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Zelda, Mario, Pokémon: the 10 best games for the Nintendo Switch

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun29,2024

While the Nintendo Switch 2 is probably expected for next year, it is time to take stock of the hybrid console from Nintendo, by drawing up a top 10 (necessarily very subjective) of games released on the Nintendo Switch first of the name.

Zelda, Mario, Pokémon: the 10 best games for the Nintendo Switch

#10 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)

< p>Once is not customary: let's start this top with a remake. First released in 1993 on the Gameboy,The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakeningwas the subject of a remake which sparked widespread popularity. extremely positive reactions, both from the specialist press and from the players. If the fourth opus of the Zelda saga retains its game system, it benefits from a total graphic overhaul, absolutely adorable. The remake ofThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a great opportunity to discover the most poetic adventure of the brave knight of Hyrule, and offers the ability to create your own dungeons. In short, a total success for Nintendo! (We are delighted that the next opus, The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, will take up the aesthetic of the remake of Link's Awakening!)

#9 Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)

One of Nintendo's iconic licenses, Animal Crossingmade its big comeback on Nintendo Switch in March 2020, with New Horizons, becoming many gamers' best friend during confinement. Offering new tools (the pole, the trowel, the Nook Miles) and new features, Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows a cooperative mode on the same console. Always fun, extremely complete thanks to the numerous updates, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an absolute must-have!No wonder the game has become a real star. 

#8 Pokémon Violet/Scarlet (2022)

Vé ritable revolution in the franchisePokémonViolet/ÉScarlet launches the ninth generation ration of Pokémon games. The first true open world ofPokémon, the game is very rich and brings new game mechanics, notably Técrystallization. Despite its rather weak technical performance, PokéPurple / Écarlate finally brings something new to a series who badly needed it, and it is for this reason that its place in our ranking is well deserved.

#7 Metroid Dread (2021)

Marking the great return of the license Metroid à the 2D platform, Metroid Dread is a sci-fi marvel. Aesthetically magnificent, the game is a beautiful return to basics, with gameplay that has delighted fans.Alternating between exploration, dynamic combat and puzzles, with a very well-balanced difficulty, Metroid Dread is a little gem! We also remind you that Metroid Prime 4: Beyond was recently announced on Nintendo Switch for 2025. We can't wait!

#6 Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)

As fearful as his brother Mario is courageous, Luigi is the hero of his own saga, the Luigi's Mansion trilogy. WhileLuigi's Mansion 2, released in 2013 on Nintendo 3DS, has just been entitled to its remastered version in HD on Nintendo Switch, we are dying to dive back into the third part, released on October 31, 2019 and considered by many players as the best of the trilogy. In addition to reminding us of Nintendo's perfect mastery in terms of gameplay and game design,Luigi's Mansion 3 combines references to Asian cinema , fromRing by Hideo Nakata toOldboy by Park Chan-wook. 

#5 Mario Kart 8 DELUXE (2017)

< p>The license Mario has been extremely spoiled by the Nintendo Switch. A few years after the release of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo offered to release Mario Kart 8. a Deluxe version on its hybrid console.The game, a real improved version of the Wii-U game released in 2014, quickly became an essential for evenings with family or friends. One of the Switch's biggest successes!

#4 Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)

The first 2DSuper Mariogame in over a decade,Super Mario Bros. Wonder has sparked unanimous reactions to its release in October 2023. And for good reason ! Wonder is undoubtedly one of the best games in the license. This time, Mario must not save Peach (who is a playable character alongside Luigi, Toad and other iconic characters from the saga) but cancel the effects of a magic flower stolen by Bowser .More crazy and colorful! than ever,Super Mario Bros Wonderis a treat to enjoy. both for the eyes thanks to its beautiful backgrounds, and for the ears with its exceptional soundtrack. Note an aesthetic very close to the animated filmSuper Mario Bros., the film, which was also a great success.

#3 Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Bowser has once again taken away Peach, to marry her. Accompanied from  Cappy, a hat that can change shape at any time. at will, Mario launches into action. the pursuit of his nemesis and travels from world to world. Offering the best of 3D and offering some 2D sequences that will please the most nostalgic fans,Super Mario Odysseyhas received universal praise , and is often considered (rightly or wrongly) as the spiritual heir to Super Mario 64. It's not for nothing that the game quickly became the best-selling 3D Super Mario. It's a true masterpiece!

#2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)

The game that revolutionized open world could obviously only appear on our podium. Becausewithout the revolution The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we would certainly not have been entitled to Elden Ring of studio FromSoftware. Hymn to nature, escape and exploration,Breath of the Wildisone of the best video games in History, a masterpiece quality rarely equaled. Hyrule has never been as beautiful as in BOTW

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023)

Six years after the explosive success ofThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo is back and has released an absolutely grandiose sequel withThe Legend of Zelda : Tears of the Kingdom, far from being the simple DLC that some accuse it of being. Pushing to combines all the qualities of Breath of the Wild, of which it triples the surface area, the game offers new gameplay mechanics while extending the exciting mythology of the license strong>. Although the surprise was not; as strong as with its illustrious predecessor,The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom certainly manages to achieve this. surpass it in terms of play and adventure. And this is how it obtains the deserved first place in this ranking.

Of course, other games are expected on Nintendo Switch. It might be wise to offer a corrected version of this top 10. And you, what are your favorite games from Nintendo's hybrid console?

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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