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The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now 

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Updated July 17, 2020 6.3k votes 889 voters 16k views 64 items

Today we are happily ranking the best games currently out for Nintendo Switch, which also features the most popular Nintendo Switch games today. These are Switch games you can play right now, whether through the e-Shop or from buying a physical copy.

What are the best current Nintendo Switch games? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is obviously one of Nintendo's greatest achievements, but don't forget about Snipperclips, Super Bomberman R, Fast RMX, or I Am Setsuna. Whether they're remakes or original releases, almost every genre is represented with the current Nintendo Switch games that are out now, so no matter what kind of gamer you are, you should find something that will keep you entertained until more titles come out. 

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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild ...more

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Super Smash Bros. Ultima... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2018 (Bandai Namco Studios)

Genres (Video game): Fighting

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, ...more

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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
kialor added Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a ...more

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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
kialor added Released: 2014 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

Genres (Video game): Racing video game

Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 ...more

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Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2017 (Team Cherry)
Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux ...more

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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
kialor added Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Third-person shooter

Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to ...more

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more

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Octopath Traveler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2019 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo. n under a month after being published, the game had ...more
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Pokémon Sword and... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2019 (Game Freak)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. They are the first main ...more
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game, Fantasy

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more

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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2016 (Concerned Ape)

Genres (Video game): Simulation, role-playing

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more

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New Super Mario Bros. U ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2019 (Nintendo EAD)

Genres (Video game): Platformer

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced port of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle ...more
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Donkey Kong Country: Tro... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2014 (Retro Studios)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an upcoming side-scrolling platform game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii ...more

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Pokémon: Let's Go... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2018 (Game Freak)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the ...more

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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2019 (House House)

Genres (Video game): Stealth

Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game developed by House House. In the game, players control a goose and are tasked with a series of challenges to bother human characters. Published by Panic, ...more
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2017 (Monolith Soft)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch video game console. The game is part of the Xeno series, ...more
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Undertale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2017 (Toby Fox)
Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface ...more

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2017 (Ubisoft Milan)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch. The game's story sees players controlling Mario, ...more
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The Legend of Zelda: Lin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD and Grezzo, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a remake of the 1993 game for the ...more
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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2018 (Matt Makes Games)
Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later ...more

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Animal Crossing: New Hor... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2020 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Social simulation, real-life simulation

As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life simulation game played in real-time. The player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves ...more
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Mario Tennis Aces is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2018 (Camelot Software Planning)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Mario Tennis Aces is a sports game in the Mario Tennis series, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It will be released in June 2018. The ...more

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Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2018 (PlatinumGames)
Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Wii U and Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to the 2009 game Bayonetta, and ...more
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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Matthewm27 added Released: 2015 (Psyonix)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, OS ...more

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Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now
Released: 2014 (Yacht Club Games)
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. This is their first game. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was ...more

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