The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids In 2022

From New Pokemon Snap to Pokemon Legends: Arceus, here are some of the best Switch games for kids of all ages.


Family-friendly games have always been part of Nintendo's core identity ever since the company entered the gaming industry more than 35 years ago. Most of Nintendo's most iconic franchises are both approachable and appropriate for kids of all ages. And the Nintendo Switch is home to some of the very best first-party games in Nintendo's heralded history. We've rounded up the best Nintendo Switch games for kids. Our list includes more than 35 great adventures, so chances are you'll find something on this list that will work for you and your family. Additionally, many of our picks feature local multiplayer, so the whole family can dive into these charming journeys together. What's especially great about Nintendo's approach to its exclusive games is that many of the best Switch games for kids are also some of the best Nintendo Switch games, period.

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Our list contains the obvious standouts but also some games that might not be on your radar. Games of all different genres are represented, too. We'll continue to add more to list as more great family-friendly experiences land on Switch. So far this year we've added Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

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