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The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers

If you're a casual gamer looking to try a few Switch games but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place! While there are plenty of games developed for the more intense gamer, there are tons designed for those who enjoy gaming at a more casual pace. If picking up a game doesn't mean sucking 15 hours of your life away without noticing, these laid-back and casual games might just be perfect for you!

Finding the right casual Nintendo game means determining what you enjoy about gaming. If you're partial to racing games, then you can't go wrong with Super Mario Kart, which features racing, throwing bananas, and trying not to get hit by random turtle shells! Other games like Minecraft feature a massive open world, which you can explore, destroy, or build in any way you choose.

Most games for the Nintendo Switch can be picked up and put down easily enough, which is why it's the perfect console for casual gamers. Other titles, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, have avid gamers in mind, but thanks to its intuitive controls and ease of use, it's also great for casual gamers. 

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    DeveloperNintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Racing video game

    Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 2013,  ...more
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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Platform, action-adventure

    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit  ...more
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    Genres (Video game)Party

    Super Mario Party is a party video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo. An entry in the Mario Party series, it was released for Nintendo Switch on October 5, 2018. The traditional  ...more
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    DeveloperNext 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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    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 characters are  ...more
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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    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 is  ...more
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    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding  ...more
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    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    Genres (Video game)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 by  ...more
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    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and  ...more
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    DeveloperSFB Games

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a puzzle video game developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Snipperclips is a co-operative puzzle game for up to four players.  ...more
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    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch gaming system.  ...more
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    DeveloperCamelot Software Planning

    Genres (Video game)Sports, Golf

    Mario Golf: Super Rush is a golf game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo. The game was released in 2021 for Nintendo Switch. It is the seventh installment in the Mario  ...more
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    DeveloperRetro Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an upcoming side-scrolling platform game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii U.  ...more
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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

    Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to attack  ...more
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    DeveloperInfinite Fall, Secret Lab, 22nd Century Toys

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    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 recently  ...more
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    Genres (Video game)Platform, compilation

    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a 2020 compilation of platform games for the Nintendo Switch. It commemorates the 35th anniversary of Nintendo's Super Mario franchise, with high-definition ports of Super  ...more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Paris

    Genres (Video game)Music

    Just Dance 2020 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 10, 2019, during its E3 press conference, and released on November 5, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, Wii, PlayStation  ...more
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    Genres (Video game)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 elements of  ...more
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    DeveloperToby Fox

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The player controls a child who has fallen into the Underground: a large, secluded region under the surface of the  ...more
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    DeveloperUniversomo, Helixe, Blue Tongue Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Platform game

    de Blob, is a 2008 platform-puzzle video game that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic INKT Corporation that has taken over the city and outlawed all  ...more
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    DeveloperJonas Manke

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Indie

    Omno is an adventure indie game developed by Jonas Manke and published by Future Friends Games. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021. The game is a  ...more
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    DeveloperHollow Ponds

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Indie, Puzzle

    I Am Dead is an adventure indie puzzle game developed by Hollow Ponds and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was released for Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020 and PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S,  ...more
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    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Spelunky 2 is a platform game developed and published by Mossmouth. The game was released for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2020 and for Nintendo Switch in 2021. Sequel to Spelunky, the player assumes  ...more
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    Genres (Video game)Racing, Arcade

    Hot Wheels Unleashed is an arcade racing game developed and published by Milestone. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2021.  ...more
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    DeveloperGhost Games

    Genres (Video game)Racing

    Need for Speed Heat (stylized as NFS Heat) is a racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twenty-fourth  ...more
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