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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 14, 2020 4.2k votes 463 voters 14.6k views68 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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    49

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Tactical role-playing

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo Games

    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
  • 2
    61
    36

    Super Mario Maker 2

    Level editor, Platform

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    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 Mario...  more
  • 3

    DeveloperGame Freak

    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 series games in the...  more
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    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    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
  • 5
    112
    95

    Yoshi's Crafted World

    Platform, side-scrolling

    DeveloperGood-Feel

    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
  • 6
    34
    13

    Luigi's Mansion 3

    Action-adventure

    DeveloperNext Level Games

    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
  • 7

    DeveloperNintendo EPD, Grezzo

    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 Game...  more
  • 8
    42
    26

    Untitled Goose Game

    Puzzle, stealth

    DeveloperHouse House

    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, the...  more
  • 9
    53
    48

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

    Action role-playing, hack and slash

    DeveloperTeam Ninja

    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: Ultimate...  more
  • 10
    36
    30

    Cuphead

    Run and gun

    DeveloperStudioMDHR

    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 2018,...  more
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    31
    27

    DeveloperNetherRealm Studios

    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 3, it...  more
  • 12
    73
    84

    Tetris 99

    Puzzle, battle royale

    DeveloperArika

    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 elements of...  more
  • 13
    65
    75

    DeveloperRedLynx, Ubisoft Kiev

    Trials Rising is a multiplayer 2.5D fault-based racing game developed by RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev and published by Ubisoft. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo...  more
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    23
    22

    DeveloperSumo Digital

    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 cars....  more
  • 15
    27
    27

    My Friend Pedro

    Shoot 'em up

    DeveloperDeadToast Entertainment

    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 2019....  more
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    21
    26

    Slay the Spire

    Roguelike, deck-building

    DeveloperMegaCrit

    Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game developed by American studio MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. The game was first released in early access for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux in...  more
  • 17
    23
    28

    Astral Chain

    Action-adventure, hack and slash

    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    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 game...  more
  • 18
    48
    66

    The Lego Movie 2 Videogame

    Action-adventure, Sandbox

    DeveloperTraveller's Tales

    The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Based on the 2019 film The Lego Movie...  more
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    21
    27

    DeveloperHempuli

    Baba Is You is a puzzle video game created by Finnish indie developer Arvi Teikari (known professionally as Hempuli). It was released 13 March 2019 for PC and Nintendo Switch. The game centres around...  more
  • 20
    19
    24

    Daemon X Machina

    Action, third-person shooter

    DeveloperMarvelous First Studio

    Daemon X Machina is a mech action game developed by Marvelous and First Studio and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. In the game, the player controls a custom player character, who...  more
  • 21
    16
    22

    God Eater 3

    Action role-playing

    DeveloperMarvelous First Studio

    God Eater 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Marvelous and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The third main entry in the God Eater series, the game was released for PlayStation 4 in...  more
  • 22

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    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 Robert...  more
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    13
    19

    Developer3DClouds

    Xenon Racer is a racing video game developed by Italian developer 3DClouds and published by Soedesco for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. It was released on 26 March...  more
  • 24
    46
    68

    Onimusha: Warlords

    Action-adventure game, Survival horror

    DeveloperCapcom

    Onimusha: Warlords, released in Japan as Onimusha, is the first action-adventure video game of the Onimusha series, released first for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. Later it was released in an updated...  more
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    17
    26

    Dauntless

    Action role-playing

    DeveloperPhoenix 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 apart,...  more