The best Switch games…that don’t fit into other lists of the best Switch games

We make a lot of lists here at Nintendo Life, you may have noticed. Why? Because we’ve all been that person who really wants a game to be I like it another game they really enjoyed, and want more recommendations. It’s easy to group games by genre to answer that question, but what about all the games that get overlooked?

Some games defy the genre in interesting ways, but that makes it hard to put them in pretty boxes (although maybe putting things in pretty boxes isn’t such a great thing, anyway). Other games mix genres to create something entirely new, like metroidvanias, before “metroidvania” was a thing, or the dreaded deck-building roguelike, but that means they don’t fit anywhere either.

So to solve this enormous wrong, we’ve rounded up a handful of games that we think deserve a recommendation, but just don’t fit in your neat little categories. They are different, men. they do not conform for you rules. And honestly? That’s why we love them.

(author’s note– Some of these games, like The Stanley Parable and Return of the Obra Dinn, are technically on other lists – Stanley made it to the best comedy games and ROTD is on our best detective games list – but if we’re being totally honest, those lists were done so we could include those specific games. So it doesn’t count.)

Neon White (Switch eShop)

Editor: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: matrix angel

Release date: June 16, 2022 (USA) / June 16, 2022 (UK/EU)
Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)

Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)

Editor: Nintendo / Developer: HAL Laboratory

Release date: October 28, 2020 (USA) / October 28, 2020 (UK/EU)
Katamari Damacy REROLL (Switch eShop)

Katamari Damacy REROLL (Switch eShop)

Editor: bandai namco / Developer: bandai namco

Release date: December 7, 2018 (USA) / December 7, 2018 (UK/EU)
Stanley's Parable: Ultra Deluxe (Switch eShop)

Stanley's Parable: Ultra Deluxe (Switch eShop)

Editor: Ravens Ravens Ravens / Developer: Ravens Ravens Ravens

Release date: April 27, 2022 (USA) / April 27, 2022 (UK/EU)
Don't feed the monkeys (Change eShop)

Don't feed the monkeys (Change eShop)

Editor: Premium / Developer: Premium

Release date: June 1, 2020 (USA) / June 1, 2020 (UK/EU)
Tux and Fanny (Switch eShop)

Tux and Fanny (Switch eShop)

Editor: ghost time games / Developer: ghost time games

Release date: September 9, 2021 (USA) / September 9, 2021 (UK/EU)

Tux and Fanny just want to play soccer, but their soccer ball is deflated. In your quest to re-inflate it, you’ll play as a flea whose entire society has died, a cat who wants to eat birds, a worm who just wants to escape the digestive system it’s in, and the titular Tux and Pussy. This game is all over the place, in the best possible way, with point-and-click adventure elements told in weird and wacky ways. It’s a game about a soccer ball, but it’s also a game about everything else.

Tetris Effect: Connected (Switch eShop)

Tetris Effect: Connected (Switch eShop)

Editor: improve games / Developer: resonance

Release date: October 8, 2021 (USA) / October 8, 2021 (UK/EU)
The return of the Obra Dinn (Switch eShop)

The return of the Obra Dinn (Switch eShop)

Editor: 3909 / Developer: 3909

Release date: October 18, 2019 (USA) / October 18, 2019 (UK/EU)
Tell Lies (Switch eShop)

Tell Lies (Switch eShop)

Editor: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: sam barlow

Release date: April 28, 2020 (USA) / April 28, 2020 (UK/EU)
No man's sky (switch)

No man's sky (switch)

Editor: hello games / Developer: hello games

Release date: October 7, 2022 (USA) / October 7, 2022 (UK/EU)

Some games on this list are here because they don’t fit neatly into a genre box. No Man’s Sky, which comes out on Switch in October 2022, is here because it fits in too many boxes

Your journey through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking down pirates for their bounties? Or a merchant? Or maybe an explorer?

The gigantic and frequent free updates of this game only add more options.

Loop Hero (Switch eShop)

Loop Hero (Switch eShop)

Editor: Return Digital / Developer: Four rooms

Release date: December 9, 2021 (USA) / December 9, 2021 (UK/EU)


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