Despite launching less than 12 months ago, Nintendo Switch has already built up a spectacular library of the games that make it a must-have console for many.
We started out the gate with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, before being treated to a remake of a classic in the form of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe. We then receive a long-awaited sequel in the form of Splatoon 2, but the exclusives didn’t end there as we also got ARMS, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the astounding Super Mario Odyssey before year’s end.
We’ve compiled the very best titles to be found on Nintendo Switch so you can decide which ones are best for you!
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ConcernedApe’s fantastic farming adventure has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch, and the wait has definitely been worth it.
Upon growing fed up of modern life you are given the opportunity to move into Pelican Town, an idyllic community where you’re free to create your own farm and live peacefully.
Through Stardew Valley you’ll grow crops, tend to animals and even blossom a romance with your favourite sweetheart. It sounds uneventful, but it’s one of the most engrossing games we’ve played in years.
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Developer: Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital has managed to somehow deliver a truly unique gaming experience in a year where we have more games to play than ever.
As Noodle the snake you must work through a series of levels collecting remnants to open the end portal, but how you collect these items is what makes the game so fun. Using the right trigger will see Noodle slither along, with the face buttons used to help him climb higher to reach ledges, but Noodle must be supported to climb otherwise he’ll fall.
It’s basically like a 3D adventure version of the classic Nokia Snake game.
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Developer: Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games’ modern platforming classic has launched for countless platforms at this point, and feels right at home on Nintendo’s new console.
Taking clear inspiration from the likes of Super Metroid, Castlevania and Mega Man, Shovel Knight is packed with challenging levels to overcome that are perfect for home and portable play.
Its countless expansions are also worth a punt, presenting a varied twist on the core experience without sacrificing any of the creatively devious level design.
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Developer: Rayark Inc
You’d think the Nintendo Switch display would be a perfect fit for touch-based rhythm games. Well, you thought right.
Voez is a port of an existing mobile title that, while a little pricey, brings an impressively robust musical outing to Switch.
Boasting over 100 bespoke songs from dozens of different artists, Voez also allows you to level up, customise your profile and chase friend’s high scores in pursuit of melodic supremacy. Keep in mind, Voez is only playable in portable mode due to its touch exclusive controls.