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Best Nintendo Switch Games: 30 Must-Play Games

From Monster Hunter Rise to Metroid Dread, here are the best Switch games available in 2021.


The Nintendo Switch has an absolutely massive library filled with great games, including a stable of first-party exclusives and robust third-party support. The library has only grown in quality in 2021, which can make it hard to decide which games are worth your time and money. With that in mind, we've rounded up the best Nintendo Switch games--titles that we believe are essential for every Switch owner. As we enter the holiday season with the biggest sales event (Black Friday) around the corner this month, there's a decent chance that many of these games will see nice discounts in the coming weeks.

If you own other consoles, be sure to check out our guides to the best PS5 games, best PS4 games, best Xbox Series X games, and best Xbox One games. While many of the games listed below are suitable for younger folks, we also have a dedicated list of the best Nintendo Switch games for kids, too.

The best Nintendo Switch games

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