top 10 best Nintendo Switch exclusive games

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Due to low sales of the first Wii U, the eighth installment of Mario Kart was able to enjoy a second wind in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe thanks to a souped-up, remastered version.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

If Galaxy saw him shoot into space and Sunshine let him cool off on vacation, Super Mario Odyssey saw Nintendo's tiny, mustache plumber go on a global journey around the world.

Super Mario Odyssey

Developers best known for their other stylish action hits like Bayonetta and Vanquish, Platinum Games has created something special in its first Nintendo Switch exclusive: Astral Chain.

Astral Chain

They said it couldn't be done, but in 2018 we got confirmation in a Nintendo Direct announcement that every known playable fighter from Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2020 wasn't fun for a lot of reasons, but the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch was definitely more delicious to be inside.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

After what seemed like an endless avalanche of ports from the 3DS, the Nintendo Switch finally got a new and exclusive entry in Capcom's beast-slaying series in Monster Hunter: Rise.

Monster Hunter: Rise

Luigi's Mansion 3 easily makes our list of the 10 best Nintendo Switch exclusive games outright because it balances charm and playfulness to an almost perfect degree.

Luigi's Mansion 3

Just when you think Nintendo can't bottle up the nostalgia any better than the subtle callbacks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening