10 Best Nintendo Switch Games That Don't Require An Internet Connection

The Nintendo Switch is a handy little system that allows players to take their games on the go. As such, many games featured on the system aren't going to need an internet connection to be enjoyed.

Today we're going to be taking a look at ten of the best examples of games that you don't really need an internet connection to play, in no particular order. Let's get into it with probably the most expected game ever!

10 The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Of course, you don't need an internet connection to enjoy Breath of the Wild in the slightest. The game is absolutely fantastic, and anything that could be said about this game is going to make me sound like a broken record, but it really is all true.

This amazing entry into the long-running Zelda franchise is simply stunning, in terms of both visuals and sounds. In fact, the sparse soundtrack compliments a vibrant world. With a dynamic storytelling style and a fun combat system, there's no reason not to love Breath of the Wild. No internet connection required here!

9 Pokémon Sword And Shield

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are a great set of games that can be largely enjoyed without the use of the internet. Without an internet connection, you'll be missing out on trading and battling online, along with interaction with other trainers in the wild area.

These can be fun features, sure, but you can still trade and battle with people locally. Beyond that, you can mainline the game, shiny hunt, play the postgame, and more - all without an internet connection. A connection enhances the experience, sure, but it is in no way essential to the game.

8 Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is next up on the list of games that don't need an internet to be great experiences.  In fact. there's no online content at all. Not even any DLC. At all. Cool.

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The game features an array of vibrant sandbox kingdoms for Mario to explore with his brand new capture ability, which allows him to take control of enemies and other characters that would usually be NPCs. There's a ton to do in every single kingdom, you can spend 100 hours in the game easily. All of this can be done without an internet connection.

7 Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses features a small amount of online content in the form of travelers, but overall they're not even close to required in order to enjoy the game.

Three Houses allows you to complete every single battle at your own pace. Explore the monastery and enjoy your support conversations with other units all without any online connection. There is a ton of fun to be had with the game, and completing every route in the game can take anywhere from 200-300 hours. All of those hours can be spent without a single moment of online activity.

6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. has the most online content out of the entire list, but it isn't at all required to enjoy the game. You can play through a solo adventure mode in the form of the World of Light, and beyond that have access to all Smash modes offline.

As well as that, you can also play through a classic mode with or without a friend, and create stages or look through the vault. While there is a lot to do online in Ultimate, there is so much more to do offline.

5 Undertale

Undertale is a completely solo/offline experience that needs to be played by literally every human. By that, we mean every single person alive right now.

The story-based game is an RPG with some massive twists that completely change how it is you think about the genre. While Undertale isn't one of the 100-hour experiences that we've featured on the list, it doesn't have to be. The game is incredibly powerful in a small, 10-15 hour package. Stop reading about this game, go and play it. It is 100% worth the price.

4 Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party does have online content, yes, but its absolutely pitiful how small that it is. It's kind of ridiculous, honestly, but that just means that there's more to do in the game offline.

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The party modes, minigames, and all the other ones that people don't care about (but should) are all played predominantly offline. There are only a small handful of minigames that can be played online but other than that, the game is a 100% offline experience. More importantly, it's a fun one at that.

3 Cadence Of Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda Crypt of the Necrodancer title Cadence of Hyrule is a fantastic indie game that cannot be played online in any way. But, that doesn't matter, as the game is fantastic without any online content.

The game is set in Hyrule, has all of the usual characters and enemies that you'd expect, but has you playing in a rhythm-based fashion, attacking on-beat set to a fantastic soundtrack of Zelda music. It's not at all a traditional Zelda game, but it's a blast nonetheless.

2 Dragon Quest XI S

Dragon Quest XI S is considered by many to be one of the best JRPGs of all time, and with good reason. Thanks to great story and gameplay that features many quality of life changes over other JRPGs, there's little reason to doubt that conclusion.

The Switch version of the game is without a doubt the definitive version of the game, featuring many enhancements over the original title. This is a fantastic game to try out, and Switch is easily the place to play it.

1 Celeste

If you haven't heard of Celeste, you probably just don't have ears because how? The masterfully crafted platformer features a scalable difficulty, which is very necessary for this super intense game.

This platformer requires a lot of patience and skill, as making it through the game is in no way an easy task. Beyond the great gameplay, the title features an introspective story and a great art style. There is a lot to love about Celeste, and all of it can be loved completely offline.

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