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Underrated Switch Games That Are Def Worth A Second Look

List RulesVote up the underrated and overlooked Switch titles you think other gamers should know about.

There are tons of great games exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, but there are plenty of underrated games, too. The Switch is best known for its incredible first-party titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. However, the console has some amazing titles that are often overshadowed by these heavy hitters

From underrated 2018 switch games to 2019 titles and even brand-new releases, there are plenty of hidden gems to explore on the Switch. Some games, like Hollow Night and Dead Cells, have become pretty popular in recent years, but titles like Wandersong and Moonlighter also deserve some praise. 

Some of these games you may have heard of, while others may be brand-spanking new to you. Whatever the case, vote up your picks for the most overlooked and underrated Switch games, and add your own picks if they’re missing from the list. That way other gamers can take the road less traveled when perusing the eShop for their next big Switch fix.

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  • Photo: Digital Sun
    Moonlighter is an action-RPG indie game developed by Spanish indie studio Digital Sun and released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 29, 2018. Moonlighter has the player manage their shop during the day and go exploring at night. Shopkeeping involves managing goods and receiving money, which the player can invest to upgrade the town and add services like a potion-maker and a blacksmith. These town upgrades allow the player to craft weapons, armor, and health potions, hire a part-time worker to sell things during the day, as well as upgrade the characters' equipment. At night, the player can explore dungeons and confront hordes of enemies, which drop loot upon  ...more
    • Release: 2018
    • Developer: Digital Sun
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, business simulation
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    Shantae & the Pirate's Curse

    Photo: WayForward
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is an upcoming platform game currently in development by WayForward Technologies and Inti Creates for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the third game in the Shantae series, following Shantae: Risky's Revenge, and will be released on the Nintendo eShop in the first quarter of 2014. The game was announced in the November 2012 edition of Nintendo Power.  ...more
    • Release: 2014
    • Developer: WayForward
    • Genres (Video game): Metroidvania
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  • Photo: Mega Crit Games
    Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game developed by American studio MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. The game was first released in early access for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux in late 2017, with an official release in January 2019. It was released for PlayStation 4 in May 2019 and for Nintendo Switch in June 2019. There is a planned release for iOS and Android late 2019. Slay the Spire is a combination of roguelike-like gameplay with a deck-building card game. At the start of a playthrough the player selects one of three predetermined characters, which sets a starting amount of health, gold, a starting relic that provides a unique ability for that characters, and an  ...more
    • Release: 2019
    • Developer: MegaCrit
    • Genres (Video game): Roguelike, deck-building
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  • Photo: Asymmetric
    West of Loathing is a comedy adventure role-playing video game developed by Asymmetric Publications and released on 10 August 2017. The Nintendo Switch version was released on May 31, 2018. The game takes place in the universe of Asymmetric's Kingdom of Loathing, in a Weird Western themed frontier setting. The player character leaves the family farm and heads west to seek their fortune on a trek to the city of Frisco. West of Loathing is a single-player role-playing video game with turn-based combat. The game's art is made up of stick figure drawings.  ...more
    • Release: 2017
    • Developer: Asymmetric
    • Genres (Video game): Role-playing video game
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