2017: The Best Nintendo Switch Games This Year

Nintendo had a really good year, especially with its release of the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch games. For a while there upon its release hardly anyone could even get their hands on a Nintendo Switch which is why Nintendo knew they needed to UP their supply!

Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch consoles to players worldwide. The Wii U only sold 13.5 million units to date. But, the Nintendo Switch has only been out since the start of 2017 whereas Wii U has been out since 2015.

Its safe to say that the Nintendo Switch will outperform the Wii U in the next coming months. Heck, they could sell as many as needed to beat the Wii U before January is up.

If you were one of the people that is lucky enough to have a Nintendo Switch then you’re probably reading this because you’re curious about the best selling and highest rated Nintendo Switch Games – which is exactly what this article is for.

While the list was HUGE, these are just a few of the best selling, highest rated Nintendo Switch Games released in 2017.



Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Nintendo Switch Games

The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes!

Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.


Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Switch Games

Thanks to heroic, hat-shaped Cappy, Mario’s got new moves that’ll make you rethink his traditional run-and-jump gameplay—like cap jump, cap throw, and capture. Use captured cohorts such as enemies, objects, and animals to progress through the game and uncover loads of hidden collectibles.

And if you feel like playing with a friend, just pass them a Joy-Con™ controller! Player 1 controls Mario while Player 2 controls Cappy


Splatoon 2
Nintendo Switch Games

Two years have passed since the original Splatoon game was released, and two years have also passed in Inkopolis! So expect a fresh wave of fashion, not to mention new weapons and gear. Dual wield the new Splat Dualies or stick to mainstays like chargers and rollers, which have been remixed with new strategic possibilities.

As always, Turf War is the favored sport among Inklings, but they also dig ranked battles, taking down Octarians in a robust single-player campaign, and battling enemy Salmonids in one dangerous part-time job! No matter which way you play, splat at home or on-the-go with Nintendo Switch. Staying fresh never felt so good.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Switch Games

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule In this stunning Open-Air Adventure.

Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.


Xenoblade 2
Nintendo Switch Games

As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends.

Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index.


Stardew Valley
Nintendo Switch Games

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared.

The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!


Axiom Verge
Nintendo Switch Games

This is the action-adventure you’ve been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation?

Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it.

Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You’ll need your wits to find them all.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Nintendo Switch Games

Dragons, long lost in the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them.

Live another life, in another world—from battling ancient dragons, exploring rugged mountains, building a home, or mastering hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. For the first time ever, go into battle Legend of Zelda style: fight with the Master Sword, guard with the Hylian Shield, while wearing the Champion’s Tunic. The game also includes official add-ons—Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.


Worms W.M.D
Nintendo Switch Games

The Worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, a full arsenal of weapons, crafting, vehicles and buildings, Worms W.M.D is the best Worms experience ever!

In Worms W.M.D for Nintendo Switch, players will be able to feel the full power of all the game’s campaign missions, levels, customisations, and updates, including Liberation and the fan favorite Forts, Mode whether at home or on the go. And coming first to Nintendo Switch, a whole megaton more!


The End Is Nigh
Nintendo Switch Games

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest…to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).


Wulverblade
Nintendo Switch Games

Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade – a hardcore side-scrolling beat ’em up inspired by the old arcade classics! Experience a historically inspired storyline across eight campaign levels – or test your skills in the game’s deadly arenas. Go it alone or team up with a friend in local two-player co-op. It’s time to show the Ninth Legion what you’re made of!


Mantis Burn Racing
Nintendo Switch Games

Mantis Burn Racing is a modern top-down style racing game that combines physics-based gameplay with intuitive arcade racing in highly competitive, fast and addictive races. Prove your skills in 5 unique classes of vehicles over an epic 11-season single-player career with more than 150 events and 13 event types in frenetic, bumper-to-bumper races where winning is everything! Fine tune your vehicles with an RPG-style upgrade system and compete in split-screen races for up to 4-players or play online against opponents on other platforms.


Syberia 2
Nintendo Switch Games

An improbable pair, Kate Walker and the eccentric old Hans Voralberg set forth in search of a forgotten world, home to the last legendary mammoths of Siberia.

Hans and Kate continue the impossible undertaking that Hans had begun several years before, and their courage and perseverance take them through a range of hostile environments.


To be honest, a few of these don’t even surprise me. We should already know that 2 of the biggest titles or “characters” for Nintendo are Mario and Zelda, but I also was not surprised about Syberia, Wulverblade, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Stardew. These games were a big “DUH” in my head plus I wrote about a lot of these extensively over the past year and saw different opinions people had about the games, different ratings you guys posted, reviews and more.