Last updated date: May 14, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Nintendo Switch Games and dug through the reviews from 5 of the most popular review sites including Top Reviews, Trusted Reviews, Metacritic, Nintendo Life, US Gamer and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Nintendo Switch Game you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 137 expert reviews, the Microsoft Minecraft placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,928 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It runs smoothly with standard console controls.
- Trusted Reviews
May 15, 2017 | Full review
What’s immediately striking about Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is the level at which the game performs; it does pretty well as a home console port and absolutely incredibly as a portable version. Extensive play in both docked and undocked mode never once - in our experience - saw the framerate take any noticeable dip below 60fps, and the draw distance seems to be about the same as the Wii U version when docked.
- Nintendo Life
May 11, 2017 | Full review
So the world size is big enough and like all the console editions, the Switch Edition benefits over of the Pocket Edition from having a standard spec: every Switch is the same, so the developers had something to target.
- US Gamer
What experts didn't like
Resolution tops out at 720p, even when docked.
- Trusted Reviews
May 15, 2017 | Full review
Another point worth mentioning is that the online mode does not allow for in-game audio chat as of the time of writing.
- Nintendo Life
May 11, 2017 | Full review
Online play is a bit odd on Minecraft Switch Edition. You can't invite others to join your game.
- US Gamer

From The Manufacturer

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Build anything you can imagine with unlimited resources in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival, journeying across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. Will you hide from monsters or craft tools, armor and weapons to fight back? No need to go alone! Share the adventure with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online! Minecraft is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever! Build anything you can imagine in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. Discover tons of community creations and share the adventure with friends across different platforms! Mojang 2009-2018. "Minecraft" is a trademark of Mojang Synergies AB. Online multiplayer requires a subscription to online service (sold separately) and a network connection. Online multiplayer will be free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018.

Overall Product Rankings

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 15
2. Super Mario Odyssey
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 26
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 14
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 12
5. Minecraft
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 14
8. Splatoon 2
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 10
10. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 16

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