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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018, Ranked

Updated December 4, 2018 1.8k votes 138 voters 4.2k views36 items

List RulesOnly games released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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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  • Captain Toad1
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, known in Japan as Susume! Kinopio-taichō, is an action puzzle...  more
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  • Hyrule Warriors2
    Hyrule Warriors, known in Japan as Zelda Musō, is a hack and slash action video game released...  more
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  • Kirby Star Allies3
    Kirby Star Allies is a platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo as...  more
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  • Bayonetta 24
    Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and...  more
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  • Octopath Traveler5
    Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in...  more
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  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection6
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a compilation of fighting games from the Street...  more
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  • Moonlighter7
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  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!8
    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games...  more
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  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze9
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an...  more
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    Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The...  more
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  • Night in the Woods11
    Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a...  more
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  • Mario Tennis Aces12
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  • Dead Cells13
    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion...  more
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  • Celeste14
    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel...  more
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  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire15
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian...  more
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  • Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle16
    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a 2D fighting game developed and published by Arc System Works,...  more
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  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus17
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a 2017 action-adventure first-person shooter video game...  more
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  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar18
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by...  more
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  • West of Loathing19
    West of Loathing is a comedy adventure role-playing video game developed by Asymmetric...  more
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  • Dragon Quest Builders20
    Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action role-playing game developed and published by Square...  more
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  • Legrand Legacy: Tales of the Fatebound21
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