What Are the Best Nintendo Switch Games in 2022? – How-To Geek
The Nintendo Switch is quickly on the way to being the most successful console of all time. This is thanks in large part to an excellent catalog of games, both exclusive and third-party. Here are some of our favorites as of 2022.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild rewrote much of the formula for open-world adventures, and its legacy can be seen across the gaming landscape. Originally destined for the Wii U, Nintendo decided to delay this Zelda entry to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch, and the game remains just as playable now as it did in 2017.
This is the first truly open-world game in the Legend of Zelda franchise, but there’s no prior knowledge required to enjoy it if it’s your first outing. You’ll spend your time solving environmental puzzles, growing your stamina and health bars, and completing shrines and larger dungeons before you deem yourself strong enough to take on the final boss.
Breath of the Wild doesn’t hold your hand with fetch quests that show you exactly where to go, and some aspects aren’t to everyone’s tastes (like the weapon degradation system). But that doesn’t mean you should skip out on what many consider to be the best Zelda title to date (and in some cases, the best game ever made).
Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo’s (thus far) only Switch-exclusive mainline Mario title, Super Mario Odyssey has the titular plumber trading his usual hat for Cappy, a new character that allows the player to take control of other characters and objects in the Mario universe. This unlocks a large number of unique gameplay moments that you won’t have seen before in previous titles.
While the game isn’t fully open-world in the sense that there’s no single continuous area to explore, Odyssey has you exploring various interlinked zones at your own pace in the same vein as Super Mario 64. The aim of the game is to collect Power Moons scattered throughout the various kingdoms which you can then use to power up your airship and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser (once again).
The game has all the polish you’d expect from a Mario title including gorgeous art direction, sections that pay homage to the franchise’s 2D platforming past, and one of the best soundtracks that Nintendo has ever recorded. There’s even some extra-tough endgame content to attempt once you’ve completed the main story.
Wii Sports helped catapult the Nintendo Wii to success way back in 2006, with the follow-up Wii Sports Resort arriving in 2009. Despite a brief HD remaster for the Wii U in 2013, Nintendo’s motion-controlled sporting franchise seemed to be dead. That is, until 2022 when Switch Sports was unleashed upon the world.
The game is effectively a modern remake of Wii Sports for the Switch, with a few differences. Bowling and tennis …….