The release of Nintendo Switch marked the start of a new generation for Nintendo. After the lukewarm reception of Wii U, many began to wonder if the company could survive in today’s console market. It did, however, dispel all expectations with its hybrid console / handheld console. Together with the Switch’s release, the legendary The Legend of Zelda was Breath of the Wild, giving it the murdered app it needed to quickly get to the top of the console sales tables and dramatically increase Nintendo’s revenue.
During the year since launch, there has been no shortage of amazing games coming from huge first party games like Mario and Splatoon to indie darlings like Owlboy and Celeste. There are also amazing third-party games, such as Octopath Traveler and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The library just seems to expand and improve with each successive release.
In this feature, we look back on the best Switch games so far. This includes games that have scored 8 or higher on GameSpot since the console was released, as well as reviews for new games and updates of older games submitted to Switch. Check out our selections for the best games released on Switch. And with the console’s libraries continuing to expand, be sure to check back often when we update this feature over the next few weeks and months.
For an analysis of Nintendo Switch the first year, make sure you read our retroactive feature that discusses the console’s various successes and failures. In addition, you can also check out our features describing all Wii U games we ported to Switch, 1
3 things we want to see from the console.
The switch already has hundreds of games, as many as some are bound to fly during our radar. The games covered here are just a small handful of experiences out there. What games do you think are some of the Switch’s finest? Let us know in the comments below.