Best Nintendo Switch Games of 2021

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Nintendo Switch Surpasses PS3 and Xbox 360 in Lifetime Sales

Recently, we saw Nintendo Switch surpassing the PS3 and Xbox 360 in lifetime sales. The console shows no sign of stopping and its game releases have been getting exceptional responses from fans around the world.

We have compiled a list of the top 5 Nintendo Switch games which were released this year and made a mark in the gaming community. This list includes one of the most popular picks of this year.

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1. Knockout City


Genre: Action/Sports

Price: £19.99


Knockout City is a multiplayer dodgeball game mixed with clever mechanics and graphic enhancements overall. There are various maps for playing, by teaming up with your friends in a pair of three. 

The game’s main objective is to hit others with dodgeballs and knock out the enemy team using your throws and dodging theirs with the help of the abilities including explosives and traps. It comes with a free trial option for everyone to try the game before buying it.

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2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Genre: Action-Adventure

Price: £47.99


The game is one of the highest-selling Nintendo Switch games on the market and an addition to the fan-favourite Zelda series. This action-adventure game begins in an open world with battles in dungeons, paragliding in the open sky, and surviving on your own. 

The game’s storyline is that Hyrule is in danger again and Link must save it. Breath of the Wild brings many adventures such as explorable Hyrule which leads to hidden paths and intricate puzzles. One of the best features of the game is, you can play it as you want without any restrictions.

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3. Hades


Genre: Roguelike/Action

Price: £42.99


Hades is a roguelike action game that involves prince Zagreus fighting with monsters and evil gods in his journey to escape the underworld. Every run that you make in the game might deliver different outcomes and depends on your playstyle throughout the game.

The family drama of the game and the overall gameplay keep the players on the edge of their seat and make it one of the best games of the year.

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4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Genre: Social simulation

Price: £39.99


The popular social simulation brings a very simple yet indulging game environment for all the simulator fans. The game’s objective is to build a community on an island of your own with the help of various friendly animals.

There are hundreds of items to build and customize along with interacting with your neighbours. The game is an expensive pick compared to the others, but worth its value.

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5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Genre: Kart racing

Price: £39.99


Mario Kart 8 was first released for the Nintendo Wii U and was among the best games at that time. However, Nintendo re-released the game including all of the downloadable content from the original Wii U game.

It also made numerous changes to a few characters and added Battle mode in the game. It is a fun and enjoyable game overall whether playing on your console or connected to your television. 

These were one of the top games for the Nintendo Switch for this year. There are a lot of exciting games lined up for release in the coming months as well, which we shall cover closer to the time – so stay tuned!

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