It has been a great year for Nintendo Switch. After a slow start, Nintendo’s new console has got its momentum the future looks bright. Several older blockbusters have already been ported to the new platform along with the release of new titles. In this article, you will get details about top 5 Nintendo Switch games of the year.
A number of great games were part of Nintendo Switch’s roster in its debut year. The multiple Game of the Year award winner, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild find its spot on this list as well. Let’s find out all of them starting with Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Top 5 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Year
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
It’s been less than 12 months since Nintendo Switch debuted and it’s become home for several of Nintendo’s prestigious IPs. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, being one of them, is one of the finest JRPGs with its fantastic art design. It hasn’t been as popular among critics as it was expected to be. But, honestly who even cares about critics when the game is enjoyable and even gets 95 score from Nintendo World Report. Who wouldn’t fall in love with the breathtaking beautiful kingdom of Uraya. It’s extravagant world with vibrantly colored forests and large Titans are waiting to be explored. Go ahead and live this adventure with your companion Pyra and make some awesome memories this holiday season.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
Breath of The Wild breathed new life into The Legend of Zelda universe this year. It’s a modern take on a classic series done right. Its elegant in every possible way with large open worlds that didn’t gets you bored for even a second. Breath of The Wild is a tribute to the legacy of Link and his quest for Princess Zelda. Its a technical feat in its own delivering vast open worlds with the limited hardware of the Switch. In terms of difficulty, the game isn’t too tough nor too easy and lets the player decide on that. If you are a classic Nintendo fan and appreciate the spirit of adventure, you just can’t miss this one.
If any game has been close to my heart in the recent times, it has to Stardew Valley. It came as a blessing for a Harvest Moon fan like me. And now, since it’s on Nintendo Switch, it has to be the year’s one of the biggest launches. There might be other farming simulators out there with realism as their main priority with top notch visuals and rich sound effects. But all those could not match the amount of satisfaction that one receives while playing Stardew Valley. What’s even better is that the multiplayer mode will soon be released. The latest update even adds the functionality to record gameplays.
A few months back, we listed Splatoon 2 as one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch titles of this year. The colorful team based third person shooter is back and looks like even more fun. Splatoon 2 keeps the spirit high with this new installment in the fast paced shooting. It has never shied away from being different from traditional shooters and that’s what makes it stand apart. Turning your foes into squids by swathing them in paint is pure joy. There’s even a decent multiplayer for you to munch on before you go online with your friends.
Super Mario Odyssey
A year of Nintendo certainly means a year of Mario. Super Mario Odyssey has been a welcome addition to the list of latest Mario games. In this new game, our beloved plumber embarks on a new adventure and travels new places including urban landscapes with tall skyscrapers. You can make him jump higher using his hat. Well, this was new (and interesting!). Tostarena Town, Sand Town, Cascade Kingdom and New Donk City are some of the locations you explore during the journey in Odyssey. It’s a great holiday gift that’s suitable for almost anyone of any age, even yourself. Will you be joining Mario in his latest adventure?
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