Not sure where to start with your Nintendo Switch system? Here are some recommendations!
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 variety of different 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.com, looking at the Nintendo Switch news feed on your device, or by visiting Nintendo eShop on your device. As always, happy gaming, everyone!
Decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?
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***.
As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each escape attempt. Also don’t forget: The Olympians have your back!
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. The Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass DLC*** also adds more content (with another single-player campaign on the horizon)!
Float off to exciting adventures as the mighty puffball, Kirby. Explore 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!
Bash your way through gorgeous pixel art environments and defeat tons of enemies with your favorite Turtle (and more!), each with their own skills and moves. Choose a fighter, use radical combos to overcome your opponents, and experience bodacious ninja action.
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. Also, check out the DLC*** for more content!
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. Also, check out the DLC*** for more content!
Dance and share exciting moments all year long! Just Dance 2024 Edition features 40 songs from the latest hits and beloved classics, including “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, “Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny, “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK, and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston!
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!
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 may be exactly what they need.
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 embark on grand expeditions in Survival mode, 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***.
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!
*Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.
**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
***Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.
****Additional games, systems and persistent Internet required. Games and systems sold separately.