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The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked  

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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 Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Fire Emblem: Three Houses is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Aw... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: T... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Tetris 99 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Mortal Kombat 11 is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Shakedown: Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Action-adventure
Shakedown: Hawaii is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Canadian studio Vblank Entertainment. Like its predecessor Retro City Rampage, it is a parody of multiple subjects, ...more
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Dauntless is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Ni... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Metroidvania
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Metroidvania video game developed by ArtPlay and published by 505 Games. The game's development was led by former Castlevania series producer Koji ...more
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Slay the Spire is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pikuniku is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Puzzle, adventure
Pikuniku is a puzzle adventure video game developed by French-British indie collective Sectordub and published by Devolver Digital, that was released on January 24, 2019 for Linux, macOS, ...more
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Katana Zero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Action, platform
Katana Zero is a 2D action platform video game developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch in 2019. Katana Zero includes no health ...more
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SteamWorld Quest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Role-playing, deck-building
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a turn-based RPG and deck-building game hybrid that is part of the SteamWorld series of video games. It was developed by Image & Form and published by ...more
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Indivisible is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Action role-playing, platformer
Indivisible is an upcoming action role-playing game-platformer developed by Lab Zero Games and published by 505 Games. The game is scheduled for release in October 2019, with a Nintendo Switch ...more
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Layers of Fear 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Psychological horror
In October 2018, developer Bloober Team announced that a sequel to Layers of Fear, titled Layers of Fear 2 and previously code-named Project Méliès, it was published by Gun Media
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Contra: Rogue Corps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Run and gun
Contra: Rogue Corps is a run and gun video game in the Contra series developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. It was released on September 24, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Xenon Racer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Racing
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 ...more
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Samurai Shodown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019, Ranked
Samurai Shodown, known as Samurai Spirits in Japan, is a fighting video game developed by SNK. It is the first entry in the franchise to be developed using Unreal Engine 4.
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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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Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is listed (or ranked) 25 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