If you’re new to the Nintendo Switch™ system, it’s easy to get lost in the thousands of games available. Luckily, that’s where this list comes in!
Below you’ll find a group of games that offer a variety of interesting experiences. While it is just a smattering of games, it may be a helpful place to start. You can also discover more games by exploring Nintendo Switch games on Nintendo.com or by visiting Nintendo eShop on your device.
As always, happy gaming everyone!
Enter online* or local 4-on-4** ink-slinging battles in this colorful action shooter packed with style and attitude. As a squid-like Inkling, quickly cover your surroundings (and opponents) in ink with wild weaponry and swim through your own color to sneak and splat. There are also a wide range of modes whether you like solo, online, or co-op play.
Did you see that? Was that someone in…the vents? Play with 4-15 players online* or via local WiFi** as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure. But beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on causing havoc!
Float off on an exciting adventure as the mighty puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization. Powerful copy abilities and transformations will help you save the kidnapped Waddle Dees!
Catch, battle, and train Pokémon in the Paldea Region, a vast land filled with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, small towns, and sprawling cities. Explore a wide-open world at your own pace and traverse land, water, and air by riding on a form-shifting Legendary Pokémon, Koraidon.
Catch, battle, and train Pokémon in the Paldea Region, a vast land filled with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, small towns, and sprawling cities. Explore a wide-open world at your own pace and traverse land, water, and air by riding on a form-shifting Legendary Pokémon, Miraidon.
Welcome to a new era of dance with Just Dance® 2023 Edition! Now with online multiplayer*, personalization, 3D immersive worlds, and new songs and modes year-round, Just Dance 2023 is your on-demand dancing platform.
Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of the Mario Kart 8 game, with a ton of characters, tracks, and customization options for your kart. Gather around the TV for 4-player multiplayer** or challenge players online* in matches with up to 12 players. You can also race on even more courses with the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC***.
Get moving with Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions, you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or take a gentle swing in Golf. Golf is available after a free software update (internet connection required).
Travel to an island getaway and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy a sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The Animal Crossing™: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC is also available if you want to help clients find their dream vacation homes***!
Join Mario in a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure! Thanks to his friend, Cappy, Mario has the power to capture and control certain objects, animals, and even enemies. Power up the Odyssey airship and foil Bowser’s nefarious wedding plans. And if there’s a less experienced player in the house, Assist Mode or the two-player co-op mode (in which one player gets to control Cappy with a single Joy-Con controller) may be exactly what they need.
Jump in for a chance to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts, outwit your opponents, and earn your Victory. Squad up together online**** with friends in the same room or around the world. Fortnite is a free-to-play game, so you can try it out today for…free!
Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure as you travel the wilds of Hyrule. Link, the legendary hero, must regain his lost memories, gather allies, and prepare himself for battle. And speaking of preparing, just a reminder that the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game—the long-awaited sequel—is coming May 12, 2023!
Create. Explore. Survive. Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Build anything you can imagine with unlimited resources in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival, journeying across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds.
Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as fighters like Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Whether you play solo, with friends at home**, or go online*, this game is packed with content. More fighters can also be added with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 1 and Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC***.
*Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/switch-online
**Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.
***Full version of game required to use DLC; sold separately.
****Additional games, systems and persistent Internet required. Games and systems sold