Uncharted Escapes: Top Nintendo Switch Adventure Games in 2024

The Nintendo Switch continues to be a haven for all the adventure seeking gamers worldwide. Whether you crave epic quests, heartwarming stories, or brain-twisting puzzles, the Switch offers a diverse range of adventure games to ignite your imagination and uncharted escapes.

Here’s a curated list of some of the best you can play in 2024:

Sr. NoName of the GameMetacritic Rating
10.The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom96
9.Hollow Knight90
8.Animal Crossing: New Horizons90
7.Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown88
6.The Disco Elysium: The Final Cut86
5.Bayonetta 292
4.Super Mario RPG80
3.Pokemon: Sword & Shield80
2.Splatoon 383
1.Metroid Dread 88

10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Metacritic Rating: 96
Date of Release: May 12, 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, released in 2023 for the Nintendo Switch, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild. It expands on the open-world exploration by adding the ability to traverse the vast skies above Hyrule. Solve environmental puzzles, face a new threat, and experience an epic adventure in a transformed Hyrule.

9. Hollow Knight 

Metacritic Rating: 90
Date of Release: June 12, 2018

Hollow Knight  isn’t your typical princess rescue. Descend into the decaying depths of Hallownest, a hauntingly beautiful ruined kingdom. Master challenging combat, uncover the kingdom’s dark secrets, and face off against thrilling bosses in this acclaimed Metroidvania classic.

8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Metacritic Rating: 90
Date of Release: March 20, 2020

Build your dream escape in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch (2020)! Craft, befriend animal neighbours, and unwind on your customised island paradise. This life-sim charmer reflects actual seasons for a relaxing adventure.

7. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Metacritic Rating: 86
Date of Release: Jan 18, 2024

Warp into action with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (2024) for Switch! Play as Sargon, wielding time-bending combat and acrobatics to save a prince in a cursed Persian world. Explore, fight, and restore balance in this epic adventure.

6. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut  

Metacritic Rating: 86
Date of Release: Mar 30, 2021

A unique blend of adventure and RPG, Disco Elysium casts you as an amnesiac detective unravelling a murder mystery. Explore a rich world, engage in witty dialogue choices, and develop your character’s unique personality.

5. Bayonetta 2

Metacritic Rating: 92
Date of Release: Oct 24, 2014

Bayonetta returns in Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch! This stylish action game throws you back into the high-octane world of the Umbra Witch. Unleash devastating combos, master bullet-time witching hours, and conquer outrageous enemies in a non-stop action extravaganza. Originally a Wii U title in 2014, this Switch version lets you experience Bayonetta’s epic adventure on the go!

4. Super Mario RPG

Metacritic Rating: 84
Date of Release: Nov 17, 2023

Super Mario RPG returns for Nintendo Switch! This revamped classic features gorgeous 3D graphics while keeping the original’s turn-based battles and quirky charm. Team up with Mario’s crew, unleash “Triple Moves,” and rediscover a timeless adventure! Perfect for fans and newcomers alike.

3. Pokemon: Sword & Shield

Metacritic Rating: 80
Date of Release: Nov 15, 2019 

In Pokémon Sword & Shield (2019, Switch),  explore the UK-inspired Galar region! Choose your starter (Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble) and battle Gyms, thwart Team Yell, and uncover legendary secrets!

2. Splatoon 3

Metacritic Rating: 83
Date of Release: Sep 9, 2022

Splatoon 3 (2022) splashes back with ink-fueled fun! Paint the town (or Splatlands) in Turf Wars with new moves and a bow-shaped weapon. Unravel mysteries in story mode, then team up for co-op Salmon Run battles. Splatoon fun splatted fresh!

1. Metroid Dread

Metacritic Rating: 88
Date of Release: Oct 8, 2021

Metroid Dread (2021) reignites the 2D Metroid saga on the Nintendo Switch. Samus Aran returns to a haunted planet rumoured to harbour the deadly X parasite. Navigate sprawling environments, acquire powerful new abilities, and battle menacing creatures in this suspenseful side-scrolling adventure. The game offers a thrilling mix of exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving, making it a must-play for both Metroid veterans and newcomers.

Summary

This list barely scratches the surface of the incredible adventures available on the Nintendo Switch. With a diverse range of genres, styles, and stories, there’s a perfect adventure waiting for every kind of gamer. So, grab your Switch, buckle up, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey!