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05/27/21
Nintendo Switch

Rough it out in the wild at these virtual campsites

To many people, summer means fun family road trips, pitching tents in the woods, and trying to get those kinda-cheap-but-not-actually-that-cheap folding chairs to stay stable when you sit in them*.

While we can’t guarantee that the following games will replicate that camping experience exactly, you will be able to visit the great virtual outdoors in these games. Whether you choose to play them in an actual campsite, or just want to pitch camp at home, we hope you enjoy these camping/survival games!

Cozy Grove

Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove!

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition

Join the story of a girl and her dog as they travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally generated river. Stay healthy in the wilderness by scrounging for resources, crafting tools, evading wildlife, and more. Fans of Alt-Country music may also get a kick out of the soundtrack!

Monster Hunter Rise

OK, so you may not think “camping” when you think about the Monster Hunter franchise, but camps are really important in the game! Whether you’re hanging out at the main camp or are lucky enough to find sub-camps while exploring, these campsites are a safe way to stock your items and equip your character before facing down a wyvern in the wild.

The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild

After a 100-year slumber, Link wakes up alone in a world he no longer remembers. Now the legendary hero must travel across a vast and dangerous land to regain his memories. And what better way is there to travel across a vast and dangerous land than to take it slow, look at the sights, and cook some delicious in-game food over a campfire?

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition

You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored landscape full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You’ll need to set up a very secure campsite if you’re going to make it through the changing seasons.

Pokémon™ Sword

Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. During your journey in the Galar region, you can set up an in-game camp where you can play with your Pokémon and make wondrous curry. With local** or online play***, you can also open your camp to other players or join another person’s camp!

Pokémon™ Shield

Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. During your journey in the Galar region, you can set up an in-game camp where you can play with your Pokémon and make wondrous curry. With local** or online play***, you can also open your camp to other players or join another person’s camp!

Overland

Typical camping trips usually don’t have stakes quite this high. In Overland, you’ll take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road trip across the United States. In this turn-based survival game, you’ll rescue stranded survivors, scavenge for supplies, and fight some scary creatures as you make your way through grasslands, mountains, deserts, and more.

The Long Dark

After their plane crashes on remote Great Bear Island, bush pilot Will Mackenzie and Dr. Astrid Greenwood face a variety of threats as they seek to understand the mysteries of the majestic Aurora. Your survival skills will be put to the test as you search for answers in the Northern Canadian wilderness.

*That could just be us though.

**Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

***Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/