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The Best Switch Games For Casual Gamers

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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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  • Mario Kart 81
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Super Mario Odyssey2

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Platform, action-adventure

    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild3

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Super Mario Party4

    DeveloperNDcube

    Genres (Video game)Party

    Super Mario Party is a party video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Luigi's Mansion 35

    DeveloperNext Level Games

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Luigi's Mansion 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Next Level Games and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate6

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Yoshi's Crafted World7

    DeveloperGood-Feel

    Genres (Video game)Platform, side-scrolling

    Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe8

    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Minecraft9
    73
    53

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

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

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Snipperclips10
    41
    26

    DeveloperSFB Games

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a puzzle video game developed by SFB Games and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!11

    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Splatoon 212
    50
    45

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

    Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze13

    DeveloperRetro Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tetris 9914
    39
    39

    DeveloperArika

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, battle royale

    Tetris 99 is a free online multiplayer version of the tile-laying puzzle game Tetris,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Night in the Woods15

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Just Dance 202016

    DeveloperUbisoft Paris

    Genres (Video game)Music

    Just Dance 2020 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 10, 2019,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars17

    DeveloperNintendo

    Genres (Video game)Platform, compilation

    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a 2020 compilation of platform games for the Nintendo Switch. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • de Blob18
    23
    24

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Undertale19
    27
    35

    DeveloperToby Fox

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Need for Speed: Heat20

    DeveloperGhost Games

    Genres (Video game)Racing

    Need for Speed Heat (stylized as NFS Heat) is a racing video game developed by Ghost Games and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hollow Knight21

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Little Inferno22

    DeveloperTomorrow Corporation

    Little Inferno is a 2012 puzzle video game developed by independent game developer Tomorrow... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Fortnite23
    27
    79

    DeveloperEpic Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival, battle royale, sandbox

    Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Into the Breach24

    DeveloperSubset Games

    Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Subset Games,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Soldam25
    6
    26

    Soldam

    2017

    DeveloperNaughty

    Genres (Video game)Action, Arcade, Puzzle

    Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase, known as Soldam: Bloom Declaration is a 2017 Nintendo Switch... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button