Top Nintendo Switch Games of 2017

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo Switch games of 2017, 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.

  • 20.

    Yooka-Laylee Review

    Yooka-Laylee

    Yooka-Laylee would fit right into the late 90s with its vague puzzles, wakka-wakka voices, and confusing levels. Time has moved on since the N64, and while there are a handful of bright spots, this sadly isn't the catalyst for a 3D platformer revival. Nostalgia is this weird, immeasurable thing that sees us longing for past... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 19.

    Arms Review

    ARMS

    Stretching your limbs across the battlefield to stop an impending throw is good fun, but there's absolute anarchy when you throw in an extra body. The mediocre mini-games, and antiquated single-player further block the punch of Arms. We don’t get a lot of new IP from Nintendo; granted, they have a cast of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 18.

    The Town of Light review

    The Town of Light

    The Town of Light has an interesting premise, but, however worthy an enterprise it is, the story is just too confused a journey to leave a real impact. The Town of Light is a game that seems undone by the scope of its own... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 17.

    A Normal Lost Phone Review

    A Normal Lost Phone

    While it veers toward the uncomfortably invasive, A Normal Lost Phone tells an intriguing narrative that's framed in a very smart way, albeit one you have no bearing on. For more detailed thoughts on A Normal Lost Phone check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 16.

    Outlast 2 Review

    Outlast 2

    Outlast 2 has some great design elements, and the night-vision handy-cam mechanic is still scary. But the jump scares and gore don't mix right with the elements of psychological horror, and the story retreads horror tropes that didn't need retreading. Before you start Outlast 2 you must read and acknowledge the following... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 15.

    RiME Review

    RiME

    Other games of its ilk may punch harder on their message, and the challenge here is all but non-existent. But RiME is a beautiful painting come to life, backed by an exceptional score that will make your journey across this island a joy. RiME is a beautiful, minimalist painting come to life. Spoken words are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 14.

    Sonic Mania review

    Sonic Mania

    It took two decades and change, but a team of developers has shown they understand what made the old Sonic games great with Sonic Mania, even if nostalgia is sometimes too much of a driving force. Sega had a winning formula with Sonic on the Mega Drive, but decided to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 13.

    Figment review

    Figment

    A well put together action puzzler, Figment has truly outstanding musical work. It'd be a great game to discover with children, but you'd probably need one to get the most out of it.  You know when you go and see a Christmas panto, or — because I know pantos... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 12.

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole review

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole

    The longer South Park: The Fractured But Whole went on, the less I laughed. Exploring the mountain town, however, is a delight, and the battles are a marked improvement on the original's combat. The effect of a well-written joke diminishes each time you hear it. It’s... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 11.

    Thimbleweed Park Review

    Thimbleweed Park

    A point and click adventure for the now, Thimbleweed Park takes everything great about classic Lucasfilm games and leaves out the flaws. You might not love all the central characters, but this is as  weird and compelling a town as Twin Peaks. One of the most joyful things about point and click adventures is that you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 10.

    The Sexy Brutale Review

    The Sexy Brutale

    The secret stories Father Lafcadio uncovers are lovely, but you won't always enjoy the process of uncovering them. Still, a series of elegant murders, with elegant stories, in an elegant mansion is enough to show anyone a good time. Time and time again... Lafcadio Boone is a mysterious man. He's trapped playing out the same 12... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 9.

    Splatoon 2 review

    Splatoon 2

    Despite imperfections, Splatoon 2 improves on the original, and is a colourful, joyous addition to the Switch. There's something inescapably joyous about the Splatoon series (for it is a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 8.

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review

    Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

    While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may have been the crossover that no one wanted, it's materialised as a really good one with some interesting systems, despite its smattering of shortcomings. It shouldn't work, but it does. There’s a number of people who see evil when they look in a Rabbid’s eyes.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 7.

    FIFA 18 review

    FIFA 18

    FIFA 18 is the best FIFA game in years. There are some obvious flaws — some of which are more frustrating than others — but as a complete package, the series is making progress, once again. Just when you think the series attached to football’s governing body can’t... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 6.

    Cuphead review

    Cuphead

    There's definitely a point where it all becomes a bit too much, but Cuphead will best most games in how it looks and sounds, and defeating that boss that you once deemed unbeatable is glorious. Cuphead is difficult. Phew. I’ve said it — we can all relax now. It’s a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 5.

    She Remembered Caterpillars Review

    She Remembered Caterpillars

    Beautiful, unsettling, challenging. The fungal growths in it are cute little creatures rather than mushrooms (which are horrible). What's not to like? For more detailed thoughts on She Remembers Caterpillars check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 4.

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    You know when you were a kid, in the summer, you used to have huge pretend adventures in the back garden with all your mates? Where the shed was a castle and the hedge was a jungle? And it was like really having an adventure? This is sort of like that.  For more thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 3.

    Little Nightmares Review

    Little Nightmares

    Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won't sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you're still afraid now. Little Nightmares is frightening. Not in a jump scare way, like turning a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 2.

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

     Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful, discomforting, and compelling. It might challenge what you like about games, but challenge is good. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the sort of game that you'll either really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 1.

    Super Mario Odyssey review

    Super Mario Odyssey

    It's extraordinary, really, that after all this time a new Mario game can feel as fresh as any that preceded it. Cappy is a revelation, exploring Kingdoms is bliss, and Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece. One must evolve to maintain longevity. Nintendo has been mindful of that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch