Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games

  • Publish Date: July 1, 2019
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Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in October.

Best-reviewed Switch games of 2019 (as of July 1st)

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Super Mario Maker 2 NEW Buy From Amazon 89
Nintendo's game creation tool comes to the Switch with a sequel that's a big improvement over the Wii U original.
2Cuphead NEW 87
3Downwell  87
4Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age NEWBuy From Amazon86
5Assault Android Cactus+  86
6Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda NEW 86
7BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition  86
8Slay the Spire NEW 85
9Blaster Master Zero II  85
10Steins;Gate Elite Buy From Amazon85
11VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action NEW 84
12Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster NEWBuy From Amazon84
13Wargroove  84
14Ape Out  84
15Sega Ages: OutRun  84
16Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Buy From Amazon83
17Baba Is You  83
18Katana ZERO NEW 83
19Duck Game NEW 83
20Tetris 99  83
21OlliOlli: Switch Stance  83
22Final Fantasy VII  82
23Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon  82
24Unravel Two  81
25Collection of Mana NEW 81
... and the worst-reviewed:
121The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame Buy From Amazon56
122Feather NEW 54
123The Padre NEW 54
124Little Friends: Dogs & Cats NEW 53
125Modern Combat: Blackout  49

Includes games released between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from July 1, 2019.

Best-reviewed Switch games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) Buy From Amazon97
2Super Mario Odyssey (2017) Buy From Amazon97
3Undertale (2018)  93
4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018) Buy From Amazon93
5Celeste (2018)  92
6Bayonetta 2 (2018)  92
7Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017) Buy From Amazon92
8INSIDE (2018)  91
9Sonic Mania Plus (2018) Buy From Amazon91
10SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition (2017)  91
11Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (2017) Buy From Amazon91
12Bastion (2018)  90
13Hollow Knight (2018)  90
14Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2 (2018) Buy From Amazon90
15Dead Cells (2018) Buy From Amazon89
16Into the Breach (2018)  89
17Super Mario Maker 2 (2019) NEWBuy From Amazon89
18Okami HD (2018)  89
19Hyper Light Drifter (2018)  88
20Diablo III: Eternal Collection (2018) Buy From Amazon88
21SteamWorld Dig 2 (2017) Buy From Amazon88
22Ikaruga (2018)  88
23Cave Story + (2017) Buy From Amazon88
24Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018) Buy From Amazon88
25Stardew Valley (2017)  87

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all Switch high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's Switch section.

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