It is 2023 and there are a ton of Nintendo Switch titles. The hard question, especially if you are a new Nintendo Switch Owner, is which ones to purchase. I assembled a list of what I would consider to be the best Nintendo Switch games to purchase if you just got the console in.
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
If you have not heard of this game before purchasing your switch you may be living under a rock. This open world Zelda game will have you mind blown. In my opinion this is the best rendition of The Legend of Zelda ever made. This is a bold claim seeing as games such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered the best game ever made by many. This game is a must purchase and an absolute must play for the Nintendo Switch. If you have not played this game pick it up it is the best Nintendo Switch game made to date.
#2 Super Mario: Odyssey
In all honesty, growing up I was never a big Mario fan. Sure, I played a handful of the Mario games. However, rarely did I ever spent more than three to four hours on any particular Mario game. This being said, I was in pure bliss playing Super Mario: Odyssey. Instead of just bouncing on Goomba heads for hours. Super Mario: Odyssey takes you on a whole adventure through different worlds. This is also one of two games I would say are a must purchase for the switch. You will not regret the hours of your life you dedicate to this game.
#3 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom brings you back to the realm of Hyrule for some more open world Zelda goodness. It is amazing “younger brother” type title to Breath of the Wild, and if you craving more after you play Breath of the Wild pick it up. If you were not a big fan of the earlier title skip it. Either way The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the best title released in 2023 in my opinion, making it a no brainer pick for number three in the list of the best Nintendo Switch Games of 2023.
#4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Number four in our list of the best Nintendo Switch games is our first multiplayer pick. Nothing compares to a good night of Smash with the homies. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the same brawler goodness that you grew to love with the previous titles only new and improved. Play your favorite Nintendo characters and brutally beatdown your friends and foes for hours. What is not to love about that? I suggest this a one of the first few games you pick up as the online multiplayer is a great time, and the local multiplayer will be better. Just watch out for that one friend who only plays Donkey Kong. This is my pick for the best multiplayer switch game period. Pick it up. Play it. Love it.
#5 Metroid Prime Remastered
If you played Metroid Prime back in the ancient times of the Nintendo Gamecube. You will most likely not need to read this to know how awesome the game was. Now that it has been remastered with updated graphics you can really get lost in the adventure. If you never played Metroid this is a great place to start. Hop into Samus’s super suit and pew pew the evil monster things. Upgrade the suit and pew pew more. This open world first person shooter will have you entranced. This is why it made the list of the best Nintendo Switch games of 2023.
#6 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Life is tough. You go into debt to buy a house. Work to pay off the debt. You have to deal with the neighbors. You decorate the house with cute objects you collect from catching butterflies? Well, maybe part of that is true, but 100% of it is true when it comes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing somehow makes mundane life fun, cute, and calm. It is one of the best Switch games of all time. If you want a chill game to play before bed go pick this up and say hello to Tom Nook for me.
#7 Stardew Valley
Continuing the trend of making mundane life fun. Stardew Valley is in my opinion the better version of Harvest Moon. It is an amazing farming RPG that has elements of the old Zelda games. It is one of those games that can be a simple fun game or a super in depth RPG that you can sink months into. While it is not a Switch exclusive it plays really well on the console, which is why it made the list of the best switch games in 2023.
#8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
If you have a Nintendo console you need to have a Mario Kart game. It is a classic you probably already know it. It is Mario characters in Go Karts. What more do you need to know. Sling turtle shells, drop bananas and eat stars. All while yelling at your friends for hitting you with lightning. You will never regret playing this game with friends. Also, you can play online to continue the action past the confines of your living room. This is why it is a one of the best switch games to pick up.
#9 Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
If you like super long, story rich, deep RPGs. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is for you. It is one of the best games to hit the switch. Whether or not you have played Dragon Quest games in the past you will enjoy this title.
#10 Tetris Effect: Connected
The final entry on the top games to pick up for your switch in 2023 is a classic. Tetris Effect: Connected will have you dropping blocks for hours on end. Tetris is addicting in any for and with Tetris Effect: Connected you will drop blocks alone. You will drop block to destroy your opponents. I never really enjoyed Tetris in the past but I sunk hundred of hours into this game. Try it trust me it is one of the best Nintendo Switch games.