There have been so many strong games released for everyone’s favourite versatile console the Nintendo Switch that also saw an OLED model of the console released in 2022. Here are the top 10 games we loved this year.
10: Just Dance 2023
It’s a new era for the franchise with Just Dance® 2023 Edition. Now with online multiplayer, personalization, 3D immersive worlds, and new songs and modes year-round, you can experience a never-ending dance party all year long!
09: Splatoon 3
Splatoon 3 is a chaotic third-person shooter like its predecessors in the Splatoon series. Splatoon 3 is an online multiplayer game with a story-driven single-player mode.
08: Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations join forces to learn the truth behind their conflict and set their sights on Swordsmarch, a land pierced by a giant sword
07: Mario Strikers: Battle League
It’s 5-on-5, soccer with no rules. Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance.
06: Nintendo Switch Sports
This is technically a sequel to Wii Sports and retains 3 sports from the previous games in the series and includes 3 new sports. Enjoy playing Tennis, Bowling, Chambara (swords), Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball and the new addition through an update Golf.
05: Cult of the Lamb
Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. This roguelike game was developed by Aussie (and UK) game studio Massive Monster, massive shout out to them for their outstanding achievement with Cult of the Lamb.
04: Neon White
Neon White is a first-person shooter and puzzle-platforming game developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive. Neon White has the player in the role of a Neon, a demon hunter in heaven, clearing all the demons on a given level in the fastest time possible.
03: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, you can explore a wide-open world at your own pace, and can encounter the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Miraidon in Pokémon Violet. Enjoy the iconic adventures of the Pokémon series by choosing either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon before setting off on your journey through this open world!
02: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in an outstanding and unique 3D platforming adventure
Discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin.
01: Mario and Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!
It’s been a massive year for Nintendo Games the 2023 slate looks even bigger.