Six years after its launch, Nintendo’s Switch hybrid console remains one of the best places to play games. Though it lacks the high-resolution of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, it compensates with portability and versatility, allowing gamers to take their favourite titles with them anywhere. We’ve rounded up some of the best Switch games to make use of the console’s unique capabilities.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda is one of the most iconic open-world franchises, and the latest installment in the series delivers a sprawling epic with a massive world to explore. The gameplay is a joy to play, with players able to tackle this huge adventure on their own or in co-op. The game is a testament to the quality of the series, and has become the highest-selling title on the Switch to date.
Super Mario 3D World
A remaster of the Wii U classic, Super Mario 3D World is a fantastic platformer that showcases some of the best level design the franchise has to offer. The Switch rerelease takes what was already an excellent game and makes it even better, offering more creative levels and chaos-inducing multiplayer fun.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The definitive edition of the venerable fighting game series, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a must-own for any Switch owner. The game has been fully redeveloped and features an impressive array of characters to fight as well as an expansive roster of attacks and defensive techniques. This incredibly popular game has already sold more than 11 million copies, and it’s easy to see why.
Dark Souls Remaster
As a remaster of one of the most important games of this generation, this rerelease of Dark Souls is an absolute must-have for any Nintendo Switch games owner. This dark, challenging RPG is renowned for its punishing difficulty and deep lore, and it’s a testament to the Switch’s ability to deliver console-quality gaming on the go.
A must-own for anyone who owns a Switch, Splatoon 2 is the perfect way to make full use of the console’s portable capability. The vibrant online shooter offers more of the same great action and creativity, with players able to dual-wield pistols and fire off barrages of ink as they race to cover the battlefield in colours. The new Salmon Run mode provides a tougher challenge for players, and the ability to play with friends locally or online is a real treat.