What are the best Switch RPGs? That's the age-old question – and one that we aim to answer in this guide. We've scoured the eShop, our own reviews, and user reviews to come up with this definitive list of what we consider to be the very best Nintendo Switch RPGs.
Before we let you get on with reading though, let's address an elephant in the room: no, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't on this list. We know, that's an incredibly contentious decision, which is why we asked you guys for your opinion. A whopping 53% of you decided that it isn't an RPG, so we're going with your opinion and leaving it off this list.
It's fine to be wrong. It's not like voting the wrong way has ever had terrible repercussions before, right?
Shining Resonance Refrain was previously available only in Japan, but has seen a western release for the first time on Nintendo Switch. You play as Yuma Ilvern who's on a mission to save the dragons from the Empire that strives to exploit them for its personal gain.
With gorgeous 3D visuals, Tales of-style real-time hack and slash gameplay, a massive world to explore, and the ability to turn into a freakin' dragon, this is well worth checking out for JRPG diehards.
JRPG experts may have heard of Romancing SaGa 2 before, which originally launched on the SNES way back in 1993. If you're worried that it won't be able to hold its own against the current crop of JRPGs on the Switch, cast your doubts aside as this already excellent game has been remade with fancy new HD visuals that remain faithful to the original. Not only that but there's entirely new content, including dungeons, classes, and systems.
This unique JRPG not only has you managing a party of heroes, but the very kingdom itself. There's a lot of game here.
In lieu of a 3D remake of the excellent Chrono Trigger, we have the also awesome I Am Setsuna, a Square Enix JRPG that strives to imagine what a SNES-era JRPG would like and play like if it was made today. You've got that Chrono Trigger combat system, an awesome cast of characters, and a gorgeous, snowy world to explore.
Imagine a JRPG set inside a cartoon chock full of '80s references. Actually, you don't have to, because it exists. That's exactly what Saturday Morning RPG offers. You play as Martin 'Marty' Michael Hall, a high school student who has some kind of super power and has to defeat the villain Commander Hood.
With an active turn-based battle system, five replayable episodes, and a variety of environments to explore, there's plenty of game here for those with niche tastes.
Cat Quest takes the classic Final Fantasy overworld map, sprinkles in old-school Zelda gameplay, and adds a generous dollop of cats to create a unique and cutesy RPG epic. You'll explore a massive map, raid dungeons for loot, and say hello to a bunch of different cats in this epic adventure.