Top Nintendo Switch Games of 2018

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo Switch games of 2018, 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.

  • 17.

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season review in progress

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1: Done Running

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season is off to a cracking start, thanks to the dynamic relationship between Clem and AJ and some of the strongest dialogue in the series to date. Episode One - Done Running Props to Clementine. Despite everything... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 16.

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    The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 2: Suffer the Children

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    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 15.

    The Gardens Between review

    The Gardens Between

    A seductive art style, hazy synth sounds, and some well-designed puzzles give The Gardens Between a pleasant mood, but it doesn’t stay in the mind long after the credits. If you didn’t know who made The Gardens Between and you had to guess... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 14.

    Gris review

    Gris

    Gris plays to your aural and optical senses by delivering something exquisite in that area, but lacks a compelling story to prop itself up alongside equivalents. Dumb fun will always be a part of what makes video games so great. But in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 13.

    Fe review

    Fe

    Fe is all very lovely and (literally) harmonious, with fun layers of platforming. Coloured flowers and singing is a nice enough way to spend a rainy afternoon. If you liked the feel of Ori and the Blind Forest – not the way Ori actually... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 12.

    Mario Tennis Aces review

    Mario Tennis Aces

    Mario Tennis Aces is a good tennis game let down by an Adventure Mode that often feels as though it's cheating you. Andy Murray and Steffi Graf are just finishing off their opponents.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 11.

    State of Mind review

    State of Mind

    The originality of its vision and the thrust of its narrative more than excuse some sci-fi clichés, and you’re left with a breezy adventure game which compels with its ideas, if not always with its play. All is not well in the world of Richard Nolan. He’s just been in a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 10.

    Guacamelee 2 review

    Guacamelee! 2

    While its impact isn't as great as the original, Guacamelee 2 is a reminder of how good combat and traversal can feel when married together as they are in this 2D platformer-cum-brawler. More respected than El Santo, and more influential than Mil... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 9.

    Stay review

    Stay

    Stay’s compelling lead character and gripping dialogue ensures you’ll want to see Quinn’s journey through to the end. It’s just a shame it spends a bit too much time testing your patience with irksome puzzles and some needless waffling. Stay reminds me of those many hours I spent hunched over my computer,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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  • 8.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ review

    Dragon Ball FighterZ

    More online testing to be done, but so far Dragon Ball FighterZ is indeed pretty... super [pause for riotous applause and laughter] Dragon Ball FighterZ received an almost baffling swell of immediate... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 7.

    Hollow Knight review

    Hollow Knight

    Dark and beautiful, you’ll come for Hollow Knight’s visual appeal, but you’ll stay for the challenge and responsive combat. It’s hard to remember when exactly the Metroidvania became so popular... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 6.

    Octopath Traveler review

    Octopath Traveler

    Octopath Traveler is a deep, diverse, interesting, sometimes risque and sometimes funny JRPG that you should play. In many ways, Octopath Traveler is the JRPG I’ve been long dreaming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 5.

    Dead Cells review

    Dead Cells

    Dead Cells is, at times, constrained by the genres it so heavily draws from, but its vibrant pixel art, furious combat, and rigorous execution make for a winning formula all its own. The star of Dead Cells is a curious figure. He moves beautifully, like a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 4.

    Overcooked 2 review

    Overcooked 2

    It doesn't try and reinvent the wheel, but Overcooked 2 is still a fantastic and barmy co-op romp that will entertain you and a group of mates for hours on end. Overcooked 2 taught me an important lesson: Gordon Ramsay has it pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 3.

    FIFA 19 review

    FIFA 19

    FIFA 19 is the finest playing game in the series. The Journey may be after running its course, but the fluid representation of football, the added element of Dynamic Tactics, and the madness of the updated Kick Off mode are all wonderful. Tony Britten created magic in 1992 when he composed a three minute anthem... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 2.

    Celeste review

    Celeste

    The challenging platforming and touching narrative of Celeste shape a surprise hit. In each of us, there’s this thing that chips away at our optimism, our... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 1.

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The definitive Super Smash Bros. game, Ultimate is not only a pure and unadulterated joy, but also a fantastic fighting game stuffed to the gills with characters and other content. A little smasher. In these times of Uber and Deliveroo, and the culture of wanting everything... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch