Nintendo's consoles are always a great source of variety when it comes to games. And although the company's third-party relationships have been spotty in the past, things are looking up for the Switch.
Thanks to some strong first-party efforts and some solid third-party ports, 2017 with the Switch isn't as lonely as many worried it be. In fact, it's the opposite. There are an abundance of games (good ones, even) to play on the Switch. Here are a few of the essentials.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
"This isn't just the most accomplished Zelda adventure yet, it also ranks as one of the most impressive launch titles for any console, period. If you harbour any thoughts of picking up Nintendo's new console, then make no mistake – under no circumstances should you make a purchase without also buying this game.
Breath of the Wild is a must-have release, and represents a new high watermark not only for Nintendo as a developer of AAA content, but for the genre as a whole."
Read the full review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
ARMS is a fighting game, but stating it as merely just a fighting game is underselling it. Polished with Nintendo's signature visual charm and surprising depth in gameplay, ARMS is an incredibly fun, tense experience that's worthy of your purchase whether you're alone or playing with friends.
Come check out our ARMS tips and tricks
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
If this is your first dip into the wonderful world of Mario Kart, welcome! Secondly, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!? Hrm, sorry about that.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the finest racing games available, bar none. It's packed with tons of characters to choose from, kart combinations to trick out and more than enough courses to keep you entertained for the days, months and years to come.
Simply put, it's really, really fun. Here are some Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tips and tricks to get you started after you buy the game.
Even more of the best Nintendo Switch games
The Switch library is growing quickly and while we'll always keep this page updated with the best of the best, there are plenty more where these came from on our collection of the best Nintendo Switch games.
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Henry is a freelance technology journalist, and former News & Features Editor for TechRadar, where he specialized in home entertainment gadgets such as TVs, projectors, soundbars, and smart speakers. Other bylines include Edge, T3, iMore, GamesRadar, NBC News, Healthline, and The Times.