Best Exclusive Nintendo Switch Games that have Come Out So Far iMore 2020

The Nintendo Switch has been changing the game in the world of consoles and handheld gaming systems since it's release in March of 2017. Many amazing games have been made exclusively for it, keeping in mind the combined TV ability and portability. Whether you're a fan of platformers, fitness, or the classics, Nintendo has made a little something for everyone on our best Nintendo Switch games list.

Featured favorite: Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo has been doing Mario games since the beginning and finding new ways to make them fresh. Super Mario Odyssey is no exception! It offers even more new cities to explore and a fun way to play with your surroundings and takeover different characters.

$59 at Amazon

Relax, craft, build: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Staff Pick

You arrive on a deserted island filled with trees, rivers, and other vegetation. You get to build your life among your animal residents. Spend your time fishing, crafting, bug hunting, and building your dream home. You've got to pay off that loan to Tom Nook, so be sure to make as many Bells as you can.

$60 at Amazon

A reimagined classic action-adventure: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening is a popular favorite among fans of the Legend of Zelda series initially released in 1993 for Game Boy. The reawakening for the Nintendo Switch made for a charming and fun new way to play an old favorite.

$51 at Amazon

Spooky adventure with multiplayer options: Luigi's Mansion 3

What's better than Luigi and Professor E. Gadd teaming up to capture ghosts? Adding more Luigi - or more accurately, Gooigi! This is a fun continuation of the Luigi's Mansion story that allows players to enjoy the game together either locally or online in the ScareScraper and ScreamPark minigames.

$53 at Amazon

Tactical RPG: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

In the latest of the Fire Emblem games, as a professor, you will want to choose your house and your strategy wisely as you help your students build up their battle skills. While Three Houses has the same turn-based battles fans love, it also offers a little bit more of an open-world feel.

$50 at Amazon

Local play co-op: Super Mario Party

This gameboard style Mario game is back with more game modes and a new online minigame component! Battle other players in the tests of the minigames and walk the board your way as you try to get the most stars to win.

$50 at Amazon

Open world: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Although this was also released on the Wii U, we couldn't make a best games list for the Nintendo Switch without including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This game took open world to a new level by creating a beautiful Hyrule to explore as you fight to save it from Calamity Ganon.

$50 at Amazon

Fitness and fun: Ring Fit Adventure

Combine a daily workout with an adventure game in Ring Fit Adventure. This customizable workout won't feel like just work as you go through more than 100 levels controlling in-game movements with real-life motions.

$80 at Amazon

The Best of the Best

Nintendo has done a pretty good job of getting great exclusives to the Nintendo Switch with a variety of game options. Of the games highlighted, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most relaxing and happy games on this list. You'll be able to build a life an a deserted island and make plenty of animal friends alont the way.

If you want something with a little more adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a well-done reimagining of a classic favorite that has a great blend of the original game as well as some new elements to enjoy with a cute art style.

If you're looking for something completely new, Super Mario Odyssey offers a great game in a way it's never been done before. The interaction you get to have as you play through these new worlds is a fun way to enjoy classic characters, and some unfamiliar ones! Enjoy roaming, and take some time to explore.

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