Best games to play after Metroid Dread 2023

Ori And The Will Of The Wisp Switch
Ori And The Will Of The Wisp Switch (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

So, you've finished Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch, and now you're wondering what game should be next. Don't worry; we're here to help. We've curated a list of some of the best Nintendo Switch games with striking visual styles and strong gameplay mechanics, including several "Metroidvanias" that'll help to scratch that itch. Here are the best games to play after Metroid Dread.

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There's no shortage of great games on the Nintendo Switch that are pretty similar to Metroid Dread. For the most similar experience possible, we'd highly recommend playing Ori and the Blind Forest and then its sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. These games feature gorgeous art and a classic 2D Metroidvania progression, with countless hidden items and unlockable abilities.

Meanwhile, if you're in the mood for something a little different, Hades is a solid choice, with stellar combat and a roguelike setting that never feels like you're wasting time. Hades is a game resonating with many people, especially in tough times.

No matter what game you go for, you're sure to have fun. All these games will look great and run well on the Nintendo Switch, but if you've got a Nintendo Switch OLED, the colors will pop even more impressively.

Samuel Tolbert

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