Launched in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch won a loyal fan base for one of its strengths: portability. Although it can be connected to a TV and used as a desktop console, the video game can be taken anywhere, allowing the player to enjoy their favorite titles wherever they want.
One thing is clear: the Nintendo Switch was never intended to be a direct competitor to the Xbox or PlayStation. It might sound crazy, but the fact that it’s a used console has made it the company’s best-selling console to date. The reason for this is that many gamers like the portable option to run their favorite titles or play their traditional exclusives.
Games like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild make it an attractive platform, especially for fans of Japanese RPG games, who find hits like Shin Megami Tensei V and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. However, the price of first-party games will keep the Japanese in their pocket. A big hit, currently priced at R$299 and in rare promotions starting at around R$200.
However, we must remember that the Nintendo Switch catalog goes beyond exclusives and brings some amazing titles. Many of them have been awarded for their unique proposition and quality, in addition to becoming huge sales successes. They deserve your attention and can entertain you for dozens of hours.
In this list, TudoCelular brings you 10 great Nintendo Switch games that can currently be purchased at a good price in the eShop, a portable digital store. Some of them go on sale almost every month and appear at even more attractive discounts. For better organization, we will start with the most expensive until we get to the cheapest.
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10 Two and a blind forest
- Date of issue: 03/11/2015
- Standard price: BRL 99.00
Ori and the Blind Forest, published by Microsoft, manages to be both a captivating and electrifying title that combines an exciting story with gameplay full of action and challenges.
The 2D game uses metroidvania elements and creates a beautiful world where you climb, jump, solve puzzles and encounter giant creatures. With many secrets, exploring will take up most of your time.
- Date of issue: 09/17/2020
- Standard price: BRL 92.46
Hades has become one of the best games of 2020 and is easily one of the best Nintendo Switch titles. This is a cheat that requires skill, patience and strategy from the player to complete. Among its highlights are the narrative, sharp gameplay, brutal action and tens of hours to complete it.
In the story, the player takes control of Zagreus, the immortal prince of the underworld, on a seemingly impossible mission: to escape from Hell. In this journey, you will use mythical powers and weapons to confront enemies from Olympus, mythological creatures and the hordes of a mighty god.
8 Okami HD
- Date of issue: 12/12/2017
- Standard price: BRL 83.00
The Capcom classic was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2007, and despite not being a commercial success, it was praised by specialized critics and warmly received by gamers. Inspired by The Legend of Zelda, this is a fantastic adventure game with stunning visuals and a fascinating world.
The player controls Amaterasu, a white wolf and sun goddess, who will have to use her celestial brush to confront enemies, solve puzzles and change the world around her. Its Japanese art style is still amazing, and the Nintendo Switch version is easily the best, as it uses the touchscreen to increase immersion in its mechanics.
7 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Date of issue: 06/08/2022
- Standard price: BRL 76.45
Bioware’s legendary Star Wars RPG is getting a remake for next-gen consoles, making it the perfect time to discover the original and experience its incredible narrative. It takes place thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy films, where the player takes on the role of the last hope of the Jedi Order as the Republic is on the verge of being taken over by the Sith.
The freedom of the title is incredible, allowing you to be the Jedi you want to be. Many fans consider it the definitive Star Wars title, and if you own a Nintendo Switch, it’s a must-have game for your collection.
6 Sonic Mania
- Date of issue: 15.08.2017
- Standard price: BRL 64
There’s no doubt that Sonic’s heyday in gaming was in the 90s, and despite trying to replicate the success of the 16-bit classic, the blue hedgehog hasn’t been able to successfully transition into the modern era. Fortunately, Sega realized this and decided to make a nostalgic version.
Although it doesn’t look like it, Sonic Mania was released in 2017 and is meant to work like an older Mega Drive title, from gameplay, graphics, and even level design. Its retro style perfectly matches the Nintendo Switch, and is also a must-have title for Blue Hedgehog fans.
5 cup heads
- Date of issue: 29.09.2017
- Standard price: BRL 49.90
Cuphead has one of the most amazing styles you’ll ever see in a game. But make no mistake: behind the colorful visuals and animals is a title that will test your patience with its high difficulty and insidious bosses.
Inspired by the classic design of the 1930s, this famous indie is one of the most unique experiences you’ll experience today. Although originally released on the Xbox One, it has appeared on more platforms and has become a must-have game on the Nintendo Switch.
4 in violation
- Date of issue: 27.02.2018
- Standard price: BRL 49.00
Into the Breach looks like a lost game from the Super Nintendo era, but this indie brings a dose of deep strategy. Developed by the same team behind the famous FTL: Faster Than Light, this is a tactical game where robots must travel back in time to stop an alien threat.
However, it has some very interesting elements. For example, you’ll know which opponents’ attacks are coming next, forcing you to act accordingly to stop them. If you fail the mission, your pilots will have to go back in time and start over, keeping all the skills and experience they’ve gained so far. If you’re into strategy, Into the Breach is a great choice on Nintendo Switch.
3 short hikes
- Date of issue: 04/05/2019
- Standard price: BRL 29.99
Short Hike is the most unusual game on this list. However, the exoticism is precisely its charm, making it perfect for a Sunday afternoon game. He brings Claire, an anthropomorphic bird, who needs to climb to the top of a mountain to receive a cell phone signal. Did you find it strange? Wait until you play.
It has an open world to explore, and while the main story isn’t too long, you’ll find plenty of distractions along the way. With a unique art style and fun gameplay, it’s a relaxing experience that fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch.
2 hollow knights
- Date of issue: 24.02.2017
- Standard price: BRL 27.99
The Nintendo Switch has many great 2D platformers like Sonic Mania and Ori and the Blind Forest, but the list wouldn’t be complete without Hollow Knight. This famous indie is considered a masterpiece and has gained a massive fan base.
Combining fast-paced battles with quests, Hollow Knight is an adventure with a unique atmosphere and charming art direction. Don’t be fooled by its beautiful graphics, which look as if they were drawn by hand: it is very difficult and will test all your skills.
1 Stardew Valley
- Date of issue: 26.02.2016
- Standard price: BRL 24.99
Looking for a quieter adventure to relax on the couch or in a hammock on your balcony? Stardew Valley is one of the most popular indies of all time and also won a version for Nintendo Switch. Inspired by the classic Harvest Moon, it’s a simulation of farm life, but with a few surprises.
As scary as it sounds, Stardew Valley also features exciting activities like building relationships with the townspeople, hunting for treasure, and the biggest challenge of all: finding love!