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  • Writer's pictureLaMar Bridges

Addictive Nintendo Switch games you can lose yourself into

Here are the most addicting games to play on the Nintendo Switch today.


The Nintendo Switch is considered to be ahead of its time and has paved the way for other handheld gaming devices, such as the Steam Deck and the Lenovo Legion Go. However, we have been pondering which game on the Switch has become the most addictive.


I searched for the most addicting Nintendo Switch game and the top 10 most addicting games on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to our Reddit post, we have the games. You can check out the Link here. Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Switch/comments/1c6fsxi/whats_your_most_addictive_game_on_the_switch/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web3x&utm_name=web3xcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button


5 of the most Addictive games to get you hooked


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

Release Date: 2017

Console: Wii U/ Nintendo Switch 

Developers: Nintendo



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game that could help change the Souls gaming community.  Originally released on the Nintendo Wii U, BOTW found its glory once released on the Nintendo Switch. 


BOTW is one of the most addictive games to play on the Switch. It has to be the vast open world you experience when playing. It was not linear for a Legend of Zelda game, and you, as the player, could go where Link has never gone in Hyrule. The world had a tremendous dynamic weather environment that, at times, could cost the player or be used to your advantage. 


Breath of the Wild was the first Zelda game to allow the players to choose how they wanted to approach the story. You could follow the path laid out for you or go straight to Calamity Ganon and try to take him out, thus beating the game. 


Stardew Valley

Release Date: 2016

Developer: ConcernedApe 



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Stardew Valley


Stardew Valley is an enchanting country-life RPG in which you inherit your grandfather's old farm plot, armed with hand-me-down tools. 


Stardew Valley is a game within a game that's also within another game called Stardew Valley. This little pixel top-down view gives players the freedom to do almost anything. It's a farm simulator, a dungeon crawler, a dating sim, and sometimes a walking sim. 


The magic that makes this game so addictive has to be the engaging gameplay loop. Players plant, tend their farm animals, and make or break relationships while mining in the mine Stardew Valley. The day-to-day cycle always brings different challenges for the new day.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Release Date: 2018

Developers: Bandi Namco Studios

Publisher: Nintendo 



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a thrilling fighting game that takes characters like Mario and Link from the Legend of Zelda from different gaming eras and shows and puts them in a battle arena, allowing players to decide who is the best in ultimate combat. 


 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has captivated players for six to seven years because of its custom rule set. This set allows players to set the rules for how each match will go, which can be set randomly, always making the battle on an even playing field. 


The thrill of unlocking characters always fuels the addiction to playing the game, whether through the World of Light campaign or four matches that pop up on the screen, " a New Challenger," keeping the excitement and addictiveness pumping in our veins. 


Not to mention, there are diverse player-choice characters like Snake from Metal Gear Solid and Incineroar from the anime Pokemon; there is a character and a precise combat style that fits the play style. 



Animal Crossing: New Horizon

Release Date: 2019

Developer: Nintendo EPD



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Animal Crossing


Animal Crossing: New Horizon is a game developed by Nintendo that puts players on an Island and lets them create the Island as they see fit. Thanks to the limitless customization and seasonal updates. 


The addictive allure is blended with a hint of relaxation, creativity, and social interaction in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Many cozy gamers will put this game on the top of their list, thanks to the warm, relaxing colors and sound that Animal Crossing has in the game. 


The game offers much customization, as it is your Island and you are the mayor. The game provides charming simplicity in daily tasks like fishing and bug catching while decorating the Island. 


Slay the Spire

Release Date: 2019

Developer: Mega Crit

Publisher: Humble Bundle



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Slay the Spire


Slay the Spire is a roguelike deckbuilding game that uses dungeon elements with a mixture of cards for battling. 


What people say about Slay the Spire so addictive is the depth this game brings and how simple this game can be while also providing a deep dive the further you play. People loved how much the difficulty can be on the far end of the playing field. The game gives you a chance to learn its system.


On the other hand, the Ascension adds an extra challenge to your run, making you think you have learned enough and get hit by a new level of difficulty. 


Balatro

Release Date: 2024

Developer: LocalThunk

Publisher: Playstack



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Balatro

Balatro is a poker-inspired roguelike deck-building game about creating powerful synergy and winning big. 


Balatro can be addictive because of its difficulty curve, which strikes the perfect balance between being easy to pick up and hard to master. The many combinations Balatro offers offer enormous possibilities for deckbuilding.


Splatoon 3

Release Date: 2022

Developer: Nintendo EPD

Publisher: Nintendo



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Splatoon 3


Splatoon is one of the most vibrant and stylish games in your library. It's the perfect game that will have you always itching for one more match. What helps players love Splatoon 3 is how easy it is to understand, and it is one of the best third-person shooters for the Nintendo Switch.


Hades

Release Date: 2020

Developers: Supergiant Games

Publisher: Supergiant Games



5 Addictive games on the Switch
Hades


Hades is an action RPG roguelike dungeon crawler that has some of the most action a game can have with a story that has multiple endings. 


The most addicting game elements can keep any player willing to spend hours just trying to reach the next level. Each run, you can change different weapons and power-ups, giving you a chance to reach the end, only to be met with a new, challenging foe. 


100s lost on each game

These are the most addictive games playable on the Nintendo Switch, and as you can see, there is a huge range of genres to select from. I have found a game for you to play, from the vast world of Hyrule to the amazing and beautiful Island of Animal Crossing. These are the most Addictive games to play on your Nintendo Switch today. 


I have been addicted to playing Super Mario Bros. Wonder on my Nintendo Switch Lite. Something about that game has me, and I am sure many of you have been playing this addictive game for hours, just trying to complete that secret level. 


Something about the fresh take on the classic game has definitely got me addicted to it. If there are any games you think I should have included on the list, comment on my Facebook page, and let's start the conversation.

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