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Ranking the 50 Best Nintendo Switch Games of 2023

By Richard Heaton Dec 7, 2023

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at every game that’s been released on the Nintendo Switch. There have been some great ones and some not so great ones but we can all be sure that 2023 will be a year to remember in the gaming sphere. Over the last few days we took the initiative and ranked what we thought would be the 50 best games of the year. There are many aspects that go into determining where a game falls including your usual review stuff but also things like accessibility, overall value, rating, and other aspects. Here’s the list.

1 – Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtuless

Category: SRPG Release Date: 10.03.23

Read our review here.

2 – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Category: RPG, Adventure Release Date: 05.12.23

3 – Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Category: 2D Platformer Release Date: 10.20.23

Read our review here.

4 – Metroid Prime Remastered

Category: Action-Adventure Release Date: 2.8.23

5 – Sea of Stars

Category: RPG Release Date: 8.29.23

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6 – Persona 4 Golden

Category: RPG Release Date: 1.19.23

7 – Pikmin 4

Category: Real-Time Strategy Release Date: 7.11.23

8 – Dave The Diver

Category: Fishing, Adventure Release Date: 11.26.23

Read our review here

9 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie

Category: RPG Release Date: 7.7.23

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10 – Star Ocean The Second Story R

Category: Action RPG Release Date: 11.2.23

11 – The Making of Karateka

Category: Action Release Date: 8.29.23

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12 – Borderlands 3

Category: First-Person Shooter Release Date: 10.6.23

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13 – A Space for the Unbound

Category: Adventure Release Date: 1.19.23

14 – Dredge

Category: Fishing, Adventure Release Date: 3.30.23

15 – Super Mario RPG

Category: RPG Release Date: 11.17.23

16 – Vampire Survivors

Category: Rougelike Release Date: 8.17.23

17 – Octopath Traveler II

Category: RPG Release Date: 2.24.23

18 – Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Category: Action, First-Person Shooter Release Date: 10.19.23

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19 – Powerwash Simulator

Category: Simulation Release Date: 1.31.23

20 – Jack Jeanne

Category: Visual Novel Release Date: 6.15.23

21 – Lisa: Definitive Edition

Category: RPG Release Date: 7.18.23

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22 – Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Category: Action-Adventure Release Date: 3.17.23

23 – Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection

Category: RPG Release Date: 4.19.23

24 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Category: RPG Release Date: 3.14.23

25 – Red Dead Redemption

Category: Action-Adventure Release Date: 8.17.23

26 – Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection

Category: RPG Release Date: 6.1.23

27 – Persona 3 Portable

Category: RPG Release Date: 1.19.23

28 – Suika Game

Category: Puzzle Release Date: 10.20.23

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29 – Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Category: Action, Platformer Release Date: 8.18.23

30 – Wargroove 2

Category: Turn-based tactics Release Date: 10.5.23

31 – Fire Emblem Engage

Category: SRPG Release Date: 1.20.23

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32 – The Pathless

Category: Action-Adventure Release Date: 2.2.23

33 – Sonic Origins Plus

Category: 2D Platformer Release Date: 6.23.23

34 – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Category: Adventure, Puzzle Release Date: 6.30.23

Read our review here

35 – Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection

Category: Arcade, Platformer Release Date: 1.26.23

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36 – Persona 5 Tactica

Category: SRPG Release Date: 11.17.23

37 – Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Category: RPG Release Date: 3.24.23

38 – Master Detective Archives: Rain code

Category: Adventure Release Date: 6.30.23

39 – Backpack Hero

Category: Rougelike Release Date: 11.14.23

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40 – Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Category: Rhythm Release Date: 2.16.23

41 – Gal Guardians: Demon Purge

Category: Action Release Date: 2.23.23

42 – Spirttea

Category: Simulation Release Date: 11.13.23

43 – Fate/Samurai Remnant

Category: Action RPG Release Date: 9.29.23

44 – Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Category: Strategy Release Date: 4.21.23

45 – Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Category: Platformer, RPG Release Date: 4.14.23

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46 – Blanc

Category: Adventure Release Date: 2.14.23

47 – Rune Factory 3 Special

Category: Simulation, RPG Release Date: 9.5.23

48 – Steamworld Build

Category: Simulation, Strategy Release Date: 12.1.23

Read our review here

49 – Boo Party

Category: Adventure, RPG Release Date: 6.29.23

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50 – Hogwarts Legacy

Category: Action RPG Release Date: 11.14.23

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