The Best Nintendo Switch Games of 2022

The Nintendo Switch is a unique and innovative gaming console that has taken the world by storm since its release in 2017. Over the past year, we’ve seen some great new titles get released for the Switch, along with older titles continuing to grow in popularity.  While picking a list of the 10 best Nintendo Switch games is very subjective and difficult to do, we will do it in this article.  Feel free to comment and add your own to the discussion at the end!

If you’re new to the world of video games and have never heard of the Nintendo Switch, let me introduce you to this amazing piece of technology. The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that allows you to play your favorite games on the TV or on the go. Its unique design, combined with its diverse library of games, has made it one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a newcomer to the world of video games, the Nintendo Switch is sure to impress you with its versatility, portability, and exciting library of games.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In this life simulation game, players can create their own island paradise and live life at their own pace. From fishing and catching bugs to designing their home and island, players have complete control over their experience. What makes this game so popular is its relaxing gameplay, ability to play with friends online, and the constant addition of new content through updates. Recently, Nintendo has come out with a new DLC called Happy Home Paradise, which lets you take on the role of an island “employee” who is tasked with making each client’s dream come true.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This kart racing game is a classic and has players competing against each other or against the clock, using a variety of items and power-ups to gain an advantage. The game features a diverse cast of characters from the Mario universe and a variety of tracks set in various locations. Fans love the intense, fast-paced races and the ability to play with friends and family both in person and online.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Many people consider this to be the best of the Zelda games! This action-adventure game takes place in an open world filled with dangerous enemies, challenging puzzles, and hidden secrets. Players control the hero, Link, on a journey to save the land of Hyrule and uncover the truth about his past. Players get caught up in the game’s beautiful, vast world, engaging combat, and ability to approach tasks and objectives in multiple ways.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This fighting game has a roster of over 80 playable characters from various video game franchises, who battle it out in a variety of iconic stages. Players can battle it out with friends or compete in online matches. The best part is the diverse roster of characters, the fast-paced, intense battles, and the ability to play with friends both in person and online.

Pokemon Sword/Shield

This role-playing game has players traveling through the Galar region, catching and training Pokemon, and battling other trainers to become the champion. Players can also participate in the new Max Raid Battles, where they team up with other trainers to take on powerful Pokemon. It’s great to have a new region to explore and a diverse cast of Pokemon, not to mention the ability to play with friends online and the exciting new battle mechanics.

Super Mario Odyssey

In this 3D platformer, players control Mario as he travels to various kingdoms to rescue Princess Peach and defeat the evil Bowser. The game contains a variety of challenges, power-ups, and collectibles, as well as a new companion, Cappy, who can be used to control objects and enemies. 

Splatoon 2

This third-person shooter has players competing in online matches, where they must cover the map in as much of their team’s ink as possible, while also taking out the enemy team. The game features a variety of weapons and gear, as well as a single-player campaign. Recently, Splatoon 3 has been released, with 4-on-4 battles sure to make this a great team and family game title for years to come!

Ring Fit Adventure

This fitness game has players participating in various exercises, both in single-player and multiplayer modes, to progress through an adventure story. The game uses the Ring-Con accessory and Leg Strap to track the player’s movements. The fun and engaging exercises, the colorful world and characters, and the ability to track your fitness progress will make you forget the fitness part of this game and just have fun.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

This 2D platformer has players controlling Mario and friends as they run and jump their way through a variety of levels, collecting coins and power-ups. The game also includes new characters and challenges. This game is great for younger players that don’t have a lot of experience playing any previous Mario games. Players  love the classic, side-scrolling platforming action, the charming visuals, and the ability to play with friends both in person and online.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

A lot of people were anxiously waiting for this game to be adapted for the Switch. And now that it’s here, fans can’t get enough! This action role-playing game has players controlling Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, as he travels through a vast open world filled with danger and intrigue. The game features a deep, branching storyline, challenging battles, and complex characters. Everyone loves the rich world-building, the engaging narrative, and the complex, player-driven decisions that affect the outcome of the story.

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Andrew Cohen
I'm a gamer, but I'll admit that my skills in writing and researching are way better than my gaming skills. It's great to be able to share with you my passion for gaming!