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10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Gift this Christmas

10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Gift this Christmas
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Holidays are fast approaching. It’s the time of the year when you gift and get gifted. And maybe keep the best gift for yourself. Gamers are in for a treat as the Switch has a lot of amazing games. You have a lot of options to load up those stockings with.

The year 2021 saw some amazing new titles launching on Nintendo Switch. With all those games, you might be confused about which ones to buy. So here we are to help you out with holiday shopping.

Top 10 Games for Nintendo Switch that’ll make Perfect Gifts

Of course, the best Switch game to gift this year would be ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild’. But it is likely that most of the players already have it. The same goes for Animal Crossing. If are getting a Nintendo Switch for the first time, then these two games are a must-have.

However, in case you already have a Switch, you might want to know about some other games to play. So, here’s the ultimate list!

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

This is the PERFECT holiday gift for somebody who loves Mario and Mario Kart series. This Home Circuit by Nintendo Switch comes with a real Go-Kart with a Mario figurine in it. You also get race tracks with it that you can lay down in your house. To play, you drive the car around the tracks and see all the action unfold on Switch.

You can buy it off of Amazon or Nintendo. You can also get a Luigi version of the Mario Kart Live Home Circuit.

Metroid Dread

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Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread was launched on Nintendo Switch this October and received an overwhelming response. At the TGAs, Metroid Dread won the “The Game Award for Best Action/Adventure”. As players, you step into the shoes of Samus Aran and explore the planet ZDR. The music, visuals, story, combat, and atmosphere; Metroid Dread has got everything right.

As this game quickly became popular upon release, it is likely that many players already own it. You can easily get it on Amazon and Nintendo.

Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley has been around for years. It’s a casual farming game that has managed to hook players on multiple platforms. You start off as a newbie farmer that has just inherited a plot. You can then cultivate the land, develop your farm, and do much more.

If you like open-world crafting games, then Stardew Valley is an awesome investment. You can grab this game on Amazon and Nintendo’s official site.


hades nintendo switch

Hades has been on the Switch for a while. It was released in 2020 and still has a loyal fanbase and positive ratings. The indie game features a hack-and-slash combat style and a lot of dungeon crawling. It has received numerous rewards in 2020.

The whole point is to make your way out of Hades’ empire. The story and animation are stunning. If you are a fan of dungeon games, then Hades will surely appeal to you. The game’s available on Amazon and Nintendo.

Splatoon 2

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Splatoon 2

How about 4v4 combats where you splat colorful ink on each other? Get me my squirt gun already! Splatoon 2 is the sequel to the popular game Splatoon. Created by Nintendo, this title was released in 2017 and was quite a hit on Switch.

The TPS has a cool story, vivid visuals, and the multiplayer games are quite chaotic. You can grab this fun title on Nintendo and Amazon.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

mario kart 8 deluxe nintendo switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Over years, Mario has given us some super awesome games but not ALL the games are memorable. Some titles from Wii U have been quite impressively ported over to the Switch. And one of them was Mario Kart 8. This is Nintendo Switch’s best-selling game.

The deluxe edition of Mario Kart 8 is on a whole another level. The game has the same controls as it did in the Wii U version. The only difference is that the deluxe edition has stunning visuals, a colorful atmosphere, and some new modes. Get your hands on this game on Amazon and Nintendo.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

Just like Mario, Pokemon has dished out some awesome games over years. Currently, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a raging hit on the internet. A lot of players might already own it by this point.

This is why you can consider getting or gifting Pokemon Sword and Shield. This installment was launched in 2019 and explore the Galar region. The game’s story is fast-paced and short. It is available on Amazon and Nintendo.

Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2

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Overcooked 2

Overcooked and Overcooked 2 are both cooking simulator games. As you might have guessed, this is a chaotic co-op game. You have to work together with your team and cook.

In both the games, you progress and explore new maps and cuisines. The recipes get complicated as you level up. Enjoy this casual game with your family or buddies. You can get Overcooked 1 Special Edition + Overcooked 2 on Amazon. Or you can buy them separately on Nintendo.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

If you are a fan of the Zelda titles, then you probably don’t want to miss out on Link’s Awakening. By now, almost every Nintendo Switch owner has the Breathe of the Wild. This is why you might consider gifting Link’s Awakening.

You step into the shoes of Link and wake up on Koholint Island. Your goal is to awaken the Wind Fish and get home. Along the way, you meet some amazing characters, play mini-games, and even create your own dungeons. Get it today on Amazon or Nintendo and gift this to a Legend of Zelda fanatic.

Untitled Goose Game

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Untitled Goose Game

This Goose Game is THE game to buy if you are not sure what to gift. It’s a hilarious game and the description reads “slapstick- stealth – sandbox”. It’s an open-world game where you take the form of an obnoxious goose and annoy the townsfolk.

You roam around the town and steal things. A new update now allows you to bring in a friend. With the new 2-people co-op mode, you and your best friend can annoy townspeople together. Add it to your Amazon cart or get it from Nintendo.

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Nitisha is an esports journalist and gaming enthusiast. When she's not punching the keyboard, you'll find her in Nuketown with the squad.

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