5 games to start on the console
You received a Nintendo Switch at Christmas and you don’t know which games to start with? Here are 5 must-have titles for beginners.
At Christmas, whether you are big or small, you may have received a Nintendo Switch console as a gift. If so, then you must be wondering which game to start with, knowing all the multitude of titles available on the console. Do not panic, here is the list of our 5 essentials to start on the console. It remains to be seen which of them you will be seduced by.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
It’s the number 1 game on Nintendo Switch. Since 2017, the last Zelda to date (not counting the remaster of Skyward Sword) is unbeatable, and for good reason. This is one of the most beautiful open-world adventures the console has seen so far, both visually and story-wise. It therefore goes without saying that it is a safe bet for anyone who would like to embark on an accessible and magnificent epic, even without knowing the universe of Zelda. Its sequel, called Tears of the Kingdomis coming this year so it’s time to dive into it!
Animal Crossing New Horizons
With even greater peace of mind, you can risk-free try your luck with Animal Crossing New Horizons. If it was already a must-have since March 2020, the content updates have managed to revive interest in the game with incredible features and a first paid DLC that we hastened to buy. If you’re just starting out, ACNH will allow you to practice your hand in a cocooning and pressure-free universe.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Bestsellers since the dawn of time on Nintendo consoles, Mario Kart did well with its eighth opus. New objects, new characters, new vehicles and new circuits are at the rendezvous in this game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe even introduces a most amazing concept of gravity, for races that take place in the air or even under water. To discover alone or with others without further delay! Also don’t forget the additional circuit pass which gives you access to 48 additional races for €24.99.
Nintendo Switch Sports
If you like to move, Nintendo Switch Sports is made for you ! Continuation of the mythical Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, the game offers you the opportunity to indulge in 7 different disciplines, including bowling, tennis, chambara, golf and football. All remixed with a more than modern and easy to use gameplay. All you have to do is be better than your family or friends. The online mode also allows you to measure yourself against the whole world as soon as you take the lead.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
In the category of open world games, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a superb entry that will make you rediscover the mythical franchise with a new eye. The Hisui region opens its arms to you, long before it became Sinnoh for connoisseurs. This is currently one of the games Pokemon the most original and entertaining, although the latest Pokemon Purple and Scarlet are not bad either if we ignore the graphic optimization.
A few other suggestions
Since its release in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has only bolstered its catalog of games, so there’s a huge amount you can download across several different genres. If our selection didn’t really inspire you, here are some other titles that might interest you. Otherwise, here is our selection of the best games to rediscover on Nintendo Switch OLED or our selection of 10 perfect games for beginners.
Mario Party Superstars
Pokemon Unite (free)
The Layton Adventure: Katrielle and the Millionaire Conspiracy
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super mario odyssey
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Kirby and the Forgotten World
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