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The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch 

Kyle Townsend
Updated January 10, 2020 166 votes 19 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite ported games for the Switch.

What's better than playing your favorite game? Being able to play your favorite game anywhere you go! The best ports for Switch offer gamers a way to experience awesome titles without having to switch consoles. Nintendo already had a million-dollar idea with creating a portable home console, and they're even more genius in porting what are already the best games on the market so that players can keep the fun going, whether they're traveling, commuting, or just lounging around in bed.

In the market for some awesome Switch ports? Maybe you're just curious to see which ports are the best. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (finally) made its way over to the Switch in 2019, and Alien: Isolation is a blast to play with the Joy-Con controller.

If you're looking for some great games to play on the go, look no further than our list of the best ports for the Nintendo Switch. Make sure to vote up your favorites and add any great Switch ports we may have missed.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt, based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the ...more

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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

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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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows

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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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: PC and PlayStation 4

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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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows and OS X

Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, ...more

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for ...more

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Donkey Kong Country: Tro... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Wii U

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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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Original for: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Undertale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows and OS X

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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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows

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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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Xbox One and PC

Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October ...more

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Divinity: Original Sin I... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. The sequel to 2014's Divinity: Original Sin, it was released for Microsoft Windows in September ...more

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Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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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L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on 17 May 2011; a ...more

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Dragon Quest XI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4

Dragon Quest XI continues the gameplay of previous games in the series, in which players explore worlds and fight against various monsters, including the ability to explore high areas. The ...more
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Baldur's Gate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Baldur's Gate is a fantasy role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published in 1998 by Interplay Entertainment. It is the first game in the Baldur's Gate series, and takes place in the ...more

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action-adventure game developed and published by the British video game development studio Ninja Theory. Self-described as an "independent AAA ...more
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Virtua Racing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Sega Genesis

Virtua Racing or V.R. for short, is a Formula One racing arcade game, developed by Sega AM2 and released in October 1992. Virtua Racing was initially a proof-of-concept application for ...more
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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment ...more
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South Park: The Fracture... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a 2017 role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft San Francisco and published by Ubisoft. The story follows the New Kid, who has recently moved to the ...more
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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game developed by Creative Assembly and based on the Alien science fiction horror film series. It was published by Sega and released for Windows, ...more
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Ori and the Blind Forest... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Xbox One and Microsoft Windows

Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on ...more

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Oxenfree is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Xbox One 

Oxenfree is a supernatural mystery graphic adventure game developed and published by Night School Studio. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Xbox One in January 2016. ...more

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DmC: Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

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DmC: Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Ninja Theory and published by Capcom for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the fifth ...more
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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ports For The Nintendo Switch

Originally for: Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360

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