The 5 Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2017


If you’re not an early adaptor and is just getting the Switch now, well congratulations! It’s an awesome system. So if you’re thinking of what games to play, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. However, if you already own the system and is tired of playing 1-2 Switch, well I don’t blame you for trying to seek out more games for your console. 

As 2017 draws to a close, the Switch has already reached its 9th month in the market, which means that the Switch's library of games has grown. From Nintendo’s very own franchises that are staples of any Nintendo console, to third party titles that brings a wide variety of games that will definitely attract a bigger audience.

Here are the top 5 games that you can get on the Switch right now. 

1.) Stardew Valley


Stardew Valley is a farming simulator created by Concerned Ape, aka the one man team of Eric Barone. The game is reminiscent of past Harvest Moon games from the charming pixel graphics that makes the simple country life a blast to play.  Players have a wide variety of activities to do from planting and watering crops, tending to animals, fishing, mining, get married and have kids, and participate in community festivals. Stardew Valley is not for everyone as daily tasks tend to be repetitive. However, if you like seeing the results of all your hard work, then this will fit right in. What makes this game better is that it takes the features that fans loved from Harvest Moon and improved them and introduced new mechanics. Expect tons, and I mean tons of hours playing Stardew Valley as the game doesn’t end as long as you keep playing. 

Best For: Players who love Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons, who long for a simple and relaxing game.

Not So Much For: Players who do not like doing the same thing over and over again. 

Check out our full review of the game here for a more detailed look on Stardew Valley. 

2.) The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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This is the game that sold the Nintendo Switch in its initial launch, and for good reason because the game is breathtaking. Players would take Link once again on an adventure to save the Kingdom of Hyrule. The environment is so vast and expansive that players can explore and keep them busy. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the storyline is not linear. So it is up to you on how you want to to play the game. 

Best for: Players who like open world games with tons of areas to explore and puzzles to solve. 

Not So Much For: Anyone who likes a strict linear structure that has been a staple in past Zelda titles. 

Check out our review of the game here

3.) Super Mario: Odyssey


Super Mario Odyssey is Mario’s biggest adventure thus far. The game is a 3D sandbox adventure that takes Mario around multiple worlds to save Princess Peach from the creepy Bowser. Odyssey brings the series to a more contemporary feel but not disregarding nostalgic features that made Mario a household icon. So don’t worry as there will still be green pipes to jump over. There will also be tons of places to explore as you can expect to have a journey all over different worlds. You can even take control of a T-Rex if that’s your thing. 

Best for: Fans of platforming games who likes adventure and exploration.

Not So Much For: If you’re into more mature games with ultra realistic graphics and breathtaking narrative, then this may not be for you. 

4.) Doom


Doom is a testament of Nintendo’s commitment to encourage third party developers to make games for the Switch as it adds to the growing list of mature games in Nintendo’s roster. This version retains everything you love about Doom. So you can finally do your demon-slaying on the go. It may not be visually stunning as it does in other platforms, but once you start to play the game on your commute or while on vacation, you’ll soon forget the graphical compromise to bring Doom on the go. 

Best for: Doom fans who long to play the game on the go. 

Not So Much For: Players who prefer better graphics and doesn’t really care for portability. 

Check out our full review of Doom here

5.) Golf Story


In terms of aesthetics, Golf Story is similar to the nostalgic visuals of Stardew Valley. The game is about golf (duh), but it is also a life simulator. You take the role of an aspiring young golfer who decided to leave his old life behind in his quest to becoming a golfing legend. It’s a charming game and fun to play so expect countless hours in an intuitive yet simple golf gameplay. 

Best for: Golf fans who likes to play a charming simple game.

Not So Much For: Well if you hate golf, then this may won’t work for you.

What do you think of our picks? Are there any games we missed that deserve to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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