The Nintendo Switch is a great next-gen console that can support hybrid gameplays. With more than 2,000 games available for the Nintendo Switch, 7 have stood out ever since its release in 2017. Find out more about the most popular Nintendo Switch games below.

Top 7 Nintendo Switch Games in Malaysia

Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that is revered for its hybrid gameplay. It allows multiplayer gameplays on the TV, tabletop, or solo gameplay on-the-go. Read on to find out the top 5 most popular Nintendo Switch games.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are the first games of the franchise to hit the Nintendo Switch. Both are role-playing adventure video games, with a gameplay similar to its predecessors. You get to become a Pokemon trainer, where you explore different regions, capture Pokemon, and participate in Pokemon battles. It does have new features like cooperative raids, a fully explorable open world, and “Poke Jobs” where you can finish tasks and quests.

The price of the Nintendo Switch Pokemon Sword and Shield is US$59.99 or RM262.16 on the Nintendo eShop.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher is a popular franchise based on the fantasy novel written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Similar to the video games before this, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt focuses on Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter and protagonist of the series who’s in a search of his adopted daughter. This game is an open-world, role-playing game with a third-person perspective. It utilises artificial intelligence to change up the weather as different monsters react differently to the weather.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt costs US$59.99 or RM262.16 on the Nintendo eShop.

Tetris 99

Tetris is a classic game that everyone is familiar with. Ever since its inception in 1984, numerous versions and updates of the game have been released. Tetris 99 was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch and it features a battle-royale mode where 99 players compete with each other to be the last one standing. Other features include “badges” where you can upgrade your attacks on the other players.

Tetris 99 is available for free on the Nintendo eShop. The game offers in-app purchases like additional gaming modes and badges.

Animal Crossing

Released on March 20, 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation game where you can explore a deserted island and make that your home. Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets you fish, plant trees, catch insects, craft furniture, dig up fossils, and meet other animals that you can invite to live on your island. You can even donate your catch to the museum that you get to build on-game. The game operates using real-time

Animal Crossing: New Horizons costs US$59.99 or RM262.16 on the Nintendo eShop. In order to play online with other players, you would need a Nintendo Online membership.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This Legend of Zelda is one of the first Nintendo Switch games that was released following the launch of the console. The game is an adventure, open-world game, similar to the original Legend of Zelda. Players get to go on quests, battle enemies, and collect special items as the main protagonist, Link. What makes this Legend of Zelda different is the physics engine where players can solve a problem in many different ways.

The price of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is US$59.99 or RM262.16 on the Nintendo eShop.

Super Mario Odysse

No Nintendo console is complete without their flagship mascot, Mario. The Super Mario Odyssey is an open-world sandbox 3D game where players can control Mario to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, a classic Super Mario storyline. The game is spiced up when Mario’s hat, Cappy, becomes a sentient object that allows Mario to control objects and characters as well as travel across worlds.

The price of Super Mario Odyssey is US$59.99 or RM262.16 on the Nintendo eShop.

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game is an indie video game where the plot is simple: assume the role of a goose and wreak havoc in a nearby English village. The video game lets you, as a goose, steal people’s belongings, honking at people, setting up pranks, and so much more. The game is praised for its humour, gameplay, and design. It quickly became an internet meme due to its slapstick tone.

The Untitled Goose Game costs US$19.99 or RM87.26 on the Nintendo eShop.

How much does a Nintendo Switch game cost?

It all depends on the game. Games can range from as low as US$1 or RM4.27 to US$149.99 or RM654,71. Games from bigger franchises like Pokemon, The Witcher, and Super Mario usually costs US$59.99 or RM262.16. You can also find free games on the Nintendo eShop.