The Switch isn’t just a good platform for first-party Nintendo titles, it’s also a host to various stellar third-party role-playing, action, strategy, adventure, and shooters. If you’re looking for more games to add to your library, then here are the 15 best games you can get for your Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild takes designs and mechanics perfected in other games and remakes them for its own purposes to create something natural. This game features a vast open world for you to explore from the darkness of dungeons to the grandeur of nature.

Don’t be deceived! This game is obsessively crafted and designed as any other Zelda’s previous game. However, everything in this massive and seemingly unrestrainable game is destined to happen to give you a sense of being lost and puny. Let’s overcome the fear and hit the road to explore the latent beauty of the world out there.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is Mario's first real outing on the Nintendo Switch and he makes his debut in style. This is a purposefully, wonderfully irrational Mario game where the character will have a different costume and gimmick in a different world. After the Breath of the Wild's Hyrule’s rolling majesty, it is much like plunging into a rummage sale. Yet, like all rummage sales, there are always somethings brilliant to explore: strange worlds glittering with unusual patterns and being under the rules of aliens.

What are you waiting for? Let’s start this 3D sandbox adventure to find the way to rescue Princess Peach from the nefarious and maritally-minded Bowser.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Since its first launch in 1992, Mario Kart racer has been taken on by many developers. And not to mention Nintendo which has delivered a range of novelty and transformation over the past years. This had been going on repetitively for years until the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that was perfectly adequate to the original SNES, with an outstanding work of brilliant imagination and flawless craft.

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo brought about what's undeniably the best version in the series so far. This is the combination of all the previously released DLC for the Wii U version along with some new additions such as Battle Mode.

Splatoon 2 (スプラトゥーン2 Supluratūn 2)

This is a third-person shooter game with a special territory dispute mechanic, yet it’s not the only appealing part. It has great arenas and a variety of weapons and “gadgets”. Playing Splatoon 2, you are a Squid Kid armed with ink-spraying weapons and your job is to cover as much of a multi-level arena as possible with your team’s colour.

A lot has been written so far about the barebones front-end of the Switch. From the earliest days in the console life cycle, Inkopolis Square seemed like it wasn’t only the heart of this amazing game but also of the colorful, charming, surprising, and personable console.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

No matter how much you are into fighting games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is for everyone who has ever been attracted to video games. This is a museum of Nintendo celebrities, a gaming fandom WrestleMania. Everything is customizable: the rulesets, fighter balancing, and stage hazards.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every playable character from previous Super Smash Bros. games and several newcomers ranging from Mario to Metal Gear. The soundtrack, in addition, is stuffed full of recognizable tunes and high-quality remixes. Ultimate's diverse content, overall, is compelling and worth trying.


Arms, at first, may look like a Mario Party mini-game, but once you give it a try you’ll change your mind. Although this game has certainly had its doubters since its first launch, Nintendo has once again proven just how well it understands what makes a game really tick.

Appealing and complicated at the same time, Arms straddles the line between a party game and an entry-level fighter with moderate depth.

Tetris 99

Battle Royale Tetris may sound like a joke, yet it ends up with being the basis for one of the most energizing console exclusives in years. It is Tetris, the game of your childhood. However, now you are up against an entire game show board of rivals.

In this game, there are two types of beauty. The first one is the beauty of a game you know innately being twisted into a new form. Another is the hidden beauty of synergies and rules that will see you ranking up to the league board. Tetris 99 is more than just a test of your ability to survive a game of Tetris, it holds something eternally surprising.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Coming under unfair criticism when it first released, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, over time, has emerged as a sort of a modern classic.

This is a gem of a 2D platformer that was remastered for Switch, with heft, muscle, and especially, imagination. You'll experience the feeling of side-scrolling through a range of stunning levels, and a variety of enemies and challenges.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Besides Final Fantasy XII, there are some other versions available for the Nintendo Switch. For the PlayStation 1 classic, you can give it a try with Final Fantasy VII and IX. Or even the X-2 for offbeat gems. However, Final Fantasy XII is the most welcome among all. This is partly because it is our first opportunity to try Final Fantasy XII while moving. And another reason is that it’s perfectly suitable for portable play.

Although Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age may not prove to be the best Final Fantasy ever made, it’s still a pretty darned great game in its own right. Don’t miss out on this game, it’s totally worth your time.

Picross S

This game is like a book full of Sudoku puzzles about using deduction to figure out the step next, which when taken will give you a clue about the next step. In other words, it is so easy that you might think that this is not a video game at all.

Overall, this is best suited for those looking for something to do on their daily commute. In other words, Picross S is definitely a decent option for puzzle fans.

Lumines Remastered

This game first began with PSP, and in spite of the transformation from Sony to Nintendo, Lumines Remastered still seems like a homecoming.  It takes only a few seconds to recognize the spirit of Tetris in Lumines. However, this game takes things to a new height by infusing the gameplay with audiovisual elements that simply need to be experienced to be understood.

Immersive and intense puzzle action, vivid visuals, and a killer soundtrack have together made an absolute satisfying game that should not be missed. Lumines Remastered is an addictive experience that is positively a delight to play.


Data East's Neo Geo sports classic Windjammers is finally available on Switch with its original nineties and exotic sense. The game mechanics are essentially the same as Street Fighter or Pong, where players continuously shoot the disc at the goal zone of the opponent attempting to score.

Windjammers is one of the finest co-op games available on Switch that makes it “remains as essential now as it was back in 1994”.

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo is a perfect combination of two excellent and timeless puzzle games, one angular and austere, one sugary and squishy. This makes Puyo Puyo Tetris a totally classic in every sense. Still, this game has more than just its design’s ingenious nature.

Back to those early days of Switch, Puyo Puyo Tetris is above all other games delivered on the console's dream: a group of friends, fancy-free in the world, a crowd around a tiny screen placed on the table while the ding-dong match was going on between four players. If you have ever asked yourself what stands on the back of the Switch is really for, then here is the answer. It is for Puyo Puyo Tetris.

Devil Engine

With various incredible locations, hand-drawn pixel art, and a blood-pumping soundtrack, Devil Engine will bring you the truest experience than ever.

Devil Engine might not bear the famous Thunder Force name, yet it has totally been inspired by the dormant shooter series. Despite the lack of online leaderboards, give this game a try if you're crying out for a title in the Thunder Force vein.

Into the Breach

Into the Breach is a strategy game involving the dinkiest invasion of the world. It’s a highly recommended game, with nicely animated pixel-art that reminds us of the SNES-era classics.

However, such basic features result in rich surprises and Into the Breach is considered one of the games that you can surely play for days, weeks, or even months without the feeling of you are ceasing to learn.

So, here is a tip for you to ready to start: Start on easy – get a feel for the game and start getting some unlocks on easy before moving up to normal. If this is your first time playing this, I’m really jealous of you. Your amazing adventure awaits!