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Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Check out 25 essential games for the console

If you have a Nintendo Switch at home and don't know which game to buy, check out our list with the main titles for the console

The year 2020 has arrived, and with it the expectation for a new generation of video games. While the Playstation 4 it's the Xbox one are heading towards the end of their life cycles, the Nintendo Switch, which in March completes three years of launch, reaches what may be its peak of popularity.

With the certainty that I still become excellent works for the hybrid console, we list the games that have already marked the life of the current Nintendo video game and that every owner of Switch should give it a try!

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There is no doubt that on all platforms in the Nintendo the biggest expectations are for the games that the company itself produces. Historically, its main franchises, which win new games on almost every console of the company, are critically acclaimed, taken as examples of technical care and fruits of great creativity.

How Nintendo Switch different, which is why we decided to start our list of essential games with the works that were created for the device.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda, a vast and beautiful world to exploreThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a vast and beautiful world to explore

This game in the exclusive Nintendo Switch. However, its relevance to the electronic games industry is so great that, added to the fact that it was simultaneously Wii U, we chose to indicate it as a game of its own Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild one of those games that deserve to be enjoyed on as many platforms as possible. The game presented a huge open world and masterfully encouraged the player to explore every corner of the map. Without a doubt, an essential title that will be remembered for a long time.

Splatoon 2

The idea of ??disputing the color of the genius scene area.The idea of ??disputing the color of the genius scene area

Splatoon 2 essential for bringing back the peculiar gameplay of the first game. The fighting is mind-boggling, and the idea of ??a shooting game in which the objective of painting the largest area of ??the scene, not simply killing opponents, makes many consider Splatoon one of the best games of its kind ever created.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey brings a huge universe of plumber and his gangSuper Mario Odyssey brings a huge universe of plumber and his gang

The recent adventure of the most famous plumber of sensational games! In Super Mario Odyssey, the fat man in red travels through several kingdoms in search of items called Moons of Power to, in the end, defeat Bowser once again. The new ability to capture characters, along with music and creative worlds make this adventure nothing less than essential for every owner of a Nintendo Switch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Iconic video game characters get beat up in multiplayer for up to eight players.Iconic video game characters get beat up in multiplayer for up to eight players.

Super Smash Bros. puts several characters from the gaming world in fighting arenas. In its fifth edition, the franchise brings all the characters that have appeared in previous games, as well as some new ones, including some that are not part of the universe of Nintendo. The result is a true ode to video game history, which translated into the best-selling fighting game of all time, even though it was released in 2018.

Luigi?s Mansion 3

A haunted hotel and a fearful protagonist result in a lot of diversity.A haunted hotel and a fearful protagonist result in a lot of diversity.

Launched in October 2019, the latest adventure from Luigi extremely fun. The game features beautiful visuals, varied gameplay, good humor and a charming soundtrack. Luigis Mansion 3 makes it worth every minute spent with the game, whether in single player or multiplayer.

For many tastes

Games are not lacking for Nintendo Switch. Quickly citing some titles, so that this text is not boring, we also indicate other games that, if not unanimous, are essential to depend on each style.

The eighth generation of pocket monsters arrives on the Nintendo Switch.The eighth generation of pocket monsters arrives on the Nintendo Switch.

Fire Emblem: Tree Houses, a strategy game with an engaging story; Xenoblade Chronicles 2, for Japanese RPG fans; Yoshi?s Crafted World, a great platform game for a younger audience; Astral Chain, the visually surprising PlatinumGames; the remake of the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening; and the eighth generation of pocket monsters, Pokmon Sword / Shield.

It's worth playing again

In addition to the excellent original games that fill the Nintendo Switch, some previous platform titles have appeared since the launch of the device. As the Wii Uvideo game Nintendo that precedes the Switch, did not achieve the expected success, but still has high quality games, the company has gradually re-released them, in improved versions. Let's check out the best:

Bayonetta (franchise)

Shot, hit, bomb and many combos with Bayonetta.Shot, hit, bomb and many combos with Bayonetta.

Bayonetta was born in the seventh generation to Xbox 360 (with back side for the Playstation 3). In view of the refusal of several companies to bear the costs of a second title, the PlatinumGames, developer of the game, was sought by Nintendo to take the franchise to Wii U.

No doubt Bayonetta 2 one of the essential games for any steel and steel game fan hack n slash (style in which the character advances in the game by killing several enemies in a row). With the third title already announced for the Nintendo Switch, it is worth familiarizing yourself with the franchise.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the best of the franchise, present on Nintendo Switch.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the best of the franchise, present on Nintendo Switch.

Games of Mario Kart they are always essential, no matter the platform. After an excellent Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, the Nintendo tweaked small details, revamped the battle mode and launched what today is the best game in the franchise so far, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Even for those who have already played the original version of 2014, this new edition will certainly mean fun guaranteed for the entire useful life of the Switch.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has incredible levels.Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has incredible levels.

Wii U output practically unmodified, were it not for the higher resolution and the addition of a character, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze challenging, but excellent platform game with side view. The design of its phases is highly praised and serves as an inspiration for developers since its original version. Undoubtedly a game more than essential.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Games in the Super Mario franchise will always be essential in Nintendo video games.Games in the Super Mario franchise will always be essential in Nintendo video games.

While it doesn't bring much difference compared to its Wii U version, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe a great side view game of Mario and his gang. Get on the list of essentials for those people who want more from the plumber and don't mind repeating ideas in relation to the other games that bear the name New Super Mario Bros.

better with portability

So far we have highlighted games just for what they are and mean for the library Nintendo Switch. As works are only available on this console, or improved for it, we are not talking about the portability that the device allows. Until now.

As the Nintendo Switch a device with considerably less processing power compared to Playstation 4 and Xbox one, its appeal is not just resolution or frame rate per second, but the possibility of taking your favorite game anywhere makes all the difference. So we also separated some games third parties essentials on the small hybrid platform.

Just Dance (franchise)

Anyone who enjoys dana games has plenty of reasons to catch any Just Dance at the Nintendo Switch. As it is a simple game (from a technical point of view), Just Dance leaves nothing to be desired on the Nintendo. On the contrary, the perfect platform to play with a friend, each player with a Joy-Con, and the portability means that all the material needed to play is already within the player's reach, nothing to take Kinect back and forth.

Resident Evil (franchise)

Unfortunately the Capcom hasn't said anything about the games of resident Evil launched exclusively for the new generation Resident Evil 7, the remake of Resident Evil 2 and the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 3 leave for the Switch.

In addition to these Resident Evil titles, the Nintendo Switch also features two games from the Revelations subset.In addition to these Resident Evil titles, the Nintendo Switch also features two games from the Revelations subset.

However, the other games in the franchise (the remakes of original It's from Resident Evil 0, in addition to the titles 4, 5 and 6 and the sub-franchise Revelations 1 and 2) are present on the console. In some cases, the games are practically the same as their PS4 and XBO versions, while in others they are good enough to be played both in portable mode and on TV.

Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

These two excellent games are the impossible ports of Nintendo Switch. They are essential because, in addition to raising the graphic standard of what is available for the console, titles that have been adapted so that they are still beautiful to see and work very well on the device, especially in the portable mode.

In Doom, all gameplay features work so that the player is always on the move to destroy demons in an unbridled and brutal hunt. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus continues the story of B.J. Blazkowicz and his resistance against a Nazi regime that, according to the story of the game, won World War II.

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight it is one of those games that are essential on any platform where it is available. a game indie (done by an independent stadium, without large financial resources), but with quality often not reached by large stadiums.

Hollow Knight, one of the best games of the generation.Hollow Knight, one of the best games of the generation.

The game is inspired by classic electronic games, such as Metroid, Castlevania and Dark Souls. Your adaptation to the Nintendo Switch is perfect, and the player will certainly want to take advantage of the portability of the video game to make the most of what Hollow Knight has to offer.

Lots to offer

The library Nintendo Switch vast, in addition to the original works of Big N, quality adaptations are being added all the time. In order not to end this text without citing the latest games that may or may not be essential depending on the player's taste, we recommend that the reader seek information about the incredible Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice and Ori and the Blind Forest (both published by Microsoft in the video game Nintendo).

We also recommend Mortal Kombat 11 and The Witcher 3, these more for the portability issue, if that is something important for you, reader. Dandara done by a Brazilian studio and Heavenly with Brazilians on the team and was nominated for the game of the year The Game Awards 2018, in addition to being awarded as the best independent game in the same event close our list.

Whatever your style of play, know that several games are worth giving a try. Nintendo Switch. When you least realize it, you will be holding the console in hand so that you can enjoy any brief heat.