10 Most Addictive Switch Games That Will Make Your Travelling Actually Enjoyable

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Looking for new Nintendo Switch games to get lost in? We’ve got you covered. On this list, we have picked out 10 of the most addictive Switch games currently available.

Chances are there will be at least one or two games on this list that you haven’t yet played, and we bet you you’ll enjoy them.

Without further delay, let’s get straight into the list.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is one of the highest rated games available and there’s good reason for it.

In Stardew Valley, you get to take over your grandfather’s old farm. Gameplay consists of managing your time and energy as effectively as possible to look after farm animals, craft items, mine for minerals, and interact with the local population.

Players can continue to build up their farm and then pursue romance with a local. The game draws a lot of inspiration from Harvest Moon, but it’s been built from the ground up to give the player even more choice and opportunity to explore the Stardew Valley universe.

It becomes very easy to get lost in Stardew Valley and completely forget about the outside world.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is a fun multiplayer team based third person shooter that becomes increasingly more difficult to put down the more you play it.

In Splatoon 2, you will spend most of your time in the multiplayer mode. Each player takes control of an inkling and must use their ink weapons to attack other players and paint objectives. There are a number of special weapons and items, a variety of game modes, and a ranked battle system.

Even with ranked, Splatoon 2 mostly takes the seriousness out of shooter games and takes a fun, lighthearted approach instead.

There’s also a singleplayer Hero Mode in Splatoon 2. With this, you can progress through a number of levels fighting against enemies known as the Octarions.

Rocket League

Rocket League is the kind of game that makes little sense until you’ve tried playing it. In Rocket League, you play a team vs team soccer game with vehicles. You can use rocket boosts and jumps to hit the ball.

Because of the physics in Rocket League, the complexities involved in manipulating the ball whilst in mid air can create for some very exciting gameplay. It’s very easy to get into Rocket League, but mastering it takes lots of skill and practice.

If you pick up Rocket League you’ll soon start to notice that the game is considered a serious competitive esport game.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle takes Mario and the raving rabbids to new territories. For those unfamiliar with it, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom battle is actually a turn based tactical strategy game. On one team, you have Mario and company, and on the other, you have imposter Rabbid versions of each character.

There’s a complex mission based singleplayer mode – this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The gameplay involves the player every step of the way, and it becomes very easy to convince yourself to do just one more battle.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition shares most of the same gameplay features as the mobile version. Even with that in mind, this version of Minecraft is still jam-packed with features.

It seems that whether you’ve never played Minecraft before or have already played it for hundreds of hours, it’s still very easy to jump into a new mode and lose yourself for a good few hours.

The survival and crafting aspects in Minecraft, mixed with the relatively peaceful slow paced gameplay make it one of the most chilled out games to play as well.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Everybody loves to get Mario Kart out at social gatherings or house parties, but there’s always that one person that seems to know how to master every race track with their eyes closed.

Those kinds of people have fallen victim to the problem that is Mario Kart addiction. If you play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you’ll find that it’s very easy to fall victim to this too.

Despite seeming like quite a casual game on the surface, it can become easy to get all too serious about trying to complete every last cup. After that, there’s online multiplayer to master.

Super Mario Odyssey

If you want another game you can get lost in for hours, give Super Mario Odyssey a try. It’s not addictive in the traditional sense that you find yourself not being able to put the game down, but you will find that when you do put the game down, hours will have gone by and you’ll have no idea how it happened.

Super Mario Odyssey expands on the same platforming elements seen in games like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, but it adds brand new game mechanics that put you into scenarios you’d never expect to find yourself in whilst playing a Mario game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Being able to play Skyrim on a portable device feels pretty special. Never has there ever been a time where such a huge, expansive RPG game has been made available on a portable device like this.

Yes, I get that it’s Skyrim and you’ve probably already played it to death right now, but when the alternative is smartphone games, I bet you’ll come crawling back to the Stormcloaks (or the Imperials.)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an action puzzle game that can suck you in faster than a black hole.

There’s so much depth within The Binding of Isaac that just a single playthrough won’t cut it. Oh no – if you get into it, you could easily get through the Binding of Isaac dozens of times over before you get bored of it.


Overcooked is a fun multiplayer Cooking Mama inspired game. In Overcooked, you and a friend must try to fulfill as many food orders as possible whilst avoiding fires, burnt food, or other kitchen catastrophes.

Overcooked is chaotic, hilarious, and surprisingly addictive. It’s also the perfect game to play on the Nintendo Switch because most Overcooked games are completed relatively quickly.


Have you played any of the Nintendo Switch games on this list yet? Which games have been your favourite so far?