It's hard to keep up with new game releases, which is why we're doing it for you. Here's a list of all the Nintendo Switch games out now. We will do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.
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Flip Wars is a colorful multiplayer strategy game that can be enjoyed with up to four players. The goal is to flip as many of the game tiles to your color. There are 12 battle arenas, multiple hazard tiles, and power-ups to help you win the war.
ACA NeoGeo’s The King of Fighters 2000 is an arcade-style fighting game. It has an “Active Striker” mechanic that allows players to call in other fighters to attack and be used in combination moves.
Ironcast is a single-player strategy game inspired by science fiction writers like H.G. Wells. Stuck in a war over a valuable substance, new weapons were invented—steampunky combat machines—to turn the tide of the war. Defeat your enemy by solving puzzles and upgrading your armory.
Phantom Trigger is a hack-and-slash action-adventure game for up to two players. There are five worlds to explore, each containing mini-levels and puzzles. As you slash through your villains, level-up your weapons or find new ones to gain power.
The dodgeball-style action-arcade game lets you attack your foes with weaponized fists propelled by rockets.
This single-player RPG adventure game revolves around a one-armed warrior named Sasha. Fight using your Switch's touchscreen to sever your opponents’ body parts in search of Sasha’s family. You upgrade your abilities through learning spells and acquiring items.
Aero Fighters 2 is a vertical-scrolling shooter game. Choose your pilot and blast away your enemy flyers. You can play with up to two people.
GUNBARICH is a single-player shooter/puzzle game. Use two flippers on the bottom of the screen to bounce a ball back up and destroy blocks on the top of the screen. Use power-ups to defeat enemies that get in your way.
Puzzle Adventure Blockle has eight worlds to navigate. Rotate the game boards to help Kulu the Kat and his pal Akira find all of the “world stones.” Each world introduces new game mechanics that increase its difficulty.
Retro City Rampage DX is an 8-bit open-world shooter game packed full of awesome Chiptune music (think Gameboy soundtracks). The story mode has 60 missions with over 25 weapons and power-ups. Steal cars. Customize your characters. The game includes crossovers from others like Super Meat Boy and Minecraft.
Strikers1945 is a vertical scrolling shooter game. In your fighter plane,blast other planes and tanks as they try to shoot you down.
For this multiplayer party game, players must use their phones or tablets to compete in one of the four mini games. Included: a fill-in-the-blank challenge and one one called “EXTRA, EXTRA!”, requires you and your friends come up with headlines for fake news photos. There is a “family mode” feature that filters out content that might be unsuitable for children.
Infinite Minigolf is a party game for up to eight players. You can create your own courses and share them with friends. Customize your player, grab power-ups, and get to putting.
Love the classics? Namco Museum is a collection of older games like Pac-Man, Galaga, and Tank Force. You can play with up to two people.
Run your character around the screen so the ball bounces off your head, not the floor. Ultra Hyperball has 49 characters, a single-player story mode, and a 2-4-player party mode.
Super Sidekicks was originally released in 1992. Pass, shoot, and dribble your way to the championships in this old-school soccer game.
Overcooked is a one-to-four-player strategy game where you must prepare, cook, and serve dishes for customers before they leave. Unlock new challenges and chefs as you complete levels.
Build and paint 3D figures out of cubes. Once you are done creating, place them on photographs and post them to your social media.
This single-player action game is told through the eyes of three ancient warriors. Each has a unique playing style deployed to defeat enemies on the battlefield. The story in the game is a continuation of previous titles in the Fate franchise.
Splatoon 2 can be played with up to eight players. The action co-op game encompasses several modes, including Turf War, where you see which team can cover the most ground ink. The second installment includes new weapons, new controls for Nintendo Switch, and the ability to link multiple Switches together to play with more people. Splatoon 2 is compatible with amiibo accessories.
This arcade style fighting game allows you to choose between 12 characters. Use your "rage gauge"—which fills up as you get hurt—to increase the damage of your attacks on the enemy.
In this puzzle game, you must defend yourself against packs of zombies. Match blocks to call upon your "animal army" and defend against approaching zombies. It makes more sense when you play it.
ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Special was the first arcade-fighter game in the series to introduce combo attacks.
This combat game requires just one button and your directional buttons. Different attacks are triggered by how long you hold down the single button. The goal of the game is to shoot your character across the board to knock your opponents off the screen.
Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game that you can play with up to four players. You must send your colorful robot on a color-coded path. If you are playing on a team, work together to avoid traps and stay alive.
I and Me is a puzzle game with 92 levels. To beat each level, you must control two cats that mimic each other's actions. When they accomplish the correct actions in the correct pattern, you complete the level.
In Level +, you match panels of the same color and number by sliding them into each other. It's a game of blue vs. red (you are blue), so make sure you level up to win.
Choose one of four characters to defeat a rebel army. The second installment of the Metal Slug franchise includes a new story and brand new weapons.
Bulb Boy is a 2D horror puzzle game. Bulb Boy's family has disappeared. Can you help him muster up the courage to save them? Solve puzzles and fight monsters to defeat the darkness.
Implosion is a single-player action game that allows you to battle enemies while in a mech suit.
Shephy is a single-player card game wherein you combine cards—each has a different number of sheep on it—in order to reach 1,000 sheep. It's a bit hard to explain, but there's a practice mode you can play until you get comfortable with the rules.
Vaccine is the only Nintendo Switch game I've come across that requires you to enter your age before you even get to a description of the game. It's essentially this: while stuck in a creepy old house, you have 30 minutes to find a vaccine to cure your teammate. If your teammate falls ill again, you have to start over in a new, randomly generated house. It's a single-player game.
Magical Drop II is a puzzle game originally released in 1996. You know this game: Shoot colorful orbs to the top of the screen to create chains of color the same color. Once a chain is created, the orbs clear away. After every move, a new row of orbs forms on top. Create combinations of colors to make sure the orbs don’t reach the bottom of the screen.
Fatal Fury 2 is an arcade fighting game with a two-lane plane mechanic. This means you can fight in both the foreground of the level as well as jump into the background.
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas is a single-player action game. Attempting to find your lost father, you travel through mysterious lands fighting monsters and using magic to uncover the mystery. The game has over 10 hours of gameplay.
Protect a new world filled with rabbit-like creatures—called Mimigas—from the game’s villain. The retro-style game has 15 levels and more than 20 boss battles.
ARMS is a two-player fighting game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Fight from a distance with swappable, weaponized, and extendable arms that have unique abilities. Acquire game points to purchase new arms.
Cars 3 by the numbers: 6 game modes. 20+ characters. 20+ tracks, all inspired by the Pixar film.
Play with up to four people.
The more expansive follow up to the 2014 original mini game—Mighty Gunvolt—has revamped graphics and a new combo attack system. Oh, and you can customize your characters now.
Sengoku is action arcade game wherein you battle resurrected ghosts as a ninja or a cowboy.
The arcade-style game stars group of mercenaries fighting back against a major corporation. Vehicles have been added to the new release.
GoNNER looks like the best nightmare you could possibly have. The game randomly generates levels every time you play, so you always face new obstacles and terrain. Shoot your way through levels trying to find secret areas and items that will aid you in your fight. One of the characters is a space whale named Sally, so that’s fun.
Shantae is a half-genie that must use her hair-whip attack to protect the world from a wave of crime. The arcade-style action game is the fourth installment in the Shantae game series. Fight through levels of baddies, pick up items, and learn new “dances,” which allow you to transform into other characters with unique abilities. The goal is to reach big boss fights and eventually come face-to-face with Shantae's arch nemesis, Risky Boots.
This shoot-‘em-up, arcade-style game originally debuted in 1992. To complete your humble task of saving humanity, battle enemy robots with grenades, bullets, and lasers.
Astro Duel Deluxe is a multiplayer game that can accommodate up to six players. You're a spaceship (old-school Asteroids-style) blasting away at your friends. There are multiple game modes and you can choose between six different pilots.
This new Street Fighters game lets you choose between the old-school pixel-art graphics or a modern look. Play against the computer or team up with a friend in the co-op mode. You can play locally or online against people from around the country. The game has all of the original characters.
This arcade-style game includes a player known as the Striker. The Striker (usually the fourth player) can only be summoned a few times and for special attacks.
Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy RPG game. This is the first time the game—or any game from the series—is available on a portable system. You play as a demon named Killia, traveling through the netherworld gathering Overlords to fight against a villain named Void Dark. You fight battles, level-up characters, and purchase/upgrade your items.
The original version of this two-player arcade-style fighting game debuted in 1995. It's similar to Tekken or Street Fighter.
You're space beetle traveling down a futuristic rail system. Like most rhythm-based games (Guitar Hero, for one), you are required to push buttons in rhythm with the music. What makes this game more difficult (and somewhat mind-melting) is that it makes you play against the rhythm as well. The game's contents are described as "rhythm violence." Cool.
Defend yourself against an opponent as they hurl ‘Boing-Boings’—or bullets—at you. Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical can be played with up to two players.
Minecraft has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Three cool things this version of Minecraft offers: (1) a Super Mario world, (2) a creative mode where you can build with unlimited resources, and (3) a survival mode where you just fight off groups of people with an arsenal of dope weapons. You can play with up to four players in split-screen mode.
Garou: Mark of the Wolves is an arcade-style fighting game from 1999. There's a “Just Defend” system, which gives players who block at the last minute some extra health and the chance for a quick counterattack.
NBA Playgrounds is a multiplayer arcade-style basketball game, similar to NBA Jam. The two-on-two gameplay lets you show off insane—and physically impossible?—basketball skills. Choose from players from every NBA team while you travel to playgrounds around the world dunking and shooting your way to victory.
Blazing Star is a two-player shooter that was originally released in 1998. Play as fighter pilots who are battling sentient bio-weapons in order to reclaim their freedom and planet.
In TumbleSeed you attempt to balance a seed as it rolls up a dangerous mountain. In each level, avoid obstacles like holes and creatures. There are five worlds to conquer and 30 abilities to master.
A racing game that needs to introduction. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is only available on Nintendo Switch. Race by yourself or battle with friends in the multiplayer modes. It is an updated version of the Wii U release that has 48 courses—32 from the original game and 16 extras that you can download. There are over 40 characters from which to choose.
ACA NeoGeo Over Top is a single-player racing game that was originally released in 1996. Race through variations in weather and locale, including mountains, winter roads, and cities.
KAMIKO looks a lot like Zelda. You battle demons and try to solve puzzles, making your way to the end of each stage, where you unlock magical gates called Torii.
Puyo Puyo Tetris combines two of the most famous puzzle games. TrYou can play alone in the single-player adventure mode—which has 10 acts with 10 stages per act—or choose between multiple arcade modes and play with up to 4 players. Each game has both Puyos and Tetris boards. If you are connected to the internet, you can play the online Puzzle League to play against people across the country.
Fatal Fury is a two-player classic arcade fighting game. Fight in multiple locations trying to diminish your opponent’s life meter before the timer runs out. In the story mode, fight to dismantle a local crime boss’s empire.
Here's an updated version of a single-player Sega game that lets you switch between modern HD graphics and audio to 8-bit graphics and music from the original game. Your character—Hu-man or Hu-girl—is transformed by a curse into a half-human, half-lizard. You travel through Monster Land trying to find the Salamander Cross which will remove the curse. While you travel through the world you are transformed into other animal characters that have unique abilities. There are three difficulty levels.
Play as one of 17 samurais in this two-player arcade-style combat game. Try to win battles using combos and special attacks. There are different endings depending on which character you choose.
In this single-player you're a bullet-dodging, enemy-outsmarting assassin trying to break into secure buildings. There are more than 140 levels.
Jackbox Party Pack 3 lets you play with up to eight players. It has five party games including trivia, guessing games, and a silly survey. You can play with phones, tablets, or computers, so you don't need to buy any extra controllers.
In this arcade-style shooter, you're mission is to liberate the universe from the evil Seven Star Alliance. It has a two-player mode, so invite over a friend.
Maneuver through a colorful, soothing world of geometric shapes. The side-scrolling shooter game has over 30 levels and synth-inspired soundtrack.
You're Luna, and you've got a magical bike and a mission to collect Stardusts. To get to the Stardusts, you got to get floating Keystars to open floating gates. Improve your bike and your technique to improve your Stardust gathering.
In LEGO City Undercover, fight crime—a mission that can involve commandeering vehicles and changing into disguises—in the city's 20 districts. Lego City Undercover was originally released only on Wii U, but the new version allows you to play in a two-player (split screen) co-op mode. It was also remastered and made available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
In this arcade-style action game, play as Marco and Tarma—two members of the specials forces team called “Peregrine Falcon Squad”—to retrieve a stolen weapon from General Donald Morden.
Solve puzzles as a snake named Noodle and his hummingbird friend, Doodle. Master the slithering and coiling techniques of a snake in order to find items and ultimately rid your home of bad guys.
Has-Been Heroes is a single-player action/adventure game. And by many accounts it's hard. As a group aging and forgotten warriors, you venture on an important mission from the king. That mission is to take the two princesses to school. Unlock items and spells as you make your way through battling bad guys and level bosses.
Play against a friend or choose between 16 difficulty levels. Black or white, try to conquer the entire board.
In this single-player simulation game, develop a city by chopping wood, constructing buildings, and obtaining new resources. You can even have pets to help with your hunting or gathering of resources. Collect items and grow your village!
Play as one of six golfers, each with their own unique abilities. Go against a friend to find out once and for all who really is the true Turf Master. (Because that's definitely a title you've been fighting over.)
Collect items and kill enemies as you crawl around an elaborate tunnel system under Isaac’s house. The game's programming combines over 11,000 variables to create unique maps for each level.
In Human Resource Machine, complete tasks given to you by your boss in hopes of a promotion. Logically place simple commands in a row to optimize workflow.
Fight 3-on-3 with this retro style fighting game. The game is an emulation of a Japanese arcade game from 1994. It was the first in the King of Fighters series. Battle away, diminishing your opponents health, as the timer counts down.
Burn items to keep warm. In this game world, it hasn’t stopped snowing for years. In order to progress in the game, try and achieve combos by burning different items together.
World of Goo is a two-player physics-inspired puzzle game wherein you build structures made of goo balls.
Master Blaster Zero is an 8bit, 2D action-adventure game. It's the updated version of the 1988 game Master Blaster, and boasts new weapons, levels, improved gameplay, and a multiplayer mode.
In this single-player touchscreen game, tap falling notes on the screen in rhythm to the music. There are more than 100 songs and three difficulty levels.
World Perfect Heroes is an arcade-style fighting game featuring 16 characters based on real people. Two of the characters, Johnny Maximum and Julius Carn, are modeled after Joe Montano and Genghis Khan, respectively.
The King of Fighters '98 is another arcade-style fighting game. Choose between the game's 38 characters and compare your score to people around the world.
Metal Slug 3 is a two-player run-and-gun. Choose between four different characters and three difficulty settings, and compete against high scores from all over the world.
Expect a lot of explosions. What's cool: the choices you make at the beginning of the game could totally change how the story unfolds.
An updated classic. Roam around the vast, open world of Hyrule battling baddies, solving puzzles, and searching for goodies.
1-2-Switch is a multiplayer party game. Explore the 28 mini games, including competitive cow milking.
Super Bomberman R is original to Nintendo Switch. Play through the 50 levels in story mode or fight up to seven other people in battle mode.
Compete with anti-gravity vehicles in this arcade-style racer. Play with up to four players in the multiplayer split screen mode or up the ante with the eight-player version in online or local mode. Choose from 30 different scenic tracks and 15 futuristic vehicles.
An homage to Japanese role-playing games. Follow the story of Setsuna as she battles to save her world.
The cover says it all. Boogie down with friends with Just Dance 2017.
Create your own Seneis to defeat Kaos and his minions and help restore peace.
"Snip" each other into the right paper shapes to complete the puzzles. Honestly, it's hard to explain, so here's a quick video. You can play with up to three other players in party mode.
A 2D side-scrolling action game designed to look like an old 8bit retro game. Control the Shovel Knight as he destroys enemies and digs up treasures.
Expansion pack and prequel to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.
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