No one can argue that the latest console from Nintendo has taken fans by storm, and with that, the Mario company has delivered a wealth of fantastic games.
Some of the games will look better in docked mode rather than using your Switch in portable mode, but we've stated below if we feel you'll get the benefits of hooking your Switch to the TV. That's not to say for the Nintendo Switch Lite users out there that the games will look bad.
Most games for the Switch have been fully optimized to suit both docked and undocked resolutions, respectively.
We've put together a list of ten games that every Switch owner needs to have in their library. Read on to see which games we have selected, but keep in mind this is only our opinion, and you might have a better list of titles in mind too.
#1 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
One of the first titles to come to Switch remains one of the best. It could be argued that Zelda: Breath of the Wild took off more than the explosive reaction we got from Ocarina of time back in 1998. The entire Zelda universe has been rebuilt, banishing the dungeons we are used to as well as the franchise-defining progression mechanics.
One hundred shrines replace the dungeons, each requiring Link to solve a series of puzzles before moving onto the next.
Not only is the story and gameplay amazing, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has also looked fantastic in both docked mode and undocked since it launched with the Nintendo Switch.
#2 Super Mario Maker 2
After the original Super Mario Maker was such a hit on the Wii U, Nintendo felt there was space for a sequel. Releasing in 2019, Super Mario Maker adds a wealth of new features to build on the original such as Switch Blocks and Vehicles. Online and local multiplayer come as standard, and fans adore the Super Mario 3D World elements introduced to the game. Mario rebuilds the castle for Princess Peach across a fully-fledged story mode with a series of fun levels.
#3 Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Stealing our number three spot is the latest installment to the Smash universe. It brings together ever character, music track, and stage from the entire franchise and expands on it massively. The game adds more Pokemon to use in battle, a revamped story mode, and combat moves to admire. Team-based Squad Strike, World of Light, among other modes, ensure the game lives up to its title.
#4 Super Mario Odyssey
A completely redefined adventure for the red-capped plumber is what makes Odyssey special. Cappy joins Mario as his trusty sidekick in his quest to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser. A mix of epic moves, challenging boss fights, and powering up Mario's Airship with sprites is what makes this game so unique.
#5 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Another Zelda entry makes its way to our list in the form of a redesigned version of the 1993 classic. Putting us in mind of the cuteness of Kirby, Link's awakening boasts a fantastic soundtrack as we follow Link through the dungeons to track down a series of instruments.
#6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
This one is essentially a port of the Wii U version, but Nintendo thought it was good enough to bring to the Switch - we cannot disagree! New DLC, including new racers, tracks, and modes, was available from launch. The game has never looked better, especially with docked mode supporting 1090 resolution with 60FPS.
#7 Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will provide a modern approach to RPGs, following salvage diver Rex who is attached to the ancient blade Pyra. The blade takes the form of a beautiful girl, and before long, players find themselves immersed in the story. Crafting and enhancing blades in addition to Pyra is possible, making the open-world combat and exploration deliver endless possibilities.
#8 Astral Chain
Platinum Games brings a new entry to their expansive library of exciting titles in the form of Astral Chain. Players take on the role of a unique police officer in the realm of the Neuro Division, delving into the specialties of various beasts in an attempt to control them using a psychic chain. 2078 is the year setting of the game, where humanity takes refuge in The Ark, the final remaining bastion which is under attack from Chimeras summoned from the Astral Plane
#9 Splatoon 2
The sequel to the first game, which appeared on the Wii U, builds substantially on the original squad-based shooter. Unique Inklings are playable, additional weapons and new maps are added to improve on what was already an addictive title. The training mode, followed by an intriguing campaign, is more in-depth than its predecessor. The online elements are insanely fun, and as it stands, there's nothing else available in the gaming realm that comes close to its success.
#10 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
In our last, but by no means least entry is a game with strategy players in mind that is combined with a heartfelt storyline at its core. In comparison to the previous Fire Emblem entries, you might argue that the story doesn't unfold as well as the rest of them. But there's also a lot of positives that help it outshine the rest. Selecting between three houses with varying storylines and students with unique traits, players take the role of a teacher. The control system is perfection and the combat provides variation as well as being challenging. The game looks fantastic, graphically, and the designs of the characters are hugely memorable. You'll also get to join your student for a tea party! Need we say more?
That about rounds up our favorite Nintendo Switch entries that every library needs to have, but that's just our opinion. Are there any games you think we've missed out on? Let us know your games of choice in the comments.