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The Best Switch Games For Adults

Updated October 22, 2020 2.4k votes 576 voters 58.4k 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 Wild

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

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

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    Developerid Software

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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    Diablo III

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

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

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    L.A. Noire

    DeveloperTeam Bondi

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

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  • 6
    Bayonetta 2


    Genres (Video game)Action, hack and slash

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    Dark Souls

    DeveloperFrom Software

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus


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

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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    Resident Evil: Revelations

    DeveloperCapcom, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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    South Park: The Fractured but Whole

    DeveloperUbisoft San Francisco

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

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    Dead Cells

    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

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    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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    Outlast 2

    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

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    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, adventure

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    Payday 2

    DeveloperOverkill Software

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

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    Batman: The Telltale Series

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

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    Darksiders Genesis

    DeveloperAirship Syndicate

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

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    Borderlands Legendary Collection

    DeveloperGearbox Software

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game, First-person Shooter

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    The Binding of Isaac

    DeveloperEdmund McMillen, Florian Himsl

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

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    Civilization VI

    DeveloperFiraxis Games

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

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    Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection

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

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

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    The Outer Worlds

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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    Resident Evil 4


    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Survival horror

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    Gone Home

    DeveloperThe Fullbright Company

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, exploration

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