Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)

Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)
Publisher: 2K Games / Developer: Firaxis Games
Release Date: 16th Nov 2018 (USA) / 16th Nov 2018 (UK/EU)

Another entry in the 'more screen real estate is never a bad thing' category, being able to play full-fat, proper Civ while you're out and about is brilliant on any Switch you happen to have to hand, but the OLED screen lets you survey your territory and spy every last detail just that bit more easily. Mr Meier's series has never looked better on a Nintendo console.

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GRIS (Switch eShop)

GRIS (Switch eShop)
GRIS (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Nomada Studio
Release Date: 13th Dec 2018 (USA) / 13th Dec 2018 (UK/EU)

The delicate watercolour art style of GRIS looks especially beautiful on an OLED screen, and is just the ticket if you're stressed and in need of a restorative, relaxing game. Coming from indie studio Nomada, it's a magical little adventure where you bring pigmentation back to a colourless world. If you're after something that will attract the attention of others as you play, GRIS is a captivating experience with just that bit more colour on Switch OLED.

Into The Breach (Switch eShop)

Into The Breach (Switch eShop)
Into The Breach (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Subset Games / Developer: Subset Games
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

If you're going to play one of the toughest games on Switch, you might as well settle down and play it on the best screen available. And boy, do those gorgeous, apocalyptic purple pixels pop on the OLED. It won't make you any better at the game, unfortunately, but it'll at least look pretty while you lose.

A Short Hike (Switch eShop)

A Short Hike (Switch eShop)
A Short Hike (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Whippoorwill / Developer: Adam Robinson-Yu
Release Date: 18th Aug 2020 (USA) / 18th Aug 2020 (UK/EU)

Conversely, if you're after a breezy experience, A Short Hike is one of the very best palate-cleansers in all of gamerdom. Autumnal oranges and chilly snowy landscapes nestle alongside the teal blue of the ocean as you explore this forested wonderland in search of the tippy-top of Hawk Peak. Developer Adam Robinson-Yu's cozy, vibrant landscapes deserve the best, and so do you!

Live A Live (Switch)

Live A Live (Switch)
Live A Live (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 22nd Jul 2022 (USA) / 22nd Jul 2022 (UK/EU)

Honestly, we'd put every single one of Square Enix's HD-2D games on this list, if that weren't a little bit boring. But the glossy remake of underrated 1994 SNES RPG Live A Live has only been released on Nintendo Switch so far, unlike Triangle Strategy and Octopath Traveler, making it that much more special. Of course, it looks stunning already, but the OLED just makes it stunning-er.

Stardew Valley (Switch eShop)

Stardew Valley (Switch eShop)
Stardew Valley (Switch eShop)
Publisher: ConcernedApe / Developer: ConcernedApe
Release Date: 5th Oct 2017 (USA) / 5th Oct 2017 (UK/EU)

Stardew Valley's pixel art is as bright and colourful as its cast of characters, and you can really make those hills sing with the added saturation of an OLED screen. With Stardew's ability to zoom out, and the OLED's ability to, erm, be bigger than the standard Switch, you can see so much more of your farm at once, just to make sure your pigs aren't getting up to mischief.

Dead Cells (Switch)

Dead Cells (Switch)
Dead Cells (Switch)
Publisher: Motion Twin / Developer: Motion Twin
Release Date: 7th Aug 2018 (USA) / 7th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

Despite being a game about the undead being endlessly resurrected to fight a losing battle, Dead Cells is not the sludgey-brown-and-black game you might expect from that description. Its enemies litter the screen in vibrant greens and pinks, glowing like radioactive material; and you — the aforementioned dead guy — are furnished with weapons that leave trails of blood, poison, and explosions in their wake. It's a colourful game with high contrast, which, hey, that's what the OLED is good at!

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: 12th Sep 2017 (USA) / 12th Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is the definitive version of the definitive version of the Rayman series. So why not tack on another "definitive" by using the definitive version of the Switch? It's... wait for it... definitive.

Splatoon 3 (Switch)

Splatoon 3 (Switch)
Splatoon 3 (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 9th Sep 2022 (USA) / 9th Sep 2022 (UK/EU)

We can't think of a better argument for upgrading to the OLED for people who enjoy shooters, Splatoon, and seeing things in a better light. Splatoon 3's new three-team Turf Wars are really messy with colour, and don't you deserve a way to see those colours even better than before, as you shoot someone with a face-full of paint? No, we're not working on commission. We just really enjoy true-to-colour paint.

Card Shark (Switch eShop)

Card Shark (Switch eShop)
Card Shark (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Nerial
Release Date: 2nd Jun 2022 (USA) / 2nd Jun 2022 (UK/EU)

Card Shark is hard (shark). It's a game that's all about learning how to cheat at cards in 18th-century France (an important skill to learn), and it requires eagle-eyed attention to secret signals and suits to get it right. You might think the OLED is best for vibrancy and contrast, but honestly, it's also better for helping you see the nuances that might be lost on the base model... like the fact that it was hearts, not diamonds, you idiot.