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The Best Switch Games For Adults 

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Updated February 21, 2020 1.4k votes 460 voters 46k views 25 items

It's not uncommon to think the Nintendo Switch is a system specifically designed with families in mind. That's not necessarily untrue, but it’s wrong to assume the console doesn't feature incredible games adults of all ages can enjoy. That's why we're ranking the best Switch games made for adults. How many have you played?

Believe it or not, you can head over to Mars and go to war with the denizens of Hell as they try to take over the planet in Doom, a remake/sequel of the classic first-person shooter from the '90s. If you're not partial to wasting demons, you can always fire up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is the latest title in the Legend of Zelda franchise available exclusively on the Switch and Nintendo Wii. The game features an immersive quest on a massive landscape you can explore for hours - or months - on end.

Other titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are, in no way, appropriate for kids, but that doesn't mean adult can't find hours of enjoyment playing them!

Vote up the best Switch games for adults, and if you notice your favorite title is missing, go ahead and add it to the list.

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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
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 ...more
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game, Fantasy

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more
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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2012 (Blizzard Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Action game, Dungeon crawl, Hack and slash, Role-playing video game

Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, ...more
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
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 ...more
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L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2011 (Team Bondi)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Mystery

L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on 17 May 2011; a ...more
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Bayonetta 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2018 (PlatinumGames)
Bayonetta 2 is an action-adventure hack 'n' slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Wii U and Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to the 2009 game Bayonetta, and ...more
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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2011 (From Software)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment ...more
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Wolfenstein II: The New ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
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 ...more
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South Park: The Fracture... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a 2017 role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft San Francisco and published by Ubisoft. The story follows the New Kid, who has recently moved to the ...more
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Inside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2016 (Playdead)
Inside (stylized as INSIDE) is a puzzle-platformer adventure game developed and published by Playdead in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The game was released for iOS in ...more
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Luigi's Mansion 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
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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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2017 (Red Barrels)
Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Outlast, and features a journalist ...more
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Outlast is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2013 (Red Barrels Studio)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. The game revolves around a freelance investigative journalist, Miles Upshur who decides to ...more
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Resident Evil: Revelatio... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2012 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror

Resident Evil: Revelations, known as Biohazard Revelations in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom and originally released for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console in ...more
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Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2013 (Overkill Software)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter

Payday 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game developed by Overkill Software and published by 505 Games. The game is a sequel to 2011's Payday: The Heist. It was released on 13 ...more
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Batman: The Telltale Ser... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Batman: The Telltale Series is a 2016 episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games and distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ...more
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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
prayalone added Released: 2018 (Motion Twin)
Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more
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The Binding of Isaac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2011 (Edmund McMillen)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Dungeon crawl, Roguelike

The Binding of Isaac is a 2011 independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. It was released on Steam on September 28, 2011. Players control a crying naked child named ...more
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Darksiders Genesis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2020 (Airship Syndicate)

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

Darksiders Genesis is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing video game developed by American studio Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. The game was released for Stadia and ...more
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Star Ocean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 1996 (tri-Ace)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Star Ocean is a Japanese action role-playing video game and the first game in the Star Ocean series. It was the first game developed by the newly formed tri-Ace company for the Super Famicom ...more
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Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2017 (Infinite Fall)
Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a story-focused exploration game in which players control an anthropomorphic cat named Mae, who ...more
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Blades of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2019 (Gaijin Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Hack and Slash

Blades of Time is an action-adventure hack-and-slash video game developed by Gaijin Entertainment and published by Konami and Iceberg Interactive for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 ...more
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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
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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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2020 (Krafton Game Union)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing game

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a video game based on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It is a battle-strategy game where you play as the Gelfling in a war against each other. ...more
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Kentucky Route Zero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Switch Games For Adults
Released: 2013 (Cardboard Computer)

Genres (Video game): Episodic video game, Point and click, Adventure

Kentucky Route Zero is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Cardboard Computer and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was first revealed in 2011 via the crowdfunding platform ...more