10 great Nintendo Switch games to give away this Christmas

We have recently been able to read a few reviews saying that the Switch has not had a good catalog this year. That it could have been much better and it has stayed a little at half throttle. And although it is true to some extent and we have not seen as many AAA titles as we expected, the truth is that there have also been many pleasant surprises.

In today's post we take a look at 10 of the best games that have come out during this 2018 for Nintendo Swtich. A good list to keep in mind if we are thinking of giving video games to our partner, friends or family this Christmas and we are not very clear where the shots are going this year.

The 10 best Nintendo Switch games to give away this Christmas 2018

It should be noted that this ranking is totally personal. Also indicate that we left out of the list all those games published in 2017, such as Super mario oddisey or Zelda: Breath of the Wild (two of the top rated games on this console, on the other hand).

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Nintendo's biggest release of all of 2018, and the best Smash Bros to date. It is the most complete delivery, with more than 70 playable characters, story mode and a multiplayer with hours and hours of fun.

This is a game that stands out from the rest of fighting games thanks to its distinctive game mechanics. The definitive crossover with the most famous characters in the world of video games. Fan service from start to finish.

Amazon | Buy Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Bayonetta 2

Another exclusive Wii U release that also had its chance on Switch this year. The perfect gift for lovers of the most frenetic and crazy hack’n’slash, Bayonetta 2 is a benchmark in the genre.

Pretty girls with guns, lots of black leather, lots of giant monsters and an overall parody tone that go along with it to deliver truly exquisite gameplay. Fun in abundance.

Amazon | Buy Bayonetta 2

Octopath Traveler

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year, and a perfect Christmas gift for lovers of the JRPG genre. It has retro 16-bit graphics that recall the most glorious times of the Super Nintendo, when the Chrono Trigger and the Secret of Mana beat it in half the world.

We are facing an RPG with turn-based combat, with 8 characters to choose from each with their corresponding stories that apply several layers of depth to the game. An immersive and artistically prodigious title.

Amazon | Buy Octopath Traveler

Dead cells

Dead Cells belongs to the RogueVania genre, a MetroidVania (platform action) that works under Roguelike dynamics (randomly generated dungeon exploration). All this with 2D combat in the Dark Souls style.

Each game is different, since when we die, we gain experience and we can unlock new improvements and skills. It is a game that in many ways is reminiscent of the Rogue Legacy, but with better graphics and greater depth. One of the best for Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Amazon | Buy Dead Cells

Dragon ball fighterz

One of the most anticipated ports by fans of Nintendo and Dragon Ball. After passing through Playstation and Xbox, the Arc System Works game has landed on Nintendo Switch with great success.

This Dragon Ball FighterZ is a breath of fresh air within the franchise, with truly frantic 2.5D combat. It is full of nods to the original series, and plays with a great asset: it is one of those games that attracts almost everyone: it is colorful, easy to play and incredibly difficult to master 100%. A modern classic.

Amazon | Buy Dragon Ball FighterZ

Mario Tennis Aces

Mario puts on the tennis suit again for one of the few original Nintendo Switch triple A's in 2018. The Mario Tennis on Wii dazzled many players, and the truth is that the continuation of the saga does not disappoint.

A new story mode, combats, missions, all of this make this title a tennis game that flees from pure and simple simulation to enter the arcade genre in the most fun way possible. It is true that it falls a little short in terms of content and that it can be frustrating at times, but it is compensated by a replayability that is unparalleled.

Amazon | Buy Mario Tennis Aces

Mega man 11

Following the Mega Man X Legacy Collection compilation comes the first “modern” Mega Man title in years. Mega Man 11 collects all the elements that made Capcom's blue bomber famous and updates them with exquisite graphics and new gameplay dynamics and abilities.

A really difficult platform that will make you sweat until you get the hang of it. The essence of the game remains intact: 8 levels with their corresponding final boss. The good thing is that it is also a game that can be obtained for just 25 euros. Well, nice and cheap (for now only in digital format, yes).

Nintendo | Buy Mega Man 11 (Digital)

Super mario party

The perfect local multiplayer for gatherings with friends or family. 80 new minigames with a much better rhythm than in previous installments, the new Mario Party is a kind of hypervitamin Monopoly: a board, some dice and many spades in between.

Various obstacles have been included on the boards to make the maps more entertaining, with a new 2v2 cooperative mode, Torrent Adventure mode, and minigames that are the real life of the party.

Amazon | Buy Super Mario Party

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Port of one of the best Wii U games. Donkey Kong is one of the star franchises of those from Kyoto, and if they had brought Mario Kart and Captain Toad to the Switch, it would not be less our favorite gorilla with a tie .

As in all Donkey Kong Country, this is a platform game that at first seems easy, but that requires a certain art and mastery to be mastered. A magnificent graphic and sound section, together with a masterful level design, make this Tropical Freeze one of the best releases of Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Amazon | Buy Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Sonic Mania Plus

Leaving aside the unfortunate Sonic Forces from last year, Sega makes a clean slate with Sonic Mania Plus, the definitive version of the 2017 Sonic Mania. A title that takes the best of the classic Sonic from the Mega Drive and Sega CD with the inclusion of new mechanics and scenarios.

It has 12 frenetic levels, each with 2 phases and a corresponding final boss. A platform game like the old ones, with a very well managed difficulty curve calculated to the millimeter. The best way to fall in love again with our once beloved blue hedgehog.

Amazon | Buy Sonic Mania Plus

Almost all of these titles have come out in physical format, but there have also been big digital releases worth mentioning, in addition to Mega Man 11. Games like Light blue, INSIDE or Hollow knight They have put the mark of quality in a catalog that already has more than 1,400 games. If we are thinking of giving away video games this Christmas, any of the above mentioned are a quality bet.

And what do you say, what has been your favorite Nintendo Switch game in 2018?

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