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The Best New Switch Games Of 2021

Looking for new Switch games? The best 2021 releases for Nintendo Switch features remastered versions of classics and popular indie titles. New Switch ports include Apex Legends, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and an exclusive director's cut of Sea of Solitude. What are your favorite new video games of the year?

Vote up the top new Switch games of 2021, and check back as we update with other upcoming games coming out in 2021. 

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  • 1

    New Pokémon Snap

    First-person rail shooter, Simulation
    30
    7

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

    PublisherThe Pokémon Company, Nintendo

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Sequel to the 1999 series, players are tasked to travel through on-rails hovercraft and research Pokémon by photographing them.

  • 2

    Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

    Platform
    34
    19

    DeveloperNintendo

    PublisherNintendo

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    The latest addition to Super Mario franchise, follows Mario as he and teams up with Bowser Jr. in order to stop Bowser, who has been transformed into Fury Bowser by an inky substance.

  • 3

    Little Nightmares II

    Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror
    27
    11

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

    PlatformPC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One

    In the horror platformer sequel, Six is joined by new player character Mono as they explore a 2.5D world filled with puzzles.

    #74 of 113 The Scariest Video Games of All Time#5 of 159 The Best New PC Games Of 2021#2 of 141 The Best New Xbox Games Of 2021

  • 4

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

    Platform
    24
    10

    DeveloperToys for Bob

    PublisherActivision

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    In the eighth main installment of the Crash Bandicoot series, features Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco as they recover the all-powerful Quantum Masks to prevent Doctor Neo Cortex from enslaving the multiverse.

  • 5

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Action-adventure game
    21
    9

    DeveloperMonolith Soft, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    PublisherNintendo

    PlatformNintendo Switch, Wii

    The HD remaster of the 2011 action-adventure game has players navigate the floating island of Skyloft as Link.

    #66 of 103 The Most Popular Action Games Out Now#38 of 139 The Best Current Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now#64 of 181 The Best Nintendo Games, Ranked

  • 6

    Harvest Moon: One World

    Farm simulation, Role-playing
    20
    9

    DeveloperAppci Corporation

    PublisherNatsume

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    The eighth installment of the Harvest Moon series, players are tasked to rebuild a run-down old farm and turn it into a successful one.

    #36 of 171 The Best New PS4 & PS5 Games Of 2021#143 of 160 The Most Popular Switch Games Right Now#57 of 93 The Most Popular PS4 Games Right Now

  • 7

    Bravely Default 2

    Role Playing
    13
    1

    DeveloperClaytechworks

    PublisherSquare Enix

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    The third game in the Bravely series, follows the adventures of a young sailor, a refugee princess, a traveling scholar and a mercenary. 

  • 8

    Cyber Shadow

    Action, Platform
    19
    9

    DeveloperMechanical Head Studios

    PublisherYacht Club Games

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

    The 8-bit indie game follows a cybernetic ninja named Shadow who sets out to rescue his clan in a world overrun by machines.

  • 9

    Hades

    Rogue-lite, action role-playing
    11
    0

    DeveloperSupergiant Games

    PublisherSupergiant Games

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch

    The hack & slash game follows Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape from the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus.

    #115 of 124 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now#64 of 199 The Best PlayStation 4 Games Released So Far#26 of 93 The Best PlayStation 4 RPGs Released So Far

  • 10

    Persona 5 Strikers

    Action, Role Playing
    23
    16

    DeveloperOmega Force

    PublisherAtlus

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

    Set half a year after the events of the original Persona 5, the game features Joker and the rest of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they investigate a series of mysterious events involving people across Japan.

  • 11

    Hitman 3

    Stealth
    19
    11

    DeveloperIO Interactive

    PublisherIO Interactive

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

    The eighth main installment features Agent 47 making "business trips" to new locations, like Dubai, Chongqing, and Berlin.

    #7 of 27 The Most Popular Sniper Video Games Right Now#32 of 203 The Most Popular PC Games Right Now#18 of 24 The Most Popular Sandbox Video Games Right Now

  • 12

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

    Extreme sports
    11
    3

    DeveloperVicarious Visions

    PublisherActivision

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

    The remaster of the first two Tony Hawk's games has players perform the greatest and hardest skateboard tricks.

    The Best Songs From 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'#20 of 22 Video Game Remasters That Are Actually Worth It#31 of 158 The Most Popular Xbox One Games Right Now

  • 13

    Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

    Action, Role-playing
    11
    3

    DeveloperNihon Falcom

    PublisherNIS America

    PlatformPlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch

    In this latest addition to the Ys series, follows Adol who must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city.

    #28 of 59 The Best PlayStation 4 Fantasy Games#19 of 25 The 24 Best Anime Games For Nintendo Switch#45 of 119 The Best PlayStation 4 Action Games

  • 14

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game-Complete Edition

    Action game, Beat 'em up
    20
    14

    DeveloperUbisoft Pune, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Chengdu

    PublisherUbisoft, Universal Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3

    Based on the Scott Pilgrim series, players must battle through seven levels in order to defeat Ramona Flower's seven evil exes.

    #56 of 108 Licensed Games That Actually Live Up To The Source Material#186 of 429 The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time#16 of 17 The Best 4 Player Fighting Games

  • 15

    Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

    Action, Role-playing game
    10
    1

    DeveloperCapcom

    PublisherCapcom

    PlatformNintendo Switch, PC

    Sequel to Monster Hunter Stories, the game follows Red, and Ena, who has been entrusted with a flightless Rathalos that has been said to bring ruin to the world in time.

    #47 of 67 The Best Nintendo Switch Adventure Games#16 of 71 The Best Single-Player Games For Nintendo Switch#61 of 78 The Best Nintendo Switch Action Games

  • 16

    Star Wars: Republic Commando

    Shooter game, Action game
    10
    3

    DeveloperLucasArts

    PublisherLucasArts, Activision

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox

    Set in the Star Wars Legends expanded universe, players assume the role of Delta Squad as they complete increasingly difficult missions throughout the Clone Wars.

  • 17

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Role-playing, Action
    10
    3

    Developer38 Studios, Big Huge Games

    PublisherElectronic Arts

    PlatformNintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

    The hack and slash action game tasks players uncover the secrets of Amalur, and rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war.

    #109 of 356 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made#1022 of 1,375 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans#173 of 271 The Most Compelling Video Game Storylines Ever

  • 18

    Gods Will Fall

    Action-adventure
    14
    9

    DeveloperClever Beans

    PublisherDeep Silver

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The action-adventure indie game has players face the brutal trials and dangerous creatures in order to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity.

  • 19

    Sea of Solitude Director's Cut

    Adventure
    19
    14

    DeveloperJo-Mei Games

    PublisherElectronic Arts

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    A seemingly empty, flooded city filled with scaly red-eyed creatures; players are tasked to explore the mysterious city in order to reveal what happened.

  • 20

    Mario Golf: Super Rush

    Sports, Golf
    9
    1

    DeveloperCamelot Software Planning

    PublisherNintendo

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    The seventh installment of the Mario Golf series tasks players to compete in rounds of golf as their favorite super Mario character.

    #4 of 21 The Best Sports Games For The Switch#9 of 13 The Best Golf Games To Help You Hit The Virtual Green#52 of 83 The Best Mario Games of All Time

  • 21

    Shadow Man Remastered

    Action-adventure game, Platform game
    13
    7

    DeveloperAcclaim Studios Teesside

    PublisherAcclaim Entertainment

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch,

    Based on the Shadowman comic book series, Michael LeRoi becomes a voodoo warrior called the "Shadowman", charged with protecting the living world from threats from the Deadside.

  • 22

    Iris.Fall

    Adventure, Puzzle
    13
    7

    DeveloperNExT Studios

    PublisherPM Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The single-player adventure puzzle game has players switch between a 2D and 3D world where they have to navigate and pass through two realities interlaced with black and white imagery.

  • 23

    Bladed Fury

    Action, Side-scroller
    13
    7

    DeveloperNExT Studios

    PublisherPM Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    Set in ancient China, this indie game has players hack and slash their way through Chinese history, and mythology.

  • 24

    Olija

    Action, Adventure
    13
    7

    DeveloperSkeleton Crew Studio

    PublisherDevolver Digital

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    This indie game arms players with a legendary harpoon, and tasks them to lead castaways out of a hostile country and back to their homelands.

  • 25

    Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

    Third Person Shooter
    17
    13

    DeveloperPopCap Games

    PublisherElectronic Arts

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The third installment of this series features 9 more customizable gameplay classes for all out warfare in a quaint and quiet neighborhood.

    #25 of 56 The Best Multiplayer Games on Xbox Game Pass#9 of 19 The Most Popular Zombies Video Games Right Now#6 of 172 The Best New Games Of 2021, Ranked