The 10 Best Games On The Nintendo Switch As Of 2019 (According To Metacritic)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know that the Nintendo Switch, which has been around since 2017, has a massive library of fantastic games to choose from. How could you not have heard of Pokémon Quest? There are a ton of games to choose from, so how can you know which to pick? Today we're going to be taking a look at the best of the best when it comes to Switch games, based on their Metacritic scores. Let's get right into it.

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10 Retro City Rampage DX

What better to start off this list than a port of a 2012 game? We don't have any of those on the Switch! Retro City Rampage DX is peak 80s action, what more could you need? Similar in style to the original Grand Theft Auto game, Retro City Rampage has you... rampaging through a city. You're basically in a parody of Back to the Future. You accidentally get sent into the future, and need to get back to your time. Repair your time machine and make it back home, all while causing as much damage as humanly possible.


INSIDE is that one game that nobody ever stopped talking about, but like, rightfully so. INSIDE is a 2.5D puzzle-platformer. You play as a young boy that is escaping from some sort of threat. The details of the plot are slowly explored as you make your way through the title's monochromatic world. With only a few light touches of color and little music to speak of, the sparse game feels like nothing else that's come before or after it, making it a worthwhile addition to your Switch library.

8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

If you aren't driving around Hyrule as an Inkling is it really Mario Kart? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced port of the original Wii U title, is multiplayer fun at its best. With brand new characters and a completely reworked Battle Mode, the Deluxe on this title is actually warranted. Adding Peachette seems to be the absolute minimum you can provide for that little distinction, so this title really went above and beyond. When it gets down to it, everyone loves Mario Kart. It's an absolute must-buy for the system.

7 Bayonetta 2

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Bayonetta 2 (which includes the original title) on the Switch is just loads of fun. The hack-and-slash Wii U port (surprise) was already an impeccable title on its original home, so why not spruce it up and put it on the Switch, where it actually has a chance of selling a few copies? The incredibly stylish game is a blast to play, with an over the top story, visuals and soundtrack that all come together to provide, as the game would put it, the climax of hack-and-slashers.

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6 Celeste

Taking the sharpest turn humanly possible, we have Celeste. Regarded as arguably the best game of 2018, the game is an incredibly difficult platformer, which sees the main character, Madeline, making her way up a mountain. While the difficulty level is incredible, the accessibility level is also incredibly high, giving players the tools to tune the difficulty to a suitable level for any player. Also featuring a fantastic soundtrack and one gut-punch of a story, Celeste really does have it all.

5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

One of the best titles in the Switch's library (the fifth best, apparently) we have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Featuring every single fighter to ever appear in the series, the game has a lot to love. Accessible with an incredibly high skill ceiling, the super-fast action feels absolutely fantastic to play. With a straight-up bumpin' soundtrack accompanying the plethora of content the game has to offer, you can get lost in Ultimate for hundreds of hours. Whether you'd like to fight your way through the World of Light, solo or duo through a classic mode, get straight into some battles or just look at Sans for a couple thousand hours, there's something for everyone here.

4 Undertale

Speaking of Sans, Undertale is on the Switch. Please play it. One of the most unique RPGs ever released, Undetale lets you play the game how you want, sparing everyone, or relentless murder. Either way you choose to play, your actions will determine major story beats within the game. With an absolutely perfect cast of characters and writing that will have you non-stop laughing, Undertale absolutely deserves your attention. Just try it, it's worth it. Literally, just listen to the soundtrack if you aren't already convinced.

3 Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition

Universally acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin II is the third-best game on the Switch on Metacritic, and it's easy to see why. The incredibly complex game allows you to play alone, with AI companions, or with other players. After choosing a pre-made character or creating your own, you are thrown into a massive open world, in which you'll battle under some incredibly complex mechanics that make this RPG feel like no other. Choice is at the center of this game, so how you choose to play is entirely up to you.

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2 Super Mario Odyssey

Actually in a tie for the first place title, we have Super Mario OdysseyIt goes without saying that this is the most refined 3D Mario title that we've ever had the pleasure of playing. Featuring an array of sandbox kingdoms to explore, Mario Odyssey sees the player collecting Power Moons, which powers up his ship, eventually allowing him to fly to Bowser's location and save Peach. Power Moons are hidden around every corner, and you'll have to transform into both allies and enemies alike in order to collect them all. Of course, the most interesting part of the game is said transformations, as with every new body that Mario takes over, he gains a new unique ability, which are all a blast to use.

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

But of course, the best game on the Nintendo Switch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There's nothing about this game that hasn't been said already. A massive world to explore, an absolutely stunning art style, a huge variety of weapons and clothing to use, an incredible use of atmospheric music, interesting storytelling, Big Horse, this game has basically everything that you could ever need. This goes without saying, just play this fantastic Zelda game. It is totally worth it.

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