All Nintendo Switch games

This is a list of all Nintendo Switch games that I’ve played, in approximate order of preference, as of June 2020. This is just my opinion, which is highly subjective and is based purely on how I’m feeling today. I revise the list regularly; titles may go up as well as down.

Games that I’ve reviewed are linked to that review. All others are awaiting review. They are strong candidates for moving in the list when that review happens.

Games in bold are new to the list since the last time. There are a lot of new entries this time round. You might notice that most of the new titles are in the lower half of the table. These are mostly games I’ve reviewed for Switch Player magazine and, since these are chosen for me to review rather than games I've actively picked to buy, they tend to appear lower down.

  1. Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Hollow Knight
  4. Super Mario Maker 2
  5. Celeste
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons — the game I hate to love. Full of issues, with a lack of any objective, it’s barely a ‘game’ as far as I’m concerned. But I am still totally absorbed, enough to play for an hour a day on average, since launch!
  7. Tetris 99
  8. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  9. Baba Is You
  10. Star Wars Pinball
  11. Yoku’s Island Express
  12. Golf Story
  13. Ring Fit Adventure
  14. Don’t Starve
  15. SteamWorld Dig 2
  16. Super Meat Boy
  17. Gato Roboto
  18. The Flame in the Flood
  19. Sonic Mania
  20. The Way Remastered
  21. Duck Souls+ — this is my highest-rated game reviewed for Switch Player so far, and is an absolute gem: very much like a cut-down (and slightly easier) version of Celeste. With a duck.
  22. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  23. Slime-san
  24. Arcade Archives: VS Super Mario Bros
  25. Wonder Boy Returns Remix — I loved this classic platformer with shoot-em-up elements but it’s showing its age and certainly isn’t for everyone.
  26. Voxelgram — a puzzler that has awkward controls but nonetheless replicates the Picross experience very nicely.
  27. The Adventures of Elena Temple — this retro platformer has a nice ‘backstory’ and great core gameplay, but it’s very much for old-school fans only.
  28. Damaged In Transit — some games are great but suffer from a steep difficulty curve, and this multitasking puzzler is certainly one of them!
  29. PuPaiPo Space Deluxe — short and sweet with plenty of great bosses, almost a bullet-hell but maybe slightly less hellish than that implies.
  30. Build a Bridge! — one of several bridge-building games on the Switch, nothing really stands out about this one although the core gameplay is reasonably fun.
  31. Dig Dog
  32. Cannibal Cuisine — I found the unavoury nature of this one was a bit of a turn-off and there were plenty of bugs to cope with, although the co-op action is undoubtedly entertaining.
  33. Super One More Jump
  34. Kid Tripp
  35. King Lucas — a great idea, this roguelite platformer takes place in a map that gets larger each time round, but it’s poorly executed.
  36. Brotherhood United — A run ’n’ gunner which isn’t bad at all, but isn’t really something I’d choose to play.
  37. Super Box Land Demake
  38. GoNNER
  39. Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong
  40. Ding Dong XL
  41. Milo’s Quest — far too easy and fails to capitalise on the combination of puzzles and combat/rpg convincingly.
  42. Demolition Crew
  43. Box align