The Nintendo Switch has become one of the most widely popular consoles in the market right now. It is the perfect gaming console for all ages with its ability to play on the T.V. and on the go! The console has many hit games from Zelda: Breath of the Wild to more indie games like Undertale. You can also choose to play solo or together with your family and friends; the choice is entirely yours.

Christmas break is the perfect time to let all that stress out and delve into some video games on the Nintendo Switch. A lot of the games are on sale during the winter season, making this the perfect time to grab a new game. Here is a list of 31 Nintendo Switch Games for the 2020 holiday season.


1. Untitled Goose Game

Animal Games

$34.88 – Amazon

Untitled Goose Game gives you the opportunity of living out your dreams of becoming a goose and terrorizing innocent bystanders. Or is that just me? This charming puzzle solver requires you to use that smart fowl brain of yours to explore the world around you and play pranks on everyone around you.

Goose Game

2. Just Dance 2021

Ubisoft games

$49.99 – Amazon

Break out your inner dancing queen and show off to all of your friends with the Just Dance 2021 Edition. It comes with the latest hits from Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now to Lizzo Juice. Over 550 songs to choose from! You will surely find a song to groove to with this new release!

Dancing Game


3. Minecraft Dungeons

Team Game

$29.88 – Amazon

Team up with 4 of your friends to tackle mobs of zombies and explore hidden ruins in Minecraft Dungeons. Choose to be a tank, melee fighter, archer, or just a heavy hitter with customizable outfits and armor. Unlock dozens of unique weapons and items to defeat all your enemies with style.

Minecraft Dungeon Crawlers

4. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

$59.99 – Amazon

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a prequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild and tells the story of what happened before the great calamity fell upon Hyrule. Experience the land of Hyrule before darkness won! Play as Link, Zelda, and many more characters as they try to defend Hyrule against Calamity Ganon.

Four Champions of Hyrule

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash Bros.

$59.99 – Amazon

Play as your favorite characters across gaming history in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate like Pikachu, Sonic, and many more! Climate. Face off in a battle with up to 8 players with all-new stages and fighters. The game also supports 4 players local co-op and the ability to play whenever you want. A perfect game for the competitive player!

Nintendo Switch multiplayer games

6. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Army Game

$59.50 – Amazon

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has finally hit the Nintendo Switch with a revamped version of Pikmin. Grow your Pikmin into your very own army as you send them to defeat enemies, gather materials, and overcome obstacles. This new version will also allow you to play with another player cooperatively or head-to-head!

Pikamin 4 News

7. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Haunted Mansion Game

$59.50 – Amazon

Explore the haunted Last Resort Hotel and rescue Mario and Peach from the evil clutches of the hotel manager. Luigi’s Mansion 3 will test ghostbuster skills power as you solve puzzles and catch ghosts. You will also be able to control Gooigi, your gooey doppelganger, and help Luigi overcome difficult obstacles.

Ghost Dog in Luigi's Mansion

8. Super Mario Odyssey

Mario Odyssey Guide

$59.99 – Amazon

Mario must adventure across the globe with his new friend Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey to save Peach from the evil clutches of Browser. Explore each kingdom filled with surprises and capture and play as your enemies. Mario also has multiple outfits you can equip him with!

Bride Peach in Mario

9. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Dynamic Battle System Games

$49.50 – Amazon

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch tells the heartwarming tale of a young boy on a journey to save his mother from a terrible cast. Meet a cast of colorful, yet charming characters as you travel throughout this fantasy RPG world full of epic adventures.

Studio Ghibli Games

10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing villager tier list

$59.99 – Amazon

Enjoy a relaxing vacation on the comforts of your couch with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Talk with your villagers, celebrate birthdays, and decorate your island! You can also catch fish, bugs, hunt fossils, as you transform your island into a tropical paradise.

Animal Crossing guide

11. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age

action games for teens

$59.99 – Amazon

The classic tale of Dragon quest is updated with a new edition to the franchise with Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. Fight off the armies of darkness in both 2D and 3D. A must-have for fans of RPG and action-oriented games!

roleplaying games

12. Octopath Traveler

RPG games for teens

$59.99 – Amazon

8 travelers come across each other with everyone having a different purpose and mission. Will you play as a thief with honor or a dancing seeking revenge? Step into their shoes and choose your own path with Octopath Traveler.

World building games

13. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

online tabletop games

$39.99 – Amazon

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics brings you classic games like checkers, bowling, darts, and many more to your fingertips! Enjoy these classic games with your friends online or in-person.

Mini-games for multiplayer

14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo Switch Game

$59.99 – Amazon

Imagine racing through a tropical beach full of jumping fish or a road up in space made of rainbows. Mario 8 Deluxe brings the classic cart rider and adds in the classic Mario twist. You can race with up to 4 other players and play as characters from across the Mario series and other franchises as well!

Mario Games

15. Little Friends: Dogs & Cats

Pet Games on the Switch

$49.99 – Amazon

Have you ever wanted a dog, but don’t want the hassle of cleaning after them? Them, Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is the perfect replacement for a furry friend. Own up to 12 adorable pets as you care and tend to their needs.

Cat Owning Game

16. Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu!

Kid Games for Nintendo Switch

$59.99 – Amazon

Revisit the region of Kanto in Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu. Travel across the region with your partner Pikachu, collect badges, and defeat the evil Team Rocket. Perfect for kids at a young age that wants to start their Pokemon journey.

Pokemon game for kids

17. Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda Games on the Switch

$59.99 – Amazon

Explore Koholint Island in Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening and discover the hidden secrets throughout the island. As Link, you must awaken the Wind Fish and find a way back home.

Zelda & Link Games

18. Super Mario Party

Games to play with friends on the Nintendo Switch

$59.99 – Amazon

Super Mario Party is the perfect party game to play with friends! Move across the board gaining allies, while stealing coins and stars from your rivals. Only the best player will be crowned the Super Star!

Best Party Games on the Switch

19. Splatoon 2

Best Shooter Game for Kids

$59.99 – Amazon

The Inklings make a return in Splatoon 2 with even more crazy antics. Claim your turf in a colorful battle against a team of 4 players. Obtain new weapons to cover your opponents in pain from head to toe!

Rated PG13 Games

20. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The golden deer house of memes

$59.99 – Amazon

As a new professor at the Office Academy, it is your job to guide and mentor your students in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Choose between 3 houses: Black Eagles, Blue Lions, or the Golden Deers to lead. Grow your house and lead them into battle in this tactical RPG.

Best Strategy game on the switch

21. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

World Building Games

$59.99 – Amazon

The world is at your fingertips in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. Explore the war as you develop your empire that will last throughout history. Choose to wage war or peace on other empires. The choice is all yours.

best strategy game for the nintendo Switch

22. Yoshi’s Crafted World

$59.99 – Amazon

Partner up with Yoshi like never before in Yoshi’s Crafted World. Explore the world full of hidden treasures and get crafty as you solve puzzles in this 2-D platformer. Ask a friend to tag along and go on this adventure together!

cute games on the switch

23. Ring Fit Adventure

fitness game on the switch

$79.99 – Amazon

Get in shape with Ring Fit Adventure! Travel throughout a fantasy world as you perform exercises to defeat your enemies. The game also includes routine workouts for you and a rhythm mode.

getting in shape

24. Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Games on the switch

$59.99 – Amazon

Craft and customize your own Mario levels in Super Mario Maker 2. Choose from 2-D or 3-D designs and let your creativity run free. Play online with friends and test out your skills in thousands to levels created by players just like you!

Nintendo Mario Games

25. Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest builder game

$59.99 – Amazon

Craft minerals and build your town from scratch in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Team up with Malroth and your other villagers to defend your new town from monsters controlled by the Children of Hargon.

games like Minecraft

26. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

2020 Black Friday Deals

$59.99 – Amazon

The great hero Link wakes up after 100 years and discovers the world taken over by Calamity Ganon. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you explore the ruins of Hyrule, piecing back your memories as you solve puzzles and survive off the land.

games for Christmas this year

27. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Christmas games to get

$69.95 – Amazon

In the world of Alrest, humanity is forced to live on the back of giant beasts called Titan that float throughout the sea of clouds. Journey with Rex and Pyra as they find a way into Elysium, humanity’s last paradise. Test the power between a driver and his blade as you count through enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and 2

28. Pokemon Sword

pokemon games on the switch

$59.99 – Amazon

The region of Galar is known for its battling competitions and Dynamax Pokemon. In Pokemon Sword, you must journey throughout the region and collect 8 gym badges to become the Pokemon Champion. Collect over 300 Pokemon and make the perfect team!

Christmas deals on the switch

29. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Christmas wishlist

$39.99 – Amazon

The small town of Mineral Town is full of life with interesting characters, relaxing scenery, and more! Raise your animals, plant crops, fish, or enjoy the seasonal events. Live out the life you want in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town.

Harvest of moon games

30. Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl

Kid's Gift guide

$49.99 – Amazon

A high fantasy RPG that you can play along or with friends. Save your town and become a hero in Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl. Search for treasure throughout the dungeons and become a hero that everyone will remember.

roguelike RPG

31. The Survivalists

pixel games on the switch

$39.99 – Amazon

To survive on this deserted island, you must get crafty and build everything from scratch. In The Survivalists, you team up with 2 other castaways to thrive on this island paradise.

survival games

The holiday season is almost here, so it is the perfect time to take a break and enjoy a game or two. The Nintendo Switch has many games to pick from, but this list of 31 Nintendo Switch Games should help you narrow it down. Was there a game I missed that you enjoyed? Or did you ever play one of the games I mentioned? Let me know in the comments!


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