Best PC games available on Nintendo Switch iMore 2021
The Nintendo Switch has a huge library of games available to purchase, and though you may not think so at first, many of these titles are games that are available on Windows PCs as well. These are the best PC games on Nintendo Switch that let you play some of your favorite titles on the go.
- ★ Featured favorite: Hollow Knight - Nintendo Switch
- Classic-style platformer: Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - Nintendo Switch
- Fantasy RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch
- Action-heavy FPS: DOOM - Nintendo Switch
- Gorgeous-looking platformer: GRIS - Nintendo Switch
- A limitless sandbox: Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
- Relaxing simulator: Stardew Valley - Nintendo Switch
- Mind-blowing narrative: Undertale - Nintendo Switch
- Soccer with cars: Rocket League Ultimate Edition - Nintendo Switch
- Turn-based strategy: Into The Breach - Nintendo Switch
- Intense roguelike: Dead Cells - Nintendo Switch
- Delve deep: Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition - Nintendo Switch
★ Featured favorite: Hollow Knight - Nintendo Switch
Hollow Knight blends incredible art direction and creative level design with a tough, yet fair level of difficulty, making it ideal for players looking for a strong, healthy challenge. You will fall in love with this game without a doubt.
Classic-style platformer: Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - Nintendo SwitchStaff pick
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is an incredibly charming and engaging platformer that's designed to feel similar to retro games like Mega Man and Ninja Gaiden, making it an amazing throwback title.
Fantasy RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch
Skyrim is one of the most popular games of all time, offering a huge world to explore and tons of different gameplay styles to enjoy. If you're looking for a replayable game for your Switch, it doesn't get better than Skyrim.
Action-heavy FPS: DOOM - Nintendo Switch
2016's DOOM is one of the most action-packed first-person shooters out on the market right now, featuring gory combat with demonic entities. Adrenaline junkies should look no further than DOOM.
Gorgeous-looking platformer: GRIS - Nintendo Switch
GRIS is a simple, accessible platformer that features gorgeous artwork and a moving story about a girl finding a way to move on from a painful experience in her life. This is the game for you if you want something easy on the eyes.
A limitless sandbox: Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
Minecraft's wide-open sandbox worlds and cooperative play options allow you and your friends to create anything you can think of in the game. If you like to build things, Minecraft is a must-own title.
Relaxing simulator: Stardew Valley - Nintendo Switch
Stardew Valley is a charming farming simulator that allows you to create, maintain, and upgrade your own ranch. It's a great game to relax with, or if you simply want to waste some time.
Mind-blowing narrative: Undertale - Nintendo Switch
Undertale is a retro-style RPG with a story that will blow your mind as you piece it together and figure out the game's themes. If you like great writing, then Undertale is a game you can't pass up on.
Soccer with cars: Rocket League Ultimate Edition - Nintendo Switch
Rocket League is a game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a soccer match... with gravity-defying cars! The unique gameplay concept and great mechanics make this game a blast.
Turn-based strategy: Into The Breach - Nintendo Switch
Into The Breach is a science-fiction turn-based strategy game involving armed mechs to kill aliens threatening to destroy the world. It's got a charming style and strong gameplay, making it an excellent choice.
Intense roguelike: Dead Cells - Nintendo Switch
Dead Cells is a colorful, difficult, and action-heavy roguelike game that's very fun and full of different types of challenges to face, meaning that the game never gets stale when you overcome each obstacle.
Delve deep: Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition - Nintendo Switch
Up to four players can fight their way through a wide variety of environments, searching for treasure and unlocking special attacks in this tribute to classic dungeon crawlers. Choose your combat style and try to save the day.
Slay monsters: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition Standard
Take on the role of Geralt of Rivia as he uses his swords, magic, and alchemy to fight men and monsters. Offering more than 150 hours of gameplay, the story takes place in a massive open world where your choices will affect the ending.
If we had to choose
Every game on this list is amazing, and you'll no doubt be able to find one that tickles your fancy no matter what you're looking for. However, I think the best title on this list of best PC games on Nintendo Switch is Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, as the gameplay is absolutely stellar, and the visuals and mechanics both harken back to retro platformer games. It's an amazing title that blends classic design with modern polish, and you shouldn't pass it up. Hollow Knight is another fantastic platformer with equally amazing visuals and design, but trades the retro aesthetic for something more modern and stylized.
If you're looking for something on the more violent side with tons of action, then DOOM is right up your alley, as it's pretty much nothing but demon-slaying mayhem from the start of the game to the credits sequence. If something with an incredibly thoughtful story sounds like something you want, then Undertale is the game for you, as its narrative captivated the gaming world in 2015 and has remained a beloved title for many players ever since.
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