Topic: Your TOP 5 Switch Games

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toiletduck wrote:

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Steady on, would a smiley help

We can all have opinions on what we think, objectively, the best Switch games are, but when asked for our personal 'top' Such games, to me that's asking for my most played.

A casual/multiplayer game might not win any critic awards, but if you're putting 2, 3, 5 or 10 times the amount of time into that casual game, at some point you gotta acknowledge that that casual game is better suited to you.

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@Ralizah Beautifully put. As you say, everyone has the right to judge games according to their own standards, but I can't base my opinions purely on the number of hours played.

On that note, I played through both Hollow Knight and Octopath Traveler from start to finish last year, more or less 100% completing both. Octopath took me roughly twice as long, 100+ hours compared with about 50+ hours for Hollow Knight. By the gcunit criterion, I must have therefore enjoyed it twice as much.

I didn't.

(I liked it a lot. But nowhere near as much as Hollow Knight.)

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2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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@Ralizah @gcunit I can easily see value in both arguments there, but to me playtime is a factor but is not anywhere near the top criterion. There are many, many good games/films/books that you only need to play/watch/read once or twice before they make an impression stronger than a million sessions of Candy Crush, Spice World or the latest Tom Clancy knockoff. Candy Crush may be digital crack, but it's not exactly regarded as the greatest video game in history.

I definitely weight my lists towards games that have given me more hours of enjoyment, though.

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As I intended this kind of lists to be, it should be capturing the moment. I can have TOP5 games now, and they might be completely different games in 2 months from now. I don't rate my games on an "all time"-scale. I rate them in a very short timeframe. Like a week, or two.

That said, small games can be my favorite thing one week and another week it's an epic like Zelda. If I play Zelda for several weeks it will just pop up more often in my TOP5 of the moment list.


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@Ralizah @gcunit @toiletduck Hours played VS fun:

On PS4 my most played game was DESTINY. Followed by DIABLO III. Why? Because they are grindy. Designed to be spent lots of time in. Where those hundreds of hours as fun as let's say Bloodborne? Maybe, maybe not. Time spent in a game does not equal fun to me. It equals "money's worth" to me though. My golden ration (1 hour of quality gametime of varying degrees of fun for 1 buck spent)

And as I posted earlier, this list is intended to change over time as you devote your attention to other games.

I played the original Battlefield 1942 for 1.000 hours +, same with Mortal Kombat I and Mortal Kombat II across arcades and different home consoles. But I haven't played those games in YEARS. Do they still earn a right. I had great fun with them but they won't occupy my list here, except I'll do a "best games of all time" list.

Edited on by Scollurio

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This is my top 10. In order.

1. Blaster Master Zero
2. Zelda - Breath of the Wild
3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
4. Dynasty Warriors 8 - Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition
5. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
6. Yooka-Laylee
7. Super Mario Odyssey
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
9. Octopath Traveler
10. Thimbleweed Park



My top 5 favourite Switch games, not in order.

Rocket League
Splatoon 2
Layers of Fear
Tetris 99

Breath of the Wild would be on there but I first played it on Wii U.

Top 5 indie games, not including Inside and LoF.

Dead Cells
The Messenger
Golf Story
Stardew Valley

Honourable mentions to Enter the Gungeon, Steamworld Dig 2,Hollow Knight, Cursed Castilla.

Top 5 most regrettable purchases, in order

Gone Home
Legendary Eleven
Neo Wall
Slime San

Dishonourable mentions to Opus :The Day we Found the Earth, Floor Kids, The Flame and the Flood,Void Space Racing.

Edited on by OorWullie

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1. Super Mario Odyssey
3. Smash
4. Hollow Knight
5. Octopath Traveler

The fifth choice was tricky! Honorable mentions for Wulverblade, Steamworld Dig 2, Civ 6 and Golf Story



Just 5!?

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Splatoon 2
5. Disgaea 5

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1. Super Mario Odyssey: Pure Joy, have a few moons left so i have to go back.

2. Smash Ultimate: The gift that keeps on giving.

3. Zelda Breath of the Wild: Simply stunning I havent finished the story yet, I just get lost exploring. Its relaxing.

4.Celeste: it helped me out through some stuff.

5. Overcooked 2: Pure joyful mayhem.

Honourable Mentions: Mario Kart 8 DX, Hollow Knight, Golf Story, Mario vs Rabbids and Into the Breach.




1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Super Mario Odyssey
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Wii U:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles X
2. Super Mario Maker
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
5. Splatoon

Edited on by SKTTR


1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Edition - I know it's a Wii U port, but it is just really fun! It also happened to be released on the Switch the day I had surgery on my spine, so I had some fun playing it while I was recovering!
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - If you have ever played Smash Ultimate, you'll see why it's on here.
3. Mega Man 11 - I just really like Mega Man games. The gameplay is like an easier version of Mega Man 9. (unless you're on Superhero mode!)
4. Super Mario Odyssey - This is pretty much Super Mario Galaxy, but without the planets and your hat has special powers! A really fun game!
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Another Wii U port, but still just as good! A must-have for fans of the Mario Kart series!

Honorable mention: Breath of the Wild. I just don't like puzzle games as much as skill-oriented games. It is still an amazing game, however!

Edited on by TheSkillMythos

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (DLC inculded)

Aside from Xenoblade being my number 1 on the system there are too many other games on the Switch that I really, really like and any ranking I give them would be in flux. Civ 6, Splatoon 2, MK8DX, Wargroove, Stardew Valley, Disgaea 5, BOTW, just to name a few.

But Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is still definitely my number 1.

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1. BOTW (played on wii u and switch)
2. smash ultimate ( Well what do you expect)
3. mario + rabbids kingdom battle ( My favorite game with a mario theme on the system. So much fun)
4. mario kart 8 deluxe ( Got on wii u then got on switch it is even better. They should really put there phone game on switch. Also needs even more tracks if there really is no mario kart 9.)
5. tetris 99 (This should be listed as a addiction)

super Mario Galaxy on the switch make it happen!


In no order:
Portal Knights
Dragon Quest Builders

No pasaran.
PS4: Boundless, No Man’s Sky, Hitman 2
Switch: Dragon Quest Builders, Portal Knights, Wargroove
PC: Banished


1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Celeste
3. Y's VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (so underrated!)
4. Dead Cells
5. Skyrim...err...Octopath Traveler...I mean, Doom! So hard to choose!!!


1. Thumper - The tone of the game is amazing, the gameplay is intense and immersive. The fact that I can take this on the go is wonderful and it has a fantastic use for HD Rumble. I was happy as to so much as to double dip on this game when it got a physical release on PS4. So now, I have a great version to play at home with Thumper VR and the supreme handheld way to play with Thumper Switch.

2. The Jackbox Party Pack 3 - Each of the 5 games in this pack are a must-have, all for various reasons. I've once done 21 straight games of Trivia Murder Party with a buddy of mine. I've purchased one of the hilarious custom shirts that won a match of Tee KO. I now know too much about my friends from Fakin' It. I've gotten my gaming inept mother to play and enjoy Quiplash. I learned that over 90% of people have used their phone on the toilet, because of Guesspionage. Dare I say, this is THE party game to get on Switch.

3. SteamWorld Dig 2 - I was a mild fan of the original. It was the first 2D Metroid-ish title I've beaten. I was a bit skeptical on if Image & Form can get better results from ditching the procedural level design, but I'll be damned! SteamWorld Dig 2 is a hit. The combat feels good, the feeling of exploration has been improved, the story and characters are even more eclectic than before. The visuals are vibrant. There are some really fun ideas for the "shrines" that they implemented. They added a few more bosses this time around. The game has tripled in length compared to the first game. The music is jazzy and it works oddly enough. The progression element is I think the only stumble in the game, as it's really a constant drag going back and forth with all the loot you collect. Nonetheless, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a spectacular evolution to the great blueprints it's predecessor put on the table. Eventually, I'm going to have to double dip on this game, just to play it in 3D on the 3DS.

4. Just Dance 2019 - At this point, you should know whether you are or aren't a Just Dance fan, since this game has never skipped a possible instalment on Wii, Wii U or Switch. What sets 2019 on top is that it's been a bit more streamlined for the better. The UI, while still has some kinks to work out, has improved for the better. The soundtrack is great this year, despite the lack of songs from anything before 2010. I've grown to like the online features and you can get a real bang for your buck with the yearly Just Dance Unlimited subscription. The game works oddly well on the go (depending on your location, of course). The Joy Con works much better as a controller than the Wii Remote has and the HD Rumble included for the new songs is a great inclusion.

5. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - Not all of the level design is perfect, but when it gets it right, it's plenty of fun. The story was bonkers and oddly emotional, needless to say, I loved it. The game plays well on the go, with or without motion controls. The weapons and perks are fun to play with and the collectables are neat too. I still get some fun out of the Ubercommander Post-Game Missions and it also has a Nazi-Propaganda modded port of Wolfenstein 3D there for you to play at any time. Mein Leiben!

Honorable mentions: Wulverblade, The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Super Bomberman R.

Edited on by Kyloctopus


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Revised list

1. Tetris 99
2. Tetris 99
3. Tetris 99
4. Tetris 99
5. Tetris 99

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