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9 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Master in 2022

 

9 best Nintendo Switch Games to Master in 2022

After spending 17 hours analyzing the hottest titles around, our top of the best Switch games range from the snow capped peaks of Celestial to the verdant plains of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild to puzzles in FEZ.

Editorial recommendations

Editor’s choice A very dangerous exploration The rise of the Underworld
Celeste Hollow Knight Hades
Celeste Hollow Knight Hades
Surprising with its old-school approach, this pixelated game conceals many surprises with a really touching story, centered on depression and surpassing oneself. An exploration-oriented platform game, this title funded by Kickstarter has made its way into the Switch catalog. With its many rogue-like elements, it will delight lovers of challenge.c In this roguelite, you play Zagreus, son of Hades, who wishes to rise to the surface by defying the prohibitions of his father. For this, you will have to face the creatures of your father with the help of the Olympians.
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Celeste

Surprising with its old-school approach, this pixelated game conceals many surprises with a really touching story, centered on depression and surpassing oneself.

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This game invites you to play as Madeline, who sets out to climb Mount Celeste. Under her innocent and ingenuous airs, Céleste stages a touching story, centered on depression and surpassing oneself.

Thought like a die & retry, it will require patience and thought to come to grips with it. Indeed, the slightest error will be fatal. You will have to climb more than 700 levels, divided into eight chapters with only three basic techniques as weapons: jump, dasher and climb, to combine judiciously.

The quest takes 8-10 hours if you are good at it, but you have to count double to go through all the bonuses, and even triple if you decide to harvest strawberries, just for the challenge. 

In short, Céleste is to be put in the hands of all platform enthusiasts… and all those who wish to learn about it!

A very dangerous exploration

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

 

An exploration-oriented platform game, this title funded by Kickstarter has made its way into the Switch catalog. With its many rogue-like elements, it will delight challenge lovers.

In Hollow Knight, you follow in the footsteps of a little man equipped with a goad, who has the task of discovering what happened to Hallownest as well as his memories. 

The narration is discreet and subtle, which allows you to freely discover this universe during the 20 hours that this adventure lasts (or even more if you push the exploration to the end). Whatever happens, curiosity is always rewarded.

Its fabulous artistic direction, its soundtrack perfectly adapting to the different scenarios and its melancholic universe will take you into this universe directly inspired by the films of Tim Burton.

The progression is not marked and it is up to you to decide what will be your next step … but be careful because the danger lurks. 

In short, you will find a full-bodied and dense game that you will enjoy playing! Do not hesitate to start it again… Three different endings are possible.

The rise of the Underworld

Hades

Hades

 

In this roguelite, you play Zagreus, son of Hades, who wishes to rise to the surface by defying the prohibitions of his father. For this, you will have to face the creatures of your father with the help of the Olympians.

Supergiant Games ( Bastion , Transistor ) shows us again its mastery with Hades. As always, he relies on careful narration and a gripping story, under the guise of Greek mythology. 

Optimizing your character is more than necessary to win because this title will require you several tries to progress. But be careful because the fights evolve, so that it is difficult to really control the situation. 

Indeed, although the order of the bosses does not change, their pattern evolves from one variation to another. Fortunately, you have the option of purchasing permanent upgrades between each run to make your job easier.

The Switch version sacrifices the quality against the PC by presenting a slight blur and showing some drops in framerate when the action is more complex … But nothing prohibitive.

 

The unavoidable

The best of must-haves Mario’s worlds Minecraft sauce RPG
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Super Mario Odyssey Dragon Quest Builders 2
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild Super Mario Odyssey Dragon Quest Builders 2
Link, our famous hero, wakes up after a century of slumber in the kingdom of Hyrule, which has been completely devastated. He must unravel the mysteries of the past to defeat Ganon, the kingdom’s great enemy. Princess Peach has again been kidnapped by Bowser, who wishes to marry her. Mario decides to leave the Mushroom Kingdom aboard the Odyssey to save her. Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox style game based on the eponymous universe. Here, there is no scenario to follow: decide for yourself on the turn of events.
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The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild

 

Link, our famous hero, wakes up after a century of slumber in the kingdom of Hyrule, which has been completely devastated. He must unravel the mysteries of the past to defeat Ganon, the kingdom’s great enemy.

This game, intended to revolutionize the Zelda license, propels you into a hyrule full of life within an adventure combining combat and reflection (the dungeons are real puzzles) where freedom is total. 

The main difference between this title and the classic formula is quite simple: you now have the world to explore, and in complete freedom. You will be able to discover Hyrule like you have never done before!

Thus, you can choose to face Ganon, the great villain of the story, from the start of the adventure (at your own risk) or to travel the immense world that is offered to you. An additional difficulty arises with an ephemeral weapon system whose lifespan depends on their quality.

In the end, despite its age, Breath of the Wild remains perfectly at the level of the games released more recently. 

Mario’s worlds

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

 

Princess Peach has again been kidnapped by Bowser, who wishes to marry her. Mario decides to leave the Mushroom Kingdom aboard the Odyssey to save her.

The “storyline” is pretty basic (true to series standards), but setting up the gameplay is a real breath of fresh air. This time, no side view, karting or family play. We go from a platform part to a more “open” one (like Mario 64) where we collect moons in settings clearly inspired by reality, like New Donk City.

But the real novelty is Cappy. New companion, this hat can be launched in several directions to attack enemies or serve as a temporary platform … And this little clever can thus control enemies and objects.

The whole is wrapped in a graphic touch well worked both in its colors and in its very varied environments.

In the end, the whole forms a complete game which will require long hours to come to the end (as long as you linger on the side quests).

Minecraft sauce RPG

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2

 

Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox style game based on the eponymous universe. Here, there is no scenario to follow: decide for yourself on the turn of events.

This version is detached from the original game with more varied constructions and a teleportation system to avoid redundant routes. The fights themselves become as simplistic as possible, in favor of pure creation.

In practice, you will have to rebuild different areas and complete the quests that will be entrusted to you. Construct special buildings or improve them by adding decorations, all the cards are in your hands to restore the villages to their splendor and increase the level of your standard.

The difficulty increases according to the chapters, so use your imagination and your common sense to keep the villagers happy. The more you develop your buildings, the more rewards you will get!

In the end, between its very long (even almost infinite) lifespan and its colorful universe, it’s an excellent title.

 

The latest interesting releases

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DID Monster Hunter Stories 2 Wings of Ruin Sky Children of the Light
DID Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin Sky : Children of the Light
Ported from the Xbox 360 to the Nintendo Switch, this 2012 title offers you to play as Gomez who must repair space-time by bringing together several golden cubes using his Fez, a magic hat. This turn-based role-playing game offers you to hunt monsters in a different way than in the original games while going through the simple but new storyline of this title. Successor of the title Journey released a few years ago, Sky offers you to play as a child of light in order to restore light within the seven realms of this game.
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The exit of the moment

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Ported from the Xbox 360 to the Nintendo Switch, this 2012 title offers you to play as Gomez who must repair space-time by bringing together several golden cubes using his Fez, a magic hat.

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FEZ arises like a constantly renewing puzzle platformer. To reach the different stages, you will have to play tricks. 

This title is presented in the form of an open world in 2D composed of different areas. These vary the moods and challenges in order to offer you a different adventure at each stage while forcing you to think differently. We can just blame him for certain inevitable back and forths. 

To move forward, you will have to use your fez to change perspective and allow Gomez to progress.

Whatever happens, the key word remains curiosity. The game is designed to offer two levels of completion: 100% and a second, at 200%. To do this, you will have to find the “evil” versions of the basic cubes, which are much more complicated to find.

In the end, FEZ has aged very well and remains particularly interesting on the Nintendo console, the playground for independent titles.

Turn-based Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories 2 : Wings of Ruin

 

This turn-based role-playing game offers you to hunt monsters in a different way than in the original games while going through the simple but new storyline of this title.

Stories 2 takes you on a quest to uncover the cause of this strange red light driving monsters around the world mad.

To do this, you will have to cooperate with certain monsters (called Monsties) to face the danger in turn-based combat. 

With their strategic notion, they ask you to be vigilant in order to use the most suitable weapon while countering the attacks of your enemy. Combos with your Monstie can also increase your damage. 

This system is very rich and varies from one creature to another but can cause a bit of a long fight.

To complete your team, you will have to venture into monster lairs in order to collect eggs to hatch.

In summary, this game is suitable for both beginners and regulars of this universe. It does seem a bit technical for the younger ones, however.

A poetic and dreamlike stroll

Sky : Children of the Light

Successor of the title Journey released a few years ago, Sky offers you to play as a child of light in order to restore light within the seven realms of this game.

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This title comes in the form of an emotional ballad made up of an adventure game. We therefore find all the components of this type of title with objectives but also secrets and a progression system pushing you to explore the different levels deeply.

Whether solo or with others online, Sky is intended to be a positive game where mutual aid is encouraged with the help of various additional rewards. The handling is intuitive, which makes it easy to immerse yourself in this dreamlike world with ease.

Like Journey released at the time on Playstation 3, this title is totally atypical and is a relaxing and magical adventure, to be enjoyed at any age.

 

BUYING GUIDE:

Choosing a video game based on its cover is far from being an efficient technique. Fortunately, with the advent of the internet, testing is much more accessible and it is much easier not to be fooled by a pretty picture.

However, between the reviews of testers and players, there can be huge differences. We have therefore decided to take into account the opinions of both parties based on the Metacritic and Senscritique sites.

We also considered in the equation the average of our reference sites, namely: Jeuxvideo.com, Gamekult, IGN and Gameblog. 

Once we collected all these values, we calculated an overall average while analyzing the main reviews that had been made on each title in order to present you the best games of the moment.

Originally posted on November 19, 2021 @ 7:59 am

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