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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked 

Kyle Townsend
Updated February 14, 2020 3.1k votes 456 voters 14.5k views 68 items

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We’re ranking the best Nintendo Switch games of 2019. With newer and better games released every year, the Nintendo Switch often tops the charts as consistently having the best games, especially when it comes to titles made for kids and the whole family. So far, 2019 is shaping up to be another stellar year of amazing games, but which is the absolute best of them all? They can't all be best-sellers, but that doesn't mean the majority of games released on the Nintendo Switch in 2019 aren't hot!

2019 started off with a bang thanks to the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, a new addition to the Super Mario library that is an enhanced port of a prior release. Other less family-friendly games like The Walking Dead: The Final Season hit the console in 2019, and if sales are any indication, it's shaping up to be the best entry in the popular TellTale Games series. Other highlights include Onimusha: Warlords, which is a classic port from the PlayStation 2 but works tremendously well on the Switch's easy-to-use JoyCon controllers.

Vote up the best Nintendo Switch games released in 2019, and check back for updates as titles are released throughout the year.

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New Super Mario Bros. U ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EAD)

Genres (Video game): Platformer

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 ...more
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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Good-Feel)

Genres (Video game): Platform, side-scrolling

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 ...more
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Pokémon Sword and... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Game Freak)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. They are the first main ...more
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Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Level editor, Platform

Super Mario Maker 2 is a side-scrolling platform game and game creation system developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch home video game console. It is the sequel to Super ...more
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Fire Emblem: Three House... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Intelligent Systems)

Genres (Video game): Tactical role-playing

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 ...more
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The Legend of Zelda: Lin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD and Grezzo, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a remake of the 1993 game for the ...more
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Luigi's Mansion 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Next Level Games)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

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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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (House House)

Genres (Video game): Stealth

Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game developed by House House. In the game, players control a goose and are tasked with a series of challenges to bother human characters. Published by Panic, ...more
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Marvel: Ultimate Allianc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Team Ninja)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, hack and slash

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third installment in the Marvel: ...more
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Tetris 99 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Arika)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle, battle royale

Tetris 99 is a free online multiplayer version of the tile-laying puzzle game Tetris, developed by Arika and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch in February 2019. Incorporating ...more
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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2017 (StudioMDHR)

Genres (Video game): Run and gun

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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Mortal Kombat 11 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (NetherRealm Studios)

Genres (Video game): Fighting

Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Running on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine ...more
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Team Sonic Racing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Sumo Digital)

Genres (Video game): Kart racing

Team Sonic Racing is a kart racing game and a spinoff to Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. Controlling of one of fifteen characters from the series' cast, players compete in races using sports ...more
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Astral Chain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (PlatinumGames)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, hack and slash

Astral Chain is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. It is directed by Takahisa Taura who was previously lead ...more
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The Walking Dead: The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a 2018 episodic adventure game developed and published by Telltale Games, and the fourth main game in their The Walking Dead video game series, based on ...more
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Dauntless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Phoenix Labs)
Dauntless is a free-to-play action role-playing video game developed and published by Phoenix Labs. Dauntless takes place in a fantasy setting, where a cataclysmic event has torn the world ...more
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FIFA 20 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (EA Vancouver)

Genres (Video game): Sports

FIFA 20 is a football simulation video game published by Electronic Arts as part of the FIFA series. It is the 27th installment in the FIFA series, and was released on 27 September 2019 for ...more
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Just Dance 2020 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Ubisoft Paris)

Genres (Video game): Music

Just Dance 2020 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 10, 2019, during its E3 press conference, and released on November 5, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, Wii, ...more
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Need for Speed: Heat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Ghost Games)

Genres (Video game): Racing

Need for Speed Heat (stylized as NFS Heat) is a racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the ...more
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Little Friends: Dogs &am... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Imagineer)

Genres (Video game): Pet-raising simulation

Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is a pet simulation video game developed by Imagineer exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The game was released on December 6, 2018 in Japan, May 27, 2019 in ...more
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Ring Fit Adventure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Exergaming, Sports

Ring Fit Adventure is an exercising sports game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game comes with two physical components: the Ring-Con, a flexible, hard-plastic ...more
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My Friend Pedro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (DeadToast Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up

My Friend Pedro is a shoot 'em up video game developed by DeadToast Entertainment and published by Devolver Digital. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch on 20 June ...more
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Crash Team Racing Nitro-... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (stylized as CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) is a kart racing game developed by Beenox and published by Activision. It is a remake of Crash Team Racing, which ...more
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, sandbox

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an action role-playing sandbox game developed by Square Enix and Omega Force, with Square Enix publishing it for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It is the ...more
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Doraemon Story of Season... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Brownies)

Genres (Video game): Farm simulation, role-playing

Doraemon Story of Seasons is a farming simulation role-playing video game for Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows which is a crossover of the Story of Seasons series of video games and the ...more