The popularity of the Nintendo Switch has given birth to a lot of different RPGs to the platform. Today we will be going over some great RPGs that you can play on the Nintendo Switch. Note that this is not a ranking and the games are in no particular order. Also, there are many other good RPGs not included in this list, so don’t feel bad if we did not add your favorite game. These are just a few great RPGs that we believe you will enjoy playing. I hope you will enjoy this Best Nintendo Switch RPG Games list!
Top 10 Best Nintendo Switch RPG Games
10. Octopath Traveler
Octopath Traveler features a turn-based game system where you can equip weapons, use a variety of attacks, and utilize items and the unique ability of each adventurer to exploit your enemy’s weakness and to take down bosses. It delivers a truly fantastic experience, and it is sure to consume a lot of your time if you ever try it out.
With a very appealing aesthetic design, this game has managed to win the hearts of many gamers. This game lets you embark on an adventurous journey set in a fantasy world as you control eight different characters and unfold their adventures separately.
9. Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers Nightwar is a turn-based RPG where the players traverse the game’s overworld, fight enemies, and explore dungeons. In this game, you can choose up to three characters. These characters will fight against all the enemies that stand in your way. Your playthrough of the game will include exploring randomly generated dungeons, collect loot and upgrading your character. This game is a lot of fun to play.
8. The Final Fantasy Series
Honestly, there’s not much for me to say about this series as it is already prevalent with many titles available on the Switch. There are many games for you to choose from, and each one is great in their own way. All the games are fun and exciting, and we couldn’t help but put this series on our list. All the games have something different about them varying from open-world to style of the game and gameplay.
7. Dragon Quest Builders 2
This game from the Dragon Quest series is a lot of fun with elements similar to that of Minecraft. It has the real joy of an RPG along with building to make the game more fun. You can explore the world and craft items to progress through the game. It doesn’t skip on the ‘fighting monsters’ part, so don’t worry if you are someone who likes action your RPGs. Overall, this game is delightful to play with its creative approach. The design is very vibrant and eye-catching with fascinating gameplay.
6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go Eevee!
This game is a no-brainer as I can be enjoyed by almost anyone who is into RPG. The classic Pokemon games venture onto the Switch opening a path for more games to come. This game gives us another opportunity to befriend and battle with our favorite creatures – Pokemon. Though the fans were hoping for a Sinnoh remake, this remake of the original Pokemon Yellow did not disappoint.
This game takes us through an adventure in the Kanto region. So pick up this game and begin your journey towards becoming the Pokemon Master. Pokemon Sword and Shield are also announced to be released later this year, so don’t forget to try it out as it looks like a lot of fun despite all the controversy.
5. Stardew Valley
Are you someone who likes casual games? Are you not so keen about smooth flowing action or mind-blowing stories? Well, Stardew Valley is the right game for you. Don’t let it fool you into thinking that this game is a snoozefest. Because, believe me when I say that it is not, not in the least bit. This game lets you live a simple life as a farmer by growing crops, fishing for food and materials, and socializing and making friends with others.
Expand your farm and write your own story. This game isn’t as simple as it sounds as there are many obstacles to overcome. You need to face problems like surviving the change of weather by growing crops and raising livestock. It also has a co-op and multiplayer mode to add on to the fun.
4. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Tales of Vesperia is a very popular JRPG by Namco. It is so aesthetically beautiful that you fall for it even if the game is trash. But the thing is, the game isn’t trash; the game is incredible. Since you have already fallen for the game for its beautiful graphics, its smooth flowing action adds on the ‘falling.’ This masterpiece of a JRPG introduces us to two new characters and full voice acting. The game is brought alive and is worth your time. Try it out, and you can thank me later.
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
This open-world RPG allows you to explore the old fantasy world of Skyrim filled with many creatures. This game is filled with action in contrast to our last entry. Slay monsters, explore the world, and fulfill your destiny in this game. This game will appeal to both new and old players of the game. It also contains a lot of bonus content, and it offers many new gimmicks that you can perform exclusively with the Nintendo Switch.
2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
The release of this game as a sequel was shocking when it was first announced. But the sequel gave us the experience to enjoy. This game introduces us to a new character with a new objective. Despite receiving some backlash from critics, the overall experience of the game makes up for its flaws.
It features beautiful visuals with its graphical design, a vast world waiting to be explored, a beautiful story that will get you carried away, and an intricate combat system making this a great game overall.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
There was no doubt about the fact whether this game would be on the list or not. The reason why a large number of people have bought the Nintendo Switch was just to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And they cannot be blamed. This game is popular and a fan-favorite for a reason.
It features a gorgeous graphical design and many complex puzzles for you to solve. The fights are engaging, and the game has many mechanics for you to learn to master it. Though the plot of the game may be lacking a bit, the overall experience of the game makes up for it.
Well, that is it for our list on a few great RPGs on the Nintendo Switch. Tell us if you agree with our picks and let us know any games that we have left out. Don’t forget to mention your favorite RPG, which is available on the Nintendo Switch right down below in the comments section.