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The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now

Updated July 17, 2020 8.0k votes 939 voters 16.8k 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. 

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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Super Mario Odyssey

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Mario Kart 8
    278
    81

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Hollow Knight
    144
    74

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Pokémon Sword and Shield

    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Splatoon 2
    159
    100

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Untitled Goose Game

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Stardew Valley

    DeveloperConcerned Ape

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, role-playing

    Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    DeveloperMonolith Soft

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    DeveloperRetro Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Octopath Traveler

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Minecraft
    122
    98

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Undertale
    97
    75

    DeveloperToby Fox

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Celeste
    78
    55

    DeveloperMatt Makes Games

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Bayonetta 2
    68
    52

    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

    Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    Rayman Legends

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Rayman Legends is a 2013 platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sonic Mania
    66
    54

    DeveloperPagodaWest Games, Headcannon

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Sonic Mania is a 2017 side-scrolling platform game published by Sega. An installment in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Rocket League

    DeveloperPsyonix

    Genres (Video game)Sports

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

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