Top Nintendo Switch Games of 2016

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo Switch games of 2016, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 14.

    Batman – The Telltale Series Review

    Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 1: Realm of Shadows

    This is a Batman game where it's kind of more fun when you're not Batman If you were expecting Telltale's take on the Batman story to deal with the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 13.

    Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2: Children of Arkham Review

    Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2: Children of Arkham

    It has the air of young men putting on silly costumes, not knowing what they're doing, and trying to style it out. When I reviewed the first episode of Batman: A Telltale Series I basically... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 12.

    Layers of Fear Review

    Layers of Fear

    Layers of Fear is a fun ride. If you can live with the poor frame rate you'll find a horror game that relishes the chance to mess with your head. Layers of Fear is a haunted house ride for the modern era. While travelling... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 11.

    Enter the Gungeon Review

    Enter the Gungeon

    An interesting and fun roguelike, albeit one which doesn't capitalise on its potential. Forget the name: Enter the Gungeon may be one of the few games with a pun in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 10.

    Dead by Daylight Review

    Dead by Daylight

    It lacks polish, but Dead by Daylight is a genuinely tense ode to 80s slasher movies. Typical: you wait for one asymmetrical multiplayer game which heavily leans... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 9.

    Furi Review

    Furi

    Furi is an interesting game, if not an essential one. When it works it nails that moreish blend of challenge and reward. However it's easy to find yourself being frustrated. In Furi you fight bosses. You also wander about through some pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 8.

    Overcooked Review

    Overcooked

    With simple controls and an easy to understand premise, anyone can turn their hand to it with ease, then partake in some truly stressful yet fun multiplayer cooking action. You can play Overcooked alone, but it's not advisable. This food preparation... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 7.

    Firewatch Review

    Firewatch

    Firewatch feels like a natural and smart evolution of the adventure game, offering choices without as many constraints, but at the same time expertly funneling players down a path. Firewatch isn't any of the things I expected it to be. Firewatch is a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 6.

    The Flame in the Flood Review

    The Flame in the Flood

    The Flame in the Flood is beautiful, desolate, and it will kill you again and again. The Flame in the Flood is a roguelike survival game, but given that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 5.

    DOOM (2016) Review

    DOOM (2016)

    DOOM is an excellent and exceptionally fun first first-person shooter. That's all you need to know. Using words to review some games is utterly ridiculous. DOOM is one of those... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 4.

    Prison Architect Review

    Prison Architect

    Prison Architect is a full-on sim that will eat your time. If you fancy a dark look inside the running of a prison, look no further. Prison Architect isn't a nice game. Don't let the basic, twee appearance of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 3.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Review

    Skyrim: Special Edition

    Skyrim Special Edition on console looks lovely and runs well, and with all the DLC included it's a great option if you aren't fussed about mods. If you are fussed about mods you might be disappointed. Or already have a PC. The state of mods on Skyrim Special Edition's consoles Modding your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 2.

    Overwatch Review

    Overwatch

    The more you play Overwatch the more you realise Blizzard thought of basically everything you might criticise it for. It's not clear if a bunch of developers got the same memo about team... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 1.

    Thumper Review

    Thumper

    Thumper is a great rhythm action game, with strong visuals, fantastic design, and more speed than Keanu Reeves on a bus rigged to explode. What is Thumper, really? The inclusion of a giant futuristic space head is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch