Best Nintendo games available on Switch 2022

It’s been over five years since the release of the Nintendo Switch. But the hype for this handheld console doesn’t seem to be going down, and the possible reason is this console’s exciting game catalog.


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Nintendo releases new games every year. Moreover, half of the year 2022 is over and the Japanese giants have already offered many new games. Undoubtedly, there is a plethora of new games for fans. But we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of the absolute gems on To change for your pleasure.


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This 2020 game is just a masterpiece. Animal Crossing may not have thrilling action sequences, but it’s something you’d love to play when you’re in a relaxed mood and don’t want an adrenaline rush.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is about starting a new life on a desert island. The object of the game is to improve the island and get more inhabitants to settle there. Additionally, you can visit your friend’s island through the game’s multiplayer mode.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda has been one of Nintendo’s favorite video game series. But the latest entry, Breath of the Wild, quickly became the best Zelda game ever. Fans loved this 2017 title for its game mechanics.

It was the first Zelda title where players could explore the game rather than just complete story missions.

Nintendo originally planned to release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2015 for its Wii U console. But after two delays, the Japanese giants released the game on Nintendo Switch along with Wii U.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

It would be hard to talk about Nintendo games and not mention a Mario game. The Italian plumber has always been an identity for Nintendo. Mario Kart 8 is the eighth installment in the Mario Kart series released in 2014 for Wii U. In 2017, the Big N brought this gem to Nintendo Switch with improved graphics as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe.

In this series of games, you choose the famous character from the Mario universe and compete against other characters in a go-kart race. However, it is not just a standard racing game as there would be obstacles and bonuses in the race. If you don’t want to race with NPCs, go online and play multiplayer with friends!

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon games have always been a commercial success for Nintendo consoles. The popularity of the game has even led to various anime adaptations. It’s been over 26 years since the release of the first generation Pokemon games, Red and Green. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the latest installment in the Pokemon series.

The game revolves around the player being sent back in time to the Hisui. This is very different from other Pokemon games. It doesn’t have the Gym Battle or Pokemon League concept. Fans liked the new version of the series and the mechanics they had this time around.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

There are over hundreds of fan-favorite characters in Nintendo’s catalog of games. It would have been fascinating if fans could enjoy all of these characters at once. And the Super Smash Bros. series. is the answer.


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Super Smash Bros. is an action and platform fighting game with many famous characters from several Nintendo games. Players choose a character and then battle against other Nintendo game characters. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest installment released in 2018. The game features single and multiplayer modes.

There are more great Nintendo Switch titles like Fall Guys, Bayonetta 2, Kirby Star Allies, and Metroid Dread to play. Plus, there are plenty of games like Pokemon Violet & Scarlet and Bayonetta 3 coming out in the second half of 2022. Like we said, there’s a huge stack, and we just talked about five great titles you should play in 2022.


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But there are more gems from smaller indie game developers. Will you be playing these Nintendo Switch recommendations in 2022?

Timothy C. Mayo