The best Nintendo Switch games you haven't played yet - reviewed

Besides the big names, which Switch titles deserve your cash?

Bought yourself a Switch? You'll be wanting something to play on it, then.

Thankfully, despite a slim launch lineup, things are gradually looking better for Switch buyers. The obvious choices, of course, are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2. But what if you want something else to play?

Well, there's now a decent crop of Switch games on the shelves, with several titles that are certainly worth your time - from the speedy Fast RMX to the addictively simple Snipperclips. But where should you put your pounds first?

We've been playing most of the new releases out for Switch, and our starred mini-reviews within will help you figure out where to spend your hard-earned gaming cash. Not everything here is a complete winner, as you'll find, but our advice won't steer your wrong.

And if you just want to jump straight to the big hitters? Well then you'll be better off with our list of The Best Nintendo Switch Games.


The Switch’s greatest hidden gem, Thumper is a genius on-rails rhythm game with a whole load of horror trappings. Imagine Donkey Konga with industrial techno and some terrifying space demons, and that still doesn’t do justice to a subtly inventive slice of brilliance.

Originally released for PlayStation VR, Thumper makes a surprisingly awesome transition to portable form. What’s lost in sheer immersion is made up for in the ability to complete a fiendish course on the train to work. Make no mistake, this is a tough old cookie but it never feels unfair. Each level is perfectly paced to its delirious soundtrack, while the game’s macabre aesthetic only helps it stand out further from the cutesy likes of Mario Kart and Splatoon.

Stuff says: ★★★★★

A proper must-have for Nintendo’s new console