The Best of 2018 The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked  

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List Rules Only games released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the best new Nintendo Switch games of 2018. Featuring some of the most popular Switch games today, this list of 2018 Nintendo Switch games includes titles exclusive to the console and updated re-releases. What are the top Nintendo Switch games released in 2018?

Some good 2018 Switch games to play include Dead Cells, Octopath Traveler, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Kirby Star Allies.

Vote up the best Nintendo Switch games of 2018, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Octopath Traveler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Octopath Traveler Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game was released ...more

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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Moonlighter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Moonlighter

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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Dead Cells Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more

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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Celeste 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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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, known in Japan as Susume! Kinopio-taichō, is an action puzzle video game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. The game is a ...more

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Wolfenstein II: The New Coloss... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a 2017 action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is the eighth main entry in ...more

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Amy Boal added Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games (RPGs) developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo ...more

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Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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Mario Tennis Aces is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Mario Tennis Aces

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversar... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a compilation of fighting games from the Street Fighter series developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Capcom. The collection was released for ...more

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Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Kirby Star Allies is a platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo as part of the Kirby series. It was released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 16, 2018. Kirby ...more

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Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a story-focused exploration game in which players control an anthropomorphic cat named Mae, who ...more

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a 2D fighting game developed and published by Arc System Works, released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows. It features characters from the ...more

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Dragon Quest Builders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Dragon Quest Builders Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The game is set in ...more

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Hyrule Warriors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Hyrule Warriors, known in Japan as Zelda Musō, is a hack and slash action video game released in Japan on August 14, 2014; in Europe on September 19, 2014; in Australia on September 20, 2014; ...more

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to the 2015's Pillars of Eternity, and was ...more

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Owlboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Owlboy Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The game is notable for its long development cycle, which began in 2007, and was released in November ...more

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Fe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Fe

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Battle Chasers: Nightwar Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. It was released in October 2017 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, ...more

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Lumines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Lumines is a puzzle video game based on sound and light patterns. Created by game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi and his company, Q Entertainment, it was first released as a launch title for the ...more

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West of Loathing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
West of Loathing West of Loathing is a comedy adventure role-playing video game developed by Asymmetric Publications and released on 10 August 2017. The Nintendo Switch version was released on May 31, 2018. The ...more

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Just Dance 2019 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Just Dance 2019

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Aegis Defenders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Aegis Defenders

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Fear Effect Sedna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Fear Effect Sedna

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I Hate Running Backwards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
I Hate Running Backwards

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InnerSpace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
InnerSpace

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Iconoclasts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Iconoclasts

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Closed Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Closed Nightmare

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

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Earth Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Earth Atlantis

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Legrand Legacy: Tales of the F... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Legrand Legacy: Tales of the Fatebound

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Just Shapes & Beats is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Just Shapes & Beats

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Crossing Souls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Crossing Souls

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Dandara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Dandara

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Minit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked
Minit