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The Best Switch Games For Adults

Updated October 22, 2020 2.8k votes 659 voters 65.6k views42 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.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild1

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

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  • Diablo III3
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    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

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

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  • Doom4
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    Doom

    2016

    Developerid Software

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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  • L.A. Noire5
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    DeveloperTeam Bondi

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

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt6

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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  • Bayonetta 27
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    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

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  • Dark Souls8
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    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus9

    DeveloperMachineGames

    Genres (Video game)Action adventure, first-person shooter

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  • Resident Evil: Revelations10

    DeveloperCapcom, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole11

    DeveloperUbisoft San Francisco

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

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  • Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection12

    DeveloperUbisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montpellier

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Stealth game

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  • Outlast13
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    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • Outlast 214
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    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • Mortal Kombat 1115

    DeveloperNetherRealm Studios

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

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  • Dead Cells16
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    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

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  • Borderlands Legendary Collection17

    DeveloperGearbox Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, first-person shooter

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  • Inside18
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    Inside

    2016

    DeveloperPlaydead

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, adventure

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  • Batman: The Telltale Series19

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

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  • Payday 220
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    DeveloperOverkill Software

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

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  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise21

    DeveloperAccess Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • The Outer Worlds22

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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  • Civilization VI23

    DeveloperFiraxis Games

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy, 4X

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  • Darksiders Genesis24

    DeveloperAirship Syndicate

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

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  • BioShock: The Collection25

    DeveloperIrrational Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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