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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked  

Kyle Townsend
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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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Pokémon Sword and Shield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Aw... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Fire Emblem: Three Houses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: T... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Just Dance 2020 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Ring Fit Adventure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Luigi's Mansion 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Astral Chain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Mortal Kombat 11 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Daemon X Machina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Action, third-person shooter
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
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My Friend Pedro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Doraemon Story of Seasons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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
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Need for Speed: Heat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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
20
Tetris 99 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Slay the Spire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Roguelike, deck-building
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 ...more
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Dauntless is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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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Blasphemous is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Metroidvania
Blasphemous is a metroidvania action video game developed by Spanish studio The Game Kitchen and published by Team17. The game was released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on ...more
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Team Sonic Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
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