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The Best Single-Player Games For Nintendo Switch

Updated November 1, 2019 3k votes 354 voters 14.8k views58 items

If you're looking for the best single-player games that the Nintendo Switch has to offer, then you've come to the right place. Nintendo has always provided a great home for single-player games ever since the first release of the NES, but the Nintendo Switch has really upped the ante in delivering high-quality games you can play at home or on the go. Let's rank the best single-player games on Switch right now, with the help of your votes.

When it comes to one-player games, all the great Nintendo franchises are here: Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. What's different about the Switch is the surprisingly strong lineup of older-skewing games like DOOM and Bayonetta 2, along with a solid showing of critically-acclaimed indie games such as Shovel Knight and Celeste. Single-player games for Nintendo Switch also include brilliant RPGs like Octopath Traveler and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which can occupy hundreds of hours if you so let them.

The ranked list below features all the best single-player Switch games that are hot right now - don't forget to vote up your favorites and even add games to the list if they're not already here!

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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild is...  more
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    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit...  more
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    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux in...  more
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    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical role-playing video game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is the sixteenth main title in the Fire Emblem series and the first on a home console since 2007's...  more
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    Luigi's Mansion 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and the third...  more
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    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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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch video game console. The game is part of the Xeno series, serving as...  more
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    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 creative and...  more
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    Boomerang X is a fast-paced action indie video game developed by Dang! and published by Devolver Digital. The game was released for Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021. Stranded ashore on a mysterious...  more
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    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch. The game's story sees players controlling Mario, his...  more
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    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced port of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle by...  more
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    Doom is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A reboot of the Doom franchise, it is the fourth title in the main series and the first major...  more
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    Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America for PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 2019 in Japan, the game is...  more
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    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights a dark fantasy 2D action role-playing game developed by Live Wire and Adglobe and published by Binary Haze Interactive. Players are tasked to unravel the mystery...  more
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    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 U....  more
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    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch gaming system....  more
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    Rune Factory 5 is a role-playing simulation video game developed by Marvelous and published by Xseed Games. The game was released for Nintendo Switch in 2021. The first entry in the Rune Factory...  more
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    Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo. n under a month after being published, the game had sold...  more
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    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an action-adventure game for the Wii console and the sixteenth entry in the Legend of Zelda series. Developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development,...  more
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    Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a side-scrolling platformer where 3D characters are...  more
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    Evertried is a strategy puzzle indie game developed and published by Dangen Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2021....  more
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    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 the...  more
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    Hades is a roguelike action role-playing video game developed and published by Supergiant Games. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Nintendo Switch on September 17, 2020. Players...  more
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    Sonic Colors, titled Sonic Colours in European and Australian markets, is a 2010 platforming game developed and published by Sega. The game was released for Nintendo Ds, and Wii in 2010, and for...  more
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