40. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Digital Eclipse
Release Date: 29th May 2018 (USA) / 29th May 2018 (UK/EU)

While some of the games included in this compendium are rendered somewhat superfluous by the fact that far superior sequels and updates exist alongside them, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection remains an utterly essential purchase for any self-respecting fighting game fan. This is like a history lesson in how the one-on-one fighter has evolved over time. The experience really benefits from using the right controller; while the Joy-Con are perfectly acceptable when you're hosting impromptu local multiplayer challenges and the Pro Controller's D-Pad is passable, we found the 8bitdo SN30 and SN30 Pro pads to be much better options, and if you have an arcade stick that's compatible with Switch, now is the ideal time to dig it out – this is fighting game nirvana, pure and simple.

39. Night In The Woods (Switch eShop)

Night In The Woods (Switch eShop)Night In The Woods (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Finji / Developer: Infinite Fall
Release Date: 1st Feb 2018 (USA) / 1st Feb 2018 (UK/EU)

Less of a game, and more of an interactive story with some light platforming and exploring to tie it all together, Night In The Woods is one of the most rewarding experiences you can play on Nintendo Switch. A curio better played for yourself than described by us, it’s an indie title that will no doubt leave an impression with its enchanting soundtrack, disarming story and instantly identifiable character arcs. Strange and wonderful in equal measure.

38. The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Switch)

The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Switch)The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 12th Oct 2018 (USA) / 12th Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

Over ten years later, The World Ends With You has lost none of the fun or style that made the original such a cult classic. Although the controls leave something to be desired, the chaotic battle system, catchy soundtrack, and engaging storyline all combine to make this an unforgettable RPG that hits all the right points. We’d give this one a high recommendation to anyone that hasn’t yet experienced this gem in some form; there’s plenty here to make this a game that’s worth your time. If you’ve experienced the game before, however, we’d advise that you think hard about how badly you want it for your Switch. If this is the last we see of this property, then The World Ends With You: Final Remix feels like a fitting sendoff, even if it isn’t quite perfect.

37. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch)

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch)Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: MachineGames
Release Date: 29th Jun 2018 (USA) / 29th Jun 2018 (UK/EU)

While Wolfenstein II's graphical downgrade is hard to miss, that doesn’t detract from the fact that this is one of the best single-player FPS experience you can have on Switch right now. The lack of a multiplayer mode (the versions on other consoles didn’t have one either, so don’t worry about being short-changed) still grates, but with its brilliantly-written story and intense action, not even 2017’s excellent DOOM port can stand up to B.J.’s latest war on the Reich.

36. Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 9th Feb 2018 (USA) / 9th Feb 2018 (UK/EU)

Both classic Dragon Quest RPG and Minecraft-style building sim, Dragon Quest Builders takes just enough ingredients from each side of the developmental kitchen and gently stirs them into a dish that never manages to overpower either of its core mechanics. If you’ve ever wanted to try Mojang’s ubiquitous hit but found it a little too intimidating in its vagueness, then this is the alternative for you. Fun, empowering and Dragon Quest to a tee; its combat and camera can be a little erratic, but they never manage to derail your new building adventure.

35. 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)

If you think Civilization peaked at IV, the sixth entry won’t change your mind, but we envy anyone who’s never played the series – Civilization VI on Switch is a brilliant introduction. Watching - and influencing - how the world unfolds is as addictive as ever, and the boon of portability makes this a great way to play. Lack of online play is an obvious disappointment, but the core game works fantastically well on the handheld and we had an absolute blast; take our advice and get stuck in. Also, give Phillip II a wide berth – true to his word, he’ll get your wealth one way or another!

34. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Switch eShop)

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Switch eShop)Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Drinkbox Studios / Developer: Drinkbox Studios
Release Date: 8th Oct 2018 (USA) / 8th Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is still a ‘rasslin riot that’s well worth a play years after initial release. Despite the passage of time, this colourful indie effort doesn’t show its age and fits the portability of Switch down to the ground. If you’ve played it already on Wii U there’s very little here to convince you to double dip - bar the ability to play in handheld mode - but if you’ve somehow missed this lovely luchador adventure, you’ll struggle to find a better platform to play it on.

33. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch eShop)

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch eShop)Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 22nd May 2018 (USA) / 22nd May 2018 (UK/EU)

All told, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 feels like a letdown compared to the stellar presentation of its predecessor. Missing features and the lower quality of games easily make this the more skippable of the two, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that this is a bad collection. Entries 9 and 10 just about justify the collection on their own, but those who are looking to get their feet wet will want to pass on this and jump in with the first collection. Good, but not great.

32. 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)

We’re very careful when we use this word, but Gris is a masterpiece. Its jaw-dropping visual style and heart-wrenching score combine for one of the most emotional pieces of interactive art you’ll ever play. It may be too short for some, its puzzles may be on the simple side and the lack of any real challenge may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is a game focused more on fragility than ability and as long as you’re willing to go along for the ride, it’s one that will stick with you for a very long time indeed.

31. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 13th Jul 2018 (USA) / 13th Jul 2018 (UK/EU)

A beautiful little game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a winner whether you're after puzzling or jump button-less platforming. With beautiful visuals and an upbeat soundtrack, it's is a real gem; a wonderful and gorgeous 3D platform puzzler fit for all ages, and one which you should definitely experience if you're yet to. The two-player co-op Nintendo added makes this offering even tastier with Toadette joining the Captain, and there's even a nice little nugget of DLC for once you've polished off the main game.