The Best Nintendo Switch Games

August 1, 2019


Nintendo Switch has made it, it’s gotten the gold. It’s blessed the bedrooms and conquered the attention spans of millions of users. Interlacing the classic Nintendo games that we know and love, the Switch has pushed the boundaries of iconic characters like Mario into today’s modern gaming age. Injecting new skills, components and boundaries into iconic concepts has allowed the games a new lease of life, proven by the statistics of sales.

So, which games do you start with? We’ve created a one-stop-shop for the games in need of a spot in your collection. Thank us later.

Bayonetta 2

Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 2 in-game image. Action shot of dragons flying with buildings on fire.

The Bayonetta series just oozes encapsulating visuals. Moulding intricate character design with impressive boss battles, a sea of threatening monsters and a combat system that’s easy enough to familiarise with, but tests your limits later on. Thankfully, there is no loss in pixilation when used portably and each of these features has lead to Switch lifting this game to new heights.

And what do you know? A little birdie told us there’s a third game on the way…

Buy Bayonetta 2 from Amazon (£44.99)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch in-game image. Action shot of person parachuting across an extensive, green nature valley.

Encompassing the long-running series of The Legend of Zelda into modern-day gaming, the impeccable difficulty curve allows a free run of an incredibly picturesque, open world to explore. The game beholds weapons that degrade, crafting skills, endless activities and a subtle storyline to discover that grips you as you travel through. This is something for all levels.

This may or may not be one of the best games of the past decade. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself.

Buy Breath of the Wild from Amazon (£45.89)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 in-game image. Action shot of a Princess and Toad racing aside each other and other characters close behind.

Addictive. So, so, so addictive. The graphics are impeccable in comparison to its original version on the Wii U. The characters are more animated and the races are more competitive than ever. Now with tracks to accommodate up to 12 racers, this edition includes brand new features such as gravity-defying hover tires and automatic gliders soaring off ramps, escalating the thrill of potential success. The multitude of playing modes make this fit for your wishes: Two-player split screen anywhere is possible, as well as online races or Switch-on-Switch anarchy.

This is most definitely approved for family and friends game night.

Buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe from Amazon (£40.26)

Mortal Kombat 11

Nintendo Switch Mortal Kombat in-game image. Action shot of muscly character piercing female warrior in the air.

A game not for the faint-hearted. With bloodthirsty battles and ruthless warriors, MK11 is not merely just a sequel for fans and NetherRealm devotees, this is a gateway into the wondrous realm of rebellious and ferocious gameplay. Irrespective of your skill level, the comprehensive easy-to-follow tutorials encourage you to dive head first into their diverse roster of peculiar characters and playstyles.

Buy Mortal Kombat 11 from Amazon (£34.98)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros in-game image. Action shot of Pikachu battling.

Let the battle commence! You’ve got Mario, Pikachu, Metroid Samus, Solid Snake, Bayonetta… who is your go-to character? With over 60 to choose from, Nintendo has brought together all your favourite characters in one place.

This edition features an action-packed single-player mode where you strengthen your characters using stickers to combat through exceptional conditions to expose more characters and stickers.

Entrusted with fast-paced, competitive battles and your special moves a two-button combination away, whilst suitable for those at a higher gaming ability level, this game also has an approachable feel to beginners.

Buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Amazon (£44.99)


In-game shot of Tetris.

Ah, these were the days. So simple but so riveting and gut-wrenching as you watch those rows build up and up and can see your fate in front of you – a loss. This game is more than capable of instilling tension into ones soul without the complex visual designs, extensive roster of characters and the wild weapons.

Sometimes, all we want is some good, traditional gameplay. We missed you, Tetris.

Buy Tetris from Amazon (£34.98)

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