The Nintendo Switch stock park is getting bigger and bigger month after month. The hybrid console offers many quality games that cover any genre, among the exclusives signed by the Grande N, leading third-party productions, and an almost boundless indie landscape.
In particular, among the RPGs, it is possible to find numerous exponents deserving to be part of their collection: whether they are Japanese or Western-style productions, whether they are turn-based or action, there is enough material to satisfy even the more demanding palates looking for a great, long adventure. Here are 10 of the best RPGs released on Switch since its debut in March 2017:
A title with dark colors and a rigid degree of challenge, where every single move must be studied with great attention to prevent the members of our party from going against a definitive death. Darkest Dungeon is a very complex and nuanced title, not suitable for everyone given its serious difficulty and the strategic elements underlying the game mechanics. But everything works so well that it gives great satisfaction to all those who want to test their skills, regardless of the dangers that haunt the countless dungeons of the Red Hook Studios title.
Bravely Default II
The new episode of the series proved to be an intriguing and engaging RPG. Taking up the mechanics of the illustrious predecessors seen on 3DS, Bravely Default II offers a completely new story and characters, protagonists of a great adventure in the continent of Excillant that offers many surprises and exciting fights against Bosses in large quantities. Too bad only for a difficulty not balanced to perfection, which would have given a different edge to the Square-Enix production.
Divinity: Original Sin II
An old-school RPG signed by the talented guys of Larian Studios landed on Switch in its definitive edition. The second chapter of Divinity: Original Sin further perfects what has already been seen in the excellent first episode, offering even deeper interactivity with the game world and increasingly difficult and engaging challenges. With over a hundred hours of adventure to go through, this massive production will keep you busy for a long time.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Arrived on Switch in its full ” S ” version, Dragon Quest XI has established itself as one of the best exponents of its historical series of belonging. Everything that made the series produced by Square-Enix great is here: an engaging story, a boundless world, and spectacular battles against a very varied bestiary. An unmissable work for those who love the genre.
A welcome tribute to the greatest JRPGs of the past, such as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger, Octopath Traveler offers a new approach to adventure, allowing us to take on the role of eight different heroes, each with their specific characteristics, their own story and a mission to carry completely. Their fireplaces will intertwine to give life to a long journey made of adrenaline-fueled fights and evocative places to discover.
Monster Hunter Rise
The sixth main episode of the Capcom series quickly established itself as one of the best titles available on the Nintendo hybrid console, proving to be a bestseller. Monster Hunter Rise is yet another great episode of the franchise, providing fans with a huge map to explore and full of monsters to hunt through a well-blended mix of old and new mechanics. Undoubtedly among the best titles released in 2021.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The now-famous classic of Bethesda has been revived in all sauces over the years, but the idea of being able to play the epic of Dovahkiin in portability among the immense lands of Skyrim is what makes this version special, convincingly converted between the other. Among so many quests to follow, a world full of secrets to discover, and epic battles to face, Skyrim is still today a classic capable of keeping you glued to the screen.
From the genius of Toby Fox comes one of the most original and surprising RPGs ever made. A work that focuses strongly on unusual mechanics, mixing the typical turn-based battle system of the genre with elements taken from bullet hell to attack or defend against the enemy offensive. But in Undertale, the fight is not necessarily the only way, leaving the player the total freedom to decide whether to make friends with every creature that populates that forgotten underworld, “defeating” the opponents through dialectic and cunning. This, combined with a masterful soundtrack, a memorable story, and characters characterized to perfection, make Undertale a fantastic product.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
A port that seemed impossible, and instead, CD Projekt RED was able to give life to a small technological miracle. Without obviously reaching the technical and visual wonders of the other versions on the market, The Witcher 3 also makes a good impression on Switch and allows you to play wherever you want the memorable adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Even in the smallest of secondary assignments, a great story and meticulous care make Wild Hunt one of the most important titles of the last decade of gaming.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
One of the best titles for Wii comes to life on Switch, also making improvements to the control system and keeping intact all the great qualities seen in the original version. Xenoblade Chronicles is still a brilliant and spectacular title in all its components, from the combat system to the characterization of the scenarios. Unmissable for those who have not had the good fortune to play it at the time of its first release.
And if you wish, there would still be many other RPGs that could attract the attention of fans of the genre: from the excellent conversions of Dark Souls and Diablo III to the complete re-release of Pillars of Eternity, passing through other interesting Japanese productions such as the third and fourth episode of the Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. All without forgetting Pokémon Sword & Shield, which will certainly attract the biggest long-time fans of pocket monsters.