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Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

10 years ago, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony were all still pushing previous generations of game consoles. And when the Nintendo switch finally came out, it brought along subtle realism to our fingertips.

The 2010s were a wild one for games. It was a decade that saw the fall of popular party rhythm games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero and the rise of VR, battle royale, and the boom and bust of Kickstarter-funded video games.

Today we’re gonna be listing out the Top 10 Nintendo Switch games in the past decade.

1- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

“The next chapter in the ‘Elder Scrolls’ saga arrives from the Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of ‘The Elder Scrolls’ is realized like never before.

Skyrim’s new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons. Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

2- Super Mario: Odyssey (2017)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

Arguable one of the most addictive to ever arrive on any platform, Mario is back is on switch! This time he embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since ‘Super Mario 64’ and ‘Super Mario Sunshine.

Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario’s cap.

3- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (2017)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

You might as well forget everything you know about every other Legend of Zelda games. As you step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

A boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like.

Legend of Zelda sequels have always been known to deliver captivating story and fascinating adventures for it’s players. Well, wait no more you can enjoy that in the Breath of the wild.

4- Astral Chain (2019)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.

PlatinumGames has established itself as one of the best action game studios in the world, with critical darlings like Bayonetta 2 and the existential Nier: Automata.

Utomata’s lead designer Takahisa Taura was given his first chance to direct with the Switch-exclusive Astral Chain, which doubles down on the insane action that PlatinumGames has prided itself on for the last decade.

Rather than the post-apocalypse, you’re in a bustling city that is under attack by mysterious interdimensional forces, and it’s up to you to stop it. You won’t work alone, however, as Astral Chain pairs the protagonist with several “Legion” characters who can attack in unison.

This mix of direct and indirect combat is at the heart of the game, but you will also investigate mysteries and solve puzzles along the way. And you can pet the game’s dog-like Legion, so you know it’s good.

5- Dark Souls REMASTERED (2018)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Delve into an epic dark fantasy universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design – full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets – and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

Each playthrough surprises you with new challenges and unexpected facets of the game. Don’t bet on completing the game only once, as it each end offers a new beginning.

Hundreds of unique combinations of weaponry, armor, magic and crafting options at your disposal to create your own playstyle and gaming experience.

Also known for its unforgiving difficulty, meticulous design, and a gameplay loop that rewards only those who take the time to learn its intricate combat system. Yes, Dark Souls isn’t for everyone, but if you’re up for the challenge, it can provide a level of satisfaction rarely found in the genre.

6- Mortal Kombat 11 (2019)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed franchise, providing a deeper and more personalized experience than ever before. The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control of your fighters to make them your own.

Featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best-in-class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making. Players take on the role of a variety of past and present characters in a time-bending new narrative that pits Raiden against Kronika, the Keeper of Time.

While Nintendo is quickly shedding its image as the video game company for children and families alone, and bringing Mortal Kombat 11 to the console only reinforces that. NetherRealm’s latest ultra-violent fighting game is both deep and accessible, with easy-to-learn but hard-to-master combo attacks and special abilities that can dazzle bystanders.

What’s most impressive is that the game can run on the Switch at all. Despite a lowered resolution to fit the less powerful system, the framerate is still high and the action looks almost identical to what you’d get on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

7- Doom 3 (2019)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

In this critically acclaimed action-horror re-telling of the original DOOM, players must battle their way through a demon-infested facility before entering the abyss to battle Hell’s mightiest warrior – and put an end to the invasion.

The Doom franchise is the greatest portable first-person shooter of all time. No, the bar for that title isn’t too high, but the 2019 Doom wowed us for its fast-paced action, precise shooting mechanics, and engaging level design. Surprisingly, it didn’t miss a step when ported to the less powerful Nintendo Switch. Doom runs like a charm on Switch, even on the go.

If you haven’t played it, Doom 3’s campaign is a chaotic and action-packed romp across the fiery terrain of Mars populated with bloodthirsty enemies. On the Nintendo Switch, the game remains one of the best shooters in years. The fact that the incredibly quick gameplay runs so smoothly in handheld mode makes Doom 3 all the more impressive.

8- NBA 2K19 (2018)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.

When you think of Nintendo, you typically don’t correlate the platform with hyper-realistic sports simulators, but just like its competitors, you can jump into a basketball career with NBA 2K19. It refines offense, defense, and overall gameplay making it a more balanced iteration to the series and prioritizing skill above everything else.

When you think of Nintendo, you typically don’t correlate the platform with hyper-realistic sports simulators, but just like its competitors, you can jump into a basketball career with NBA 2K19. It refines offense, defense, and overall gameplay making it a more balanced iteration to the series and prioritizing skill above everything else.

9- Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate (2018)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

Hunting season is here and it’s better than ever!

This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode!

Also featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters.

A deep and ultimately rewarding experience, Generations Ultimate is best played with friends either online or through a local wireless co-op. There’s still fun to be had solo, though, as Generations Ultimate retains a separate solo mission set to get you warmed up for the more challenging hunts.

10- FIFA 19 (2018)

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Of The Past Decade

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment. There are new and unrivaled ways to play, including a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team™ and a new Kick-Off mode experience. Champions Rise in FIFA 19.

With ultimate in-match experience, Immerse yourself in the most authentic football experience ever seen before on Nintendo Switch™. Featuring distinctive team and player personalities, introducing official broadcast presentation for the some of the world’s biggest leagues, and elevating your ability to finish with the all-new striking overhaul.

With the all New UEFA and EUROPA champions league now in the palm of your hands, you can enjoy the acclaimed soccer like never before on the Nintendo switch.

These are the Top Nintendo switch games we believe to be the best of the past decade.

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