The Nintendo Switch has been out for just over a year now.
With sales up, game developers are moving to the platform in flocks with re-releases, new IPs and the latest games from long-standing franchises.
It’s an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan.
Here are seven of the very best games that came out for the Switch in 2018.
Pokemon Let’s Go
Just over 20 years after the original Pokemon Yellow was released on the Game Boy, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee versions have been released.
Both versions of the game are directly based off of Pokemon Yellow and are a blast from the past for those fans who may be feeling nostalgic.
Likewise, the game is great for Switch gamers who may be new to the Pokemon franchise, or returning after some time out, as the game uses simple mechanics, brilliant humour and a streamlined battle/levelling system that doesn’t get boring!
If you are looking for a game you can play for hours literally ‘on the go’ this one is for you.
Super Mario Party
Compete against each other in a variety of Mario themed mini-games.
Super Mario Party is the 11th main instalment of the series and sold 1.5million copies in its first month, making it one of the best selling Switch titles to date.
You can play as Mario, Luigi, Rosalina, Dry Bones, Boo, Koopa Troopa, Hammer Bro, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Shy Guy, Bowser, Wario, and Waluigi (the legend).
Gameplay features up to four players taking turns and navigating the board in search of stars while competing against one another in the mini-games.
This game is great for when you have friends over and fancy playing some party games!
Undertale is swiftly becoming a cult-classic within the gaming world.
With its 2018 release on the Nintendo Switch, those without PCs can finally enjoy the memey, weird world that is Undertale.
You play the character of a child who has fallen through a magical barrier into an underworld where you must battle different monsters whilst traversing the underground to defeat the king, Asgore.
Players can take multiple approaches within the game, choosing to spare enemies or obliterate everything that stands in their way.
For the second time, FIFA 19 has made its way onto the Nintendo Switch
Any fan of footy would be mad not to pick this up.
Getting the practice in on the go has never been as easy as with FIFA 19 on the Switch.
The game itself has seen some dramatic upgrades with a new active touch system, the Champions League and much much more.
Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game in which players compete alongside computer-controlled AI opponents to grow their individual civilization from a small tribe to control of the entire planet across several periods of time.
The game went down as a massive success on the PC, and has had glowing reviews since its release on the Nintendo Switch this month.
If you are into strategy games that can keep you occupied for hours on end then this is your 2018 game of the year.
Mega Man 11
Released on the PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October the latest Mega Man game is similar to its predecessors with some revamped graphics, moves and levels.
The game has some great new bosses, levels and mechanics which make it enjoyable for those new to the series and hardcore Mega Man fans.
The 2.5D graphics style make the game simple and easy to play, perfect for a commute or when your bored and don’t feel like getting into a long game of Civilization VI.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Although this game is technically not out yet, the hype for it has been real amongst Nintendo Switch owners.
Out on the 7th December, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the fifth instalment of the game and will contain more fighting arenas and characters than any of its predecessors.
With 77 playable fighters in the game including the new additions of Incineroar from Pokemon, Isabelle from Animal Crossing and many more, the game is set to be bigger and better than ever.
If you haven’t asked Santa for a Christmas present yet, we would recommend this game in a pinch.