The Best Games in the UK for Nintendo Switch

The Best Games in the UK for Nintendo Switch

The Switch game library is getting bigger all the time, but there are still some stellar standouts choices see below.

Though the Nintendo Switch is still rare to find, more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon. If you think there aren't enough games available on Switch, think again. Though there aren't very many physical game cartridges in stores, the eShop is busting at the seams with retro, indie, and big-named titles. Here's a list of the best of both worlds.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda

It's the reason you bought, or at least want a Nintendo Switch. It's the best Zelda title since Ocarina of Time. It's a winner, for sure. If you only buy one game for Nintendo Switch (which would just be silly ... right?), it should be Breath of the Wild.

It's incredibly open-world, more so than any of the other version, and has multiple main and side tasks for you to complete. You could spend hours just taming horses or cooking special foods and elixirs. Even after you finish the main storyline, you can go back and find all of the side quests for a completely new experience.

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2

There is no better way to show someone you love them than to splatter them, and everything around them, with paint. Splatoon 2, the obvious follow up to the original ink and splatter game, gets a few new features, like local multiplayer Turf War battles, which you can play with others by daisy chaining your Switches together. There's also a lot of new weapons, new moves, and new gear. Splatoon 2 is the first game that takes advantage of Nintendo's online features. Using the Nintendo Online app, you can voice chat with other players on your team through your phone.

Even if you've never played Splatoon before, you can still have a great time with this new version. It's a big hit with Nintendo fans, and practically everyone with a Switch is playing it right now.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Yes, Mario Kart 8 is available on Wii U, but this deluxe version has a few extra features that you can't get anywhere else. Now, I'm not saying you should go out and buy a Switch, just to play this version, but if you already have a Switch, you're going to want to add it to your collection.

You can play with up to four other players in the same room using quad-screen viewing. The Joy-Con controller can be split in two so you can share the love with your friends. You can also connect multiple Switch devices together and play with up to eight people at once on local wi-fi.

Some of the exclusive features include Smart Steering (which traditionalists will hate), the ability to hold two items at once, and a revamped Battle Mode arena. The rest of the new features you'll have to find out when you play.

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Superbomberman R

Super Bomberman R

Get ready to drop the bomb on your enemies with this action game. You'll be navigating though a maze of rooms, trying to eliminate your opponent by hitting them with bombs.

The thing that makes this title stand out is how many people can join in. It's got co-op and versus mode and you can play with up to eight people at the same time with multiple Switches connected over local wi-fi. It's a great party game to play with friends. Just make sure to bring some snacks as a consolation prize after you bomb them to oblivion.

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Streetfighter II

Fans of the Street Fighter series will be happy to know that the original World Warrior title is back in action, only with a few updates. You can play the game in two different ways, either retro pixelated or the new high-definition art. It's an updated version of the classic Street Fighter II game, including the original voice acting and music soundtrack (though the hi-def version has a remix of the original soundtrack and updated voice acting).

In this Switch exclusive game, you can play in a first-person battle mode called "Way of the Hado," in which players can fight against Shadaloo soldiers as Ryu in a first-person perspective.

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LEGO City Undercover

LEGO City Undercover

If you're a fan of the LEGO video game franchise, you'll be happy to know that the series lives on with the Switch. In City Undercover, you're in control of undercover police detective Chase McCain as you scour the city to find Rex Fury before he destroys the city. The cool part is, instead of just unlocking different characters to play as, you get to unlock new disguises for McCain to wear. I mean, how are you going to be able to get into the city's underground tunnels unless you're disguised as a government water engineer?

One unique and fun addition to this version of the LEGO video game series is that you can get behind the wheel of any car and drive around like a maniac, crashing buildings and running over pedestrians. It's like Grand Theft Auto, only without the violence and drugs.

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