The Best Switch Games 2020 2021

The Nintendo Switch is still extremely successful, after the initial match defect in the launch period, new titles in the eShop appear almost daily. To get a quick overview of the best current switch games, there is this top list.

The rules for the top list: In the following we focus on all games from 2020, so that a bit of variety comes to the list. Here you will find at a glance the top 10 switch games with the currently highest games ratings.

The ratings provide the order at the same time. With the same rating, the younger game increases higher in the list. DLCS and extensions, as well as ports and Remasters are not taken into account in this list, and it is not exclusively exclusive titles.

Note: This list is constantly updated as for example, new games with a corresponding rating into the ranking.

Last update on 05 . September 2021 : The Nintendo Switch has received a new exclusive with No More Heroes 3. The game does not manage the introduction to the top 10 but still a reference to the action slot should not fail. In our test you will find out why the game makes a lot of fun despite the technical mistakes.

10 . CrossCode – Rating: 85

Genre: Action Roleplay
Release: 09 . July 2020

It’s about it: CrossCode is an action roleplay in the Nostalgic 16-bit pixelook of the SNES era. You fight you by Zelda-like dungeons, triggers puzzles and pursues a sci-fi story. The revolves around the world Crossworlds, which is actually an MMO, what the NPCs are aware of, because many of them are other players.

This is special: The story with its multiple levels can still be puzzled wildly after several hours. In addition, the puzzle dungeons can surprise again with new mechanics.

Recommended for fans of: old SNES games and the oldschool offshoot of the Zelda series

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Crosscode in the test – the game with the game in the game


9 . Curse of the Dead Gods – Score: 85

Genre: Action
Release: 23 . February 2021

That’s why it’s time: In Curse of the Dead God, you fight through dungeons, conjugates monster, tricks drop out and collects valuable prey. The levels are always wrapped in deep darkness, which is not only graphic, but also playful importance. Because in the shadow the opponents are stronger. Who dies on the journey, starts from the beginning. However, certain bonuses can facilitate the next attempt.

That’s the special: similar to Genre-Primus Hades ( Spoiler : The game is also represented on this list), the title impresses with its comic look in an isometric perspective. You lose your progress in death but with each death you will get stronger, turns more skills and more bonuses that make the journey easier.

Recommended for fans of: Rogue-Likes

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Curse of the Dead Gods in Test: An action highlight for all HADES fans


8th. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – Rating: 85

Genre: Trendsport
Release: 25 June 2021

It’s about it : Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a complete revision of the first two trend sports games. You are looking for a skater and always do the different missions on the Skate Parks in two minutes of sessions. This includes collective objects but also points tasks that you can achieve with trick combos.

This is special : The game combines two games in a package and connects the progress with each other. In addition, the studio managed to adapt the sense of feel from that time so that it plays fresh but nostalgic at the same time.

Recommended for fans of: Skateboarding, Tony Hawk and Punk Aesthetics

The following test and the rating refer to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game:

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 in the test: as before, only in beautiful


7 . Streets of Rage 4 – Rating: 87

Genre: Action / Beat’em Up
Release: 30 . April 2020

That’s why it works: In the standard tradition, you run in Streets of Rage 4 with one of the initially four selectable figures 12 thematically different levels from left to right and beats a lot of boner boys from the slippers. Your goal: the offspring of serial attire weight Mr. X

This is special: SOR 4 is a declaration of love to the entire series and has several small details and returns for fans to offer. However, the usual game principle also expands with meaningful details such as a new combo system.

Recommended for fans of: Streets of Rage, SidesCroller Brawlers

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Streets of Rage 4 in the test – Glorious return of street fighters


6 . Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Rating: 87

Genre: Action Roleplay
Release date: 03 . December 2020

This is what: in Immortals: Fenyx Rising is all about Greek mythology. We hatch in the role of Hero * in Fenyx, who personally helps to destroy his archefone Typhon with Monsterbrut, or the Zeus personally. To create this, we need to free several gods on the so-called Golden Island – a large Open World playground.

This is special: The game of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey-maker reminds of his mixture of action-rich fighting, his puzzle dungeons and the colorful look to the Zelda series. In addition, the story of the gods Zeus and Prometheus is humorous from the off told.

Recommended for fans of: Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Disney’s Hercules.

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Immortals Fenyx Rising in the test: The surprise of the year


5 . Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Score: 87

Genre: Jump ‘n’ Run
Release: 12 . March 2021

That’s why: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the direct successor to the iconic PS1 trilogy of the former PlayStation mascot. Dr. Neo Cortex again occurs as a villain and returns from his exile in the past. He tears portals into other times and dimensions that have to travel crash and Coco.

That’s special: The levels are still completely linear but feel modern thanks to the comicha’s optics. For this, the developers have screwed on gameplay elements and bring through meaningful innovations a better feel on the screen.

Recommended for fans of: Jump ‘n’ Runs

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time In Test – New Tricks & Old Gambling Fun


4 . Subnautica: Below Zero – score: 87

Genre: Survival

Release: 26 . May 2021

That’s why: Subnautica: Below Zero is a standalone extension to subnautica. She explores the extraterrestrial underwater world of Planet 4546b, but this time it goes into a frosty ice area. As a scientist, we should examine alien artifacts there. However, the research station is destroyed in an incident and we suddenly have to fight for our survival.

This is special: Even if much was taken from the predecessor, Below Zero sets its own stimuli to take off. To do this, you explore a really vibrant world that attracts again and again with your sweet but sometimes dangerous residents. And if you do not feel like the survival aspects, you can easily turn off them.

Recommended for fans of: Survival games and the Antarctic

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Subnautica Below Zero In Test: A familiar dive, served only cold


3 . Animal Crossing: New Horizons – score: 90

Genre: Life simulation
Releasedatum: 20 . March 2020

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That’s why it’s about: In Animal Crossing, we buy a ripe-for-the-island package from a business-friendly raccoon that promises us a separate, abandoned island. Equipped with nothing but a tent, we slowly build the lonely eiland to a busy village. In doing so, we advertise new residents, craft cute to crazy decoration stands and pay ascidentally the debts at the raccoon mentioned above.

That’s special: Animal Crossing is simply relaxing. Since many buildings need a real-time day, the game is decelerated and takes us the performance pressure.

Recommended for fans of: Story of Seasons, Stardev Valley, Harvest Moon

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the test – The first switch-cracker 2020


2 . Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Score: 90

Genre : Jump ‘n’ Run
Release date : February 12th 2021

That’s why it’s time: What would be a switch Bestist without the Plumber Mario. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is the extended switch port of the original Wii U version. There are essential two games in the package. While Super Mario 3D World is known as Koop Gaudi from the Wii U, Bowser’s Fury has taken a completely new way. The developers * For the first time, set an Open World Game in the Mario Universe.

That’s special: Of course it is already good to get two games in a package that are basically different. But Super Mario 3D World is not a mere port. Nintendo has increased the game speed and thus increases a little more the fun. But Bowser’s Fury, on the other hand, is worth as experiment alone to see how an open game world could work with Mario in the future.

Recommended for fans of: Mario and Jump ‘n’ Runs

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury in Test: The 1st Switch Bang 2021


1. HADES – rating: 91

Genre : Action
Release date : September 17, 2020

That’s why it’s about: Hacking in Hades and let’s slash through the underworld of Greek mythology and must defeat the God of Death. As you know it from Roguelites, we start again after each screen death, but will always be stronger and discover more from the story.

This is the special: The game of developers Supergiant Games (Bastion, Transistor) manages how no second representative from his genre to tell a humorous and gripping story. In combination with an incredibly motivating progress system, Hades makes interesting for players who could just do little with the Roguelite genre.

Recommended for fans of: Dead Cells, Diablo

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Hades in the test – a hellish good action highlight


These were the best switch games of the years 2020 and 2021. We are curious what makes us at new titles this year.

More reviews from 2020/2021 and the Hall of Fame with five games we always recommend reading on page 2.


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