Top 5 games on Switch (Not from Nintendo)

This list isn’t in any particular order, so no one game is definitively better than the others. I also have a personal goal to keep this list up-to-date, and will expand the list to 10 games, once the library has filled out a little more.

  • PuyoPuyo Tetris
    Simply put, this is the best puzzle game on the market.
  • Disgaea 5 CompleteDisgaea 5 is one of the deepest SRPGs on the market. It’s anime-like aesthetic and narrative isn’t for everyone, but the gameplay makes it a solid recommendation for fans of the genre.
  • Graceful Explosion MachineThis is the Switch’s RESOGUN, or Super Star Dust. It’s a compelling and addictive arcade shooter, with excellent mechanics and art direction.
  • Thumper
    This was my Game of the Year in 2016. It’s a soul crushingly difficult rhythm game that feels fantastic to play. The Switch port is top-notch, in both portable and docked play.
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
    Treasure Trove is a collection of the original Shovel Knight campaign, as the Plague Knight and Specter Knight campaigns. The later, may actually be better than the original game. If you haven’t played Shovel Knight before, it feels great as a game to play on the go.
  • Honorable Mentions;
    A few games were just shy of making the list, and will stay off “officially” until I expand to 10 games. Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Tumbleseed, and Snake Pass all feel good on the Switch, as they aren’t just great comfy couch games, but they’re games you can pick up and play on the go.

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