Top 5 Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo has a number of high-quality titles, and it's hard to boil down to 5 games, but here are our top 5.

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ProLogY75d ago (Edited 75d ago )

In my opinion, Xenoblade doesn't have any buisness being on a top 5 list for the Switch.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Splatoon 2
Ring Fit Adventure
Super Mario Maker 2
Luigi's Mansion 3
Heck even Pokémon Sword and Shield

All of those and more I would put in far above Xenoblade. It's a good game, but has glaring problems, particularly in performance and voice acting that I think holds it back from greatness, especially when you compare it to other fantastic titles on the Switch that have mastered their craft.

Goodness Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing have combined sold over 50 million copies. Xenoblade is at 2 million. Nothing to slouch at, but when compared to the heavy hitters.. I wouldn't say it's a 'top' game.

Ugh there I go being negative, everyone has an opinion and this is theirs. I just disagree and got a bit triggered that they have both Xenoblade games on their list instead of others that in my mind are essential for switch owners. I mean sure, MK8 is a remake of a Wii U game.. and yet it is the highest selling game on the platform by a wide margin, it's fantastic, if you have a switch, you should get it. If that doesn't warrant a top spot I don't know what does.

Yi-Long75d ago (Edited 75d ago )

For starters, sales doesn't automatically equal quality of course. There have been amazing games which have sold poorly, and we've seen mediocre games selling many millions of copies.

Mario Kart 8 is, by most accounts, a must-have game for the Switch. And most Switch owners will have it. It's a 1st party Mario game aimed at a wide audience, young and old. It's a fantastic game within its genre.

But I can understand how a game like Xenoblade would make a bigger impact on someone, especially a SP gamer, cause it literally takes you on an adventure, which lasts you dozens, if not hundreds of hours.

Mario Kart will provide you with a great time, but it's pick up & play, and then you turn it off and it won't occupy your thoughts, it won't touch your feelings, there is little to no emotional bond between you and a story, or characters, in a way a SP game lile Xenoblade, or Dragon Quest, or Zelda manages to achieve.

Neonridr75d ago

performance doesn't make it a bad game. Hell Star Fox on SNES runs at 15 fps and it's beloved. Sure the resolution takes a hit here and there, but it's still an awesome story.

esherwood74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

Guess to each there own. Animal crossing truly baffles me. Even most games I don’t like I can understand the appeal but animal crossing I really don’t get. I kinda thought it was just the Nintendo name carrying it but for how much people liked it I’m guessing it’s just me. Just seemed like even the stuff it was trying to do they didn’t put effort into making fun like catching bugs, it was just tedious

DCarnage74d ago

Ring fit adventure lol wut?! Seriously though, Xenoblade 2 was a great game. I take it you're not into ARPGs because I don't see BotW in your top five, I do see Pokemon but that was an afterthought for you. But I respect your opinion, everyone has their own tastes. My buddy only likes sports games and nothing else ugh...

Wait, I just read the rest of your post, you said you were "triggered". Wow, Grow up.

septemberindecember74d ago


Dude, don't knock ring fit. I did at first. Bought the game for my girlfriend and we've both put in over 60 hours. It's fun and challenging. Better than Wii fit, imo

DCarnage74d ago


Hmm, I may have to try it out. Weird that I can't reply to your post. I prefer the gym as I go there at least 4 times a week and has a hot tub but has been shut down for obvious reasons... I may try Ring Fit out as I did enjoy Wii Fit. But damn, Xenoblade 2 was a lot of fun (to me). Also, glad you weren't triggered lol.

septemberindecember74d ago


Yeah, you can only reply directly to the OP and a direct commenter on N4G. The rest gets lumped up into a single thread. It's pretty dumb

I would say the gym is better for a workout overall, but the pandemic closed every one of the gyms in my area, so I was pretty much forced. Even then, it's still a pretty cool game. The only thing I wish is that they worked a bit more with strength (some workouts are painfully easy) and that you could incorporate weights somehow. Right now I squat with a dumbbell in the game, but thats the only workout routine that I've found to work with weights.

Lol and no worries about the triggered thing. Getting triggered over videogames is lame. That word used to be used with those that have PTSD. Now everyone uses it to mean they don't like something. Eye rolling for sure.

jznrpg74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

The games you listed besides Luigi don’t interest me at all . I am not pressed to play Luigi but have a small interest in it . These types of games aren’t bad necessarily but Ithey don’t interest me anymore and haven’t for a long time .

jznrpg74d ago

Totally disagree. Two of the best games on the Switch in my opinion

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Fraggle198775d ago

Not a great deal to choose from tbh

jznrpg74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

I agree . There’s 6 games I recommend and some more coming I want but it’s not enough especially to warrant the sales they are achieving . It’s a good little machine but needs more games not in the kiddy arena

septemberindecember75d ago

This list isn't bad, but mine would be (in no order)

Smash Ultimate
Xenoblade 2
Luigi's Mansion 3
Fire Emblem 3 Houses

esherwood74d ago

Fire emblem was my favorite so far, wish they’d pump those out more often

zacfoldor74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

All of those are incredible games!

Zeldafan6474d ago

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has the best soundtrack of any Switch exclusive game.

repsahj74d ago (Edited 74d ago )!! i really enjoy playing xenoblade chronicles 2, im also imagining it playing on ps5. Will be awesome indeed. I think i like it more than ff15 and ff7remake(even its my best rpg of all time.).

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