The Best Nintendo Switch Games (2021)

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most beloved consoles of all time, and for good reason: It's home to a host of incredible games — all of which can be taken on the go or played at home on the big screen. 

In this list, we'll break down our top picks for the best Nintendo Switch games as of 2021.

As one of the system's standouts in 2020, Hades is a unique take on the roguelike genre. In it, you play as Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape from the underworld.


A title that brought Nintendo fans together during a dark time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's clear this one was popular, too, as indicated by its 26 million units sold in just under a year, making it one of the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon

Pokémon is one of the most adored franchises available on Nintendo platforms, so it's no surprise the latest entries, Sword and Shield, quickly became fan-favorites.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

If we had to pick one word to describe Super Mario Odyssey it would be “joy.” This game is happiness wrapped up in a hefty package with so much content, fan-service, and callbacks to the series' rich history.

Super Mario Odyssey