nintendo consoles had been missing out on the Monster Hunter experience until the Monster Hunter rise was specifically developed and optimized for Nintendo Switch.  Capcom did a great job in making it for the Switch. The game feels phenomenal in both hand-held and TV mode and has a great art style that suits the requirement for a Switch game. The game has unique monsters and versatility which promises a good gaming experience to the players.

6. Pokemon franchise for Nintendo Switch

It is no surprise that the Pokemon franchise has still been able to retain its mark for Nintendo consoles. Pokemon played a crucial part in Nintendo’s rise to glory and is continuing to do so with their titles for the Switch. The Switch has a good library of Pokemon franchise games and Pokemon Sword and Shield is one of the must-try games on the Switch consoles. Games like Pokemon Let’s go and Pokemon Snap are also recommended ones for Switch.

5. Metroid Dread

It is impossible to end this list without mentioning Metroid Dread. Players play as Samus who returns to a dangerous planet and combats various elements within that environment. The game sets a benchmark for combat gaming and has become a cult classic amongst Nintendo Switch owners.

4. Mario Kart

Regardless of being a gamer, every person likes certain games that eventually go on to become household names. Mario Kart is a perfect family game where players can choose from the several characters of the Mario universe and race around the tracks in the game. The game includes stunning 3D visuals and interesting gameplay that makes it an amazing party game that can be played for fun.


3. 2D and 3D Mario Games

The Mario games such as Mario Odyssey and Mario Bowser are best to be played on Switch because of their combination of perfect game level balance and elements from the previous Mario games. The Mario games are a phenomenon across the globe and this definitely makes them grab the top 3 spots on this list.

2. Smash Ultimate

Smash Ultimate gives the best Nintendo experience to players, allowing them to choose their favorite characters from popular franchises. Players can play as one of the characters from Final Fantasy or Street Fighter. The game is incredibly fun for combat enthusiasts and is a good party game to play with friends.

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1. Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a cult classic and the Zelda for Switch is another incredible game to play. The 3D Zelda games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Zelda: Skyward Sword give an immersive gameplay experience to players and allow players plenty of freedom to explore the open world in the gameplay. Definitely, something Zelda and Nintendo fans would love to explore!


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Which Nintendo Switch game is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.


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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.