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The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now

Updated July 17, 2020 8.4k votes 974 voters 17.3k views64 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. 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild1

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by...  more
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  • Super Mario Odyssey2

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Platform, action-adventure

    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for...  more
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  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate3

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora...  more
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  • Mario Kart 84

    DeveloperNintendo 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...  more
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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons5

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

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

    As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life...  more
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  • Hollow Knight6

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team...  more
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening7

    DeveloperNintendo EPD, Grezzo

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD...  more
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  • Pokémon Sword and Shield8

    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by...  more
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  • Splatoon 29

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

    Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by...  more
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 210

    DeveloperMonolith Soft

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published...  more
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  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze11

    DeveloperRetro Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an...  more
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  • Stardew Valley12

    DeveloperConcerned Ape

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, role-playing

    Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric...  more
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  • Untitled Goose Game13

    DeveloperHouse House

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, stealth

    Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game developed by House House. In the game, players control a...  more
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  • Octopath Traveler14

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in...  more
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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim15

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game...  more
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  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe16

    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced...  more
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  • Undertale17

    DeveloperToby Fox

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The...  more
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  • Minecraft18

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus...  more
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  • Rayman Legends19

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Rayman Legends is a 2013 platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by...  more
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  • Celeste20

    DeveloperMatt Makes Games

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel...  more
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  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle21

    DeveloperUbisoft Milan, Ubisoft Paris

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based, tactical role-playing

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed...  more
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  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!22

    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games...  more
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  • Bayonetta 223


    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

    Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and...  more
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  • Sonic Mania24

    DeveloperPagodaWest Games, Headcannon

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Sonic Mania is a 2017 side-scrolling platform game published by Sega. An installment in the...  more
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  • Rocket League25


    Genres (Video game)Sports

    Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game...  more
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