The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019

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If you just bought a new NIntendo Switch for the holidays, you might be looking to play the best Switch games available for the handheld console. Lucky for you, you can fill your Switch library with amazing games for your next multiplayer night party or long trip. This year has seen some phenomenal Nintendo Switch releases that we consider are a must play. Here are the ten best Nintendo Switch games of 2019.

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Pokémon Sword And Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon Sword and Shield Photo: Amazon

Pokémon Sword and Shield makes a significant evolution to the typical Pokémon games. The game has all of the monster-catching, exploration, and battling Pokémon you'd expect, along with so much more. Pokémon Sword and Shield is set in an England-inspired region. The open-world of the game is filled with all kinds of Pokémon to catch and train. Pokémon Sword and Shield brings Dynamax battles to the mix, which lets your Pokémon perform powerful moves for a temporary time. 

 

Witcher 3

Witcher 3
Witcher 3 Photo: Amazon

The Witcher 3 is arguably the most loved RPG game of all-time. The game has now found its way to Nintendo Switch. The Witcher 3 Complete Edition for Switch packs in all the DLCs for the game, including the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions. Of course, keep in mind that the Switch version of Witcher 3 has sacrificed visual quality to provide smoother gameplay. 

Astral Chain

Astral Chain
Astral Chain Photo: Amazon

Astral Chain is a futuristic anime adventure that one can play on the Nintendo Switch right now. Astral Chain presents unique and stylish combat, which allows players to rack up combos by controlling the main character and several humanoid companions. The superior combat of Astral Chain is complemented by detective missions, fun puzzles, and a colorful sci-fi world.

 

Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi's Mansion 3
Luigi's Mansion 3 Photo: Amazon

Control Luigi and his doppelganger, Googie, in a quest to hunt ghosts haunting a mansion. The ghostbusting adventure gives Luigi his own toybox containing different slaying tools to traverse through haunted rooms and hallways. Luigi's Mansion 3 is packed with new combat moves, challenging boss fights, and plenty of ghostbusting. 

 

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 Photo: Amazon

Get hooked on tough fights and challenge your friends to take you on in the franchise's best game yet, Mortal Kombat 11. Besides presenting higher visual quality and intense move sets, Mortal Kombat 11 now allows players to customize the characters and show them off in multiplayer matches. 

 

My Friend Pedro

My Friend Pedro
My Friend Pedro Photo: Polygon

My Friend Pedro is a unique video game that seems to have mixed Hotline Miami combat style and the slow-motion bullet-time for the Max Payne series. The game is split across multiple puzzling levels with a simple goal of killing everyone and reaching the end of the level in style. My Friend Pedro is a simplistic, but fun game that you must play on the Nintendo Switch.

 

Mario Maker 2

Mario Maker 2
Mario Maker 2 Photo: Amazon

Mario Maker 2 has streamlined the level-creating formula by giving players more tricks and items. If you really wanted to see how much the game has improved from its predecessor, check out some of the amazing levels that players have created in Mario Maker 2. The Nintendo Switch does not come with a Stylus, but you can always get a capacitive stylus for a small price to add all the details you need in your ultimate Mario Maker 2 level.

 

Yoshi's Crafted World

Yoshi's Crafted World
Yoshi's Crafted World Photo: Amazon

Yoshi's Crafted World is a fun platformer where Yoshi can swallow his enemies up, turn them into eggs to hunt collectibles and take out other enemies. However, the levels in Yoshi's Crafted World are longer than traditional Mario platformers and the game looks as if it were crafted out of paper and cardboard. 

 

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Narcos Rise of the Cartels
Narcos Rise of the Cartels Photo: Nintendo

There are not many real-time strategy games that deliver an exceptional experience as XCOM did. And, only a very few developers attempt to create an RTS game that can be largely accepted by an audience. However, Narcos: Rise of the Cartel has delivered an RTS game that is tied with the first season of the popular Netflix series. The game briefly switches between top view to third-person view during firefights and allows players to play both as the DEA and Cartels.

 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstien Youngblood
Wolfenstien Youngblood Photo: Amazon

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is not a direct sequel to The New Colossus, but it does offer a great Wolfenstein experience. The game sets a stage for future Wolfenstein co-op modes perfectly well. Youngblood can be played in solo, local co-op, or online. Regarding the gunplay, players will find it familiar to the previous Wolfenstein games and confront enemies that soak up bullets like it's nothing. If you own a Switch, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a must-play. 

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