9 must-have games exclusive to the Nintendo Switch

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The success of the Nintendo Switch is well established. The console, released in 2017, offers a wide range of titles. Today, the editorial staff at JV is interested in Switch exclusive and offers you a small selection of the best rated games.


  • super mario odyssey
  • Metroid Dread
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Fire emblem: Three houses
  • Triangular strategy
  • Kirby and the forgotten world
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

super mario odyssey

Mario is one of the best known characters from Nintendo and more widely from the video game world. Super Mario Odyssey is a platform game, released the same year as Switch and has proven to be a pleasant revival for the adventures of the most famous plumber. As usual, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by the infamous Bowser … And Mario has to go on a long journey to save his beauty. But it’s Mario’s companion, a living cap named Cappy, who brings originality to the game. Our hero can throw it at his enemies to control or attack them and also serve as a temporary platform. Super Mario Odyssey is an exploratory adventure that offers a wide range of gameplay.

Metroid Dread

Released in 2021, Metroid Dread is the license’s latest opus and probably one of the best. We find the heroine in armor Samus Aran, facing a new threat, for a game that seems to return to the origins of the saga. Samus travels to the planet ZDR to unravel strange transmissions there, suggesting the X-parasites believed to be long extinct, and to find out what’s going on in this hostile world. Between action, exploration and infiltration, the plot is captivating and will make any fan of the license nostalgic. Fluent gameplay, well-balanced difficulty and a wide range of abilities ensure the success of Metroid Dreads.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The famous arena fighting game, released in 2018. From Mario to Bayonetta, via Pikachu or Link, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings together a total of 75 characters. If most of them had already appeared in previous games, there are a dozen new ones like Marie (Animal Crossing) or Daisy (Super Mario). The rules couldn’t be simpler: Attack your opponents until you knock them out of the box to be the last to stay there. Controlled gameplay, wide range of tracks and objects, excellent soundtrack. A good game to have fun, alone or with others, even if we quickly find ourselves fully in these fiery battles. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a real Switch bar.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The ultimate racing game and a simple cult game! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has topped Nintendo’s charts since its release in 2017, with a total of 43.35 million copies sold. Super Mario characters, accompanied by leading representatives of other Nintendo licenses like Splatoon or Zelda, meet for epic and colorful races. Players can compete in several types of races, mini-games and 32 courses in the basic game alone. Added to this number are the 48 new DLC races that are gradually arriving. With family, friends or even alone, the Mario Kart formula has always convinced its wide audience, and this latest opus only confirms this rule once again.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

If Mario is Nintendo’s most famous character, his brother Luigi is also entitled to his own adventures. In Luigi’s Mansion 3, released in 2018, our hero must once again face his fears and go on a ghost hunt in a haunted mansion. Armed with his ghost vacuum cleaner, Luigi will have to explore the fearsome house and rescue his friends, who have fallen into an ambush set by Amber Brusquade and King Boo. This third opus of Luigi’s Mansion marks the return of Gooigi, a slimy green version of our plumber, with special and very useful abilities for this adventure among ghosts. The game remains a great Nintendo classic with rich gameplay and a memorable atmosphere.

Fire emblem: Three houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, released in 2019, is the thirteenth game in the tactical RPG saga and the first to be released on the Nintendo Switch. The players take on the role of Byleth, a mercenary who does not remember his past and who is in the middle of a political conflict. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a success. The organization of the matches in squads is a nice revival for the saga, we also appreciate the great opportunities for specialization of the units and the scenario with choices that count. Despite a somewhat static staging, the game is still an excellent opus!

Triangular strategy

Triangle Strategy is a tactical RPG similar to Fire Emblem, released on March 4, 2022. Three nations compete for control of salt and iron ore mines. In addition to matches where strategy will be required, players must make choices that directly affect the story, especially during political polls where other characters must be convinced. This is a particularly original point for this game whose ending changes according to these different choices. A beautiful visual and a quality soundtrack complete this very engaging scenario. Triangle Strategy is a nice surprise.

Kirby and the forgotten world

Kirby and the Forgotten World was recently released (March 25, 2022) and is Nintendo’s new hit. The game is the youngest of the little pink ball license, born in 1992. After being sucked into a black hole, Kirby finds himself in the forgotten world and will have to save him from an evil entity. This time we change the formula: it’s still a platform game, but in 3D and in an open world. And it’s successful for our sweet buddy! Although the game is simple as a whole, it is very pleasing visually as well as in its gameplay and provides a good revival for the license.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It is time to end this election with caution. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a historical game, as it was THE containment game that arrived just in time, allowing players to escape while staying at home. The new opus once again transports players to this sweet world populated by animals and good mood. Grow your kitchen garden, fish, make objects, cook, decorate your island and your house … No pressure on Animal Crossing, just relaxation and escape. On the other hand, the game is less rich than its predecessors, even after two years of release and with its Happy Homes Paradise DLC. But we forgive him and Animal Crossing: New Horizons is nonetheless entertaining to play and an important title for the Nintendo Switch.

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