As well as a stellar first-party lineup, the Nintendo Switch now offers an incredibly solid library of third party ports and big name titles to keep you playing at home and on the go.
Nintendo always brings amazing experience out of its own studios, and the Switch has already seen some of the best games of all time in its first year. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the astounding Super Mario Odyssey have all wowed us.
But then there’s what other developers are bringing to the table, and there’s simply so much to choose from. From the smaller indie titles like Super Meat Boy, Human Fall Flat and Overcooked to the big budget ports like FIFA 18, Skyrim and Minecraft.
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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Aegis Defenders combines Metroidvania-inspired exploration with tower defense crafting and combat to create an experience unlike anything we’ve really seen before.
You play as Bart, a talented creator capable of crafting all sorts of creations. There’s also Clu, his granddaughter who’s a dab hand with all sorts of firearms. The world has fallen into decline after a great calamity, meaning you’re trying your best to survive in a broken society.
It’s addictive, fun and complimented by absolutely gorgeous visuals. You’ve also got a neat crossover with the brilliant Shovel Knight.