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The Best Switch Games For Adults

Updated October 22, 2020 2.7k votes 638 voters 64.5k 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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  • Bayonetta 26
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    DeveloperPlatinumGames

    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt7

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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  • Dark Souls8
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    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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  • Resident Evil: Revelations9

    DeveloperCapcom, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus10

    DeveloperMachineGames

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

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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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  • Dead Cells15
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    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

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  • Inside16
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    Inside

    2016

    DeveloperPlaydead

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, adventure

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  • Mortal Kombat 1117

    DeveloperNetherRealm Studios

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

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  • Payday 218
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    DeveloperOverkill Software

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

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  • Borderlands Legendary Collection19

    DeveloperGearbox Software

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

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  • Darkwood20
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    DeveloperAcid Wizard Studio

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • Batman: The Telltale Series21

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

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  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise22

    DeveloperAccess Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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  • Civilization VI23

    DeveloperFiraxis Games

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

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  • Wasteland 224

    DeveloperinXile Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

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  • Darksiders Genesis25

    DeveloperAirship Syndicate

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

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