50 Best 2D games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 50 2D games for Nintendo Switch daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo Switch. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash released the 7 April 2021 and ranked #43, Balloon Girl released the 30 March 2021 and ranked #22, One Escape released the 26 March 2021 and ranked #39.

1# Foregone - 2020

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Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies to save Calagan.

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2# Unto The End - 2020

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Unto The End is a hand-crafted cinematic platformer about a desperate journey home. Master combat through improvisation and observation in intense sword fights. Spot opportunities to use artifacts and trade supplies. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?

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3# Killer Queen Black - 2019

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An epic, platform strategy game for up to eight players online or locally. Play Killer Queen Black casually in quickplay matches, up the intensity in ranked matches, or invite friends to a private room. Easy to play, hard to master, fun for all!

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4# Sonic Mania - 2017

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Sonic Mania is an all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.

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6# Disc Room - 2020

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Are you ready to get sliced in half? The year is 2089 and a giant disc has appeared in orbit of Jupiter. Step into the oversized space suit of a brave scientist and explore this sprawling intergalactic slaughterhouse.

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7# Speed Limit - 2021

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Speed Limit is a non-stop genre-warping arcade experience that never slows down. No cuts, no lapses in the chaos, Speed Limit is an old-school action extravaganza boiled down to its core elements: Hard. Fast. Addictive.

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8# Rivals of Aether - 2017

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RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players locally or up to two players online.

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9# A Day - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game A Day
Screenshot of the video game A Day
Screenshot of the video game A Day

In A Day you'll be able to control 8 different characters in a 2D side-scrolling open map: give them life by chaining their actions and reach for the highest score possible! This day is yours to make!

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10# Alwa's Legacy - 2020

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Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.

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11# Iconoclasts - 2018

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Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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12# Earth's Dawn - 2015

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Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses!

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13# Splasher - 2017

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Splasher is a 2D platformer that offers arcade action. With a powerful and surprising paint canon the player will have to face great challenges and use all his skills to rescue the Splashers. These little fellows are working as peons in a big factory, Inkorp. The Evil ruler of the company, Le Docteur, has insane plans that threatens them all with a terrible fate. Along his journey, the player will have to master the power of his paint cannon. He will soon find out that each color offers special abilities, from crazy bouncing to sticking to walls, or even tricking encounters and changing their behaviour. The game will offer more than twenty levels, a time attack mode with leaderboards, epic boss fights and many other cool features.

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15# Double Pug Switch - 2020

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Double Pug Switch is the debut title of The Polygon Loft, Two pugs are better than one in this stylised, challenging platformer putting you in control of a mischievous dog with a unique dimension-swapping power! Challenge yourself with side-scrolling alternative dimension switching mania requiring lightning quick reflexes to jump, hop, and dimension swap your way to victory. Whether you’re a seasoned platformer or just can’t get enough of pugs, Double Pug Switch has something for you.

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16# Medulla - 2020

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Medulla is a puzzle-platformer adventure game set in a dream-like scenery. A young character travels through the places and environments where various strange obstacles and seemingly illogical puzzles appear. Various beautifully hand-crafted landscapes create confusing and mysterious aura.

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18# What Comes After - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game What Comes After
Screenshot of the video game What Comes After
Screenshot of the video game What Comes After

What Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure and a short heartwarming story about learning how to love yourself. Help Vivi in her journey on the train to the afterlife and back.

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19# Tanuki Justice - 2020

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Inconspicuous combination of a platformer bullet hell with cute, pixel graphics. Tanuki Justice will challenge your precision jumping and shuriken throwing skills!

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20# Horned Knight - 2021

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Horned Knight is a challenging 2D action-platformer where you must overcome all fears, enemies, and traps as the Hero Knight. Rewrite destiny, with your trusty sword, young Knight - the realm depends on it!

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21# Bladed Fury - 2018

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An action game set in the Ancient China, bringing players addictive experiences with its unique Chinese traditional art-style and sound design.

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23# Spooky Chase - 2020

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A game that makes YOU your own worst enemy! Run from enemies that you created, capture the flag, survive your past decisions in this challenging 2d platformer game!

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24# The StoryTale - 2019

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The StoryTale - is a fairy tale platformer where everything goes bing-bang-boom, but everybody remain alive and healthy. It's a game where you constantly forget the spells and the weapons are cursed. But even in the midst of the swirling action you can stop and think over the next step.

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