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The Best New Switch Games Of 2021

Updated July 27, 2021 575 votes 43 voters 1.3k views84 items

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    Little Nightmares II

    Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror

    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.

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    Persona 5 Strikers

    Action, Role Playing

    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.

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    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.

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    Hitman 3

    Stealth

    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.

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    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.

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    Olija

    Action, Adventure

    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.

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    Harvest Moon: One World

    Farm simulation, Role-playing

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Bladed Fury

    Action, Side-scroller

    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.

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    Cyber Shadow

    Action, Platform

    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.

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    Apex Legends

    Battle royale, First-person shooter

    DeveloperRespawn Entertainment

    PublisherElectronic Arts

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    This free-to-play online multiplayer battle royale has players team up in order to defeat all other players on an island to become the last team standing.  

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    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.

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    Gods Will Fall

    Action-adventure

    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.

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    Iris.Fall

    Adventure, Puzzle

    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.

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    DeveloperGust

    PublisherGust

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

    In this sequel set three years after the first game, Reisalin Stout continues her research and investigation of a mysterious stone. 

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    Bonkies

    Party

    DeveloperStudio Gauntlet

    PublisherCrunching Koalas

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    This jolly couch co-op party game tasks players to raise wacky buildings all over the cosmos for the glory of apekind.

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    SaGa Frontier Remastered

    Console role-playing game, Action game

    DeveloperSquare Enix, Square

    PublisherSquare, Sony Computer Entertainment

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 1

    The seventh game in the SaGa series, players are tasked to explore a group of worlds with varying degrees of culture, unique races, technology, and magic.

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    Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

    Action, Role-playing

    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.

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    Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

    Tactical role-playing

    DeveloperNippon Ichi Software

    PublisherNippon Ichi Software

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    The latest installment to the Disgaea series, features a zombie that has risen up to destroy a god.

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    DeveloperTelltale Games

    PublisherTelltale Games

    PlatformNintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3

    Set after the events of Borderlands 2, features Hyperion employee Rhys and Pandoran con-artist Fiona as they team up to find and open a Vault.

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    DeveloperCapcom

    PublisherCapcom

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The eigthth installment of the Ghosts 'n Goblins series, features knight Arthur who must navigate the Demon Realm in order to battle enemies.

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    Shadow Man Remastered

    Action-adventure game, Platform game

    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.

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    DeveloperGrimorio of Games

    PublisherJanduSoft

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The dungeon-crawler action role-playing game has players reach the depths of the necromancer's dungeon to bring Koko back from the dead, no matter the cost.

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    DeveloperGamechuck

    PublisherChorus Worldwide

    PlatformXbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

    The action game tasks players to retrace the history of arcade video games through six different genres.